CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) and S&P Global (NYSE:MHP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CoreLogic and S&P Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoreLogic $1.91 billion 2.03 $404.81 million $1.09 42.19
S&P Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CoreLogic has higher revenue and earnings than S&P Global.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.9% of CoreLogic shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of CoreLogic shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CoreLogic and S&P Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoreLogic 4.99% 17.07% 4.48%
S&P Global 30.28% 186.79% 21.01%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for CoreLogic and S&P Global, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoreLogic 1 3 3 0 2.29
S&P Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

CoreLogic currently has a consensus target price of $44.14, indicating a potential downside of 4.02%. Given CoreLogic’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CoreLogic is more favorable than S&P Global.

Summary

CoreLogic beats S&P Global on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

CoreLogic Company Profile

CoreLogic, Inc. is a provider of property information, analytics and data-enabled services. The Company provides detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, property risk and replacement cost, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. Its segments include Property Intelligence (PI), Risk Management and Work Flow (RMW), and Corporate. The Property Intelligence segment owns or licenses real property, mortgage and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, property risk and replacement cost, natural hazard data, geospatial data, parcel maps and mortgage-backed securities information. The RMW segment owns or licenses real property information, mortgage information and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, natural hazard data, parcel maps, employment verification, criminal records and eviction records.

S&P Global Company Profile

S&P Global Inc., formerly McGraw Hill Financial Inc., is a provider of ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Ratings, which provides credit ratings, research and analytics to investors, issuers and other market participants; Market and Commodities Intelligence, which offers multi-asset-class data, research and analytical capabilities that integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services, and deliver their customers in the commodity and energy markets access to information, data, analytic services and pricing and benchmarks, and S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices), which is an index provider that maintains a range of valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers and institutional investors. The Company’s subsidiary, CRISIL Limited (CRISIL), is a global analytical company and a provider of ratings, data and research, analytics and solutions.

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