S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) and theglobe.com (OTCMKTS:TGLO) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for S&P Global and theglobe.com, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
S&P Global presently has a consensus price target of $309.57, indicating a potential downside of 6.04%. Given S&P Global’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe S&P Global is more favorable than theglobe.com.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
83.0% of S&P Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of theglobe.com shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of S&P Global shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 72.3% of theglobe.com shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares S&P Global and theglobe.com’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|S&P Global||$6.70 billion||11.85||$2.12 billion||$9.53||34.57|
S&P Global has higher revenue and earnings than theglobe.com.
Risk & Volatility
S&P Global has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, theglobe.com has a beta of 5.04, meaning that its stock price is 404% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares S&P Global and theglobe.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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S&P Global beats theglobe.com on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About S&P Global
S&P Global Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The company operates through four segments: S&P Global Ratings (Ratings), S&P Global Market Intelligence (Market Intelligence), S&P Global Platts (Platts), and S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices). The Ratings segment offers credit ratings, research, and analytics to investors, corporations, governments, municipalities, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and other debt issuers. The Market Intelligence segment provides multi-asset-class data, research, and analytical capabilities, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services to investment managers, investment banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, commercial banks, corporations, professional services firms, government agencies, and regulators. The Platts segment offers essential price data, analytics, and industry insights for the commodity and energy markets. It serves producers, traders, and intermediaries within the energy, petrochemicals, metals, and agriculture markets. The Indices segment provides index that maintains various valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers, and institutional investors. The company also offers analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization systems to Wall Street's premier global banks and investment institutions, as well as the National Security community. The company was formerly known as McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and changed its name to S&P Global Inc. in April 2016. S&P Global Inc. was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
theglobe.com, inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company operated as an online community with registered members and users in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas. As of December 31, 2017, theglobe.com, inc. operates as a subsidiary of Delfin Midstream LLC.
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