Comparing Daily Journal (DJCO) and Its Rivals

Daily Journal (NASDAQ: DJCO) is one of 15 public companies in the “PUBLISHING” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Daily Journal to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings for Daily Journal and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Daily Journal 0 0 0 0 N/A
Daily Journal Competitors 38 205 147 10 2.32

As a group, “PUBLISHING” companies have a potential downside of 1.08%. Given Daily Journal’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Daily Journal has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Daily Journal has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daily Journal’s peers have a beta of 1.25, suggesting that their average stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.6% of Daily Journal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.7% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.5% of Daily Journal shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Daily Journal and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Daily Journal 36.72% -0.97% -0.57%
Daily Journal Competitors 7.23% 12.16% 4.37%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Daily Journal and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Daily Journal $41.38 million -$910,000.00 20.55
Daily Journal Competitors $1.40 billion $89.19 million 56.84

Daily Journal’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Daily Journal. Daily Journal is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Daily Journal peers beat Daily Journal on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Daily Journal

Daily Journal Corporation publishes newspapers and Websites covering California and Arizona, and produces various specialized information services. The Company also serves as a newspaper representative specializing in public notice advertising. It operates through two segments: Traditional Business and Journal Technologies. The Traditional Business segment provides newspaper publishing and related services. The Journal Technologies segment supplies case management software systems and related products to courts, prosecutor and public defender offices, probation departments and other justice agencies, including administrative law organizations, city and county governments and bar associations. These organizations use the Journal Technologies family of products to help manage cases and information electronically, to interface with other justice partners and to extend electronic services to bar members and the public. Its subsidiary is Journal Technologies, Inc. (Journal Technologies).

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