Daily Journal (DJCO) vs. Its Rivals Critical Comparison

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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38.6% of Daily Journal shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.5% of Daily Journal shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Daily Journal and its competitors’ 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 7.08% 12.17% 4.38%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Daily Journal and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Daily Journal $41.38 million -$910,000.00 20.53
Daily Journal Competitors $1.40 billion $89.19 million 47.07

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Daily Journal and its competitors, as provided 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 38 205 148 11 2.33

As a group, “PUBLISHING” companies have a potential downside of 2.39%. Given Daily Journal’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Daily Journal has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

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

Summary

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

Daily Journal Company Profile

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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