Emerald Expositions (EEX) & Its Rivals Head to Head Survey

Emerald Expositions (NYSE: EEX) is one of 120 publicly-traded companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Emerald Expositions to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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30.0% of Emerald Expositions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.3% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Emerald Expositions and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Emerald Expositions 0 3 5 0 2.63
Emerald Expositions Competitors 698 3547 6931 271 2.59

Emerald Expositions presently has a consensus target price of $24.40, indicating a potential upside of 22.67%. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 4.74%. Given Emerald Expositions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Emerald Expositions is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Emerald Expositions and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Emerald Expositions 24.01% 10.10% 4.26%
Emerald Expositions Competitors 5.47% -51.29% 2.37%

Dividends

Emerald Expositions pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Emerald Expositions pays out 25.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 28.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Emerald Expositions is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Emerald Expositions and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Emerald Expositions $341.70 million $81.80 million 17.92
Emerald Expositions Competitors $2.38 billion $315.29 million 13.79

Emerald Expositions’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Emerald Expositions. Emerald Expositions is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Emerald Expositions beats its rivals on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

Emerald Expositions Company Profile

Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. operates business-to-business (B2B) trade shows in the United States. The company operates trade shows in various industry sectors, including gift, home and general merchandise; sports; design and construction; technology; jewelry; and others comprising photography, food, healthcare, industrials, and military. It also operates events across various formats, such as B2B conferences, hosted buyer events, B2C events, summits, awards, and luxury private sales. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California.

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