Contrast between comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) and Newtek Business Services (NASDAQ:NEWT)

comScore (NASDAQ: SCORGet a rating) and Newtek Business Services (NASDAQ: NEWTGet a rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, and dividends.

Institutional and insider ownership

61.3% of comScore shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.2% of Newtek Business Services shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of comScore shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of Newtek Business Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and risk

comScore has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Newtek Business Services has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of comScore and Newtek Business Services.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
comScore $367.01 million 0.50 -$50.04 million ($0.45) -4.53
Newtek Business Services $108.49 million 4.15 $84.14 million $2.75 6.78

Newtek Business Services has lower revenue, but higher profit than comScore. comScore trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Newtek Business Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for comScore and Newtek Business Services, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
comScore 0 0 2 0 3.00
Newtek Business Services 1 0 0 0 1.00

comScore currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 145.10%. Given comScore’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly think comScore is more favorable than Newtek Business Services.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of comScore and Newtek Business Services.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
comScore -6.19% -11.03% -3.56%
Newtek Business Services 93.16% 18.95% 7.18%


Newtek Business Services beats comScore on 8 out of 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About comScore (Get a rating)

comScore, Inc. operates as an information and analytics company that measures advertising, consumer behavior and audiences across media platforms in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Canada and internationally . The company offers measurement and planning products and services, including Media Metrix Multi-Platform and Mobile Metrix, which measure websites and applications on computers, smartphones and tablets; Video Metrix which provides digital video consumption measurement; Plan Metrix, which provides insight into consumer lifestyle; TV Essentials which combines TV viewing insights with marketing segmentation and consumer databases; and StationView Essentials to understand consumer viewing habits and patterns. Its rating and planning products and services also include cross-platform solutions, including Comscore Campaign Ratings for verification of mobile and desktop video campaigns; OnDemand Essentials which provides transactional tracking and reporting; Validated Campaign Essentials, which validates whether digital ad impressions are viewable to humans, identifies those that are fraudulent, and verifies that ads are displayed in brand-safe content and served to the correct audience targets; and Total Home Panel Suite, which captures the usage and content consumption of OTT, connected TV and IOT devices. In addition, the company offers analytics and optimization products and services that provide solutions for planning, optimizing and evaluating advertising campaigns and brand protection. In addition, it provides movie reporting and analytics products and services to measure movie audience and box office results by capturing movie ticket sales in real or near real time. The company serves digital publishers, television networks, movie studios, content owners, brand advertisers, agencies and technology providers. comScore, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

About Newtek Business Services (Get a rating)

Newtek Business Services Corp. is a business development company specializing in providing financial and business services to the small and medium business market in the United States. The company is also looking to invest in early-stage companies. The company seeks to make debt and equity investments. Within leveraged investments, he focuses on senior loans, which have tenors of 1 to 25 years; junior loans, which have tenors of 5 to 25 years, and unsecured loans, which are provided to meet short-term financing needs and are repaid within 6 to 12 months. It operates through Electronic Payment Processing, Managed Technology Solutions, Small Business Finance and Capcos segments. The company provides small business administration loans for the purpose of acquiring commercial real estate, machinery, equipment and inventory, as well as refinancing debt and funding franchises, working capital and business acquisitions; and provides small business loan servicing and advisory services to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and various other financial institutions, as well as management services. Its electronic payment processing services include credit and debit card processing, check approval, ancillary processing equipment and software for merchants, e-commerce, electronic solutions for accepting payments other than in cash, check conversion, remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty cards. programs. The company also provides website hosting, dedicated server and cloud hosting services; Web design and development; online marketing; data storage and backup and other related services; and e-commerce services, such as payment processing, online shopping cart tools, website design, and web-related services; Accounts Receivable Funding and Secure Gateway. Additionally, it offers Newtek Advantage, a real-time mobile operating platform for a business to access data on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC for e-commerce, credit transactions /debit, website statistics, payroll, insurance and business loans. . In addition, the Company sells lines of personal, business and health/benefits insurance products; and employee payroll management and tax filing processing services. It has strategic alliances with American International Group, CTAA, Navy Federal Credit Union, Credit Union National Association, Pershing and others to provide agent services to small business clients. The company is looking to invest in the New York and Louisiana area. The company is looking to invest between $0.3 million and $3 million in businesses. It offers small business loans ranging from $0.05 million to $10 million. The company also offers accounts receivable financing ranging from $0.05 million to $1.5 million. It also offers financing from $0.05 million to $10 million to owner-occupied real estate businesses with an average net income over the past 2 years that must not exceed $2.5 million. Newtek Business Services Corp., was founded in 1998 and converted to a BDC company in 2014 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida with additional offices in Lake Success, New York, Garden City, New York; Miami, Florida; Milwaukee, Wis.; New Orleans, Louisiana; and New York, New York.

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