Everyday Health (EVDY) and Its Competitors Critical Contrast

Everyday Health (NYSE: EVDY) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Everyday Health to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Everyday Health has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everyday Health’s peers have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Everyday Health and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Everyday Health N/A N/A -11.29
Everyday Health Competitors $3.41 billion $997.58 million 16.90

Everyday Health’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Everyday Health. Everyday Health 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Everyday Health and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everyday Health 0 4 0 0 2.00
Everyday Health Competitors 72 504 677 6 2.49

Everyday Health presently has a consensus price target of $10.63, suggesting a potential upside of 1.19%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.51%. Given Everyday Health’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Everyday Health is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Everyday Health and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everyday Health -9.73% -14.40% -6.75%
Everyday Health Competitors 6.96% 27.28% 5.01%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.1% of Everyday Health shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.8% of Everyday Health shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Everyday Health peers beat Everyday Health on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Everyday Health

Everyday Health, Inc., formerly Waterfront Media Inc., operates a digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare marketers that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. The Company’s platform combines content from brands, data and analytics. The Company’s segment is providing digital health marketing and communications solutions. The Company’s flagship brand, Everyday Health, is a health information portal that provides consumers with actionable health information intended to empower users to manage their health and wellness. The Company’s flagship professional property, MedPage Today, includes a team of approximately 30 journalists, including editors, reporters and videographers, and provides clinical news based on research findings published in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as research reported at various medical conferences around the world.

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