Critical Comparison: Daily Journal (DJCO) & Its Competitors

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Daily Journal $41.38 million -$910,000.00 20.56
Daily Journal Competitors $1.40 billion $89.19 million 66.16

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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Daily Journal and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Daily Journal 0 0 0 0 N/A
Daily Journal Competitors 37 205 147 10 2.33

As a group, “PUBLISHING” companies have a potential downside of 1.22%. Given Daily Journal’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Daily Journal has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

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


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 7.77% 12.26% 4.37%


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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