Tribune Publishing (NASDAQ:TPCO) vs. Daily Journal (DJCO) F…


Tribune Publishing (NASDAQ:TPCO) and Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Tribune Publishing and Daily Journal, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tribune Publishing 0 0 0 0 N/A
Daily Journal 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.4% of Tribune Publishing shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.0% of Daily Journal shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Tribune Publishing shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.6% of Daily Journal shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Tribune Publishing and Daily Journal’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tribune Publishing 18.92% 6.90% 2.11%
Daily Journal 20.15% -6.60% -4.17%

Volatility and Risk

Tribune Publishing has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daily Journal has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tribune Publishing and Daily Journal’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tribune Publishing $1.52 billion 0.31 $5.53 million $1.08 12.37
Daily Journal $40.70 million 7.41 $8.20 million N/A N/A

Daily Journal has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tribune Publishing.

Summary

Daily Journal beats Tribune Publishing on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tribune Publishing Company Profile

Tribune Publishing Company, a media company, publishes newspapers worldwide. The company operates in two segments, troncM and troncX. It publishes daily newspapers; weekly newspapers; and digital platforms, such as Websites and mobile applications. The company also provides various digital marketing services, which include the development of mobile Websites, search engine marketing and optimization, social media account management, and content marketing for its customers’ Web presence for small to medium size businesses. In addition, it offers TCA, a syndication and licensing business that provides daily news service and syndicated premium content to 1,700 media and digital information publishers; and forsalebyowner.com, a national consumer-to-consumer focused real estate Website. The company was formerly known as tronc, Inc. and changed its name to Tribune Publishing Company in October 2018. Tribune Publishing Company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Daily Journal Company Profile

Daily Journal Corporation publishes newspapers and Websites covering in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. It operates in two segments, Traditional Business and Journal Technologies. The company publishes 10 newspapers, including Los Angeles Daily Journal, Daily Commerce, San Francisco Daily Journal, The Daily Recorder, The Inter-City Express, San Jose Post-Record, Orange County Reporter, The Daily Transcript, Business Journal, and The Record Reporter. It also offers specialized information services; and serves as an advertising and newspaper representative for commercial and public notice advertising. In addition, the company supplies case management software systems and related products, including eCourt, eProsecutor, eDefender, and eProbation, which are browser-based case processing systems; JustWare, a family of case management software products; ICMS, a court case management system; eFile, a browser-based interface that allows attorneys and the general public to electronically file documents with the court from a personal computer using the Internet; and ePayIt, a service for the online payment of traffic citations. It offers its software products to courts; prosecutor and public defender offices; probation departments; and other justice agencies, such as administrative law organizations, city and county governments, and bar associations to manage cases and information electronically, to interface with other critical justice partners, and to extend electronic services to bar members and the public in 42 states and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Los Angeles, California.



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