LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP – Get Rating) and LegalZoom.com (NASDAQ:LZ – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, and analyst recommendations.
Benefits and evaluation
This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of LiveRamp and LegalZoom.com.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|LiveRamp||$443.03 million||4.06||-90.27 million dollars||($0.51)||-51.71|
|LegalZoom.com||$575.08 million||4.44||-$108.66 million||($0.77)||-16.69|
LiveRamp has higher earnings, but lower earnings than LegalZoom.com. LiveRamp trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than LegalZoom.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
92.2% of LiveRamp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of LegalZoom.com shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of LiveRamp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This chart compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of LiveRamp and LegalZoom.com.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
This is a summary of the current ratings and recommendations for LiveRamp and LegalZoom.com, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
LiveRamp currently has a consensus price target of $57.44, indicating a potential upside of 117.84%. LegalZoom.com has a consensus price target of $26.25, indicating a potential upside of 104.28%. Given LiveRamp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that LiveRamp is more favorable than LegalZoom.com.
LiveRamp beats LegalZoom.com on 10 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About LiveRamp (Get an evaluation)
LiveRamp Holdings, Inc., a technology company, provides enterprise data connectivity platform solutions in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company offers RampID, a true people-based identifier that provides solutions for enablement, measurement and analytics, identity, data collaboration and data marketplace. It serves financial, insurance and investment services, retail, automotive, telecommunications, high technology, consumer packaged goods, health care, travel, entertainment, organizations at non-profit and government industries. The company was formerly known as Acxiom Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. in October 2018. LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About LegalZoom.com (Get an evaluation)
LegalZoom.com, Inc. operates an online legal and compliance solutions platform in the United States. The Company’s platform offers products and services, including business training, creation of estate planning documents, intellectual property protection, completion of certain forms and agreements, access to attorney advice freelancers and connecting clients with experts for tax preparation and accounting services. It serves small businesses and individuals. LegalZoom.com, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.
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