Zillow Group (NASDAQ:ZG) & Loyalty Ventures (NASDAQ:LYLT) Head to Head Analysis

Loyalty Ventures (NASDAQ:LYLTGet Rating) and Zillow Group (NASDAQ:ZGGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.3% of Loyalty Ventures shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.8% of Zillow Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Loyalty Ventures shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of Zillow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Loyalty Ventures and Zillow Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loyalty Ventures N/A N/A N/A
Zillow Group -5.04% -7.61% -4.30%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Loyalty Ventures and Zillow Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Loyalty Ventures $735.31 million 0.12 -$2.34 million N/A N/A
Zillow Group $8.15 billion 1.02 -$527.78 million ($2.22) -15.23

Loyalty Ventures has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Zillow Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Loyalty Ventures and Zillow Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Loyalty Ventures 0 1 2 0 2.67
Zillow Group 3 10 9 0 2.27

Loyalty Ventures currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 271.43%. Zillow Group has a consensus target price of $77.62, indicating a potential upside of 129.64%. Given Loyalty Ventures’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Loyalty Ventures is more favorable than Zillow Group.

Summary

Loyalty Ventures beats Zillow Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Loyalty Ventures Company Profile (Get Rating)

Loyalty Ventures Inc. provides consumer loyalty solutions. The company owns and operates the AIR MILES Reward Program, an end-to-end loyalty platform; and BrandLoyalty, a campaign-based loyalty solution for grocers and other high-frequency retailers. It also offers marketing, customer, and rewards and redemption management services for sponsors. The company helps financial services providers, retailers, and other consumer-facing businesses to create and increase customer loyalty across various touchpoints. Loyalty Ventures Inc. was incorporated in 2021 and is based in Plano, Texas.

Zillow Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

Zillow Group, Inc., a digital real estate company, operates real estate brands on mobile applications and Websites in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Homes; Internet, Media & Technology; and Mortgages. The Homes segment is involved in resale of homes; and title and escrow services to home buyers and sellers, including title search procedures for title insurance policies, escrow, and other closing services. The IMT segment offers premier agent, rentals, and new construction marketplaces, as well as dotloop, display, and other advertising, as well as business software solutions. The Mortgage segment provides home loans; and marketing products including custom quote and connect services. Its portfolio of brands includes Zillow Rentals, Trulia, StreetEasy, Zillow Closing Services, HotPads, and Out East. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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