Thryv (NASDAQ:THRY) & IZEA Worldwide (NASDAQ:IZEA) Head to Head Comparison

IZEA Worldwide (NASDAQ:IZEA) and Thryv (NASDAQ:THRY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IZEA Worldwide and Thryv’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IZEA Worldwide $18.33 million 4.30 -$10.25 million ($0.08) -15.88
Thryv $1.11 billion 1.04 $149.22 million $5.99 5.68

Thryv has higher revenue and earnings than IZEA Worldwide. IZEA Worldwide is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Thryv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

IZEA Worldwide has a beta of 2.66, meaning that its share price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thryv has a beta of -0.04, meaning that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for IZEA Worldwide and Thryv, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IZEA Worldwide 0 1 0 0 2.00
Thryv 0 0 5 0 3.00

IZEA Worldwide currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 254.33%. Thryv has a consensus target price of $42.71, suggesting a potential upside of 25.50%. Given IZEA Worldwide’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe IZEA Worldwide is more favorable than Thryv.

Profitability

This table compares IZEA Worldwide and Thryv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IZEA Worldwide -17.85% -7.57% -6.23%
Thryv 18.49% 88.76% 16.00%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.3% of IZEA Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.3% of Thryv shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of IZEA Worldwide shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 59.2% of Thryv shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Thryv beats IZEA Worldwide on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IZEA Worldwide

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. engages in the creation and operation of online marketplaces that connect marketers with content creators under IZEAx platform. It automates influencer marketing and custom content development, which allows brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. The company was founded by Edward Hans Murphy in February 2006 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

About Thryv

Thryv Holdings, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions and cloud-based tools to the small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) in the United States. The company operates through three segments: SaaS (Software as a Service), Marketing Services, and Thryv International. The SaaS segment provides Thryv, an SMB end-to-end customer experience platform, which is integrated with Google; and ThryvPay, a payment solution that allows users to get paid through credit card and ACH. The Marketing Services segment provides print and digital solutions, including the company's print yellow pages; internet yellow pages, such as yellowpages.com, superpages.com, and dexknows.com; search engine marketing solutions; and other digital media solutions, such as online display and social advertising, online presence, and video and SEO tools. The Thryv International segment provides digital marketing and directory services. The company was formerly known as Dex Media Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Thryv Holdings, Inc. in July 2019. Thryv Holdings, Inc. is based in DFW Airport, Texas.

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