Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) versus GrubHub (NASDAQ:GRUB) Financial Survey

Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) and GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.


Collectors Universe pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. GrubHub does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Collectors Universe and GrubHub’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Collectors Universe $72.45 million 3.72 $9.98 million N/A N/A
GrubHub $1.01 billion 5.12 $78.48 million $1.23 45.92

GrubHub has higher revenue and earnings than Collectors Universe.


This table compares Collectors Universe and GrubHub’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Collectors Universe 13.77% 59.82% 28.65%
GrubHub 2.17% 4.25% 2.89%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.9% of Collectors Universe shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Collectors Universe shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of GrubHub shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Collectors Universe has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GrubHub has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Collectors Universe and GrubHub, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Collectors Universe 0 0 0 0 N/A
GrubHub 1 8 14 1 2.63

GrubHub has a consensus target price of $96.00, suggesting a potential upside of 69.97%. Given GrubHub’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GrubHub is more favorable than Collectors Universe.


GrubHub beats Collectors Universe on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Collectors Universe Company Profile

Collectors Universe, Inc. provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and sports memorabilia in the United States. It operates through three segments: Coins, Trading Cards and Autographs, and Other High-End Collectibles. The company also publishes magazines that provide market prices and information for collectibles and high-value assets that are accessible on its Websites; operates an online market for graded collectible coins for dealers on subscription basis; and promotes, manages, and operates the Long Beach Coin shows. It serves dealers, collectors, retail buyers, and sellers of the collectibles. Collectors Universe, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

GrubHub Company Profile

Grubhub Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders in the United States. The company connects approximately 105,000 local restaurants with diners with diners in various cities. It offers Grubhub, Seamless, and Eat24 mobile applications and mobile Websites; and operates Websites through,,, and The company also provides corporate program that offers employees with various food and ordering options, including options for individual meals, group ordering, and catering, as well as proprietary tools that consolidate various food ordering into a single online account. In addition, it offers and, which provide an aggregated database of approximately 440,000 menus from restaurants in 50 U.S. states; Grubhub for Restaurants, a responsive Web application that can be accessed from computers and mobile devices, as well as Grubhub-provided tablets; point of sale (POS) integration, which allows restaurants to manage Grubhub orders and update their menus directly from their existing POS system; and Website and mobile application design and hosting services for restaurants, as well as technology and fulfillment services, including order transmission and customer relationship management tools. The company was formerly known as GrubHub Seamless Inc. and changed its name to Grubhub Inc. in February 2014. Grubhub Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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