Comparison of NerdWallet (NASDAQ:NRDS) and Sterling Check (NASDAQ:STER)

Sterling Check (NASDAQ:STER – Get Rating) and NerdWallet (NASDAQ:NRDS – Get Rating) are both small cap business services companies, but which company is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, and dividends.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Sterling Check and NerdWallet.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Sterling check $641.88 million 2.85 -$18.53 million N / A N / A
NerdWallet $379.60 million 2.07 -$42.50 million N / A N / A

Sterling Check has higher earnings and earnings than NerdWallet.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Sterling Check and NerdWallet, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Sterling check 0 2 6 0 2.75
NerdWallet 0 1 seven 0 2.88

Sterling Check currently has a consensus price target of $28.75, suggesting a potential upside of 51.48%. NerdWallet has a consensus price target of $24.93, suggesting a potential upside of 112.70%. Given NerdWallet’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that NerdWallet is more favorable than Sterling Check.


This chart compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Sterling Check and NerdWallet.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Sterling check N / A N / A N / A
NerdWallet N / A N / A N / A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.5% of Sterling Check shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.0% of NerdWallet shares are held by institutional investors. 49.6% of NerdWallet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Sterling Check (Get a rating)

Sterling Check Corp. provides background and identity verification technology services in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific. The Company offers identity verification services, such as telecommunications and device verification, identification document verification, facial recognition with biometric matching, social security number verification and identification verification. via live video chat; fingerprinting; background checks, including criminal record checks, sex offender registries, civil court records, motor vehicle and driver’s license records, executive inquiries, credit reports, searches on social media and contingent labor solutions; liens, judgments and bankruptcies; and sanctions, risks and compliance checks. It also provides credential verification services, which include employment verification, education verification, credential verification, professional reference verification, and transportation department; drug and health screening; onboarding solutions, including Sterling I-9 which integrates a suite of screening and onboarding services and onboarding forms; and solutions for monitoring workforce, medical licensing and motor vehicle records. The company’s services are delivered through its cloud-based technology platform that empowers organizations with real-time, data-driven insights to conduct and manage their employment screening programs. It serves customers in a range of industries, such as healthcare, gig economy, financial and business services, industrial, retail, contingents, technology, media and entertainment, transport and logistics, hospitality, education and government. The company was previously known as Sterling Ultimate Parent Corp. and changed its name to Sterling Check Corp. in August 2021. Sterling Check Corp. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About NerdWallet (Get a rating)

Nerd Wallet logoNerdWallet, Inc. operates a digital platform that provides consumer-focused personal finance advice by connecting individuals and small and medium-sized businesses with financial product providers. The company’s platform offers consumer guidance through educational content, tools and calculators and product marketplaces, as well as the NerdWallet app for various financial products including credit cards, mortgages, insurance, small business products, personal loans, banking services, investments and student loans. . It serves customers in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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