Lingo Media (OTCMKTS:LMDCF) and Scholastic (NASDAQ:SCHL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Scholastic pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Lingo Media does not pay a dividend. Scholastic pays out 42.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Lingo Media and Scholastic, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Scholastic has a consensus target price of $44.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.14%. Given Scholastic’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Scholastic is more favorable than Lingo Media.
Risk & Volatility
Lingo Media has a beta of -0.63, indicating that its stock price is 163% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scholastic has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Lingo Media and Scholastic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
81.2% of Scholastic shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Scholastic shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Lingo Media and Scholastic’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lingo Media||$2.14 million||1.16||-$4.83 million||N/A||N/A|
|Scholastic||$1.63 billion||0.99||-$5.00 million||$1.43||32.10|
Lingo Media has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Scholastic.
Scholastic beats Lingo Media on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Lingo Media Company Profile
Lingo Media Corporation develops, markets, and supports a suite of English language learning solutions in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, Print-based English Language Learning and Online English Language Learning. The Print-based English Language Learning segment publishes print-based English language learning textbook programs. It has co-published approximately 600 million units from library of program titles. This segment prints and sells Lingo Learning's English language training programs to provincial distributors; and licenses Lingo Learning's English language training programs to provincial publishers who print and sell the programs to provincial distributors. The Online English Language Learning segment provides Web-based educational technology English language learning training and assessment solutions, such as Web-based software licensing subscriptions, online and professional services, audio practice tools, and multi-platform applications. It offers 2,000 hours of interactive learning through various product offerings that include Winnie's World, English Academy, Scholar, Campus, English for Success, and Master and English for Success. This segment also markets its products in Latin America through a network of distributors. Lingo Media Corporation is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Scholastic Company Profile
Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children's books worldwide. It operates in three segments: Children's Book Publishing and Distribution, Education, and International. The Children's Book Publishing and Distribution segment publishes and distributes children's books, e-books, media, and interactive products through its school book club and school book fair channels, as well as through its trade channel. Its original publications include Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The 39 Clues, Spirit Animals, The Magic School Bus, I Spy, Captain Underpants, Dog Man, Goosebumps, and Clifford The Big Red Dog; and licensed properties comprise Star Wars, Lego, Pokemon, and Geronimo Stilton. In addition, this segment publishes and creates books plus products for children, including titles, such as Sew Mini Treats, Lego Chain Reactions, and Make Your Own Bath Bombs under the Klutz name. The Education segment publishes and distributes classroom magazines under the Scholastic News, Scope, Storyworks, Let's Find Out, and Junior Scholastic names; non-fiction books under the Children's Press and Franklin Watts names; consumer magazine and custom products under the Teacher magazine name; and literacy curriculum products under the Scholastic Literacy name, as well as provides children's books, other print and online references, fiction focused products, classroom materials, and consulting services. The International segment offers original trade and educational publishing programs; distributes children's books, digital educational resources, and other materials through school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and trade channels; produces and distributes magazines; and offers online services. This segment has operations in approximately 135 countries. The company distributes its products and services directly to schools and libraries through retail stores and the Internet. Scholastic Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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