Head-To-Head Review: iHeartMedia (IHRTQ) vs. MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH (MMDM)

iHeartMedia (OTCMKTS:IHRTQ) and MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH (NASDAQ:MMDM) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

iHeartMedia has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH has a beta of -0.04, suggesting that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares iHeartMedia and MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iHeartMedia -3.17% -0.02% -1.57%
MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH N/A 40.92% 0.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for iHeartMedia and MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iHeartMedia 0 0 0 0 N/A
MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares iHeartMedia and MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
iHeartMedia $6.33 billion 0.02 -$201.91 million N/A N/A
MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH N/A N/A $450,000.00 N/A N/A

MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH has lower revenue, but higher earnings than iHeartMedia.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of iHeartMedia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.6% of MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.9% of iHeartMedia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH beats iHeartMedia on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company. It operates through three segments: iHeartMedia (iHM), Americas Outdoor Advertising (Americas Outdoor), and International Outdoor Advertising (International Outdoor). The iHM segment offers radio broadcasting, digital online and mobile platforms and products, program syndication, entertainment, traffic and weather data distribution, and music research services; and operates Premiere Networks, a national radio network that produces, distributes, or represents approximately 100 syndicated radio programs serving approximately 6,000 radio station affiliates. It also delivers real-time traffic and weather information through navigation systems, radio and television broadcast media, and wireless and Internet-based services; and curates, promotes, produces, and televises live music events for listeners and advertising partners. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 849 radio stations, which included 240 AM and 609 FM radio stations. The Americas Outdoor segment owns or operates display structures comprising printed and digital billboards, street furniture and transit displays, airport displays and wallscapes, and other spectaculars focusing on metropolitan areas. This segment owned or operated approximately 94,000 display structures. The International Outdoor segment owns or operates displays, such as street furniture, billboards, transit and retail displays, SmartBike programs, and other spectaculars in Asia and Europe. This segment owned and operated approximately 480,000 displays. The company was formerly known as CC Media Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to iHeartMedia, Inc. in September 2014. iHeartMedia, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. On March 14, 2018 iHeartMedia, Inc. along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

About MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH

Modern Media Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, recapitalization, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Modern Media Acquisition Corp. is a subsidiary of Modern Media Sponsor, LLC.

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