iHeartMedia (NASDAQ:IHRT – Get Rating) and Spanish Broadcasting System (OTCMKTS:SBSAA – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.
This table compares iHeartMedia and Spanish Broadcasting System’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
iHeartMedia has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spanish Broadcasting System has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
80.2% of iHeartMedia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.8% of Spanish Broadcasting System shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of iHeartMedia shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 48.3% of Spanish Broadcasting System shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings:
This table compares iHeartMedia and Spanish Broadcasting System’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue:||Price/Sales Ratio:||Net Income:||Earnings Per Share:||Price/Earnings Ratio:|
|iHeartMedia:||$3.56 billion||0.32:||-$159.20 million||$0.23||35.09:|
|Spanish Broadcasting System:||$156.66 million||0.06:||-$930,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Spanish Broadcasting System has lower revenue, but higher earnings than iHeartMedia.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for iHeartMedia and Spanish Broadcasting System, as provided by MarketBeat.
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|Spanish Broadcasting System:||0:||0:||0:||0:||N/A|
iHeartMedia currently has a consensus price target of $18.20, suggesting a potential upside of 125.53%. Given iHeartMedia’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe iHeartMedia is more favorable than Spanish Broadcasting System.
iHeartMedia beats Spanish Broadcasting System on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
iHeartMedia Company Profile: (Get Rating)
iHeartMedia, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through three segments. Multiplatform Group, Digital Audio Group, and Audio & Media Services Group. The Multiplatform Group segment offers broadcast radio stations, sponsorship, and live and virtual events; and operates Premiere Networks, a national radio network that produces, distributes, or represents approximately 120 syndicated radio programs and services to approximately 6,400 radio station affiliates. It also delivers real-time traffic flow and incident information, and weather updates, sports, and news through approximately 2,100 radio stations and 170 television affiliates, and Internet and mobile partnerships. As of December 31, 2021, this segment owned 863 radio stations, which included 249 AM and 614 FM radio stations. The Digital Audio Group segment provides podcasting, digital sites, newsletters, digital services, and programs; and iHeartRadio, a mobile app and web-based service for radio stations, digital-only stations, custom artist stations, and podcasts. The Audio and Media Services Group segment engages in the media representation business. This segment also provides cloud and on-premises broadcast software, such as radio and television automation, music scheduling, newsroom automation, advertising sales management, disaster recovery solutions; and real-time audio recognition technology to approximately 10,000 radio and television stations, cable channels, record labels, advertisers, and agencies, as well as media streaming and research services. The company was formerly known as CC Media Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to iHeartMedia, Inc. in September 2014. iHeartMedia, Inc. is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Spanish Broadcasting System Company Profile: (Get Rating)
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. operates as a Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Radio and Television. The company produces and distributes Spanish-language content, including radio programs, television shows, and music and live entertainment. It also owns and operates 18 radio stations in the Los Angeles, New York, Puerto Rico, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco markets; AIRE radio networks with approximately 290 affiliate radio stations; and 5 television stations under the MegaTV brand, as well as having various MegaTV broadcasting outlets under affiliation or programming agreements. In addition, the company produces live concerts and events; and owns bilingual websites, including lamusica.com, Mega.tv, and various station websites that provide content related to Latin music, entertainment, news, and culture, as well as operates the LaMusica mobile app; and HitzMaker, a talent destination for aspiring artists. Further, it offers Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40, and Urbano format genres through its radio stations; and television programs range from televised radio-branded shows to general entertainment programs, such as music, celebrity, news, debate, interviews, and personality-based shows. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Miami, Florida.
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