Lingo Media (OTCMKTS:LMDCF) vs. John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLY) Critical Survey

Lingo Media (OTCMKTS:LMDCFGet Rating) and John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLYGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.3% of John Wiley & Sons shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of John Wiley & Sons shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Lingo Media and John Wiley & Sons, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lingo Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
John Wiley & Sons 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Lingo Media and John Wiley & Sons’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lingo Media 30.01% 43.38% 33.39%
John Wiley & Sons 7.06% 18.61% 6.04%

Volatility & Risk

Lingo Media has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lingo Media and John Wiley & Sons’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lingo Media $1.03 million 2.21 $620,000.00 $0.02 3.19
John Wiley & Sons $1.94 billion 1.45 $148.26 million $2.59 19.56

John Wiley & Sons has higher revenue and earnings than Lingo Media. Lingo Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than John Wiley & Sons, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

John Wiley & Sons beats Lingo Media on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lingo Media (Get Rating)

Lingo Media Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and supports a suite of English and other language learning solutions in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, License of Intellectual Property, and Online and Offline Language Learning. The License of Intellectual Property segment publishes print-based English language learning textbook programs. It co-publishes approximately 784 million units from library of program titles. 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 approximately 3,000 hours of interactive learning through various product offerings that include Winnie's World, English Academy, Campus, English for Success, and Master and business. This segment also markets its products in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the United States through a network of distributors. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About John Wiley & Sons (Get Rating)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. operates as a research and education company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Research Publishing & Platforms, Academic & Professional Learning, and Education Services. The Research Publishing & Platforms segment offers scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, as well as related content and services to learned societies, individual researchers, other professionals, and academic, corporate, and government libraries. This segment also publishes physical sciences and engineering, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities and life sciences journals; and provides a publishing software and service for scholarly and professional societies, and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market, and manage their content on the web through the Literatum platform. It sells and distributes its products through various channels, including research libraries and library consortia, and independent subscription agents, as well as directly to professional society members, and other customers. The Academic & Professional Learning segment provides scientific, professional, and education print and digital books, digital courseware, and test preparation services to libraries, corporations, students, professionals, and researchers, as well as learning, development, and assessment services for businesses and professionals. This segment distributes its products through chain and online booksellers, libraries, colleges and universities, corporations, direct to consumer, Websites, distributor networks, and other online applications. The Education Services segment provides online program management services for higher education institutions and mthree talent placement services for professionals and businesses. The company was founded in 1807 and is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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