Direct Investigation: iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) vs. iHeartMedia (OTCMKTS: IHRTQ)


iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRTGet a rating) and iHeartMedia (OTCMKTS: IHRTQGet a rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional and insider ownership

80.2% of iHeartMedia’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of iHeartMedia’s shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of iHeartMedia’s stock is held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 21.9% of iHeartMedia’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of iHeartMedia and iHeartMedia.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
iHeartMedia $3.56 billion 0.29 -$159.20 million $0.23 31.31
iHeartMedia $6.33 billion 0.01 -$201.91 million N / A N / A

iHeartMedia has higher earnings, but lower earnings than iHeartMedia.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of iHeartMedia and iHeartMedia.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
iHeartMedia 0.92% 5.40% 0.52%
iHeartMedia 1.59% -0.90% 0.83%

Volatility and risk

iHeartMedia has a beta of 1.91, which suggests its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, iHeartMedia has a beta of 0.82, which suggests its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and target prices for iHeartMedia and iHeartMedia, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
iHeartMedia 1 3 2 0 2.17
iHeartMedia 0 0 0 0 N / A

iHeartMedia currently has a consensus price target of $16.67, suggesting a potential upside of 131.48%. Considering iHeartMedia’s possible higher upside, stock analysts clearly believe that iHeartMedia is more favorable than iHeartMedia.

Summary

iHeartMedia beats iHeartMedia on 8 out of 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About iHeartMedia (Get a rating)

iHeartMedia, Inc. operates as a worldwide media and entertainment company. It operates through three segments: Multiplatform Group, Digital Audio Group and Audio and Multimedia 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 affiliated radio stations. It also provides real-time information on traffic flows and incidents, as well as weather, sports and news updates via approximately 2,100 radio stations and 170 affiliated television channels, as well as Internet and mobiles. As of December 31, 2021, this segment held 863 radio stations, including 249 AM radio stations and 614 FM radio stations. The Digital Audio Group segment provides podcasts, digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; and iHeartRadio, a mobile app and web service for radio stations, digital-only stations, custom artist stations, and podcasts. The Audio and Media Services Group segment is engaged in media representation business. This segment also provides cloud and on-premises broadcast software, such as radio and television automation, music programming, newsroom automation, ad sales management, rework solutions after disaster; 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 search 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.

About iHeartMedia (Get a rating)

iHeartMedia, Inc. operates as a worldwide 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 broadcasting, digital, mobile, podcasts, social events, live events, mobile platforms and products, program syndication, traffic data distribution, weather, news and sports, and on-demand entertainment; and operates Premiere Networks, a national radio network that produces, distributes or represents approximately 100 syndicated radio programs serving approximately 6,000 affiliated radio stations. It also provides real-time traffic and weather information through navigation systems, radio and television broadcast media, and wireless and Internet-based services; and organizes, promotes, produces and televises live music events for listeners and advertising partners. As of December 31, 2018, this segment held 848 radio stations, including 239 AM radio stations and 609 FM radio stations. The Americas Outdoor segment owns or operates display structures including print and digital billboards, street furniture and transit displays, airport wall displays and landscapes, and other area-based spectaculars metropolitan. This segment owned or operated approximately 79,000 display structures. The International Outdoor segment owns or operates displays, such as street furniture, billboards, transit and retail displays, public bicycle programs and other spectacular. This segment owned and operated approximately 380,000 screens. 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. and its affiliates filed a voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.



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