IDW Media (IDW) and Its Competitors Critical Contrast

IDW Media (NYSE: IDW) is one of 29 public companies in the “Advertising” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare IDW Media to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for IDW Media and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDW Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
IDW Media Competitors 133 580 637 11 2.39

As a group, “Advertising” companies have a potential upside of 58.65%. Given IDW Media’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe IDW Media has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.6% of IDW Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.5% of shares of all “Advertising” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares IDW Media and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IDW Media $38.16 million -$13.80 million -3.47
IDW Media Competitors $1.15 billion $263.69 million -6.68

IDW Media’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than IDW Media. IDW Media is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


This table compares IDW Media and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IDW Media -19.35% -38.92% -14.49%
IDW Media Competitors -18.86% 14.37% -5.43%

Volatility and Risk

IDW Media has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDW Media’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.


IDW Media rivals beat IDW Media on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About IDW Media

IDW Media Holdings, Inc. operates as a holding company with interest in providing digital media and print based solutions. The firm operates through flowing segments: IDW Publishing, IDW Entertainment and CTM Media Group. The IDW Publishing segment is a comic book and graphic novel publisher that creates and licenses intellectual property. The IDW Entertainment segment leverages properties, principally those of IDW Publishing, into television series developing,producing and distributing original content worldwide. The CTM Media Group segment provides brochure distribution, publishing, right card, and digital distribution. The company was founded on May 8, 2009 and is headquartered in Newark, NJ.

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