Critical Review: IDW Media (OTCMKTS:IDWM) & SOBR Safe (NASDAQ:SOBR)

IDW Media (OTCMKTS:IDWMGet Free Report) and SOBR Safe (NASDAQ:SOBRGet Free Report) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for IDW Media and SOBR Safe, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDW Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
SOBR Safe 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.4% of IDW Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.9% of SOBR Safe shares are held by institutional investors. 28.5% of IDW Media shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of SOBR Safe shares are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares IDW Media and SOBR Safe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IDW Media -12.15% -17.74% -13.93%
SOBR Safe -6,465.19% -207.13% -116.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IDW Media and SOBR Safe’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IDW Media $26.71 million 0.23 -$4.93 million ($0.24) -1.54
SOBR Safe $157,292.00 25.74 -$10.22 million ($0.56) -0.47

IDW Media has higher revenue and earnings than SOBR Safe. IDW Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SOBR Safe, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

IDW Media has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SOBR Safe has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

IDW Media beats SOBR Safe on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IDW Media

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IDW Media Holdings, Inc., a diversified media company, engages in the publishing and television entertainment businesses worldwide. It operates through IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment segments. The IDW Publishing segment publishes comic books, graphic novels, and digital content through its imprints IDW, Top Shelf Productions, and Artist's Editions. The IDW Entertainment segment develops, produces, and distributes content in various formats, including film and television. The company was formerly known as CTM Media Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to IDW Media Holdings, Inc. in July 2015. IDW Media Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

About SOBR Safe

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SOBR Safe, Inc., a hardware and software company, develops non-invasive alcohol detection, biometric identity verification, and real-time cloud-based alerts and reporting systems in North America. The company offers SOBRcheck, a stationary identification and alcohol monitoring product; SOBRsure, a transdermal, alcohol-detecting wearable band; and SOBRSafe software platform for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification. Its SOBRSafe, a software platform for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification solution have applications in probation management, fleet & facility, outpatient alcohol rehabilitation, and youth drivers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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