Contrasting Pearson, PLC (PSO) and McClatchy Company (The) (MNI)
Pearson, PLC (NYSE: PSO) and McClatchy Company (The) (NYSE:MNI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitabiliy.
Pearson, PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.9%. McClatchy Company (The) does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Pearson, PLC and McClatchy Company (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|McClatchy Company (The)||-14.81%||-10.10%||-0.54%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Pearson, PLC and McClatchy Company (The)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pearson, PLC||$5.90 billion||1.17||$744.15 million||N/A||N/A|
|McClatchy Company (The)||$943.21 million||0.06||$147.90 million||($18.41)||-0.41|
Pearson, PLC has higher revenue and earnings than McClatchy Company (The).
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Pearson, PLC and McClatchy Company (The), as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|McClatchy Company (The)||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Risk & Volatility
Pearson, PLC has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McClatchy Company (The) has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
2.0% of Pearson, PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.4% of McClatchy Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.9% of McClatchy Company (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Pearson, PLC beats McClatchy Company (The) on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Pearson, PLC
Pearson plc (Pearson) is a learning company. The Company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments, which include North America, Core and Growth. The Company’s North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. The Company’s Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company’s Growth segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and South Africa. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.
About McClatchy Company (The)
The McClatchy Company is a news and information publisher of various publications, such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. The Company’s segments include Western Segment and Eastern Segment. Its Western Segment consists of its newspaper operations in California, the Northwest and the Midwest. The Company’s Eastern Segment consists primarily of newspaper operations in the Southeast and Florida. The Company operates 30 media companies in 29 United States markets in 14 states, providing each of these communities with news and advertising services in a range of digital and print formats. The Company’s operations include approximately 30 local media businesses United States that consist of daily newspapers, Websites and mobile applications, publications, direct marketing, direct mail services and community newspapers.
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