McClatchy Company (The) (NYSE: MNI) and Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
39.0% of McClatchy Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Pearson, PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 34.9% of McClatchy Company (The) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Pearson, PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. McClatchy Company (The) does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for McClatchy Company (The) and Pearson, PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|McClatchy Company (The)||0||1||0||0||2.00|
This table compares McClatchy Company (The) and Pearson, PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|McClatchy Company (The)||-14.81%||-13.89%||-0.55%|
Volatility and Risk
McClatchy Company (The) has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pearson, PLC has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares McClatchy Company (The) and Pearson, PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|McClatchy Company (The)||$943.21 million||0.04||$147.90 million||($18.41)||-0.39|
|Pearson, PLC||$5.90 billion||1.13||$744.15 million||N/A||N/A|
Pearson, PLC has higher revenue and earnings than McClatchy Company (The).
Pearson, PLC beats McClatchy Company (The) on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
McClatchy Company (The) Company Profile
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.
Pearson, PLC Company Profile
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.
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