Head to Head Comparison: iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) vs. Corus Entertainment (OTCMKTS: CJREF)

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

Profitability

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

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
iHeartMedia 0.92% 5.40% 0.52%
Corus Entertainment 9.63% 12.65% 3.99%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.2% of iHeartMedia shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of iHeartMedia’s stock is held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers 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 Corus Entertainment.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
iHeartMedia $3.56 billion 0.34 -$159.20 million $0.23 36.87
Corus Entertainment $1.22 billion 0.49 $136.09 million $0.58 5.16

Corus Entertainment has lower revenue, but higher revenue than iHeartMedia. Corus Entertainment trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than iHeartMedia, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for iHeartMedia and Corus Entertainment, provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
iHeartMedia 1 1 3 0 2.40
Corus Entertainment 0 1 4 0 2.80

iHeartMedia currently has a consensus target price of $26.40, indicating a potential upside of 211.32%. Corus Entertainment has a consensus target price of $7.17, indicating a potential upside of 139.69%. Considering iHeartMedia’s possible higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that iHeartMedia is more favorable than Corus Entertainment.

Volatility and risk

iHeartMedia has a beta of 1.76, which means its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Corus Entertainment has a beta of 1.51, which means its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Corus Entertainment beats iHeartMedia on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

iHeartMedia Company Profile (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 companies, 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.

Corus Entertainment Company Profile (Get a rating)

Corus Entertainment Inc., a media and content company, operates specialty and conventional television networks and radio stations in Canada and abroad. It operates in two segments, Television and Radio. The Television segment operates 33 specialty television networks and 15 conventional television stations. It is also involved in the production and distribution of films and television programs, and animation software; and the merchandise licensing and book publishing business. In addition, this segment provides social digital agency and social influencer network, as well as media and technology services. Its main brands are Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. The Radio segment operates 39 radio stations which include a network of news radio stations, as well as classic rock, country, new rock and contemporary music formats. The Company also provides children’s animated content and related consumer products under the Babar, Franklin, Max & Ruby, Hardy Boys, Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe and Esme and Roy brands; Toon Boom, a digital content creation and animation software; and Kids Can Press, a children’s publishing press. Corus Entertainment Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.



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