MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH (NASDAQ:MMDM) and Emmis Communications (NASDAQ:EMMS) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH and Emmis Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH N/A N/A $450,000.00 N/A N/A
Emmis Communications $148.49 million 0.33 $82.12 million N/A N/A

Emmis Communications has higher revenue and earnings than MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH.

Profitability

This table compares MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH and Emmis Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH N/A 40.92% 0.97%
Emmis Communications 30.32% 38.24% 14.51%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.6% of MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.7% of Emmis Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.0% of MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.3% of Emmis Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH has a beta of -0.04, suggesting that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emmis Communications has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH and Emmis Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Emmis Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Emmis Communications beats MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

MODERN MEDIA AC/SH SH Company Profile

Modern Media Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, recapitalization, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Modern Media Acquisition Corp. is a subsidiary of Modern Media Sponsor, LLC.

Emmis Communications Company Profile

Emmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company, engages in radio broadcasting activities in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Radio, Publishing, and Corporate & Emerging Technologies. It operates 11 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Austin, as well as publishes Indianapolis monthly magazine. The company also develops and licenses TagStation, a cloud-based software platform that allows a broadcaster to manage album art, meta data, and enhanced advertising on its various broadcasts; and develops NextRadio, a smartphone application that marries over-the-air FM radio broadcasts with visual and interactive features on smartphones. In addition, it provides Dial Report that offers radio advertising buyers and sellers big data analytics derived from radio station network, smartphone usage, location-based data, listening data, and demographic and behavioral attributes; and engages in dynamic pricing business. Emmis Communications Corporation was founded in 1981 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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