International Media Acquisition (NASDAQ:IMAQ – Get Rating) and World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE – Get Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two businesses based on dividend strength, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of International Media Acquisition and World Wrestling Entertainment.
|Net margins||Return on equity||Return on assets|
|International media buying||N/A||N/A||-0.77%|
|World Wrestling Entertainment||17.29%||54.64%||18.22%|
Institutional and insider ownership
69.9% of World Wrestling Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of International Media Acquisition shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 41.4% of World Wrestling Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, big money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and volatility
International Media Acquisition has a beta of 0.02, suggesting that its stock price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, World Wrestling Entertainment has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for International Media Acquisition and World Wrestling Entertainment, provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales reviews||Keep ratings||Buy ratings||Strong buy ratings||Evaluation score|
|International media buying||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|World Wrestling Entertainment||1||4||5||0||2.40|
World Wrestling Entertainment has a consensus price target of $79.20, suggesting a potential downside of 1.61%. Given World Wrestling Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe World Wrestling Entertainment is more favorable than International Media Acquisition.
Earnings and Rating
This table compares International Media Buying and World Wrestling Entertainment’s revenue, earnings per share and top valuation.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||net income||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|International media buying||N/A||N/A||-$1.88 million||N/A||N/A|
|World Wrestling Entertainment||1.10 billion dollars||5.47||$177.41 million||$2.60||30.96|
World Wrestling Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than International Media Acquisition.
World Wrestling Entertainment beats International Media Acquisition in 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About International Media Buying
International Media Acquisition Corp. has no significant operations. Intends to effect a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the media and entertainment sector. The company was founded in 2021 and is based in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
About World Wrestling Entertainment
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media and entertainment company, is engaged in the sports entertainment business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. It operates through three segments: media, live events and consumer products. The Media segment engages in the production and monetization of long-form and short-form video content across various platforms, including the WWE Network, pay and broadcast television, and digital and social networks, as well as filmed entertainment. The Live Events segment is involved in ticket sales; provision of event services; and selling travel packages related to its live events. The Consumer Products segment engages in the marketing of WWE-branded products, such as video games, toys, apparel and books, through licensing agreements and direct-to-consumer sales, as well as through e-commerce platforms. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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