Financial Analysis: Naspers (OTCMKTS:NPSNY) vs. IDW Media (NYSE:IDW)

IDW Media (NYSE:IDW) and Naspers (OTCMKTS:NPSNY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IDW Media and Naspers’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IDW Media $38.16 million 0.97 -$13.80 million N/A N/A
Naspers $5.93 billion 12.27 $5.30 billion N/A N/A

Naspers has higher revenue and earnings than IDW Media.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for IDW Media and Naspers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDW Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Naspers 0 0 1 0 3.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of IDW Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Naspers shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Naspers shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

IDW Media has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Naspers has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares IDW Media and Naspers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IDW Media -28.17% -49.80% -15.59%
Naspers N/A N/A N/A


Naspers beats IDW Media on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

IDW Media Company Profile

IDW Media Holdings, Inc. operates as a holding company with interest in providing digital media and print based solutions. The firm operates through flowing segments: IDW Publishing, IDW Entertainment and CTM Media Group. The IDW Publishing segment is a comic book and graphic novel publisher that creates and licenses intellectual property. The IDW Entertainment segment leverages properties, principally those of IDW Publishing, into television series developing,producing and distributing original content worldwide. The CTM Media Group segment provides brochure distribution, publishing, right card, and digital distribution. The company was founded on May 8, 2009 and is headquartered in Newark, NJ.

Naspers Company Profile

Naspers Ltd. operates as Internet and media group. It operates through the following business segments: Classifieds, Food Delivery, Payments and Fintech, Etail, and Edtech. The company was founded on May 12, 1915 and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

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