Critical Review: IDW Media (NYSE:IDW) versus Mastermind (OTCMKTS:MMND)

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IDW Media and Mastermind’s 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 0.95 -$13.80 million N/A N/A
Mastermind $3.64 million 0.95 $140,000.00 N/A N/A

Mastermind has lower revenue, but higher earnings than IDW Media.


This table compares IDW Media and Mastermind’s 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%
Mastermind 8.40% 23.25% 13.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for IDW Media and Mastermind, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDW Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mastermind 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of IDW Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

IDW Media has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mastermind has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About IDW Media

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.

About Mastermind

Mastermind, Inc. is an involvement marketing service agency, which designs, creates and develops branding and marketing campaigns. Its programs include creating & managing digital content, designing websites, social media & sharing campaigns, mobile merchandising & communications and branding. The company was founded in December 1997 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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