Media General (NYSE: MEG) and (OTC:FWONA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Media General and ‘s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Media General N/A N/A N/A ($0.48) -38.56
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Media General and , as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Media General presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential downside of 56.78%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.8% of Media General shares are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Media General shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Media General and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Media General -4.25% 6.92% 2.28%
N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Media General beats on 5 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Media General

Media General, Inc. is a television broadcasting and digital media company. The Company provides news, information and entertainment in markets across the United States. The Company operates or services 71 network-affiliated broadcast television stations in 48 markets along with the digital media business. The Company’s network affiliations include twelve CBS stations, nine NBC stations, seven ABC stations, one FOX station, one CW station and one MyNetworkTV station. The Company offers consumers and advertisers with entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. Its portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of United States Television (TV) households and 43% of the United States Internet audience. The Company has the diverse digital media business with a portfolio that includes LIN Digital, LIN Mobile, HYFN, Dedicated Media, Federated Media and BiteSizeTV.

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