Mediaset (MDIUY) & SAGE Grp PLC/GDR (SGPYY) Critical Contrast

SAGE Grp PLC/GDR (OTCMKTS:SGPYY) and Mediaset (OTCMKTS:MDIUY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of SAGE Grp PLC/GDR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Mediaset shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares SAGE Grp PLC/GDR and Mediaset’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SAGE Grp PLC/GDR N/A N/A N/A
Mediaset N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

SAGE Grp PLC/GDR pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Mediaset does not pay a dividend. SAGE Grp PLC/GDR pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SAGE Grp PLC/GDR and Mediaset’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SAGE Grp PLC/GDR $2.17 billion 3.67 $380.22 million $1.53 19.25
Mediaset $4.06 billion 0.92 -$325.89 million N/A N/A

SAGE Grp PLC/GDR has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mediaset.

Risk and Volatility

SAGE Grp PLC/GDR has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mediaset has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SAGE Grp PLC/GDR and Mediaset, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SAGE Grp PLC/GDR 0 2 1 0 2.33
Mediaset 1 2 0 0 1.67

Summary

SAGE Grp PLC/GDR beats Mediaset on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

SAGE Grp PLC/GDR Company Profile

The Sage Group plc provides business management software and services for small and medium sized companies. It offers software and services for accounting and payroll, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and payments. The company serves business owners, bookkeepers, and finance directors. It operates primarily in Northern Europe, Central and Southern Europe, North America, and internationally. The Sage Group plc was founded in 1981 and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

Mediaset Company Profile

Mediaset S.p.A. primarily operates in the television (TV) industry in Italy and Spain. The company operates in two segments, Integrated Television Operations and EI Towers. The Integrated Television Operations segment engages in content production and third -party acquisition; and linear and non-linear, and free-to-air and pay-per-view content distribution activities with a range of content centered on soccer, cinema, TV series, documentaries, and children's TV channels. This segment is also involved in radio broadcasting operations; movie production and distribution; and teleshopping, web publishing activities, licensing, merchandising, and foreign advertising concessions. The EI Towers segment operates electronic communications networks for radio and television broadcasters, and mobile telecommunications providers, as well as network infrastructure management services. This segment offers hosting on its transmission towers or stations, as well as a range of related services, such as technical assistance, maintenance, logistics, and planning services. Mediaset S.p.A. is based in Milan, Italy.

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