Daily Journal (DJCO) & New York Times (NYT) Head to Head Review

Daily Journal (NASDAQ: DJCO) and New York Times (NYSE:NYT) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Daily Journal and New York Times’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Daily Journal 36.72% -0.97% -0.57%
New York Times 0.26% 14.89% 5.99%

Volatility and Risk

Daily Journal has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York Times has a beta of 1.85, indicating that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

New York Times pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Daily Journal does not pay a dividend. New York Times pays out 800.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Daily Journal and New York Times’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Daily Journal $41.38 million 7.30 -$910,000.00 $11.08 19.77
New York Times $1.68 billion 2.33 $4.29 million $0.02 1,205.00

New York Times has higher revenue and earnings than Daily Journal. Daily Journal is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than New York Times, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.8% of Daily Journal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.6% of New York Times shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.5% of Daily Journal shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of New York Times shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Daily Journal and New York Times, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Daily Journal 0 0 0 0 N/A
New York Times 0 2 0 0 2.00

New York Times has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential downside of 21.16%. Given New York Times’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe New York Times is more favorable than Daily Journal.

Summary

New York Times beats Daily Journal on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Daily Journal

Daily Journal Corporation publishes newspapers and Websites covering California and Arizona, and produces various specialized information services. The Company also serves as a newspaper representative specializing in public notice advertising. It operates through two segments: Traditional Business and Journal Technologies. The Traditional Business segment provides newspaper publishing and related services. The Journal Technologies segment supplies case management software systems and related products to courts, prosecutor and public defender offices, probation departments and other justice agencies, including administrative law organizations, city and county governments and bar associations. These organizations use the Journal Technologies family of products to help manage cases and information electronically, to interface with other justice partners and to extend electronic services to bar members and the public. Its subsidiary is Journal Technologies, Inc. (Journal Technologies).

About New York Times

The New York Times Company is a media company focused on creating, collecting and distributing news and information. The Company’s principal business consists of distributing content generated by its newsroom through its print, Web and mobile platforms. In addition, it distributes selected content on third-party platforms. The Company includes newspapers, print and digital products and investments. The Company’s businesses include newspapers, such as The New York Times (The Times); Websites, including NYTimes.com; mobile applications, including The Times’s news applications, as well as interest-specific applications, such as NYT Cooking, Crossword and others, and related businesses, such as The Times news services division, product review and recommendation Websites The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, digital archive distribution, NYT Live (its live events business) and other products and services under The Times brand.

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