American Community Newspapers (OTCMKTS:ACNI) vs. The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) Head-To-Head Contrast

American Community Newspapers (OTCMKTS:ACNI) and The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.5% of The New York Times shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of The New York Times 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.

Profitability

This table compares American Community Newspapers and The New York Times’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Community Newspapers N/A N/A N/A
The New York Times 7.91% 12.74% 7.10%

Volatility & Risk

American Community Newspapers has a beta of 3.12, meaning that its stock price is 212% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The New York Times has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Community Newspapers and The New York Times’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Community Newspapers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The New York Times $1.81 billion 3.74 $139.97 million $0.92 44.08

The New York Times has higher revenue and earnings than American Community Newspapers.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for American Community Newspapers and The New York Times, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Community Newspapers 0 0 0 0 N/A
The New York Times 1 0 5 0 2.67

The New York Times has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.97%. Given The New York Times’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The New York Times is more favorable than American Community Newspapers.

Summary

The New York Times beats American Community Newspapers on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American Community Newspapers

American Community Newspapers Inc. publishes community newspapers. The company was formerly known as Lionheart Newspapers, LLC and changed its name to American Community Newspapers Inc. in November 2002. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Addison, Texas.

About The New York Times

The New York Times Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms worldwide. It offers The New York Times (The Times), a daily and Sunday newspaper in the United States, as well as international edition of The Times; and operates the NYTimes.com Website. The company also transmits articles, graphics, and photographs from The Times and other publications to approximately 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and Websites; licenses electronic databases to resellers in the business, professional, and library markets; and offers magazine licensing, news digests, book development, and rights and permissions. In addition, it engages in the NYT Live business, a platform for its live journalism; operates Wirecutter, a product review and recommendation Website that serves as a guide to technology gear, home products, and other consumer goods; develops mobile applications, including Crossword and Cooking products; prints products for third parties; and offers other products and services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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