Critical review: Lingo Media (OTCMKTS: LMDCF) and John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: WLYB)

Lingo Media (OTCMKTS: LMDCFGet a rating) and John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: WLYBGet a rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which company is better? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Lingo Media and John Wiley & Sons, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Lingo Media 0 0 0 0 N / A
John Wiley and sons 0 0 0 0 N / A


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Lingo Media and John Wiley & Sons.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Lingo Media 30.39% 38.35% 29.60%
John Wiley and sons 7.06% 18.61% 6.04%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Lingo Media and John Wiley & Sons.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Lingo Media $1.57 million 1.44 $830,000.00 $0.01 6.39
John Wiley and sons $1.94 billion 1.51 $148.26 million $2.59 20.37

John Wiley & Sons has higher revenue and profit than Lingo Media. Lingo Media trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than John Wiley & Sons, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Lingo Media has a beta of 1.09, suggesting its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 0.79, suggesting its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.


John Wiley & Sons beats Lingo Media on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lingo Media (Get a rating)

Lingo Media Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets and supports a suite of English and other language learning solutions in the People’s Republic of China. The Company operates in two segments, Intellectual Property Licensing and Online and Offline Language Learning. The Intellectual Property Licensing segment publishes printed English language learning textbook programs. It co-publishes approximately 784 million units of the program title library. The Online English Learning segment provides English learning, training and assessment solutions based on web-based educational technologies, such as web-based software license subscriptions, online and professional services, audio practice tools and cross-platform apps. It offers approximately 3,000 hours of interactive learning across various product offerings, including Winnie’s World, English Academy, Campus, English for Success, and Masters and business. This segment also markets its products in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the United States through a network of distributors. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About John Wiley & Sons (Get a rating)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. operates as a worldwide research and education company. The Company operates through three segments: publishing and research platforms, academic and professional learning, and educational services. The Research Publishing & Platforms segment offers scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals and related content and services to learned societies, individual researchers, other professionals and academic, corporate and government libraries. This segment also publishes journals in the physical sciences and engineering, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities and life sciences; and provides publishing software and service to learned and professional societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web through the Literatum Platform. It sells and distributes its products through various channels, including research libraries and library consortia, and independent subscription agents, as well as directly to members of professional societies and other customers. The Academic and Professional Learning segment provides scientific, professional and educational printed and digital books, digital courseware and test preparation services to libraries, businesses, students, professionals and researchers, as well as services learning, development and assessment for companies and professionals. This segment distributes its products through chain and online bookstores, libraries, colleges and universities, businesses, direct to consumers, websites, distributor networks and other applications in line. The Education Services segment provides online program management services for higher education institutions and three talent placement services for professionals and businesses. The company was founded in 1807 and is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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