Critical Contrast: Millennial Media (MM) versus Its Peers

Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) is one of 33 public companies in the “Advertising & Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Millennial Media to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Millennial Media and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Millennial Media N/A N/A -1.28
Millennial Media Competitors $2.71 billion $171.61 million -159.10

Millennial Media’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Millennial Media. Millennial Media is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

54.1% of shares of all “Advertising & Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of shares of all “Advertising & Marketing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Millennial Media and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Millennial Media -23.47% -26.25% -19.24%
Millennial Media Competitors -3.35% -7.04% -0.90%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Millennial Media and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Millennial Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Millennial Media Competitors 61 448 879 16 2.61

As a group, “Advertising & Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 22.06%. Given Millennial Media’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Millennial Media has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Millennial Media rivals beat Millennial Media on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Millennial Media

Millennial Media, Inc. is an independent mobile advertising marketplace delivering products and services to advertisers and developers. The Company offers advertisers a suite of solutions that allow them to reach and connect with the target audiences across screens, from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to PCs. The Company offers developers the ability to maximize the advertising revenue and acquire new users for apps. Its advertiser and developer solutions support all mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. For clients who want a higher degree of customer service, the Company offers its managed media services with dedicated account teams. For its clients who want to interact with it on a more automated basis, the Company offers tools that allow advertisers to buy its ad supply in a programmatic fashion through its ad exchange and developers the opportunity to manage and monetize the ad inventory through its supply side tool.

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