Review by John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLYB) and Lingo Media (OTCMKTS:LMDCF)

John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLYB – Get Rating) and Lingo Media (OTCMKTS:LMDCF – Get Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which company is better? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Volatility and risk

John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Lingo Media has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
John Wiley and sons 7.06% 18.61% 6.04%
Lingo Media 30.01% 43.38% 33.39%

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares John Wiley & Sons and Lingo Media’s earnings, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
John Wiley and sons $1.94 billion 1.51 $148.26 million $2.59 20.37
Lingo Media $1.03 million 2.21 $620,000.00 $0.02 3.19

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.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for John Wiley & Sons and Lingo Media, as provided by MarketBeat.

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


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

John Wiley & Sons Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

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.

Lingo Media Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

Lingo Media LogoLingo 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.

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