Financial Comparison: Monotype Imaging (TYPE) and Its Rivals

Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ: TYPE) is one of 186 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Monotype Imaging to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.


This table compares Monotype Imaging and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monotype Imaging 4.90% 6.10% 3.73%
Monotype Imaging Competitors -22.05% -78.61% -4.52%

Risk & Volatility

Monotype Imaging has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Monotype Imaging’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Monotype Imaging and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Monotype Imaging $235.79 million $11.56 million 89.26
Monotype Imaging Competitors $2.91 billion $234.03 million 373.96

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Monotype Imaging and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monotype Imaging 1 0 1 0 2.00
Monotype Imaging Competitors 900 4940 7755 198 2.53

Monotype Imaging currently has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 14.11%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 4.13%. Given Monotype Imaging’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Monotype Imaging is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.2% of Monotype Imaging shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Monotype Imaging shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Monotype Imaging pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Monotype Imaging pays out 166.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 37.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Monotype Imaging rivals beat Monotype Imaging on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Monotype Imaging Company Profile

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. is engaged in the development, marketing and licensing of technologies and fonts. The Company empowers expression and engagement for creatives, designers, engineers and marketers. It organizes its business operations into two areas: creative professionals and original equipment manufacturer (OEM). For Creative Professional market, it provides content across multiple devices and mediums. Its solutions, which include type, branded mobile content, visual content marketing solutions, custom design services, and tools and technologies that enable the creative process, are licensed through its direct sales channel, e-commerce platforms and partner platforms. It also provides consumer device manufacturers and independent software vendors with the right solutions for delivering consistent, compelling user experiences. It works with a range of customers, including brands, agencies and publishers. As of December 31, 2016, it offered over 17,000 typeface designs.

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