Innerscope Hearing Technologies (OTCMKTS:INND) and Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Interpublic Group of Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Innerscope Hearing Technologies does not pay a dividend. Interpublic Group of Companies pays out 59.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Interpublic Group of Companies has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
98.1% of Interpublic Group of Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Interpublic Group of Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Innerscope Hearing Technologies and Interpublic Group of Companies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Innerscope Hearing Technologies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Interpublic Group of Companies||1||6||5||0||2.33|
Interpublic Group of Companies has a consensus target price of $25.38, suggesting a potential upside of 7.98%. Given Interpublic Group of Companies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Interpublic Group of Companies is more favorable than Innerscope Hearing Technologies.
This table compares Innerscope Hearing Technologies and Interpublic Group of Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Innerscope Hearing Technologies||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Interpublic Group of Companies||6.62%||30.99%||5.27%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Innerscope Hearing Technologies and Interpublic Group of Companies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Innerscope Hearing Technologies||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Interpublic Group of Companies||$7.88 billion||1.15||$579.00 million||$1.41||16.67|
Interpublic Group of Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Innerscope Hearing Technologies.
Interpublic Group of Companies beats Innerscope Hearing Technologies on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Innerscope Hearing Technologies Company Profile
InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. provides a line of hearable and wearable personal sound amplifier products and applications on the iOS and Android markets in the direct-to-consumer markets. It also offers products through e-commerce store. The company was formerly known as Innerscope Advertising Agency, Inc. and changed its name to InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. in August 2017. InnerScope Hearing Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Roseville, California.
Interpublic Group of Companies Company Profile
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. It offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. The company also provides various diversified services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. It offers its services under various brands comprising McCann, MullenLowe, IPG Mediabrands, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, and The Martin Agency, as well as Foote, Cone & Belding. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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