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The Media industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.3%. Laggards within the Media industry included RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE), down 2.8%, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 3.2%, CVSL ( CVSL), down 10.7%, Tiger Media ( IDI), down 3.6% and Daily Journal ( DJCO), down 3.1%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Tiger Media ( IDI) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry lower today. Tiger Media was down $0.04 (3.6%) to $1.06 on light volume. Throughout the day, 44,785 shares of Tiger Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 76,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.06-$1.30 after having opened the day at $1.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.10.

Tiger Media, Inc., a multi-platform media company, provides advertising services in the out-of-home advertising industry in the People's Republic of China. Tiger Media has a market cap of $40.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Tiger Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, feeble growth in its earnings per share and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IDI go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 46.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.54 million to -$0.79 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, TIGER MEDIA INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for TIGER MEDIA INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 13.99%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -89.30% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • TIGER MEDIA INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, TIGER MEDIA INC reported poor results of -$0.12 versus -$0.03 in the prior year.
  • IDI has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 21.13% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Tiger Media Ratings Report

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At the close, NTN Buzztime ( NTN) was down $0.01 (3.2%) to $0.45 on light volume. Throughout the day, 20,736 shares of NTN Buzztime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 74,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.45-$0.47 after having opened the day at $0.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.46.

NTN Buzztime, Inc. provides an entertainment and marketing services platform for hospitality venues that offer games, events, and entertainment experiences in the United States and Canada. NTN Buzztime has a market cap of $42.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates NTN Buzztime as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on NTN go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 462.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.23 million to -$1.32 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, NTN BUZZTIME INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$1.45 million or 300.00% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The gross profit margin for NTN BUZZTIME INC is currently very high, coming in at 71.49%. Regardless of NTN's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, NTN's net profit margin of -21.89% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • NTN BUZZTIME INC's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. Stable Earnings per share over the past year indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. During the past fiscal year, NTN BUZZTIME INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.01 versus -$0.02 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: NTN Buzztime Ratings Report

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RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE) was another company that pushed the Media industry lower today. RLJ Entertainment was down $0.06 (2.8%) to $2.05 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,044 shares of RLJ Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.05-$2.11 after having opened the day at $2.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.11.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, acquires content rights in British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length motion pictures. It operates through three segments: Intellectual Property Licensing, Wholesale, and Direct-to-Consumer. RLJ Entertainment has a market cap of $27.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates RLJ Entertainment as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, feeble growth in its earnings per share and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLJE go as follows:

  • Although RLJE's debt-to-equity ratio of 2.15 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC is rather low; currently it is at 24.17%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -21.00% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported poor results of -$2.30 versus -$0.49 in the prior year.
  • RLJE's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 55.60%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: RLJ Entertainment Ratings Report

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