Stock in Focus: Meredith Corporation (MDP)

Company Profile:

Meredith Corporation operates as a diversified media company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Local Media and National Media. The Local Media segment operates television stations, such as 7 CBS affiliates, 5 FOX affiliates, 2 MyNetworkTV affiliates, 1 NBC affiliate, 1 ABC affiliate, and 2 independent stations. The National Media segment publishes magazines for women. This segment publishes approximately 20 subscription magazines that include Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes, Rachael Ray Every Day, Martha Stewart Living, Shape, and FamilyFun, as well as approximately 140 special interest publications under approximately 90 titles. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Recent News:

On May 17, 2018, the company unveiled the new look, name and direction of its in-house television production company, which will now be known as Four M Studios.

The company reported total revenues from continuing operations were $649 million, compared to $425 million. For the first nine months of fiscal 2018, total revenues from continuing operations were $1.5 billion, compared to $1.3 billion.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



MDP’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth, robust profitability, better solvency and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its reveune has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic Oscillator. RSI(14) stands at 47.09 with positive bias. We rate Meredith Corporation (MDP) a STRONG BUY.

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