Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ: TYPE) is one of 184 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Monotype Imaging to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.4% of Monotype Imaging shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Monotype Imaging shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Monotype Imaging and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monotype Imaging 1 0 1 0 2.00
Monotype Imaging Competitors 922 4989 7799 207 2.52

Monotype Imaging currently has a consensus price target of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.47%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 8.98%. Given Monotype Imaging’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Monotype Imaging is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Monotype Imaging has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Monotype Imaging’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Monotype Imaging and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Monotype Imaging $235.79 million $11.56 million 90.56
Monotype Imaging Competitors $2.93 billion $229.01 million 338.89

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.


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 -21.71% -77.11% -4.12%


Monotype Imaging pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. 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 37.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


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

About Monotype Imaging

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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