Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Tribune Media to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Tribune Media and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tribune Media||$1.95 billion||$14.24 million||-31.39|
|Tribune Media Competitors||$12.55 billion||$1.47 billion||173.01|
Volatility & Risk
Tribune Media has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tribune Media’s rivals have a beta of 1.49, indicating that their average stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Tribune Media and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tribune Media Competitors||-19.86%||11.52%||2.64%|
Tribune Media pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Tribune Media pays out -75.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 59.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Tribune Media is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
90.8% of Tribune Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.2% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Tribune Media shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Tribune Media and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tribune Media Competitors||203||1050||2292||44||2.61|
Tribune Media presently has a consensus target price of $43.88, indicating a potential upside of 5.09%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 12.66%. Given Tribune Media’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tribune Media has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Tribune Media rivals beat Tribune Media on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
Tribune Media Company Profile
Tribune Media Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States. It offers news, entertainment, and sports programming through Tribune Broadcasting local television stations, including FOX television affiliates, CW Network, LLC television affiliates, CBS television affiliates, ABC television affiliates, NBC television affiliates, and independent television stations; and television series and movies on WGN America, a national general entertainment cable network. The company also operates Antenna TV and THIS TV, a digital multicast networks; Tribune Studios, a development and production studio; Screener, an entertainment Website; and WGN 720 AM, a radio station in Chicago. It owns and operates 42 local television stations. The company was formerly known as Tribune Company and changed its name to Tribune Media Company in July 2014. Tribune Media Company was founded in 1847 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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