Gray Television (NYSE:GTN) and Rtl Group (OTCMKTS:RGLXF) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
88.6% of Gray Television shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Gray Television shares 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 table compares Gray Television and Rtl Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Gray Television has a beta of 2.46, meaning that its share price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rtl Group has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Gray Television and Rtl Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Gray Television presently has a consensus price target of $21.86, indicating a potential upside of 28.95%. Given Gray Television’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Gray Television is more favorable than Rtl Group.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Gray Television and Rtl Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gray Television||$882.73 million||1.70||$261.95 million||$1.17||14.49|
|Rtl Group||$6.90 billion||1.57||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Gray Television has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Rtl Group.
Gray Television beats Rtl Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gray Television Company Profile
Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company, owns and operates television stations and digital assets in the United States. As of February 23, 2018, the company owned and operated television stations in 57 television markets broadcasting approximately 200 program streams, including approximately 100 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, the NBC Network, the ABC Network, and the FOX Network. It also broadcasts secondary digital channels affiliated to ABC, CBS, and FOX, as well as channels affiliated with various other networks and program services, including CW Plus Network, MY Network, the MeTV Network, This TV Network, Antenna TV, Telemundo, Cozi, Heroes and Icons, and MOVIES! Network; and local news/weather channels in various markets. The company was formerly known as Gray Communications Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Gray Television, Inc. in August 2002. Gray Television, Inc. was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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