Head to Head Analysis: Entercom Communications (ETM) & CUR Media (CURM)

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Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) and CUR Media (OTCMKTS:CURM) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Entercom Communications and CUR Media, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entercom Communications 0 2 1 0 2.33
CUR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

Entercom Communications currently has a consensus target price of $8.25, indicating a potential upside of 20.61%. Given Entercom Communications’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Entercom Communications is more favorable than CUR Media.

Profitability

This table compares Entercom Communications and CUR Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entercom Communications 21.63% -1.62% -0.62%
CUR Media N/A N/A -252.15%

Dividends

Entercom Communications pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. CUR Media does not pay a dividend. Entercom Communications pays out -80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Entercom Communications has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CUR Media has a beta of -1.29, suggesting that its share price is 229% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.6% of Entercom Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 32.6% of Entercom Communications shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.9% of CUR Media shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Entercom Communications and CUR Media’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entercom Communications $592.88 million 1.66 $233.84 million ($0.45) -15.33
CUR Media N/A N/A -$2.54 million N/A N/A

Entercom Communications has higher revenue and earnings than CUR Media.

Summary

Entercom Communications beats CUR Media on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Entercom Communications

Entercom Communications Corp. operates as a radio broadcasting company in the United States. The company owns and operates radio stations in various formats, such as news, sports, talk, classic rock, urban, adult contemporary, alternative, country, and others. As of February 20, 2018, it had a portfolio of approximately 235 radio stations, digital platforms, and live events. Entercom Communications Corp. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

About CUR Media

CÜR Media, Inc., an Internet music service, focuses on providing a paid subscription Internet radio service offering listeners streaming music on the Web and mobile devices under the CÜR brand. It also intends to offer personalized advertising in the form of display ads, email, and text messages; and to sell music, concert tickets, and merchandise through its music streaming service, as well as music downloads. The company was formerly known as Duane Street Corp and changed its name to CÜR Media, Inc. in January 2014. CÜR Media, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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