Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.4% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and Comcast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Eagle Entertainment -5.35% -4.75% -2.20%
Comcast 12.94% 18.88% 5.85%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Global Eagle Entertainment and Comcast, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Eagle Entertainment 0 4 1 0 2.20
Comcast 0 0 0 0 N/A

Global Eagle Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $10.75, indicating a potential upside of 225.76%. Given Global Eagle Entertainment’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Global Eagle Entertainment is more favorable than Comcast.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and Comcast’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Eagle Entertainment $486.23 million 0.58 $31.07 million ($0.34) -9.71
Comcast N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Global Eagle Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than Comcast.

Summary

Global Eagle Entertainment beats Comcast on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Eagle Entertainment Company Profile

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. The Company’s segments include Connectivity and Content. Its Connectivity segment provides airline partners and their passengers with Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity over Ku-band satellite transmissions, and to a lesser extent operations solutions to airline customers. Its Content segment selects, manages and distributes wholly owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, applications, digital advertising solutions and games to over 150 airlines across the world, as well as to maritime and other away-from-home non-theatrical markets. The Company, through its product and services platform, provide airlines with a range of in-flight solutions, including Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions, content management services and e-commerce solutions.

Comcast Company Profile

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. Its Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. Its Cable Networks segment consists of a portfolio of national cable networks. Its Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks. Its Filmed Entertainment segment primarily produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment across the world, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. Its Theme Parks segment consists primarily of its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California.

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