Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One (OTC:FWONA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Tribune Media Company and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tribune Media Company 1 3 1 0 2.00
Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One 0 2 1 0 2.33

Tribune Media Company presently has a consensus price target of $44.50, suggesting a potential upside of 8.96%. Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One has a consensus price target of $36.33, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Given Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One is more favorable than Tribune Media Company.

Dividends

Tribune Media Company pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One does not pay a dividend. Tribune Media Company pays out -108.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tribune Media Company and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tribune Media Company $1.92 billion 1.85 $415.94 million ($0.92) -44.39
Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tribune Media Company has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One.

Profitability

This table compares Tribune Media Company and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tribune Media Company -4.09% 4.40% 1.65%
Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Tribune Media Company beats Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One

Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty) owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are engaged in the media and entertainment industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company principally operates in North America. Its principal businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRIUS XM) and the Braves Holdings, LLC (Braves Holdings), and its equity affiliate Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Live Nation). The Company operates through two segments: SIRIUS X, and corporate and other. SIRIUS XM transmits its music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels, as well as infotainment services, in the United States on a subscription fee basis through its approximately two satellite radio systems. SIRIUS XM has approximately 29.6 million subscribers. Its corporate and other segment includes its consolidated subsidiary, Braves Holdings.

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