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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Global Eagle Entertainment and Comcast Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Eagle Entertainment 0 4 1 0 2.20
Comcast Corporation 0 2 22 0 2.92

Global Eagle Entertainment presently has a consensus price target of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 192.92%. Comcast Corporation has a consensus price target of $44.68, suggesting a potential upside of 13.96%. Given Global Eagle Entertainment’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Global Eagle Entertainment is more favorable than Comcast Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and Comcast Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Eagle Entertainment $486.23 million 0.64 $31.07 million ($0.34) -10.79
Comcast Corporation $82.08 billion 2.27 $27.14 billion $1.88 20.86

Comcast Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Global Eagle Entertainment. Global Eagle Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Comcast Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Comcast Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Global Eagle Entertainment does not pay a dividend. Comcast Corporation pays out 33.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.4% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.6% of Comcast Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Comcast Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Global Eagle Entertainment has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comcast Corporation has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Eagle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A
Comcast Corporation 11.12% 15.98% 5.04%

Summary

Comcast Corporation beats Global Eagle Entertainment on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Eagle Entertainment

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.

About Comcast Corporation

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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