Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Central European Media Enterprises to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Central European Media Enterprises and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Central European Media Enterprises 0 0 1 0 3.00
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors 221 1025 2163 48 2.59

Central European Media Enterprises currently has a consensus price target of $3.30, indicating a potential downside of 20.00%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.23%. Given Central European Media Enterprises’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Central European Media Enterprises has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

28.3% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Central European Media Enterprises 2.82% -18.46% 1.26%
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors -21.34% 11.52% 1.96%

Volatility & Risk

Central European Media Enterprises has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central European Media Enterprises’ rivals have a beta of 1.54, suggesting that their average stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Central European Media Enterprises $650.66 million $162.63 million -41.25
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors $10.62 billion $3.19 billion 19.10

Central European Media Enterprises’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Central European Media Enterprises. Central European Media Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Central European Media Enterprises rivals beat Central European Media Enterprises on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Central European Media Enterprises

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME Ltd.) is a media and entertainment company operating in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company’s assets are held through a series of Dutch and Curacao holding companies. The Company manages its business on a geographical basis, with six segments: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The Bulgaria segment operated one general entertainment channel, BTV, and five other channels, including BTV CINEMA, BTV COMEDY, RING.BG, BTV ACTION and BTV LADY, as of December 31, 2016. The Croatia segment operated one general entertainment channel, NOVA TV (Croatia), as of December 31, 2016. The Czech Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV NOVA (Czech Republic), as of December 31, 2016. The Romania segment operated one general entertainment channel, PRO TV, as of December 31, 2016. The Slovak Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV MARKIZA, as of December 31, 2016.

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