Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) is one of 25 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Twenty-First Century Fox to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Twenty-First Century Fox 10.36% 22.46% 7.19%
Twenty-First Century Fox Competitors 4.62% 11.46% 4.02%

Dividends

Twenty-First Century Fox pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Twenty-First Century Fox pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 29.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Twenty-First Century Fox has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Twenty-First Century Fox’s peers have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Twenty-First Century Fox and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Twenty-First Century Fox 0 5 16 0 2.76
Twenty-First Century Fox Competitors 142 531 1239 31 2.60

Twenty-First Century Fox presently has a consensus price target of $33.53, suggesting a potential upside of 23.94%. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 20.90%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Twenty-First Century Fox is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.3% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.1% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Twenty-First Century Fox $28.50 billion $7.11 billion 17.01
Twenty-First Century Fox Competitors $6.27 billion $1.49 billion 42.86

Twenty-First Century Fox has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Twenty-First Century Fox is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Twenty-First Century Fox beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Twenty-First Century Fox Company Profile

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. is a media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments include Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, factual entertainment and movie programming for distribution. The Television segment is engaged in the operation of broadcast television stations and the broadcasting of network programming in the United States. The Filmed Entertainment segment is engaged in the production and acquisition of live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in all formats in all entertainment media, and the production and licensing of television programming around the world. The Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment consists primarily of corporate overhead and eliminations, and other businesses.

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