Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Comcast Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Comcast Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comcast Corporation 11.45% 16.80% 5.23%
Comcast Corporation Competitors -29.37% 9.48% 1.44%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Comcast Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Comcast Corporation $83.97 billion $27.79 billion 19.44
Comcast Corporation Competitors $10.65 billion $3.19 billion 19.92

Comcast Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Comcast Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Comcast Corporation has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comcast Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.51, indicating that their average share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Comcast Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comcast Corporation 0 1 23 0 2.96
Comcast Corporation Competitors 225 1029 2184 49 2.59

Comcast Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $45.83, suggesting a potential upside of 18.77%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 23.60%. Given Comcast Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Comcast Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Comcast Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Comcast Corporation pays out 31.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 38.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.9% of Comcast Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Comcast Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Comcast Corporation beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Comcast Corporation 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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