Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) is one of 32 public companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Central European Media Enterprises to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Central European Media Enterprises has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central European Media Enterprises’ rivals have a beta of 1.51, indicating that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Central European Media Enterprises $650.66 million $162.63 million -41.50
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors $10.65 billion $3.19 billion 19.96

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.

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%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.3% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Central European Media Enterprises and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Central European Media Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors 193 958 2150 42 2.61

As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 23.52%. Given Central European Media Enterprises’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Central European Media Enterprises has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Central European Media Enterprises rivals beat Central European Media Enterprises on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Central European Media Enterprises Company Profile

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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