Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXAV) and Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) are both large-cap entertainment production – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Twenty-First Century Fox N/A N/A N/A $1.61 15.51
Twenty-First Century Fox $28.50 billion 1.59 $2.95 billion $1.59 15.36

Twenty-First Century Fox has higher revenue and earnings than Twenty-First Century Fox. Twenty-First Century Fox is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Twenty-First Century Fox, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Twenty-First Century Fox 0 0 0 0 N/A
Twenty-First Century Fox 0 1 2 0 2.67

Twenty-First Century Fox has a consensus price target of $34.00, suggesting a potential upside of 39.17%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Twenty-First Century Fox is more favorable than Twenty-First Century Fox.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Twenty-First Century Fox 8.25% 13.07% 4.41%
Twenty-First Century Fox 10.36% 22.47% 7.20%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.3% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by institutional investors. 39.4% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Twenty-First Century Fox pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Twenty-First Century Fox does not pay a dividend. Twenty-First Century Fox pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Twenty-First Century Fox has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Twenty-First Century Fox has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Twenty-First Century Fox beats Twenty-First Century Fox on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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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