Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXAV) is one of 27 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Twenty-First Century Fox to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Twenty-First Century Fox has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Twenty-First Century Fox’s competitors have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and its competitors’ 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 Competitors 3.21% 12.31% 3.91%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Twenty-First Century Fox and its competitors, 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 Competitors 110 486 1250 25 2.64

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 3.31%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Twenty-First Century Fox has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Twenty-First Century Fox N/A N/A 15.51
Twenty-First Century Fox Competitors $10.52 billion $1.13 billion 860.82

Twenty-First Century Fox’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Twenty-First Century Fox. Twenty-First Century Fox 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.

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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