Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO) is one of 33 public companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Tribune Media to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Dividends

Tribune Media pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Tribune Media pays out -75.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 58.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Tribune Media is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tribune Media and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Tribune Media $1.95 billion $14.24 million -30.96
Tribune Media Competitors $12.55 billion $1.47 billion 166.67

Tribune Media’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Tribune Media. Tribune Media 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 Tribune Media and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tribune Media -6.12% 4.11% 1.50%
Tribune Media Competitors -8.42% 12.08% 2.78%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.7% of Tribune Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Tribune Media shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Tribune Media has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tribune Media’s rivals have a beta of 1.59, indicating that their average share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Tribune Media and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tribune Media 1 4 1 0 2.00
Tribune Media Competitors 211 1061 2295 44 2.60

Tribune Media currently has a consensus price target of $43.88, suggesting a potential upside of 6.54%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 19.63%. Given Tribune Media’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tribune Media has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Tribune Media rivals beat Tribune Media on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Tribune Media Company Profile

Tribune Media Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States. It offers news, entertainment, and sports programming through Tribune Broadcasting local television stations, including FOX television affiliates, CW Network, LLC television affiliates, CBS television affiliates, ABC television affiliates, NBC television affiliates, and independent television stations; and television series and movies on WGN America, a national general entertainment cable network. The company also operates Antenna TV and THIS TV, a digital multicast networks; Tribune Studios, a development and production studio; Screener, an entertainment Website; and WGN 720 AM, a radio station in Chicago. It owns and operates 42 local television stations. The company was formerly known as Tribune Company and changed its name to Tribune Media Company in July 2014. Tribune Media Company was founded in 1847 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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