Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Rentrak to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rentrak N/A N/A -889.40
Rentrak Competitors $9.52 billion $1.09 billion 129.61

Rentrak’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Rentrak. Rentrak 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.3% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.3% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Rentrak and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rentrak 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rentrak Competitors 109 477 1121 25 2.61

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential downside of 1.70%. Given Rentrak’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Rentrak has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rentrak 3.80% 2.04% 1.75%
Rentrak Competitors 1.44% 9.43% 3.14%

Summary

Rentrak competitors beat Rentrak on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Rentrak

Rentrak Corporation is a media measurement and consumer targeting company serving the entertainment, television (TV), video and advertising industries. The Company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) technology merges television viewership information from televisions and devices with consumer behavior and purchase information across multiple platforms, devices and distribution channels. The Company’s product offerings, which are referred as Essentials include TV Everywhere, which includes TV Essentials and StationView Essentials; Movies Everywhere, which includes Box Office Essentials, International Box Office Essentials, PostTrak and PreAct; OnDemand Everywhere, which includes OnDemand Essentials, Digital Download Essentials, Multiscreen Essentials and other Over the Top measurement tools and related products, and Other Services, which includes Studio Revenue Share Essentials (SRSE) and other products relating to measurement of physical content in the home video rental industry.

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