Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Rentrak to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Rentrak and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rentrak 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rentrak Competitors 132 501 1147 25 2.59

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 20.75%. Given Rentrak’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Rentrak has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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 0.61% 7.36% 1.84%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rentrak and its competitors gross 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 1,043.28

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.

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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