LIN Media (NYSE: TVL) and Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for LIN Media and Entravision Communication, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Entravision Communication pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. LIN Media does not pay a dividend. Entravision Communication pays out 10.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. LIN Media has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares LIN Media and Entravision Communication’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Entravision Communication||$258.51 million||2.20||$20.40 million||$1.86||3.40|
Entravision Communication has higher revenue and earnings than LIN Media. LIN Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entravision Communication, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares LIN Media and Entravision Communication’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
63.8% of Entravision Communication shares are held by institutional investors. 20.7% of Entravision Communication shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Entravision Communication beats LIN Media on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
LIN Media Company Profile
LIN Media LLC (LIN Media) is a local multimedia company. The Company operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 of the United States markets, and a portfolio of Websites, applications and mobile products. Its television stations deliver local news, community service, and sports and entertainment programming to viewers, reaching 10.5% of homes owning televisions in the United States. In April 2013, it acquired a majority ownership position in HYFN. On July 30, 2013, LIN Media announced that it had completed its merger with LIN TV Corp., with LIN Media, as the surviving company in the merger. In February 2014, the Company acquired Federated Media Publishing, Inc.
Entravision Communication Company Profile
Entravision Communications Corporation is a media company. The Company reaches and engages Hispanics in the United States and certain border markets of Mexico across media channels and advertising platforms. The Company operates through three segments: television broadcasting, radio broadcasting and digital media. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 54 television stations located primarily in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Washington, District of Columbia. It owns and operates Spanish-language radio stations in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, its radio stations consisted of 38 frequency modulation (FM) and 11 amplitude modulation (AM) stations located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. The digital media segment provides digital advertising solutions that allow advertisers to reach online Hispanic audiences throughout the United States and Mexico.
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