Reviewing Global Eagle Entertainment (ENT) & its Peers

Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Global Eagle Entertainment to related companies based off the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Eagle Entertainment $486.23 million $31.07 million -8.41
Global Eagle Entertainment Competitors $10.65 billion $3.20 billion 18.86

Global Eagle Entertainment’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Global Eagle Entertainment. Global Eagle Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Global Eagle Entertainment has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Eagle Entertainment’s peers have a beta of 1.54, indicating that their average stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Eagle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A
Global Eagle Entertainment Competitors -23.17% 12.73% 2.17%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.0% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.6% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Global Eagle Entertainment and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Eagle Entertainment 0 4 1 0 2.20
Global Eagle Entertainment Competitors 220 1022 2158 48 2.59

Global Eagle Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 267.13%. All “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 22.47%. Given Global Eagle Entertainment’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Global Eagle Entertainment is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Global Eagle Entertainment peers beat Global Eagle Entertainment on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. The Company’s segments include Connectivity and Content. Its Connectivity segment provides airline partners and their passengers with Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity over Ku-band satellite transmissions, and to a lesser extent operations solutions to airline customers. Its Content segment selects, manages and distributes wholly owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, applications, digital advertising solutions and games to over 150 airlines across the world, as well as to maritime and other away-from-home non-theatrical markets. The Company, through its product and services platform, provide airlines with a range of in-flight solutions, including Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions, content management services and e-commerce solutions.

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