World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare World Wrestling Entertainment to related businesses based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
49.5% of World Wrestling Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.8% of World Wrestling Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
World Wrestling Entertainment pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. World Wrestling Entertainment pays out 154.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 29.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
World Wrestling Entertainment has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, World Wrestling Entertainment’s peers have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for World Wrestling Entertainment and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|World Wrestling Entertainment||1||2||6||0||2.56|
|World Wrestling Entertainment Competitors||141||528||1232||31||2.60|
World Wrestling Entertainment currently has a consensus price target of $24.43, indicating a potential upside of 13.31%. All “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 20.53%. Given World Wrestling Entertainment’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe World Wrestling Entertainment has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares World Wrestling Entertainment and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|World Wrestling Entertainment||3.29%||13.07%||5.51%|
|World Wrestling Entertainment Competitors||4.62%||11.46%||4.02%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares World Wrestling Entertainment and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|World Wrestling Entertainment||$762.15 million||$81.40 million||69.55|
|World Wrestling Entertainment Competitors||$6.27 billion||$1.49 billion||41.06|
World Wrestling Entertainment’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than World Wrestling Entertainment. World Wrestling Entertainment is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.
World Wrestling Entertainment peers beat World Wrestling Entertainment on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About World Wrestling Entertainment
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments are Network, Television, Home Entertainment, Digital Media, Live Events, Licensing, Venue Merchandise, WWEShop, WWE Studios, and Corporate and Other. The Company is engaged in the production and distribution of content through various channels, including its WWE Network, television rights agreements, pay-per-view event programming, live events, feature films, licensing of various WWE themed products, and the sale of consumer products featuring its brands. Its Network, Television, Home Entertainment and Digital Media are individual segments that comprise the Media Division. Its Live Events, Licensing, Venue Merchandise and WWEShop are individual segments that comprise the Consumer Products Division. Its Network segment consists of subscriptions to WWE Network. The Company’s Television segment consists of television rights fees and advertising.
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