Starz Acquisition (NASDAQ: STRZA) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Starz Acquisition to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
Starz Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Starz Acquisition’s peers have a beta of 1.51, indicating that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Starz Acquisition and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||$10.65 billion||$3.19 billion||19.17|
Starz Acquisition’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Starz Acquisition. Starz Acquisition is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Starz Acquisition and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||194||967||2159||44||2.61|
Starz Acquisition currently has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.06%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 22.85%. Given Starz Acquisition’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Starz Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Starz Acquisition and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||-20.60%||13.00%||2.24%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
80.2% of Starz Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of Starz Acquisition shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Starz Acquisition peers beat Starz Acquisition on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
Starz Acquisition Company Profile
Starz Acquisition LLC, formerly Starz, is an integrated media and entertainment company. The Company provides premium subscription video programming in the United States to cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies and online video providers. The Company’s segments include Starz Networks and Starz Distribution. The Starz Networks segment provides premium subscription video programming to the United States multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), including cable operators (such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable), satellite television providers (such as DIRECTV and DISH Network) and telecommunications companies (such as AT&T and Verizon). The Starz Distribution segment includes the operations of its Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital and Starz Worldwide Distribution businesses. It also develops, produces and acquires entertainment content and distributes this content to consumers in the United States and throughout the world.
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