Head to Head Comparison: AMC Networks (AMCX) vs. Its Rivals

AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) is one of 15 public companies in the “Television Broadcasting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare AMC Networks to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.7% of AMC Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.7% of AMC Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AMC Networks and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AMC Networks $2.76 billion $270.51 million 9.89
AMC Networks Competitors $3.48 billion $571.33 million 42.76

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for AMC Networks and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMC Networks 1 9 3 0 2.15
AMC Networks Competitors 85 548 499 4 2.37

AMC Networks currently has a consensus price target of $60.36, indicating a potential upside of 20.39%. As a group, “Television Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 22.30%. Given AMC Networks’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AMC Networks has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares AMC Networks and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMC Networks 12.12% 948.45% 10.28%
AMC Networks Competitors 11.20% 95.07% 6.14%

Volatility and Risk

AMC Networks has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMC Networks’ peers have a beta of 1.58, suggesting that their average share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AMC Networks peers beat AMC Networks on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About AMC Networks

AMC Networks Inc. is a holding company, which conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries. The Company owns and operates entertainment businesses and assets. It operates through two segments: National Networks, and International and Other. National Networks includes activities of its programming businesses, which include its programming networks distributed in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment includes AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the Company’s international programming businesses consisting of a portfolio of channels in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa; IFC Films, the Company’s independent film distribution business; AMCNI- DMC, the broadcast solutions unit of certain networks of AMCNI and third-party networks, and various developing online content distribution initiatives. National Networks’ programming networks include AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA and SundanceTV.

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