Rtl Group (OTCMKTS:RGLXF) and Tribune (NYSE:TRCO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
97.6% of Tribune shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Tribune shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Tribune pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Rtl Group does not pay a dividend. Tribune pays out 70.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Rtl Group and Tribune’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tribune||$1.85 billion||2.18||$194.11 million||$1.41||32.67|
Tribune has higher revenue and earnings than Rtl Group.
This table compares Rtl Group and Tribune’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Rtl Group and Tribune, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Tribune has a consensus target price of $40.20, indicating a potential downside of 12.74%.
Tribune beats Rtl Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tribune Media Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States. It offers news, entertainment, and sports programming through Tribune Broadcasting local television stations, including FOX television affiliates, CW Network, LLC television affiliates, CBS television affiliates, ABC television affiliates, MY television affiliates, NBC television affiliates, and independent television stations; and television series and movies on WGN America, a national general entertainment cable network. The company also operates Antenna TV and THIS TV digital multicast networks; a production studio; Screener, an entertainment Website; and WGN 720 AM, a radio station in Chicago. It owns and operates 42 local television stations. The company was formerly known as Tribune Company and changed its name to Tribune Media Company in July 2014. Tribune Media Company was founded in 1847 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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