Starz Acquisition (NASDAQ: STRZA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Starz Acquisition to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Starz Acquisition and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Starz Acquisition 0 0 1 0 3.00
Starz Acquisition Competitors 193 959 2153 43 2.61

Starz Acquisition currently has a consensus target price of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.06%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.14%. Given Starz Acquisition’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Starz Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Starz Acquisition and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Starz Acquisition -68.21% -14.75% -6.41%
Starz Acquisition Competitors -21.34% 11.52% 1.96%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.2% of Starz Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Starz Acquisition shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Starz Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, meaning that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Starz Acquisition’s rivals have a beta of 1.52, meaning that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Starz Acquisition and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Starz Acquisition N/A N/A 19.51
Starz Acquisition Competitors $10.65 billion $3.19 billion 19.43

Starz Acquisition’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Starz Acquisition. Starz Acquisition is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Starz Acquisition rivals 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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