Reviewing Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) and Its Peers
Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Television Broadcasting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Scripps Networks Interactive to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
72.5% of Scripps Networks Interactive shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.9% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Scripps Networks Interactive shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Scripps Networks Interactive pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Scripps Networks Interactive pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Television Broadcasting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 22.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Scripps Networks Interactive and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Scripps Networks Interactive||$3.40 billion||$673.59 million||16.96|
|Scripps Networks Interactive Competitors||$3.16 billion||$516.24 million||41.09|
Scripps Networks Interactive has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Scripps Networks Interactive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility and Risk
Scripps Networks Interactive has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scripps Networks Interactive’s competitors have a beta of 1.57, indicating that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Scripps Networks Interactive and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Scripps Networks Interactive||0||13||3||0||2.19|
|Scripps Networks Interactive Competitors||87||564||518||5||2.38|
Scripps Networks Interactive currently has a consensus price target of $85.25, suggesting a potential upside of 7.67%. As a group, “Television Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 29.89%. Given Scripps Networks Interactive’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Scripps Networks Interactive has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Scripps Networks Interactive and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Scripps Networks Interactive||17.46%||27.04%||11.10%|
|Scripps Networks Interactive Competitors||12.58%||87.30%||7.58%|
Scripps Networks Interactive competitors beat Scripps Networks Interactive on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is a developer of lifestyle-oriented content, providing primarily home, food, travel and other lifestyle-related programing. The Company’s content is distributed through multiple methods, including television, the Internet, digital platforms and licensing arrangements. The Company’s segments include U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Corporate and Other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s U.S. Networks segment consisted of six national television networks: HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. The Company’s International Networks includes the TVN S.A. (TVN) portfolio of networks and other lifestyle-oriented networks available in the United Kingdom, other European markets, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin America. In addition to the broadcast networks, it also licenses a portion of its programing to other broadcasters around the world.
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