Reviewing Starz Acquisition (LCAPA) and Its Competitors
Starz Acquisition (NASDAQ: LCAPA) is one of 35 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 institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
55.3% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Starz Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Starz Acquisition’s rivals have a beta of 1.51, suggesting that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.
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 Competitors||-13.61%||9.75%||1.98%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Starz Acquisition and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||155||965||2139||44||2.63|
As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 20.87%. Given Starz Acquisition’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Starz Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Starz Acquisition and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||$12.55 billion||$1.47 billion||146.50|
Starz Acquisition’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Starz Acquisition. Starz Acquisition is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Starz Acquisition rivals beat Starz Acquisition on 8 of the 8 factors compared.
About Starz Acquisition
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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