Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ:WBD – Get Rating) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Warner Bros. Discovery to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Warner Bros. Discovery and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Warner Bros. Discovery||10.53%||10.38%||3.96%|
|Warner Bros. Discovery Competitors||34.11%||3.03%||4.33%|
This table compares Warner Bros. Discovery and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Warner Bros. Discovery||$12.19 billion||$1.01 billion||8.47|
|Warner Bros. Discovery Competitors||$11.52 billion||$2.61 billion||12.49|
Warner Bros. Discovery has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Warner Bros. Discovery 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Warner Bros. Discovery and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Warner Bros. Discovery||1||1||5||0||2.57|
|Warner Bros. Discovery Competitors||395||1855||2673||77||2.49|
Warner Bros. Discovery presently has a consensus price target of $30.40, indicating a potential upside of 77.67%. As a group, “Cable & other pay television services” companies have a potential upside of 68.75%. Given Warner Bros. Discovery’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Warner Bros. Discovery is more favorable than its competitors.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
35.5% of Warner Bros. Discovery shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.3% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Warner Bros. Discovery shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Warner Bros. Discovery has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Warner Bros. Discovery’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Warner Bros. Discovery competitors beat Warner Bros. Discovery on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Warner Bros. Discovery (Get Rating)
Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., a media company, provides content across various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages worldwide. It also produces, develops, and distributes feature films, television, gaming, and other content in various physical and digital formats through basic networks, direct-to-consumer or theatrical, TV content, and games licensing. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Science, MotorTrend, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Eurosport, TVN, Discovery Kids, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Magnolia Network, Cooking Channel, ID, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. Its content spans genres, including survival, natural history, exploration, sports, general entertainment, home, food, travel, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also operates production studios that develop and produce content; and digital products and Websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms comprising pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, authenticated GO applications, digital distribution arrangements, content licensing agreements, and direct-to-consumer subscriptions, as well as various platforms that include brand-aligned Websites, online streaming, mobile devices, video on demand, and broadband channels. Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.is headquartered in New York, New York.
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