Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARAA) & The Liberty Braves Group (NASDAQ:BATRA) Critical Review

Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARAAGet Rating) and The Liberty Braves Group (NASDAQ:BATRAGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.0% of Paramount Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.6% of The Liberty Braves Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Paramount Global shares 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Paramount Global and The Liberty Braves Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paramount Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
The Liberty Braves Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

The Liberty Braves Group has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential upside of 50.87%. Given The Liberty Braves Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Liberty Braves Group is more favorable than Paramount Global.

Volatility & Risk

Paramount Global has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Liberty Braves Group has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Paramount Global and The Liberty Braves Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paramount Global 14.26% 7.90% 3.05%
The Liberty Braves Group 6.09% 0.19% 0.08%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Paramount Global and The Liberty Braves Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paramount Global $28.59 billion 0.82 $4.54 billion 6.11 5.94
The Liberty Braves Group $568.00 million 0.47 $398.00 million $0.28 92.32

Paramount Global has higher revenue and earnings than The Liberty Braves Group. Paramount Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Liberty Braves Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Paramount Global beats The Liberty Braves Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Paramount Global (Get Rating)

Paramount Global operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. The company distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; acquires or develops, and schedules programming on the CBS Television Network that includes primetime comedies and dramas, reality, specials, kids' programs, daytime dramas, game shows, and late night programs; produces or distributes talk shows, court shows, game shows, and newsmagazines; owns and operates 29 broadcast television stations; and operates CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable channel that provides sports and related content, as well as streaming and cable subscription services. It also operates Paramount+, a digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming services; and creates and acquires programming for distribution and viewing on various media platforms, including subscription cable networks, subscription streaming, and premium and basic cable networks. In addition, the company develops, produces, finances, acquires, and distributes films. Paramount Global was formerly known as ViacomCBS Inc. and changed its name to Paramount Global in February 2022. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About The Liberty Braves Group (Get Rating)

The Liberty Braves Group, through its subsidiary, Braves Holdings, LLC, owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club, various assets and liabilities associated with ANLBC's stadium, and mixed-use development project. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty Braves Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

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