ITV (OTCMKTS:ITVPF – Get Free Report) and CuriosityStream (NASDAQ:CURI – Get Free Report) are both communication services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares ITV and CuriosityStream’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CuriosityStream||$64.55 million||0.57||-$50.92 million||($0.71)||-0.98|
ITV has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CuriosityStream. CuriosityStream is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ITV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ITV and CuriosityStream, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ITV currently has a consensus price target of $115.00, indicating a potential upside of 12,537.36%. CuriosityStream has a consensus price target of $2.75, indicating a potential upside of 295.68%. Given ITV’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ITV is more favorable than CuriosityStream.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
46.5% of ITV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.1% of CuriosityStream shares are held by institutional investors. 55.4% of CuriosityStream shares are held by company 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.
ITV beats CuriosityStream on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
ITV plc, an integrated production, broadcasting, and streaming company, which creates, owns, and distributes content on various platforms worldwide. It operates through ITV Studios and Media & Entertainment segments. The ITV Studios segment creates and produces programs and formats that include drama, entertainment, and factual for its own channels and other broadcasters. It also operates as an unscripted independent producer of content in the United States; and produces content for local broadcasters and international OTT platforms in Australia, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. In addition, this segment engages in formats and distribution ITV's finished programmes, formats, and third-party content internationally, as well as finances productions. The Media & Entertainment segment broadcasts various contents on its family of free-to-air channels, including ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe, CITV, and various related +1 and HD equivalents; and offers television advertising services. It also delivers content through linear television broadcasting, as well as on the ITV Hub, BritBox UK, ITVX, catch up services on pay platforms, and through direct content deals. In addition, this segment offers online advertising, HD digital channel on pay platform, and ITV Choice subscription services, as well as licenses DTT Multiplex A. The company also engages in the development of platform, broadband, transactional, and mobile services; operation of digital television channels; operation of Freeview Multiplex A; rights ownership and distribution of television programs and films; and scheduling and commissioning of television programs. ITV plc was founded in 1955 is based in London, the United Kingdom.
CuriosityStream Inc. operates as a factual content streaming service and media company. The company provides premium video programming services in various categories of factual entertainment, including science, history, society, nature, lifestyle, and technology through direct subscription video on-demand (SVoD) platforms accessible by internet connected devices, or indirectly via distribution partners who deliver CuriosityStream content via distributor's platform or system, as well as through bundled content licenses for SVoD and linear offerings, content licensing, brand sponsorship and advertising, talks and courses, and partner bulk sales. It offers streaming content through devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, computers, streaming media players, game consoles, and mobile devices. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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