Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) and Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Central European Media Enterprises and Phoenix New Media Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Central European Media Enterprises||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Phoenix New Media Limited||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Central European Media Enterprises presently has a consensus price target of $3.30, suggesting a potential downside of 20.00%. Given Central European Media Enterprises’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Central European Media Enterprises is more favorable than Phoenix New Media Limited.
This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and Phoenix New Media Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Central European Media Enterprises||2.82%||-18.46%||1.26%|
|Phoenix New Media Limited||4.39%||3.00%||2.06%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and Phoenix New Media Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Central European Media Enterprises||$650.66 million||0.92||$162.63 million||($0.10)||-41.25|
|Phoenix New Media Limited||$220.90 million||0.81||$11.17 million||$0.13||43.16|
Central European Media Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than Phoenix New Media Limited. Central European Media Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Phoenix New Media Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Central European Media Enterprises has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Phoenix New Media Limited has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
28.3% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.3% of Phoenix New Media Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of Phoenix New Media Limited shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Central European Media Enterprises beats Phoenix New Media Limited on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Central European Media Enterprises Company Profile
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME Ltd.) is a media and entertainment company operating in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company’s assets are held through a series of Dutch and Curacao holding companies. The Company manages its business on a geographical basis, with six segments: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The Bulgaria segment operated one general entertainment channel, BTV, and five other channels, including BTV CINEMA, BTV COMEDY, RING.BG, BTV ACTION and BTV LADY, as of December 31, 2016. The Croatia segment operated one general entertainment channel, NOVA TV (Croatia), as of December 31, 2016. The Czech Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV NOVA (Czech Republic), as of December 31, 2016. The Romania segment operated one general entertainment channel, PRO TV, as of December 31, 2016. The Slovak Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV MARKIZA, as of December 31, 2016.
Phoenix New Media Limited Company Profile
Phoenix New Media Limited is a media company providing content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile and television channels in China. The Company enables consumers to access professional news and other information, and upload text and images (UGC) on the Internet and through their mobile devices. It also transmits its UGC and in-house produced content to television viewers primarily through Phoenix TV. In addition to professionally produced content, content from Phoenix TV and its in-house produced content, the Company allows its users to UGC to its Websites and mobile applications. It operates in two segments: net advertising services and paid services. It provides its content and services through channels, including ifeng.com channel, video channel and mobile channel, and also transmits its content to television viewers, primarily through Phoenix TV. Together, these channels form a single converged platform providing integrated text, image and video content.
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