Global Eagle Entertainment (ENT) & Its Rivals Critical Review

Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) is one of 31 public companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Global Eagle Entertainment to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Eagle Entertainment $486.23 million $31.07 million -9.32
Global Eagle Entertainment Competitors $10.62 billion $3.19 billion 19.14

Global Eagle Entertainment’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Global Eagle Entertainment. Global Eagle Entertainment 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.

Profitability

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Eagle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A
Global Eagle Entertainment Competitors -21.34% 11.52% 1.96%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.0% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Global Eagle Entertainment and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Eagle Entertainment 0 4 1 0 2.20
Global Eagle Entertainment Competitors 221 1025 2163 48 2.59

Global Eagle Entertainment presently has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 231.23%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 23.93%. Given Global Eagle Entertainment’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Global Eagle Entertainment is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Global Eagle Entertainment has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Eagle Entertainment’s competitors have a beta of 1.54, indicating that their average stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Global Eagle Entertainment competitors beat Global Eagle Entertainment on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Global Eagle Entertainment Company Profile

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. The Company’s segments include Connectivity and Content. Its Connectivity segment provides airline partners and their passengers with Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity over Ku-band satellite transmissions, and to a lesser extent operations solutions to airline customers. Its Content segment selects, manages and distributes wholly owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, applications, digital advertising solutions and games to over 150 airlines across the world, as well as to maritime and other away-from-home non-theatrical markets. The Company, through its product and services platform, provide airlines with a range of in-flight solutions, including Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions, content management services and e-commerce solutions.

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