Central European Media Enterprises (CETV) versus Its Rivals Critical Contrast

Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Central European Media Enterprises to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and its competitors’ 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%
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors -21.31% 10.47% 1.62%

Volatility and Risk

Central European Media Enterprises has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central European Media Enterprises’ competitors have a beta of 1.54, meaning that their average share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.3% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.4% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Central European Media Enterprises $650.66 million $162.63 million -41.00
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors $10.62 billion $3.19 billion 19.82

Central European Media Enterprises’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Central European Media Enterprises. Central European Media Enterprises 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Central European Media Enterprises and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Central European Media Enterprises 0 0 1 0 3.00
Central European Media Enterprises Competitors 221 1027 2165 48 2.59

Central European Media Enterprises presently has a consensus target price of $3.30, suggesting a potential downside of 19.51%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.62%. Given Central European Media Enterprises’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Central European Media Enterprises has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Central European Media Enterprises competitors beat Central European Media Enterprises on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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