Cable One (CABO) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A (FOXA) Head to Head Survey

Cable One (NYSE:CABO) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A (NASDAQ:FOXA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cable One and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cable One 1 3 2 0 2.17
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A 0 8 10 0 2.56

Cable One currently has a consensus price target of $805.33, suggesting a potential downside of 7.23%. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A has a consensus price target of $44.31, suggesting a potential downside of 1.99%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A is more favorable than Cable One.

Profitability

This table compares Cable One and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cable One 24.78% 22.84% 6.76%
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A 14.68% 18.71% 6.88%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.4% of Cable One shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.1% of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Cable One shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Cable One pays an annual dividend of $8.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Cable One pays out 37.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Cable One has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Cable One has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cable One and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cable One $960.03 million 5.15 $234.02 million $21.61 40.17
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A $30.40 billion 2.76 $4.46 billion $1.97 22.95

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A has higher revenue and earnings than Cable One. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cable One, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A beats Cable One on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cable One

Cable One, Inc. owns and operates cable systems that provide data, video, and voice services in the United States. The company offers data services, including home.cableone.net, an Internet portal that provides various email addresses; and WiFi ONE, a Wi-Fi solution to enhance Wi-Fi signal throughout the home. It also provides video services, such as basic video services comprising local networks; local community programming that include governmental and public access; and other channels, which comprise weather, shopping, and religious channels, as well as digital video services, including national and regional cable networks, music channels, and an interactive electronic programming guide with parental controls. In addition, the company offers premium channels; and advanced video services, such as whole-home DVRs and high-definition set-top boxes, as well as TV Everywhere product, which enables its video customers to stream various channels and shows to mobile devices and computers. Further, it provides voice and international calling by the minute services; and a suite of digital advertising products comprising Website construction, targeted display, and short- and long-form video production. As of March 1, 2018, the company served approximately 800,000 residential and business customers in 21 Western, Midwestern, and Southern states. Cable One, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company primarily in the United States and Canada, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, and Filmed Entertainment segments. The company produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, factual entertainment, and movie programming for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunication companies, and online video distributors. It also broadcasts network programming; and operates 28 broadcast television stations, including 11 duopolies in the United States. In addition, the company produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in various formats in entertainment media, as well as produces and licenses television programming. The company was formerly known as News Corporation. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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