The Analyzing Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) and Its Competitors

The Analyzing Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) and Its Competitors

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) is one of 25 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Twenty-First Century Fox to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Twenty-First Century Fox has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Twenty-First Century Fox 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.3% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility & Risk

Twenty-First Century Fox has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Twenty-First Century Fox’s competitors have a beta of 0.92, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Twenty-First Century Fox and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Twenty-First Century Fox currently has a consensus target price of $33.42, indicating a potential upside of 27.85%. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 12.52%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Twenty-First Century Fox is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Twenty-First Century Fox pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Twenty-First Century Fox pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 29.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Twenty-First Century Fox beats its competitors on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Twenty-First Century Fox

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. is a media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments include Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, factual entertainment and movie programming for distribution. The Television segment is engaged in the operation of broadcast television stations and the broadcasting of network programming in the United States. The Filmed Entertainment segment is engaged in the production and acquisition of live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in all formats in all entertainment media, and the production and licensing of television programming around the world. The Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment consists primarily of corporate overhead and eliminations, and other businesses.

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