Critical Survey: Starz Acquisition (STRZA) versus Its Peers
Starz Acquisition (NASDAQ: STRZA) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Starz Acquisition to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Starz Acquisition and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||222||1027||2173||49||2.59|
Starz Acquisition currently has a consensus target price of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.06%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.54%. Given Starz Acquisition’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Starz Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Starz Acquisition and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||-21.42%||9.81%||1.56%|
Risk and Volatility
Starz Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, meaning that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Starz Acquisition’s peers have a beta of 1.54, meaning that their average stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.2% of Starz Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.4% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Starz Acquisition shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Starz Acquisition and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Starz Acquisition Competitors||$10.65 billion||$3.19 billion||19.97|
Starz Acquisition’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Starz Acquisition. Starz Acquisition is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Starz Acquisition peers beat Starz Acquisition on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
About Starz Acquisition
Starz Acquisition LLC, formerly Starz, is an integrated media and entertainment company. The Company provides premium subscription video programming in the United States to cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies and online video providers. The Company’s segments include Starz Networks and Starz Distribution. The Starz Networks segment provides premium subscription video programming to the United States multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), including cable operators (such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable), satellite television providers (such as DIRECTV and DISH Network) and telecommunications companies (such as AT&T and Verizon). The Starz Distribution segment includes the operations of its Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital and Starz Worldwide Distribution businesses. It also develops, produces and acquires entertainment content and distributes this content to consumers in the United States and throughout the world.
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