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

Volatility & Risk

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cable One has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

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

Analyst Ratings

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

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

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A presently has a consensus price target of $44.31, indicating a potential downside of 0.61%. Cable One has a consensus price target of $805.33, indicating a potential downside of 9.92%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A is more favorable than Cable One.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Dividends

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 an annual dividend of $8.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cable One pays out 37.0% 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. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Cable One has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A and Cable One’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A $30.40 billion 2.72 $4.46 billion $1.97 22.65
Cable One $960.03 million 5.30 $234.02 million $21.61 41.28

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.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A Company Profile

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.

Cable One Company Profile

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.

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