Critical Survey: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV) versus Television Francaise 1 (TVFCF)
Television Francaise 1 (OTCMKTS:TVFCF) and Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
Television Francaise 1 has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central European Media Enterprises has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500.
12.4% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Television Francaise 1 and Central European Media Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Television Francaise 1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Central European Media Enterprises||23.04%||100.02%||4.79%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Television Francaise 1 and Central European Media Enterprises’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Television Francaise 1||$2.28 billion||0.85||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Central European Media Enterprises||$574.21 million||1.38||$49.76 million||N/A||N/A|
Central European Media Enterprises has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Television Francaise 1.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Television Francaise 1 and Central European Media Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Television Francaise 1||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Central European Media Enterprises||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Central European Media Enterprises beats Television Francaise 1 on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Television Francaise 1 Company Profile
Télévision Française 1 SA, an integrated media company, engages in broadcasting business in France and internationally. The company's Broadcasting segment operates TF1, an event-based channel; TMC, a digital terrestrial television channel; TFX, a channel targeting millennial audience; TF1 Séries Films, a cinema-series channel; LCI, a news channel; MYTF1, a digital platform; and TF1 Publicité, a content marketplace that markets various TV platforms. It also operates TV Breizh, a pay-TV channel to access gold series and iconic TV heroes; HISTOIRE, a channel that broadcasts documentaries, magazine programmes, docu-reality programmes, and historical films; Ushuaïa TV, a nature, mankind, and planet channel; and Serieclub, a theme channel. In addition, this segment produces magazine programmes, games, entertainment and reality TV programmes, sporting events, sports round-ups, advertising spots, special operations, short programmes, and animations, as well as corporate films; and co-produces and buys feature films, as well as acquires broadcasting rights for the TF1 channels. The company's Studios & Entertainment segment operates NEWEN Studios that produces and distributes audiovisual content in the areas of fiction, TV shows, and animation, as well as scripted reality, drama, and digital; and TF1 Studio to initiate, co-produce, or acquire new cinema projects, showcase films, and support talent throughout the value chain, such as cinema/e-cinema releases, video, VOD, and TV/SVOD sales. This segment is also involved in the creating, exploiting, and distributing activities in the areas of music, entertainment, licenses, games/toys, and collections, as well as broadcasting teleshopping programmes. Télévision Française 1 SA was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Central European Media Enterprises Company Profile
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. operates as a media and entertainment company in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, and the Slovak Republic. It broadcasts a total of 26 television channels, including general entertainment and other channels. The company also develops and produces content for television channels; and provides premium television content through a series of portals, including Voyo, a subscription based video-on-demand service, and advertising supported catch-up services on its Websites. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Warner Media, LLC.
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