Critical Review: Liberty Braves Group Series A (BATRA) vs. Entravision Communication (EVC)
Liberty Braves Group Series A (NASDAQ:BATRA) and Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series A and Entravision Communication’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Braves Group Series A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series A and Entravision Communication’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Braves Group Series A||$386.00 million||0.77||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Entravision Communication||$536.03 million||0.65||$176.29 million||$1.73||2.26|
Entravision Communication has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Braves Group Series A.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Liberty Braves Group Series A and Entravision Communication, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Braves Group Series A||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Entravision Communication has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 53.45%. Given Entravision Communication’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Entravision Communication is more favorable than Liberty Braves Group Series A.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
74.0% of Liberty Braves Group Series A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.3% of Entravision Communication shares are held by institutional investors. 21.0% of Entravision Communication shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Liberty Braves Group Series A has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entravision Communication has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Entravision Communication pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Liberty Braves Group Series A does not pay a dividend. Entravision Communication pays out 11.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Entravision Communication has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Entravision Communication beats Liberty Braves Group Series A on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Liberty Braves Group Series A Company Profile
The Liberty Braves Group, through its subsidiary, Braves Holdings, LLC, owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club, stadium, and mixed use development project. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty Braves Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
Entravision Communication Company Profile
Entravision Communications Corporation operates as a media company that reaches and engages Hispanics across media channels and advertising platforms primarily in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and other Latin America countries. The company operates through three segments: Television Broadcasting, Radio Broadcasting, and Digital Media. Its portfolio encompasses integrated marketing and media solutions comprising television, radio, and digital properties, as well as data analytics services. The company also provides a suite of digital advertising solutions, including the Headway digital programmatic advertising platform, the Mobrain mobile advertising platform, and the Pulpo media advertising network, which allows advertisers to reach and engage with their target audiences by providing access to premium digital inventory at scale across a wide range of devices. As of March 14, 2018, the company owned and operated 55 primary television stations; and 49 primarily Spanish-language radio stations. Entravision Communications Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
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