Comparing Starz Acquisition (STRZA) & Its Competitors

Starz Acquisition (NASDAQ: STRZA) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Starz Acquisition to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Starz Acquisition and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Starz Acquisition -68.21% -14.75% -6.41%
Starz Acquisition Competitors -21.34% 11.52% 1.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Starz Acquisition and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Starz Acquisition 0 0 1 0 3.00
Starz Acquisition Competitors 193 959 2153 42 2.61

Starz Acquisition presently has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.06%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 23.74%. Given Starz Acquisition’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Starz Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.2% of Starz Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Starz Acquisition shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Starz Acquisition and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Starz Acquisition N/A N/A 19.51
Starz Acquisition Competitors $10.65 billion $3.19 billion 19.40

Starz Acquisition’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Starz Acquisition. Starz Acquisition is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Starz Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Starz Acquisition’s rivals have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Starz Acquisition rivals beat Starz Acquisition on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

Starz Acquisition Company Profile

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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