Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Sinclair Broadcast Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Sinclair Broadcast Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sinclair Broadcast Group||9.70%||32.06%||4.29%|
|Sinclair Broadcast Group Competitors||-21.34%||11.52%||1.96%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
80.9% of Sinclair Broadcast Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 28.2% of Sinclair Broadcast Group 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Sinclair Broadcast Group pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Sinclair Broadcast Group pays out 24.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 38.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Sinclair Broadcast Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Risk and Volatility
Sinclair Broadcast Group has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.51, indicating that their average share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings for Sinclair Broadcast Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sinclair Broadcast Group||0||0||5||0||3.00|
|Sinclair Broadcast Group Competitors||193||960||2153||43||2.61|
Sinclair Broadcast Group currently has a consensus target price of $48.60, suggesting a potential upside of 56.02%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 23.67%. Given Sinclair Broadcast Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sinclair Broadcast Group is more favorable than its rivals.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Sinclair Broadcast Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sinclair Broadcast Group||$2.82 billion||$893.47 million||10.74|
|Sinclair Broadcast Group Competitors||$10.65 billion||$3.19 billion||19.31|
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair Broadcast Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Sinclair Broadcast Group beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a television broadcasting company. The Company focuses on providing content on its local television stations and digital platforms. The Company’s segments are broadcast, other and corporate. The Broadcast segment consists of its broadcast television stations. The content distributed through its broadcast platform consists of programming provided by third-party networks and syndicators, local news, it owns networks, and other original programming produced by it. It also owns digital and Internet media products that are complementary to its portfolio of television station related digital properties. It focuses on offering marketing solutions to advertisers. Its other business consists of original networks and content, digital and Internet solutions, technical services and other non-media investments.
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