Analyzing Belo Corp (BLC) and Grupo Televisa (TV)

Belo Corp (NYSE: BLC) and Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV) are both broadcasting – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Belo Corp and Grupo Televisa’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Belo Corp N/A N/A N/A $0.88 N/A
Grupo Televisa $5.17 billion 2.19 $199.46 million $0.39 50.51

Grupo Televisa has higher revenue and earnings than Belo Corp. Belo Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grupo Televisa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Grupo Televisa pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Belo Corp does not pay a dividend. Grupo Televisa pays out 20.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Belo Corp and Grupo Televisa’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Belo Corp N/A N/A N/A
Grupo Televisa 4.85% 5.16% 1.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Belo Corp and Grupo Televisa, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Belo Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Grupo Televisa 0 4 1 0 2.20

Grupo Televisa has a consensus price target of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 37.06%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.3% of Grupo Televisa shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Belo Corp has a beta of 3.11, meaning that its share price is 211% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grupo Televisa has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Grupo Televisa beats Belo Corp on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Belo Corp Company Profile

Belo Corp. (Belo) is a television company. The Company owns 20 television stations, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV (MNTV) affiliates, and their associated websites, in 15 markets across the United States. The Company also has three local and two regional news channels. Belo also has a services agreement with the owner and operator of KFWD-TV, licensed to Fort Worth, Texas. Six of the Company’s stations are located in four metropolitan areas in the United States: ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth; CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in Houston; NBC affiliate KING-TV and independent KONG-TV in Seattle/Tacoma, and Independent KTVK and The CW Network (CW) affiliate KASW-TV in Phoenix. Belo’s television stations have been recognized with numerous local, state and national awards for news coverage and community service. In December 2013, Gannett Co Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of Belo Corp.

Grupo Televisa Company Profile

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. is a media company in the international entertainment business. The Company operates in four business segments: Content, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. It operates four broadcast channels in Mexico City and has affiliated stations throughout the country. It produces pay-television channels with national and international feeds, throughout Latin America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. It exports its programs and formats to television networks around the world. It is also a Spanish-language magazine publisher. Its pay-television channels include three music, six movie, seven variety and entertainment channels and two sports channels. Its programs include telenovelas, newscasts, situation comedies, game shows, reality shows, children’s programs, comedy and variety programs, musical and cultural events, movies and educational programming. Its programming also includes broadcasts of special events and sports events in Mexico.

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