Analyzing Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) and The Competition

Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ: SNI) is one of 15 public companies in the “Television Broadcasting” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Scripps Networks Interactive to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Scripps Networks Interactive and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Scripps Networks Interactive $3.40 billion $673.59 million 16.94
Scripps Networks Interactive Competitors $3.48 billion $571.33 million 40.15

Scripps Networks Interactive’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Scripps Networks Interactive. Scripps Networks Interactive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Scripps Networks Interactive and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scripps Networks Interactive 17.46% 27.04% 11.10%
Scripps Networks Interactive Competitors 11.20% 95.07% 6.14%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.5% of Scripps Networks Interactive shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Scripps Networks Interactive shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Scripps Networks Interactive pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Scripps Networks Interactive pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Television Broadcasting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 23.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Scripps Networks Interactive has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scripps Networks Interactive’s competitors have a beta of 1.56, suggesting that their average share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Scripps Networks Interactive and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scripps Networks Interactive 0 13 3 0 2.19
Scripps Networks Interactive Competitors 85 548 499 4 2.37

Scripps Networks Interactive presently has a consensus price target of $85.25, suggesting a potential upside of 7.76%. As a group, “Television Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 32.21%. Given Scripps Networks Interactive’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Scripps Networks Interactive has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Scripps Networks Interactive competitors beat Scripps Networks Interactive on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is a developer of lifestyle-oriented content, providing primarily home, food, travel and other lifestyle-related programing. The Company’s content is distributed through multiple methods, including television, the Internet, digital platforms and licensing arrangements. The Company’s segments include U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Corporate and Other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s U.S. Networks segment consisted of six national television networks: HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. The Company’s International Networks includes the TVN S.A. (TVN) portfolio of networks and other lifestyle-oriented networks available in the United Kingdom, other European markets, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin America. In addition to the broadcast networks, it also licenses a portion of its programing to other broadcasters around the world.

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