Head-To-Head Analysis: Starz Acquisition (NASDAQ:STRZA) versus Its Rivals

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

Risk and Volatility

Starz Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Starz Acquisition’s peers have a beta of 1.51, suggesting that their average share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Starz Acquisition and its peers’ 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 -21.24% 10.54% 2.01%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.2% of Starz Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of Starz Acquisition shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Starz Acquisition and its peers 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 13.53

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Starz Acquisition and its peers, 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 195 969 2174 44 2.61

Starz Acquisition presently has a consensus target price of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.06%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 22.88%. Given Starz Acquisition’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Starz Acquisition has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Starz Acquisition peers 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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