CTC Media (NASDAQ:CTCM) & Its Rivals Head to Head Comparison

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

Profitability

This table compares CTC Media and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CTC Media N/A -65.84% -54.51%
CTC Media Competitors 11.15% 94.98% 6.10%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CTC Media and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CTC Media N/A N/A -102.50
CTC Media Competitors $3.48 billion $571.33 million 34.63

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.9% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for CTC Media and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CTC Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
CTC Media Competitors 86 547 499 5 2.37

As a group, “Television Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 14.64%. Given CTC Media’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CTC Media has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

CTC Media has a beta of 2.44, meaning that its share price is 144% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CTC Media’s peers have a beta of 1.57, meaning that their average share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CTC Media peers beat CTC Media on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About CTC Media

CTC Media, Inc., through its approximately 25% interest in CTC Investments LLC (CTC Investments), operates television channels in Russia and Kazakhstan. The Company’s segment is its investment in CTC Investments. The Company operates the CTC, Domashny, Che and CTC Love television channels in Russia and Channel 31 in Kazakhstan, as well as other media assets. CTC offers entertainment programming for the whole family and targets 10 to 45 year-old viewers. Domashny is a channel focused on 25 to 59 year-old female viewers. Domashny’s programming focuses on women’s lifestyle programming. Che is a channel that targets 25 to 49 year-old viewers, and focuses primarily on men’s interests, habits and insights. CTC Love is a channel that focuses on love and relationships. CTC Love is aimed at young girls and women, and its principal target audience is 11 to 34 year-old viewers. Channel 31 is a Kazakh channel that targets 6 to 54 year-old viewers.

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