Contrasting Bona Film Group (NASDAQ:BONA) and Its Competitors

Bona Film Group (NASDAQ: BONA) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bona Film Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bona Film Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bona Film Group N/A N/A 1,363.00
Bona Film Group Competitors $10.62 billion $1.22 billion 1,279.43

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.1% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Bona Film Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bona Film Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bona Film Group Competitors 121 466 996 23 2.57

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 10.11%. Given Bona Film Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bona Film Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Bona Film Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bona Film Group 0.75% 1.33% 0.34%
Bona Film Group Competitors 1.16% 8.73% 2.87%

Summary

Bona Film Group competitors beat Bona Film Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Bona Film Group Company Profile

Bona Film Group Limited is a vertically integrated film company. The Company operates in multiple stages of the film industry value chain, including film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency services and movie theater operations. As of December 31, 2014, the Company distributed or invested in 202 films (including 55 films internationally). The Company distributes films through virtually all of the theater circuits in China. The Company has also expanded into non-theatrical distribution channels, including home video products, digital distribution and television. In addition to its film production and distribution operations, the Company owned and operated 25 movie theaters in commercial districts and residential areas in 15 cities in China as of December 31, 2014. The Company’s operational segments include film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency and movie theater.

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