Reviewing Bona Film Group (NASDAQ:BONA) and The Competition

Bona Film Group (NASDAQ: BONA) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Bona Film Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.3% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.3% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Bona Film Group and its peers, 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 135 528 1283 25 2.61

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.02%. Given Bona Film Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bona Film Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Bona Film Group and its peers’ 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 -0.05% 4.92% 0.91%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bona Film Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bona Film Group N/A N/A 1,363.00
Bona Film Group Competitors $9.52 billion $1.09 billion 1,086.86

Bona Film Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bona Film Group. Bona Film Group 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.

Summary

Bona Film Group peers beat Bona Film Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Bona Film Group

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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