Financial Contrast: ITV (ITVPY) and Its Peers

ITV (OTCMKTS: ITVPY) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare ITV to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

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ITV pays an annual dividend of $1.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. ITV pays out 65.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Cable & other pay television services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 34.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

ITV has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ITV’s peers have a beta of 1.23, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of ITV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ITV N/A N/A N/A
ITV Competitors 1,299.83% 26.80% 3.67%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ITV and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ITV $4.78 billion $607.17 million 9.08
ITV Competitors $12.88 billion $1.94 billion 53.67

ITV’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ITV. ITV 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for ITV and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ITV 1 1 0 0 1.50
ITV Competitors 290 1471 2269 74 2.52

As a group, “Cable & other pay television services” companies have a potential upside of 23.84%. Given ITV’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ITV has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

ITV peers beat ITV on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

ITV Company Profile

ITV plc operates commercial television channels in the United Kingdom. Its Broadcast & Online segment provides television advertising services; and broadcasts content on its family of free to air and pay channels consisting of ITV, the commercial television channel, as well as the digital channels, such as ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITV Encore, ITVBe, and CITV. It also delivers content across multiple platforms, including itv.com; and pay platforms, including Virgin and Sky, as well as through direct content deals with services, such as Amazon, Apple iTunes, and Netflix. In addition, this segment operates DTT Multiplex A in the United Kingdom. The company’s ITV Studios segment produces programming across a range of genres, including drama, entertainment, and factual entertainment for its own channels and other broadcasters, such as the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, and Sky. This segment also operates as an unscripted independent producer of content in the United States; and produces content for local broadcasters in Australia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the Nordics. In addition, this segment’s distribution business licenses ITV’s finished programs and formats, and third party content internationally. ITV plc is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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