RTL Grp SA/ADR (RGLXY) and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) Head to Head Contrast

RTL Grp SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:RGLXY) and Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) are both large-cap consumer services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.6% of Scripps Networks Interactive shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Scripps Networks Interactive shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares RTL Grp SA/ADR and Scripps Networks Interactive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scripps Networks Interactive 17.52% 26.63% 11.70%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares RTL Grp SA/ADR and Scripps Networks Interactive’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Scripps Networks Interactive $3.56 billion 3.29 $623.93 million N/A N/A

Scripps Networks Interactive has higher revenue and earnings than RTL Grp SA/ADR.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for RTL Grp SA/ADR and Scripps Networks Interactive, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RTL Grp SA/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
Scripps Networks Interactive 0 1 0 0 2.00

Scripps Networks Interactive has a consensus target price of $90.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.04%. Given Scripps Networks Interactive’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Scripps Networks Interactive is more favorable than RTL Grp SA/ADR.

Risk & Volatility

RTL Grp SA/ADR has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scripps Networks Interactive has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Scripps Networks Interactive pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. RTL Grp SA/ADR does not pay a dividend. Scripps Networks Interactive has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.


Scripps Networks Interactive beats RTL Grp SA/ADR on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

RTL Grp SA/ADR Company Profile

RTL Group SA operates television (TV) channels and radio stations worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, Groupe M6, FremantleMedia, RTL Nederland, RTL Belgium, and Others. Its television channels comprise RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, RTL 4 in the Netherlands, and RTL-TVI in Belgium. The company also has broadcasting operations, including RTL Klub, RTL II, and six cable channels in Hungary; and RTL Televizija, RTL 2, and RTL Kockica in Croatia and Luxembourg, as well as interests in Atresmedia, Spain. Its flagship radio station is RTL Radio, which is located in France. In addition, the company owns or has interests in various stations comprising 104.6 RTL and Antenne Bayern in Germany; Bel RTL and Radio Contact in Belgium; Onda Cero, Europa FM, and Melodía FM in Spain; and RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg and Eldoradio in Luxembourg. Further, it creates, produces, and distributes television content that range from talent and game shows to drama, daily soaps, and telenovelas. Additionally, the company invests in multi-channel networks, such as BroadbandTV, StyleHaul, Divimove, and United Screens; SpotX, a video ad serving platform; Smartclip, a monetisation platform; Clypd, a programmatic TV; and VideoAmp, a platform for cross-screen data optimization, as well as provides online videos. It has interests in 56 television channels and 31 radio stations. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. RTL Group SA is a subsidiary of Bertelsmann Capital Holding GmbH.

Scripps Networks Interactive Company Profile

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is a developer of lifestyle-oriented content, providing primarily home, food, travel and other lifestyle-related programing. The Company’s content is distributed through multiple methods, including television, the Internet, digital platforms and licensing arrangements. The Company’s segments include U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Corporate and Other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s U.S. Networks segment consisted of six national television networks: HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. The Company’s International Networks includes the TVN S.A. (TVN) portfolio of networks and other lifestyle-oriented networks available in the United Kingdom, other European markets, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin America. In addition to the broadcast networks, it also licenses a portion of its programing to other broadcasters around the world.

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