Head-To-Head Contrast: Sirius XM (SIRI) vs. CUR Media (CURM)

Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) and CUR Media (OTCMKTS:CURM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


Sirius XM pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. CUR Media does not pay a dividend. Sirius XM pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sirius XM and CUR Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sirius XM $5.43 billion 5.13 $647.90 million $0.20 30.95
CUR Media N/A N/A -$2.54 million N/A N/A

Sirius XM has higher revenue and earnings than CUR Media.


This table compares Sirius XM and CUR Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sirius XM 15.64% -78.49% 13.79%
CUR Media N/A N/A -252.15%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

17.3% of Sirius XM shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Sirius XM shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.9% of CUR Media shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Sirius XM has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CUR Media has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sirius XM and CUR Media, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sirius XM 4 6 4 0 2.00
CUR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sirius XM presently has a consensus price target of $6.84, suggesting a potential upside of 10.49%. Given Sirius XM’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Sirius XM is more favorable than CUR Media.


Sirius XM beats CUR Media on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sirius XM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and limited run channels. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offers applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones, tablets, computers, home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, and stolen or parked vehicle locator services. The company also sells satellite radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through automakers and retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

About CUR Media

CÜR Media, Inc., an Internet music service, focuses on providing a paid subscription Internet radio service offering listeners streaming music on the Web and mobile devices under the CÜR brand. It also intends to offer personalized advertising in the form of display ads, email, and text messages; and to sell music, concert tickets, and merchandise through its music streaming service, as well as music downloads. The company was formerly known as Duane Street Corp and changed its name to CÜR Media, Inc. in January 2014. CÜR Media, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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