Madison Square Garden Sports (MSGS) vs. Its Peers Critical Survey

Madison Square Garden Sports (NYSE: MSGS) is one of 24 public companies in the “Miscellaneous amusement & recreation services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Madison Square Garden Sports to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Madison Square Garden Sports and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Madison Square Garden Sports $603.32 million -$182.39 million -36.48
Madison Square Garden Sports Competitors $3.79 billion -$344.29 million -80.69

Madison Square Garden Sports’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Madison Square Garden Sports. Madison Square Garden Sports 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.

Volatility and Risk

Madison Square Garden Sports has a beta of 1, suggesting that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Madison Square Garden Sports’ competitors have a beta of 1.77, suggesting that their average share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Madison Square Garden Sports and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Madison Square Garden Sports N/A -34.95% -11.24%
Madison Square Garden Sports Competitors -260.74% -1,130.46% -47.54%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.1% of Madison Square Garden Sports shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.5% of shares of all “Miscellaneous amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.8% of Madison Square Garden Sports shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Miscellaneous amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Madison Square Garden Sports and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Madison Square Garden Sports 0 1 6 0 2.86
Madison Square Garden Sports Competitors 145 829 1573 42 2.58

Madison Square Garden Sports currently has a consensus price target of $212.17, indicating a potential upside of 19.69%. As a group, “Miscellaneous amusement & recreation services” companies have a potential upside of 5.11%. Given Madison Square Garden Sports’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Madison Square Garden Sports is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Madison Square Garden Sports beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Madison Square Garden Sports

Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. operates as a professional sports company. Its portfolio of assets include the New York Knickerbockers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League; two development league teams, including the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League, and the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League; Knicks Gaming, an esports franchise; and esports teams. The company also owns two professional sports team performance centers, including the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Greenburgh, New York, and the CLG Performance Center in Los Angeles, California. Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. was formerly known as The Madison Square Garden Company. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in New York, New York.

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