Head to Head Analysis: Comcast (CMCSK) and Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSK) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Comcast and Comcast Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comcast 0 0 0 0 N/A
Comcast Corporation 0 1 22 0 2.96

Comcast Corporation has a consensus target price of $45.69, suggesting a potential upside of 11.14%. Given Comcast Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Comcast Corporation is more favorable than Comcast.

Profitability

This table compares Comcast and Comcast Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comcast 12.94% 18.88% 5.85%
Comcast Corporation 11.45% 16.80% 5.23%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.3% of Comcast Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Comcast Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Comcast Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Comcast does not pay a dividend. Comcast Corporation pays out 31.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Comcast and Comcast Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Comcast N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comcast Corporation $83.97 billion 2.31 $27.79 billion $1.99 20.71

Comcast Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Comcast.

Summary

Comcast Corporation beats Comcast on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Comcast Company Profile

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. Its Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. Its Cable Networks segment consists of a portfolio of national cable networks. Its Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks. Its Filmed Entertainment segment primarily produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment across the world, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. Its Theme Parks segment consists primarily of its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California.

Comcast Corporation Company Profile

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. Its Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. Its Cable Networks segment consists of a portfolio of national cable networks. Its Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks. Its Filmed Entertainment segment primarily produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment across the world, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. Its Theme Parks segment consists primarily of its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California.

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