World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Comparison

World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) is one of 25 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare World Wrestling Entertainment to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

World Wrestling Entertainment has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, World Wrestling Entertainment’s rivals have a beta of 0.92, suggesting that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares World Wrestling Entertainment and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
World Wrestling Entertainment $762.15 million $81.40 million 75.68
World Wrestling Entertainment Competitors $6.27 billion $1.49 billion 153.17

World Wrestling Entertainment’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than World Wrestling Entertainment. World Wrestling Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

World Wrestling Entertainment pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. World Wrestling Entertainment pays out 154.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 29.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares World Wrestling Entertainment and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
World Wrestling Entertainment 3.29% 13.07% 5.51%
World Wrestling Entertainment Competitors 2.67% 10.87% 3.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for World Wrestling Entertainment and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
World Wrestling Entertainment 1 2 6 0 2.56
World Wrestling Entertainment Competitors 104 475 1228 24 2.64

World Wrestling Entertainment presently has a consensus price target of $24.43, indicating a potential upside of 4.13%. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 13.44%. Given World Wrestling Entertainment’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe World Wrestling Entertainment has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

49.5% of World Wrestling Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 49.8% of World Wrestling Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by 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.

Summary

World Wrestling Entertainment rivals beat World Wrestling Entertainment on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About World Wrestling Entertainment

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments are Network, Television, Home Entertainment, Digital Media, Live Events, Licensing, Venue Merchandise, WWEShop, WWE Studios, and Corporate and Other. The Company is engaged in the production and distribution of content through various channels, including its WWE Network, television rights agreements, pay-per-view event programming, live events, feature films, licensing of various WWE themed products, and the sale of consumer products featuring its brands. Its Network, Television, Home Entertainment and Digital Media are individual segments that comprise the Media Division. Its Live Events, Licensing, Venue Merchandise and WWEShop are individual segments that comprise the Consumer Products Division. Its Network segment consists of subscriptions to WWE Network. The Company’s Television segment consists of television rights fees and advertising.

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