Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Analysis

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Comcast Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Comcast Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Comcast Corporation $83.97 billion $27.79 billion 18.85
Comcast Corporation Competitors $10.65 billion $3.19 billion 19.37

Comcast Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Comcast Corporation 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.9% of Comcast Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Comcast Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comcast Corporation 11.45% 16.80% 5.23%
Comcast Corporation Competitors -21.34% 11.52% 1.96%

Dividends

Comcast Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Comcast Corporation pays out 31.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 38.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Comcast Corporation has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comcast Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.51, meaning that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comcast Corporation 0 1 23 0 2.96
Comcast Corporation Competitors 193 960 2153 44 2.61

Comcast Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $45.83, suggesting a potential upside of 22.48%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.48%. Given Comcast Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Comcast Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Comcast Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Comcast Corporation

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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