Analyzing Beasley Broadcast Group (BBGI) & Pandora Media (P)

Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Pandora Media (NYSE:P) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.


Beasley Broadcast Group pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Pandora Media does not pay a dividend. Beasley Broadcast Group pays out 8.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Beasley Broadcast Group has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pandora Media has a beta of -0.48, indicating that its stock price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.6% of Beasley Broadcast Group shares are held by institutional investors. 61.6% of Beasley Broadcast Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Pandora Media shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Beasley Broadcast Group and Pandora Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Beasley Broadcast Group 25.94% 12.35% 4.05%
Pandora Media -39.49% -74.78% -23.38%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Beasley Broadcast Group and Pandora Media, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beasley Broadcast Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pandora Media 2 23 11 0 2.25

Pandora Media has a consensus price target of $10.31, suggesting a potential upside of 124.59%. Given Pandora Media’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pandora Media is more favorable than Beasley Broadcast Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Beasley Broadcast Group and Pandora Media’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Beasley Broadcast Group $136.66 million 2.53 $47.48 million $2.20 5.45
Pandora Media $1.38 billion 0.82 -$342.97 million ($2.49) -1.84

Beasley Broadcast Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pandora Media. Pandora Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Beasley Broadcast Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Beasley Broadcast Group beats Pandora Media on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Beasley Broadcast Group

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company. The Company’s primary business is operating radio stations throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 63 radio stations in various radio markets, Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Fort Myers-Naples, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Middlesex, New Jersey; Monmouth, New Jersey; Morristown, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tampa-Saint Petersburg, Florida; West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Florida, and Wilmington, Delaware. The Company operates its radio stations in clusters to capture a range of demographic listener groups.

About Pandora Media

Pandora Media, Inc. (Pandora) is a music discovery platform, offering a personalized experience for each of its listeners wherever and whenever they want to listen to music, whether through earbuds, car speakers or live on stage. The Company delivers targeted messages to its listeners using a combination of audio, display and video advertisements. Its segments include Pandora-Internet Radio Service and Ticketfly. As of December 31, 2016, it provided Pandora service through two models: advertising-supported service and subscription service-Pandora Plus. Pandora is integrated with connected devices, including automobiles, automotive aftermarket devices and consumer electronic devices. Its Ticketfly service is a cloud ticketing platform for live events. It operates ticketing service through its subsidiary, Ticketfly, a live events technology company that provides ticketing and marketing software and services for its clients, which are venues and event promoters, across North America.

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