Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM) and Corus Entertainment (OTCMKTS:CJREF) are both small-cap consumer discretionary 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Entercom Communications and Corus Entertainment’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Entercom Communications||$592.88 million||1.78||$233.84 million||($0.45)||-17.33|
|Corus Entertainment||$1.27 billion||0.80||$145.18 million||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Entercom Communications and Corus Entertainment, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Corus Entertainment has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 81.80%. Given Corus Entertainment’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Corus Entertainment is more favorable than Entercom Communications.
Risk and Volatility
Entercom Communications has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corus Entertainment has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Entercom Communications pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Corus Entertainment pays an annual dividend of $0.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.0%. Entercom Communications pays out -53.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Entercom Communications and Corus Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.9% of Entercom Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Corus Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.6% of Entercom Communications shares are owned by company 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.
Entercom Communications beats Corus Entertainment on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Entercom Communications
Entercom Communications Corp. operates as a radio broadcasting company in the United States. The company owns and operates radio stations in various formats, such as news, sports, talk, classic rock, urban, adult contemporary, alternative, country, and others. As of February 20, 2018, it had a portfolio of approximately 235 radio stations, digital platforms, and live events. Entercom Communications Corp. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc., a media and content company, operates specialty and conventional television networks, and radio stations in Canada and internationally. It operates through two segments, Television and Radio. The Television segment operates 45 specialty television networks and 15 conventional television stations. It is also involved in the production and distribution of films and television programs; merchandise licensing; book publishing; children's animated content and related consumer products; and digital content and animation creation software. This segment advertises and licenses proprietary films and television programs; sells licenses, as well as provides technology and media services. Its primary brands include Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, and Nickelodeon Canada. The Radio segment operates 39 radio stations that offers network of news-talk, rock, and contemporary music formats. Corus Entertainment Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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