Liberty Braves Group Series A (BATRA) vs. Nexstar Media Group (NXST) Head-To-Head Survey

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) and Liberty Braves Group Series A (NASDAQ:BATRA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Nexstar Media Group and Liberty Braves Group Series A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nexstar Media Group 23.45% 19.12% 4.30%
Liberty Braves Group Series A N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Nexstar Media Group has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Braves Group Series A has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nexstar Media Group and Liberty Braves Group Series A’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nexstar Media Group $2.43 billion 1.55 $474.99 million $3.98 20.72
Liberty Braves Group Series A $386.00 million 0.67 N/A N/A N/A

Nexstar Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Braves Group Series A.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Nexstar Media Group and Liberty Braves Group Series A, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nexstar Media Group 0 1 10 0 2.91
Liberty Braves Group Series A 0 1 0 0 2.00

Nexstar Media Group currently has a consensus price target of $103.88, indicating a potential upside of 25.95%. Given Nexstar Media Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Nexstar Media Group is more favorable than Liberty Braves Group Series A.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.6% of Liberty Braves Group Series A shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Nexstar Media Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Nexstar Media Group pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Liberty Braves Group Series A does not pay a dividend. Nexstar Media Group pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nexstar Media Group has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Nexstar Media Group beats Liberty Braves Group Series A on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nexstar Media Group

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. operates as a television broadcasting and digital media company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets. The company offers free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences. It also provides sales, programming, and other services through various local service agreements to 36 power television stations owned and/or operated by independent third parties. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 170 television stations in 100 markets in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company's stations reach approximately 43.6 million viewers. The company was formerly known as Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in January 2017. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

About Liberty Braves Group Series A

The Liberty Braves Group, through its subsidiary, Braves Holdings, LLC, owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club, stadium, and mixed use development project. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty Braves Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

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