Liberty Media Formula One Series B (OTCMKTS:FWONB) and TEGNA (NYSE:TGNA) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Media Formula One Series B and TEGNA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media Formula One Series B 0 0 0 0 N/A
TEGNA 1 4 6 0 2.45

TEGNA has a consensus price target of $14.30, indicating a potential upside of 22.12%. Given TEGNA’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TEGNA is more favorable than Liberty Media Formula One Series B.

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Media Formula One Series B has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, TEGNA has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Media Formula One Series B and TEGNA’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media Formula One Series B $1.78 billion 3.87 $255.00 million N/A N/A
TEGNA $1.90 billion 1.32 $273.74 million $1.08 10.84

TEGNA has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media Formula One Series B.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media Formula One Series B and TEGNA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media Formula One Series B 23.43% N/A N/A
TEGNA 26.46% 28.02% 5.97%

Dividends

TEGNA pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Liberty Media Formula One Series B does not pay a dividend. TEGNA pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.2% of TEGNA shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of TEGNA shares are owned 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.

Summary

TEGNA beats Liberty Media Formula One Series B on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Media Formula One Series B Company Profile

Formula One Group, through its subsidiaries, engages in the media and entertainment businesses in North America. Formula One Group was formerly known as The Liberty Media Group. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. Formula One Group is a former subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

TEGNA Company Profile

TEGNA Inc., a media company, provides broadcast advertising and marketing products and services for businesses. The company operates 47 television stations in 39 markets of the United States that produce local programming, such as news, sports, and entertainment. It offers local and national non-political advertising; political advertising; production of programming from third parties; production of advertising materials; and digital marketing services, as well as advertising services on the stations' Websites, tablets, and mobile products. The company also sells commercial advertising spots of its television stations. In addition, it operates Premion, an over the top local advertising network; Hatch, a centralized 360-degree marketing services agency; and radio broadcast stations. The company was formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc. and changed its name to TEGNA Inc. in June 2015. TEGNA Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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