Tribune Media (OTCMKTS: TRBAA) is one of 5 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting – NEC” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Tribune Media to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Tribune Media has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tribune Media’s peers have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tribune Media and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Tribune Media N/A N/A -59.30
Tribune Media Competitors N/A N/A 1,129.76

Tribune Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Tribune Media and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tribune Media N/A N/A N/A
Tribune Media Competitors -11.00% 12.06% 3.13%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Tribune Media and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tribune Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tribune Media Competitors 74 147 259 0 2.39

As a group, “Broadcasting – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 19.27%. Given Tribune Media’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tribune Media has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


Tribune Media peers beat Tribune Media on 3 of the 5 factors compared.

Tribune Media Company Profile

Tribune Media Company, formerly Tribune Company, is a media and entertainment company engaged in newspaper publishing, television and radio broadcasting and entertainment through its subsidiaries. The Company’s operations are divided into two industry segments: publishing and broadcasting and entertainment. In publishing, the Company’s daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The Company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. In February 2014, Sony Corporation sold all of the shares of Gracenote, Inc. to Tribune Media Company. In August 2014, Tribune Media Co completed its spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company.

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