Head to Head Analysis: FOX (FOX) & Gray Television (GTN)
FOX (NASDAQ:FOX) and Gray Television (NYSE:GTN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.
FOX pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Gray Television does not pay a dividend.
This table compares FOX and Gray Television’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gray Television||$1.08 billion||1.60||$210.80 million||$2.43||7.07|
Gray Television has higher revenue and earnings than FOX.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for FOX and Gray Television, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
FOX presently has a consensus target price of $41.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.37%. Gray Television has a consensus target price of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 47.54%. Given Gray Television’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gray Television is more favorable than FOX.
This table compares FOX and Gray Television’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
22.1% of FOX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.1% of Gray Television shares are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of Gray Television shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Gray Television beats FOX on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
FOX Company Profile
Fox Corporation operates as a news, sports, and entertainment company in the United States. The company operates through Cable Network Programming; Television; and Other, Corporate and Eliminations segments. The Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, and sports content for distribution primarily through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and online video distributors. It operates FOX News, a national cable news channel; FOX Business, a business news national cable channel; FS1 and FS2 multi-sport national networks; and Big Ten Network. The Television segment acquires, produces, markets, and distributes broadcast network programming. It operates The FOX Network, a national television broadcast network that broadcasts sports programming and entertainment. This segment owns and operates 28 broadcast television stations. The Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment owns the FOX Studios lot that provides production services, including 15 sound stages, 4 scoring and mixing stages, 2 broadcast studios, theaters, editing bays, and other production facilities in Los Angeles, California. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in New York, New York. Fox Corporation operates independently of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. as of March 19, 2019.
Gray Television Company Profile
Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company, owns and operates television stations and digital assets in the United States. As of February 28, 2019, it owned and operated television stations in 91 television markets broadcasting approximately 400 program streams, including approximately 150 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, the NBC Network, the ABC Network, and the FOX Network. The company also broadcasts secondary digital channels affiliated to ABC, CBS, and FOX, as well as channels affiliated with various other networks and program services, including CW Plus Network, MY Network, the MeTV Network, This TV Network, Antenna TV, Telemundo, Cozi, Heroes and Icons, and MOVIES! Network; and local news/weather channels in various markets. In addition, it is also involved in the video program production, marketing, and digital businesses including Raycom Sports, Tupelo-Raycom, and RTM Studios; and production of PowerNation programs and content. The company was formerly known as Gray Communications Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Gray Television, Inc. in August 2002. Gray Television, Inc. was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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