AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) is one of 15 public companies in the “Television Broadcasting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare AMC Networks to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for AMC Networks and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMC Networks 1 9 3 0 2.15
AMC Networks Competitors 85 548 499 4 2.37

AMC Networks presently has a consensus price target of $60.36, suggesting a potential upside of 23.72%. As a group, “Television Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.59%. Given AMC Networks’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AMC Networks has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AMC Networks and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AMC Networks $2.76 billion $270.51 million 9.62
AMC Networks Competitors $3.48 billion $571.33 million 40.29

AMC Networks’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than AMC Networks. AMC Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares AMC Networks and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMC Networks 12.12% 948.45% 10.28%
AMC Networks Competitors 11.20% 95.07% 6.14%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.0% of AMC Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.7% of AMC Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Television Broadcasting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

AMC Networks has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMC Networks’ competitors have a beta of 1.56, indicating that their average stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AMC Networks competitors beat AMC Networks on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

AMC Networks Company Profile

AMC Networks Inc. is a holding company, which conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries. The Company owns and operates entertainment businesses and assets. It operates through two segments: National Networks, and International and Other. National Networks includes activities of its programming businesses, which include its programming networks distributed in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment includes AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the Company’s international programming businesses consisting of a portfolio of channels in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa; IFC Films, the Company’s independent film distribution business; AMCNI- DMC, the broadcast solutions unit of certain networks of AMCNI and third-party networks, and various developing online content distribution initiatives. National Networks’ programming networks include AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA and SundanceTV.

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