Urban One (NASDAQ:UONEK) and Corus Entertainment (OTCMKTS:CJREF) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Urban One and Corus Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Urban One 33.45% 85.34% 2.67%
Corus Entertainment -47.24% 10.27% 4.16%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Urban One and Corus Entertainment’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Urban One $440.04 million 0.25 $111.88 million N/A N/A
Corus Entertainment $1.26 billion 0.61 -$599.06 million N/A N/A

Urban One has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Corus Entertainment.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.3% of Urban One shares are held by institutional investors. 50.5% of Urban One shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Corus Entertainment pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.5%. Urban One does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Urban One and Corus Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Urban One 0 0 0 0 N/A
Corus Entertainment 0 0 2 0 3.00

Corus Entertainment has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 149.02%. Given Corus Entertainment’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Corus Entertainment is more favorable than Urban One.

Volatility and Risk

Urban One has a beta of -0.69, indicating that its stock price is 169% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corus Entertainment has a beta of 0.1, indicating that its stock price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Corus Entertainment beats Urban One on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Urban One

Urban One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Digital, and Cable Television. The Radio Broadcasting segment includes radio broadcasting operations that primarily target African-American and urban listeners. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and/or operated 56 broadcast stations located in 15 urban markets. The Reach Media segment operates operate radio stations, including the Tom Joyner Morning Show; and other syndicated programming assets, including the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, and the DL Hughley Show, as well as Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell. This segment also operates BlackAmericaWeb.com, an African-American targeted news and entertainment website; and operates other event related activities. The Digital segment is involved in online business, including the operation of Interactive One, an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment Websites, including Cassius, Bossip, HipHopWired, and MadameNoire digital platforms and brands. The Cable Television segment operates TV One, an African-American targeted cable television network. The company was formerly known as Radio One, Inc. and changed its name to Urban One, Inc. in May 2017. Urban One, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

About Corus Entertainment

Corus Entertainment Inc., a media and content company, operates specialty and conventional television networks, and radio stations in Canada and internationally. It operates through two segments, Television and Radio. The Television segment operates 44 specialty television networks and 15 conventional television stations. It is also involved in the production and distribution of films and television programs; production and distribution of animation software; and merchandise licensing and book publishing activities. In addition, this segment provides technology and media services. Its primary brands include Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, and Nickelodeon Canada. The Radio segment operates 39 radio stations that include a network of news-talk radio stations, as well as classic rock, country, new rock, and contemporary music formats. The company also provides children's animated content and related consumer products; and digital content and animation creation software. Corus Entertainment Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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