Financial Comparison: Entravision Communication (EVC) and FOX (NASDAQ:FOX)

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Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) and FOX (NASDAQ:FOX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Entravision Communication and FOX, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entravision Communication 0 0 2 0 3.00
FOX 1 0 0 0 1.00

Entravision Communication presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 106.90%. FOX has a consensus target price of $41.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.13%. Given Entravision Communication’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Entravision Communication is more favorable than FOX.

Profitability

This table compares Entravision Communication and FOX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entravision Communication 4.08% 3.30% 1.51%
FOX N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Entravision Communication and FOX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entravision Communication $297.82 million 0.87 $12.16 million $0.13 22.31
FOX N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Entravision Communication has higher revenue and earnings than FOX.

Dividends

Entravision Communication pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. FOX does not pay a dividend. Entravision Communication pays out 153.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Entravision Communication has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.2% of Entravision Communication shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.6% of FOX shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.4% of Entravision Communication shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Entravision Communication beats FOX on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Entravision Communication

Entravision Communications Corporation operates as a media company that reaches and engages Hispanics across media channels and advertising platforms primarily in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and other Latin America countries. The company operates through three segments: Television Broadcasting, Radio Broadcasting, and Digital Media. Its portfolio encompasses integrated marketing and media solutions comprising television, radio, and digital properties, as well as data analytics services. The company also provides a suite of digital advertising solutions, including the Headway digital programmatic advertising platform, the Mobrain mobile advertising platform, and the Pulpo media advertising network, which allows advertisers to reach and engage with their target audiences by providing access to premium digital inventory at scale across a wide range of devices. As of March 14, 2018, the company owned and operated 55 primary television stations; and 49 primarily Spanish-language radio stations. Entravision Communications Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

About FOX

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.

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