Contrasting TEGNA (TGNA) and Central European Media Enterprises (CETV)

TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA) and Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

TEGNA has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Central European Media Enterprises has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.



Dividends

TEGNA pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Central European Media Enterprises does not pay a dividend. TEGNA pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TEGNA and Central European Media Enterprises’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TEGNA $1.90 billion 1.21 $273.74 million $1.08 9.93
Central European Media Enterprises $574.21 million 1.04 $49.76 million N/A N/A

TEGNA has higher revenue and earnings than Central European Media Enterprises.

Profitability

This table compares TEGNA and Central European Media Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TEGNA 20.74% 19.56% 4.14%
Central European Media Enterprises 7.87% -86.29% 3.34%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TEGNA and Central European Media Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TEGNA 1 4 4 0 2.33
Central European Media Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A

TEGNA currently has a consensus price target of $15.63, suggesting a potential upside of 45.76%. Given TEGNA’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TEGNA is more favorable than Central European Media Enterprises.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.9% of TEGNA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.5% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of TEGNA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

TEGNA beats Central European Media Enterprises on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc., a media company, provides broadcast advertising and marketing products and services for businesses. The company operates 47 television stations in 39 markets of the United States that produce local programming, such as news, sports, and entertainment. It offers local and national non-political advertising; political advertising; production of programming from third parties; production of advertising materials; and digital marketing services, as well as advertising services on the stations' Websites, tablets, and mobile products. The company also sells commercial advertising spots of its television stations. In addition, it operates Premion, an over the top local advertising network; Hatch, a centralized 360-degree marketing services agency; and radio broadcast stations. The company was formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc. and changed its name to TEGNA Inc. in June 2015. TEGNA Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

About Central European Media Enterprises

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME Ltd.) is a media and entertainment company operating in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company’s assets are held through a series of Dutch and Curacao holding companies. The Company manages its business on a geographical basis, with six segments: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The Bulgaria segment operated one general entertainment channel, BTV, and five other channels, including BTV CINEMA, BTV COMEDY, RING.BG, BTV ACTION and BTV LADY, as of December 31, 2016. The Croatia segment operated one general entertainment channel, NOVA TV (Croatia), as of December 31, 2016. The Czech Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV NOVA (Czech Republic), as of December 31, 2016. The Romania segment operated one general entertainment channel, PRO TV, as of December 31, 2016. The Slovak Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV MARKIZA, as of December 31, 2016.

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