Analyzing Central European Media Enterprises (CETV) & CBS (CBS.A)

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

Risk and Volatility

Central European Media Enterprises has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBS has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.



Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Central European Media Enterprises 23.04% 100.02% 4.79%
CBS 10.21% 81.10% 8.63%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and CBS’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Central European Media Enterprises $574.21 million 1.47 $49.76 million N/A N/A
CBS $13.69 billion 1.55 $357.00 million N/A N/A

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.4% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of CBS shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of CBS shares are owned 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.

Dividends

CBS pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Central European Media Enterprises does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Central European Media Enterprises and CBS, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Central European Media Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A
CBS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Central European Media Enterprises beats CBS on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Central European Media Enterprises Company Profile

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. operates as a media and entertainment company in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, and the Slovak Republic. It broadcasts a total of 26 television channels, including general entertainment and other channels. The company also develops and produces content for television channels; and provides premium television content through a series of portals, including Voyo, a subscription based video-on-demand service, and advertising supported catch-up services on its Websites. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Warner Media, LLC.

CBS Company Profile

CBS Corporation is a mass media company. The Company operates through four segment: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Media. The Entertainment segment comprises the CBS TV Network; CBS TV Studios; CBS Studios International and CBS TV Distribution; CBS Interactive; CBS Films; and the Company’s digital streaming services, CBS All Access and CBSN. The Cable Networks segment comprises Showtime Networks, which operates its subscription program services, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix. The Publishing segment comprises Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner and Gallery Books. The Local Media segment comprises CBS TV Stations, it owns 30 broadcast TV stations; and CBS Local Digital Media. Its businesses span the media and entertainment industries, including the CBS TV Network, cable networks and content production and distribution.

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