Rtl Group (OTCMKTS:RGLXF) and Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares Rtl Group and Nexstar Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Nexstar Media Group||23.45%||19.12%||4.30%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Rtl Group and Nexstar Media Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Nexstar Media Group||0||2||9||0||2.82|
Nexstar Media Group has a consensus price target of $96.33, suggesting a potential upside of 11.38%.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Rtl Group and Nexstar Media Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nexstar Media Group||$2.43 billion||1.62||$474.99 million||$3.98||21.73|
Nexstar Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Rtl Group.
Nexstar Media Group pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Rtl Group does not pay a dividend. Nexstar Media Group pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nexstar Media Group has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Nexstar Media Group beats Rtl Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Nexstar Media Group Company Profile
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. operates as a television broadcasting and digital media company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets. The company offers free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences. It also provides sales, programming, and other services through various local service agreements to 36 power television stations owned and/or operated by independent third parties. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 170 television stations in 100 markets in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company's stations reach approximately 43.6 million viewers. The company was formerly known as Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in January 2017. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
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