AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock (NYSE: MSGN) and MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock and MSG Networks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock||$2.81 billion||1.30||$471.31 million||$7.37||8.69|
|MSG Networks||$696.65 million||2.61||$288.86 million||$3.81||6.39|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
84.5% of AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.3% of MSG Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 21.0% of AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of MSG Networks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MSG Networks has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock and MSG Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock||1||12||2||0||2.07|
AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock currently has a consensus price target of $61.70, indicating a potential downside of 3.68%. MSG Networks has a consensus price target of $25.17, indicating a potential upside of 3.35%. Given MSG Networks’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MSG Networks is more favorable than AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock.
This table compares AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock and MSG Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock||17.22%||278.30%||9.74%|
MSG Networks beats AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
AMC NETWORKS INC Common Stock Company Profile
AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates various cable television's brands delivering content to audiences, and a platform to distributors and advertisers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, National Networks; and International and Other. The National Networks segment operates five distributed entertainment programming networks under the AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC, and SundanceTV names in high definition and standard definition formats. This segment distributes its networks in the United States through cable and other multichannel video programming distribution platforms, such as direct broadcast satellite and platforms operated by telecommunications providers. The International and Other segment delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming services for subscribers in approximately 140 countries and territories, including Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the parts of Asia and Africa. This segment also operates in independent film distribution business that distributes films across various media platforms, including theaters, cable/satellite video on demand, cable network television, streaming/downloading to internet-connected screens, and DVDs. The company also provides subscription streaming services. AMC Networks Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
MSG Networks Company Profile
MSG Networks Inc. engages in the sports production, and content development and distribution businesses in the United States. The company owns and operates MSG Network and MSG+, which are regional sports and entertainment networks. It also operates MSG GO that provides live streaming and video on demand, as well as a Website and social media platforms for its brands. The company was formerly known as The Madison Square Garden Company and changed its name to MSG Networks Inc. in October 2015. MSG Networks Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in New York, New York.
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