Critical Review: Mediaset (OTCMKTS:MDIUY) & NK Lukoil PAO (OTCMKTS:LUKOY)

Mediaset (OTCMKTS:MDIUY) and NK Lukoil PAO (OTCMKTS:LUKOY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mediaset and NK Lukoil PAO’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mediaset $4.02 billion 0.82 $556.60 million N/A N/A
NK Lukoil PAO $127.77 billion 0.47 $9.84 billion N/A N/A

NK Lukoil PAO has higher revenue and earnings than Mediaset.

Dividends

NK Lukoil PAO pays an annual dividend of $3.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Mediaset does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Mediaset and NK Lukoil PAO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mediaset N/A N/A N/A
NK Lukoil PAO 7.99% 16.65% 11.57%

Volatility & Risk

Mediaset has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NK Lukoil PAO has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mediaset and NK Lukoil PAO, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mediaset 0 1 1 0 2.50
NK Lukoil PAO 0 0 1 0 3.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.0% of NK Lukoil PAO shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

NK Lukoil PAO beats Mediaset on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mediaset

Mediaset S.p.A. primarily operates in the television (TV) industry in Italy and Spain. The company engages in the content production and third-party acquisition; and linear and non-linear, and free-to-air and pay-per-view content distribution activities with a range of content centered on football, cinema, TV series, documentaries, and children's channels. It is also involved in the radio broadcasting activates; and other activities, including radio stations, movie production and distribution, teleshopping, publishing activities, licensing and merchandising, and foreign advertising concessions. The company is based in Milan, Italy.

About NK Lukoil PAO

PJSC LUKOIL, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploration, production, refining, marketing, and distribution of oil and gas. The company's Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces primarily crude oil. Its Refining, Marketing and Distribution segment processes crude oil into refined products; purchases, sells, and transports crude oil and refined petroleum products; refines and sells chemical products; and produces and distributes steam and electricity, as well as provides related services. The company operates a retail network of 5,258 filling stations and 129 oil depots in 18 countries, as well as markets its own and third-party crude oil and refined products through wholesale and retail channels in Russia, Europe, the South-East Asia, Central and North America, and internationally. PJSC LUKOIL was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

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