MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN) & Its Competitors Head to Head Review

MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare MSG Networks to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares MSG Networks and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MSG Networks $675.35 million $167.34 million 10.25
MSG Networks Competitors $12.86 billion $1.94 billion 57.05

MSG Networks’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than MSG Networks. MSG Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares MSG Networks and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MSG Networks 40.97% -19.52% 20.90%
MSG Networks Competitors 1,300.24% 29.22% 4.79%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for MSG Networks and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MSG Networks 1 2 4 0 2.43
MSG Networks Competitors 295 1479 2278 75 2.52

MSG Networks presently has a consensus target price of $24.40, suggesting a potential upside of 7.25%. As a group, “Cable & other pay television services” companies have a potential upside of 21.93%. Given MSG Networks’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MSG Networks has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.2% of MSG Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.4% of MSG Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

MSG Networks has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MSG Networks’ competitors have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MSG Networks competitors beat MSG Networks on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

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. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in New York, New York.

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