Financial Survey: Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and Its Rivals

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ:WBDGet Rating) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Warner Bros. Discovery to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

35.5% of Warner Bros. Discovery shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.3% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Warner Bros. Discovery shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Warner Bros. Discovery and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Warner Bros. Discovery $12.19 billion $1.01 billion 8.96
Warner Bros. Discovery Competitors $11.52 billion $2.61 billion 11.83

Warner Bros. Discovery has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Warner Bros. Discovery is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Warner Bros. Discovery and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Warner Bros. Discovery 1 1 5 0 2.57
Warner Bros. Discovery Competitors 395 1858 2673 77 2.49

Warner Bros. Discovery presently has a consensus target price of $30.40, indicating a potential upside of 67.96%. As a group, “Cable & other pay television services” companies have a potential upside of 63.76%. Given Warner Bros. Discovery’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Warner Bros. Discovery is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Warner Bros. Discovery has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Warner Bros. Discovery’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Warner Bros. Discovery and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Warner Bros. Discovery 10.53% 10.38% 3.96%
Warner Bros. Discovery Competitors 38.45% 2.58% 4.17%

Summary

Warner Bros. Discovery peers beat Warner Bros. Discovery on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Warner Bros. Discovery (Get Rating)

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., a media company, provides content across various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages worldwide. It also produces, develops, and distributes feature films, television, gaming, and other content in various physical and digital formats through basic networks, direct-to-consumer or theatrical, TV content, and games licensing. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Science, MotorTrend, Discovery en EspaƱol, Discovery Familia, Eurosport, TVN, Discovery Kids, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Magnolia Network, Cooking Channel, ID, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. Its content spans genres, including survival, natural history, exploration, sports, general entertainment, home, food, travel, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also operates production studios that develop and produce content; and digital products and Websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms comprising pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, authenticated GO applications, digital distribution arrangements, content licensing agreements, and direct-to-consumer subscriptions, as well as various platforms that include brand-aligned Websites, online streaming, mobile devices, video on demand, and broadband channels. Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.is headquartered in New York, New York.

Receive News & Ratings for Warner Bros. Discovery Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Warner Bros. Discovery and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.