Financial Analysis: Beasley Broadcast Group (BBGI) versus Its Rivals

Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “MEDIA” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Beasley Broadcast Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Beasley Broadcast Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beasley Broadcast Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Beasley Broadcast Group Competitors 690 2745 4652 138 2.52

As a group, “MEDIA” companies have a potential upside of 20.83%. Given Beasley Broadcast Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Beasley Broadcast Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Beasley Broadcast Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Beasley Broadcast Group $232.18 million $87.13 million 3.16
Beasley Broadcast Group Competitors $7.24 billion $890.36 million 48.38

Beasley Broadcast Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Beasley Broadcast Group. Beasley Broadcast Group 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.

Volatility & Risk

Beasley Broadcast Group has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Beasley Broadcast Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Beasley Broadcast Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Beasley Broadcast Group 37.53% 10.66% 3.85%
Beasley Broadcast Group Competitors 553.43% 18.47% 4.23%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.8% of Beasley Broadcast Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held by institutional investors. 61.6% of Beasley Broadcast Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Beasley Broadcast Group pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Beasley Broadcast Group pays out 5.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “MEDIA” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 22.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Beasley Broadcast Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Beasley Broadcast Group competitors beat Beasley Broadcast Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Beasley Broadcast Group Company Profile

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company. The Company’s primary business is operating radio stations throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 63 radio stations in various radio markets, Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Fort Myers-Naples, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Middlesex, New Jersey; Monmouth, New Jersey; Morristown, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tampa-Saint Petersburg, Florida; West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Florida, and Wilmington, Delaware. The Company operates its radio stations in clusters to capture a range of demographic listener groups.

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