A. H. Belo (NYSE: AHC) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “PUBLISHING” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare A. H. Belo to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
A. H. Belo pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. A. H. Belo pays out 71.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “PUBLISHING” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 63.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for A. H. Belo and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|A. H. Belo||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|A. H. Belo Competitors||38||205||148||11||2.33|
As a group, “PUBLISHING” companies have a potential downside of 0.77%. Given A. H. Belo’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe A. H. Belo has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares A. H. Belo and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|A. H. Belo||$248.63 million||$10.16 million||11.33|
|A. H. Belo Competitors||$1.40 billion||$89.19 million||46.16|
A. H. Belo’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than A. H. Belo. A. H. Belo 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
57.8% of A. H. Belo shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.7% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of A. H. Belo shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
A. H. Belo has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A. H. Belo’s competitors have a beta of 1.25, meaning that their average stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares A. H. Belo and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|A. H. Belo||4.09%||1.22%||0.61%|
|A. H. Belo Competitors||7.08%||12.17%||4.38%|
A. H. Belo competitors beat A. H. Belo on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
A. H. Belo Company Profile
A. H. Belo Corporation is a local news and information publishing company. The Company is engaged in providing commercial printing, distribution and direct mail services, as well as media and digital marketing services. The Company operates through two segments: Publishing and Marketing, Event Marketing and Other Services (MEMO). The Company’s Publishing segment includes its print operations associated with its newspapers, publications and related Websites. The Company’s publishing segment includes the operations of The Dallas Morning News (www.dallasnews.com), a Texas newspaper, and the Denton Record-Chronicle (www.dentonrc.com), a daily newspaper operating in Denton, Texas. The Company’s MEMO segment consists of marketing, event marketing and other businesses. It offers digital marketing solutions through Your Speakeasy, LLC (Speakeasy) and DMV Digital Holdings Company, Inc., and provides event promotion and marketing services through DMN CrowdSource LLC (CrowdSource).
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