tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “PUBLISHING” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare tronc to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares tronc and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|tronc||$1.52 billion||$5.53 million||90.12|
|tronc Competitors||$1.40 billion||$89.19 million||46.16|
Volatility and Risk
tronc has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, tronc’s rivals have a beta of 1.25, suggesting that their average stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares tronc and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for tronc and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
tronc currently has a consensus price target of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.64%. As a group, “PUBLISHING” companies have a potential downside of 3.02%. Given tronc’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe tronc is more favorable than its rivals.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
38.1% of tronc shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are owned by institutional investors. 41.2% of tronc shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of shares of all “PUBLISHING” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
tronc beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
tronc Company Profile
tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing Company, is a media company. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated over 150 titles in nine markets. Its portfolio of news and information brands are in markets, including Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Hartford, Connecticut; Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Newport News, Virginia. The Company also offers an array of customized marketing solutions, and publishes a number of niche products, including Hoy and El Sentinel. troncM’s media groups include the Chicago Tribune Media Group, the Los Angeles Times Media Group, the San Diego Media Group, the Sun Sentinel Media Group, the Orlando Sentinel Media Group, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, the Morning Call Media Group and the Daily Press Media Group. troncX consists of the Company’s digital revenues and related digital expenses from more than 130 digital platforms online and mobile applications.
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