Critical Review: Beasley Broadcast Group (BBGI) and Corus Entertainment (CJREF)

Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Corus Entertainment (OTCMKTS:CJREF) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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14.8% of Beasley Broadcast Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Corus Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 61.6% of Beasley Broadcast Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Beasley Broadcast Group and Corus Entertainment’s 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%
Corus Entertainment 12.78% 9.15% 3.90%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Beasley Broadcast Group and Corus Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Beasley Broadcast Group $232.18 million 1.29 $87.13 million N/A N/A
Corus Entertainment $1.27 billion 0.93 $145.18 million N/A N/A

Corus Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than Beasley Broadcast Group.

Dividends

Beasley Broadcast Group pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Corus Entertainment pays an annual dividend of $0.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.4%.

Volatility and Risk

Beasley Broadcast Group has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corus Entertainment has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Beasley Broadcast Group and Corus Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beasley Broadcast Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Corus Entertainment 0 1 0 0 2.00

Corus Entertainment has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 55.71%. Given Corus Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Corus Entertainment is more favorable than Beasley Broadcast Group.

Summary

Beasley Broadcast Group beats Corus Entertainment on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Beasley Broadcast Group

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, operates radio stations in the United States. As of February 12, 2018, it owned and operated 63 stations, including 45 FM and 18 AM stations in 15 large- and mid-size markets. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida.

About Corus Entertainment

Corus Entertainment Inc., a media and content company, operates specialty and conventional television networks, and radio stations in Canada and internationally. It operates through two segments, Television and Radio. The Television segment operates 45 specialty television networks and 15 conventional television stations. It is also involved in the production and distribution of films and television programs; merchandise licensing; book publishing; children's animated content and related consumer products; and digital content and animation creation software. This segment advertises and licenses proprietary films and television programs; sells licenses, as well as provides technology and media services. Its primary brands include Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, and Nickelodeon Canada. The Radio segment operates 39 radio stations that offers network of news-talk, rock, and contemporary music formats. Corus Entertainment Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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