Financial Contrast: Comcast (CMCSK) and Global Eagle Entertainment (ENT)

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSK) and Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ:ENT) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.2% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Comcast and Global Eagle Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comcast 12.94% 18.88% 5.85%
Global Eagle Entertainment 13.17% 22.17% 8.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Comcast and Global Eagle Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comcast 0 0 0 0 N/A
Global Eagle Entertainment 0 4 1 0 2.20

Global Eagle Entertainment has a consensus price target of $10.75, indicating a potential upside of 266.89%. Given Global Eagle Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Global Eagle Entertainment is more favorable than Comcast.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Comcast and Global Eagle Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Comcast N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Global Eagle Entertainment $486.23 million 0.51 $31.07 million ($0.34) -8.62

Global Eagle Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than Comcast.

Summary

Global Eagle Entertainment beats Comcast on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Comcast Company Profile

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. Its Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. Its Cable Networks segment consists of a portfolio of national cable networks. Its Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks. Its Filmed Entertainment segment primarily produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment across the world, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. Its Theme Parks segment consists primarily of its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California.

Global Eagle Entertainment Company Profile

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. The Company’s segments include Connectivity and Content. Its Connectivity segment provides airline partners and their passengers with Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity over Ku-band satellite transmissions, and to a lesser extent operations solutions to airline customers. Its Content segment selects, manages and distributes wholly owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, applications, digital advertising solutions and games to over 150 airlines across the world, as well as to maritime and other away-from-home non-theatrical markets. The Company, through its product and services platform, provide airlines with a range of in-flight solutions, including Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions, content management services and e-commerce solutions.

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