Critical Comparison: Liberty Media Formula One Series C (NASDAQ:FWONK) versus ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) – Tech Know Bits


ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) and Liberty Media Formula One Series C (NASDAQ:FWONK) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares ViacomCBS and Liberty Media Formula One Series C’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ViacomCBS 18.98% 44.13% 7.94%
Liberty Media Formula One Series C -18.59% -1.64% -0.86%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.3% of ViacomCBS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.9% of Liberty Media Formula One Series C shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of ViacomCBS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ViacomCBS and Liberty Media Formula One Series C’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ViacomCBS $14.51 billion 1.00 $1.96 billion $5.19 7.46
Liberty Media Formula One Series C $1.83 billion 6.08 $531.00 million ($0.65) -73.92

ViacomCBS has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media Formula One Series C. Liberty Media Formula One Series C is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ViacomCBS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

ViacomCBS has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media Formula One Series C has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ViacomCBS and Liberty Media Formula One Series C, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ViacomCBS 0 3 7 0 2.70
Liberty Media Formula One Series C 0 0 3 0 3.00

ViacomCBS presently has a consensus price target of $52.14, suggesting a potential upside of 34.63%. Liberty Media Formula One Series C has a consensus price target of $49.33, suggesting a potential upside of 2.67%. Given ViacomCBS’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ViacomCBS is more favorable than Liberty Media Formula One Series C.

Summary

ViacomCBS beats Liberty Media Formula One Series C on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS Inc. operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Media. The Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and/or distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; produces theatrical films; and digital streaming services. This segment also operates CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content. The Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events, as well as a direct-to-consumer digital streaming subscription. This segment also operates Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children’s consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products of the company, as well as that of third parties; and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. The Local Media segment owns 29 broadcast television stations; and operates local Websites, including content from its television stations. The company was formerly known as CBS Corporation and changed its name to ViacomCBS Inc. in December 2019. ViacomCBS Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.

About Liberty Media Formula One Series C

Formula One Group operates in the motorsports business. It holds commercial rights for the world championship, a motor race-based competition in which teams compete for the constructors’ championship and drivers compete for the drivers’ championship. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado.



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