Liberty Media Formula One Series B (OTCMKTS:FWONB) and ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Media Formula One Series B and ViacomCBS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Media Formula One Series B||0||0||0||0||N/A|
ViacomCBS has a consensus price target of $46.82, suggesting a potential upside of 34.88%. Given ViacomCBS’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ViacomCBS is more favorable than Liberty Media Formula One Series B.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
77.8% of ViacomCBS shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of ViacomCBS shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Liberty Media Formula One Series B and ViacomCBS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Media Formula One Series B||-18.59%||-1.64%||-0.86%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Liberty Media Formula One Series B and ViacomCBS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Media Formula One Series B||$1.83 billion||5.69||$531.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|ViacomCBS||$14.51 billion||0.90||$1.96 billion||$5.19||6.69|
ViacomCBS has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media Formula One Series B.
Volatility and Risk
Liberty Media Formula One Series B has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ViacomCBS has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.
ViacomCBS beats Liberty Media Formula One Series B on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Liberty Media Formula One Series B
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.
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.
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