Reviewing Liberty Media Formula One Series B (OTCMKTS:FWONB) and Nexstar Media Group (NXST)


Liberty Media Formula One Series B (OTCMKTS:FWONB) and Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Liberty Media Formula One Series B has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Nexstar Media Group has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Nexstar Media Group pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Liberty Media Formula One Series B does not pay a dividend. Nexstar Media Group pays out 37.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nexstar Media Group has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Liberty Media Formula One Series B and Nexstar Media Group, as provided 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
Nexstar Media Group 0 1 9 0 2.90

Nexstar Media Group has a consensus target price of $102.71, suggesting a potential upside of 27.74%. Given Nexstar Media Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nexstar Media Group is more favorable than Liberty Media Formula One Series B.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media Formula One Series B and Nexstar Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media Formula One Series B 23.43% N/A N/A
Nexstar Media Group 23.45% 19.12% 4.30%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Media Formula One Series B and Nexstar Media Group’s 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 $1.78 billion 3.87 $255.00 million N/A N/A
Nexstar Media Group $2.43 billion 1.51 $474.99 million $3.98 20.20

Nexstar Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media Formula One Series B.

Summary

Nexstar Media Group beats Liberty Media Formula One Series B on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Media Formula One Series B

Formula One Group, through its subsidiaries, engages in the media and entertainment businesses in North America. Formula One Group was formerly known as The Liberty Media Group. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. Formula One Group is a former subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

About Nexstar Media Group

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. operates as a television broadcasting and digital media company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets. The company offers free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences. It also provides sales, programming, and other services through various local service agreements to 36 power television stations owned and/or operated by independent third parties. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 170 television stations in 100 markets in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company’s stations reach approximately 43.6 million viewers. The company was formerly known as Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in January 2017. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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