Tribune Media (TRBAA) & Its Peers Financial Contrast

Tribune Media (OTCMKTS: TRBAA) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Tribune Media to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Tribune Media has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tribune Media’s peers have a beta of 1.51, meaning that their average stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tribune Media and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Tribune Media N/A N/A -59.42
Tribune Media Competitors $12.51 billion $1.52 billion 215.13

Tribune Media’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Tribune Media. Tribune Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tribune Media and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tribune Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tribune Media Competitors 211 1053 2284 44 2.60

As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 19.52%. Given Tribune Media’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tribune Media has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares Tribune Media and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tribune Media N/A N/A N/A
Tribune Media Competitors -20.77% 8.16% 1.53%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.9% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Tribune Media peers beat Tribune Media on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Tribune Media Company Profile

Tribune Media Company, formerly Tribune Company, is a media and entertainment company engaged in newspaper publishing, television and radio broadcasting and entertainment through its subsidiaries. The Company’s operations are divided into two industry segments: publishing and broadcasting and entertainment. In publishing, the Company’s daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The Company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. In February 2014, Sony Corporation sold all of the shares of Gracenote, Inc. to Tribune Media Company. In August 2014, Tribune Media Co completed its spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company.

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