Pandora Media (NYSE:P) and Urban One (NASDAQ:UONE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.0% of Pandora Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Urban One shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Pandora Media shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 78.3% of Urban One shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Pandora Media and Urban One, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Pandora Media presently has a consensus price target of $8.42, indicating a potential downside of 1.80%. Given Pandora Media’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pandora Media is more favorable than Urban One.
This table compares Pandora Media and Urban One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Pandora Media and Urban One’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pandora Media||$1.47 billion||1.58||-$518.39 million||($1.24)||-6.91|
|Urban One||$440.04 million||0.24||$111.88 million||N/A||N/A|
Urban One has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pandora Media.
Volatility & Risk
Pandora Media has a beta of -0.47, suggesting that its share price is 147% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Urban One has a beta of -0.82, suggesting that its share price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Pandora Media beats Urban One on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Pandora Media
Pandora Media, Inc. provides music discovery platform services in the United States and internationally. The company offers streaming radio and on-demand music services, which enable the listeners to create personalized stations and playlists, as well as search and play songs and albums on-demand. It also provides Pandora?Ad-Supported Radio Service, an ad-supported service that allows listeners to access a catalog of music, comedy, livestreams, and podcasts through its personalized playlist generating system for free across its various delivery platforms, as well as Premium Access, a service to listeners to access on-demand listening experience; and Pandora Plus, a subscription radio service, which also includes replays, additional skipping of songs, offline listening, higher quality audio on supported devices, and longer timeout-free listening. In addition, the company offers Pandora Premium, an on-demand subscription service that provides users the ability to search, play, and collect songs and albums; build playlists on their own or with the tap of a button; listen to curated playlists; and share playlists on social networks. Pandora Media, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.
About Urban One
Urban One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Digital, and Cable Television. The Radio Broadcasting segment includes radio broadcasting operations that primarily target African-American and urban listeners. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and/or operated 56 broadcast stations located in 15 urban markets. The Reach Media segment operates operate radio stations, including the Tom Joyner Morning Show; and other syndicated programming assets, including the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, and the DL Hughley Show, as well as Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell. This segment also operates BlackAmericaWeb.com, an African-American targeted news and entertainment website; and operates other event related activities. The Digital segment is involved in online business, including the operation of Interactive One, an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment Websites, including Cassius, Bossip, HipHopWired, and MadameNoire digital platforms and brands. The Cable Television segment operates TV One, an African-American targeted cable television network. The company was formerly known as Radio One, Inc. and changed its name to Urban One, Inc. in May 2017. Urban One, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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