Bona Film Group (BONA) versus Its Peers Critical Review

Bona Film Group (NASDAQ: BONA) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bona Film Group to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bona Film Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bona Film Group N/A N/A 1,363.00
Bona Film Group Competitors $9.52 billion $1.09 billion 1,131.76

Bona Film Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bona Film Group. Bona Film Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Bona Film Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bona Film Group 0.75% 1.33% 0.34%
Bona Film Group Competitors 1.37% 9.25% 3.11%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.4% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Bona Film Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bona Film Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bona Film Group Competitors 127 496 1055 24 2.57

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 9.94%. Given Bona Film Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bona Film Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Bona Film Group competitors beat Bona Film Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Bona Film Group

Bona Film Group Limited is a vertically integrated film company. The Company operates in multiple stages of the film industry value chain, including film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency services and movie theater operations. As of December 31, 2014, the Company distributed or invested in 202 films (including 55 films internationally). The Company distributes films through virtually all of the theater circuits in China. The Company has also expanded into non-theatrical distribution channels, including home video products, digital distribution and television. In addition to its film production and distribution operations, the Company owned and operated 25 movie theaters in commercial districts and residential areas in 15 cities in China as of December 31, 2014. The Company’s operational segments include film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency and movie theater.

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