Qurate Retail Inc Series B (NASDAQ:QRTEB) and Discovery Inc Series C (NASDAQ:DISCK) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
Qurate Retail Inc Series B has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Discovery Inc Series C has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Qurate Retail Inc Series B and Discovery Inc Series C’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series B||-2.37%||14.94%||4.61%|
|Discovery Inc Series C||16.81%||23.29%||7.56%|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Qurate Retail Inc Series B and Discovery Inc Series C, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series B||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Discovery Inc Series C||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Qurate Retail Inc Series B shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of Discovery Inc Series C shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Discovery Inc Series C shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Qurate Retail Inc Series B and Discovery Inc Series C’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Qurate Retail Inc Series B||$14.07 billion||0.24||$916.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|Discovery Inc Series C||$10.55 billion||1.49||$594.00 million||N/A||N/A|
Qurate Retail Inc Series B has higher revenue and earnings than Discovery Inc Series C.
Discovery Inc Series C beats Qurate Retail Inc Series B on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Qurate Retail Inc Series B Company Profile
Qurate Retail, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the video and online commerce industries in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company markets and sells various consumer products primarily through live video programs, Websites, and mobile applications to 404 million households worldwide each day. It also operates as an online retailer offering women's, children's, and men's apparel; and other products, such as home, and beauty products through its desktop and mobile Websites, and mobile applications under the name Zulily. The company was formerly known as Liberty Interactive Corporation and changed its name to Qurate Retail, Inc. in April 2018. Qurate Retail, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
Discovery Inc Series C Company Profile
Discovery, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, U.S. Networks and International Networks. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, MotorTrend, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TVN, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Family Channel, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia, Great American Country, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, Discovery Kids, DMAX, and Discovery Home & Health brands, as well as other regional television networks. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, home, food and travel, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also operates production studios that develop and produce content; and digital products and Websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms comprising pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, authenticated GO applications, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms that include brand-aligned Websites, online streaming, mobile devices, video on demand, and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 400 distribution feeds in 50 languages internationally. Discovery, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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