Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and its contrasting rivals

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD – Get Rating) is one of 36 publicly traded companies in the “cable TV and other pay services” industry, but how does it stack up against its competitors? We will compare Warner Bros. Discovery to related companies based on earnings strength, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.


This chart compares net margins, return on equity and return on assets for Warner Bros. Discovery and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Discovery of Warner Bros. 10.53% 10.38% 3.96%
Competitors from Warner Bros. Discovery 33.86% 2.97% 4.29%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings from Warner Bros. Discovery and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Discovery of Warner Bros. 1 1 3 0 2.40
Competitors from Warner Bros. Discovery 392 1851 2666 76 2.49

Warner Bros. Discovery currently has a consensus target price of $34.67, indicating a potential upside of 95.31%. As a group, the “cable and other pay TV services” companies have an upside potential of 68.64%. Given the likely higher upside from Warner Bros. Discovery, research analysts clearly believe that Warner Bros. Discovery is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

35.5% of the shares of Warner Bros. Discovery are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 51.3% of the shares of all “cable and other pay TV” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of the shares of Warner Bros. Discovery are owned by company insiders. By comparison, 17.6% of the shares of all “cable and other pay-TV” companies are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and risk

Warner Bros. Discovery has a beta of 1.25, which suggests its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, competitors Warner Bros. Discovery have a beta of 1.13, which suggests that their average price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. the S&P 500.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares Warner Bros. revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation. Discovery and its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Discovery of Warner Bros. $12.19 billion $1.01 billion 8.79
Competitors from Warner Bros. Discovery $11.52 billion $2.61 billion 12.81

Warner Bros. Discovery has higher revenue, but lower revenue than its competitors. Warner Bros. Discovery trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Competitors from Warner Bros. Discovery beat Warner Bros. Discovery on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Warner Bros. Company Profile Discovery (Get a rating)

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., a media company, provides content on various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages ​​around the world. It also produces, develops and distributes feature films, television, games and other content in various physical and digital formats through backbone, direct-to-consumer or theatrically, television content and game licensing. The company owns and operates various television networks under Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Science, MotorTrend, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Eurosport, TVN, Discovery Kids, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Magnolia Network, Cooking Channel, ID, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX and Discovery Home & Health, as well as other regional television channels. Its content spans genres including survival, natural history, exploration, sports, general entertainment, home, food, travel, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health and children. The Company also operates production studios that develop and produce content; and digital products and websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast TV, authenticated GO apps, digital distribution agreements, content licensing agreements and direct-to-consumer subscriptions, as well as various platforms which include brand-aligned websites, online streaming, mobile devices, video on demand and broadband channels. Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

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