Critical Contrast: Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) and Its Peers

Madison Square Garden Entertainment (NYSE:MSGEGet Rating) is one of 33 public companies in the “Amusement & recreation services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Madison Square Garden Entertainment to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Madison Square Garden Entertainment has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s competitors have a beta of -0.33, meaning that their average stock price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.1% of Madison Square Garden Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.7% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.6% of Madison Square Garden Entertainment shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.2% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Madison Square Garden Entertainment and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Madison Square Garden Entertainment -16.04% -9.60% -4.10%
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Competitors -2,737.81% -1.13% -206.04%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Madison Square Garden Entertainment and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Madison Square Garden Entertainment $180.40 million -$377.19 million -8.45
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Competitors $996.05 million -$74.95 million 67.95

Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Madison Square Garden Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Madison Square Garden Entertainment and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Madison Square Garden Entertainment 1 2 1 0 2.00
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Competitors 73 273 384 10 2.45

Madison Square Garden Entertainment presently has a consensus target price of $83.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. As a group, “Amusement & recreation services” companies have a potential upside of 59.43%. Given Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Madison Square Garden Entertainment has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Madison Square Garden Entertainment competitors beat Madison Square Garden Entertainment on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Madison Square Garden Entertainment (Get Rating)

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. engages in the entertainment business. It produces, presents, or hosts various live entertainment events, including concerts, family shows, and special events, as well as sporting events, such as professional boxing, college basketball and hockey, professional bull riding, mixed martial arts, and esports and wrestling in its venues, including Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre, and The Chicago Theatre. The company also operates 61 entertainment dining and nightlife venues spanning 23 markets across five continents under the Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, Cath├ędrale, Hakkasan, and Omnia brand names; and creates and operates New England's premier music festival. In addition, it features the Radio City Rockettes, which serves as the star for its Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in New York, New York.

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