Entercom Communications Corp. (ETM) and Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:EMMS) Comparison side by side

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) and Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:EMMS) compete with each other in the Broadcasting – Radio sector. We will analyze and contrast their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entercom Communications Corp. 1.47B 0.61 345.26M -2.63 0.00
Emmis Communications Corporation 114.13M 0.43 23.35M 1.66 2.29

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation of Entercom Communications Corp. and Emmis Communications Corporation.


Table 2 provides the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entercom Communications Corp. -23.49% 12.9% 5%
Emmis Communications Corporation 20.46% 55.6% 14.5%

Volatility and Risk

Entercom Communications Corp. has a 1.09 beta, while its volatility is 9.00% which is more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Emmis Communications Corporation’s beta is 1.15 which is 15.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


2.7 and 2.7 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Entercom Communications Corp. Its rival Emmis Communications Corporation’s Current and Quick Ratios are 0.6 and 0.6 respectively. Entercom Communications Corp. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Emmis Communications Corporation.


Entercom Communications Corp. pays out a $0.36 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 5.75% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out for Emmis Communications Corporation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Entercom Communications Corp. and Emmis Communications Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 88.4% and 42.4% respectively. Entercom Communications Corp.’s share owned by insiders are 2.4%. Comparatively, 4.9% are Emmis Communications Corporation’s share owned by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Entercom Communications Corp. -15.01% -15.83% -3.59% -21.9% -37.36% 8.06%
Emmis Communications Corporation -3.8% -3.55% 0.53% -23.85% -2.56% 19.12%

For the past year Entercom Communications Corp. was less bullish than Emmis Communications Corporation.


Emmis Communications Corporation beats Entercom Communications Corp. on 8 of the 12 factors.

Entercom Communications Corp. operates as a radio broadcasting company in the United States. The company owns and operates radio stations in various formats, such as news, sports, talk, classic rock, urban, adult contemporary, alternative, country, and others. As of February 22, 2017, it had 126 stations in 28 markets. Entercom Communications Corp. was founded in 1968 and is based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Emmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company, engages in radio broadcasting activities in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Radio, Publishing, and Corporate & Emerging Technologies. It operates 16 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, and Indianapolis, as well as publishes Indianapolis monthly magazine. The company also develops and licenses TagStation, a cloud-based software platform that allows a broadcaster to manage album art, meta data, and enhanced advertising on its various broadcasts; and develops NextRadio, a smartphone application that marries over-the-air FM radio broadcasts with visual and interactive features on smartphones. In addition, it provides Dial Report that offers radio advertising buyers and sellers big data analytics derived from radio station network, smartphone usage, location-based data, demographic profiling and listening data; and engages in dynamic pricing business. Emmis Communications Corporation was founded in 1981 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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