Gaia (GAIA) & Lionsgate (LGF.B) Head to Head Contrast

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.B) and Gaia (NASDAQ:GAIA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Lionsgate and Gaia, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lionsgate 0 2 4 0 2.67
Gaia 0 0 4 0 3.00

Lionsgate presently has a consensus target price of $32.50, suggesting a potential upside of 46.07%. Gaia has a consensus target price of $21.50, suggesting a potential upside of 26.47%. Given Lionsgate’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Lionsgate is more favorable than Gaia.

Dividends

Lionsgate pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Gaia does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.7% of Lionsgate shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Gaia shares are owned by institutional investors. 43.4% of Gaia shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Lionsgate and Gaia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lionsgate 10.22% 9.59% 2.85%
Gaia -72.00% -26.84% -23.54%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lionsgate and Gaia’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lionsgate $3.20 billion 0.90 $14.80 million N/A N/A
Gaia $28.29 million 10.74 -$23.27 million ($1.57) -10.83

Lionsgate has higher revenue and earnings than Gaia.

Volatility and Risk

Lionsgate has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gaia has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lionsgate beats Gaia on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gaia Company Profile

Gaia, Inc. operates a digital video subscription service and online community that caters underserved subscribers worldwide. The company has a digital content library of approximately 8,000 titles available to its subscribers on Internet-connected devices. Its subscribers have access to a library of films, documentaries, interviews, yoga classes, transformation related content, and others for digital streaming. The company's content on its network is curated into three channels, including Yoga, Transformation, and Seeking Truth; and delivered directly to subscribers through its streaming platform. It complements its produced and owned content through long term, predominately exclusive, and licensing agreements. The company was formerly known as Gaiam, Inc. and changed its name to Gaia, Inc. in July 2016. Gaia, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Louisville, Colorado.

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