Analysis of Qurate Retail (NASDAQ:QRTEB) and Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ:WBD)


Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ:WBDreceived rating) and Quarate Retail (NASDAQ: QRTEBreceived rating) are both consumer goods companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst ratings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Warner Bros. Discovery has a beta of 1.25, suggesting its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Qurate Retail has a beta of 1.78, suggesting its stock price is 78% is more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on total assets of Warner Bros. Discovery and Qurate Retail.

net margins return on equity return on investment
Warner Bros. Discovery 10.53% 10.38% 3.96%
Quota retail 0.99% 16.53% 3.48%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.5% of Warner Bros. Discovery shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 2.5% of Qurate Retail’s shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Warner Bros. Discovery stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of the latest ratings and recommendations for Warner Bros. Discovery and Qurate Retail as provided by MarketBeat.

sell reviews keep ratings Buy reviews Strong buy recommendations rating score
Warner Bros. Discovery 1 1 5 0 2.57
Quota retail 0 0 0 0 N / A

Warner Bros. Discovery currently has a consensus price target of $30.40, which suggests a potential upside of 76.44%. Given Warner Bros. Discovery’s more likely upside potential, equity analysts clearly believe Warner Bros. Discovery is cheaper than Qurate Retail.

Rating & Result

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Warner Bros. Discovery and Qurate Retail.

gross receipts price/sales ratio net income earnings per share price-earnings ratio
Warner Bros. Discovery $12.19 billion 3.43 $1.01 billion $2.02 8.53
Quota retail $14.04 billion 0.12 $340.00 million $0.29 15.79

Warner Bros. Discovery has higher revenue but lower revenue than Qurate Retail. Warner Bros. Discovery is trading at a lower price-to-earnings multiple than Qurate Retail, suggesting it’s the cheaper of the two stocks right now.


Warner Bros. Discovery beats Qurate Retail on 9 of the 13 factors comparing the two stocks.

Warner Bros. Discovery Corporate Profile (received rating)

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., a media company, offers content through various distribution platforms in approximately 50 languages ​​worldwide. It also produces, develops and distributes feature films, television, games and other content in various physical and digital formats via backbone networks, direct to consumer or cinema, TV content and games licenses. The company owns and operates various television channels such as 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, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX and Discovery Home & Health and other regional television networks. Content spans genres such as Survival, Natural History, Exploration, Sports, General Entertainment, Home, Food, Travel, Heroes, Adventure, Crime & Investigation, Health, and Kids. The company also operates production studios that develop and produce content; and digital products and websites. It delivers content through various distribution platforms including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast TV, authenticated GO applications, digital distribution agreements, content licensing agreements and consumer direct subscriptions, as well as various platforms that include branded websites, online streaming, mobile devices , video-on-demand and broadband channels. Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Qurate Retail Company Profile (received rating)

Qurate retail logoQurate Retail, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, serves the video and online retail industries in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company markets and sells a variety of consumer products primarily through commercial television shopping programs, the Internet and mobile applications. It also operates as an online retailer offering women’s, children’s and men’s clothing. and other products such as home, accessory, and beauty products through its app, mobile, and desktop applications. The company supplies around 200 million households worldwide. 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.

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