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The Media industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.4%. Laggards within the Media industry included

Liberty Media Corp Class B

(

LVNTB

), down 2.5%,

Radio One

(

ROIA

), down 1.9%,

Ku6 Media

(

KUTV

), down 1.8%,

CVSL

(

CVSL

), down 19.6% and

Hong Kong Television Network

(

HKTV

), down 4.2%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Global Eagle Entertainment

(

ENT

) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry lower today. Global Eagle Entertainment was down $2.20 (14.0%) to $13.50 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 988,637 shares of Global Eagle Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 330,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $13.22-$15.15 after having opened the day at $15.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.70.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., a content and connectivity distribution and services company, provides in-flight video content, e-commerce, and information services for the airline industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Connectivity and Content. Global Eagle Entertainment has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Global Eagle Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Global Eagle Entertainment

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ENT go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 179.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$5.55 million to -$15.53 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.26%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -15.13% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.86 million or 53.66% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Global Eagle Entertainment Ratings Report

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At the close,

Ku6 Media

(

KUTV

) was down $0.02 (1.8%) to $0.99 on light volume. Throughout the day, 7,370 shares of Ku6 Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 41,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.98-$1.01 after having opened the day at $1.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.01.

Ku6 Media has a market cap of $49.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Radio One

(

ROIA

) was another company that pushed the Media industry lower today. Radio One was down $0.04 (1.9%) to $2.05 on light volume. Throughout the day, 110 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.05-$2.05 after having opened the day at $2.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.09.

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Internet, and Cable Television. Radio One has a market cap of $4.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 27.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Radio One

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ROIA go as follows:

  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, RADIO ONE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $5.14 million or 70.74% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 25.19 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Despite the company's weak debt-to-equity ratio, the company has managed to keep a very strong quick ratio of 2.66, which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • ROIA's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 61.81%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Media industry average. The net income increased by 0.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$13.22 million to -$13.22 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Radio One Ratings Report

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