Analyzing Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and BB Liquidating (NASDAQ:BLIAQ)

BB Liquidating (OTCMKTS:BLIAQ) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

BB Liquidating has a beta of 2.46, suggesting that its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Netflix has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for BB Liquidating and Netflix, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BB Liquidating 0 0 0 0 N/A
Netflix 6 11 26 0 2.47

Netflix has a consensus price target of $513.75, indicating a potential downside of 3.21%. Given Netflix’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Netflix is more favorable than BB Liquidating.

Profitability

This table compares BB Liquidating and Netflix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BB Liquidating N/A N/A N/A
Netflix 11.85% 33.32% 7.82%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.6% of Netflix shares are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of BB Liquidating shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Netflix shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BB Liquidating and Netflix’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BB Liquidating N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Netflix $20.16 billion 11.61 $1.87 billion $4.13 128.52

Netflix has higher revenue and earnings than BB Liquidating.

Summary

Netflix beats BB Liquidating on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BB Liquidating

BB Liquidating Inc. is in the process of liquidation of its remaining assets. Previously, it was operated and franchised entertainment-related stores in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Blockbuster Inc. and changed its name to BB Liquidating Inc. in August 2011. BB Liquidating Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas. On July 16, 2013, the voluntary petition of BB Liquidating Inc. for reorganization under Chapter 11 was converted to Chapter 7. It had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 23, 2010. BB Liquidating Inc. operates as a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation

About Netflix

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet entertainment services. The company operates in three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming, and Domestic DVD. It offers TV series, documentaries, and feature films across various genres and languages. The company provides members the ability to receive streaming content through a host of Internet-connected screens, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. It also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services. The company has approximately 139 million paid members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

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