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TSQ vs. NFLX: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?

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Investors with an interest in Broadcast Radio and Television stocks have likely encountered both Townsquare Media (TSQ - Free Report) and Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) . But which of these two stocks presents investors with the better value opportunity right now? Let's take a closer look.

Everyone has their own methods for finding great value opportunities, but our model includes pairing an impressive grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system with a strong Zacks Rank. The Zacks Rank is a proven strategy that targets companies with positive earnings estimate revision trends, while our Style Scores work to grade companies based on specific traits.

Townsquare Media and Netflix are sporting Zacks Ranks of #2 (Buy) and #3 (Hold), respectively, right now. This means that TSQ's earnings estimate revision activity has been more impressive, so investors should feel comfortable with its improving analyst outlook. But this is just one piece of the puzzle for value investors.

Value investors are also interested in a number of tried-and-true valuation metrics that help show when a company is undervalued at its current share price levels.

Our Value category highlights undervalued companies by looking at a variety of key metrics, including the popular P/E ratio, as well as the P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a variety of other fundamentals that have been used by value investors for years.

TSQ currently has a forward P/E ratio of 9.97, while NFLX has a forward P/E of 130.62. We also note that TSQ has a PEG ratio of 2.22. This popular figure is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also considers a company's expected EPS growth rate. NFLX currently has a PEG ratio of 4.35.

Another notable valuation metric for TSQ is its P/B ratio of 0.50. Investors use the P/B ratio to look at a stock's market value versus its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. By comparison, NFLX has a P/B of 33.77.

These are just a few of the metrics contributing to TSQ's Value grade of A and NFLX's Value grade of F.

TSQ sticks out from NFLX in both our Zacks Rank and Style Scores models, so value investors will likely feel that TSQ is the better option right now.




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