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RTL

RTL Group WBAG:RTL Stock Report

Last Price

€52.45

Market Cap

€8.1b

7D

1.9%

1Y

6.3%

Updated

20 Apr, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
RTL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation4/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends4/6

RTL Stock Overview

RTL Group S.A., an entertainment company, operates television (TV) channels and radio stations, and provides streaming services in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally.

RTL Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for RTL Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price€52.45
52 Week High€53.45
52 Week Low€44.56
Beta0.81
1 Month Change2.54%
3 Month Change4.48%
1 Year Change6.30%
3 Year Change2.34%
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-17.74%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

RTLAT MediaAT Market
7D1.9%0.3%1.3%
1Y6.3%-15.8%8.6%

Return vs Industry: RTL exceeded the Austrian Media industry which returned -16.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RTL matched the Austrian Market which returned 6.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is RTL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
RTL volatility
RTL Average Weekly Movement4.5%
Media Industry Average Movement6.0%
Market Average Movement5.7%
10% most volatile stocks in AT Market8.1%
10% least volatile stocks in AT Market3.0%

Stable Share Price: RTL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Austrian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: RTL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
192417,650Thomas Rabehttps://company.rtl.com/en/

RTL Group S.A., an entertainment company, operates television (TV) channels and radio stations, and provides streaming services in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The RTL Deutschland segment operates RTL, Vox, Super RTL, Toggo Plus, NTV, Nitro, Vox Up, and RTL Up free-to-air channels; RTL Crime, RTL Passion, RTL Living, GEO Television, and Now! thematic pay channels; and RTL Zwei, an equity participation in the free-to-air channel.

RTL Group Fundamentals Summary

How do RTL Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
RTL fundamental statistics
Market Cap€8.13b
Earnings (TTM)€1.30b
Revenue (TTM)€6.64b

6.3x

P/E Ratio

1.2x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
RTL income statement (TTM)
Revenue€6.64b
Cost of Revenue€2.64b
Gross Profit€4.00b
Other Expenses€2.70b
Earnings€1.30b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Apr 27, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)8.41
Gross Margin60.27%
Net Profit Margin19.60%
Debt/Equity Ratio13.0%

How did RTL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

6.7%

Current Dividend Yield

42%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is RTL Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RTL (€52.45) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€182.42)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RTL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RTL is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.3x) compared to the European Media industry average (17.1x).

PE vs Market: RTL is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.3x) compared to the Austrian market (14.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RTL's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RTL's PB Ratio (1.8x) is in line with the XE Media industry average.


Future Growth

How is RTL Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

-15.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RTL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-15.3% per year).

Earnings vs Market: RTL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-15.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: RTL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: RTL's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Austrian market (2.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RTL's revenue (6.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: RTL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (17.7%).


Past Performance

How has RTL Group performed over the past 5 years?

8.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RTL has a large one-off gain of €789.0M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: RTL's current net profit margins (19.6%) are higher than last year (8.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RTL's earnings have grown by 8.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: RTL's earnings growth over the past year (164.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: RTL earnings growth over the past year (164.4%) exceeded the Media industry 62.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: RTL's Return on Equity (27.6%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is RTL Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RTL's short term assets (€5.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (€3.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: RTL's short term assets (€5.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (€1.6B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RTL has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: RTL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 28.3% to 13% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RTL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (136.3%).

Interest Coverage: RTL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (57.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is RTL Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

6.66%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RTL's dividend (6.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.58%).

High Dividend: RTL's dividend (6.66%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (4.84%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RTL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RTL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (41.6%), RTL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (73.5%), RTL's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Thomas Rabe (56 yo)

3yrs

Tenure

€1,387,459

Compensation

Dr. Thomas Rabe serves as the Chairman of Supervisory Board of adidas AG since August 11, 2020. He served as Deputy Chairman of Supervisor Board at Adidas AG since May 9, 2019 Until August 11, 2020 and its...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Thomas's total compensation ($USD1.50M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD2.13M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Thomas's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: RTL's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: RTL's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

RTL Group S.A.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: RTL Group S.A.
  • Ticker: RTL
  • Exchange: WBAG
  • Founded: 1924
  • Industry: Broadcasting
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: €8.132b
  • Shares outstanding: 154.74m
  • Website: https://company.rtl.com/en/

Number of Employees


Location

  • RTL Group S.A.
  • 43, Boulevard Pierre Frieden
  • Luxembourg City
  • 1543
  • Luxembourg

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/04/20 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/04/19 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.