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World Wrestling EntertainmentNYSE:WWE Stock Report

Last Price

US$49.65

Market Cap

US$3.8b

7D

-6.6%

1Y

-10.6%

Updated

22 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
WWE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends2/6

WWE Stock Overview

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for World Wrestling Entertainment
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$49.65
52 Week HighUS$70.72
52 Week LowUS$45.87
Beta1.38
1 Month Change2.67%
3 Month Change-17.32%
1 Year Change-10.57%
3 Year Change-40.44%
5 Year Change154.61%
Change since IPO96.63%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 18

Why WWE And Comcast Continue To Be Great Tag-Team Partners

The relationship between WWE and Comcast has long been a profitable and mutually successful one that was recently taken to a new level. Last year the WWE Network was folded into Peacock giving the Comcast-owned service an influx of exclusive content from a reliable brand which served as a great service differentiator. The move made sense as the market was struggling to understand the WWE way of business and Comcast needed to bulk up its streaming bet with proven IP. While Comcast has gotten more secretive with performance data around Peacock, a new report suggests the WWE deal has led to a strong influx of new and potentially paying customers. The WWE deal paired with its acquisition of "The Office," new buzzy originals and an increase in sports-centric content seems to have helped Peacock continue carving out a streaming niche.

Jan 10
At US$50.02, Is World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) Worth Looking At Closely?

At US$50.02, Is World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) Worth Looking At Closely?

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ( NYSE:WWE ), might not be a large cap stock, but it received a lot of attention...

Dec 26

WWE: Down For The Three Count Or A Kick Out?

WWE has underperformed the market by a wide margin in 2021. Sale speculation could spark a run-up in 2022. WWE is unlikely to ever be down for the three counts.

Nov 29
World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) Has Re-Affirmed Its Dividend Of US$0.12

World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) Has Re-Affirmed Its Dividend Of US$0.12

The board of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ( NYSE:WWE ) has announced that it will pay a dividend on the 27th of...

Shareholder Returns

WWEUS EntertainmentUS Market
7D-6.6%-10.3%-6.1%
1Y-10.6%-32.5%4.2%

Return vs Industry: WWE exceeded the US Entertainment industry which returned -32.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WWE underperformed the US Market which returned 4.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WWE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WWE volatility
WWE Average Weekly Movement3.9%
Entertainment Industry Average Movement10.9%
Market Average Movement6.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: WWE is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

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

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1980900Vince McMahonhttps://corporate.wwe.com

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Media, Live Events, and Consumer Products. The Media segment engages in the production and monetization of long-form and short-form media content across various platforms, including WWE Network, pay television, and digital and social media, as well as filmed entertainment.

World Wrestling Entertainment Fundamentals Summary

How do World Wrestling Entertainment's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WWE fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$3.76b
Earnings (TTM)US$130.05m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.02b

28.9x

P/E Ratio

3.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WWE income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$1.02b
Cost of RevenueUS$581.12m
Gross ProfitUS$442.00m
ExpensesUS$311.95m
EarningsUS$130.05m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Feb 03, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)1.72
Gross Margin43.20%
Net Profit Margin12.71%
Debt/Equity Ratio59.4%

How did WWE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.0%

Current Dividend Yield

28%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is World Wrestling Entertainment 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: WWE ($49.65) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($157.84)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WWE is good value based on its PE Ratio (28.9x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (32x).

PE vs Market: WWE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.9x) compared to the US market (16.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WWE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WWE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.1x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (2.2x).


Future Growth

How is World Wrestling Entertainment forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

22.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WWE's forecast earnings growth (22.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: WWE's earnings (22.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WWE's revenue (8.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WWE's revenue (8.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WWE's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (45.4%).


Past Performance

How has World Wrestling Entertainment performed over the past 5 years?

35.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WWE has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WWE's current net profit margins (12.7%) are lower than last year (17.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WWE's earnings have grown significantly by 35.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WWE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: WWE had negative earnings growth (-30.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Entertainment industry average (19.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WWE's Return on Equity (34.9%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is World Wrestling Entertainment's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WWE's short term assets ($610.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($387.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: WWE's short term assets ($610.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($406.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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

Reducing Debt: WWE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 20.2% to 59.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WWE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (89.8%).

Interest Coverage: WWE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is World Wrestling Entertainment current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.97%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WWE's dividend (0.97%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).

High Dividend: WWE's dividend (0.97%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.61%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.4%), WWE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WWE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (17.7% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

4.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Vince McMahon (75 yo)

12.33yrs

Tenure

US$3,905,792

Compensation

Mr. Vincent K. McMahon, also known as Vince, has been Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) since 1987 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since September 16, 2009. He is a third gener...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Vince's total compensation ($USD3.91M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.28M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WWE's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: WWE's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WWE insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
  • Ticker: WWE
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1980
  • Industry: Movies and Entertainment
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: US$3.764b
  • Shares outstanding: 75.82m
  • Website: https://corporate.wwe.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
  • 1241 East Main Street
  • Stamford
  • Connecticut
  • 6902
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/22 23:38
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.