Amc Networks (AMCX) versus Seven Stars Cloud Group (SSC) Critical Survey

Amc Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) and Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ:SSC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.


This table compares Amc Networks and Seven Stars Cloud Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amc Networks 14.35% 152.19% 9.53%
Seven Stars Cloud Group -5.37% -72.38% -19.27%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.4% of Amc Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.0% of Amc Networks shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 40.4% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amc Networks and Seven Stars Cloud Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amc Networks $2.97 billion 1.06 $446.19 million $8.69 6.47
Seven Stars Cloud Group $144.34 million 0.85 -$9.83 million N/A N/A

Amc Networks has higher revenue and earnings than Seven Stars Cloud Group.

Risk and Volatility

Amc Networks has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seven Stars Cloud Group has a beta of 2.12, suggesting that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Amc Networks and Seven Stars Cloud Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amc Networks 4 5 2 0 1.82
Seven Stars Cloud Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amc Networks presently has a consensus target price of $61.43, suggesting a potential upside of 9.19%. Given Amc Networks’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Amc Networks is more favorable than Seven Stars Cloud Group.


Amc Networks beats Seven Stars Cloud Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amc Networks Company Profile

AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates various cable television's brands delivering content to audiences, and a platform to distributors and advertisers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, National Networks; and International and Other. The National Networks segment operates five distributed entertainment programming networks under the AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC, and SundanceTV names in high definition and standard definition formats. This segment distributes its networks in the United States through cable and other multichannel video programming distribution platforms, such as direct broadcast satellite and platforms operated by telecommunications providers. The International and Other segment delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming services for subscribers in approximately 130 countries and territories. This segment also operates in independent film distribution business that distributes films across various media platforms, including theaters, cable/satellite video on demand, cable network television, streaming/downloading to internet-connected screens, and DVDs. The company also provides subscription streaming and talent management services. AMC Networks Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Seven Stars Cloud Group Company Profile

Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. operates as an Artificial-Intelligent (AI) and Blockchain-powered Fintech company in the People's Republic of China. The company provides asset owners and holders a method and platform for digital asset securitization, tokenization, and trading through managing and providing an infrastructure and environment that facilitates the transformation of traditional financial markets, such as commodities, currency, and credit into the asset digitalization. It also offers a closed supply chain trading ecosystem for corporate buyers and sellers designed to eliminate standard transactional intermediaries and create a more direct and margin-expanding path for principals. In addition, the company engages in consumer electronics e-commerce and smart supply chain management operations, as well as in oil trading business primarily in Singapore. Further, it provides premium content and integrated value-added service solutions for the delivery of video on demand and paid video programming to digital cable providers and Internet protocol television providers. The company was formerly known as Wecast Network, Inc. and changed its name to Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. in July 2017. Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

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