Head-to-head review: The Arena (AREN) group and its peers

Arena Group (NYSE: AREN – Get Rating) is one of 36 public companies in the “cable and other pay-TV services” sector, but how does it differ from its competitors? We will compare The Arena Group to related companies based on earnings strength, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for The Arena Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
The Arena group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Arena group competitors 395 1855 2673 77 2.49

Arena Group currently has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 71.05%. As a group, the “cable and other pay television services” companies have an upside potential of 69.00%. Given The Arena Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, stock analysts clearly believe The Arena Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Arena Group has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arena Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.13, indicating that their average price is 13% more volatile than the S&P. 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.3% of the shares of all “cable television and other pay television services” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.3% of The Arena Group shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 17.6% of the shares of all “cable and other pay-TV” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of The Arena Group and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
The Arena group -40.70% N / A -43.99%
Arena group competitors 38.45% 2.58% 4.17%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and market valuation of The Arena Group and its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
The Arena group $189.14 million -$89.94 million -3.85
Arena group competitors $11.52 billion $2.61 billion 11.24

Arena Group’s competitors have higher revenues and profits than Arena Group. Arena Group trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Arena Group competitors beat Arena Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Arena Group (Get a rating)

The Arena Group Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a digital media platform in the United States and internationally. The Company offers the Platform, a proprietary online publishing platform comprising publishing tools, video platforms, social distribution channels, newsletter technology, machine learning content recommendations, notifications and other technologies. The company was formerly known as TheMaven, Inc. and changed its name to The Arena Group Holdings, Inc. in February 2022. The Arena Group Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is based in New York, New York.

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