Critical Analysis: CuriosityStream (NASDAQ:CURI) and Empire Post Media (OTCMKTS:EMPM) .

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CuriosityStream (NASDAQ:CURIGet Rating) and Empire Post Media (OTCMKTS:EMPMGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

CuriosityStream has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Empire Post Media has a beta of 2.1, meaning that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CuriosityStream and Empire Post Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CuriosityStream $71.26 million 1.75 -$37.63 million ($0.94) -2.52
Empire Post Media N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Empire Post Media has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CuriosityStream.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.1% of CuriosityStream shares are owned by institutional investors. 51.0% of CuriosityStream shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares CuriosityStream and Empire Post Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CuriosityStream -52.81% -20.79% -15.55%
Empire Post Media N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CuriosityStream and Empire Post Media, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CuriosityStream 1 1 5 0 2.57
Empire Post Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

CuriosityStream currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 279.75%.

About CuriosityStream (Get Rating)

CuriosityStream Inc. operates as a factual content streaming service and media company. The company provides premium video programming services in various categories of factual entertainment, including science, history, society, nature, lifestyle, and technology through direct subscription video on-demand (SVoD) platforms accessible by internet connected devices, or indirectly via distribution partners who deliver CuriosityStream content via the distributor's platform or system; and through bundled content licenses for SVoD and linear offerings, partner bulk sales, brand partnerships, and content sales. It offers streaming content through devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, computers, streaming media players, game consoles, and mobile devices. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 23 million total paying subscribers, including direct subscribers, partner direct subscribers, and bundled MVPD subscribers. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

About Empire Post Media (Get Rating)

Empire Post Media, Inc. is an entertainment company pursuing opportunities in the television field, based on bringing cost-effective production methodology and 3D technology to established television genres. The Firm focuses on three key areas in the television industry: post-production services; 2D to 3D conversion; and the creation, development, production and marketing of 2D/3D television programming. The company was founded by Peter Dunn on October 13, 2009 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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