Critical Comparison: The Arena Group (AREN) and Its Rivals

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

Institutional and insider ownership

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

Volatility and risk

Arena Group has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arena Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.21, indicating that their average price is 21% more volatile than the S&P. 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for The Arena Group and its rivals, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
The Arena group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Arena group competitors 399 1871 2679 77 2.48

Arena Group currently has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 82.41%. As a group, the “cable and other pay-TV services” companies have an upside potential of 49.02%. Given The Arena Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, stock analysts clearly believe The Arena Group is more favorable than its rivals.


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 36.47% 2.73% 4.02%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of The Arena Group and its rivals.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
The Arena group $189.14 million -$89.94 million -3.61
Arena group competitors $11.52 billion $2.61 billion 11.77

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


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

Arena Group Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

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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