Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:LGF)

About Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. is engaged in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment. The Company operates through two segments: Motion Pictures and Television Production. The Company's Motion Pictures segment consists of the development and production of feature films, acquisition of North American and around the world distribution rights, North American theatrical, home entertainment and television distribution of feature films produced and acquired, and around the world licensing of distribution rights to feature films produced and acquired. The Company's Television Production segment consists of the development, production and around the world distribution of television productions, including television series, television movies, and mini-series and non-fiction programming.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Movie Production, Theaters
  • Sub-Industry: Movies & Entertainment
  • Symbol: NYSE:LGF
  • CUSIP: 53591920
  • Web:
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $22.22
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $21.05
  • 52 Week Range: $16.21 - $35.13
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.29
  • P/E Growth: -71.03
  • Net Margins: 1.33%
  • Return on Equity: 4.59%
  • Return on Assets: 1.12%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.43%
  • Current Ratio: 1.64%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.64%
  • Average Volume: 2.81 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.26

Frequently Asked Questions for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)

What is Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s stock symbol?

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LGF."

How often does Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.?

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share on Friday, August 5th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 28th. View Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s Dividend History.

How were Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s earnings last quarter?

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.36. The company had revenue of $553.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $494.34 million. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. had a return on equity of 4.59% and a net margin of 1.33%. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s revenue was up 35.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. View Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s Earnings History.

When will Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. make its next earnings announcement?

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp..

Where is Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s stock going? Where will Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s stock price be in 2017?

18 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s shares. Their predictions range from $24.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s share price to reach $29.88 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp..

What are analysts saying about Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. stock:

  • 1. B. Riley analysts commented, "add to positions."Wold comments, "Entering the final month of FQ4, we increasingly believe the strong box office finish to the year provides an attractive set-up for Lionsgate Entertainment (LGF) to generate upside results for the theatrical segment during this quarter. Furthermore, the increased likelihood that La La Land's results will generate meaningful international box office overages also boosts our optimism around FQ1. With LGF shares stagnating as of late, we recommend adding to positions ahead improving FCF trends in FY18 (with a full year of Starz benefits) that will provide for balance sheet deleveraging and increased returns to shareholders. We are reiterating our Buy rating with an unchanged price target of $36.00 ' which is based on 13.5x our CY18 FCF/share estimate of $2.70 and provides for a potential return of 35% from current levels." (3/8/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lions Gate is quite confident about its robust performance in the second half of 2016 based on strong lineup of movies, consequently maintaining its fiscal 2017 adjusted EBITDA view. Moreover, in an effort to enhance its competitive position, maximize return and build a diversified portfolio, Lions Gate announced the acquisition of media and entertainment company Starz. After the completion of the deal, it anticipates over $200 million in annual cash savings. We believe that the addition of Starz will not only aid the company to become a major player in the TV space but will also help it to recover some of its lost ground in streaming network. On the other hand, the motion picture industry is highly competitive. Hence, Lions Gate has to continually strive to maintain their share of box office receipts. Moreover, the escalating cost of motion picture production and marketing in recent years may jeopardize Lions Gate’s margins." (11/8/2016)

Who are some of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s key competitors?

How do I buy Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. stock?

Shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. stock cost?

One share of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.09.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 17 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.94)
Consensus Price Target: $29.88 (14.54% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/22/2017Rosenblatt SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$32.00N/AView Rating Details
5/22/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$36.00LowView Rating Details
3/31/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageHold$28.00LowView Rating Details
3/25/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingOverweight$30.00LowView Rating Details
3/25/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$30.00LowView Rating Details
2/10/2017WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$31.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$26.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
1/23/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$32.00N/AView Rating Details
1/17/2017Sanford C. BernsteinUpgradeMkt Perform -> Outperform$22.00 -> $32.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweightN/AView Rating Details
12/27/2016ArgusInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$24.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold -> Buy$22.00 -> $26.00N/AView Rating Details
10/1/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$30.00N/AView Rating Details
8/8/2016FBR & CoLower Price TargetOutperform$32.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
7/5/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingOverweight$27.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/1/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$25.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
4/11/2016Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform$30.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
3/21/2016Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetMarket Perform$22.00N/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Topeka Capital MarketsLower Price TargetBuy$42.00 -> $41.00N/AView Rating Details
9/25/2015JBL AdvisorsInitiated CoverageOutperform$48.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Earnings by Quarter for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/4/2016Q1($0.17)$0.19$494.34 million$553.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/25/2016Q416($0.02)$0.27$743.00 million$791.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q316$0.49$0.45$804.87 million$670.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q2$0.03($0.28)$491.00 million$476.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q1$0.07$0.26$429.75 million$408.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/21/2015Q415$0.32$0.41$646.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q3$0.62$0.79$778.71 million$751.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q215$0.11$0.24$518.70 million$552.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q115$0.17$0.30$488.61 million$449.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/29/2014Q414$0.40$0.42$843.36 million$721.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q314$0.44$0.63$836.28 million$839.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2013Q214($0.08)$0.19$528.85 million$498.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q1 2014$0.09$0.18$521.53 million$569.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/30/2013Q4 2013$0.45$0.66$753.02 million$785.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2013Q3 2013$0.20$0.27$707.02 million$743.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q213$0.10$0.56$621.76 million$707.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.21($0.33)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/30/2012$0.27($0.17)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.12($0.01)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011($0.19)($0.18)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2011($0.06)$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/31/2011$0.18$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011($0.02)($0.04)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.16
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.57
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173($0.21)($0.16)($0.19)
Q2 20174($0.28)($0.21)($0.24)
Q3 20174$0.12$0.41$0.28
Q4 20174$0.24$0.36$0.31
Q1 20182$0.03$0.34$0.19
Q2 20182($0.21)($0.08)($0.15)
Q3 20182$0.23$0.25$0.24
Q4 20182$0.25$0.32$0.29
Q1 20191$0.08$0.08$0.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Most Recent Dividend:8/5/2016
Annual Dividend:$0.27
Dividend Yield:1.03%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:122.73% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-900.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
24.11% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)

Dividend History by Quarter for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 30.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.70%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/10/2016Gordon CrawfordDirectorBuy40,000$23.04$921,600.00View SEC Filing  
10/17/2016Arthur EvrenselDirectorBuy2,600$18.60$48,360.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2016Jon FeltheimerCEOSell255,718$20.25$5,178,289.50View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Gordon CrawfordDirectorBuy50,000$21.70$1,085,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2015Scott PatersonDirectorSell40,000$37.50$1,500,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2015Steve BeeksCOOSell20,000$36.97$739,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/20/2015Steve BeeksCOOSell20,000$37.67$753,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Mark H Md RacheskyDirectorSell1,050,850$31.60$33,206,860.00View SEC Filing  
4/24/2015Steve BeeksCOOSell20,000$32.02$640,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2015Gordon CrawfordDirectorBuy35,000$31.23$1,093,050.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2015Mark H Md RacheskyDirectorSell10,000,000$31.60$316,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2015Jon FeltheimerCEOSell250,000$33.54$8,385,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2015Jon FeltheimerCEOSell250,000$28.78$7,195,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Wayne LevinGeneral CounselSell12,500$31.25$390,625.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Hardwick SimmonsDirectorSell7,882$32.97$259,869.54View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Hardwick SimmonsDirectorSell7,822$33.23$259,925.06View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Brian GoldsmithCOOSell25,000$33.02$825,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/8/2014Steve BeeksCOOSell20,000$32.01$640,200.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Brian GoldsmithCOOSell25,000$32.08$802,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Jon FeltheimerCEOSell250,000$32.08$8,020,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Wayne LevinGeneral CounselSell12,500$32.08$401,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2014Steve BeeksCOOSell50,000$32.04$1,602,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2014Wayne LevinGeneral CounselSell109$31.78$3,464.02View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Steve BeeksCOOSell49,890$32.04$1,598,475.60View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Wayne LevinGeneral CounselSell49,891$32.04$1,598,507.64View SEC Filing  
9/19/2014Jon FeltheimerCEOSell250,000$33.59$8,397,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Jon FeltheimerCEOSell37,000$33.60$1,243,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Jon FeltheimerCEOSell92,652$33.56$3,109,401.12View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Steve BeeksCOOSell42,647$34.20$1,458,527.40View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Steve BeeksCOOSell57,353$34.01$1,950,575.53View SEC Filing  
7/26/2013Steve BeeksCOOSell242,146$31.81$7,702,664.26View SEC Filing  
7/24/2013Steve BeeksCOOSell332,854$31.79$10,581,428.66View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
Latest Headlines for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
DateHeadline logoB. Riley Reaffirms Buy Rating for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) - May 22 at 5:40 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Rating Reiterated by Rosenblatt Securities - May 22 at 2:00 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 19 at 11:06 PM logoSony Names Former Fox Executive Vinciquerra to Lead Studio - May 12 at 4:48 AM logoPluto TV signs deals with Lionsgate, MGM, Warner - May 4 at 6:26 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.25 - May 2 at 3:42 PM logoBox Office: 'How To Be A Latin Lover' Nabs $12M Weekend, 'Baahubali 2' Shocks With $10M - April 30 at 7:35 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment announces strategic partnership with Fandom - Seeking Alpha - April 30 at 8:58 AM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Likely to Impact Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Stock Price - April 29 at 11:33 PM logoBox Office: 'How To Be A Latin Lover' Nabs $450K Thursday, 'The Circle' Earns $430K - April 29 at 6:48 PM logoBRIEF-Lions Gate enters new output deal with Central Partnership in Russia - April 28 at 9:34 AM logoNetflix finds a way into China, but it's not quite what it really wants - MarketWatch - April 26 at 7:03 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF-B) PT Lowered to $25 at Cowen on Higher Share Count Post Starz Merger - - April 26 at 7:03 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 26 at 7:00 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - April 24 at 10:35 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows - April 21 at 6:59 PM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Share Price - April 18 at 2:56 PM logoSUSAN HUMMEL NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR LIONSGATE'S ANCHOR BAY IN CANADA - April 18 at 10:42 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Given Buy Rating at Rosenblatt Securities - April 14 at 9:56 PM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Share Price - April 13 at 8:14 PM logoAs Media Space Consolidates, Lionsgate Well Positioned As Either Predator Or Prey - Benzinga - April 13 at 12:16 AM logoAs Media Space Consolidates, Lionsgate Well Positioned As Either Predator Or Prey - April 12 at 7:15 PM logoMGM to Buy Stakes in Epix From Viacom, Lions Gate in $1 Billion Deal - April 7 at 10:47 AM logoIf Sylvester Stallone Is Expendable, Then 'The Expendables 4' Is Doomed - April 7 at 10:47 AM logoLIONSGATE PROMOTES KRISTINE KLIMCZAK TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND ASSISTANT TREASURER - April 7 at 10:47 AM logoMGM buys out Paramount, Lionsgate shares in Epix - April 7 at 10:47 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Given "Buy" Rating at Rosenblatt Securities - April 6 at 2:16 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Now Covered by SunTrust Banks, Inc. - April 6 at 9:13 AM logoSunTrust Banks, Inc. Initiates Coverage on Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) - March 31 at 11:29 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - March 30 at 2:02 PM logo'Beauty and the Beast' Continues to Roar at Box Office - March 27 at 10:39 AM logoLoop Capital Reiterates Buy Rating for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) - March 25 at 11:04 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Rating Reiterated by Pacific Crest - March 25 at 10:59 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Given Buy Rating at Loop Capital - March 25 at 10:18 AM logoNo No, Power Rangers? Sizing Up The Impact To Lions Gate If Ranger Reboot Goes Wrong - Benzinga - March 24 at 6:16 PM logoHow Much Would You Pay to Stream a New, First-Run Movie? - March 22 at 6:27 PM logo'Power Rangers' Review: A 'Batman Begins'-Style Reboot That Works - March 20 at 10:37 AM logoWhy Sony Announcing A 'Venom' Film Hurts 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' - March 17 at 6:29 PM logoMGM Holdings Looks to Acquire Rest of Epix - March 10 at 10:11 AM logoMGM Near Deal to Buy Out Viacom and Lions Gate for Sole Ownership in Epix - March 9 at 11:06 PM logoLIONSGATE PROMOTES MARCELLO BELLISARIO TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, TALENT & CASTING - March 2 at 6:30 PM logoThe games will change everyone: Major 'Hunger Games' exhibition coming to Louisville - March 1 at 11:16 AM logoMoonlight wins Best Picture Oscar - Seeking Alpha - February 28 at 6:24 PM logoLionsgate Films Raked in the Oscars - February 27 at 6:20 PM logoAmazon and Lions Gate Were the Real Oscar Winners Last Night, and Paramount Should Take Note - February 27 at 6:20 PM logoHow Lions Gate Beat Hollywood With 'La La Land' - February 24 at 7:32 PM logo'Justice League' May Get 'Blind Side'-ed By Julia Roberts' 'Wonder' - February 22 at 12:18 PM logoBox Office: 'John Wick 2' Lights Up $11M Friday - February 11 at 6:18 PM logoLions Gate's Fiscal Q3: Waiting For The Starz To Align - February 11 at 12:09 AM logoLions Gate Revenue Disappoints (lgf.a, lgf.b) - Investopedia - February 9 at 7:16 PM



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