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: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Entertainment Production
  • 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: 25.83
  • P/E Growth: 2.45
  • Net Margins: 17.36%
  • Return on Equity: 26.35%
  • Return on Assets: 7.85%
  • 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 were Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s earnings last quarter?

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.36. The firm earned $553.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $494.34 million. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. had a net margin of 17.36% and a return on equity of 26.35%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 35.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.31 EPS. View Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s Earnings History.

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

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s shares. Their predictions range from $25.00 to $36.00. On average, they anticipate Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s share price to reach $31.63 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?

Who are Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s key executives?

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Jon Henry Feltheimer, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Michael R. Burns, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • James W. Barge, Chief Financial Officer
  • Steven Beeks, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Co-President - Motion Picture Group
  • Brian Goldsmith, Co-Chief Operating Officer
  • Wayne Levin, General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer
  • Mark H. Rachesky M.D., Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Gordon Crawford, Independent Director
  • Arthur Evrensel, Independent Director
  • Emily Fine, Independent Director

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.

What is Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s stock price today?

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

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE LGF)
Community Ranking:  4.0 out of 5 (star star star star)
Outperform Votes:  678 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  180 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  858
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 16 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.94)
Consensus Price Target: $31.63 (21.22% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/15/2017FBN SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/12/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/1/2017ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$34.00LowView Rating Details
8/31/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$35.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$36.00LowView Rating Details
7/22/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$29.00 -> $36.00LowView Rating Details
6/28/2017Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHold$29.00N/AView Rating Details
6/3/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$28.00 -> $31.00LowView Rating Details
5/27/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$36.00N/AView Rating Details
5/22/2017Rosenblatt SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$32.00N/AView Rating Details
3/25/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingOverweight$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
1/4/2017Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweightN/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
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
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 9/24/2015 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)
24.32% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.73% (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 logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - September 23 at 10:48 PM logoHow Hollywood Got Over the Summer Blockbuster - September 20 at 1:49 AM logo‘It’ Wins Box Office for Second Week - September 18 at 7:58 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Given "Outperform" Rating at Sanford C. Bernstein - September 17 at 9:34 PM logoHead-To-Head Survey: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) vs. Its Rivals - September 17 at 12:30 AM logoThere Will Be Blood: Box Office Could Kill For Second Straight Weekend On Backs Of Evil Clown, Eerie Mom - Benzinga - September 16 at 12:07 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Research Coverage Started at FBN Securities - September 15 at 6:46 PM logo'Jigsaw' Will Open In IMAX And May Send 'Saw' Over The $1 Billion Mark - September 15 at 3:19 PM logoThe New Apple TV Is Impressive, but You'll Still Need to Pay for ... - - September 14 at 7:08 AM logoBox Office: 'Spider-Man' Passes 'Wonder Woman,' 'Girls Trip' Tops 'Bad Moms' - September 10 at 7:23 PM logoBox Office: 'Wonder Woman' Tops $410M U.S., 'Spider-Man' Tops $800M Global - September 9 at 7:50 PM logo'Thor: Ragnarok' Tops 'Justice League' As Fall's Most Anticipated Movie - September 8 at 1:18 AM logoBox office hits quarter-century low - Seeking Alpha - September 5 at 8:58 PM logoHollywood Calls a Wrap on $3.8 Billion Summer, Worst Since 2006 - September 4 at 7:13 PM logoHollywood Ends Dismal Summer With Sluggish Labor Day Weekend - September 4 at 2:22 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) vs. Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXAV) Financial Analysis - September 3 at 4:02 AM logoBox Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Tops Friday, 'Wonder Woman' Nears $408M, 'Dunkirk' Scores In China - September 2 at 7:18 PM logoArgus Reaffirms Buy Rating for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) - September 1 at 8:20 PM logoWill Disney's Cost Cut Strategy Help Revive TV Business? - Nasdaq - September 1 at 2:24 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray Companies - August 31 at 5:02 PM logoMovie theaters brace for their worst weekend in 30 years - August 30 at 5:43 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - August 29 at 10:50 PM logoUS Box Office Hits 16-Year Lows As Weak Film Slate, Heavy Storms, Mayweather Fight Create Lack Of Interest - Benzinga - August 28 at 8:06 PM logoComparing Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) - August 28 at 4:20 PM logoUS Box Office Hits 16-Year Lows As Weak Film Slate, Heavy Storms, Mayweather Fight Create Lack Of Interest - August 28 at 3:49 PM logoBox Office: 'Wonder Woman' Tops $400M Overseas, 'Valerian' Tops China - August 27 at 7:16 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s (LGF) "Outperform" Rating Reaffirmed at Macquarie - August 24 at 8:52 PM logo'Girls Trip' Passes $100 Million Mark; First Comedy Of The Year To Mark Milestone In Gloomy Summer At Disrupted Box Office - August 22 at 8:23 PM logoBox Office: Charlize Theron's 'Atomic Blonde' Doesn't Have To Earn A Sequel To Be A Hit - August 22 at 8:23 PM logo'Game Of Thrones' Helps Keep Hollywood Blockbusters White - August 22 at 3:22 PM logo'Girls Trip' Passes $100 Million Mark; First Comedy Of The Year To ... - Benzinga - August 21 at 7:35 PM logo3 Stocks to Watch on Monday: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA ... - - August 21 at 7:35 PM logoBox Office: 'Annabelle: Creation' Drops 67%, Pushes 'Conjuring' Universe Over $1 Billion - August 20 at 10:45 AM logoBox Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Stomps 'Logan Lucky' With $8M Friday - August 20 at 10:45 AM logoBox Office: Samuel L. Jackson (And Ryan Reynolds) Powers 'Hitman's Bodyguard' To $22M Weekend - August 20 at 10:45 AM logoCinedigm Corp (CIDM) versus Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Critical Contrast - August 16 at 12:22 AM logoBox Office: 'Annabelle: Creation' Scares Up Terrific $15M Friday - August 13 at 6:50 PM logo'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Review: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson End Summer With A B-Movie Blast - August 11 at 6:05 AM logoLions Gate (LGF.A) Q1 Earnings & Sales Surpass Estimates - Yahoo Finance - August 10 at 2:12 AM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF-B) PT Raised to $30 at Jefferies - - August 10 at 2:12 AM logoLions Gate shares slip following first-quarter earnings - MarketWatch - August 9 at 1:13 AM logoLIONSGATE REPORTS RESULTS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2018 - August 8 at 8:12 PM logoBox Office: 'The Dark Tower' Is The Latest Failed Cinematic Universe - August 7 at 3:46 PM logoLions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - August 4 at 10:38 PM logoHasbro Ends Talks to Acquire Lionsgate - - August 4 at 5:05 AM logoLIONSGATE NAMES LEADING DISTRIBUTION EXECUTIVE JARED GOETZ TO NEWLY-CREATED POSITION OF PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICAN TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION - August 2 at 3:03 AM logoBox Office: 'Girls Trip' Drops Just 36% For Superb $20M Second Weekend - July 30 at 6:50 PM logoLions Gate CEO Received a $35.3 Million Pay Package After Starz Deal - July 29 at 7:29 PM logoBRIEF-Lions Gate Entertainment says CEO Jon Feltheimer's fiscal year 2017 total compensation was $35.4 mln - July 29 at 2:24 AM logoWhy 'Wonder Woman' Deserves To Be In The Oscar Race - July 29 at 2:24 AM



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