Reviewing CUR Media (CURM) and Sirius XM (SIRI)

CUR Media (OTCMKTS:CURM) and Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

CUR Media has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sirius XM has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for CUR Media and Sirius XM, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CUR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sirius XM 3 6 5 0 2.14

Sirius XM has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.32%. Given Sirius XM’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sirius XM is more favorable than CUR Media.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.3% of Sirius XM shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.9% of CUR Media shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Sirius XM shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares CUR Media and Sirius XM’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CUR Media N/A N/A -252.15%
Sirius XM 15.64% -78.49% 13.79%


Sirius XM pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. CUR Media does not pay a dividend. Sirius XM pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sirius XM has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CUR Media and Sirius XM’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CUR Media N/A N/A -$2.54 million N/A N/A
Sirius XM $5.43 billion 5.03 $647.90 million $0.20 30.35

Sirius XM has higher revenue and earnings than CUR Media.


Sirius XM beats CUR Media on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CUR Media Company Profile

CÜR Media, Inc., an Internet music service, focuses on providing a paid subscription Internet radio service offering listeners streaming music on the Web and mobile devices under the CÜR brand. It also intends to offer personalized advertising in the form of display ads, email, and text messages; and to sell music, concert tickets, and merchandise through its music streaming service, as well as music downloads. The company was formerly known as Duane Street Corp and changed its name to CÜR Media, Inc. in January 2014. CÜR Media, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Sirius XM Company Profile

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States. The company broadcasts music plus sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather programs, including various music genres ranging from rock, pop and hip-hop to country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; live play-by-play sports from principal leagues and colleges; multitude of talk and entertainment channels for various audiences; national, international, and financial news; and limited run channels. It also streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; and offers applications to allow consumers to access its Internet radio service on smartphones, tablets, computers, home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment. In addition, the company distributes satellite radios through the sale and lease of new vehicles; and acquires subscribers through the sale and lease of previously owned vehicles with factory-installed satellite radios. Its satellite radio systems include satellites, terrestrial repeaters, and other satellite facilities; studios; and radios. Further, the company provides satellite television services, which offer music channels on the DISH NETWORK satellite television service as a programming package; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedule and scores, and movie listings; real-time traffic services; and real-time weather services. Additionally, it offers location-based services through two-way wireless connectivity, including safety, security, convenience, maintenance and data services, remote vehicles diagnostics, and stolen or parked vehicle locator services. The company also sells satellite radios directly to consumers through its Website, as well as through automakers and retailers. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

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