DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH) and Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares DISH Network Corp and Hemisphere Media Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|DISH Network Corp||$14.73 billion||1.85||$3.05 billion||$2.19||26.69|
|Hemisphere Media Group||$140.86 million||3.92||$56.15 million||$0.45||28.78|
DISH Network Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Hemisphere Media Group. DISH Network Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hemisphere Media Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares DISH Network Corp and Hemisphere Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|DISH Network Corp||1.61%||3.10%||0.79%|
|Hemisphere Media Group||12.82%||6.81%||3.44%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
50.0% of DISH Network Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.2% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by institutional investors. 49.3% of DISH Network Corp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for DISH Network Corp and Hemisphere Media Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|DISH Network Corp||3||6||8||0||2.29|
|Hemisphere Media Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
DISH Network Corp currently has a consensus price target of $71.09, indicating a potential upside of 21.61%. Hemisphere Media Group has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.55%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than DISH Network Corp.
Volatility and Risk
DISH Network Corp has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hemisphere Media Group has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.
About DISH Network Corp
DISH Network Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. It offers pay-TV services under the DISH brand and the Sling brand (collectively Pay-TV services). The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, a leased fiber optic network, in-home service and call center operations, and certain other assets utilized in its operations. The Sling branded pay-TV services consist of live, linear streaming over-the-top Internet-based domestic, international and Latino video programing services. The Company markets broadband services under the dishNET brand. The Company makes investments in the research and development, wireless testing and wireless network infrastructure.
About Hemisphere Media Group
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. is a Spanish-language media company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company served the United States Hispanic and Latin American markets with five Spanish-language cable television networks distributed in the United States, two Spanish-language cable television networks distributed in Latin America, and a broadcast television network in Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated the Spanish language networks and content production platform, including movie and telenovela channels, two Hispanic entertainment genres, and the cable television networks. The Company’s United States Hispanic groups include Cinelatino, WAPA, WAPA America, Pasiones, Centroamerica TV and Television Dominicana. WAPA is an independent broadcast television network. WAPA is distributed by various cable, satellite and telecommunication service providers in Puerto Rico.
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