Head-To-Head Survey: Dolby Laboratories (DLB) versus Taomee Holdings (TAOM)

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) and Taomee Holdings (NYSE:TAOM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.8% of Dolby Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. 43.8% of Dolby Laboratories shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Dolby Laboratories pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Taomee Holdings does not pay a dividend. Dolby Laboratories pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Taomee Holdings has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dolby Laboratories and Taomee Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dolby Laboratories $1.07 billion 5.56 $340.22 million $1.94 29.87
Taomee Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dolby Laboratories has higher revenue and earnings than Taomee Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares Dolby Laboratories and Taomee Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dolby Laboratories 18.66% 10.73% 9.20%
Taomee Holdings 2.06% -0.90% 0.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Dolby Laboratories and Taomee Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dolby Laboratories 0 1 2 0 2.67
Taomee Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dolby Laboratories currently has a consensus target price of $60.17, suggesting a potential upside of 3.84%. Given Dolby Laboratories’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Dolby Laboratories is more favorable than Taomee Holdings.

Summary

Dolby Laboratories beats Taomee Holdings on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dolby Laboratories Company Profile

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures audio and imaging products for the cinema, television, broadcast and entertainment industries. Its products for cinema include Digital Cinema Servers and Cinema Audio Products, and broadcast and other include Dolby Conference Phone and Other Products. It offers services to support theatrical and television production for cinema exhibition, broadcast and home entertainment, including equipment training and maintenance, mixing room alignment and equalization, as well as audio, color and light image calibration. Its technologies include Advanced Audio Coding and High Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding, Dolby AC-4, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Vision, Dolby Voice and High Efficiency Video Coding. It distributes its products in over 80 countries. Its technologies are incorporated in offerings in various end markets, such as the broadcast, Personal Computer, mobile, consumer electronics and other markets.

Taomee Holdings Company Profile

Taomee Holdings Limited is a children’s entertainment and media company in China. The Company is engaged in developing branded entertainment experiences across online and mobile platforms. It has developed branded entertainment franchises, including its major franchises of Mole’s World, Seer and Flower Angel. In addition, the Company also operates the franchise of Canimals in China. The Company’s brands and franchises have expanded into various online and offline platforms, including the virtual worlds, video streaming site, mobile games and applications, social networking, films and cartoon animations, merchandising and toys. The Company provides a portfolio of services and products through two business segments: online business and offline business.

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