Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) versus DHX Media (DHXM) Financial Contrast

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) and DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) are both entertainment production – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and DHX Media, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. 0 2 13 0 2.87
DHX Media 0 3 4 0 2.57

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $32.62, indicating a potential upside of 25.01%. DHX Media has a consensus price target of $9.13, indicating a potential upside of 194.35%. Given DHX Media’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DHX Media is more favorable than Lions Gate Entertainment Corp..

Volatility and Risk

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHX Media has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and DHX Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. 17.36% 26.35% 7.85%
DHX Media 4.46% 5.05% 1.91%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and DHX Media’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. N/A N/A N/A $0.22 118.59
DHX Media N/A N/A N/A $0.07 44.29

DHX Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.7% of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 30.4% of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. beats DHX Media on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Company Profile

Lions 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.

DHX Media Company Profile

DHX Media Ltd is a Canada-based creator, producer, distributor, licensor and broadcaster of kids and family television and film productions. The Company develops, produces and distributes films and television programs for the domestic and international market, broadcasts films and television programs for the domestic markets, as well, the Company manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It operates through three segments being: Content Business, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG) and 8504601 Canada Inc. (DHX Television). The Content Business segment includes production, distribution and merchandising operations. The CPLG segment manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It has five business lines: production (including production service); library and distribution (including digital distribution) of its third party acquired titles; television broadcasting; merchandising and licensing, and new media and interactive.

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