Head-To-Head Comparison: DTS (DTSI) vs. DHX Media (DHXM)

DTS (NASDAQ: DTSI) and DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.1% of DTS shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of DTS shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

DTS pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. DHX Media pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. DTS pays out -19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. DHX Media pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for DTS and DHX Media, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DTS 0 0 0 0 N/A
DHX Media 0 3 2 0 2.40

Profitability

This table compares DTS and DHX Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DTS 1.17% 1.04% 0.59%
DHX Media 4.46% 5.05% 1.91%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DTS and DHX Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DTS N/A N/A N/A ($0.42) -101.24
DHX Media N/A N/A N/A $0.02 157.50

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

Summary

DHX Media beats DTS on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DTS

DTS, Inc. is an audio technology solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences. The Company’s audio solutions are designed to enable recording, delivery and playback of high-definition audio, and are included by licensee customers around the world into a range of consumer electronics devices, including televisions, personal computers (PCs), smartphones, tablets, digital media players (DMPs), set-top-boxes, soundbars, wireless speakers, video game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players, automotive audio systems, audio/video receivers (AVRs), digital versatile disc (DVD)-based products and home theater systems. In the wireless speakers market, the Company maintains a Play-Fi Certified original design manufacturer (ODM) Program. The Company’s market base includes Blu-ray, Home audio video (AV) and Automotive. The Blu-ray market includes standalone players, gaming devices and disc drives included in PCs.

About DHX Media

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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