Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) and Hong Kong Television Network (OTCMKTS:HKTVY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.7% of Zayo Group shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Zayo Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Zayo Group and Hong Kong Television Network’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hong Kong Television Network||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Zayo Group and Hong Kong Television Network, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hong Kong Television Network||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Zayo Group presently has a consensus price target of $36.13, suggesting a potential upside of 38.55%. Given Zayo Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Zayo Group is more favorable than Hong Kong Television Network.
Volatility and Risk
Zayo Group has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hong Kong Television Network has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Zayo Group and Hong Kong Television Network’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zayo Group||$2.60 billion||2.37||$101.90 million||$0.61||42.75|
|Hong Kong Television Network||$62.51 million||4.50||-$26.29 million||N/A||N/A|
Zayo Group has higher revenue and earnings than Hong Kong Television Network.
Zayo Group beats Hong Kong Television Network on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Zayo Group Company Profile
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in six segments: Fiber Solutions, Transport, Enterprise Networks, Zayo Colocation (zColo), Allstream, and Other. The Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Transport segment offers lit bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, wholesale IP services, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, content providers, financial services companies, healthcare, government entities, education institutions, and other medium and large enterprises. The Enterprise Networks segment provides connectivity and telecommunications solutions comprising Internet, wide area networking products, managed products, and cloud based computing and storage offerings to medium and large enterprises. The Zayo Colocation (zColo) segment offers data center infrastructure solutions consisting of colocation space, and power and interconnection services to a range of enterprise, carrier, cloud, and content customers. The Allstream segment provides cloud VoIP and data solutions, such as voice offerings; and unified communications, as well as telecommunications services, including Ethernet, and IP/MPLS VPN solutions. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
Hong Kong Television Network Company Profile
Hong Kong Television Network Limited engages in multimedia business in Hong Kong. The company is involved in multimedia production, contents distribution, and other multimedia related activities; and operation of e-shopping mall, providing a one-stop shop' platform, including entertainment, online shopping, and delivery services. It also engages in property investment, trading, and TV programming activities; and provision of mobile television, as well as management and agency services to artistes. The company was formerly known as City Telecom (H.K.) Limited and changed its name to Hong Kong Television Network Limited in January 2013. Hong Kong Television Network Limited was founded in 1992 and is based in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong.
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