Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ: HMTV) and Cablevision Systems (NYSE:CVC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitabiliy and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Hemisphere Media Group and Cablevision Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hemisphere Media Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cablevision Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hemisphere Media Group presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.49%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than Cablevision Systems.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Cablevision Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hemisphere Media Group $140.71 million 3.81 $57.69 million $0.45 27.89
Cablevision Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hemisphere Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Cablevision Systems.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.1% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.7% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Cablevision Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hemisphere Media Group 12.82% 6.81% 3.44%
Cablevision Systems 5.75% N/A 5.59%


Hemisphere Media Group beats Cablevision Systems on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hemisphere Media Group Company Profile

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.

Cablevision Systems Company Profile

Cablevision Systems Corporation (Cablevision), through its subsidiary, CSC Holdings, LLC (CSC Holdings), operates cable operations business in the United States. The Company operates in three segments: Cable, Lightpath and Other. The Company’s Cable segment offers Cable television service, which delivers multiple channels of video programming to subscribers who pay a monthly fee for the services they receive. The Company operates Lightpath segmeny, through its subsidiary, Cablevision Lightpath, Inc. (Lightpath), which provides Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice and video transport and managed services to the business market in the New York metropolitan area. Lightpath also provides managed information technology services to businesses, including hosted voice services, managed wireless fidelity, managed desktop and server backup, and managed collaboration services. The Other segment operations consist of the operations of Newsday, News 12 Networks and Cablevision Media Sales.

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