Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ: HMTV) and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and DISH Network Corporation’s 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%
DISH Network Corporation 7.21% 27.88% 4.68%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.2% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of DISH Network Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 21.4% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 49.3% of DISH Network Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and DISH Network Corporation’s 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 3.87 $57.69 million $0.45 28.33
DISH Network Corporation $14.95 billion 1.86 $3.17 billion $2.19 27.28

DISH Network Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Hemisphere Media Group. DISH Network Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hemisphere Media Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Hemisphere Media Group and DISH Network Corporation, 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
DISH Network Corporation 3 6 8 0 2.29

Hemisphere Media Group currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.49%. DISH Network Corporation has a consensus target price of $71.09, indicating a potential upside of 18.99%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than DISH Network Corporation.

Volatility & Risk

Hemisphere Media Group has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DISH Network Corporation has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

DISH Network Corporation beats Hemisphere Media Group on 9 of the 14 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.

DISH Network Corporation Company Profile

DISH Network Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. It offers pay-TV services under the DISH brand and the Sling brand (collectively Pay-TV services). The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, a leased fiber optic network, in-home service and call center operations, and certain other assets utilized in its operations. The Sling branded pay-TV services consist of live, linear streaming over-the-top Internet-based domestic, international and Latino video programing services. The Company markets broadband services under the dishNET brand. The Company makes investments in the research and development, wireless testing and wireless network infrastructure.

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