Head to Head Analysis: Time Warner Cable (TWC) & Hemisphere Media Group (HMTV)
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
28.1% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by company 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Time Warner Cable and Hemisphere Media Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Time Warner Cable||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Hemisphere Media Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Hemisphere Media Group has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.61%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than Time Warner Cable.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Time Warner Cable and Hemisphere Media Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Time Warner Cable||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hemisphere Media Group||$140.86 million||3.95||$57.50 million||$0.46||28.37|
Hemisphere Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Time Warner Cable.
This table compares Time Warner Cable and Hemisphere Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Time Warner Cable||7.98%||21.59%||4.00%|
|Hemisphere Media Group||12.92%||6.72%||3.45%|
Hemisphere Media Group beats Time Warner Cable on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Time Warner Cable Company Profile
Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) is a provider of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States with clustered cable systems located in approximately five geographic areas, including New York State, the Carolinas, the Midwest, Southern California and Texas. The Company operates through three segments: Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations. The Company’s residential services segment includes security and home management services. Its business services segment includes networking and transport services, including cell tower backhaul services, and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. The Company serves approximately 15.9 million residential and business services customers. The Company also sells video and online advertising inventory to various local, regional and national customers.
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.
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