Reviewing DHX Media (DHXM) and Its Competitors
DHX Media (NASDAQ: DHXM) is one of 25 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare DHX Media to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.
This table compares DHX Media and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|DHX Media Competitors||2.67%||10.87%||3.53%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for DHX Media and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|DHX Media Competitors||104||477||1230||24||2.64|
DHX Media currently has a consensus target price of $9.13, suggesting a potential upside of 133.97%. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 12.43%. Given DHX Media’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe DHX Media is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares DHX Media and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|DHX Media||$235.62 million||$53.05 million||55.71|
|DHX Media Competitors||$6.27 billion||$1.49 billion||155.15|
DHX Media’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than DHX Media. DHX Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
DHX Media pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. DHX Media pays out 85.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 29.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
DHX Media has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHX Media’s peers have a beta of 0.92, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
DHX Media peers beat DHX Media on 11 of the 14 factors compared.
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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