Bona Film Group (NASDAQ: BONA) and DTS (NASDAQ:DTSI) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.1% of DTS shares are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of DTS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

DTS pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Bona Film Group does not pay a dividend. DTS pays out -19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Bona Film Group and DTS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bona Film Group 0.75% 1.33% 0.34%
DTS 1.17% 1.04% 0.59%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bona Film Group and DTS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bona Film Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
DTS 0 1 0 0 2.00

DTS has a consensus price target of $42.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.09%. Given DTS’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe DTS is more favorable than Bona Film Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bona Film Group and DTS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bona Film Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
DTS N/A N/A N/A ($0.42) -101.09

Summary

DTS beats Bona Film Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bona Film Group Company Profile

Bona Film Group Limited is a vertically integrated film company. The Company operates in multiple stages of the film industry value chain, including film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency services and movie theater operations. As of December 31, 2014, the Company distributed or invested in 202 films (including 55 films internationally). The Company distributes films through virtually all of the theater circuits in China. The Company has also expanded into non-theatrical distribution channels, including home video products, digital distribution and television. In addition to its film production and distribution operations, the Company owned and operated 25 movie theaters in commercial districts and residential areas in 15 cities in China as of December 31, 2014. The Company’s operational segments include film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency and movie theater.

DTS Company Profile

DTS, Inc. is an audio technology solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences. The Company’s audio solutions are designed to enable recording, delivery and playback of high-definition audio, and are included by licensee customers around the world into a range of consumer electronics devices, including televisions, personal computers (PCs), smartphones, tablets, digital media players (DMPs), set-top-boxes, soundbars, wireless speakers, video game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players, automotive audio systems, audio/video receivers (AVRs), digital versatile disc (DVD)-based products and home theater systems. In the wireless speakers market, the Company maintains a Play-Fi Certified original design manufacturer (ODM) Program. The Company’s market base includes Blu-ray, Home audio video (AV) and Automotive. The Blu-ray market includes standalone players, gaming devices and disc drives included in PCs.

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