Analyzing Videocon d2h (VDTH) and Cablevision Systems (CVC)

Videocon d2h (NASDAQ: VDTH) and Cablevision Systems (NYSE:CVC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.


This table compares Videocon d2h and Cablevision Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Videocon d2h 0.99% 3.92% 0.72%
Cablevision Systems 5.75% N/A 5.59%

Risk and Volatility

Videocon d2h has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cablevision Systems has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Videocon d2h and Cablevision Systems’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Videocon d2h $458.00 million 2.14 $4.53 million $0.04 232.06
Cablevision Systems N/A N/A N/A $0.82 42.52

Videocon d2h has higher revenue and earnings than Cablevision Systems. Cablevision Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Videocon d2h, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Videocon d2h and Cablevision Systems, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Videocon d2h 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cablevision Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.7% of Videocon d2h shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Cablevision Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Videocon d2h does not pay a dividend. Cablevision Systems pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Videocon d2h beats Cablevision Systems on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Videocon d2h

Videocon d2h Limited is engaged in the provision of direct to home (DTH) subscription television services to subscribers in India. The Company operates under the Videocon d2h brand. The Company is engaged in the transmission of programming to subscribers through satellite broadcasting. Its subscribers have access to over 550 national and international channels and services, including approximately 45 high definition (HD) channels and services, and over 42 audio and video services through its Music Channel Services through several subscription packages, as well as the option of choosing add-ons and a la carte channels and receiving certain discounts through long-term recharge offers. Its subscription packages include Flexi Pack, Super Gold Pack, Gold Maxi pack, Gold Kids, New Gold Sports Pack, Gold Sports Kids, New Diamond Pack, Platinum Pack and Platinum HD Pack. It offers value-added services, such as movie channel services, active music channel services, tickers and smart services.

About Cablevision Systems

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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