Central European Media Enterprises (CETV) and Directv (DTV) Financial Comparison

Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) and Directv (NASDAQ:DTV) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

28.2% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Central European Media Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Central European Media Enterprises and Directv, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Central European Media Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A
Directv 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and Directv’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Central European Media Enterprises $638.01 million 1.08 -$180.29 million ($0.03) -158.28
Directv N/A N/A N/A $5.76 N/A

Directv has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Central European Media Enterprises. Central European Media Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Directv, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Central European Media Enterprises and Directv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Central European Media Enterprises 4.70% -42.57% 2.44%
Directv 8.96% N/A 11.77%

Summary

Directv beats Central European Media Enterprises on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Central European Media Enterprises Company Profile

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME Ltd.) is a media and entertainment company operating in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company’s assets are held through a series of Dutch and Curacao holding companies. The Company manages its business on a geographical basis, with six segments: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The Bulgaria segment operated one general entertainment channel, BTV, and five other channels, including BTV CINEMA, BTV COMEDY, RING.BG, BTV ACTION and BTV LADY, as of December 31, 2016. The Croatia segment operated one general entertainment channel, NOVA TV (Croatia), as of December 31, 2016. The Czech Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV NOVA (Czech Republic), as of December 31, 2016. The Romania segment operated one general entertainment channel, PRO TV, as of December 31, 2016. The Slovak Republic segment operated one general entertainment channel, TV MARKIZA, as of December 31, 2016.

Directv Company Profile

DIRECTV is a provider of digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The Company operates two direct-to-home (DTH) business units: DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America, which are engaged in acquiring, promoting, selling and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. In addition, the Company owns and operates two regional sports networks, and also owns non-controlling interests in two others, ROOT SPORTS Northwest and ROOT SPORTS Houston. The Company’s reportable segments include DIRECTV U.S., Sky Brasil and PanAmericana, which are engaged in acquiring, promoting, selling and distributing digital entertainment programming, and the Sports Networks, Eliminations and Other segment, which includes its regional sports networks that provide programming to local professional sports teams and college sporting events and locally produce their own programming.

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