Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) and Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.3% 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cablevision Systems and Hemisphere Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cablevision Systems 5.75% N/A 5.59%
Hemisphere Media Group 12.92% 6.72% 3.45%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cablevision Systems and Hemisphere Media Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cablevision Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hemisphere Media Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Hemisphere Media Group has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.00%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than Cablevision Systems.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cablevision Systems and Hemisphere Media Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cablevision Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hemisphere Media Group $140.86 million 3.87 $57.50 million $0.46 27.83

Hemisphere Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Cablevision Systems.

Summary

Hemisphere Media Group beats Cablevision Systems on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Hemisphere Media Group

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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