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

Risk and Volatility

Videocon d2h Limited has a beta of 1.85, indicating that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cablevision Systems Corporation has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.0% of Videocon d2h Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Videocon d2h Limited and Cablevision Systems Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Videocon d2h Limited $458.00 million 1.95 $4.53 million $0.04 211.80
Cablevision Systems Corporation N/A N/A N/A $0.82 42.52

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Videocon d2h Limited and Cablevision Systems Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Videocon d2h Limited 0.93% 3.78% 0.67%
Cablevision Systems Corporation 5.75% N/A 5.59%

Summary

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

About Videocon d2h Limited

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 Corporation

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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