Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ: HMTV) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

26.9% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Time Warner Cable’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hemisphere Media Group $140.86 million 3.72 $57.50 million $0.46 26.74
Time Warner Cable N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hemisphere Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Time Warner Cable.

Profitability

This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Time Warner Cable’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hemisphere Media Group 12.92% 6.72% 3.45%
Time Warner Cable 7.98% 21.59% 4.00%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hemisphere Media Group and Time Warner Cable, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hemisphere Media Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Time Warner Cable 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hemisphere Media Group presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 30.08%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than Time Warner Cable.

Summary

Hemisphere Media Group beats Time Warner Cable on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) is a provider of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States with clustered cable systems located in approximately five geographic areas, including New York State, the Carolinas, the Midwest, Southern California and Texas. The Company operates through three segments: Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations. The Company’s residential services segment includes security and home management services. Its business services segment includes networking and transport services, including cell tower backhaul services, and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. The Company serves approximately 15.9 million residential and business services customers. The Company also sells video and online advertising inventory to various local, regional and national customers.

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