DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and Videocon d2h Limited (NASDAQ:VDTH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.9% of DISH Network Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.8% of Videocon d2h Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 49.3% of DISH Network Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

DISH Network Corporation has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Videocon d2h Limited has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DISH Network Corporation 7.21% 27.88% 4.68%
Videocon d2h Limited 0.93% 3.78% 0.67%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DISH Network Corporation and Videocon d2h Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DISH Network Corporation $14.73 billion 1.69 $3.05 billion $2.19 24.32
Videocon d2h Limited $482.80 million 1.97 $160.00 million $0.04 226.31

DISH Network Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Videocon d2h Limited. DISH Network 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 breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for DISH Network Corporation and Videocon d2h Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DISH Network Corporation 2 8 8 0 2.33
Videocon d2h Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A

DISH Network Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $70.68, suggesting a potential upside of 32.70%. Given DISH Network Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DISH Network Corporation is more favorable than Videocon d2h Limited.

Summary

DISH Network Corporation beats Videocon d2h Limited on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DISH Network Corporation

DISH Network Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. It offers pay-TV services under the DISH brand and the Sling brand (collectively Pay-TV services). The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, a leased fiber optic network, in-home service and call center operations, and certain other assets utilized in its operations. The Sling branded pay-TV services consist of live, linear streaming over-the-top Internet-based domestic, international and Latino video programing services. The Company markets broadband services under the dishNET brand. The Company makes investments in the research and development, wireless testing and wireless network infrastructure.

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.

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