DHX Media (NASDAQ: DHXM) and Bona Film Group (NASDAQ:BONA) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Dividends

DHX Media pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Bona Film Group does not pay a dividend. DHX Media pays out 85.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares DHX Media and Bona Film Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHX Media 4.46% 5.05% 1.91%
Bona Film Group 0.75% 1.33% 0.34%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DHX Media and Bona Film Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DHX Media $235.62 million 3.04 $53.05 million $0.07 76.43
Bona Film Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

DHX Media has higher revenue and earnings than Bona Film Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for DHX Media and Bona Film Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHX Media 0 0 6 0 3.00
Bona Film Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

DHX Media currently has a consensus target price of $9.13, suggesting a potential upside of 70.56%. Given DHX Media’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe DHX Media is more favorable than Bona Film Group.

Summary

DHX Media beats Bona Film Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DHX Media

DHX Media Ltd is a Canada-based creator, producer, distributor, licensor and broadcaster of kids and family television and film productions. The Company develops, produces and distributes films and television programs for the domestic and international market, broadcasts films and television programs for the domestic markets, as well, the Company manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It operates through three segments being: Content Business, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG) and 8504601 Canada Inc. (DHX Television). The Content Business segment includes production, distribution and merchandising operations. The CPLG segment manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It has five business lines: production (including production service); library and distribution (including digital distribution) of its third party acquired titles; television broadcasting; merchandising and licensing, and new media and interactive.

About Bona Film Group

Bona Film Group Limited is a vertically integrated film company. The Company operates in multiple stages of the film industry value chain, including film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency services and movie theater operations. As of December 31, 2014, the Company distributed or invested in 202 films (including 55 films internationally). The Company distributes films through virtually all of the theater circuits in China. The Company has also expanded into non-theatrical distribution channels, including home video products, digital distribution and television. In addition to its film production and distribution operations, the Company owned and operated 25 movie theaters in commercial districts and residential areas in 15 cities in China as of December 31, 2014. The Company’s operational segments include film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency and movie theater.

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