Grupo Televisa (NYSE: TV) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.9% of Grupo Televisa shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Grupo Televisa and Comcast’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Televisa $5.17 billion 2.13 $199.46 million $0.39 49.31
Comcast N/A N/A N/A $2.02 N/A

Grupo Televisa has higher revenue and earnings than Comcast. Comcast is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grupo Televisa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Grupo Televisa and Comcast, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Televisa 0 3 3 0 2.50
Comcast 0 0 0 0 N/A

Grupo Televisa presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.21%.

Dividends

Grupo Televisa pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Comcast does not pay a dividend. Grupo Televisa pays out 20.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Televisa and Comcast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Televisa 4.85% 5.16% 1.73%
Comcast 12.79% 19.25% 5.84%

Summary

Comcast beats Grupo Televisa on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grupo Televisa Company Profile

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. is a media company in the international entertainment business. The Company operates in four business segments: Content, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. It operates four broadcast channels in Mexico City and has affiliated stations throughout the country. It produces pay-television channels with national and international feeds, throughout Latin America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. It exports its programs and formats to television networks around the world. It is also a Spanish-language magazine publisher. Its pay-television channels include three music, six movie, seven variety and entertainment channels and two sports channels. Its programs include telenovelas, newscasts, situation comedies, game shows, reality shows, children’s programs, comedy and variety programs, musical and cultural events, movies and educational programming. Its programming also includes broadcasts of special events and sports events in Mexico.

Comcast Company Profile

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. Its Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. Its Cable Networks segment consists of a portfolio of national cable networks. Its Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks. Its Filmed Entertainment segment primarily produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment across the world, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. Its Theme Parks segment consists primarily of its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California.

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