DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) and Dhx Media Com Vtg (OTCMKTS:DMQHF) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

DHX Media has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dhx Media Com Vtg has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for DHX Media and Dhx Media Com Vtg, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHX Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dhx Media Com Vtg 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares DHX Media and Dhx Media Com Vtg’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHX Media -3.66% 0.04% 0.01%
Dhx Media Com Vtg -2.94% 2.40% 0.65%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DHX Media and Dhx Media Com Vtg’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DHX Media $333.29 million 0.65 -$11.07 million N/A N/A
Dhx Media Com Vtg $225.17 million 1.57 -$2.73 million N/A N/A

Dhx Media Com Vtg has lower revenue, but higher earnings than DHX Media.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.8% of DHX Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

DHX Media pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Dhx Media Com Vtg pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. DHX Media has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. DHX Media is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Dhx Media Com Vtg beats DHX Media on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

DHX Media Company Profile

DHX Media Ltd. develops, produces, distributes, broadcasts, and licenses television and film programs for conventional and specialty terrestrial and cable/satellite television broadcasters worldwide. It operates through three segments: Content Business, DHX Television Ltd., and Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. The company focuses on children's, youth, and family productions; offers animation programs; and provides production services. It exploits the company's own and third party brands in toys, games, apparel, publishing, and other categories; and holds broadcast licenses for Family Channel, Family Jr., Télémagino, and Family CHRGD television channels. In addition, the company sells initial broadcast rights; the packages of programs; and reuse rights to existing series to individual broadcasters and other content exhibitors, as well as pre-sells series in development. Further, it produces and distributes media products, including approximately 35 owned Websites and approximately 50 online games to broadcast partners; licenses its brands, such as Teletubbies, In The Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Twirlywoos, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Madeline, and Sonic the Hedgehog brands to third party developers for various platforms; and creates content for mobile platforms and publishes the content directly to consumers through paid subscription or download-to-own services. The company was formerly known as The Halifax Film Company Limited and changed its name to DHX Media Ltd. in March 2006. DHX Media Ltd. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.

Dhx Media Com Vtg Company Profile

DHX Media Ltd. develops, produces, distributes, broadcasts, and licenses television and film programs for conventional and specialty terrestrial and cable/satellite television broadcasters worldwide. It operates through three segments: Content Business, DHX Television Ltd., and Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. The company focuses on children's, youth, and family productions; offers animation programs; and provides production services. It exploits the company's own and third party brands in toys, games, apparel, publishing, and other categories; and holds broadcast licenses for Family Channel, Family Jr., Télémagino, and Family CHRGD television channels. In addition, the company sells initial broadcast rights; the packages of programs; and reuse rights to existing series to individual broadcasters and other content exhibitors, as well as pre-sells series in development. Further, it produces and distributes media products, including approximately 35 owned Websites and approximately 50 online games to broadcast partners; licenses its brands, such as Teletubbies, In The Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Twirlywoos, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Madeline, and Sonic the Hedgehog brands to third party developers for various platforms; and creates content for mobile platforms and publishes the content directly to consumers through paid subscription or download-to-own services. The company was formerly known as The Halifax Film Company Limited and changed its name to DHX Media Ltd. in March 2006. DHX Media Ltd. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.

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