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

Dividends

Dhx Media Com Vtg pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. DHX Media pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. 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.

Risk and Volatility

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.8% of DHX Media shares are held 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.

Profitability

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

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Dhx Media Com Vtg and DHX Media, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dhx Media Com Vtg and DHX Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

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

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

Summary

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

About Dhx Media Com Vtg

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.

About DHX Media

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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