Eros International (NYSE:EROS) and Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH (OTCMKTS:PFBN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Eros International and Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eros International -13.52% 1.31% 0.92%
Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.1% of Eros International shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Eros International has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Eros International and Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eros International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Eros International presently has a consensus price target of $16.50, indicating a potential upside of 58.50%. Given Eros International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eros International is more favorable than Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Eros International and Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eros International $261.25 million 2.48 -$22.57 million ($0.09) -115.67
Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Eros International.

Summary

Eros International beats Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Eros International

Eros International Plc, together with its subsidiaries, co-produces, acquires, and distributes Indian films in various formats worldwide. The company distributes its film content through various distribution channels, including theatrical, which includes multiplex chains and stand-alone theaters; television syndication that comprises satellite television broadcasting, cable television, and terrestrial television; and digital and ancillary, such as Internet protocol television, video on demand, music, inflight entertainment, home video, and Internet channels, as well as Eros Now online entertainment service. It also distributes its film content through physical formats comprising DVDs and video compact discs (VCDs) in hotels and on airlines, as well as for use on mobile networks; and distributes and licenses content on physical media that includes Blu-ray, DVDs, and VCDs. In addition, the company distributes its film content to Internet platforms, as well as to wholesalers and retailers; and licenses content to third party distributors internationally to provide content dubbed into local languages for non-South Asian audiences. Further, it operates as a music publisher for third party owned music rights. Additionally, the company offers music content directly, as well as through third party platforms or licensing deals; and through streaming services, such as digital streaming, CDs, and publishing/master rights licensing. It has rights for approximately 3,000 films in its library. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Secaucus, New Jersey.

About Pac ALLIANCE Bk/SH

Pacific Alliance Bank provides commercial banking products and services for businesses, client communities, related business owners, owner's families, and employees in California. The company offers checking and savings accounts. Its loan products include SBA 7A loans; SBA 504 loans for professional practitioners, manufacturers, warehousing, production, distribution, imports, and others; and commercial loans, such as commercial real estate and construction loans, revolving lines of credit and loans for equipment, and revolving lines of credit for working capital, as well as commercial loans for manufacturers, export/importers, distributers, service industry companies, and investors. The company also provides remote deposit capture, direct deposit, wire transfer, and Internet banking services; electronic federal tax payment system services; and VISA debit cards, safe deposit boxes, and cashier's checks. Pacific Alliance Bank was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Rosemead, California.

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