DTS (NASDAQ: DTSI) and Eros International PLC (NYSE:EROS) are both entertainment production – nec companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
98.1% of DTS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.7% of Eros International PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of DTS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
DTS pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Eros International PLC does not pay a dividend. DTS pays out -19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares DTS and Eros International PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Eros International PLC||0.20%||0.03%||0.02%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares DTS and Eros International PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Eros International PLC||$252.99 million||2.43||$3.80 million||$0.01||1,276.28|
Eros International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than DTS. DTS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eros International PLC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for DTS and Eros International PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Eros International PLC||0||0||2||0||3.00|
Eros International PLC has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 33.33%. Given Eros International PLC’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Eros International PLC is more favorable than DTS.
DTS beats Eros International PLC on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
DTS, Inc. is an audio technology solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences. The Company’s audio solutions are designed to enable recording, delivery and playback of high-definition audio, and are included by licensee customers around the world into a range of consumer electronics devices, including televisions, personal computers (PCs), smartphones, tablets, digital media players (DMPs), set-top-boxes, soundbars, wireless speakers, video game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players, automotive audio systems, audio/video receivers (AVRs), digital versatile disc (DVD)-based products and home theater systems. In the wireless speakers market, the Company maintains a Play-Fi Certified original design manufacturer (ODM) Program. The Company’s market base includes Blu-ray, Home audio video (AV) and Automotive. The Blu-ray market includes standalone players, gaming devices and disc drives included in PCs.
About Eros International PLC
Eros International Plc (Eros) is a holding company, which serves the Indian film entertainment industry. The Company’s principal activities include the acquisition, co-production and distribution of Indian films and related content. It distributes its film content through the distribution channels, such as theatrical, including multiplex chains and standalone theaters; television syndication, including satellite television broadcasting, cable television and terrestrial television; digital and ancillary, including music, inflight entertainment, home video, Internet protocol television (IPTV), video on demand (VOD), and Internet channels and Eros Now. As of March 31, 2016, its distribution network extends to over 50 countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Indonesia and Arabic speaking countries. It conducts global operations through its Indian and international subsidiaries, including Eros International Media Limited.
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