Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) and TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ:TIVO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.4% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.0% of TiVo Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Global Eagle Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of TiVo Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and TiVo Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Eagle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A
TiVo Corporation 2.13% 10.51% 5.70%

Risk & Volatility

Global Eagle Entertainment has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TiVo Corporation has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Global Eagle Entertainment and TiVo Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Eagle Entertainment $486.23 million 0.64 $31.07 million ($0.34) -10.68
TiVo Corporation $736.47 million 3.04 $228.08 million $0.23 81.09

TiVo Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Global Eagle Entertainment. Global Eagle Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TiVo Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Global Eagle Entertainment and TiVo Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Eagle Entertainment 0 4 1 0 2.20
TiVo Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83

Global Eagle Entertainment presently has a consensus target price of $10.75, indicating a potential upside of 196.14%. TiVo Corporation has a consensus target price of $27.60, indicating a potential upside of 47.99%. Given Global Eagle Entertainment’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Global Eagle Entertainment is more favorable than TiVo Corporation.

Dividends

TiVo Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Global Eagle Entertainment does not pay a dividend. TiVo Corporation pays out 313.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

TiVo Corporation beats Global Eagle Entertainment on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. The Company’s segments include Connectivity and Content. Its Connectivity segment provides airline partners and their passengers with Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity over Ku-band satellite transmissions, and to a lesser extent operations solutions to airline customers. Its Content segment selects, manages and distributes wholly owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, applications, digital advertising solutions and games to over 150 airlines across the world, as well as to maritime and other away-from-home non-theatrical markets. The Company, through its product and services platform, provide airlines with a range of in-flight solutions, including Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions, content management services and e-commerce solutions.

About TiVo Corporation

TiVo Corporation is engaged in offering media and entertainment products. The Company operates through two segments: Intellectual Property Licensing and Product. The Company’s Product segment includes a suite of component technologies that can be integrated into media service provider internally developed platforms or deployed as an integrated TiVo solution. The Company provides a range of intellectual property, cloud-based services and set-top box solutions that enable people to use online video, television, movies and music entertainment, including content discovery through device embedded and cloud-based interactive program guides (IPGs), digital video recorders (DVRs), natural language voice and text search, cloud-based recommendations services and its entertainment metadata (descriptive information, promotional images or other content that describes or relates to television shows, videos, movies, sports, music, books, games or other entertainment content).

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