Videocon d2h Limited (NASDAQ: VDTH) and WideOpenWest (NYSE:WOW) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Videocon d2h Limited and WideOpenWest, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Videocon d2h Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
WideOpenWest 0 0 5 1 3.17

WideOpenWest has a consensus target price of $20.83, suggesting a potential upside of 30.21%. Given WideOpenWest’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe WideOpenWest is more favorable than Videocon d2h Limited.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.8% of Videocon d2h Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.3% of WideOpenWest shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Videocon d2h Limited and WideOpenWest’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Videocon d2h Limited 0.93% 3.78% 0.67%
WideOpenWest N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Videocon d2h Limited and WideOpenWest’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Videocon d2h Limited $479.72 million 1.99 $158.98 million $0.04 226.31
WideOpenWest $1.22 billion 1.16 $443.80 million N/A N/A

WideOpenWest has higher revenue and earnings than Videocon d2h Limited.


WideOpenWest beats Videocon d2h Limited on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Videocon d2h Limited

Videocon d2h Limited is engaged in the provision of direct to home (DTH) subscription television services to subscribers in India. The Company operates under the Videocon d2h brand. The Company is engaged in the transmission of programming to subscribers through satellite broadcasting. Its subscribers have access to over 550 national and international channels and services, including approximately 45 high definition (HD) channels and services, and over 42 audio and video services through its Music Channel Services through several subscription packages, as well as the option of choosing add-ons and a la carte channels and receiving certain discounts through long-term recharge offers. Its subscription packages include Flexi Pack, Super Gold Pack, Gold Maxi pack, Gold Kids, New Gold Sports Pack, Gold Sports Kids, New Diamond Pack, Platinum Pack and Platinum HD Pack. It offers value-added services, such as movie channel services, active music channel services, tickers and smart services.

About WideOpenWest

WideOpenWest, Inc. is a cable operator in the United States. The Company provides high-speed data (HSD), cable television (Video), digital telephony (Telephony) and business-class services. The Company’s products are available either as a bundle or as an individual service to residential and business services customers. The Company’s services include data services, video services, telephony services, and business services. Its business-class service serves approximately 3 million homes and businesses. The Company’s services are delivered across 19 markets through hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) cable network.

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