DHX Media (NASDAQ: DHXM) is one of 25 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare DHX Media to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DHX Media and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
DHX Media $235.62 million $53.05 million 61.43
DHX Media Competitors $6.27 billion $1.49 billion 42.94

DHX Media’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than DHX Media. DHX Media is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

DHX Media has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DHX Media’s peers have a beta of 0.91, indicating that their average share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for DHX Media and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHX Media 0 3 4 0 2.57
DHX Media Competitors 142 538 1246 31 2.60

DHX Media presently has a consensus target price of $9.13, indicating a potential upside of 112.21%. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 14.04%. Given DHX Media’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe DHX Media is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares DHX Media and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHX Media 4.46% 5.05% 1.91%
DHX Media Competitors 4.62% 11.46% 4.02%

Dividends

DHX Media pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. DHX Media pays out 85.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 29.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

DHX Media peers beat DHX Media on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

DHX Media Company Profile

DHX Media Ltd is a Canada-based creator, producer, distributor, licensor and broadcaster of kids and family television and film productions. The Company develops, produces and distributes films and television programs for the domestic and international market, broadcasts films and television programs for the domestic markets, as well, the Company manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It operates through three segments being: Content Business, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG) and 8504601 Canada Inc. (DHX Television). The Content Business segment includes production, distribution and merchandising operations. The CPLG segment manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It has five business lines: production (including production service); library and distribution (including digital distribution) of its third party acquired titles; television broadcasting; merchandising and licensing, and new media and interactive.

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