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

Dividends

DTS pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. DTS pays out -19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DTS and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
DTS N/A N/A -101.09
DTS Competitors $6.27 billion $1.49 billion 42.36

DTS’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than DTS. DTS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for DTS and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DTS 0 1 0 0 2.00
DTS Competitors 102 475 1226 24 2.64

DTS currently has a consensus target price of $42.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.09%. As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 13.45%. Given DTS’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DTS has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares DTS and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DTS 1.17% 1.04% 0.59%
DTS Competitors 2.62% 10.39% 3.39%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.1% of DTS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of DTS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

DTS has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DTS’s competitors have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

DTS competitors beat DTS on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

DTS Company Profile

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.

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