Head to Head Comparison: Rentrak (RENT) and Eros International (NYSE:EROS)

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) and Eros International (NYSE:EROS) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Rentrak and Eros International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rentrak 3.80% 2.04% 1.75%
Eros International 0.96% 0.22% 0.15%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rentrak and Eros International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rentrak N/A N/A N/A ($0.05) N/A
Eros International $252.99 million 2.51 $3.80 million $0.04 307.58

Eros International has higher revenue and earnings than Rentrak. Rentrak is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eros International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Rentrak and Eros International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rentrak 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eros International 0 0 2 0 3.00

Eros International has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 38.21%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.8% of Eros International shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Eros International beats Rentrak on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rentrak Company Profile

Rentrak Corporation is a media measurement and consumer targeting company serving the entertainment, television (TV), video and advertising industries. The Company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) technology merges television viewership information from televisions and devices with consumer behavior and purchase information across multiple platforms, devices and distribution channels. The Company’s product offerings, which are referred as Essentials include TV Everywhere, which includes TV Essentials and StationView Essentials; Movies Everywhere, which includes Box Office Essentials, International Box Office Essentials, PostTrak and PreAct; OnDemand Everywhere, which includes OnDemand Essentials, Digital Download Essentials, Multiscreen Essentials and other Over the Top measurement tools and related products, and Other Services, which includes Studio Revenue Share Essentials (SRSE) and other products relating to measurement of physical content in the home video rental industry.

Eros International Company Profile

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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