Videocon d2h (NASDAQ: VDTH) and Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Videocon d2h and Rogers Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Rogers Communications has higher revenue and earnings than Videocon d2h. Rogers Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Videocon d2h, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
31.0% of Videocon d2h shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.8% of Rogers Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Videocon d2h has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rogers Communications has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Videocon d2h and Rogers Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings for Videocon d2h and Rogers Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Rogers Communications has a consensus target price of $64.00, suggesting a potential upside of 44.34%. Given Rogers Communications’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Rogers Communications is more favorable than Videocon d2h.
Rogers Communications pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Videocon d2h does not pay a dividend. Rogers Communications pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Rogers Communications beats Videocon d2h on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Videocon d2h Company Profile
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.
Rogers Communications Company Profile
Rogers Communications Inc. is a communications and media company. The Company provides wireless communications services, and cable television, Internet, information technology (IT) and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Its segments include Wireless, Cable, Business Solutions and Media. The Wireless segment is engaged in wireless telecommunications operations for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Cable segment include cable telecommunications operations, including Internet, television and telephony (phone) services for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Business Solutions segment is engaged in network connectivity through its fiber network and data center assets to support a range of voice, data, networking, hosting, and cloud-based services for the enterprise, public sector and carrier wholesale markets. The Media segment has a portfolio of media properties, including sports media and entertainment, multi-platform shopping, digital media and publishing.
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