Head to Head Analysis: Qurate Retail Inc Series B (QRTEB) and Hemisphere Media Group (HMTV)

Qurate Retail Inc Series B (NASDAQ:QRTEB) and Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Qurate Retail Inc Series B and Hemisphere Media Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qurate Retail Inc Series B 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hemisphere Media Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Hemisphere Media Group has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.30%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than Qurate Retail Inc Series B.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Qurate Retail Inc Series B shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.8% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by institutional investors. 51.9% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Qurate Retail Inc Series B and Hemisphere Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qurate Retail Inc Series B 9.88% 22.24% 7.84%
Hemisphere Media Group -28.61% -9.55% -4.48%

Volatility and Risk

Qurate Retail Inc Series B has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hemisphere Media Group has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Qurate Retail Inc Series B and Hemisphere Media Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qurate Retail Inc Series B $10.38 billion 0.93 $2.44 billion N/A N/A
Hemisphere Media Group $124.46 million 4.19 -$13.43 million N/A N/A

Qurate Retail Inc Series B has higher revenue and earnings than Hemisphere Media Group.

Summary

Qurate Retail Inc Series B beats Hemisphere Media Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Qurate Retail Inc Series B Company Profile

Qurate Retail, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the video and online commerce industries in North America, Europe, and Asia. It markets and sells various consumer products primarily through live televised shopping programs, Websites, and mobile applications to 374 million households worldwide each day. The company also operates as an online retailer offering women's, children's, and men's apparel; and other products, such as home, beauty, and personalized products through its desktop and mobile Websites, and mobile applications. It also operates evite.com, an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. The company was formerly known as Liberty Interactive Corporation and changed its name to Qurate Retail, Inc. in April 2018. Qurate Retail, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Hemisphere Media Group Company Profile

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. owns and operates Spanish-language cable television broadcasting networks and digital content platform in the United States and internationally. It operates Cinelatino, a cable movie network with approximately 20 million subscribers in the United States, Latin America, and Canada; WAPA, a broadcast television network and television content producer; and WAPA.TV, a broadband news and entertainment Website, as well as distributes WAPA2 Deportes, a sports television network in Puerto Rico. The company also operates WAPA America, a cable television network that serves 4.4 million subscribers in the United States; and Pasiones, a cable television network that offers telenovelas and serialized dramas to 4.5 million subscribers in the United States and 14.8 million subscribers in Latin America. In addition, it operates Centroamerica TV, a cable television network that offers news and entertainment, and soccer programming to 4.1 million subscribers in Central America; and Television Dominicana, a cable television network that provides news and entertainment to approximately 1.9 million subscribers in the Dominican Republic. Further, the company operates Canal 1, a television network in Colombia; and Pantaya, a cross-platform Spanish-language digital subscription service that offers Spanish-language films. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.

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