Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
32.0% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.4% of Liberty Latin America shares are held by institutional investors. 51.9% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of Liberty Latin America shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Hemisphere Media Group and Liberty Latin America, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hemisphere Media Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Liberty Latin America||0||4||1||0||2.20|
Hemisphere Media Group presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.52%. Liberty Latin America has a consensus target price of $25.67, suggesting a potential upside of 38.07%. Given Liberty Latin America’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Latin America is more favorable than Hemisphere Media Group.
Volatility & Risk
Hemisphere Media Group has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Latin America has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Liberty Latin America’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hemisphere Media Group||$124.46 million||4.42||-$13.43 million||N/A||N/A|
|Liberty Latin America||$3.59 billion||0.89||-$70.26 million||($0.41)||-45.34|
Hemisphere Media Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Liberty Latin America.
This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Liberty Latin America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hemisphere Media Group||-28.37%||-8.42%||-4.07%|
|Liberty Latin America||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Liberty Latin America beats Hemisphere Media Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Liberty Latin America Company Profile
Liberty Latin America Ltd. provides various telecommunications services. Its services primarily include video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services. The company offers communications and entertainment services to residential and business customers; and business products and services that include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting, and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, international companies, and governmental agencies. It also operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects approximately 40 markets. The company provides its services in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the brands of C&W, BTC, Flow, Móvil, VTR, and Liberty. Liberty Latin America Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Denver, Colorado.
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