TIX (OTCMKTS:TIXC) and Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares TIX and Cinemark’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TIX||$17.40 million||0.29||-$4.68 million||N/A||N/A|
|Cinemark||$2.99 billion||1.59||$264.18 million||$2.26||18.07|
This table compares TIX and Cinemark’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Cinemark pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. TIX does not pay a dividend. Cinemark pays out 56.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cinemark has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for TIX and Cinemark, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cinemark has a consensus target price of $44.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.76%. Given Cinemark’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cinemark is more favorable than TIX.
Volatility and Risk
TIX has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cinemark has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
99.2% of Cinemark shares are held by institutional investors. 37.5% of TIX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of Cinemark shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Cinemark beats TIX on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
TIX Company Profile
Tix Corporation, through its subsidiary, Tix4Tonight, LLC, operates as an entertainment company in the United States. The company provides discount ticketing and discount dinner reservations services. It offers discount tickets under short-term, exclusive, and nonexclusive agreements in Las Vegas at a discount of up to 50 percent for same-day shows, concerts, attractions, and sporting events. The company also provides reservations for discounted dinners at various restaurants surrounding the Las Vegas strip and downtown. As of February 21, 2017, it operated 10 discount ticket stores in Las Vegas under its Tix4Tonight marquee. The company was formerly known as Cinema Ride, Inc. and changed its name to Tix Corporation in March 2005. Tix Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Studio City, California.
Cinemark Company Profile
Cinemark Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the motion picture exhibition business. It operates theatres in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Bolivia, Curacao, and Paraguay. As of June 30, 2018, the company operated 539 theatres and 5,998 screens. Cinemark Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
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