TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) and Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Risk & Volatility
TiVo Corporation has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walt Disney Company (The) has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.
TiVo Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Walt Disney Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. TiVo Corporation pays out 240.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Walt Disney Company (The) pays out 27.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for TiVo Corporation and Walt Disney Company (The), as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Walt Disney Company (The)||4||11||18||0||2.42|
TiVo Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $27.60, suggesting a potential upside of 52.49%. Walt Disney Company (The) has a consensus price target of $114.09, suggesting a potential upside of 17.53%. Given TiVo Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe TiVo Corporation is more favorable than Walt Disney Company (The).
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares TiVo Corporation and Walt Disney Company (The)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TiVo Corporation||$819.79 million||2.66||$259.28 million||$0.30||60.33|
|Walt Disney Company (The)||$55.50 billion||2.70||$16.82 billion||$5.66||17.15|
Walt Disney Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than TiVo Corporation. Walt Disney Company (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TiVo Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares TiVo Corporation and Walt Disney Company (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Walt Disney Company (The)||16.22%||19.69%||10.05%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
89.0% of TiVo Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of Walt Disney Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of TiVo Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Walt Disney Company (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Walt Disney Company (The) beats TiVo Corporation on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About TiVo Corporation
TiVo Corporation is engaged in offering media and entertainment products. The Company operates through two segments: Intellectual Property Licensing and Product. The Company’s Product segment includes a suite of component technologies that can be integrated into media service provider internally developed platforms or deployed as an integrated TiVo solution. The Company provides a range of intellectual property, cloud-based services and set-top box solutions that enable people to use online video, television, movies and music entertainment, including content discovery through device embedded and cloud-based interactive program guides (IPGs), digital video recorders (DVRs), natural language voice and text search, cloud-based recommendations services and its entertainment metadata (descriptive information, promotional images or other content that describes or relates to television shows, videos, movies, sports, music, books, games or other entertainment content).
About Walt Disney Company (The)
The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company. The Company operates in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The media networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, and radio networks and stations. Under the Parks and Resorts segment, the Company’s Walt Disney Imagineering unit designs and develops new theme park concepts and attractions, as well as resort properties. The studio entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, books, magazines and comic books. The Company distributes merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. Its cable networks consist of ESPN, the Disney Channels and Freeform.
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