Financial Review: Bona Film Group (BONA) & Eros International PLC (EROS)

Bona Film Group (NASDAQ: BONA) and Eros International PLC (NYSE:EROS) are both small-cap companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Bona Film Group and Eros International PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bona Film Group 0.75% 1.33% 0.34%
Eros International PLC 0.20% 0.03% 0.02%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Bona Film Group and Eros International PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bona Film Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eros International PLC 0 0 2 0 3.00

Eros International PLC has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.34%. Given Eros International PLC’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Eros International PLC is more favorable than Bona Film Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.0% of Eros International PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bona Film Group and Eros International PLC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bona Film Group N/A N/A N/A $0.01 1,363.00
Eros International PLC $252.99 million 2.55 $3.80 million $0.01 1,336.34

Eros International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Bona Film Group. Eros International PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bona Film Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Bona Film Group Company Profile

Bona Film Group Limited is a vertically integrated film company. The Company operates in multiple stages of the film industry value chain, including film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency services and movie theater operations. As of December 31, 2014, the Company distributed or invested in 202 films (including 55 films internationally). The Company distributes films through virtually all of the theater circuits in China. The Company has also expanded into non-theatrical distribution channels, including home video products, digital distribution and television. In addition to its film production and distribution operations, the Company owned and operated 25 movie theaters in commercial districts and residential areas in 15 cities in China as of December 31, 2014. The Company’s operational segments include film distribution, film investment and production, talent agency and movie theater.

Eros International PLC Company Profile

Eros International Plc (Eros) is a holding company, which serves the Indian film entertainment industry. The Company’s principal activities include the acquisition, co-production and distribution of Indian films and related content. It distributes its film content through the distribution channels, such as theatrical, including multiplex chains and standalone theaters; television syndication, including satellite television broadcasting, cable television and terrestrial television; digital and ancillary, including music, inflight entertainment, home video, Internet protocol television (IPTV), video on demand (VOD), and Internet channels and Eros Now. As of March 31, 2016, its distribution network extends to over 50 countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Indonesia and Arabic speaking countries. It conducts global operations through its Indian and international subsidiaries, including Eros International Media Limited.

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