DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is one of 82 public companies in the “MEDIA” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare DISH Network to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

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DISH Network has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DISH Network’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.2% of DISH Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.3% of DISH Network shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.7% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for DISH Network and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DISH Network 2 7 7 0 2.31
DISH Network Competitors 687 2741 4650 137 2.52

DISH Network currently has a consensus target price of $64.17, indicating a potential upside of 64.28%. As a group, “MEDIA” companies have a potential upside of 16.25%. Given DISH Network’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe DISH Network is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DISH Network and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DISH Network $14.39 billion $2.10 billion 9.62
DISH Network Competitors $7.24 billion $890.36 million 50.21

DISH Network has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. DISH Network is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares DISH Network and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DISH Network 14.59% 22.56% 4.35%
DISH Network Competitors 553.43% 18.47% 4.23%


DISH Network beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

DISH Network Company Profile

DISH Network Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. It offers pay-TV services under the DISH brand and the Sling brand (collectively Pay-TV services). The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, a leased fiber optic network, in-home service and call center operations, and certain other assets utilized in its operations. The Sling branded pay-TV services consist of live, linear streaming over-the-top Internet-based domestic, international and Latino video programing services. The Company markets broadband services under the dishNET brand. The Company makes investments in the research and development, wireless testing and wireless network infrastructure.

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