Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ: HMTV) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Time Warner Cable’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hemisphere Media Group $140.86 million 3.93 $57.50 million $0.46 28.26
Time Warner Cable N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hemisphere Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Time Warner Cable.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

28.1% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.4% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are owned 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 table compares Hemisphere Media Group and Time Warner Cable’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hemisphere Media Group 12.92% 6.72% 3.45%
Time Warner Cable 7.98% 21.59% 4.00%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hemisphere Media Group and Time Warner Cable, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hemisphere Media Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Time Warner Cable 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hemisphere Media Group currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.08%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than Time Warner Cable.


Hemisphere Media Group beats Time Warner Cable on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hemisphere Media Group Company Profile

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. is a Spanish-language media company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company served the United States Hispanic and Latin American markets with five Spanish-language cable television networks distributed in the United States, two Spanish-language cable television networks distributed in Latin America, and a broadcast television network in Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated the Spanish language networks and content production platform, including movie and telenovela channels, two Hispanic entertainment genres, and the cable television networks. The Company’s United States Hispanic groups include Cinelatino, WAPA, WAPA America, Pasiones, Centroamerica TV and Television Dominicana. WAPA is an independent broadcast television network. WAPA is distributed by various cable, satellite and telecommunication service providers in Puerto Rico.

Time Warner Cable Company Profile

Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) is a provider of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States with clustered cable systems located in approximately five geographic areas, including New York State, the Carolinas, the Midwest, Southern California and Texas. The Company operates through three segments: Residential Services, Business Services and Other Operations. The Company’s residential services segment includes security and home management services. Its business services segment includes networking and transport services, including cell tower backhaul services, and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. The Company serves approximately 15.9 million residential and business services customers. The Company also sells video and online advertising inventory to various local, regional and national customers.

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