TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TiVo Corporation and Comcast’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TiVo Corporation $736.47 million 2.99 $228.08 million $0.23 79.78
Comcast N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

TiVo Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Comcast.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TiVo Corporation and Comcast, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TiVo Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83
Comcast 0 0 0 0 N/A

TiVo Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $27.60, indicating a potential upside of 50.41%. Given TiVo Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TiVo Corporation is more favorable than Comcast.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.0% of TiVo Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of TiVo Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

TiVo Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Comcast does not pay a dividend. TiVo Corporation pays out 313.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares TiVo Corporation and Comcast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TiVo Corporation 2.13% 10.51% 5.70%
Comcast 12.94% 18.88% 5.85%

Summary

TiVo Corporation beats Comcast on 6 of the 10 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 Comcast

Comcast Corporation is a media and technology company. The Company has two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Its Comcast Cable business operates in the Cable Communications segment. Its NBCUniversal business operates in four business segments: Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment and Theme Parks. Its Cable Communications segment consists of the operations of Comcast Cable, which provides video, high-speed Internet and voice services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. Its Cable Networks segment consists of a portfolio of national cable networks. Its Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks. Its Filmed Entertainment segment primarily produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment across the world, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. Its Theme Parks segment consists primarily of its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California.

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