TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) and Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TiVo Corporation and Grupo Televisa’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TiVo Corporation $649.09 million 3.17 $32.66 million ($0.39) -43.21
Grupo Televisa $5.17 billion 2.19 $199.46 million $0.39 50.51

Grupo Televisa has higher revenue and earnings than TiVo Corporation. TiVo Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grupo Televisa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

TiVo Corporation has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grupo Televisa has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

TiVo Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Grupo Televisa pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. TiVo Corporation pays out -184.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Grupo Televisa pays out 20.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. TiVo Corporation is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.7% of TiVo Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of Grupo Televisa shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of TiVo Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for TiVo Corporation and Grupo Televisa, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TiVo Corporation 0 0 5 0 3.00
Grupo Televisa 0 4 1 0 2.20

TiVo Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $27.60, indicating a potential upside of 63.80%. Grupo Televisa has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.06%. Given TiVo Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe TiVo Corporation is more favorable than Grupo Televisa.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TiVo Corporation -5.39% 4.72% 2.73%
Grupo Televisa 4.85% 5.16% 1.73%

Summary

TiVo Corporation beats Grupo Televisa on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

TiVo Corporation Company Profile

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).

Grupo Televisa Company Profile

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. is a media company in the international entertainment business. The Company operates in four business segments: Content, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. It operates four broadcast channels in Mexico City and has affiliated stations throughout the country. It produces pay-television channels with national and international feeds, throughout Latin America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. It exports its programs and formats to television networks around the world. It is also a Spanish-language magazine publisher. Its pay-television channels include three music, six movie, seven variety and entertainment channels and two sports channels. Its programs include telenovelas, newscasts, situation comedies, game shows, reality shows, children’s programs, comedy and variety programs, musical and cultural events, movies and educational programming. Its programming also includes broadcasts of special events and sports events in Mexico.

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