Reviewing Grupo Televisa SAB (TV) & CBS (CBS)

Grupo Televisa SAB (NYSE: TV) and CBS (NYSE:CBS) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Grupo Televisa SAB and CBS, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Televisa SAB 0 3 3 0 2.50
CBS 0 5 23 0 2.82

Grupo Televisa SAB currently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.65%. CBS has a consensus price target of $72.27, indicating a potential upside of 25.51%. Given Grupo Televisa SAB’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Grupo Televisa SAB is more favorable than CBS.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Grupo Televisa SAB and CBS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Televisa SAB $5.17 billion 2.14 $199.46 million $0.39 49.51
CBS $13.17 billion 1.75 $1.26 billion $3.44 16.74

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.9% of Grupo Televisa SAB shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of CBS shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of CBS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Grupo Televisa SAB pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. CBS pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Grupo Televisa SAB pays out 20.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CBS pays out 20.9% 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. Grupo Televisa SAB has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Grupo Televisa SAB has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBS has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Televisa SAB 4.85% 5.16% 1.73%
CBS 2.14% 58.49% 7.60%

Summary

CBS beats Grupo Televisa SAB on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grupo Televisa SAB 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.

CBS Company Profile

CBS Corporation is a mass media company. The Company operates through four segment: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Media. The Entertainment segment comprises the CBS TV Network; CBS TV Studios; CBS Studios International and CBS TV Distribution; CBS Interactive; CBS Films; and the Company’s digital streaming services, CBS All Access and CBSN. The Cable Networks segment comprises Showtime Networks, which operates its subscription program services, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix. The Publishing segment comprises Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner and Gallery Books. The Local Media segment comprises CBS TV Stations, it owns 30 broadcast TV stations; and CBS Local Digital Media. Its businesses span the media and entertainment industries, including the CBS TV Network, cable networks and content production and distribution.

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