Head to Head Contrast: DISH Network (DISH) and Its Rivals

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Profitability

This table compares DISH Network and its peers’ 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%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.2% of DISH Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.3% of DISH Network shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for DISH Network and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DISH Network 1 8 7 0 2.38
DISH Network Competitors 690 2745 4654 138 2.52

DISH Network presently has a consensus price target of $64.17, indicating a potential upside of 72.77%. As a group, “MEDIA” companies have a potential upside of 18.15%. Given DISH Network’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe DISH Network is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DISH Network and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DISH Network $14.39 billion $2.10 billion 9.15
DISH Network Competitors $7.24 billion $890.36 million 48.49

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

Summary

DISH Network beats its peers 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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