DISH Network (DISH) vs. Its Peers Critical Comparison

DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare DISH Network to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DISH Network 1 8 8 0 2.41
DISH Network Competitors 290 1471 2269 74 2.52

DISH Network presently has a consensus target price of $63.53, suggesting a potential upside of 64.97%. As a group, “Cable & other pay television services” companies have a potential upside of 22.94%. Given DISH Network’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe DISH Network is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

DISH Network has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DISH Network’s peers have a beta of 1.23, meaning that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares DISH Network and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DISH Network $14.39 billion $2.10 billion 15.16
DISH Network Competitors $12.88 billion $1.94 billion 53.67

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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.2% of DISH Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by institutional investors. 49.3% of DISH Network shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by company 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.

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 1,299.83% 26.80% 3.67%

Summary

DISH Network peers beat DISH Network on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About DISH Network

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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