Contrasting Hong Kong Television Network (HKTVY) and Zayo Group (ZAYO)

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Hong Kong Television Network (OTCMKTS:HKTVY) and Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Hong Kong Television Network and Zayo Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hong Kong Television Network N/A N/A N/A
Zayo Group 3.87% 9.51% 1.58%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.7% of Zayo Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Zayo Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hong Kong Television Network and Zayo Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hong Kong Television Network $62.51 million 4.50 -$26.29 million N/A N/A
Zayo Group $2.60 billion 2.37 $101.90 million $0.61 42.75

Zayo Group has higher revenue and earnings than Hong Kong Television Network.

Risk and Volatility

Hong Kong Television Network has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zayo Group has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hong Kong Television Network and Zayo Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hong Kong Television Network 0 0 0 0 N/A
Zayo Group 0 2 14 0 2.88

Zayo Group has a consensus target price of $36.13, suggesting a potential upside of 38.55%. Given Zayo Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Zayo Group is more favorable than Hong Kong Television Network.

Summary

Zayo Group beats Hong Kong Television Network on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hong Kong Television Network Company Profile

Hong Kong Television Network Limited engages in multimedia business in Hong Kong. The company is involved in multimedia production, contents distribution, and other multimedia related activities; and operation of e-shopping mall, providing a ‘one-stop shop' platform, including entertainment, online shopping, and delivery services. It also engages in property investment, trading, and TV programming activities; and provision of mobile television, as well as management and agency services to artistes. The company was formerly known as City Telecom (H.K.) Limited and changed its name to Hong Kong Television Network Limited in January 2013. Hong Kong Television Network Limited was founded in 1992 and is based in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong.

Zayo Group Company Profile

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in six segments: Fiber Solutions, Transport, Enterprise Networks, Zayo Colocation (zColo), Allstream, and Other. The Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Transport segment offers lit bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, wholesale IP services, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, content providers, financial services companies, healthcare, government entities, education institutions, and other medium and large enterprises. The Enterprise Networks segment provides connectivity and telecommunications solutions comprising Internet, wide area networking products, managed products, and cloud based computing and storage offerings to medium and large enterprises. The Zayo Colocation (zColo) segment offers data center infrastructure solutions consisting of colocation space, and power and interconnection services to a range of enterprise, carrier, cloud, and content customers. The Allstream segment provides cloud VoIP and data solutions, such as voice offerings; and unified communications, as well as telecommunications services, including Ethernet, and IP/MPLS VPN solutions. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

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