Head-To-Head Survey: TIX (TIXC) vs. Cinemark (CNK)

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TIX (OTCMKTS:TIXC) and Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.2% of Cinemark shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.5% of TIX shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of Cinemark shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

TIX has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cinemark has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TIX and Cinemark, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TIX 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cinemark 0 2 7 0 2.78

Cinemark has a consensus price target of $44.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.76%. Given Cinemark’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cinemark is more favorable than TIX.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TIX and Cinemark’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TIX $17.40 million 0.29 -$4.68 million N/A N/A
Cinemark $2.99 billion 1.59 $264.18 million $2.26 18.07

Cinemark has higher revenue and earnings than TIX.

Dividends

Cinemark pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. TIX does not pay a dividend. Cinemark pays out 56.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cinemark has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares TIX and Cinemark’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TIX -42.25% -6.25% -5.64%
Cinemark 9.12% 19.92% 6.53%

Summary

Cinemark beats TIX on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

TIX Company Profile

Tix Corporation, through its subsidiary, Tix4Tonight, LLC, operates as an entertainment company in the United States. The company provides discount ticketing and discount dinner reservations services. It offers discount tickets under short-term, exclusive, and nonexclusive agreements in Las Vegas at a discount of up to 50 percent for same-day shows, concerts, attractions, and sporting events. The company also provides reservations for discounted dinners at various restaurants surrounding the Las Vegas strip and downtown. As of February 21, 2017, it operated 10 discount ticket stores in Las Vegas under its Tix4Tonight marquee. The company was formerly known as Cinema Ride, Inc. and changed its name to Tix Corporation in March 2005. Tix Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Studio City, California.

Cinemark Company Profile

Cinemark Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the motion picture exhibition business. It operates theatres in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Bolivia, Curacao, and Paraguay. As of June 30, 2018, the company operated 539 theatres and 5,998 screens. Cinemark Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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