Taomee Holdings (TAOM) and DTS (DTSI) Critical Comparison

Taomee Holdings (NYSE: TAOM) and DTS (NASDAQ:DTSI) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.


This table compares Taomee Holdings and DTS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taomee Holdings 2.06% -0.90% 0.75%
DTS 1.17% 1.04% 0.59%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Taomee Holdings and DTS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Taomee Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
DTS N/A N/A N/A ($0.42) -101.09

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.1% of DTS shares are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of DTS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Taomee Holdings and DTS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taomee Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A
DTS 0 4 0 0 2.00

DTS has a consensus target price of $42.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.09%. Given DTS’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DTS is more favorable than Taomee Holdings.


DTS pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Taomee Holdings does not pay a dividend. DTS pays out -19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


DTS beats Taomee Holdings on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Taomee Holdings Company Profile

Taomee Holdings Limited is a children’s entertainment and media company in China. The Company is engaged in developing branded entertainment experiences across online and mobile platforms. It has developed branded entertainment franchises, including its major franchises of Mole’s World, Seer and Flower Angel. In addition, the Company also operates the franchise of Canimals in China. The Company’s brands and franchises have expanded into various online and offline platforms, including the virtual worlds, video streaming site, mobile games and applications, social networking, films and cartoon animations, merchandising and toys. The Company provides a portfolio of services and products through two business segments: online business and offline business.

DTS Company Profile

DTS, Inc. is an audio technology solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences. The Company’s audio solutions are designed to enable recording, delivery and playback of high-definition audio, and are included by licensee customers around the world into a range of consumer electronics devices, including televisions, personal computers (PCs), smartphones, tablets, digital media players (DMPs), set-top-boxes, soundbars, wireless speakers, video game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players, automotive audio systems, audio/video receivers (AVRs), digital versatile disc (DVD)-based products and home theater systems. In the wireless speakers market, the Company maintains a Play-Fi Certified original design manufacturer (ODM) Program. The Company’s market base includes Blu-ray, Home audio video (AV) and Automotive. The Blu-ray market includes standalone players, gaming devices and disc drives included in PCs.

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