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The Media industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Laggards within the Media industry included

ChinaNet Online Holdings

(

CNET

), down 11.6%,

Promotora de Informaciones SA/FI

(

PRIS

), down 3.1%,

Digital Cinema Destinations

(

DCIN

), down 2.3%,

AirMedia Group

(

TheStreet Recommends

AMCN

), down 2.3% and

VisionChina Media

(

VISN

), down 3.5%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

AirMedia Group

(

AMCN

) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry lower today. AirMedia Group was down $0.05 (2.3%) to $2.10 on light volume. Throughout the day, 92,200 shares of AirMedia Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 203,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.10-$2.17 after having opened the day at $2.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.15.

AirMedia Group Inc. operates out-of-home advertising platforms primarily in the People's Republic of China. AirMedia Group has a market cap of $124.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates AirMedia Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

AirMedia Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on AMCN go as follows:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Media industry average. The net income increased by 2.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$3.60 million to -$3.51 million.
  • AMCN's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.01 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, AMCN has a quick ratio of 1.82, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, AIRMEDIA GROUP INC -ADS's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for AIRMEDIA GROUP INC -ADS is currently extremely low, coming in at 14.59%. Regardless of AMCN's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, AMCN's net profit margin of -5.56% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

AirMedia Group Ratings Report

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At the close,

Digital Cinema Destinations

(

DCIN

) was down $0.13 (2.3%) to $5.53 on light volume. Throughout the day, 28,770 shares of Digital Cinema Destinations exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 51,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.51-$5.60 after having opened the day at $5.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.66.

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. Digital Cinema Destinations has a market cap of $39.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Digital Cinema Destinations a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Digital Cinema Destinations

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DCIN go as follows:

  • DCIN's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 12.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 14.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income increased by 49.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$1.53 million to -$0.78 million.
  • DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS reported poor results of -$0.73 versus -$0.34 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.40 versus -$0.73).
  • The gross profit margin for DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS is currently extremely low, coming in at 14.00%. Regardless of DCIN's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, DCIN's net profit margin of -7.71% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to -$0.50 million or 2.89% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS has marginally lower results.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Digital Cinema Destinations Ratings Report

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ChinaNet Online Holdings

(

CNET

) was another company that pushed the Media industry lower today. ChinaNet Online Holdings was down $0.08 (11.6%) to $0.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 45,138 shares of ChinaNet Online Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.65-$0.72 after having opened the day at $0.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.74.

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides business-to-businesses Internet services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sales networks in the People's Republic of China. ChinaNet Online Holdings has a market cap of $16.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

ChinaNet Online Holdings

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CNET go as follows:

  • CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS swung to a loss, reporting -$0.01 versus $0.13 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 2326.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.03 million to -$0.67 million.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 26.26%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -12.88% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$1.35 million or 213.45% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

ChinaNet Online Holdings Ratings Report

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