Head to Head Survey: China Digital TV (OTCMKTS:STVVY) & Dropbox (OTCMKTS:DBX)

China Digital TV (OTCMKTS:STVVY) and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.


This table compares China Digital TV and Dropbox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Digital TV N/A N/A N/A
Dropbox -3.49% -6.82% -2.26%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares China Digital TV and Dropbox’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Digital TV $6.20 million N/A -$3.06 million N/A N/A
Dropbox $1.39 billion 5.52 -$484.90 million ($1.31) -14.11

China Digital TV has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dropbox.

Risk & Volatility

China Digital TV has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dropbox has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for China Digital TV and Dropbox, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Digital TV 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dropbox 1 0 9 0 2.80

Dropbox has a consensus target price of $28.78, indicating a potential upside of 55.64%. Given Dropbox’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dropbox is more favorable than China Digital TV.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.6% of Dropbox shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.2% of Dropbox shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Dropbox beats China Digital TV on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Digital TV

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides cable television (TV) value added services, which enables cable TV and Internet protocol television network operators to offer various TV content services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers cloud platforms with embedded gaming and other applications that provide cloud computing technology-based digital video delivery solutions to television and telecommunication network operators. Its cloud platforms enable television and telecommunication network operators to use their two-way set-top boxes to run various value-added applications, such as video games, 3D games, educational applications, and business service applications, which are accessible on smart phones, tablet computers, personal computers, Internet TVs, and other devices. The company also provides 1+ Cloud Gaming cloud platform that offers 2D games, 3D games, motion-sensing games, and customized games; and interactive education application on the cloud platform primarily through cloud television programs, including nursery rhymes, early education, English language education, and online drawing for children of age 2 to 10. In addition, it offers cloud virtual reality (VR) services that enables users to access cloud server and use various VR applications, such as games, education, and media players; and technical support and services. Further, the company provides cloud platform system integration services, such as cloud computing software, hardware, and post-contract customer support services; and system development services comprising the development of customized cloud-based software applications. China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About Dropbox

Dropbox, Inc. provides a collaboration platform worldwide. Its platform allows individuals, teams, and organizations to collaborate and sign up for free through its Website or app, as well as upgrade to a paid subscription plan for premium features. The company has approximately 500 million registered users across 180 countries. The company was formerly known as Evenflow, Inc. and changed its name to Dropbox, Inc. in October 2009. Dropbox, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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