Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN – Get Rating) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Dolphin Entertainment to similar businesses based on the strength of its ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional dividends and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dolphin Entertainment||$35.73 million||-$6.46 million||-4.20|
|Dolphin Entertainment Competitors||$686.58 million||$58.98 million||26.68|
Dolphin Entertainment’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dolphin Entertainment Competitors||-23.02%||-71.72%||-3.41%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
17.6% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Dolphin Entertainment and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dolphin Entertainment Competitors||269||1017||1541||81||2.49|
Dolphin Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 206.91%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 33.50%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than its peers.
Volatility & Risk
Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 2.16, meaning that their average stock price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dolphin Entertainment’s peers have a beta of 1.24, meaning that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.
About Dolphin Entertainment (Get Rating)
Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Entertainment Publicity and Marketing; and Content Production. The Entertainment Publicity and Marketing segment offers public relations, entertainment content marketing, strategic communications, social media and digital marketing, creative branding, talent publicity, and entertainment marketing services, as well as produces promotional video content. The Content Production segment produces and distributes feature films and digital content. In addition, it offers strategic marketing and publicity services to individuals and corporates in the entertainment, hospitality, and music industries. The company was formerly known as Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. and changed its name to Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. in July 2017. Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.
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