Head to Head Survey: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) & Its Peers

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPNGet Rating) is one of 64 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Dolphin Entertainment to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 2.11, meaning that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dolphin Entertainment’s peers have a beta of 1.22, meaning that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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 -14.76% -3.78% -1.59%
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors -22.83% -71.32% -3.17%

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 -$1.94 million -4.46
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors $686.58 million $59.18 million 24.45

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Dolphin Entertainment and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dolphin Entertainment 0 0 1 0 3.00
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors 268 1009 1534 81 2.49

Dolphin Entertainment presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 189.16%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 22.69%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.2% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.


Dolphin Entertainment beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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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