Analyzing Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) and Its Competitors

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPNGet Rating) is one of 63 public companies in the “Personal services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Dolphin Entertainment to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dolphin Entertainment $35.73 million -$6.46 million -4.31
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 22.02

Dolphin Entertainment’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Dolphin Entertainment and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dolphin Entertainment 0 0 1 0 3.00
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors 268 1013 1537 81 2.49

Dolphin Entertainment presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 199.25%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 26.49%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

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

Institutional & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 23.0% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dolphin Entertainment -18.09% -11.61% -4.98%
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors -23.05% -71.84% -3.40%

Summary

Dolphin Entertainment rivals beat Dolphin Entertainment 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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