Contrasting Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) & Its Competitors

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dolphin Entertainment and its peers, as reported 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 currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 183.02%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 25.50%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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 -18.09% -11.61% -4.98%
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors -23.05% -71.84% -3.40%

Risk and Volatility

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.

Insider & Institutional 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, 23.2% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dolphin Entertainment $35.73 million -$6.46 million -4.56
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 22.21

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.

Summary

Dolphin Entertainment peers beat Dolphin Entertainment on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Dolphin Entertainment Company Profile (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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