Critical Review: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) & Its Rivals

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPNGet 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 dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

17.6% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Dolphin Entertainment and its peers, 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 269 1017 1541 82 2.49

Dolphin Entertainment currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 223.45%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential upside of 33.53%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dolphin Entertainment $35.73 million -$6.46 million -3.99
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 25.00

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.

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 -21.37% -66.42% -2.86%

Volatility & Risk

Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 2.16, suggesting that its stock price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dolphin Entertainment’s peers have a beta of 1.24, suggesting that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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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