Analyzing Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) and The Competition

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPNGet Rating) is one of 63 public 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, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and profitability.

Institutional and 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary 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, indicating 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, analysts clearly 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 -21.37% -66.42% -2.86%

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 -3.99
Dolphin Entertainment Competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 24.96

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.

Risk and Volatility

Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 2.16, suggesting that its share 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 share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dolphin Entertainment peers 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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