Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN – Get Rating) and XWELL (NASDAQ:XWEL – Get Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
Volatility & Risk
Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 2.47, indicating that its stock price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XWELL has a beta of 2.03, indicating that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and XWELL’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Dolphin Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 387.80%. XWELL has a consensus target price of $1.50, suggesting a potential upside of 249.98%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than XWELL.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and XWELL’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dolphin Entertainment||$39.87 million||0.50||-$6.46 million||($0.58)||-3.53|
|XWELL||$73.73 million||0.55||$3.35 million||($0.17)||-2.52|
XWELL has higher revenue and earnings than Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than XWELL, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
12.1% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of XWELL shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of XWELL shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Dolphin Entertainment beats XWELL on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. engages in the provision of entertainment marketing and content development. It operates through the following segments: Entertainment Publicity and Marketing, and Content Production. The Entertainment Publicity and Marketing segment consists of 42West, The Door, Viewpoint, and Shore Fire Media. The Content Production segment consists of Dolphin Entertainment and Dolphin Films. The company was founded on March 7, 1995 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL.
XWELL, Inc. provides global travel health and wellness services. It operates through the following segments: XpresSpa, XpresTest, Treat, and Corporate and Other. The XpresSpa segment offers travelers premium spa services, including massage, nail and skin care, as well as spa and travel products. The XpresTest segment deals with diagnostic COVID-19 tests at XpresCheck Wellness Centers in airports, to airport employees and to the traveling public. The Treat segment consists of access to integrated care which can seamlessly fit into a post-pandemic world and is designed to deliver on-demand access to integrated healthcare through technology and personalized services, positioned for a traveler to access health care, records and real-time information all in one place. The company was founded by Jonathan Medved and David Goldfarb on January 9, 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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