Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) and FunctionX (NASDAQ:FNCX) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Cinedigm Corp has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FunctionX has a beta of -0.62, indicating that its share price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cinedigm Corp and FunctionX’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cinedigm Corp $83.16 million 0.24 $34.79 million ($1.78) -0.84
FunctionX $3.13 million 0.14 -$10.43 million N/A N/A

Cinedigm Corp has higher revenue and earnings than FunctionX.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.7% of Cinedigm Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.6% of FunctionX shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Cinedigm Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 66.9% of FunctionX shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cinedigm Corp and FunctionX, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cinedigm Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
FunctionX 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Cinedigm Corp and FunctionX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cinedigm Corp -18.91% N/A -9.94%
FunctionX -228.07% N/A -34.26%

Summary

Cinedigm Corp beats FunctionX on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cinedigm Corp Company Profile

Cinedigm Corp. is a distributor and aggregator of independent movie, television and other short form content managing a library of distribution rights to thousands of titles and episodes released across digital, physical, and home and mobile entertainment platforms. The Company also provides digital cinema assets servicing on over 12,000 domestic and foreign movie screens. It operates through four segments: first digital cinema deployment (Phase I Deployment), the second digital cinema deployment (Phase II Deployment), digital cinema services and media content and entertainment group. It collaborates with producers, brands and other content owners to market, source, curate and distribute content to targeted audiences. It distributes content through existing and emerging digital home entertainment platforms and packaged distribution of DVD and Blu-ray discs to wholesalers and retailers and mortar storefronts. It also operates a branded and curated over-the-top entertainment channels.

FunctionX Company Profile

Function(x) Inc., formerly DraftDay Fantasy Sports, Inc., is a diversified media and entertainment company. The Company conducts three lines of businesses, which are digital publishing through Wetpaint.com, Inc. (Wetpaint) and Rant, Inc. (Rant); fantasy sports gaming through DraftDay Gaming Group, Inc. (DDGG), and digital content distribution through Choose Digital, Inc. (Choose Digital). The Company’s segments include Wetpaint, which is a media channel reporting original news stories and publishing information content covering television shows, music, celebrities, entertainment news and fashion; Choose Digital, which is a business-to-business platform for delivering digital content; DDGG, which is a business-to-business operator of daily fantasy sports, and Other. The Company’s digital publishing business also includes Rant, which is a digital publisher that publishes original content in over 13 verticals, such as in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.

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