Function(x) (OTCMKTS: FNCX) is one of 25 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Function(x) to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Function(x) and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Function(x) N/A N/A N/A
Function(x) Competitors 2.43% 10.21% 3.41%

Volatility and Risk

Function(x) has a beta of -0.55, suggesting that its stock price is 155% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Function(x)’s rivals have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Function(x) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.2% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 60.5% of Function(x) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 27.0% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Function(x) and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Function(x) $4.51 million -$61.86 million -0.01
Function(x) Competitors $9.52 billion $1.09 billion 986.58

Function(x)’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Function(x). Function(x) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Function(x) and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Function(x) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Function(x) Competitors 112 503 1258 25 2.63

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 5.69%. Given Function(x)’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Function(x) has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Function(x) rivals beat Function(x) on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Function(x)

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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