Function(x) (OTCMKTS: FNCX) is one of 23 public companies in the “Entertainment Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Function(x) to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Function(x) and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 232.66

Function(x)’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Function(x). Function(x) 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Function(x) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.6% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 60.5% of Function(x) shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 26.7% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Function(x) has a beta of -0.55, meaning that its share price is 155% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Function(x)’s peers have a beta of 0.89, meaning that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Function(x) and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Function(x) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Function(x) Competitors 104 444 956 24 2.59

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 9.04%. Given Function(x)’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Function(x) has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Function(x) and its peers’ 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 1.44% 9.92% 3.31%

Summary

Function(x) peers 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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