Genius Brands International (GNUS) & Entertainment One (ENTMF) Critical Analysis

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) and Entertainment One (OTCMKTS:ENTMF) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Genius Brands International and Entertainment One, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genius Brands International 0 0 1 0 3.00
Entertainment One 0 1 0 0 2.00

Genius Brands International currently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 152.10%. Given Genius Brands International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Genius Brands International is more favorable than Entertainment One.

Risk & Volatility

Genius Brands International has a beta of -0.6, indicating that its share price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entertainment One has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Genius Brands International and Entertainment One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genius Brands International -119.73% -42.24% -24.45%
Entertainment One N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

15.6% of Genius Brands International shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.1% of Genius Brands International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Genius Brands International and Entertainment One’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genius Brands International $5.33 million 4.08 -$4.90 million N/A N/A
Entertainment One $1.42 billion 1.64 N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment One has higher revenue and earnings than Genius Brands International.

Summary

Genius Brands International beats Entertainment One on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Genius Brands International Company Profile

Genius Brands International, Inc., a content and brand management company, creates and licenses animated multimedia content for toddlers to tweens worldwide. The company offers Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, a STEM-based comedy adventure series; Baby Genius, a catalogue of songs, music videos, and toys, which feature classic nursery rhymes, learning songs, classical music, holiday favorites, and others for toddlers; and Warren Buffet's Secret Millionaire's Club, an animated series for kids. It also develops and produces animated series, such as Llama Llama, SpacePop, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, and Rainbow Rangers. In addition, the company acts as a licensing agent for Llama Llama. It serves various customers and partners, including broadcasters, consumer products licensees, and retailers. Genius Brands International, Inc. sells its products directly at retail stores or through online retailers. The company was formerly known as Pacific Entertainment Corporation and changed its name to Genius Brands International, Inc. in October 2011. Genius Brands International, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.

Entertainment One Company Profile

Entertainment One Ltd. engages in the acquisition, development, production, financing, distribution, and sale of family, television (TV), music, and film content rights across various media worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Family & Brands, Television, and Film. It distributes and sells films on screens in theatres and digitally, on DVDs and Blu-rays, and on TV; develops, produces, and distributes TV content across genres, platforms, and territories; and records, distributes, and licenses albums and songs. The company is also involved in the merchandise sales activities, as well as in the distribution of music and video. Its content rights library includes approximately 80,000 hours of film and television content; and 40,000 music tracks. Entertainment One Ltd. was founded in 1973 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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