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

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 company insiders. Comparatively, 27.0% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Function(x) and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Function(x) $4.51 million -$61.86 million N/A
Function(x) Competitors $9.52 billion $1.09 billion 998.34

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

Volatility and Risk

Function(x) has a beta of -0.65, meaning that its stock price is 165% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Function(x)’s competitors have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Function(x) and its competitors’ 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 1.37% 8.84% 2.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Function(x) and its competitors, as provided 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 113 503 1262 25 2.63

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 6.97%. Given Function(x)’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Function(x) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

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

Function(x) 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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