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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Entertainment One and Genius Brands International, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Genius Brands International has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 188.46%. Given Genius Brands International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Genius Brands International is more favorable than Entertainment One.

Risk and Volatility

Entertainment One has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genius Brands International has a beta of -0.68, indicating that its stock price is 168% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entertainment One N/A N/A N/A
Genius Brands International -113.05% -41.93% -23.30%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.1% of Genius Brands International shares are held by institutional investors. 60.0% of Genius Brands International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Entertainment One $1.42 billion 1.68 N/A N/A N/A
Genius Brands International $5.33 million 3.56 -$4.90 million N/A N/A

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


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

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.

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.

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