Function(x) (FNCX) vs. The Competition Critical Survey

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Function(x) $4.51 million -$61.86 million -0.01
Function(x) Competitors $9.52 billion $1.09 billion 1,101.52

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.

Risk & Volatility

Function(x) has a beta of -0.58, indicating that its share price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Function(x)’s peers have a beta of 0.88, indicating that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations 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 112 501 1260 25 2.63

As a group, “Entertainment Production” companies have a potential upside of 5.34%. Given Function(x)’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly 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 2.42% 10.51% 3.50%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Function(x) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 60.5% of Function(x) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.0% of shares of all “Entertainment Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Function(x) peers 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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