Comparing FunctionX (FNCX) & 21Vianet Group (VNET)

FunctionX (OTCMKTS: FNCX) and 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.3% of 21Vianet Group shares are held by institutional investors. 60.5% of FunctionX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of 21Vianet Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares FunctionX and 21Vianet Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FunctionX N/A N/A N/A
21Vianet Group -18.29% 0.85% 0.40%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for FunctionX and 21Vianet Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FunctionX 0 0 0 0 N/A
21Vianet Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

21Vianet Group has a consensus target price of $9.50, suggesting a potential downside of 2.06%. Given 21Vianet Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe 21Vianet Group is more favorable than FunctionX.

Volatility and Risk

FunctionX has a beta of -0.23, indicating that its share price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 21Vianet Group has a beta of 1.89, indicating that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FunctionX and 21Vianet Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FunctionX $4.51 million 2.60 -$61.86 million N/A N/A
21Vianet Group $521.45 million 2.08 -$118.76 million ($0.24) -40.42

FunctionX has higher earnings, but lower revenue than 21Vianet Group.


21Vianet Group beats FunctionX on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

FunctionX Company Profile

Function(x) Inc. operates, an online destination for entertainment news for millennial women covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture. The company also offers daily fantasy sports experience both directly to consumers and to businesses desiring turnkey solutions. In addition, it operates Rant, a digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, primarily sports, entertainment, pets, cars, and food; and Choose Digital, a digital marketplace platform that allows companies to incorporate digital content into existing rewards and loyalty programs in support of marketing and sales initiatives. The company was formerly known as DraftDay Fantasy Sports, Inc. and changed its name to Function(x) Inc. in June 2016. Function(x) Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

21Vianet Group Company Profile

21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small-to mid-sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network; and other hosting related value-added services. Its hosting and related services include managed hosting services that offer data center space to house its customers' servers and networking equipment, and provide tailored server administration services; and interconnectivity services that enable customers to connect their servers with Internet backbones and other networks through its border gateway protocol network or single-line, dual-line, or multiple-line network. Its hosting and related services also comprise content delivery network services that optimize the speed and security of data transmission; cloud services that enable businesses to run their applications over the Internet using its IT infrastructure; virtual private network services; and other value-added services, such as firewall, server load balancing, data backup and recovery, data center management, server management, and backup server services. In addition, the company provides traffic charts and analysis, gateway monitoring for servers, domain name system setup, defense mechanism against distributed denial of service attacks, basic setting of switches and routers, and virus protections; and managed network services consisting of hosting area network, and route optimization services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 19 self-built and 38 partnered data centers located in approximately 20 cities with 29,080 cabinets. It has a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation. 21Vianet Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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