Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) and Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WW) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and Weight Watchers International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dolphin Entertainment||$22.55 million||0.84||-$2.91 million||N/A||N/A|
|Weight Watchers International||$1.51 billion||0.95||$223.75 million||$3.19||6.75|
This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and Weight Watchers International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Weight Watchers International||11.84%||-20.48%||12.29%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Dolphin Entertainment and Weight Watchers International, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Weight Watchers International||2||1||0||0||1.33|
Dolphin Entertainment currently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 129.01%. Weight Watchers International has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential downside of 11.71%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than Weight Watchers International.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
6.3% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.8% of Weight Watchers International shares are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of Weight Watchers 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.
Risk & Volatility
Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 8.09, meaning that its share price is 709% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weight Watchers International has a beta of 2.37, meaning that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Weight Watchers International beats Dolphin Entertainment on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. produces and distributes online digital content in the United States. The company operates as a content producer of motion pictures, as well as produces Web series and feature films. In addition, it operates an entertainment public relations agency, which offers talent, marketing, and strategic communications services, as well as brand and digital marketing services. The company was formerly known as Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. and changed its name to Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. in July 2017. Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.
About Weight Watchers International
Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: North America, Continental Europe, United Kingdom, and Other. It provides a range of products and services comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches. The company offers various digital subscription products to wellness and weight management business, which provide interactive and personalized resources that allow users to follow its weight management program via its Web-based and mobile app products, including personal coaching products; and allows members to support each other by sharing their experiences with other people on weight management and wellness journeys. Further, it provides various products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, kitchen tools, and other products. Additionally, the company licenses its trademarks and other intellectual property in food, beverages, and other consumer products and services. It offers products through its e-commerce platform, magazine subscriptions, publishing, and third-party advertising in publications; and through Websites and sales from the By Mail product. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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