Comparing DHX Media (DHXM) and Function(x) (FNCX)

DHX Media (NASDAQ: DHXM) and Function(x) (OTCMKTS:FNCX) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Function(x) shares are owned by institutional investors. 60.5% of Function(x) shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares DHX Media and Function(x)’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DHX Media N/A N/A N/A $0.02 150.00
Function(x) $4.51 million 0.56 -$61.86 million N/A N/A

DHX Media has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Function(x).

Dividends

DHX Media pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Function(x) does not pay a dividend. DHX Media pays out 300.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for DHX Media and Function(x), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHX Media 0 3 2 0 2.40
Function(x) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares DHX Media and Function(x)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHX Media 4.46% 5.05% 1.91%
Function(x) N/A N/A N/A

Summary

DHX Media beats Function(x) on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DHX Media

DHX Media Ltd is a Canada-based creator, producer, distributor, licensor and broadcaster of kids and family television and film productions. The Company develops, produces and distributes films and television programs for the domestic and international market, broadcasts films and television programs for the domestic markets, as well, the Company manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It operates through three segments being: Content Business, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG) and 8504601 Canada Inc. (DHX Television). The Content Business segment includes production, distribution and merchandising operations. The CPLG segment manages copyrights, licensing and brands for third parties. It has five business lines: production (including production service); library and distribution (including digital distribution) of its third party acquired titles; television broadcasting; merchandising and licensing, and new media and interactive.

About Function(x)

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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