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Critical analysis of Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) and its competitors


Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN – Get Rating) is one of 63 public companies in the “personal services” sector, but how does it stack up against its competitors? We will compare Dolphin Entertainment to related companies based on valuation strength, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 2.11, meaning its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dolphin Entertainment’s competitors have a beta of 1.22, meaning its stock price average is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Dolphin Entertainment and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Fun with dolphins -18.09% -11.61% -4.98%
Dolphin Entertainment competitors -22.99% -71.66% -3.40%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.2% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 54.9% of the shares of all “Human Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by insiders of the company. In comparison, 22.9% of the shares of all “Human Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Dolphin Entertainment and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Fun with dolphins 0 0 1 0 3.00
Dolphin Entertainment competitors 269 1015 1540 81 2.49

Dolphin Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 212.50%. Together, the “Human Services” companies have an upside potential of 24.84%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and market valuation of Dolphin Entertainment and its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Fun with dolphins $35.73 million -$6.46 million -4.13
Dolphin Entertainment competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 21.27

Dolphin Entertainment’s competitors have higher revenues and profits than Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Entertainment trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Dolphin Entertainment competitors beat Dolphin Entertainment on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Dolphin Entertainment Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Advertising and Entertainment Marketing; and content production. The Entertainment Advertising and Marketing segment offers public relations, entertainment content marketing, strategic communications, social media and digital marketing, creative branding, talent advertising and entertainment marketing, as well as than production of promotional video content. The Content Production segment produces and distributes feature films and digital content. Additionally, it provides strategic marketing and advertising services to individuals and businesses in the entertainment, hospitality and music industries. 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.

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