Head-to-Head Contrast: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) vs. Peers

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN – Get Rating) is one of 63 publicly traded companies in the “personal services” industry, but how does it stand out from its peers? We will compare Dolphin Entertainment to related companies based on institutional ownership strength, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and benefits

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

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Fun with dolphins $35.73 million -$6.46 million -4.35
Dolphin Entertainment competitors $686.58 million $58.98 million 22.55

Dolphin Entertainment peers have higher revenue and profit than Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Entertainment trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 2.11, indicating that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Dolphin Entertainment’s peers have a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price average is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Dolphin Entertainment and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Fun with dolphins 0 0 1 0 3.00
Dolphin Entertainment competitors 268 1013 1538 81 2.49

Dolphin Entertainment currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 196.30%. Together, the “Human Services” companies have an upside potential of 26.32%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and possible higher upside, equity research analysts clearly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider 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, 23.2% of the shares of all “Human Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Fun with dolphins -18.09% -11.61% -4.98%
Dolphin Entertainment competitors -23.05% -71.84% -3.40%


Dolphin Entertainment’s peers 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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