Function(x) (OTCMKTS: FNCX) and Cinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Function(x) N/A N/A N/A
Cinedigm -30.05% N/A -16.07%

Volatility and Risk

Function(x) has a beta of -0.65, indicating that its share price is 165% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cinedigm has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Function(x) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.5% of Cinedigm shares are held by institutional investors. 60.5% of Function(x) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of Cinedigm shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Function(x) $4.51 million 0.39 -$61.86 million N/A N/A
Cinedigm $90.39 million 0.58 -$15.12 million ($2.12) -0.70

Cinedigm has higher revenue and earnings than Function(x).

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Function(x) and Cinedigm, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Function(x) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cinedigm 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Cinedigm beats Function(x) on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Cinedigm

Cinedigm Corp. is a distributor and aggregator of independent movie, television and other short form content managing a library of distribution rights to thousands of titles and episodes released across digital, physical, and home and mobile entertainment platforms. The Company also provides digital cinema assets servicing on over 12,000 domestic and foreign movie screens. It operates through four segments: first digital cinema deployment (Phase I Deployment), the second digital cinema deployment (Phase II Deployment), digital cinema services and media content and entertainment group. It collaborates with producers, brands and other content owners to market, source, curate and distribute content to targeted audiences. It distributes content through existing and emerging digital home entertainment platforms and packaged distribution of DVD and Blu-ray discs to wholesalers and retailers and mortar storefronts. It also operates a branded and curated over-the-top entertainment channels.

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