Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) and FunctionX (OTCMKTS:FNCX) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Twenty-First Century Fox pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. FunctionX does not pay a dividend. Twenty-First Century Fox pays out 22.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and FunctionX’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Twenty-First Century Fox $28.50 billion 2.25 $2.95 billion $1.62 21.33
FunctionX $4.51 million 0.39 -$61.86 million N/A N/A

Twenty-First Century Fox has higher revenue and earnings than FunctionX.

Profitability

This table compares Twenty-First Century Fox and FunctionX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Twenty-First Century Fox 10.30% 21.41% 7.01%
FunctionX N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.4% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 60.5% of FunctionX shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Twenty-First Century Fox has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FunctionX has a beta of -0.65, meaning that its stock price is 165% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Twenty-First Century Fox and FunctionX, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Twenty-First Century Fox 1 6 14 0 2.62
FunctionX 0 0 0 0 N/A

Twenty-First Century Fox currently has a consensus target price of $35.39, indicating a potential upside of 2.43%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Twenty-First Century Fox is more favorable than FunctionX.

Summary

Twenty-First Century Fox beats FunctionX on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Twenty-First Century Fox Company Profile

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. is a media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments include Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, factual entertainment and movie programming for distribution. The Television segment is engaged in the operation of broadcast television stations and the broadcasting of network programming in the United States. The Filmed Entertainment segment is engaged in the production and acquisition of live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in all formats in all entertainment media, and the production and licensing of television programming around the world. The Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment consists primarily of corporate overhead and eliminations, and other businesses.

FunctionX Company Profile

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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