Critical Contrast: CVS Group (OTCMKTS:CVSGF) & Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN)

CVS Group (OTCMKTS:CVSGF) and Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CVS Group and Dolphin Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CVS Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dolphin Entertainment $25.00 million 1.07 -$1.19 million N/A N/A

CVS Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Dolphin Entertainment.

Profitability

This table compares CVS Group and Dolphin Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CVS Group N/A N/A N/A
Dolphin Entertainment -9.46% -14.99% -5.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CVS Group and Dolphin Entertainment, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CVS Group 0 1 1 0 2.50
Dolphin Entertainment 0 0 2 0 3.00

Dolphin Entertainment has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential downside of 50.86%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than CVS Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.2% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 18.3% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Dolphin Entertainment beats CVS Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CVS Group

CVS Group plc engages in veterinary, pet crematoria, online pharmacy, and retail businesses. The company operates through four segments: Veterinary Practices, Laboratories, Crematoria, and Animed Direct. It operates animal veterinary practices and complementary veterinary diagnostic businesses. The company also provides pet cremation and clinical waste services for veterinary practices and directly for pet owners. In addition, it operates Animed Direct, an online pharmacy and retail business that sells prescription and non-prescription medicines, premium pet foods, and other animal-related products; and an online dispensary. Further, the company provides burial grounds; and veterinary instrumentation supply and referral services. It owns 480 veterinary practices, 3 laboratories, 7 crematoria, and 1 online pharmacy. CVS Group plc was founded in 1999 and is based in Diss, the United Kingdom.

About Dolphin Entertainment

Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. operates as an independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Entertainment Publicity and Marketing; and Content Production. The Entertainment Publicity and Marketing segment offers public relations, entertainment content marketing, strategic communications, social media marketing, creative branding, talent publicity, and entertainment marketing services, as well as produces marketing video content. The Content Production segment produces and distributes feature films and digital content. 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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