Contrasting FunctionX (FNCX) and Viacom (VIAB)

FunctionX (NASDAQ: FNCX) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FunctionX and Viacom’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FunctionX $3.13 million 0.19 -$10.43 million N/A N/A
Viacom $13.17 billion 0.87 $2.92 billion $3.64 7.85

Viacom has higher revenue and earnings than FunctionX.

Volatility & Risk

FunctionX has a beta of -0.62, suggesting that its stock price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viacom has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.6% of FunctionX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Viacom shares are held by institutional investors. 66.9% of FunctionX shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Viacom shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares FunctionX and Viacom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FunctionX -228.07% N/A -34.26%
Viacom 20.45% 53.78% 11.88%

Dividends

Viacom pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. FunctionX does not pay a dividend. Viacom pays out 22.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for FunctionX and Viacom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FunctionX 0 0 0 0 N/A
Viacom 5 13 10 0 2.18

Viacom has a consensus price target of $42.08, indicating a potential upside of 47.20%. Given Viacom’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Viacom is more favorable than FunctionX.

Summary

Viacom beats FunctionX on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Viacom Company Profile

Viacom Inc. offers global media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content. As of September 30, 2016, the Company offered its services for audiences in more than 180 countries. The Company operates through two segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment creates, acquires and distributes programming and other content for audiences The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for advertisers, content distributors and retailers. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Animation, Insurge Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films and Paramount Television brands.

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