Function(x) (OTCMKTS: FNCX) and DTS (NASDAQ:DTSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Function(x) and DTS’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
DTS 1.17% 1.04% 0.59%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Function(x) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.1% of DTS shares are held by institutional investors. 60.5% of Function(x) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of DTS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Function(x) and DTS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 ($7.95) -0.01
DTS N/A N/A N/A ($0.42) N/A

DTS has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Function(x). Function(x) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DTS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

DTS pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share. Function(x) does not pay a dividend. DTS pays out -19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Function(x) and DTS, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Summary

DTS beats Function(x) on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Function(x) 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.

DTS Company Profile

DTS, Inc. is an audio technology solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences. The Company’s audio solutions are designed to enable recording, delivery and playback of high-definition audio, and are included by licensee customers around the world into a range of consumer electronics devices, including televisions, personal computers (PCs), smartphones, tablets, digital media players (DMPs), set-top-boxes, soundbars, wireless speakers, video game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players, automotive audio systems, audio/video receivers (AVRs), digital versatile disc (DVD)-based products and home theater systems. In the wireless speakers market, the Company maintains a Play-Fi Certified original design manufacturer (ODM) Program. The Company’s market base includes Blu-ray, Home audio video (AV) and Automotive. The Blu-ray market includes standalone players, gaming devices and disc drives included in PCs.

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