Analyzing Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN) and H & R Block (HRB)

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and H & R Block’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dolphin Entertainment 10.04% 69.79% 5.71%
H & R Block 19.40% -269.22% 26.25%

Dividends

H & R Block pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Dolphin Entertainment does not pay a dividend. H & R Block pays out 33.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. H & R Block has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Dolphin Entertainment has a beta of 10.86, indicating that its stock price is 986% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, H & R Block has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dolphin Entertainment and H & R Block’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dolphin Entertainment $22.41 million 1.79 $6.91 million ($0.20) -18.20
H & R Block $3.16 billion 1.51 $613.14 million $2.98 7.63

H & R Block has higher revenue and earnings than Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than H & R Block, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dolphin Entertainment and H & R Block, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dolphin Entertainment 0 0 1 0 3.00
H & R Block 1 5 2 0 2.13

Dolphin Entertainment presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 64.84%. H & R Block has a consensus price target of $25.81, suggesting a potential upside of 13.56%. Given Dolphin Entertainment’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dolphin Entertainment is more favorable than H & R Block.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.0% of H & R Block shares are held by institutional investors. 31.0% of Dolphin Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of H & R Block shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

H & R Block beats Dolphin Entertainment on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dolphin Entertainment Company Profile

Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. produces and distributes online digital content in the United States. The company operates as a content producer of motion pictures, as well as produces Web series and feature films. In addition, it operates an entertainment public relations agency, which offers talent, marketing, and strategic communications services, as well as brand and digital marketing services. 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.

H & R Block Company Profile

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions, and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees. It also develops and markets DIY income tax preparation software; and provides DIY tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, review of tax returns by a tax professional, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing. In addition, the company develops and offers applications for mobile devices, which offer tax return preparation solutions and related services and products to clients. Further, it provides refund transfers, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit, H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard, Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, refund advance loans, and an Instant Cash Back refund option. H&R Block, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

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