Head to Head Survey: Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) vs. FunctionX (FNCX)

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) and FunctionX (NASDAQ:FNCX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.


Twenty-First Century Fox pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. FunctionX does not pay a dividend. Twenty-First Century Fox pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Twenty-First Century Fox has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FunctionX has a beta of -0.62, indicating that its share price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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 10.36% 22.47% 7.20%
FunctionX -228.07% N/A -34.26%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Twenty-First Century Fox $28.50 billion 1.74 $7.11 billion $1.59 16.85
FunctionX $3.13 million 0.19 -$10.43 million N/A N/A

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings 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 0 1 1 0 2.50
FunctionX 0 0 0 0 N/A

Twenty-First Century Fox currently has a consensus target price of $34.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.91%. Given Twenty-First Century Fox’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Twenty-First Century Fox is more favorable than FunctionX.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.1% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.6% of FunctionX shares are held by institutional investors. 39.4% of Twenty-First Century Fox shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 66.9% of FunctionX 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.


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

About Twenty-First Century Fox

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.

About FunctionX

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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