Now that's a hot start to the week.


After Tuesday's Game-Changing News, (GNUS) Is A Top Low Float Nasdaq Breakout Idea To Get On Radar

June 13th

SCF Readers,

Now that's a hot start to the week.

With the temperature heating up outside, Monday's alert decided to heat up on the charts.

Surging $1.00+ from an opening valuation of $3.17 to a high of $4.45, my first idea this week caught the market's attention.

Putting together an intraday run of approx. 40%, we identified a Nasdaq profile on the cusp of a potential breakout.

And guess what, here comes another...

In this fully detailed report, you'll find key insights into a company flying below Wall Street's radar.

For how long? That's always the big question.

Right now, I wanted to highlight a few potential catalysts that could provide this profile with breakout spark.

First off, a huge revenue increase.

Recently announcing their 2022 total revenue increased a mind-blowing amount, this company recently shared their Q1 revenue just exploded over 500% increase compared to the same time period the previous year.

Secondly, this is a low float profile with Yahoo Finance sharing a total float of fewer than 30Mn shares. That means the potential for volatility needs to be on watch daily.

Finally, strategic acquisitions and valuable partnerships are positioning the company for further growth and market penetration that could eventually transform them into a household name.

That's why you need to drop everything this second and pull up:

*Genius Brands International, Inc. (GNUS)*

Genius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution.

The Company’s IP portfolio of family-friendly content features the Stan Lee brand, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel!; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal, coming to Pluto TV; Rainbow Rangers on Kartoon Channel! and Net-flix; Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, on Net-flix and more.

And right now, based on 5 incredible potential catalysts, GNUS requires immediate attention. Check them out:

No. 1 - Revenue Explodes In Q1 With A Mind-Blowing 885% Increase

No. 2 - Analyst Tags GNUS With Strong $10 Target Providing As Much As 250+% Potential Upside

No. 3 - GNUS Plans Switch To NYSE American Exchange (Home To Major Multimedia Powerhouses)

No. 4 - A Low Float Could Set The Stage For Explosive Volatility Potential

No. 5 - Key Partnership Creates "Powerkids Kartoon Channel!" In Fruitful Collaboration

But more on those in a second...

Genius Brands International Showcases Powerhouse IP Portfolio of Family-Friendly Content

Stan Lee, Shaq, and Jennifer Garner: The Stellar Lineup of Genius Brands' IP Offerings

Genius Brands International, Inc. boasts a robust and highly valuable intellectual property (IP) portfolio that encompasses a wide range of family-friendly content. These IP assets play a pivotal role in driving the company's success and strengthening its position in the children's entertainment industry.

One of the standout properties in Genius Brands International, Inc.’s IP portfolio is the renowned Stan Lee brand. As a true visionary and creator of some of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee's legacy lives on through the compelling content produced by Genius Brands.


One notable production is "Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten," a vibrant animated series that brings together the imaginative world of superheroes with the star power of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This series, available on Kartoon Channel!, captivates young viewers with its action-packed adventures and valuable life lessons.

Another exciting addition to Genius Brands' IP lineup is "Shaq's Garage,'' starring the charismatic basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal. This upcoming series on Kartoon Channel! combines Shaq's passion for cars and thrilling adventures, delivering a unique blend of entertainment and education for young audiences. With Shaquille O'Neal's star power and larger-than-life personality, "Shaq's Garage" is set to captivate viewers and establish itself as a beloved brand within Genius Brands International, Inc.’s IP portfolio.

"Rainbow Rangers" is another noteworthy property that highlights the diversity and inclusivity of Genius Brands' content offerings. This animated series, available on both Kartoon Channel! and Net-flix, takes young viewers on exciting adventures with a group of courageous girls who protect the environment and its animal inhabitants. With its vibrant animation, engaging storytelling, and strong positive messaging, "Rainbow Rangers" has garnered a loyal fan base and continues to resonate with audiences worldwide.

Additionally, Genius Brands' IP portfolio includes "Llama Llama," a heartwarming animated series based on the beloved children's books by Anna Dewdney. Starring Jennifer Garner as the voice of Mama Llama, this Net-flix original production brings the charming and relatable world of Llama Llama to life, captivating young viewers with its endearing characters and valuable life lessons.

These compelling properties within Genius Brands International, Inc.’s IP portfolio highlights the company's commitment to delivering high-quality, family-friendly content that entertains, educates, and inspires young audiences. By leveraging the star power of renowned personalities like Stan Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O'Neal, and Jennifer Garner, Genius Brands continues to expand its IP offerings and engage with a diverse audience base. With an ever-growing portfolio of captivating content, Genius Brands International is well-positioned for sustained growth and continued success in the dynamic world of children's entertainment.


The partnership with Shaquille O'Neal not only brings his star power and fan following to Genius Brands, but also leverages his expertise and unique perspective to create compelling programming. With his larger-than-life personality and wide appeal, Shaq adds a valuable dimension to the content portfolio of Genius Brands, further solidifying the company's position in the children's entertainment industry.

With the combined force of valuable partnerships, including TOHO Studios, Powerkids Entertainment, and Shaquille O'Neal, Genius Brands International, Inc. is poised for continued success in the dynamic world of children's entertainment.

Genius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) Boosts Global Reach and Distribution Channels with Consolidation and Strategic Partnerships

Genius Brands International, Inc. has successfully strengthened its distribution channels and expanded its global reach through the consolidation of its consumer platforms under Genius Networks. This strategic move has positioned the company for increased market penetration and audience engagement.

The consolidation includes the ownership of Kartoon Channel!, a highly acclaimed family entertainment destination that has received rave reviews since its launch in 2020. Kartoon Channel! has consistently been recognized as the top customer-reviewed children's streaming app on the Apple App Store, offering a diverse range of animated classics, educational programming, and original shows like Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten, KC! Pop Quiz, and Shaq's Garage. Its availability on multiple platforms, such as iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Roku, and Comcast, ensures widespread accessibility for viewers.

In addition to Kartoon Channel!, Genius Brands' consolidation under Genius Brands International, Inc. also encompasses Ameba, a dedicated children's video streaming service. Ameba focuses on providing active, engaging, and educational programming that sparks curiosity and fosters skill development in children. By featuring a variety of kids TV shows and music videos, Ameba prepares children for school and life while delivering an enriching viewing experience.


Another significant component of Genius Networks is Frederator, a pioneering force in streaming video and an independent producer of animation for various platforms. Frederator operates a global animation network on YouTube, boasting a network of over 2000 exclusive creators and influencers. With iconic shows like The Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time, and Bee and PuppyCat in its portfolio, Frederator has established a strong reputation in the animation industry and garners billions of views every month.

Through its strategic partnerships, Genius Brands International, Inc. has further enhanced its distribution capabilities and expanded its reach across major digital platforms. Collaborations with notable animation creators on platforms like YouTube, Meta, and TikTok have allowed Genius Brands to tap into diverse audiences and cater to various viewing preferences. Additionally, the acquisitions of WOW! Unlimited Media and Ameba TV have expanded the company's distribution channels, including the pioneering Ameba TV Amazon Prime Video Channel and SVOD service.

With this comprehensive distribution network in place, Genius Brands International, Inc. is well-positioned to reach viewers globally through Ad-Free Subscription VOD (SVOD), Ad Supported VOD (AVOD), and Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels. Leveraging the popularity and success of its platforms, Genius Brands' collective digital content offerings generate an impressive average of over 1 billion views per month.

To lead this consolidated network and drive growth, Genius Brands International, Inc. has appointed Todd Steinman as the President of Genius Networks. Steinman brings extensive experience in digital media and entertainment, having worked at The Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers, and WPP. His expertise in operations, content, monetization, and distribution will propel Genius Brands' mission of providing high-quality and engaging family entertainment across various digital platforms.

With a robust global distribution network, a talented leadership team, and a compelling lineup of family-friendly content, Genius Brands is poised for continued success and growth in the children's entertainment industry. As the demand for digital content continues to rise, Genius Brands International, Inc. is well-equipped to capture the attention of its target audience and solidify its position as a leader in the digital age.

Read more from the company website here.


As mentioned above, GNUS has several potential catalysts to focus on right now. Check them out:

No. 1 GNUS Potential Catalyst - Revenue Explodes In Q1 With A Mind-Blowing 885% Increase

Genius Brands Announces 885% Increase in Revenue for Q1 2023

Kartoon Channel!’s “SHAQ’S GARAGE” Set to Premiere June 5 Exclusively on Pluto TV

Company’s Kartoon Channel! and Ameba Services Report Significant SVOD Streaming Growth

Strategic Initiative to Streamline Operations Resulting in a Material Reduction in Annualized Expenses

Reports $114.3Mn in Current Assets, Working Capital of $23.5Mn and Total St-ockholders’ Equity of $91.3Mn

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genius Brands International, Inc. (“Genius Brands”) (NASDAQ: GNUS), a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, today provided a business update for the three months ended March 31, 2023 (“Q1 2023”).

Q1 2023 revenue increased 885% to $14.2Mn, compared to $1.4Mn for the same period last year. The Company also announced it has begun implementing a comprehensive cost cutting plan, aimed at streamlining operations and continuing the path to profitability. Expense reductions include personnel costs, production spend, lease, and vendor expenses. As of March 31, 2023, Genius Brands had current assets of $114.3Mn, working capital of $23.5Mn, and total st-ockholders’ equity of $91.3Mn.


Read the full article here.


No. 2 GNUS Potential Catalyst - Analyst Tags GNUS With Strong $10 Target Providing As Much As 250+% Potential Upside

Last month, Dawson James Securities analyst James McIlree tagged GNUS with a $10.00 target.

From its closing valuation Tuesday, that provides GNUS with a potential upside of 250+%.

Here are some report highlights:

  • Over the past 12 months, Genius has transformed itself into a global developer, producer and distributor of animated children’s content. The acquisitions of WOW Unlimited and Ameba TV and the in-vest-ment in YFE have resulted in scaled-up content creation, access to independently created content from WOW’s YouTube multi-channel network and global distribution capabilities contributed by YFE and Ameba TV. The company’s animation studio produces in-house content and for customers such as Dreamworks and Mattel. Genius also operates the largest marketing and media agency within the Kids 2-11 age group, with annual media spending exceeding $100Mn.
  • The company is unique among entertainment companies of its size with a global distribution reach enabled by its ownership of Kartoon Channel!, a children’s video streaming service acquired with Ameba TV, YFE’s distribution, which includes international linear TV channels on free and pay TV, AVOD and SVOD channels. YFE’s reach is global, with children's channels in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia.
  • Valuation: A comparable group of entertainment companies has traded at 3x to 5x sales over the past few years. Using 4.5x sales and our Q4 2024 run rate revenue estimate of $72Mn results in a $10.00 price target.


No. 3 GNUS Potential Catalyst - GNUS Plans Switch To NYSE American Exchange (Home To Major Multimedia Powerhouses)

Genius Brands Announces Name Change to 'Kartoon Studios'; Set to Transfer Listing to NYSE American Under New Ticker Symbol, ‘TOON’

Rebrand Reflects Company’s Growth and Focus on Production, Distribution and Licensing of Multi-Platform Animated Entertainment Content for Children and Families

‘STAN LEE’ to Ring Opening Bell on June 26th

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genius Brands International, Inc. (Genius Brands, (Nasdaq: GNUS) today announced that the Company will be changing its name to Kartoon Studios. In connection with the name change, the Company plans to transfer its listing from the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) to the NYSE American exchange (“NYSE American”).

Kartoon Studios is expected to commence trading on the NYSE American exchange when markets open on Monday, June 26, 2023. Effective that date, the Company’s common stock will begin trading under a new trading symbol, “TOON,” and a new CUSIP number, 37229T 509. The Company will continue to trade on Nasdaq under its current trading symbol, “GNUS” until the close of market on Friday, June 23, 2023.

The Company also reports that “STAN LEE,” via animation, will ring the opening bell of the NYSE on June 26th, reflecting the emphasis on STAN LEE created IP going forward for Kartoon Studios. Anyone that would like to join in on the celebration, can livestream the bell-ringing at the NYSE American exchange on Kartoon Channel!

The Company, through its interest in STAN LEE UNIVERSE, controls the name, likeness, signature, consumer product licensing, and post-Marvel IP, of Stan Lee, which it has commenced to bring to market beginning with a 20-year license to Marvel and the Walt Disney Company, and a major branding initiative commemorating Stan’s 100th anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2023.

Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO of Genius Brands, commented, “The name change from Genius Brands to Kartoon Studios was conceived to reflect the core DNA of the Company, making high quality and socially responsible animated cartoons for children, distributing them worldwide, and licensing consumer products based on the character images. In conjunction with the renaming of the company, we are transitioning our st-ock listing to the NYSE American exchange, which we believe is more aligned with our strategy to become a leading provider of children’s entertainment. NYSE is home to major multimedia powerhouses like Disney, SONY, Roblox, AMC and others. We are heading into our next phase of growth so the timing is ideal for us as a company and our shareholders to make the move. I encourage in-vest-ors to join “Stan Lee,” along with management and the board, as he rings the NYSE opening bell on June 26 2023 to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The defining focus of our new “Kartoon” and animation rebranding reflects the recent vertical integration of the business following several acquisitions over the past year, including WOW! Unlimited Media in Canada and its subsidiaries Frederator Studios, Frederator Network and Mainframe Entertainment; Ameba TV; Beacon Media; as well as taking a major stake in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment, the largest children’s animation catalogue in Europe. We now have capabilities to do everything in-house, from content creation to production, distribution and global merchandising.


Read the full article here.


No. 4 GNUS Potential Catalyst - A Low Float Could Set The Stage For Explosive Volatility Potential

According to the Yahoo Finance website, GNUS has a relatively low float.

The website reports this profile to have approximately 29.75Mn shares in its float.

Why is that important? It's important on one crucial level. Volatility.

Could more positive company news in 2023 provide a near term spark?


No. 5 GNUS Potential Catalyst - Key Partnership Creates "Powerkids Kartoon Channel!" In Fruitful Collaboration

Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! Worldwide Partners with Powerkids Entertainment in India to Launch a New Co-Branded Entertainment Destination, “Powerkids Kartoon Channel!”

Deal Marks the First Content Collaboration Between the Two Media Powerhouses

Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! Worldwide Partners with Powerkids Entertainment in India to Launch a New Co-Branded Entertainment Destination, “Powerkids Kartoon Channel!”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS) has partnered for the first time with Powerkids Entertainment to launch a new co-branded kid’s channel, Powerkids Kartoon Channel!, available via various distribution platforms across India and South Asia.


We are excited to partner with Genius Brands to bring our expertise in creating and distributing high-quality children's content to South Asia,” said Manoj Mishra, CEO of Powerkids Entertainment. “This collaboration combines the content resources of both companies thereby delivering a stand-out entertainment experience and will enable us to reach a wider audience and inspire a new generation of learners and thinkers.

Our partnership with Powerkids delivers an outstanding kids and family entertainment destination, bringing world-class programming to India, including Genius Brand’s originals. We anticipate the quality of content being delivered will be very compelling to platform partners in driving audience engagement and revenues. This valued partnership continues Kartoon Channel!’s growth across Asia,” stated President of Kartoon Channel! Worldwide Paul Robinson.

Read the full article here.


GNUS Recap - The Top 5 Potential Breakout Catalysts To Know Right Now

No. 1 - Revenue Explodes In Q1 With A Mind-Blowing 885% Increase

No. 2 - Analyst Tags GNUS With Strong $10 Target Providing As Much As 250+% Potential Upside

No. 3 - GNUS Plans Switch To NYSE American Exchange (Home To Major Multimedia Powerhouses)

No. 4 - A Low Float Could Set The Stage For Explosive Volatility Potential

No. 5 - Key Partnership Creates "Powerkids Kartoon Channel!" In Fruitful Collaboration


Coverage is officially initiated on GNUS. When time permits, do this:


Get GNUS on your radar now.


Axel Adams

Editor, SCF

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