Accel Entertainment (ACEL) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Contrast

Accel Entertainment (NYSE:ACELGet Rating) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Amusement & recreation services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Accel Entertainment to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.3% of Accel Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.0% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.8% of Accel Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.4% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are held by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Accel Entertainment and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Accel Entertainment 0 1 3 0 2.75
Accel Entertainment Competitors 73 271 380 10 2.45

Accel Entertainment presently has a consensus price target of $16.38, suggesting a potential upside of 63.91%. As a group, “Amusement & recreation services” companies have a potential upside of 74.39%. Given Accel Entertainment’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Accel Entertainment has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Accel Entertainment has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Accel Entertainment’s peers have a beta of -0.49, indicating that their average stock price is 149% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Accel Entertainment and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Accel Entertainment 5.84% 48.62% 12.77%
Accel Entertainment Competitors -2,733.84% -2.38% -207.36%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Accel Entertainment and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Accel Entertainment $734.71 million $31.56 million 20.81
Accel Entertainment Competitors $914.79 million -$75.39 million 63.70

Accel Entertainment’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Accel Entertainment. Accel Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Accel Entertainment beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Accel Entertainment (Get Rating)

Accel Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a distributed gaming operator in the United States. It is involved in the installation, maintenance, and operation of gaming terminals; redemption devices that disburse winnings and contain automated teller machine (ATM) functionality; and other amusement devices in authorized non-casino locations, such as restaurants, bars, taverns, convenience stores, liquor stores, truck stops, and grocery stores. The company also provides licensed establishment partners gaming solutions that appeal to players who patronize those businesses. In addition, it operates stand-alone ATMs in gaming and non-gaming locations, as well as amusement devices, including jukeboxes, dartboards, pool tables, pinball machines, and other related entertainment equipment. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 13,639 video gaming terminals across 2,584 locations in Illinois. Accel Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

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