Everi (NYSE:EVRI) versus Vivid Seats (NASDAQ:SEAT) Financial Contrast

Everi (NYSE:EVRIGet Rating) and Vivid Seats (NASDAQ:SEATGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.4% of Everi shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of Vivid Seats shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Everi shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Everi and Vivid Seats’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everi $660.39 million 2.19 $152.93 million $1.62 9.69
Vivid Seats $443.04 million 3.56 -$16.12 million N/A N/A

Everi has higher revenue and earnings than Vivid Seats.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Everi and Vivid Seats, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everi 0 0 4 1 3.20
Vivid Seats 0 1 6 0 2.86

Everi presently has a consensus price target of $31.50, suggesting a potential upside of 100.64%. Vivid Seats has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 81.25%. Given Everi’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Everi is more favorable than Vivid Seats.

Profitability

This table compares Everi and Vivid Seats’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everi 23.52% 98.81% 8.12%
Vivid Seats N/A -0.47% 0.20%

Risk and Volatility

Everi has a beta of 2.61, indicating that its stock price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vivid Seats has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Everi beats Vivid Seats on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Everi (Get Rating)

Everi Holdings Inc. provides entertainment and technology solutions for the casino and digital gaming industries in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia. It operates in two segments, Games and FinTech. The company offers local and wide-area progressive gaming products, such as classic mechanical reel games and video reel games, as well as TournEvent, a slot tournament terminal and system machine; and sells player terminals, licenses, game content, and related equipment. It also provides financial access services, such as funds dispensed, credit card and POS debit card financial access transactions; check warranty; CashClub, a software payments platform that provides gaming establishments with a personal computer workstation software user interface and point-of-sale terminal; CashClub Wallet, a digital payments platform for gaming establishments; fully integrated kiosks that provide multiple functions to the casino floor; loyalty kiosk and related equipment; and other integrated kiosk solutions. In addition, the company offers non-funds dispensing terminals that perform authorizations for credit card financial access and POS debit card financial access transactions; and database services. Further, it provides Everi Compliance solutions to assist casino operators with meeting regulatory requirements; Central Credit, a gaming patron credit bureau service; JackpotXpress, a jackpot payout and tax form management platform; and loyalty platform, as well as support and maintenance services. The company was formerly known as Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Everi Holdings Inc. in August 2015. Everi Holdings Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Vivid Seats (Get Rating)

Vivid Seats Inc. operates as an online secondary marketplace for tickets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Marketplace and Resale. The Marketplace segment acts as an intermediary between event ticket buyers and sellers; processes ticket sales on its website and mobile applications through its distribution partners; and sells tickets for live sports, concerts, and theater shows, and other live events. This segment offers Skybox, a proprietary enterprise resource planning tool that helps ticket sellers manage ticket inventories, adjust pricing, and fulfill orders across multiple ticket resale marketplaces. The Resale segment acquires tickets to resell on secondary ticket marketplaces; and provides internal research and development support for Skybox and to deliver seller software and tools. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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