Reviewing PlayAGS (AGS) and Its Rivals

PlayAGS (NYSE:AGSGet Rating) is one of 31 public companies in the “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare PlayAGS to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PlayAGS and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PlayAGS $259.70 million -$22.57 million -10.73
PlayAGS Competitors $1.60 billion $104.56 million 21.99

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

Profitability

This table compares PlayAGS and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PlayAGS -7.66% -33.94% -1.89%
PlayAGS Competitors -119.14% -15.22% -10.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PlayAGS and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PlayAGS 0 1 3 0 2.75
PlayAGS Competitors 49 160 384 6 2.58

PlayAGS currently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 78.57%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 40.05%. Given PlayAGS’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe PlayAGS is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of PlayAGS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of PlayAGS shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

PlayAGS has a beta of 2.31, suggesting that its stock price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PlayAGS’s rivals have a beta of -0.53, suggesting that their average stock price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PlayAGS beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About PlayAGS

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AGS is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. Their roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market, but their customer-centric culture and growth have helped them branch out to become a leading all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier. Powered by high-performing Class II and Class III slot products, an expansive table products portfolio, highly rated social casino solutions for players and operators, and best-in-class service, they offer an unmatched value proposition for their casino partners.

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