Comparing 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 competitors? We will compare PlayAGS to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for PlayAGS and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PlayAGS 0 1 3 0 2.75
PlayAGS Competitors 49 160 385 6 2.58

PlayAGS presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, suggesting a potential upside of 87.60%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 42.14%. Given PlayAGS’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PlayAGS is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PlayAGS $259.70 million -$22.57 million -10.22
PlayAGS Competitors $1.60 billion $104.56 million 21.75

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

Insider & Institutional 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, 12.0% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares PlayAGS and its competitors’ 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%

Summary

PlayAGS beats its competitors 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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