PlayAGS (AGS) vs. The Competition Financial Analysis

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of PlayAGS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of PlayAGS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PlayAGS and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PlayAGS $259.70 million -$22.57 million -9.48
PlayAGS Competitors $1.60 billion $104.56 million 21.22

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for PlayAGS and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PlayAGS 0 1 3 0 2.75
PlayAGS Competitors 50 160 385 6 2.58

PlayAGS presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, suggesting a potential upside of 102.11%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 45.77%. Given PlayAGS’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PlayAGS is more favorable than its competitors.

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%

Volatility & Risk

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

Summary

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

PlayAGS Company Profile

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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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