Contrasting Bowlero (BOWL) & Its Rivals

Bowlero (NYSE:BOWLGet Rating) is one of 35 public companies in the “Amusement & recreation services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Bowlero to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.3% of Bowlero shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.9% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 53.7% of Bowlero shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 33.7% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Bowlero and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bowlero 0 0 3 0 3.00
Bowlero Competitors 17 164 371 4 2.65

Bowlero currently has a consensus price target of $16.38, suggesting a potential upside of 23.49%. As a group, “Amusement & recreation services” companies have a potential upside of 55.31%. Given Bowlero’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bowlero has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bowlero $911.71 million -$29.93 million -23.26
Bowlero Competitors $985.02 million -$63.60 million 3.64

Bowlero’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Bowlero. Bowlero 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.

Risk & Volatility

Bowlero has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bowlero’s rivals have a beta of 0.48, suggesting that their average share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bowlero -8.22% -157.07% 2.17%
Bowlero Competitors 883.19% -54.83% 79.72%


Bowlero rivals beat Bowlero on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Bowlero Company Profile

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Bowlero Corp. operates bowling entertainment centers under the AMF, Bowlmor Lanes, and Bowlero brand names. The company also provides hosting and overseeing professional and non-professional bowling tournaments and related broadcasting. As of July 3, 2022, it operated approximately 317 centers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

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