Contrasting Bowlero (BOWL) & Its Peers

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


This table compares Bowlero and its competitors’ 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 883.28% -55.38% 79.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Bowlero and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bowlero 0 0 3 0 3.00
Bowlero Competitors 17 165 373 4 2.65

Bowlero currently has a consensus target price of $16.38, indicating a potential upside of 27.43%. As a group, “Amusement & recreation services” companies have a potential upside of 50.62%. Given Bowlero’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bowlero has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.3% of Bowlero shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are held by institutional investors. 53.7% of Bowlero shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 35.0% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bowlero $911.71 million -$29.93 million -22.54
Bowlero Competitors $1.01 billion -$63.60 million 3.13

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

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 competitors have a beta of 0.48, suggesting that their average share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Bowlero competitors 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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