Analyzing Bowlero (NYSE:BOWL) and Accel Entertainment (NYSE:ACEL)

Bowlero (NYSE:BOWLGet Rating) and Accel Entertainment (NYSE:ACELGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bowlero and Accel Entertainment’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bowlero $205.19 million 1.69 -$34.45 million N/A N/A
Accel Entertainment $734.71 million 1.49 $31.56 million $0.33 35.85

Accel Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than Bowlero.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Bowlero and Accel Entertainment, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bowlero 0 0 1 0 3.00
Accel Entertainment 0 1 3 0 2.75

Bowlero presently has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 33.15%. Accel Entertainment has a consensus price target of $17.13, suggesting a potential upside of 44.76%. Given Accel Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Accel Entertainment is more favorable than Bowlero.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.3% of Accel Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 18.8% of Accel Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Bowlero and Accel Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bowlero N/A N/A -3.95%
Accel Entertainment 4.30% 46.31% 11.66%


Accel Entertainment beats Bowlero on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bowlero (Get Rating)

Bowlero Corp. operates bowling entertainment centers. As of December 26, 2021, it operated approximately 317 centers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

About Accel Entertainment (Get Rating)

Accel Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a distributed gaming operator in the United States. It is involved in the installation, maintenance, and operation of gaming terminals; redemption devices that disburse winnings and contain automated teller machine (ATM) functionality; and other amusement devices in authorized non-casino locations, such as restaurants, bars, taverns, convenience stores, liquor stores, truck stops, and grocery stores. The company also provides licensed establishment partners gaming solutions that appeal to players who patronize those businesses. In addition, it operates stand-alone ATMs in gaming and non-gaming locations, as well as amusement devices, including jukeboxes, dartboards, pool tables, pinball machines, and other related entertainment equipment. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 13,639 video gaming terminals across 2,584 locations in Illinois. Accel Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

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