Head-To-Head Survey: Light & Wonder (LNW) & Its Peers

Light & Wonder (NASDAQ:LNWGet Rating) is one of 79 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Light & Wonder to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Light & Wonder $2.15 billion $371.00 million 14.06
Light & Wonder Competitors $1.72 billion -$26.20 million 40.57

Light & Wonder has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Light & Wonder 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 breakdown of recent recommendations for Light & Wonder and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Light & Wonder 0 0 0 0 N/A
Light & Wonder Competitors 407 2044 3010 63 2.49

As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 41.97%. Given Light & Wonder’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Light & Wonder has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Light & Wonder and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Light & Wonder 13.60% -10.75% 3.15%
Light & Wonder Competitors -203.82% -100.90% -4.44%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.2% of Light & Wonder shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Light & Wonder shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Light & Wonder has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Light & Wonder’s competitors have a beta of -7.86, meaning that their average stock price is 886% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Light & Wonder beats its competitors on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Light & Wonder (Get Rating)

Scientific Games Corporation, doing business as Light & Wonder Inc., develops technology-based products and services, and related content for the gaming, lottery, social and digital gaming industries in the United States and internationally. The company's Gaming segment sells new and used gaming machines, electronic table systems, video lottery terminals, conversion game kits, and spare parts; table products, including shufflers; and perpetual licenses to proprietary table games. It also supplies game content, gaming machines; provides table game products and services to licensed gaming entities; and installs and supports casino management systems, such as ongoing hardware and software maintenance and upgrade services of customer casino management systems. The company's SciPlay segment develops and publishes digital games on mobile and web platforms. It sells virtual coins, chips, or bingo cards, which players can use to play slot games, table games, or bingo games. Its iGaming segment provides a suite of digital gaming content, including digital real-money gaming, distribution platforms, content, products, and services. This segment also offers the Open Platform System, which offers a range of reporting and administrative functions and tools providing operators control over various areas of digital gaming operations. The company also offers software design, development, licensing, maintenance, support services, and technology solutions. Majestic Corporation Limited was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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