Accel Entertainment (ACEL) versus The Competition Financial Review

Accel Entertainment (NYSE:ACELGet Rating) is one of 34 public companies in the “Amusement & recreation services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Accel Entertainment to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Accel Entertainment and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Accel Entertainment $734.71 million $31.56 million 21.60
Accel Entertainment Competitors $914.79 million -$75.39 million 64.29

Accel Entertainment’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Accel Entertainment. Accel Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Accel Entertainment has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Accel Entertainment’s peers have a beta of -0.49, suggesting that their average share price is 149% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Accel Entertainment and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Accel Entertainment 0 1 3 0 2.75
Accel Entertainment Competitors 73 271 381 10 2.45

Accel Entertainment presently has a consensus price target of $16.38, indicating a potential upside of 57.91%. As a group, “Amusement & recreation services” companies have a potential upside of 66.03%. Given Accel Entertainment’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Accel Entertainment has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Accel Entertainment and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Accel Entertainment 5.84% 48.62% 12.77%
Accel Entertainment Competitors -2,733.84% -2.38% -207.36%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.3% of Accel Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.0% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.8% of Accel Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.4% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Accel Entertainment beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

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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