Head to Head Analysis: PlayAGS (NYSE:AGS) & JE Cleantech (NASDAQ:JCSE)

PlayAGS (NYSE:AGSGet Rating) and JE Cleantech (NASDAQ:JCSEGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PlayAGS and JE Cleantech’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PlayAGS $259.70 million 0.82 -$22.57 million ($0.75) -7.61
JE Cleantech N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

JE Cleantech has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PlayAGS.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.2% of PlayAGS shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of PlayAGS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for PlayAGS and JE Cleantech, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PlayAGS 0 0 2 0 3.00
JE Cleantech 0 0 0 0 N/A

PlayAGS presently has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 215.24%. Given PlayAGS’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe PlayAGS is more favorable than JE Cleantech.


This table compares PlayAGS and JE Cleantech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PlayAGS -9.88% -44.92% -2.61%
JE Cleantech N/A N/A N/A


PlayAGS beats JE Cleantech on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PlayAGS (Get Rating)

AGS is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. Their roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market, but their customer-centric culture and growth have helped them branch out to become a leading all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier. Powered by high-performing Class II and Class III slot products, an expansive table products portfolio, highly rated social casino solutions for players and operators, and best-in-class service, they offer an unmatched value proposition for their casino partners.

About JE Cleantech (Get Rating)

JE Cleantech Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells cleaning systems for various industrial end-use applications in Singapore, Malaysia, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Sale of Cleaning Systems and Other Equipment Business, and Provision of Centralized Dishware Washing and Ancillary Services. It provides various cleaning systems and other equipment, including aqueous washing systems, plating and cleaning systems, train cleaning systems, and filtration units. The company also offers centralized dishwashing services for food and beverage establishments, such as food courts, hawker centers, restaurants, cookhouses, eldercare homes, and inflight catering service providers; and general cleaning services for food courts. In addition, it leases dishware washing equipment. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Singapore. JE Cleantech Holdings Limited operates as a subsidiary of JE Cleantech Global Limited.

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