Critical Survey: PlayAGS (AGS) and Its Competitors

PlayAGS (NYSE:AGSGet Rating) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PlayAGS to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PlayAGS and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PlayAGS 0 1 3 0 2.75
PlayAGS Competitors 49 160 380 6 2.58

PlayAGS presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, suggesting a potential upside of 55.83%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 33.42%. Given PlayAGS’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PlayAGS is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.9% of PlayAGS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of PlayAGS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PlayAGS and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PlayAGS $259.70 million -$22.57 million -12.30
PlayAGS Competitors $1.59 billion $103.63 million 51.76

PlayAGS’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than PlayAGS. PlayAGS 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.

Profitability

This table compares PlayAGS and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PlayAGS -7.66% -33.94% -1.89%
PlayAGS Competitors -119.10% -14.91% -10.37%

Risk and Volatility

PlayAGS has a beta of 2.54, indicating that its stock price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PlayAGS’s competitors have a beta of 0.28, indicating that their average stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PlayAGS beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

PlayAGS Company Profile

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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.

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