PlayAGS (AGS) & The Competition Critical Review

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

Risk and Volatility

PlayAGS has a beta of 2.31, suggesting that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PlayAGS’s peers have a beta of -0.53, suggesting that their average share price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PlayAGS $259.70 million -$22.57 million -11.22
PlayAGS Competitors $1.60 billion $104.56 million 21.92

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

Institutional and Insider 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, 12.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares PlayAGS and its peers’ 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 -119.14% -15.22% -10.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for PlayAGS and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PlayAGS 0 1 3 0 2.75
PlayAGS Competitors 49 160 383 6 2.58

PlayAGS currently has a consensus price target of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 70.88%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 33.71%. Given PlayAGS’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PlayAGS is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

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

About PlayAGS

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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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