Archon (OTCMKTS:ARHN – Get Rating) and Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX – Get Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Archon and Six Flags Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Six Flags Entertainment||$1.50 billion||1.22||$129.92 million||$1.14||19.30|
Six Flags Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than Archon.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Six Flags Entertainment||0||6||6||0||2.50|
Six Flags Entertainment has a consensus target price of $30.58, indicating a potential upside of 39.02%. Given Six Flags Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Six Flags Entertainment is more favorable than Archon.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
92.1% of Six Flags Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 80.0% of Archon shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Six Flags Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Archon and Six Flags Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Six Flags Entertainment||6.71%||-10.56%||3.81%|
Six Flags Entertainment beats Archon on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Archon Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pioneer Hotel Inc., engages in the ownership, management, and operation of casinos and hotels in the United States. It operates the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall (the Pioneer) in Laughlin, Nevada that consists of casino, as well as 416 motel rooms. As of September 30, 2010, the Pioneer had approximately 686 slot machines, 6 blackjack tables, 1 craps table, 1 roulette wheel, and 5 other gaming tables. The company also owns real estate properties on Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas, Nevada; and rental properties that include commercial office space in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Archon Corporation was founded in 1991 and is based in Laughlin, Nevada.
About Six Flags Entertainment
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme and waterparks under the Six Flags name. Its parks offer various thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets. The company also sells food, beverages, merchandise, and other products and services within its parks. As of February 28, 2022, the company operated 27 parks in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company was formerly known as Six Flags, Inc. and changed its name to Six Flags Entertainment Corporation in April 2010. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Arlington, Texas.
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