Monarch Casino & Resort (NASDAQ: MCRI) and Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Monarch Casino & Resort and Century Casinos’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Monarch Casino & Resort||$224.35 million||2.67||$56.76 million||$1.48||23.06|
|Century Casinos||$144.54 million||1.17||$24.26 million||$0.35||19.80|
This table compares Monarch Casino & Resort and Century Casinos’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Monarch Casino & Resort||11.77%||11.16%||8.92%|
Risk and Volatility
Monarch Casino & Resort has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Century Casinos has a beta of -0.34, indicating that its stock price is 134% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
56.0% of Monarch Casino & Resort shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of Century Casinos shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.6% of Monarch Casino & Resort shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of Century Casinos shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Monarch Casino & Resort and Century Casinos, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Monarch Casino & Resort||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Monarch Casino & Resort currently has a consensus price target of $48.75, suggesting a potential upside of 42.84%. Century Casinos has a consensus price target of $9.30, suggesting a potential upside of 34.20%. Given Monarch Casino & Resort’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Monarch Casino & Resort is more favorable than Century Casinos.
Monarch Casino & Resort beats Century Casinos on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Monarch Casino & Resort
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (Monarch), through its subsidiary, owns and operates the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (the Atlantis), a hotel/casino facility in Reno, Nevada. The Company also owns and operates Monarch Casino Black Hawk. The Company’s segments include Atlantis and Monarch Casino Black Hawk. The Atlantis is located approximately three miles south of downtown in the area of Reno, Nevada. As of December 31, 2016, the Atlantis featured approximately 61,000 square feet of casino space; 824 guest rooms and suites; eight food outlets; two espresso and pastry bars; a 30,000 square foot health spa and salon with an enclosed year-round pool; two retail outlets offering clothing and traditional gift shop merchandise; an 8,000 square-foot family entertainment center, and approximately 52,000 square feet of banquet, convention and meeting room space.
About Century Casinos
Century Casinos, Inc. is an international casino entertainment company. The Company develops and operates gaming establishments, as well as related lodging, restaurant and entertainment facilities around the world. Its segments include Canada, the United States, Poland, and Corporate and Other. The Canada segment consists of Century Casino & Hotel-Edmonton; Century Casino Calgary; Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, and Century Bets! Inc. (Century Bets). The United States segment comprises Century Casino & Hotel-Central City, and Century Casino & Hotel-Cripple Creek. The Poland segment consists of Casinos Poland. The Corporate and Other segment comprises Cruise Ships and other. The Company owns casino operations in North America; holds interest in casinos throughout Poland; holds a racetrack and entertainment center (REC) in Canada and the pari-mutuel off-track betting network in southern Alberta; manages a casino in Aruba, and provides gaming services in Argentina.
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