Head-To-Head Contrast: MGM Growth Properties (MGP) versus Vici Properties (VICI)

MGM Growth Properties (NYSE: MGP) and Vici Properties (NYSE:VICI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares MGM Growth Properties and Vici Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MGM Growth Properties 5.46% 0.73% 0.43%
Vici Properties N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for MGM Growth Properties and Vici Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MGM Growth Properties 0 2 5 0 2.71
Vici Properties 0 4 2 0 2.33

MGM Growth Properties presently has a consensus price target of $31.14, suggesting a potential upside of 17.79%. Vici Properties has a consensus price target of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.35%. Given Vici Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vici Properties is more favorable than MGM Growth Properties.

Dividends

MGM Growth Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Vici Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. MGM Growth Properties pays out 83.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MGM Growth Properties and Vici Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MGM Growth Properties $765.70 million 2.45 $41.77 million $2.01 13.15
Vici Properties $187.60 million 36.04 $42.66 million N/A N/A

Vici Properties has lower revenue, but higher earnings than MGM Growth Properties.

Summary

MGM Growth Properties beats Vici Properties on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MGM Growth Properties

MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE:MGP) is one of the leading publicly traded real estate investment trusts engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts, whose diverse amenities include casino gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment and retail offerings. MGP currently owns a portfolio of properties acquired from MGM Resorts, consisting of ten premier destination resorts in Las Vegas and elsewhere across the United States and one dining and entertainment complex which opened in April 2016. As of December 31, 2017, these properties collectively comprise 27,541 hotel rooms, approximately 2.7 million convention square footage, over 100 retail outlets, over 200 food and beverage outlets and over 20 entertainment venues. As a growth-oriented public real estate entity, MGP expects its relationship with MGM Resorts and other entertainment providers to attractively position MGP for the acquisition of additional properties across the entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries that MGM Resorts or other entertainment providers may develop in the future. For more information about MGP, visit the Company's website at http://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com.

About Vici Properties

VICI Properties Inc. owns, acquires, and develops gaming, hospitality, and entertainment destinations in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Real Property Business and Golf Course Business. Its property portfolio consists of 19 properties, including Caesars Palace, a gaming facility in the Las Vegas Strip. The company also owns and operates four golf courses. VICI Properties Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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