Golden Entertainment (GDEN) & 500.Com (WBAI) Financial Comparison

Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ: GDEN) and 500.Com (NYSE:WBAI) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Golden Entertainment and 500.Com, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Entertainment 0 1 3 0 2.75
500.Com 0 0 0 0 N/A

Golden Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 44.99%. Given Golden Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Golden Entertainment is more favorable than 500.Com.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.2% of Golden Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of 500.Com shares are owned by institutional investors. 52.0% of Golden Entertainment shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Golden Entertainment and 500.Com’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Entertainment $509.81 million 1.30 $2.17 million $0.34 71.00
500.Com $19.83 million 37.37 -$48.73 million N/A N/A

Golden Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than 500.Com.

Volatility and Risk

Golden Entertainment has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 500.Com has a beta of -0.02, suggesting that its share price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Entertainment and 500.Com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Entertainment 0.43% 1.86% 0.70%
500.Com -245.52% -19.36% -17.24%

Summary

Golden Entertainment beats 500.Com on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Golden Entertainment

Golden Entertainment, Inc. is a group of gaming companies. The Company focuses on distributed gaming, including tavern gaming, and casino and resort operations. It operates through two segments: Distributed Gaming and Casinos. Its Distributed Gaming segment involves the installation, maintenance and operation of gaming and amusement devices in certain strategic, high-traffic, non-casino locations (such as grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, bars, taverns, saloons and liquor stores) in Nevada and Montana, and the operation of traditional, branded taverns targeting local patrons, primarily in the greater Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area. As of October 23, 2017, its distributed gaming operations consisted of approximately 16,000 gaming devices in approximately 960 locations. Its Casinos segment consists of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland and three casinos in Pahrump, Nevada: Pahrump Nugget Hotel Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park.

About 500.Com

500.com Limited provides online sports lottery services in the People's Republic of China. It operates as an aggregator and processor of lottery purchase orders from its registered user accounts. The company offers a suite of online lottery services, information, user tools, and virtual community venues. Its lottery sales services comprise individual lottery purchase, lottery pool purchase, automatic tag-along purchase, recurring purchase, and locked-in lottery number purchase services. The company provides its services through its mobile applications to mobile users, as well as through its online platform. The company was formerly known as 500wan.com Limited and changed its name to 500.com Limited in October 2013. 500.com Limited was founded in 2001 and is based in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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