Full House Resorts (FLL) vs. Penn National Gaming (PENN) Critical Comparison

Full House Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL) and Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Full House Resorts and Penn National Gaming’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Full House Resorts -5.46% -10.85% -3.40%
Penn National Gaming 17.04% -92.84% 1.61%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.9% of Full House Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.1% of Penn National Gaming shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of Full House Resorts shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of Penn National Gaming shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Full House Resorts and Penn National Gaming, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Full House Resorts 0 0 2 0 3.00
Penn National Gaming 0 2 7 0 2.78

Full House Resorts currently has a consensus price target of $3.88, suggesting a potential upside of 10.71%. Penn National Gaming has a consensus price target of $32.75, suggesting a potential downside of 6.03%. Given Full House Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Full House Resorts is more favorable than Penn National Gaming.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Full House Resorts and Penn National Gaming’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Full House Resorts $161.27 million 0.58 -$5.02 million N/A N/A
Penn National Gaming $3.15 billion 1.02 $473.46 million $8.98 3.88

Penn National Gaming has higher revenue and earnings than Full House Resorts.

Volatility and Risk

Full House Resorts has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Penn National Gaming has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Penn National Gaming beats Full House Resorts on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Full House Resorts

Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, operates, develops, manages, leases, and/or invests in casinos, and related hospitality and entertainment facilities in the United States. The company owns and operates the Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi, which has approximately 37,000 square feet of gaming space, a surface parking lot, approximately 800-space parking garage, and 129-rooms, as well as a fine-dining restaurant, a buffet, a quick-service restaurant, and oyster and casino bars. It also owns and operates the Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado that has approximately 17,000 square feet of gaming space, 24 hotel rooms, and various acres of surface parking, as well as steakhouse, and 4 casual-dining outlets. In addition, the company owns the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, which has approximately 40,000 square feet of gaming space; a land-based pavilion with approximately 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a 190-room hotel; surface parking; an 18-hole golf course on approximately 311 acres; and 5 dining outlets, as well as a leased 104-room hotel. Further, it owns Stockman's Casino that is located in Fallon, Nevada, which has approximately 8,400 square feet of gaming space, a bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and a coffee shop; and Grand Lodge Casino that has 18,900 square feet of gaming space, which is integrated into the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Full House Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Penn National Gaming

Penn National Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities, and operates video gaming terminals with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The company operates through Northeast, South/West, and Midwest segments. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 27 facilities in 17 jurisdictions, including California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada. The company was formerly known as PNRC Corp. and changed its name to Penn National Gaming, Inc. in 1994. Penn National Gaming, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

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