Head to Head Review: Six Flags (SIX) versus Integrity Gaming (IGAMF)

Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) and Integrity Gaming (OTCMKTS:IGAMF) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Six Flags and Integrity Gaming, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Six Flags 1 0 10 0 2.82
Integrity Gaming 0 0 0 0 N/A

Six Flags presently has a consensus target price of $69.70, indicating a potential downside of 3.77%. Given Six Flags’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Six Flags is more favorable than Integrity Gaming.

Dividends

Six Flags pays an annual dividend of $3.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Integrity Gaming does not pay a dividend. Six Flags pays out 146.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Six Flags has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Six Flags and Integrity Gaming’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Six Flags 19.38% -31.58% 7.38%
Integrity Gaming -51.48% -183.85% -22.23%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.6% of Six Flags shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Six Flags shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Six Flags and Integrity Gaming’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Six Flags $1.36 billion 4.45 $273.81 million $2.13 34.00
Integrity Gaming $16.40 million 0.58 -$8.50 million ($0.24) -1.13

Six Flags has higher revenue and earnings than Integrity Gaming. Integrity Gaming is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Six Flags, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Six Flags beats Integrity Gaming on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Six Flags Company Profile

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme and water parks under the Six Flags brand name. The company's parks offer various thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets. It owns and operates 20 parks, including 17 parks in the United States; 2 parks in Mexico; and 1 park in Montreal, 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 Grand Prairie, Texas.

Integrity Gaming Company Profile

Integrity Gaming Corp. operates slot routes in the United States. The company operates slot routes with approximately 2,600 gaming machines across casinos in Oklahoma and Texas. It also offers gaming equipment, such as slot machines and electronic table games, as well as project financing to owners, operators, and managers of casinos and other regulated gaming venues; and works with casinos, new casino developments, and gaming machine suppliers. In addition, the company engages in the distribution of casino and bingo equipment; and direct and online sale of gaming supplies for poker and bingo. Further, it provides gaming equipment and related capital through various transaction structures ranging from secured loans to direct long-term participation leasing agreements for gaming operators, as well as leases gaming equipment to casinos; and acts as a customer, distributor, or financing source for gaming equipment vendors. The company was formerly known as Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. and changed its name to Integrity Gaming Corp. in December 2017. Integrity Gaming Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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