Comparing Golden Entertainment (GDEN) & Integrity Gaming (IGAMF)

Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ: GDEN) and Integrity Gaming (OTCMKTS:IGAMF) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Golden Entertainment and Integrity Gaming, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Entertainment 0 0 3 0 3.00
Integrity Gaming 0 0 0 0 N/A

Golden Entertainment presently has a consensus target price of $36.33, indicating a potential upside of 34.62%. Given Golden Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Golden Entertainment is more favorable than Integrity Gaming.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Golden Entertainment and Integrity Gaming’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Entertainment $509.81 million 1.45 $2.17 million $0.34 79.38
Integrity Gaming $16.40 million 0.42 -$8.50 million ($0.24) -0.81

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.9% of Golden Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.8% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Entertainment 0.12% 1.45% 0.45%
Integrity Gaming -51.48% -183.85% -22.23%

Summary

Golden Entertainment beats Integrity Gaming on 12 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Golden Entertainment

Golden Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, focuses on distributed gaming, and resort casino operations in the United States. The Distributed Gaming segment is involved in the installation, maintenance, and operation of slots and amusement devices in non-casino locations, such as grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, bars, taverns, and liquor stores; and operation of branded taverns targeting local patrons primarily in the greater Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area. The Casinos segment owns and operates 8 resort casino properties, including The Stratosphere that offers 2,430 hotel rooms, 748 slots, 42 table games, a race and sports book, 15 restaurants, 2 rooftop pools, a fitness center, and retail shops and entertainment facilities; Arizona Charlie's Decatur with 260 hotel rooms, 1,037 slots, 7 table games, race and sports books, 6 restaurants, and a 300 seat bingo parlor; and Arizona Charlie's Boulder with 300 hotel rooms, 839 slots, 7 table games, race and sports books, 4 restaurants, and a 450-seat bingo parlor, as well as recreational vehicle park (RV) with 220 RV hook-up sites in Las Vegas, Nevada. This segments also operates the Aquarius with 1,900 hotel rooms, 1,232 slots, 33 table games, and 10 restaurants in Laughlin, Nevada; Pahrump casinos with 419 slots, 8 table games, a race and sports book, a 200-seat bingo facility, and a bowling center, as well as 70 hotel rooms; Gold Town Casino with 226 slots and a 100-seat bingo facility; and Lakeside Casino & RV Park with 188 slots and 160 RV hook-up sites in Pahrump, Nevada; and Rocky Gap with 665 slots, 17 table games, 2 casino bars, 3 restaurants, a spa, and the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, as well as 200 hotel rooms and an event and conference center in Flintstone, Maryland. The company was formerly known as Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and changed its name to Golden Entertainment, Inc. in July 2015. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Integrity Gaming

Integrity Gaming Corp. operates slot routes in the United States. The company leases and distributes slot machines, electronic table games, and casino equipment and supplies to tribal casino operators, as well as offers project financing to owners, operators, and managers of casinos and other regulated gaming venues. As of May 22, 2018, it operated slot routes with approximately 2,700 gaming machines across 30 casinos in Oklahoma and Texas. Integrity Gaming Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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