Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) and JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
This table compares Bally Technologies and JAKKS Pacific’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Bally Technologies and JAKKS Pacific’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|JAKKS Pacific||$706.60 million||0.10||$1.24 million||($3.02)||-0.89|
JAKKS Pacific has higher revenue and earnings than Bally Technologies. JAKKS Pacific is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bally Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Bally Technologies has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, JAKKS Pacific has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
56.8% of JAKKS Pacific shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of JAKKS Pacific shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Bally Technologies and JAKKS Pacific, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
JAKKS Pacific has a consensus price target of $3.93, suggesting a potential upside of 45.37%. Given JAKKS Pacific’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe JAKKS Pacific is more favorable than Bally Technologies.
Bally Technologies beats JAKKS Pacific on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Bally Technologies
Bally Technologies, Inc. (Bally) is a global gaming company, which designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced technology-based gaming devices, systems, server-based solutions, custom mobile applications, and interactive applications. The Company also provides hardware, including spinning-reel and video gaming devices, specialty gaming devices, and wide-area progressive systems. The Company supports customers include land-based, riverboat, and Native American casinos, video lottery and central determination markets. The Company derives its revenue from sale of gaming devices and related equipment, parts and conversion kits; operation of linked progressive systems, video lottery and centrally determined systems, and the rental of gaming devices and content, and sale and support of specialized systems-based software, hardware and interactive products and related recurring maintenance revenue. In July 2014, Bally Technologies Inc acquired Dragonplay Ltd. (Dragonplay).
About JAKKS Pacific
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a multi-line, multi-brand toy company. The Company designs, produces, markets and distributes toys and related products, pet toys, consumables and related products, electronics and related products, kids indoor and outdoor furniture, and other consumer products. The Company operates through two business segments: traditional toys and electronics, and role play, novelty and seasonal toys. The traditional toys and electronics segment includes action figures, vehicles, playsets, plush products, dolls, accessories, electronic products, construction toys, infant and pre-school toys, foot to floor ride-on vehicles, wagons and pet products and related products. The role play, novelty and seasonal segment includes role play and dress-up products, novelty toys, seasonal and outdoor products, indoor and outdoor kids’ furniture and Halloween and everyday costume play.
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