Head to Head Contrast: MGM Resorts International (MGM) and Its Peers

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare MGM Resorts International to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares MGM Resorts International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MGM Resorts International 17.92% 5.78% 2.13%
MGM Resorts International Competitors 10.97% 12.75% 4.81%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MGM Resorts International and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MGM Resorts International $10.77 billion $1.96 billion 35.70
MGM Resorts International Competitors $3.57 billion $470.05 million 187.74

MGM Resorts International has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. MGM Resorts International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

MGM Resorts International has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MGM Resorts International’s rivals have a beta of 1.15, indicating that their average stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for MGM Resorts International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MGM Resorts International 0 5 10 0 2.67
MGM Resorts International Competitors 307 1441 2188 74 2.51

MGM Resorts International presently has a consensus target price of $38.43, indicating a potential upside of 5.54%. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies have a potential upside of 0.12%. Given MGM Resorts International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe MGM Resorts International is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.5% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

MGM Resorts International pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. MGM Resorts International pays out 47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 48.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

MGM Resorts International beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 14 resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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