Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) and Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Century Casinos and Red Lion Hotels, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Red Lion Hotels||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Century Casinos currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 42.69%. Red Lion Hotels has a consensus target price of $13.75, indicating a potential upside of 34.80%. Given Century Casinos’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Century Casinos is more favorable than Red Lion Hotels.
This table compares Century Casinos and Red Lion Hotels’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Red Lion Hotels||3.96%||-0.63%||-0.37%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
77.6% of Century Casinos shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of Red Lion Hotels shares are held by institutional investors. 14.5% of Century Casinos shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.7% of Red Lion Hotels shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Century Casinos and Red Lion Hotels’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Century Casinos||$154.07 million||1.60||$6.25 million||$0.45||18.69|
|Red Lion Hotels||$171.93 million||1.44||$580,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Century Casinos has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Red Lion Hotels.
Volatility and Risk
Century Casinos has a beta of 0.02, indicating that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Red Lion Hotels has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Century Casinos beats Red Lion Hotels on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Century Casinos
Century Casinos, Inc. operates as a casino entertainment company worldwide. The company develops and operates gaming establishments, as well as related lodging, restaurant, horse racing, and entertainment facilities. It owns and operates casinos in North America and Poland; a racetrack and entertainment center in Canada; and pari-mutuel off-track betting network in southern Alberta, Canada. The company also manages cruise ship-based casinos; and provides gaming services in Argentina. As of March 9, 2018, it operated 14 ship-based casinos. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
About Red Lion Hotels
Red Lion Hotels Corporation, doing business as RLH Corporation, operates as a hospitality and leisure company the United States. It operates in two segments, Company Operated Hotels and Franchised Hotels. The company owns, manages, and franchises upscale, midscale, and economy hotels under the Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites, GuestHouse, Settle Inn, Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Signature and Signature Inn, and Country Hearth Inns & Suites brands; America's Best Inn & Suites, Jameson Inns, Lexington Hotels & Inns, and 3 Palm Hotels brands; and Value Inn Worldwide and Value Hotel Worldwide brands. As of December 31, 2017, it had a network of 1,061 franchised hotels, including a total of 65,200 rooms. The company was formerly known as WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and changed its name to Red Lion Hotels Corporation in September 2005. Red Lion Hotels Corporation was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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