Contrasting Penn National Gaming (PENN) & Its Peers

Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Penn National Gaming to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Penn National Gaming and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Penn National Gaming $3.15 billion $473.46 million 2.97
Penn National Gaming Competitors $3.57 billion $470.05 million 165.61



Penn National Gaming’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Penn National Gaming. Penn National Gaming is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.5% of Penn National Gaming shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of Penn National Gaming shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Penn National Gaming and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Penn National Gaming 15.97% -27.80% 1.17%
Penn National Gaming Competitors 10.97% 12.75% 4.81%

Volatility & Risk

Penn National Gaming has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Penn National Gaming’s competitors have a beta of 1.15, meaning that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Penn National Gaming and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Penn National Gaming 0 2 6 0 2.75
Penn National Gaming Competitors 307 1439 2181 73 2.51

Penn National Gaming currently has a consensus target price of $31.88, suggesting a potential upside of 19.56%. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies have a potential upside of 3.73%. Given Penn National Gaming’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Penn National Gaming is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Penn National Gaming beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Penn National Gaming Company Profile

Penn National Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities, and operates video gaming terminals with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The company operates through Northeast, South/West, and Midwest segments. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 27 facilities in 17 jurisdictions, including California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada. The company was formerly known as PNRC Corp. and changed its name to Penn National Gaming, Inc. in 1994. Penn National Gaming, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

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