Critical Contrast: Light & Wonder (NASDAQ:LNW) and Aspyra (OTCMKTS:APYI)

Light & Wonder (NASDAQ:LNWGet Rating) and Aspyra (OTCMKTS:APYIGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.1% of Light & Wonder shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Light & Wonder shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.9% of Aspyra shares are owned by 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 Light & Wonder and Aspyra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Light & Wonder 155.19% -5.63% -0.07%
Aspyra N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Light & Wonder and Aspyra’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Light & Wonder $2.15 billion 2.83 $371.00 million $39.24 1.66
Aspyra N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Light & Wonder has higher revenue and earnings than Aspyra.

Risk & Volatility

Light & Wonder has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aspyra has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Light & Wonder and Aspyra, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Light & Wonder 1 2 2 0 2.20
Aspyra 0 0 0 0 N/A

Light & Wonder currently has a consensus price target of $62.38, suggesting a potential downside of 4.24%. Given Light & Wonder’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Light & Wonder is more favorable than Aspyra.

Summary

Light & Wonder beats Aspyra on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Light & Wonder

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Light & Wonder, Inc. develops technology-based products and services, and related content for the gaming, lottery, social and digital gaming industries in the United States and internationally. The company's Gaming segment sells new and used gaming machines, electronic table systems, video lottery terminals, conversion game kits, and spare parts; table products, including shufflers; and perpetual licenses to proprietary table games. It also supplies game content, gaming machines; provides table game products and services to licensed gaming entities; and installs and supports casino management systems, such as ongoing hardware and software maintenance and upgrade services of customer casino management systems. The company's SciPlay segment develops and publishes digital games on mobile and web platforms. It sells virtual coins, chips, or bingo cards, which players can use to play slot games, table games, or bingo games. Its iGaming segment provides a suite of digital gaming content, including digital real-money gaming, distribution platforms, content, products, and services. This segment also offers the Open Platform System, which offers a range of reporting and administrative functions and tools providing operators control over various areas of digital gaming operations. The company also offers software design, development, licensing, maintenance, support services, and technology solutions. Light & Wonder, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Aspyra

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Aspyra Inc. provides health care products and services for the laboratory and imaging marketplaces. It offers engineered workflow solutions that include software, interfaces, hardware, and professional services to various markets comprising specialty labs, reference labs, clinics, hospitals, imaging centers, and orthopedic practices. The company was formerly known as Creative Computer Applications Inc. and changed its name to Aspyra Inc. in November 2005. Aspyra Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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