Century Casinos (CNTY) & Its Rivals Critical Analysis

Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) 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 Century Casinos to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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76.4% of Century Casinos shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.5% of Century Casinos shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Century Casinos has a beta of 0.03, suggesting that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Century Casinos’ competitors have a beta of 1.15, suggesting that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Century Casinos and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Century Casinos 4.06% 7.35% 4.88%
Century Casinos Competitors 10.97% 12.75% 4.81%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Century Casinos and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Casinos $154.07 million $6.25 million 17.69
Century Casinos Competitors $3.57 billion $470.05 million 183.22

Century Casinos’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Century Casinos. Century Casinos 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Century Casinos and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Casinos 0 1 2 0 2.67
Century Casinos Competitors 306 1439 2182 73 2.51

Century Casinos currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.75%. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies have a potential upside of 3.39%. Given Century Casinos’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Century Casinos is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Century Casinos competitors beat Century Casinos on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

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.

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