Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment (NYSE:DDE) and Galaxy Gaming (OTCMKTS:GLXZ) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment and Galaxy Gaming’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment||$176.92 million||0.52||-$1.06 million||N/A||N/A|
|Galaxy Gaming||$14.86 million||3.76||-$10,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Galaxy Gaming has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment.
Risk & Volatility
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Galaxy Gaming has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment and Galaxy Gaming, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $110.00, indicating a potential upside of 3,900.00%. Given Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment is more favorable than Galaxy Gaming.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
29.4% of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 43.4% of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment and Galaxy Gaming’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment||-0.66%||-0.44%||-0.32%|
Galaxy Gaming beats Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a gaming and entertainment resort destination in the United States. The company operates Dover Downs Casino, a 165,000-square foot casino complex with table games, including craps, roulette, and card games; slot machine games; multi-player electronic table games; a poker room; and a race and sports book operation, as well as bars, restaurants, and six retail outlets. It also operates the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center, a 500 room AAA Four Diamond hotel with fine dining restaurant, spa/salon, conference, banquet, ballroom, and concert hall facilities; and Dover Downs Raceway, a harness racing track with pari-mutuel wagering on live and simulcast horse races. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated approximately 2,300 slot machines; 40 table games; and 12 poker tables. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Dover, Delaware.
About Galaxy Gaming
Galaxy Gaming, Inc., a gaming company, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, acquires, and licenses proprietary casino table games and associated technology, platforms, and systems for the gaming industry. The company's proprietary table games comprise side bets, which are proprietary features and wagering schemes added to public domain games, such as poker, baccarat, pai gow poker, craps, and blackjack table games; and premium games, which are stand-alone games with their own unique set of rules and strategies. It offers side bets under the Lucky Ladies, 21+3, and Bonus Craps titles; and premium games under the High Card Flush, Three Card Poker, and Texas Shootout. It also provides enhanced table systems, which include Bonus Jackpot System, an electronic system installed on gaming tables designed to collect data by detecting player wagers and other game activities. In addition, the company offers TableMAX e-Table system, an automated, dealer-less, multi-player electronic table game platform; and ancillary equipment. The company markets its products to land-based, riverboat, cruise ship, and Internet gaming companies in North America, the Caribbean, Central America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa, as well as to cruise ships and Internet gaming sites worldwide. Galaxy Gaming, Inc. is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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