Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) versus Century Casinos (CNTY) Financial Contrast

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) and Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Wynn Resorts, Limited and Century Casinos, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wynn Resorts, Limited 0 9 11 0 2.55
Century Casinos 0 1 1 0 2.50

Wynn Resorts, Limited presently has a consensus target price of $121.10, indicating a potential downside of 12.50%. Century Casinos has a consensus target price of $9.30, indicating a potential upside of 26.36%. Given Century Casinos’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Century Casinos is more favorable than Wynn Resorts, Limited.

Volatility & Risk

Wynn Resorts, Limited has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Century Casinos has a beta of -0.39, suggesting that its stock price is 139% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Wynn Resorts, Limited pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Century Casinos does not pay a dividend. Wynn Resorts, Limited pays out 76.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Wynn Resorts, Limited and Century Casinos’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wynn Resorts, Limited 5.41% 264.58% 3.20%
Century Casinos 6.39% 6.67% 4.35%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.2% of Wynn Resorts, Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.3% of Century Casinos shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Wynn Resorts, Limited shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of Century Casinos shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wynn Resorts, Limited and Century Casinos’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wynn Resorts, Limited $4.94 billion 2.85 $1.10 billion $2.63 52.62
Century Casinos $142.41 million 1.26 $25.16 million $0.37 19.89

Wynn Resorts, Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Century Casinos. Century Casinos is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Wynn Resorts, Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Wynn Resorts, Limited beats Century Casinos on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wynn Resorts, Limited

Wynn Resorts, Limited (Wynn Resorts) is a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts that integrate accommodations and a range of amenities, including dining outlets, retail offerings, entertainment theaters and meeting complexes. The Company’s segments include Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The Company’s Macau Operations include Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace. It also includes Encore, an expansion at Wynn Macau. The Company’s Las Vegas Operations include Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, an expansion at Wynn Las Vegas. Wynn Las Vegas is located at the intersection of the Las Vegas Strip and Sands Avenue. As of December 31, 2016, it occupied approximately 215 acres of land fronting the Las Vegas Strip. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned approximately 18 acres across Sands Avenue. The Company is constructing Wynn Boston Harbor, an integrated casino resort in Everett, Massachusetts.

About Century Casinos

Century Casinos, Inc. is an international casino entertainment company. The Company develops and operates gaming establishments, as well as related lodging, restaurant and entertainment facilities around the world. Its segments include Canada, the United States, Poland, and Corporate and Other. The Canada segment consists of Century Casino & Hotel-Edmonton; Century Casino Calgary; Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, and Century Bets! Inc. (Century Bets). The United States segment comprises Century Casino & Hotel-Central City, and Century Casino & Hotel-Cripple Creek. The Poland segment consists of Casinos Poland. The Corporate and Other segment comprises Cruise Ships and other. The Company owns casino operations in North America; holds interest in casinos throughout Poland; holds a racetrack and entertainment center (REC) in Canada and the pari-mutuel off-track betting network in southern Alberta; manages a casino in Aruba, and provides gaming services in Argentina.

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