Lydall (NYSE: LDL) and Playags (NYSE:AGS) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Lydall and Playags, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.7% of Lydall shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Lydall shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lydall and Playags’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lydall||$698.44 million||1.22||$49.31 million||$3.06||16.08|
|Playags||$166.80 million||4.40||-$81.37 million||N/A||N/A|
Lydall has higher revenue and earnings than Playags.
This table compares Lydall and Playags’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Lydall beats Playags on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Lydall, Inc. designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications. The Company’s segments are Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, Thermal/Acoustical Metals and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers. The Performance Materials segment includes filtration, thermal insulation and life sciences filtration businesses. The Technical Nonwovens segment includes its industrial filtration and advanced materials products. The Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment includes its metal parts and related tooling used in automotive applications. The Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment includes its fiber parts business and related tooling used in automotive applications. Its Filtration products include LydAir MG (Micro-Glass) Air Filtration Media, LydAir MB (Melt Blown) Air Filtration Media and Arioso Membrane Composite Media.
PlayAGS, Inc. is a designer and supplier of EGMs and other products and services for the gaming industry. The Company is focused on supplying electronic gaming machines (EGMs), including slot machines, video bingo machines, and other electronic gaming devices, to the Native American gaming market. Its product line-up to include Class III EGMs for commercial and Native American casinos permitted to operate Class III EGMs, table game products and interactive products. The Company’s EGM segment delivers on several EGM cabinets, including ICON, Orion, and Big Red/Colossal Diamonds. It has also developed a new Latin-style bingo cabinet called ALORA, which is used in select international markets, including the Philippines and Brazil.
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