Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) & Park Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ:PK) Financial Analysis

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Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) and Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Century Casinos has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Park Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. Century Casinos does not pay a dividend. Park Hotels & Resorts pays out 60.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Century Casinos and Park Hotels & Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Century Casinos 2.03% 1.99% 1.27%
Park Hotels & Resorts 15.32% 7.38% 4.45%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Century Casinos and Park Hotels & Resorts’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Century Casinos $168.94 million 1.67 $3.39 million $0.11 86.91
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.74 billion 1.95 $472.00 million $2.96 8.94

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Century Casinos and Park Hotels & Resorts, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Century Casinos 0 1 2 0 2.67
Park Hotels & Resorts 0 5 5 0 2.50

Century Casinos currently has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 30.75%. Park Hotels & Resorts has a consensus target price of $32.63, indicating a potential upside of 23.25%. Given Century Casinos’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Century Casinos is more favorable than Park Hotels & Resorts.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.5% of Century Casinos shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Century Casinos shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are owned 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.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats Century Casinos on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Century Casinos Company Profile

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, England, 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 April 1, 2019, it operated 10 ship-based casinos. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Park Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Park is the second largest publicly traded lodging REIT with a diverse portfolio of market-leading hotels and resorts with significant underlying real estate value. Park's portfolio consists of 52 premium-branded hotels and resorts with over 30,000 rooms, a substantial portion of which are located in prime United States markets with high barriers to entry.

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