Financial Review: Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AESE) and AdaptHealth (NASDAQ:AHCO)

Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AESE) and AdaptHealth (NASDAQ:AHCO) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Allied Esports Entertainment and AdaptHealth, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allied Esports Entertainment 0 0 2 0 3.00
AdaptHealth 0 0 4 0 3.00

Allied Esports Entertainment currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 58.73%. AdaptHealth has a consensus price target of $13.25, suggesting a potential upside of 15.12%. Given Allied Esports Entertainment’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Allied Esports Entertainment is more favorable than AdaptHealth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Allied Esports Entertainment and AdaptHealth’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Allied Esports Entertainment N/A N/A $1.14 million ($0.15) -21.00
AdaptHealth N/A N/A $2.09 million $0.08 143.88

Allied Esports Entertainment is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AdaptHealth, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Allied Esports Entertainment has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AdaptHealth has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.9% of Allied Esports Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of AdaptHealth shares are held by institutional investors. 22.0% of Allied Esports Entertainment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Allied Esports Entertainment and AdaptHealth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allied Esports Entertainment N/A -28.14% -3.64%
AdaptHealth N/A 13.25% 0.26%

Summary

AdaptHealth beats Allied Esports Entertainment on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

AdaptHealth Company Profile

AdaptHealth, LLC distributes home medical equipment. The Company offers mobility products, respiratory therapy, non- invasive ventilation, nutrition supplies, ocean home health products, sleep therapy supplies, bed lifts, seat lift chairs, and bath aids. AdaptHealth, LLC was founded in 2012 and is based in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

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