Critical Contrast: Esports Entertainment Group (GMBL) & Its Competitors

Esports Entertainment Group (NASDAQ:GMBLGet Rating) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Amusement & recreation services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Esports Entertainment Group to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.8% of Esports Entertainment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.0% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% of Esports Entertainment Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.4% of shares of all “Amusement & recreation services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Esports Entertainment Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Esports Entertainment Group 0 1 3 0 2.75
Esports Entertainment Group Competitors 73 267 376 10 2.44

Esports Entertainment Group currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2,270.69%. As a group, “Amusement & recreation services” companies have a potential upside of 64.07%. Given Esports Entertainment Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Esports Entertainment Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Esports Entertainment Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Esports Entertainment Group -115.86% -44.43% -25.91%
Esports Entertainment Group Competitors 2,290.52% 1.06% 170.79%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Esports Entertainment Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Esports Entertainment Group $16.78 million -$26.37 million -0.19
Esports Entertainment Group Competitors $914.79 million -$75.39 million 53.56

Esports Entertainment Group’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Esports Entertainment Group. Esports Entertainment Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Esports Entertainment Group has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Esports Entertainment Group’s rivals have a beta of -0.49, suggesting that their average stock price is 149% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Esports Entertainment Group rivals beat Esports Entertainment Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Esports Entertainment Group (Get Rating)

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. operates as an iGaming and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates Vie.bet, an esports focused platform; Sportnation.bet, an online sportsbook and casino; iDefix, a casino-platform; Bethard, an online sportsbook and casino; Vie.gg, an online esports wagering website; and ggCircuit, a local area network center management software for managing mission critical functions, such as game licensing and payments. It also organizes professional and amateur esports events. The company was formerly known as VGambling, Inc. and changed its name to Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. in May 2017. Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in St. Julian's, Malta.

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