Contrasting AMEN Properties (OTCMKTS:AMEN) and Gaming and Leisure Properties (OTCMKTS:GLPI)

AMEN Properties (OTCMKTS:AMEN) and Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares AMEN Properties and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMEN Properties 24.40% 7.59% 7.03%
Gaming and Leisure Properties 27.62% 14.76% 3.76%

Risk and Volatility

AMEN Properties has a beta of -0.32, meaning that its share price is 132% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gaming and Leisure Properties has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for AMEN Properties and Gaming and Leisure Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMEN Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 1 7 0 2.88

Gaming and Leisure Properties has a consensus target price of $44.29, indicating a potential upside of 0.39%. Given Gaming and Leisure Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gaming and Leisure Properties is more favorable than AMEN Properties.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.8% of Gaming and Leisure Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 30.3% of AMEN Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Gaming and Leisure Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

AMEN Properties pays an annual dividend of $80.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.3%. Gaming and Leisure Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Gaming and Leisure Properties pays out 88.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Gaming and Leisure Properties has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AMEN Properties and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMEN Properties $4.61 million 8.97 $5.18 million N/A N/A
Gaming and Leisure Properties $1.06 billion 8.97 $339.51 million $3.18 13.87

Gaming and Leisure Properties has higher revenue and earnings than AMEN Properties.

Summary

Gaming and Leisure Properties beats AMEN Properties on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

AMEN Properties Company Profile

AMEN Properties, Inc. owns oil and gas royalty and working interests in various oil and gas properties in the United States. It owns an indirect interest in oil gas and gas royalties through its ownership of 33% of the membership interests of SFF Royalty, LLC; and controls oil and gas working interests owned by SFF Production, LLC through its ownership of 81.1% of the membership interests. The company was formerly known as Crosswalk.com, Inc. and changed its name to AMEN Properties, Inc. in October 2002. AMEN Properties, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Richardson, Texas.

Gaming and Leisure Properties Company Profile

GLPI is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple-net lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties. GLPI expects to grow its portfolio by pursuing opportunities to acquire additional gaming facilities to lease to gaming operators. GLPI also intends to diversify its portfolio over time, including by acquiring properties outside the gaming industry to lease to third parties. GLPI elected to be taxed as a REIT for United States federal income tax purposes commencing with the 2014 taxable year and is the first gaming-focused REIT in North America.

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