Comparing Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) and Rush Street Interactive (NYSE:RSI)

Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) and Rush Street Interactive (NYSE:RSI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Golden Entertainment and Rush Street Interactive, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Entertainment 0 0 3 0 3.00
Rush Street Interactive 0 1 4 0 2.80

Golden Entertainment currently has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.18%. Rush Street Interactive has a consensus target price of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 77.08%. Given Rush Street Interactive’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Rush Street Interactive is more favorable than Golden Entertainment.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Golden Entertainment and Rush Street Interactive’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Entertainment $973.41 million 0.81 -$39.54 million ($0.87) -32.13
Rush Street Interactive N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rush Street Interactive has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Golden Entertainment.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Entertainment and Rush Street Interactive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Entertainment -17.22% -43.76% -5.79%
Rush Street Interactive N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.8% of Golden Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.9% of Rush Street Interactive shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.4% of Golden Entertainment 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

Rush Street Interactive beats Golden Entertainment on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Golden Entertainment Company Profile

Golden Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a diversified entertainment platform in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Casinos and Distributed Gaming. The Casinos segment owns and operates ten resort casino properties in Nevada and Maryland. The Distributed Gaming segment is involved in the installation, maintenance, and operation of slots and amusement devices in non-casino locations, such as restaurants, bars, taverns, convenience stores, liquor stores, and grocery stores in Nevada and Montana; and ownership and operation of branded taverns with slots, which target local patrons primarily in the greater Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area. As of December 31, 2019, it had approximately 10,900 slots in approximately 1,000 locations. The company was formerly known as Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and changed its name to Golden Entertainment, Inc. in July 2015. Golden Entertainment, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rush Street Interactive Company Profile

Rush Street Interactive, Inc. operates as an online casino and sports betting company in the United States and Latin America. It provides real-money online casino wagering, online and retail sports wagering, and social gaming services. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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