Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY) and Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Extended Stay America and Full House Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Extended Stay America||0||1||6||0||2.86|
|Full House Resorts||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Extended Stay America and Full House Resorts’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Extended Stay America||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Full House Resorts||$163.88 million||0.34||-$4.37 million||($0.13)||-15.69|
Extended Stay America has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Full House Resorts.
Extended Stay America pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Full House Resorts does not pay a dividend. Extended Stay America has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
96.7% of Extended Stay America shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of Full House Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Extended Stay America shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of Full House Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Extended Stay America and Full House Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Extended Stay America||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Full House Resorts||-2.67%||-2.80%||-0.92%|
Extended Stay America beats Full House Resorts on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Extended Stay America Company Profile
Extended Stay America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages hotels in the United States. As of February 27, 2018, it had 599 hotels and approximately 66,000 rooms, as well as managed 26 hotels under the Extended Stay America brand. It serves customers in the mid-priced extended stay segment. The company also relicenses Extended Stay America brand to unaffiliated third parties. Extended Stay America, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Full House Resorts Company Profile
Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, operates, develops, manages, leases, and/or invests in casinos, and related hospitality and entertainment facilities in the United States. The company owns and operates the Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi, which has approximately 37,000 square feet of gaming space, a surface parking lot, approximately 800-space parking garage, and 129-rooms, as well as a fine-dining restaurant, a buffet, a quick-service restaurant, and oyster and casino bars. It also owns and operates the Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado that has approximately 17,000 square feet of gaming space, 24 hotel rooms, and various acres of surface parking, as well as steakhouse, and 4 casual-dining outlets. In addition, the company owns the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, which has approximately 40,000 square feet of gaming space; a land-based pavilion with approximately 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a 190-room hotel; surface parking; an 18-hole golf course on approximately 311 acres; and 5 dining outlets, as well as a leased 104-room hotel. Further, it owns Stockman's Casino that is located in Fallon, Nevada, which has approximately 8,400 square feet of gaming space, a bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and a coffee shop; and Grand Lodge Casino that has 18,900 square feet of gaming space, which is integrated into the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Full House Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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