Critical Survey: MGM Growth Properties (MGP) & VICI Properties (VICI)

MGM Growth Properties (NYSE: MGP) and VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent recommendations for MGM Growth Properties and VICI Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MGM Growth Properties 0 2 5 0 2.71
VICI Properties 0 4 1 0 2.20

MGM Growth Properties presently has a consensus price target of $31.14, indicating a potential upside of 16.68%. VICI Properties has a consensus price target of $21.75, indicating a potential upside of 12.00%. Given MGM Growth Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe MGM Growth Properties is more favorable than VICI Properties.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MGM Growth Properties and VICI Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MGM Growth Properties $765.70 million 2.47 $41.77 million $0.68 39.25
VICI Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MGM Growth Properties has higher revenue and earnings than VICI Properties.

Dividends

MGM Growth Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. VICI Properties does not pay a dividend. MGM Growth Properties pays out 247.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares MGM Growth Properties and VICI Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MGM Growth Properties 5.46% 0.73% 0.43%
VICI Properties N/A N/A N/A

Summary

MGM Growth Properties beats VICI Properties on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

MGM Growth Properties Company Profile

MGM Growth Properties LLC is a real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of destination entertainment and leisure resorts, whose amenities include casino gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment and retail offerings. Its portfolio consists of approximately 10 destination resorts. It has over six entertainment and gaming-related properties located on the Las Vegas Strip, including Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur, and The Park, a dining and entertainment complex located between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. Outside of Las Vegas, it owns over four casino resort properties, including MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit, Michigan, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Beau Rivage and Gold Strike Tunica, both of which are located in Mississippi. It operates approximately 27,330 hotel rooms, over 200 restaurants, approximately 100 retail outlets and over 20 entertainment venues.

VICI Properties Company Profile

VICI Properties Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of owning, acquiring and developing gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations. It operates through two segments: real property business and golf course business. The real property business segment consists of leased real property. The golf course business segment consists of four golf courses. Its golf courses include the Cascata golf course in Boulder City, Nevada, the Rio Secco golf course in Henderson, Nevada, the Grand Bear golf course in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the Chariot Run golf course in Elizabeth, Indiana.

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