Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) and Giggles N Hugs (OTCMKTS:GIGL) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
This table compares Empire Resorts and Giggles N Hugs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Giggles N Hugs||-41.41%||N/A||-112.45%|
Empire Resorts has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Giggles N Hugs has a beta of 8.71, meaning that its share price is 771% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Empire Resorts and Giggles N Hugs’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Empire Resorts||$65.85 million||3.19||-$46.34 million||N/A||N/A|
|Giggles N Hugs||$2.45 million||0.58||-$1.62 million||N/A||N/A|
Giggles N Hugs has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Empire Resorts.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
1.8% of Empire Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Empire Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Empire Resorts and Giggles N Hugs, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Giggles N Hugs||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Empire Resorts beats Giggles N Hugs on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Empire Resorts
Empire Resorts, Inc. engages in hospitality and gaming businesses in New York. The company owns and operates Monticello Casino and Raceway, a video gaming machine (VGM) and harness horseracing facility in Monticello that operates 1,110 VGMs, including 1,070 video lottery terminals and 40 electronic table game positions, as well as Resorts World Catskills, a casino resort located in Sullivan County, New York. It is also involved in conducting pari-mutuel wagering on the running of live harness horse races; the import simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred horse races from racetracks across the United States and internationally; and the export simulcasting of its races to offsite pari-mutuel wagering facilities, as well as in the development of an entertainment village and a golf course. Empire Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Monticello, New York.
About Giggles N Hugs
Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. owns and operates kid-friendly restaurants with play areas for children in 10 years and younger in California. It owns and operates a restaurant in the Westfield Topanga shopping center in Woodland Hills; and a restaurant in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California. The company was formerly known as Teacher's Pet, Inc. and changed its name to Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. in August 2010. Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.
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