Reviewing Sigma Labs (SGLB) and PlayAGS (AGS)

PlayAGS (NYSE:AGS) and Sigma Labs (NASDAQ:SGLB) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.3% of Sigma Labs shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of PlayAGS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of Sigma Labs shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares PlayAGS and Sigma Labs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PlayAGS -10.91% -40.01% -3.47%
Sigma Labs -1,294.78% -168.04% -136.61%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PlayAGS and Sigma Labs’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PlayAGS $211.96 million 3.71 -$45.10 million ($1.94) -11.49
Sigma Labs $640,000.00 23.07 -$4.57 million ($1.04) -1.72

Sigma Labs has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PlayAGS. PlayAGS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sigma Labs, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for PlayAGS and Sigma Labs, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PlayAGS 0 0 7 0 3.00
Sigma Labs 0 0 1 0 3.00

PlayAGS presently has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.47%. Given PlayAGS’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PlayAGS is more favorable than Sigma Labs.

PlayAGS Company Profile

AGS is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. Their roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market, but their customer-centric culture and growth have helped them branch out to become a leading all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier. Powered by high-performing Class II and Class III slot products, an expansive table products portfolio, highly rated social casino solutions for players and operators, and best-in-class service, they offer an unmatched value proposition for their casino partners.

Sigma Labs Company Profile

Sigma Labs, Inc. develops and commercializes manufacturing and materials technologies. It offers PrintRite3D quality assurance software apps primarily for 3D printing and additive manufacturing industries. The company's products are used in advanced manufacturing technologies to assure part quality in real time as the part is being made and enhance process control practices. It also provides engineering consulting services for developing next-generation technologies in advanced manufacturing technologies. The company serves aerospace and defense manufacturing, energy and power generation, bio-medical manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and firearms and recreational equipment industries. Sigma Labs, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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