Light & Wonder (NASDAQ:LNW – Get Rating) and Aspyra (OTCMKTS:APYI – Get Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Light & Wonder and Aspyra, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Light & Wonder||1||2||2||0||2.20|
Light & Wonder presently has a consensus price target of $62.38, indicating a potential downside of 4.24%. Given Light & Wonder’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Light & Wonder is more favorable than Aspyra.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Light & Wonder||155.19%||-5.63%||-0.07%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
93.1% of Light & Wonder shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Light & Wonder shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.9% of Aspyra shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Light & Wonder and Aspyra’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Light & Wonder||$2.15 billion||2.83||$371.00 million||$39.24||1.66|
Light & Wonder has higher revenue and earnings than Aspyra.
Volatility & Risk
Light & Wonder has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aspyra has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Light & Wonder beats Aspyra on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Light & Wonder
Light & Wonder, Inc. develops technology-based products and services, and related content for the gaming, lottery, social and digital gaming industries in the United States and internationally. The company's Gaming segment sells new and used gaming machines, electronic table systems, video lottery terminals, conversion game kits, and spare parts; table products, including shufflers; and perpetual licenses to proprietary table games. It also supplies game content, gaming machines; provides table game products and services to licensed gaming entities; and installs and supports casino management systems, such as ongoing hardware and software maintenance and upgrade services of customer casino management systems. The company's SciPlay segment develops and publishes digital games on mobile and web platforms. It sells virtual coins, chips, or bingo cards, which players can use to play slot games, table games, or bingo games. Its iGaming segment provides a suite of digital gaming content, including digital real-money gaming, distribution platforms, content, products, and services. This segment also offers the Open Platform System, which offers a range of reporting and administrative functions and tools providing operators control over various areas of digital gaming operations. The company also offers software design, development, licensing, maintenance, support services, and technology solutions. Light & Wonder, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aspyra Inc. provides health care products and services for the laboratory and imaging marketplaces. It offers engineered workflow solutions that include software, interfaces, hardware, and professional services to various markets comprising specialty labs, reference labs, clinics, hospitals, imaging centers, and orthopedic practices. The company was formerly known as Creative Computer Applications Inc. and changed its name to Aspyra Inc. in November 2005. Aspyra Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
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