Analyzing Integrity Gaming (IGAMF) & Cedar Fair (FUN)

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Integrity Gaming (OTCMKTS: IGAMF) and Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Integrity Gaming and Cedar Fair’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Integrity Gaming $16.40 million 0.42 -$8.50 million ($0.24) -0.81
Cedar Fair $1.32 billion 2.69 $215.47 million $4.05 15.56

Cedar Fair has higher revenue and earnings than Integrity Gaming. Integrity Gaming is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cedar Fair, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Cedar Fair pays an annual dividend of $3.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Integrity Gaming does not pay a dividend. Cedar Fair pays out 87.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cedar Fair has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Integrity Gaming and Cedar Fair’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Integrity Gaming -51.48% -183.85% -22.23%
Cedar Fair 14.82% 1,925.03% 10.74%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Integrity Gaming and Cedar Fair, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Integrity Gaming 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cedar Fair 0 0 5 0 3.00

Cedar Fair has a consensus price target of $76.33, suggesting a potential upside of 21.14%. Given Cedar Fair’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cedar Fair is more favorable than Integrity Gaming.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.4% of Cedar Fair shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Cedar Fair shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cedar Fair beats Integrity Gaming on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Integrity Gaming Company Profile

Integrity Gaming Corp. operates slot routes in the United States. The company leases and distributes slot machines, electronic table games, and casino equipment and supplies to tribal casino operators, as well as offers project financing to owners, operators, and managers of casinos and other regulated gaming venues. As of May 22, 2018, it operated slot routes with approximately 2,700 gaming machines across 30 casinos in Oklahoma and Texas. Integrity Gaming Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Cedar Fair Company Profile

Cedar Fair, L.P. owns and operates amusement and water parks, and hotels in the United States and Canada. The company operates approximately 11 amusement parks, 2 outdoor water parks, 1 indoor water park, and 4 hotels. Its amusement parks include Cedar Point located on Lake Erie between Cleveland and Toledo in Sandusky, Ohio; Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles, California; Canada's Wonderland near Toronto, Canada; Kings Island near Cincinnati, Ohio; Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina; Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Kings Dominion located near Richmond, Virginia; California's Great America located in Santa Clara, California; Valleyfair located near Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Worlds of Fun located in Kansas City, Missouri; and Michigan's Adventure located near Muskegon, Michigan. The company also manages and operates Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, California; and owns and operates the Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, as well as two gated outdoor water parks. Cedar Fair Management, Inc. serves as the general partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Sandusky, Ohio.

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