Everi Holdings (NYSE: EVRI) and United Rentals (NYSE:URI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Everi Holdings and United Rentals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everi Holdings -26.88% -16,159.62% -16.94%
United Rentals 10.04% 47.90% 6.40%

Risk and Volatility

Everi Holdings has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Rentals has a beta of 2.35, meaning that its share price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Everi Holdings and United Rentals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everi Holdings $891.22 million 0.51 $192.43 million ($3.62) -1.89
United Rentals $5.81 billion 1.63 $1.72 billion $6.76 16.54

United Rentals has higher revenue and earnings than Everi Holdings. Everi Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than United Rentals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.0% of Everi Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of United Rentals shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Everi Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of United Rentals shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Everi Holdings and United Rentals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everi Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00
United Rentals 2 6 9 0 2.41

Everi Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $6.67, indicating a potential downside of 2.68%. United Rentals has a consensus price target of $118.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.97%. Given United Rentals’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe United Rentals is more favorable than Everi Holdings.

Summary

United Rentals beats Everi Holdings on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Everi Holdings Company Profile

Everi Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through subsidiaries, including Everi Games Holding Inc. (Everi Games Holding) and Everi Payments Inc. (Everi Payments or Payments). The Company operates through two segments: Games and Payments. The Company provides video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions, and compliance and efficiency software. Its games segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer its patrons gaming entertainment related experiences. The Payments segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer their patrons cash access related services and products, including access to cash at gaming facilities through automatic teller machine (ATM) cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions and point of sale debit card transactions.

United Rentals Company Profile

United Rentals, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is an equipment rental company, which operates throughout the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments: general rentals, and trench, power and pump. The general rentals segment includes the rental of construction, aerial, industrial and homeowner equipment and related services and activities. The trench, power and pump segment includes the rental of specialty construction products and related services. Its general rentals segment includes the rental of general construction and industrial equipment, such as backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts, and general tools and light equipment, such as pressure washers, water pumps and power tools. As of January 1, 2017, it operated 887 rental locations. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, United Rentals (North America), Inc. (URNA) and subsidiaries of URNA.

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