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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Everi Holdings and Checkpoint Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everi Holdings $919.45 million 0.61 $200.09 million ($3.75) -2.22
Checkpoint Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Everi Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Checkpoint Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Everi Holdings and Checkpoint Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everi Holdings -26.95% -16,159.62% -16.89%
Checkpoint Systems -27.26% -50.16% -20.24%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.4% of Everi Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Everi Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Everi Holdings and Checkpoint Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everi Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00
Checkpoint Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Everi Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.97%. Given Everi Holdings’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Everi Holdings is more favorable than Checkpoint Systems.

Summary

Everi Holdings beats Checkpoint Systems on 7 of the 8 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.

Checkpoint Systems Company Profile

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. is a United States-based supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry. The Company provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft. It offers merchandise availability solutions, such as shrink management, including antennas, labels and tags, source tagging, deactivation, remote service and support, and Alpha High Theft Solutions, and merchandise visibility solutions, including inventory management, asset tracking and OneTag Program. OneTag Program allows retailers to obtain the benefits of inventory visibility and loss prevention with a single radio frequency identification tag. It offers apparel labelling solutions, such as Trim, including woven labels, printed fabric labels and specialty trim services, and brand merchandising, including printed items and self-adhesive. It serves markets, such as electronics and grocery.

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