Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ: GLPIV) and Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Gaming and Leisure Properties and Gaming and Leisure Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gaming and Leisure Properties 1 3 3 0 2.29

Gaming and Leisure Properties has a consensus target price of $38.80, suggesting a potential upside of 5.69%. Given Gaming and Leisure Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gaming and Leisure Properties is more favorable than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gaming and Leisure Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gaming and Leisure Properties $958.18 million 8.14 $716.53 million $1.78 20.62

Gaming and Leisure Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Profitability

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gaming and Leisure Properties 39.58% 15.66% 5.27%
Gaming and Leisure Properties 38.99% 17.14% 5.71%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.3% of Gaming and Leisure Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Gaming and Leisure Properties shares are owned 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.

Dividends

Gaming and Leisure Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Gaming and Leisure Properties does not pay a dividend. Gaming and Leisure Properties pays out 141.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Gaming and Leisure Properties beats Gaming and Leisure Properties on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gaming and Leisure Properties

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Its segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), through which the Company owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties, which consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 34 rental properties, consisting of the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn), the real property associated with 15 gaming and related facilities operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.

About Gaming and Leisure Properties

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Its segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), through which the Company owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties, which consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 34 rental properties, consisting of the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn), the real property associated with 15 gaming and related facilities operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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