Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) and Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ:ISLE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Eldorado Resorts and Isle of Capri Casinos’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eldorado Resorts -1.20% -2.83% -0.64%
Isle of Capri Casinos 3.12% 21.43% 2.01%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Eldorado Resorts and Isle of Capri Casinos, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eldorado Resorts 0 0 4 0 3.00
Isle of Capri Casinos 0 0 0 0 N/A

Eldorado Resorts presently has a consensus target price of $29.50, suggesting a potential downside of 3.59%. Given Eldorado Resorts’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Eldorado Resorts is more favorable than Isle of Capri Casinos.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Eldorado Resorts and Isle of Capri Casinos’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eldorado Resorts $983.20 million 2.39 $24.80 million ($0.27) -113.33
Isle of Capri Casinos N/A N/A N/A $1.50 15.32

Eldorado Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Isle of Capri Casinos. Eldorado Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Isle of Capri Casinos, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.4% of Eldorado Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.9% of Isle of Capri Casinos shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Eldorado Resorts shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 38.2% of Isle of Capri Casinos shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Isle of Capri Casinos beats Eldorado Resorts on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eldorado Resorts Company Profile

Eldorado Resorts, Inc. is a gaming and hospitality company that owns and operates gaming facilities located in Ohio, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Company’s segments are Nevada, Louisiana, Eastern and Corporate. As of May 1, 2017, the Company owned and operated approximately 503,000 square feet of casino space with approximately 20,000 slot machines and video lottery terminals (VLTs), over 550 table and poker games, 45 restaurants and 6,500 hotel rooms. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated various properties, including Eldorado Resort Casino Reno (Eldorado Reno), Silver Legacy Resort Casino (Silver Legacy), Circus Circus Reno (Circus Reno), Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport (Eldorado Shreveport), Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort (Mountaineer), Presque Isle Downs & Casino (Presque Isle Downs), and Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs (Scioto Downs).

Isle of Capri Casinos Company Profile

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. is a developer, owner and operator of branded gaming facilities and related dining, lodging and entertainment facilities in regional markets in the United States. The Company owns or operates over 10 gaming and entertainment facilities in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Collectively, these properties feature over 12,000 slot machines and 300 table games (including approximately 80 poker tables), 2,200 hotel rooms and 40 restaurants. The Company also operates a harness racing track at its casino in Florida. The Company operates under two brands: Isle and Lady Luck. The Company’s casino properties include Isle Casino Hotel-Black Hawk, Lady Luck Casino-Black Hawk, Pompano Park, Bettendorf, Marquette, Waterloo, Lake Charles, Lula, Vicksburg, Boonville, Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Kansas City and Nemacolin.

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