Head to Head Analysis: Light & Wonder (LNW) & Its Competitors

Light & Wonder (NASDAQ:LNWGet Rating) is one of 79 public companies in the “Computer integrated systems design” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Light & Wonder to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.2% of Light & Wonder shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Light & Wonder shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Computer integrated systems design” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Light & Wonder and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Light & Wonder 16.02% -8.77% 2.45%
Light & Wonder Competitors -197.68% -61.00% -5.26%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Light & Wonder and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Light & Wonder $2.15 billion $371.00 million 11.92
Light & Wonder Competitors $1.72 billion -$25.85 million 17.98

Light & Wonder has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Light & Wonder is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Light & Wonder has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Light & Wonder’s peers have a beta of -7.86, suggesting that their average share price is 886% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Light & Wonder and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Light & Wonder 0 0 0 0 N/A
Light & Wonder Competitors 415 2054 3023 64 2.49

Light & Wonder currently has a consensus target price of $53.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.16%. As a group, “Computer integrated systems design” companies have a potential upside of 42.36%. Given Light & Wonder’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Light & Wonder has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Light & Wonder beats its peers on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Light & Wonder Company Profile (Get Rating)

Scientific Games Corporation, doing business as Light & Wonder Inc., develops technology-based products and services, and related content for the gaming, lottery, social and digital gaming industries in the United States and internationally. The company's Gaming segment sells new and used gaming machines, electronic table systems, video lottery terminals, conversion game kits, and spare parts; table products, including shufflers; and perpetual licenses to proprietary table games. It also supplies game content, gaming machines; provides table game products and services to licensed gaming entities; and installs and supports casino management systems, such as ongoing hardware and software maintenance and upgrade services of customer casino management systems. The company's SciPlay segment develops and publishes digital games on mobile and web platforms. It sells virtual coins, chips, or bingo cards, which players can use to play slot games, table games, or bingo games. Its iGaming segment provides a suite of digital gaming content, including digital real-money gaming, distribution platforms, content, products, and services. This segment also offers the Open Platform System, which offers a range of reporting and administrative functions and tools providing operators control over various areas of digital gaming operations. The company also offers software design, development, licensing, maintenance, support services, and technology solutions. Majestic Corporation Limited was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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