Comparing Full House Resorts (FLL) and International Speedway (ISCA)

Full House Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL) and International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

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This table compares Full House Resorts and International Speedway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Full House Resorts -3.12% -9.22% -2.87%
International Speedway 16.50% 5.09% 3.24%

Volatility and Risk

Full House Resorts has a beta of 0.25, indicating that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Speedway has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.3% of Full House Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of International Speedway shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of Full House Resorts shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.1% of International Speedway shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Full House Resorts and International Speedway, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Full House Resorts 0 0 2 0 3.00
International Speedway 1 0 0 0 1.00

Full House Resorts presently has a consensus target price of $3.88, suggesting a potential upside of 20.72%. International Speedway has a consensus target price of $40.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.30%. Given Full House Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Full House Resorts is more favorable than International Speedway.

Dividends

International Speedway pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Full House Resorts does not pay a dividend. International Speedway pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Speedway has increased its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Full House Resorts and International Speedway’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Full House Resorts $161.27 million 0.54 -$5.02 million N/A N/A
International Speedway $671.43 million 2.90 $110.82 million $1.61 27.39

International Speedway has higher revenue and earnings than Full House Resorts.

Summary

International Speedway beats Full House Resorts on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Full House Resorts

Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, operates, develops, manages, and/or invests in casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities. The Company’s casino/resort segments include the Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi; the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, and the Northern Nevada segment, which consists of the Grand Lodge Casino in Incline Village, Nevada and Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nevada. The Company’s Development/Management segment includes costs associated with casino-related development and management projects. The Company has a leased property, Grand Lodge Casino. The Rising Star Casino Resort is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Rising Sun, Indiana. The Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel is situated on the far west end of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Grand Lodge Casino is located within Hyatt Regency in Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

About International Speedway

International Speedway Corporation is an owner of motorsports entertainment facilities and promoter of motorsports themed entertainment activities in the United States. The Company’s motorsports themed event operations consist of racing events at its motorsports entertainment facilities. As of November 30, 2016, the Company owned and/or operated 13 of the nation’s motorsports entertainment facilities: Daytona International Speedway in Florida; Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway in Michigan; Auto Club Speedway of Southern California in California; Kansas Speedway in Kansas; Richmond International Raceway in Virginia; Darlington Raceway in South Carolina; Chicagoland Speedway in Illinois; Martinsville Speedway in Virginia; Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona; Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida; Watkins Glen International in New York, and Route 66 Raceway in Illinois.

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