Comparing Funko (FNKO) and Gaming Partners International (GPIC)

Funko (NASDAQ:FNKO) and Gaming Partners International (NASDAQ:GPIC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Funko and Gaming Partners International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Funko 0 2 6 0 2.75
Gaming Partners International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Funko currently has a consensus target price of $18.31, indicating a potential downside of 7.47%. Given Funko’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Funko is more favorable than Gaming Partners International.

Profitability

This table compares Funko and Gaming Partners International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Funko 2.70% 9.68% 3.91%
Gaming Partners International 5.80% 8.30% 6.15%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.7% of Funko shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.2% of Gaming Partners International shares are held by institutional investors. 18.4% of Funko shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of Gaming Partners International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Funko and Gaming Partners International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Funko $516.08 million 1.85 $3.72 million $0.30 65.97
Gaming Partners International $80.60 million 0.82 $3.62 million N/A N/A

Funko has higher revenue and earnings than Gaming Partners International.

Summary

Funko beats Gaming Partners International on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Funko

Funko, Inc., a pop culture consumer products company, designs, sources, and distributes licensed pop culture products in the United States, China, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom. The company offers vinyl, bobble head, blind-packed miniature, and action figures; and plush products, accessories, apparels, and homewares, as well as bags, purses, and wallets. The company sells its products to specialty retailers, mass-market retailers, and e-commerce sites; distributors for sale to small retailers; and consumers through its e-commerce business, as well as at specialty licensing and comic book shows, conventions, and exhibitions. Funko, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Everett, Washington.

About Gaming Partners International

Gaming Partners International Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies casino table game equipment in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Africa. It offers American-style casino currency, such as injection-molded currency, thermo-compression molded currency, laser cut-thermo-compression currency, and sublimation currency; European-style casino currency, including plaques and jetons; radio frequency identification (RFID) currency, readers, and antennas for use in cages, gaming tables, and chip vaults; and RFID solutions to authenticate and track casino currency, as well as provides related hardware support and maintenance services. The company also provides playing cards; table layouts; dices; gaming furniture comprising tables, bases, and pit podiums; and table game accessories consisting of table displays, roulette reader boards, foot rails, chip trays, drop boxes, shoes, cut cards, dice sticks, lammers, markers, and buttons. In addition, it markets casino-specific themed products for customers to promote special events, such as sporting events, conventions, holidays, casino anniversaries, and premier entertainment events. The company offers its products under the Paulson, Bud Jones, Blue Chip, Dolphin, Bourgogne et Grasset, and Gemaco brand names. Gaming Partners International Corporation markets and sells its products through its sales force, as well as through sales agents or distributors. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

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