Park Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL) and Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Park Hotels & Resorts and Full House Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Hotels & Resorts 2 5 4 0 2.18
Full House Resorts 0 0 2 0 3.00

Park Hotels & Resorts currently has a consensus price target of $30.94, suggesting a potential downside of 8.12%. Full House Resorts has a consensus price target of $3.88, suggesting a potential upside of 25.40%. Given Full House Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Full House Resorts is more favorable than Park Hotels & Resorts.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

47.2% of Full House Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of Full House Resorts shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Full House Resorts does not pay a dividend. Park Hotels & Resorts pays out 61.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Full House Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Hotels & Resorts 19.08% 8.41% 5.15%
Full House Resorts -4.88% -9.11% -2.89%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Full House Resorts’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.79 billion 2.43 $2.63 billion $2.78 12.11
Full House Resorts $161.27 million 0.52 -$5.02 million N/A N/A

Park Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Full House Resorts.

Volatility & Risk

Park Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Full House Resorts has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats Full House Resorts on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Park Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Park is a leading lodging REIT with a diverse portfolio of hotels and resorts with significant underlying real estate value. Park's portfolio consists of 55 premium-branded hotels and resorts with over 32,000 rooms located in prime United States and international markets with high barriers to entry.

Full House Resorts Company Profile

Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, operates, develops, manages, leases, and/or invests in casinos, and related hospitality and entertainment facilities in the United States. The company owns and operates the Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi, which has approximately 37,000 square feet of gaming space, a surface parking lot, approximately 800-space parking garage, and 129-rooms, as well as a fine-dining restaurant, a buffet, a quick-service restaurant, and oyster and casino bars. It also owns and operates the Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado that has approximately 17,000 square feet of gaming space, 24 hotel rooms, and various acres of surface parking, as well as steakhouse, and 4 casual-dining outlets. In addition, the company owns the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, which has approximately 40,000 square feet of gaming space; a land-based pavilion with approximately 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a 190-room hotel; surface parking; an 18-hole golf course on approximately 311 acres; and 5 dining outlets, as well as a leased 104-room hotel. Further, it owns Stockman's Casino that is located in Fallon, Nevada, which has approximately 8,400 square feet of gaming space, a bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and a coffee shop; and Grand Lodge Casino that has 18,900 square feet of gaming space, which is integrated into the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Full House Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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