Dover Motorsports (NYSE:DVD) and Galaxy Gaming (OTCMKTS:GLXZ) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dover Motorsports and Galaxy Gaming, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Motorsports 0 0 1 0 3.00
Galaxy Gaming 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.6% of Dover Motorsports shares are held by institutional investors. 50.3% of Dover Motorsports shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Dover Motorsports pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Galaxy Gaming does not pay a dividend. Dover Motorsports pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Dover Motorsports and Galaxy Gaming’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dover Motorsports 23.47% 6.63% 4.98%
Galaxy Gaming -0.92% -2.70% -0.80%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dover Motorsports and Galaxy Gaming’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Motorsports $46.74 million 1.63 $8.42 million $0.10 20.70
Galaxy Gaming $14.86 million 3.54 -$10,000.00 N/A N/A

Dover Motorsports has higher revenue and earnings than Galaxy Gaming.

Risk and Volatility

Dover Motorsports has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Galaxy Gaming has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dover Motorsports beats Galaxy Gaming on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dover Motorsports Company Profile

Dover Motorsports, Inc. markets and promotes motorsports entertainment in the United States. It owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware; and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. The company was formerly known as Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. Dover Motorsports, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Dover, Delaware.

Galaxy Gaming Company Profile

Galaxy Gaming, Inc., a gaming company, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, acquires, and licenses proprietary casino table games and associated technology, platforms, and systems for the gaming industry. The company's proprietary table games comprise side bets, which are proprietary features and wagering schemes added to public domain games, such as poker, baccarat, pai gow poker, craps, and blackjack table games; and premium games, which are stand-alone games with their own unique set of rules and strategies. It offers side bets under the Lucky Ladies, 21+3, and Bonus Craps titles; and premium games under the High Card Flush, Three Card Poker, and Texas Shootout. It also provides enhanced table systems, which include Bonus Jackpot System, an electronic system installed on gaming tables designed to collect data by detecting player wagers and other game activities. In addition, the company offers TableMAX e-Table system, an automated, dealer-less, multi-player electronic table game platform; and ancillary equipment. The company markets its products to land-based, riverboat, cruise ship, and Internet gaming companies in North America, the Caribbean, Central America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa, as well as to cruise ships and Internet gaming sites worldwide. Galaxy Gaming, Inc. is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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