Head to Head Contrast: Churchill Downs (CHDN) vs. Its Rivals

Churchill Downs (NASDAQ: CHDN) is one of 93 public companies in the “LEISURE SERVICES” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Churchill Downs to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Churchill Downs and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Churchill Downs $882.60 million $140.50 million 27.90
Churchill Downs Competitors $2.94 billion $266.84 million 10.45

Churchill Downs’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Churchill Downs and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Churchill Downs 11.47% 16.80% 4.66%
Churchill Downs Competitors 1.27% 39.05% 3.45%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.3% of Churchill Downs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.4% of Churchill Downs shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.5% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Churchill Downs has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Churchill Downs’ rivals have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Churchill Downs and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Churchill Downs 0 2 1 0 2.33
Churchill Downs Competitors 566 2468 4137 113 2.52

Churchill Downs presently has a consensus target price of $244.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.22%. As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies have a potential upside of 7.19%. Given Churchill Downs’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Churchill Downs has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Churchill Downs pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Churchill Downs pays out 17.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 42.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Churchill Downs rivals beat Churchill Downs on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Churchill Downs Company Profile

Churchill Downs Incorporated is a racing, gaming and online entertainment company. The Company is engaged in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 9,030 gaming positions in seven states, and is a legal mobile and online platform for betting on horseracing in the United States. It operates through five segments: Racing, Casinos, TwinSpires, Other Investments and Corporate. Racing includes four racetracks: Churchill Downs Racetrack, Arlington International Race Course, Fair Grounds Race Course and Calder Race Course. Casinos is a provider of brick-and-mortar real-money casino gaming. TwinSpires operates mobile and online wagering business, which is a platform for betting on horseracing. Other Investments includes United Tote and Capital View Casino & Resort Joint Venture (Capital View).

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