Critical Review: 500.Com (WBAI) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN)

500.Com (NYSE: WBAI) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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This table compares 500.Com and Wynn Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
500.Com -217.66% -11.25% -10.02%
Wynn Resorts 11.85% 100.14% 4.49%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for 500.Com and Wynn Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
500.Com 0 0 0 0 N/A
Wynn Resorts 0 9 13 0 2.59

Wynn Resorts has a consensus target price of $186.15, indicating a potential upside of 4.28%. Given Wynn Resorts’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Wynn Resorts is more favorable than 500.Com.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares 500.Com and Wynn Resorts’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
500.Com $1.57 million 447.35 -$29.23 million ($0.70) -24.59
Wynn Resorts $6.31 billion 2.92 $747.18 million $7.27 24.55

Wynn Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than 500.Com. 500.Com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Wynn Resorts, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Wynn Resorts pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. 500.Com does not pay a dividend. Wynn Resorts pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

11.7% of 500.Com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of Wynn Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Wynn Resorts shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

500.Com has a beta of -0.08, meaning that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wynn Resorts has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Wynn Resorts beats 500.Com on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 500.Com

500.com Limited provides online sports lottery services in the People's Republic of China. It operates as an aggregator and processor of lottery purchase orders from its registered user accounts. The company offers a suite of online lottery services, information, user tools, and virtual community venues. Its lottery sales services comprise individual lottery purchase, lottery pool purchase, automatic tag-along purchase, recurring purchase, and locked-in lottery number purchase services. The company provides its services through its mobile applications to mobile users, as well as through its online platform. The company was formerly known as 500wan.com Limited and changed its name to 500.com Limited in October 2013. 500.com Limited was founded in 2001 and is based in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

About Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts, Limited develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. As of February 15, 2018, the company's Wynn Macau segment had approximately 273,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 316 table games and 988 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker pit; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites; 8 food and beverage outlets; 59,000 square feet of retail space; 31,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; recreation and leisure facilities comprising 2 health clubs, spas, a salon, and a pool; and a rotunda show, a Chinese zodiac-inspired ceiling. Its Wynn Palace segment had approximately 420,000 square feet of casino space that offers 323 table games and 1,115 slot machines, private gaming salons, and sky casinos; a luxury hotel with a total of 1,706 guest rooms, suites, and villas; 11 food and beverage outlets; 106,000 square feet of retail space; 37,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; recreation and leisure facilities, including a gondola ride, health club, spa, salon, and pool; and public attractions, such as a performance lake and floral art displays. The company's Las Vegas Operations segment had approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, which provide 247 table games and 1,829 slot machines, private gaming salons, a sky casino, a poker room, and a race and sports book; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 guest rooms, suites, and villas; 33 food and beverage outlets; 110,000 square feet of retail space; 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; 3 nightclubs and a beach club; recreation and leisure facilities, including swimming pools, private cabanas, 2 full service spas and salons, and a wedding chapel; and Le RĂªve-The Dream, a water-based theatrical production and a theater presenting entertainment productions and various headliner entertainment acts. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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