500.Com (NYSE: WBAI) and The Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Volatility and Risk
500.Com has a beta of -0.03, indicating that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Madison Square Garden has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares 500.Com and The Madison Square Garden’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|500.Com||$19.83 million||34.78||-$48.73 million||N/A||N/A|
|The Madison Square Garden||$1.32 billion||4.38||-$72.72 million||($1.11)||-220.83|
500.Com has higher earnings, but lower revenue than The Madison Square Garden.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for 500.Com and The Madison Square Garden, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The Madison Square Garden||0||2||5||0||2.71|
The Madison Square Garden has a consensus target price of $222.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.43%. Given The Madison Square Garden’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Madison Square Garden is more favorable than 500.Com.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
11.7% of 500.Com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.9% of The Madison Square Garden shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.7% of 500.Com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.4% of The Madison Square Garden shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares 500.Com and The Madison Square Garden’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The Madison Square Garden||5.21%||-1.00%||-0.67%|
The Madison Square Garden beats 500.Com on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
500.Com Company Profile
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.
The Madison Square Garden Company Profile
The Madison Square Garden Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in sports and entertainment businesses in the United States. The company operates in two segments, MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. The MSG Sports segment owns and operates professional sports franchises, as well as promotes, produces, and/or presents a range of other live sporting events, including professional boxing, college basketball, college hockey, professional bull riding, mixed martial arts, esports, tennis, and college wrestling. The MSG Entertainment segment presents or hosts live entertainment events comprising concerts, family shows, performing arts, and special events, as well as creates, produces, and/or presents live productions in its venues. The company also operates 24 entertainment dining and nightlife venues in New York City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, as well as in Sydney, Australia, primarily under the Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex, and Vandal brands; and manages the food and beverage operations at the Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown hotels in New York City. The Madison Square Garden Company was founded in 1879 and is based in New York, New York.
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