Head-To-Head Comparison: Enthusiast Gaming (NASDAQ:EGLX) versus Madison Square Garden Entertainment (NYSE:MSGE)

Enthusiast Gaming (NASDAQ:EGLX) and Madison Square Garden Entertainment (NYSE:MSGE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Enthusiast Gaming and Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enthusiast Gaming $54.47 million 8.37 -$20.05 million ($0.24) -15.04
Madison Square Garden Entertainment $180.40 million 14.33 -$412.08 million ($16.69) -4.56

Enthusiast Gaming has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Enthusiast Gaming is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Madison Square Garden Entertainment, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Enthusiast Gaming and Madison Square Garden Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enthusiast Gaming 0 0 4 0 3.00
Madison Square Garden Entertainment 1 2 2 0 2.20

Enthusiast Gaming currently has a consensus price target of $9.63, indicating a potential upside of 166.62%. Madison Square Garden Entertainment has a consensus price target of $92.75, indicating a potential upside of 21.85%. Given Enthusiast Gaming’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Enthusiast Gaming is more favorable than Madison Square Garden Entertainment.

Profitability

This table compares Enthusiast Gaming and Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enthusiast Gaming -32.89% -23.44% -17.03%
Madison Square Garden Entertainment -228.43% -14.98% -9.83%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

16.5% of Enthusiast Gaming shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of Madison Square Garden Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Madison Square Garden Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Madison Square Garden Entertainment beats Enthusiast Gaming on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Enthusiast Gaming Company Profile

Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. engages in the media, content, entertainment, and esports businesses the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates an online network of approximately 100 gaming related websites; owns and operates Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, a video-gaming expo; provides management and support services to players involved in professional gaming; and owns and manages esports teams, which cover games comprising Call of Duty, Madden, Fortnite, Overwatch, Apex, and Valorant; and produces and programs approximately 30 weekly shows across AVOD and OTT channels, and represents approximately 500 gaming influencers across YouTube and Twitch. It also operates Luminosity Gaming, an eSports franchise; and hosts other gaming events. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Company Profile

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. engages in the entertainment business. It produces, presents, or hosts various live entertainment events, including concerts, family shows, and special events, as well as sporting events, such as professional boxing, college basketball, professional bull riding, mixed martial arts, and esports in its venues, including New York's Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre, and The Chicago Theatre. The company also operates entertainment dining and nightlife venues in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore, and Australia under the Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex, and Cathédrale brand names; and creates and operates New England's premier music festival. In addition, it features the Radio City Rockettes, which serves as the star for its Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. The company is based in New York, New York.

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