W Technologies (OTCMKTS:WTCG) and Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares W Technologies and Six Flags Entertainment’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Six Flags Entertainment||$1.49 billion||2.06||$179.07 million||$2.24||16.08|
Six Flags Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than W Technologies.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for W Technologies and Six Flags Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Six Flags Entertainment||0||7||7||0||2.50|
Six Flags Entertainment has a consensus price target of $24.62, indicating a potential downside of 31.66%. Given Six Flags Entertainment’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Six Flags Entertainment is more favorable than W Technologies.
Volatility and Risk
W Technologies has a beta of 4.52, suggesting that its share price is 352% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Six Flags Entertainment has a beta of 2.27, suggesting that its share price is 127% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
80.7% of Six Flags Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Six Flags Entertainment shares are held by 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 W Technologies and Six Flags Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Six Flags Entertainment||-5.26%||-23.63%||-1.45%|
Six Flags Entertainment beats W Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
W Technologies Company Profile
W Technologies, Inc. is a holding company. The company through its subsidiary, Ethamada Energy Corp., engages in research and development as well as commercial activities in the production of alternative, green, low-carbon producing energy, a viable alternative to gasoline. It converts and delivers ethanol to the market by processing sorghum into ethanol. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.
Six Flags Entertainment Company Profile
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme and waterparks under the Six Flags name. The company's parks offer various thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets. It owns and operates 26 parks in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company was formerly known as Six Flags, Inc. and changed its name to Six Flags Entertainment Corporation in April 2010. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Grand Prairie, Texas.
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