Contrasting MGM Resorts International (MGM) and Its Rivals

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of 93 public companies in the “LEISURE SERVICES” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare MGM Resorts International to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.6% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

MGM Resorts International has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MGM Resorts International’s competitors have a beta of 0.94, suggesting that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares MGM Resorts International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MGM Resorts International 17.92% 5.78% 2.13%
MGM Resorts International Competitors 1.27% 39.04% 3.45%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MGM Resorts International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MGM Resorts International $10.77 billion $1.96 billion 10.62
MGM Resorts International Competitors $2.94 billion $266.84 million 11.65

MGM Resorts International has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. MGM Resorts International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for MGM Resorts International and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MGM Resorts International 0 4 12 0 2.75
MGM Resorts International Competitors 566 2466 4133 113 2.52

MGM Resorts International currently has a consensus price target of $37.93, indicating a potential upside of 5.01%. As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies have a potential upside of 2.90%. Given MGM Resorts International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe MGM Resorts International is more favorable than its competitors.


MGM Resorts International pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. MGM Resorts International pays out 14.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 42.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


MGM Resorts International beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

MGM Resorts International Company Profile

MGM Resorts International is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casino resorts. The Company operates in two segments: domestic resorts and MGM China. Its domestic resorts segment consists of non-gaming operations, including hotel, food and beverage, entertainment and other non-gaming amenities. Its casino operations feature a range of slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. Its MGM China’s operations consist of the MGM Macau resort and casino, and the development of an integrated casino, hotel and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip in Macau. Under its resort operation, the Company’s casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail and other resort amenities. It owns Primm Valley Golf Club at the California/Nevada state line and Fallen Oak golf course in Saucier, Mississippi, among others. It owns and manages CityCenter Holdings, LLC, located between Bellagio and Monte Carlo.

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