GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A (NYSE:GSAH) and Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AESE) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A and Allied Esports Entertainment, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A 0 0 0 0 N/A
Allied Esports Entertainment 0 0 2 0 3.00

Allied Esports Entertainment has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 61.29%. Given Allied Esports Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Allied Esports Entertainment is more favorable than GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A.

Profitability

This table compares GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A and Allied Esports Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A N/A 198.32% 1.41%
Allied Esports Entertainment N/A -28.14% -3.64%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A and Allied Esports Entertainment’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A N/A N/A $5.03 million N/A N/A
Allied Esports Entertainment N/A N/A $1.14 million ($0.15) -20.67

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.0% of GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.9% of Allied Esports Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.0% of Allied Esports Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allied Esports Entertainment has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A beats Allied Esports Entertainment on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A Company Profile

GS Acquisition Holdings Corp does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.

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