Financial Comparison: Wizard Entertainment (OTCMKTS:WIZD) and Madison Square Garden Entertainment (NYSE:MSGE)

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Wizard Entertainment (OTCMKTS:WIZD) and Madison Square Garden Entertainment (NYSE:MSGE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wizard Entertainment and Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wizard Entertainment $10.58 million 0.28 -$2.16 million N/A N/A
Madison Square Garden Entertainment $762.94 million 2.45 $17.23 million ($3.72) -20.94

Madison Square Garden Entertainment has higher revenue and earnings than Wizard Entertainment.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wizard Entertainment -27.25% N/A -84.09%
Madison Square Garden Entertainment N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.0% of Madison Square Garden Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 83.2% of Wizard Entertainment shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.7% of Madison Square Garden Entertainment shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Wizard Entertainment and Madison Square Garden Entertainment, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wizard Entertainment 0 0 0 0 N/A
Madison Square Garden Entertainment 0 0 2 0 3.00

Madison Square Garden Entertainment has a consensus price target of $100.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.37%. Given Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Madison Square Garden Entertainment is more favorable than Wizard Entertainment.

Summary

Madison Square Garden Entertainment beats Wizard Entertainment on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wizard Entertainment

Wizard Entertainment, Inc. produces pop culture live multimedia conventions in the United States. Its live multimedia conventions offer a social networking and entertainment venue for enthusiasts of movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking/gaming, comic books, anime, and graphic novels. The company's conventions also provide sales, marketing, product promotion, public relations, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities for entertainment, toy, gaming, publishing, and retail businesses. It serves movie studios, video game producers, comic book publishers, television broadcasters, and toy manufacturers. Wizard Entertainment, Inc. markets its comic conventions through various media outlets, such as including social media, websites, public relations, television, radio, out-of-home media, email, flyers, and postcards, as well as newspapers, national press, and blogs. The company was formerly known as Wizard World, Inc. and changed its name to Wizard Entertainment, Inc. in October 2018. Wizard Entertainment, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

About Madison Square Garden Entertainment

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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