Review of JE Cleantech (NASDAQ:JCSE) and PlayAGS (NYSE:AGS)

PlayAGS (NYSE:AGS – Get Rating) and JE Cleantech (NASDAQ:JCSE – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of PlayAGS and JE Cleantech.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
PlayAGS -9.88% -42.14% -2.56%
I Cleantech N / A N / A N / A

Benefits and evaluation

This chart compares revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of PlayAGS and JE Cleantech.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
PlayAGS $259.70 million 0.77 -$22.57 million ($0.75) -7.21
I Cleantech N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A

JE Cleantech has lower earnings, but higher earnings than PlayAGS.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.2% of PlayaGS shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of PlayAGS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current recommendations and price targets for PlayAGS and JE Cleantech, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
PlayAGS 0 0 2 0 3.00
I Cleantech 0 0 0 0 N / A

PlayAGS currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 232.72%. Considering the likely higher upside of PlayAGS, stock analysts clearly believe that PlayAGS is more favorable than JE Cleantech.


PlayAGS beats JE Cleantech on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PlayAGS (Get a rating)

AGS is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for all types of gamers. Their roots are firmly in the Native American Class II gaming market, but their customer-centric culture and growth has helped them branch out into a premier all-inclusive commercial gaming provider. Powered by high-performance Class II and Class III slot products, an extensive tabletop product portfolio, highly-rated social casino solutions for players and operators, and top-notch service, they deliver a of unparalleled value to their casino partners.

About JE Cleantech (Get a rating)

JE Cleantech Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, designs, develops, manufactures and sells cleaning systems for various industrial applications in Singapore, Malaysia and overseas. The Company operates through two segments, the sale of cleaning systems and other equipment, and the provision of centralized warewashing and ancillary services. It provides various cleaning systems and other equipment, including aqueous washing systems, plating and cleaning systems, train cleaning systems and filtration units. The company also offers centralized warewashing services for catering establishments, such as food courts, hawker centers, restaurants, kitchens, nursing homes and in-flight catering service providers; and general cleaning services for food courts. In addition, it rents dishwashing equipment. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Singapore. JE Cleantech Holdings Limited operates as a subsidiary of JE Cleantech Global Limited.

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