Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) & International Thunderbird Gaming (NASDAQ:THRSF) Head to Head Analysis

International Thunderbird Gaming (OTCMKTS:THRSF) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.


This table compares International Thunderbird Gaming and Pico’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Thunderbird Gaming N/A N/A N/A
Pico N/A 0.44% 0.43%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares International Thunderbird Gaming and Pico’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Thunderbird Gaming $35.95 million 0.05 -$5.11 million N/A N/A
Pico $13.05 million 14.73 -$3.33 million N/A N/A

Pico has lower revenue, but higher earnings than International Thunderbird Gaming.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for International Thunderbird Gaming and Pico, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Thunderbird Gaming 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pico 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

International Thunderbird Gaming has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pico has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.3% of Pico shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Pico shares are owned by company 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.


Pico beats International Thunderbird Gaming on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About International Thunderbird Gaming

Thunderbird Resorts, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates gaming venues in Peru and Nicaragua. It provides table and slot games, as well as sports books. The company also owns and manages casinos, bars, restaurants, slot parlors, and hotels, as well as provides related food, beverage, and hospitality services. It operates 3 casinos and 1 slot parlor, 1 owned hotel with 66 rooms, 2 managed hotels with 163 rooms, 859 slots, and 323 table positions in Peru; and 5 casinos, 2 slot parlors, 704 slots, and 154 table positions in Nicaragua. The company was formerly known as International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation and changed its name to Thunderbird Resorts, Inc. in July 2005. Thunderbird Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Panama, the Republic of Panama.

About Pico

PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water resource and water storage activities in the southwestern United States. It engages in selling its water rights and storage credits in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. The Company sells its water rights to real estate developers, power generating facilities, or other commercial and industrial users, as well as to water utilities, municipalities, and other government agencies; and sells its stored water to state agencies, commercial developers, or municipalities for their commercial projects or communities. It also leases and sells water assets and land. PICO Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.

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