AGEM Index Falls 7.4 Percent in December
The AGEM Index decreased by 66.85 points in December 2022 to 839.10, a 7.4 percent decline from the prior month. Compared to one year ago, the index was down 132.49 points, or 13.6 percent. During the latest month, 10 of the 12 AGEM Index companies reported stock price decreases, resulting in 10 negative contributions to the AGEM Index and two positive contributions.
The largest positive contribution to the monthly index was sourced to Agilysys (Nasdaq: AGYS), whose 19.2 percent increase in stock price led to an 8.69-point gain to the index. The largest negative contribution to the index was sourced to Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), whose 12.9 percent decrease in stock price resulted in a 39.68-point loss for the AGEM Index. Additionally, Light & Wonder Inc. (Nasdaq: LNW) observed a 9.5 percent decrease in stock price that led to an 11.95-point decrease to the index.
All three major U.S. stock indices saw month-over-month decreases to close the year. The NASDAQ decreased by 8.7 percent from November, while the S&P 500 fell by 5.9 percent. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 4.2 percent over the month.
The AGEM Index
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) produces the monthly AGEM Index that comprises 12 global gaming suppliers throughout the world. A total of nine suppliers are based in the United States and are listed on the NYSE, Nasdaq or OTC market, while two trade on the Australian exchange and one on the Tokyo exchange. The index is computed based on the month-end stock price (adjusted for dividends and splits) of each company and weighted based on approximation of market capitalization. Market capitalizations for manufacturers trading on foreign exchanges have been converted to US dollar-equivalents as of month-end for comparability purposes. The AGEM Index is based on a 100-point value as of January 2005. Company stock prices and AGEM Index contributions may be revised as necessary due to stock splits, reverse stock splits, mergers, acquisitions and other business activities.
AGEM is an international trade association representing manufacturers of electronic gaming devices, systems, lotteries, and components for the gaming industry. The Association works to further the interests of gaming equipment manufacturers throughout the world. Through political action, tradeshow partnerships, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM and its member organizations have assisted regulatory commissions and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a positive business environment.
About Applied Analysis
The AGEM index and overview is prepared by Applied Analysis (AA). AA is a Nevada-based advisory services firm providing consultation services for public and private entities. The company utilizes extensive experience in economics, information technology and finance to provide a wide range of services, including urban economic consulting, financial advisory services, market analysis, public policy analysis, hospitality industry and gaming consulting, and information system and technology consulting.
SOURCE: The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).Tags: The AGEM Index, December 2022