Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) and Belmond (NYSE:BEL) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
76.1% of Wynn Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.6% of Belmond shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Wynn Resorts shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 87.6% of Belmond shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Wynn Resorts and Belmond’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Wynn Resorts and Belmond, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Wynn Resorts currently has a consensus target price of $147.19, suggesting a potential upside of 17.75%. Belmond has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential downside of 23.73%. Given Wynn Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Wynn Resorts is more favorable than Belmond.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Wynn Resorts and Belmond’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Wynn Resorts||$6.72 billion||2.02||$584.18 million||$6.54||19.11|
|Belmond||$561.00 million||4.57||-$45.03 million||$0.12||207.58|
Wynn Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Belmond. Wynn Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Belmond, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Wynn Resorts pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Belmond does not pay a dividend. Wynn Resorts pays out 45.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Wynn Resorts has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Belmond has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Wynn Resorts beats Belmond on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Wynn Resorts
Wynn Resorts, Limited owns and operates destination casino resorts. As of February 15, 2018, the company's Wynn Macau segment had approximately 273,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 316 table games and 988 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker pit; 2 luxury hotel towers with 1,008 guest rooms and suites; 8 food and beverage outlets; 59,000 square feet of retail space; 31,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; recreation and leisure facilities comprising 2 health clubs, spas, a salon, and a pool; and a rotunda show, a Chinese zodiac-inspired ceiling. Its Wynn Palace segment had approximately 420,000 square feet of casino space that offers 323 table games and 1,115 slot machines, private gaming salons, and sky casinos; a luxury hotel with a total of 1,706 guest rooms, suites, and villas; 11 food and beverage outlets; 106,000 square feet of retail space; 37,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; recreation and leisure facilities, including a gondola ride, health club, spa, salon, and pool; and public attractions, such as a performance lake and floral art displays. The company's Las Vegas Operations segment had approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, which provide 247 table games and 1,829 slot machines, private gaming salons, a sky casino, a poker room, and a race and sports book; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 guest rooms, suites, and villas; 33 food and beverage outlets; 110,000 square feet of retail space; 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; 3 nightclubs and a beach club; recreation and leisure facilities, including swimming pools, private cabanas, 2 full service spas and salons, and a wedding chapel; and Le Rêve-The Dream, a water-based theatrical production and a theater presenting entertainment productions and various headliner entertainment acts. It has a strategic partnership with BetBull Limited. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Belmond Ltd. engages in the hotel and travel businesses. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned, invested in, or managed 36 deluxe hotels and resort properties in the United States, Mexico, The Caribbean, Europe, Southern Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia; 1 stand-alone restaurant in New York; 7 tourist trains in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Peru; 1 river cruise in Myanmar; and 1 canal boat business in France. Its portfolio of hotels includes 3,203 individual guest rooms and multiple-room suites. The company was formerly known as Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. and changed its name to Belmond Ltd. in June 2014. Belmond Ltd. was founded in 1971 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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