Financial Survey: Melco PBL (MLCO) vs. Wynn Macau (WYNMF)

Melco PBL (NASDAQ: MLCO) and Wynn Macau (OTCMKTS:WYNMF) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Melco PBL and Wynn Macau’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Melco PBL 6.47% 13.83% 5.13%
Wynn Macau N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.0% of Melco PBL shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Melco PBL and Wynn Macau, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Melco PBL 0 2 12 0 2.86
Wynn Macau 0 1 1 0 2.50

Melco PBL presently has a consensus target price of $27.53, indicating a potential downside of 1.75%. Given Melco PBL’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Melco PBL is more favorable than Wynn Macau.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Melco PBL and Wynn Macau’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Melco PBL $5.28 billion 2.61 $347.00 million $0.69 40.61
Wynn Macau $2.85 billion 6.64 $184.89 million N/A N/A

Melco PBL has higher revenue and earnings than Wynn Macau.

Volatility & Risk

Melco PBL has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wynn Macau has a beta of 2.34, suggesting that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Melco PBL pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Wynn Macau does not pay a dividend. Melco PBL pays out 58.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Melco PBL beats Wynn Macau on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Melco PBL

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. It owns and operates City of Dreams, an integrated casino resort that has 500 gaming tables and 800 gaming machines; approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites; a wet stage performance theater with approximately 2,000 seats; approximately 30 restaurants and bars, and 150 retail outlets; and recreation and leisure facilities, including health and fitness clubs, swimming pools, spa and salons, and banquet and meeting facilities. The company also operates Altira Macau, a casino hotel, which has approximately 112 gaming tables and 56 gaming machines; 230 hotel rooms; various fine dining and casual restaurants, and recreation and leisure facilities; and various non-gaming amenities comprising spa, gymnasium, outdoor garden podium, and sky terrace lounge. In addition, it operates Studio City, a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail, and gaming resort that comprises 280 gaming tables and 980 gaming machines in Cotai, Macau. Further, the company owns and operates 7 Mocha Clubs with 1,034 gaming machines, as well as Taipa Square casino in Taipa Island, Macau. Additionally, it operates and manages City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail, and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. The company was formerly known as Melco Crown Entertainment Limited and changed its name to Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited in April 2017. Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. As of February 16, 2017, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited operates as a subsidiary of Melco Leisure and Entertainment Group Limited.

About Wynn Macau

Wynn Macau, Limited owns and operates the Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace casino resorts in Macau. As of February 15, 2017, the company?s Wynn Macau resort features approximately 284,000 square feet of casino space offering 24-hour gaming and various games, including 303 table games and 957 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker pit; 2 hotel towers with 1,008 rooms and suites; 8 food and beverage outlets; recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs and spas, a salon, and a pool; and lounges and meeting facilities. Its resort also includes approximately 57,000 square feet of retail shopping, which comprise stores and boutiques. In addition, the company?s Wynn Palace resort features approximately 420,000 square feet of casino space providing 24-hour gaming and various games, such as 304 table games and 996 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker pit; a luxury hotel with a total of 1,706 guest rooms, suites, and villas; and 10 food and beverage outlets. Its resort also consists of approximately 105,000 square feet of retail shopping, including stores and boutiques; ballroom and meeting facilities; and recreation and leisure facilities. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Macau. As of January 27, 2017, Wynn Macau, Limited operates as a subsidiary Wynn Resorts, Limited.

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