Lindblad Expeditions (LIND) & Bluegreen Vacations (BXG) Financial Analysis

Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ: LIND) and Bluegreen Vacations (NYSE:BXG) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Lindblad Expeditions and Bluegreen Vacations, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lindblad Expeditions 0 1 3 0 2.75
Bluegreen Vacations 0 0 3 0 3.00

Lindblad Expeditions presently has a consensus target price of $11.25, indicating a potential upside of 11.39%. Bluegreen Vacations has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.32%. Given Lindblad Expeditions’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Lindblad Expeditions is more favorable than Bluegreen Vacations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and Bluegreen Vacations’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lindblad Expeditions $266.50 million 1.73 -$8.66 million ($0.21) -48.09
Bluegreen Vacations $668.06 million 2.39 $125.52 million N/A N/A

Bluegreen Vacations has higher revenue and earnings than Lindblad Expeditions.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.0% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.4% of Bluegreen Vacations shares are held by institutional investors. 50.1% of Lindblad Expeditions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 54.8% of Bluegreen Vacations shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Bluegreen Vacations pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Lindblad Expeditions does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Lindblad Expeditions and Bluegreen Vacations’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lindblad Expeditions -3.25% 7.20% 1.97%
Bluegreen Vacations N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Bluegreen Vacations beats Lindblad Expeditions on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lindblad Expeditions Company Profile

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. provides expedition cruising and adventure travel services. It offers itineraries that feature up-close encounters with wildlife, nature, history, and culture, as well as promote guest empowerment and interactivity. The company operates expeditions on intimately-scaled ships and interaction between guests, crew, and the teams of scientists, naturalists, researchers, and photographers that participate in the expeditions. It operates a fleet of seven owned expedition ships and five seasonal charter vessels under the Lindblad brand. The company has a strategic alliance with The National Geographic Society. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

Bluegreen Vacations Company Profile

Bluegreen Corporation operates as a sales, marketing, and management company focusing on the vacation ownership industry in the United States. The company markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership interests (VOIs) in resorts that are developed or acquired by the company, or developed and owned by others. Its VOIs enable buyers to use resort accommodations through an annual or biennial allotment of points, which represent their ownership and beneficial use rights in perpetuity in the Bluegreen Vacation Club. It also provides property and homeowners? association management, VOI title, mortgage servicing, and resort amenity operational services; and financing to individual purchasers of VOIs. The company was formerly known as Patten Corporation and changed its name to Bluegreen Corporation in March 1996. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Bluegreen Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Woodbridge Holdings, LLC.

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