Critical Review: Dover Motorsports (DVD) & Its Peers

Dover Motorsports (NYSE: DVD) is one of 93 public companies in the “LEISURE SERVICES” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Dover Motorsports to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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24.6% of Dover Motorsports shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are owned by institutional investors. 50.0% of Dover Motorsports shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.5% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Dover Motorsports and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Motorsports 0 0 1 0 3.00
Dover Motorsports Competitors 567 2468 4137 113 2.52

As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies have a potential upside of 6.73%. Given Dover Motorsports’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dover Motorsports has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Dover Motorsports pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Dover Motorsports pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 42.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Dover Motorsports is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dover Motorsports and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Motorsports $46.74 million $8.42 million 9.55
Dover Motorsports Competitors $2.94 billion $266.84 million 10.45

Dover Motorsports’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Dover Motorsports. Dover Motorsports is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Dover Motorsports and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dover Motorsports 18.03% 7.31% 4.71%
Dover Motorsports Competitors 1.27% 39.05% 3.45%

Risk & Volatility

Dover Motorsports has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dover Motorsports’ competitors have a beta of 0.94, suggesting that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dover Motorsports competitors beat Dover Motorsports on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Dover Motorsports Company Profile

Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. The Dover International Speedway is located in Dover, Delaware, on approximately 770 acres of land. The Nashville Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located on approximately 1,400 acres of land in Wilson County and Rutherford County, Tennessee. The Company promotes approximately six National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)-sanctioned events at the Dover International Speedway, including two races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series professional stock car racing circuit, two races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series racing circuit, one race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing circuit and one race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racing circuit.

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