Belmond (NYSE: BEL) and Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Belmond and Pinnacle Entertainment’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Belmond||$561.00 million||1.99||-$45.03 million||$0.12||91.00|
|Pinnacle Entertainment||$2.56 billion||0.69||$63.10 million||$1.02||29.85|
Volatility & Risk
Belmond has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pinnacle Entertainment has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
81.7% of Belmond shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.1% of Pinnacle Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 87.6% of Belmond shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of Pinnacle Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Belmond and Pinnacle Entertainment, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Belmond presently has a consensus target price of $14.33, indicating a potential upside of 31.26%. Pinnacle Entertainment has a consensus target price of $30.17, indicating a potential downside of 0.93%. Given Belmond’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Belmond is more favorable than Pinnacle Entertainment.
This table compares Belmond and Pinnacle Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Pinnacle Entertainment beats Belmond on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns, develops, and operates casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities in the United States. It operates through Midwest, South, and West segments. As of February 28, 2018, the company owned and operated 16 gaming entertainment businesses located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also holds interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas. In addition, the company owns and operates a live and televised poker tournament series under the Heartland Poker Tour name. The company was formerly known as Hollywood Park, Inc. and changed its name to Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. in February 2000. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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