Financial Contrast: Hilton Hotels (HLT) vs. The Castle Group (CAGU)

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Hilton Hotels (NYSE:HLT) and The Castle Group (OTCMKTS:CAGU) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Hilton Hotels has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Castle Group has a beta of 1.96, meaning that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hilton Hotels and The Castle Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hilton Hotels $8.91 billion 2.94 $764.00 million $2.79 32.23
The Castle Group $26.25 million 0.13 $100,000.00 N/A N/A

Hilton Hotels has higher revenue and earnings than The Castle Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.6% of Hilton Hotels shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Hilton Hotels shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Hilton Hotels and The Castle Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hilton Hotels 8.42% 201.77% 6.40%
The Castle Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Hilton Hotels and The Castle Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hilton Hotels 0 5 13 0 2.72
The Castle Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hilton Hotels presently has a consensus target price of $90.02, indicating a potential upside of 0.13%. Given Hilton Hotels’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hilton Hotels is more favorable than The Castle Group.

Dividends

Hilton Hotels pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. The Castle Group does not pay a dividend. Hilton Hotels pays out 21.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Hilton Hotels beats The Castle Group on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise, and Ownership. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands to franchisees. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, and Signia Hilton brands. It operates in North America, South America, and Central America, including various Caribbean nations; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. As of March 29, 2019, the company had approximately 5,600 properties with approximately 913,000 rooms in 113 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

About The Castle Group

The Castle Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the hotel and resort management industry in the state of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Commonwealth of Saipan under the Castle Resorts and Hotels trade name. It manages luxury and mid-range resort condominiums and hotels on various islands in the state of Hawaii; and a property located in New Zealand. The company also provides reservations staffing and operation, advertising, sales and marketing, and accounting services to property owners. The Castle Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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