Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) and Studio City International (NYSE:MSC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Studio City International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Park Hotels & Resorts||$2.74 billion||2.33||$472.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|Studio City International||$571.21 million||2.83||-$20.74 million||($0.24)||-72.92|
Park Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Studio City International.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Park Hotels & Resorts and Studio City International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Park Hotels & Resorts||0||6||4||0||2.40|
|Studio City International||2||0||0||0||1.00|
Park Hotels & Resorts presently has a consensus target price of $32.57, indicating a potential upside of 2.98%. Studio City International has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.29%. Given Studio City International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Studio City International is more favorable than Park Hotels & Resorts.
This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Studio City International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Park Hotels & Resorts||17.25%||8.29%||5.03%|
|Studio City International||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
18.7% of Studio City International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. Studio City International does not pay a dividend.
Park Hotels & Resorts beats Studio City International on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Park Hotels & Resorts Company Profile
Park is the second largest publicly traded lodging REIT with a diverse portfolio of market-leading hotels and resorts with significant underlying real estate value. Park's portfolio consists of 54 premium-branded hotels and resorts with over 32,000 rooms, a majority of which are located in prime United States markets with high barriers to entry.
Studio City International Company Profile
Studio City International Holdings Limited operates a gaming, retail, and entertainment resort in Cotai, Macau. The company also operates Studio City Casino with 250 mass market gaming tables; approximately 970 gaming machines; and 45 VIP rolling chip tables. In addition, its resort provides various non-gaming facilities, including approximately 1,600 hotel rooms; various food and beverage establishments; retail space; figure-8 Ferris wheel; a Warner Bros.-themed family entertainment center; a 4-D Batman flight simulator; a night club; and a 5,000-seat live performance arena. The company was formerly known as Cyber One Agents Limited and changed its name to Studio City International Holdings Limited in January 2012. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Studio City International Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited.
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