Head-To-Head Comparison: Belmond (BEL) and Full House Resorts (FLL)

Belmond (NYSE:BEL) and Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Belmond and Full House Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Belmond -6.84% 1.48% 0.61%
Full House Resorts -4.88% -9.11% -2.89%

Risk and Volatility

Belmond has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Full House Resorts has a beta of 0.09, meaning that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.1% of Belmond shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of Full House Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 87.6% of Belmond shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of Full House Resorts shares are held 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Belmond and Full House Resorts’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Belmond $561.00 million 3.30 -$45.03 million $0.12 149.92
Full House Resorts $161.27 million 0.49 -$5.02 million ($0.22) -13.45

Full House Resorts has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Belmond. Full House Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Belmond, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Belmond and Full House Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Belmond 1 1 1 0 2.00
Full House Resorts 0 0 3 0 3.00

Belmond presently has a consensus target price of $17.33, suggesting a potential downside of 3.65%. Full House Resorts has a consensus target price of $4.08, suggesting a potential upside of 37.95%. Given Full House Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Full House Resorts is more favorable than Belmond.

Summary

Belmond beats Full House Resorts on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Belmond Company Profile

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.

Full House Resorts Company Profile

Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, operates, develops, manages, leases, and/or invests in casinos, and related hospitality and entertainment facilities in the United States. The company owns and operates the Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi, which has approximately 37,000 square feet of gaming space, a surface parking lot, approximately 800-space parking garage, and 129-rooms, as well as a fine-dining restaurant, a buffet, a quick-service restaurant, and oyster and casino bars. It also owns and operates the Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado that has approximately 17,000 square feet of gaming space, 24 hotel rooms, and various acres of surface parking, as well as steakhouse, and 4 casual-dining outlets. In addition, the company owns the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, which has approximately 40,000 square feet of gaming space; a land-based pavilion with approximately 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; a 190-room hotel; surface parking; an 18-hole golf course on approximately 311 acres; and 5 dining outlets, as well as a leased 104-room hotel. Further, it owns Stockman's Casino that is located in Fallon, Nevada, which has approximately 8,400 square feet of gaming space, a bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and a coffee shop; and Grand Lodge Casino that has 18,900 square feet of gaming space, which is integrated into the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Full House Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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