eXp World (NASDAQ:EXPI) and Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

eXp World has a beta of 5.15, indicating that its stock price is 415% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marriott Vacations Worldwide has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.2% of eXp World shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.4% of Marriott Vacations Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. 47.2% of eXp World shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Marriott Vacations Worldwide shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares eXp World and Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eXp World -4.48% -120.59% -52.49%
Marriott Vacations Worldwide 1.85% 8.45% 3.23%

Dividends

Marriott Vacations Worldwide pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. eXp World does not pay a dividend. Marriott Vacations Worldwide pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares eXp World and Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
eXp World $500.15 million 1.24 -$22.43 million ($0.39) -26.10
Marriott Vacations Worldwide $2.97 billion 1.59 $55.00 million $5.88 17.78

Marriott Vacations Worldwide has higher revenue and earnings than eXp World. eXp World is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marriott Vacations Worldwide, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for eXp World and Marriott Vacations Worldwide, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eXp World 0 0 3 0 3.00
Marriott Vacations Worldwide 0 2 7 0 2.78

eXp World presently has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 96.46%. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has a consensus price target of $131.09, suggesting a potential upside of 25.36%. Given eXp World’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe eXp World is more favorable than Marriott Vacations Worldwide.

Summary

Marriott Vacations Worldwide beats eXp World on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

eXp World Company Profile

eXp World Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-based real estate brokerage services for residential real estate market in the United states and Canada. The company facilitates buyers to search real-time property listings and sellers to list their properties through its Website; and provides buyers and sellers access to a network of professional, consumer-centric agents, and brokers. It also offers access to collaborative tools and training services for real estate brokers and agents. In addition, the company provides marketing, training, and other support services to its brokers and agents through a proprietary technology enabled services, and technology and support services contracted to third parties. The company was formerly known as eXp Realty International Corporation and changed its name to eXp World Holdings, Inc. in May 2016. eXp World Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Bellingham, Washington.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Company Profile

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation develops, markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Hyatt Residence Club brands, and Marriott Vacation Club Pulse brands. The company operates through two segments, Vacation Ownership and Exchange & Third-Party Management. It also develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership and related products under The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club brand; and holds right to develop, market, and sell ownership residential products under The Ritz-Carlton Residences brand. In addition, the company sells points-based vacation ownership products through Marriott Vacation Club points-based ownership programs focused in North America and the Asia Pacific; and weeks-based vacation ownership products. Further, it is involved in financing consumer purchases of vacation ownership products; and renting vacation ownership inventory. Additionally, the company provides on-site management and services, such as daily housekeeping services, valet, in-residence dining, and access to fitness facilities, as well as spa and sports facilities for Ritz-Carlton branded properties. It also offers exchange networks and membership programs consisting of approximately 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations, as well as manages approximately 180 other resorts and lodging properties under the Interval International, Trading Places International, Vacation Resorts International, VRI Europe, Aqua-Aston, and Great Destinations brands. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 100 properties in the United States and 12 other countries and territories. The company sells its upscale tier vacation ownership products primarily through a network of resort-based sales centers and off-site sales locations. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

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