Twin River Worldwide (NYSE:TRWH) and Peak Resorts (NASDAQ:SKIS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Twin River Worldwide and Peak Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Twin River Worldwide 0 2 2 0 2.50
Peak Resorts 0 2 0 0 2.00

Twin River Worldwide currently has a consensus target price of $32.25, suggesting a potential upside of 23.42%. Peak Resorts has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.18%. Given Twin River Worldwide’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Twin River Worldwide is more favorable than Peak Resorts.

Dividends

Twin River Worldwide pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Peak Resorts pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Peak Resorts pays out 62.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Twin River Worldwide and Peak Resorts’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Twin River Worldwide $437.54 million 2.04 $71.44 million N/A N/A
Peak Resorts $184.43 million 0.91 $8.92 million $0.45 24.44

Twin River Worldwide has higher revenue and earnings than Peak Resorts.

Profitability

This table compares Twin River Worldwide and Peak Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Twin River Worldwide 12.66% 22.17% 7.59%
Peak Resorts 0.59% 1.74% 0.29%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.2% of Twin River Worldwide shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.3% of Peak Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 35.0% of Twin River Worldwide shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of Peak Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Twin River Worldwide beats Peak Resorts on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Twin River Worldwide

There is no company description available for Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc.

About Peak Resorts

Peak Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases day and overnight drive ski resorts in the United States. Its resorts activities and amenities include skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, tubing, dining, lodging, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard instruction, zip lines, mountain coasters, mountain biking, hiking, and other summer activities. The company also offers non-winter attractions, such as golf, roller coasters, swimming, summer concerts, and zip rides. It operates 14 ski resorts primarily located in the Northeast and Midwest. Peak Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Wildwood, Missouri.

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