Diamond Resorts International (NYSE: DRII) and Intrawest Resorts Holdings (NYSE:SNOW) are both resort operators companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.1% of Intrawest Resorts Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Intrawest Resorts Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Diamond Resorts International has a beta of 2.01, suggesting that its share price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intrawest Resorts Holdings has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Diamond Resorts International and Intrawest Resorts Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond Resorts International N/A N/A N/A $1.94 15.58
Intrawest Resorts Holdings N/A N/A N/A $0.73 32.53

Diamond Resorts International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Intrawest Resorts Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Diamond Resorts International and Intrawest Resorts Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond Resorts International 10.37% 30.25% 4.88%
Intrawest Resorts Holdings 46.98% 234.87% 57.71%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Diamond Resorts International and Intrawest Resorts Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond Resorts International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Intrawest Resorts Holdings 0 1 0 0 2.00

Intrawest Resorts Holdings has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.26%. Given Intrawest Resorts Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Intrawest Resorts Holdings is more favorable than Diamond Resorts International.

Summary

Intrawest Resorts Holdings beats Diamond Resorts International on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Diamond Resorts International

Diamond Resorts International, Inc. (DRII) is engaged in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry. The Company operates through two segments: hospitality and management services, and Vacation Interest Sales and Financing. Its hospitality and management services segment manages a network of resort properties and provides services to a member base across the world. Its Vacation Interest sales and financing segment manages over 110 resort properties, as well the Diamond Collections, each of which holds ownership interests in a group of resort properties, (including its managed resorts). The Company sells vacation ownership interests (VOIs) through presentations, which the Company refers to as tours, at its over 60 sales centers, all of which are located at its managed resorts. It has a network of over 380 vacation destinations located in approximately 30 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

About Intrawest Resorts Holdings

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. is a mountain resort, adventure and real estate company. The Company operates through three segments: Mountain, Adventure and Real Estate. Its Mountain segment includes its mountain resort and lodging operations at Steamboat Ski & Resort (Steamboat) and Winter Park Resort (Winter Park); Stratton Mountain Resort (Stratton); Snowshoe Mountain Resort (Snowshoe); Mont Tremblant Resort (Tremblant), and Blue Mountain Ski Resort (Blue Mountain). Its Adventure segment operates Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), a heli-skiing adventure company in North America. Its Real Estate segment consists of its real estate management, marketing and sales businesses, as well as its real estate development activities. As of June 30, 2016, the Company owned and operated six four-season mountain resorts geographically diversified across North America’s ski regions with approximately 8,000 skiable acres and over 1,120 acres of land available for real estate development.

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