Dover Motorsports (NYSE:DVD) and Trans World Corp Common Stock (OTCMKTS:TWOC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.6% of Dover Motorsports shares are held by institutional investors. 50.3% of Dover Motorsports shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 42.5% of Trans World Corp Common Stock shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Dover Motorsports has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trans World Corp Common Stock has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Dover Motorsports pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Trans World Corp Common Stock does not pay a dividend. Dover Motorsports pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Dover Motorsports and Trans World Corp Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dover Motorsports 23.47% 6.63% 4.98%
Trans World Corp Common Stock N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Dover Motorsports and Trans World Corp Common Stock, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Motorsports 0 0 1 0 3.00
Trans World Corp Common Stock 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dover Motorsports and Trans World Corp Common Stock’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Motorsports $46.74 million 1.65 $8.42 million $0.10 21.00
Trans World Corp Common Stock $54.11 million 0.68 $1.88 million N/A N/A

Dover Motorsports has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Trans World Corp Common Stock.

Summary

Dover Motorsports beats Trans World Corp Common Stock on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dover Motorsports Company Profile

Dover Motorsports, Inc. markets and promotes motorsports entertainment in the United States. It owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware; and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. The company was formerly known as Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. Dover Motorsports, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Dover, Delaware.

Trans World Corp Common Stock Company Profile

Trans World Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, and manages casino operations and small-to-mid-size four-star hotels in Europe. It operates in two segments, Casino and Hotel. The company owns and operates three full-service casinos in the Czech Republic under the American Chance Casinos brand; and five hotels. As of March 26, 2018, its casino portfolio included the Ceska casino consisting of 13 gaming tables, including 7 card tables, 6 roulette tables, and 118 video slot machines; Route 59 casino comprising 12 card tables, 12 roulette tables, and 214 video slot machines; and Route 55 casino consisting of 12 card tables, 10 roulette tables, and 192 video slot machines. The company also owns and operates the Hotel Savannah, a 79-room four-star deluxe hotel, as well as a full-service spa in Hate, Czech Republic; Hotel Columbus, a 117-room four-star hotel located in Seligenstadt, Germany; Hotel Auefeld, a 93-room four-star hotel located in Hannoversch Münden, Germany; Hotel Kranichhöhe, a 107-room four-star hotel located in Much, Germany; and Hotel Donauwelle, a 176-room four-star hotel located in Linz, Austria. Trans World Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in New York, New York. As of April 30, 2018, Trans World Corporation operates as a subsidiary of FEC Overseas Investment (UK) Limited.

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