Life Time Group (NYSE:LTH) and Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) Financial Survey

Life Time Group (NYSE:LTH) and Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) are both mid-cap companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.4% of Life Time Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.2% of Planet Fitness shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Planet Fitness shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Life Time Group and Planet Fitness, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Life Time Group 0 4 6 0 2.60
Planet Fitness 0 3 8 0 2.73

Life Time Group presently has a consensus price target of $21.67, indicating a potential downside of 1.47%. Planet Fitness has a consensus price target of $96.45, indicating a potential upside of 6.63%. Given Planet Fitness’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Planet Fitness is more favorable than Life Time Group.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Life Time Group and Planet Fitness’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Life Time Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Planet Fitness $406.62 million 19.27 -$14.99 million $0.56 161.54

Life Time Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Planet Fitness.

Profitability

This table compares Life Time Group and Planet Fitness’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Life Time Group N/A N/A N/A
Planet Fitness 8.51% -9.30% 3.37%

Summary

Planet Fitness beats Life Time Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Life Time Group

Life Time Group Holdings Inc. reshaped the way consumers approach their health through omnichannel, healthy way of life communities that address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment. Life Time Group Holdings Inc. is based in CHANHASSEN, Minn.

About Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness, Inc. engages in the operation and franchising of fitness centers. It operates through the following segments: Franchise, Corporate-Owned Stores, and Equipment. The Franchise segment includes operations related to the company’s franchising business in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, and Australia. The Corporate-Owned Stores segment comprises operations with respect to all Corporate-owned stores throughout the United States and Canada. The Equipment segment involves the sale of equipment to franchisee-owned stores. The company was founded by Michael Grondahl and Marc Grondahl in 1992 and is headquartered in Hampton, NH.

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