Financial Survey: Intrawest Resorts (NYSE:SNOW) versus Diamond Resorts International (DRII)

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Diamond Resorts International and Intrawest Resorts, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

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

Profitability

This table compares Diamond Resorts International and Intrawest Resorts’ 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 46.98% 234.87% 57.71%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond Resorts International N/A N/A N/A $1.94 15.58
Intrawest Resorts 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, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

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

Summary

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

Diamond Resorts International Company Profile

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.

Intrawest Resorts Company Profile

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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