Reviewing Intrawest Resorts (SNOW) & Diamond Resorts International (DRII)

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

Valuation and Earnings

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

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

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

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Intrawest Resorts and Diamond Resorts International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Profitability

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

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

Summary

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

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.

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.

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