Head-To-Head Survey: Belmond (BEL) & 7 DAYS GROUP (SVN)

7 DAYS GROUP (NYSE: SVN) and Belmond (NYSE:BEL) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares 7 DAYS GROUP and Belmond’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
7 DAYS GROUP N/A N/A N/A
Belmond -1.52% 2.84% 1.24%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for 7 DAYS GROUP and Belmond, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
7 DAYS GROUP 0 0 0 0 N/A
Belmond 0 1 2 0 2.67

Belmond has a consensus price target of $14.33, indicating a potential upside of 11.11%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares 7 DAYS GROUP and Belmond’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
7 DAYS GROUP N/A N/A N/A $0.53 N/A
Belmond $549.80 million 2.40 $36.32 million ($0.08) -161.23

Belmond has higher revenue and earnings than 7 DAYS GROUP. Belmond is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 7 DAYS GROUP, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.1% of Belmond shares are held by institutional investors. 87.6% of Belmond shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Belmond beats 7 DAYS GROUP on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 7 DAYS GROUP

7 Days Group Holdings Limited (7 Days Inn) is an offshore holding company structure and conducts its operations in the People’s Republic of China through its wholly owned subsidiary, 7 Days Inn (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (7 Days Shenzhen), and its subsidiaries and branches. The Company converts and operates limited service economy hotels across metropolitan areas in the People’s Republic of China. It offers accommodations and services. As of December 31, 2010, it had 568 hotels in operation, 247 of which were managed hotels, with 56,410 hotel rooms in 89 cities, and an additional 197 hotels with 19,345 hotel rooms under conversion. As of December 31, 2010, approximately 16.5 million members were registered with its 7 Days Club. In December 2011, the Company acquired Hunan Huatian Star Hotel Management Limited.

About Belmond

Belmond Ltd. (Belmond) is a hotel company and adventure travel operator. As of December 31, 2016, Belmond owned, partially-owned and/or operated 45 properties, consisting of 34 individual deluxe hotels, 29 of which are owned (including nine under long-term lease), five European tourist trains, two cruise ships in Myanmar (one of which is under long-term charter), one French canal cruise business consisting of five small canal boats, and one stand-alone restaurant in the United States. It operates through six segments: owned hotels in Europe, owned hotels in North America (including one stand-alone restaurant), owned hotels in Rest of world, owned trains and cruises, part-owned/managed hotels and part-owned/managed trains. As of December 31, 2016, Belmond’s around the world portfolio of hotels in operation consisted of 3,272 individual guest rooms and multiple-room suites (keys).

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