Camping World (CWH) & The Competition Critical Survey

Camping World (NYSE: CWH) is one of 20 public companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Camping World to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Camping World and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camping World 0 0 12 0 3.00
Camping World Competitors 115 619 666 28 2.43

Camping World currently has a consensus target price of $48.83, suggesting a potential upside of 82.49%. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies have a potential upside of 14.20%. Given Camping World’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Camping World is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.8% of Camping World shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 49.2% of Camping World shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Camping World and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camping World -0.42% 384.26% 6.57%
Camping World Competitors 3.22% 33.52% 3.60%

Risk & Volatility

Camping World has a beta of 2.83, indicating that its stock price is 183% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camping World’s peers have a beta of 9.96, indicating that their average stock price is 896% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Camping World pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Camping World pays out 14.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 20.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Camping World and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Camping World $4.29 billion $28.36 million 11.69
Camping World Competitors $8.01 billion $220.42 million 12.15

Camping World’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Camping World. Camping World is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Camping World peers beat Camping World on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Camping World

Camping World Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a portfolio of services, protection plans, products, and resources for recreational vehicle (RV) owners and camping enthusiasts. The company operates through Consumer Services and Plans, and Retail segments. It provides emergency roadside assistance; property and casualty insurance programs; travel assist programs; extended vehicle service contracts; co-branded credit cards; vehicle financing and refinancing; club memberships; and publications and directories. The company also offers new and used RVs, parts and service, including RV accessories and supplies; camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, bicycling, skateboarding, and marine and watersport equipment, and supplies; finance and insurance; and RV repair and maintenance services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a network of 140 RV-centric retail locations under the Camping World and Good Sam brands in 36 states of the United States; 2 Overton's locations; 2 locations; 2 Gander Outdoors locations; 2 W82 locations; and 5 Uncle Dan's locations. The company also serves customers through e-commerce platforms and direct marketing. Camping World Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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