Comparing Lazydays (LAZY) and Lithia Motors (LAD)

Lazydays (NASDAQ:LAZY) and Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lazydays and Lithia Motors’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lazydays N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lithia Motors $10.09 billion 0.18 $245.21 million $8.39 8.73

Lithia Motors has higher revenue and earnings than Lazydays.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Lazydays and Lithia Motors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lazydays 0 0 2 0 3.00
Lithia Motors 0 2 5 0 2.71

Lazydays currently has a consensus price target of $15.75, indicating a potential upside of 127.93%. Lithia Motors has a consensus price target of $111.80, indicating a potential upside of 52.61%. Given Lazydays’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Lazydays is more favorable than Lithia Motors.

Profitability

This table compares Lazydays and Lithia Motors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lazydays N/A 7.75% 1.93%
Lithia Motors 2.28% 20.30% 4.63%

Risk & Volatility

Lazydays has a beta of -0.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lithia Motors has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.9% of Lazydays shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of Lazydays shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of Lithia Motors shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Lithia Motors pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Lazydays does not pay a dividend. Lithia Motors pays out 13.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lithia Motors has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Lithia Motors beats Lazydays on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lazydays Company Profile

Lazydays Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates recreation vehicle (RV) dealerships in the United States. It provides various products, including RV sales, RV services, financing and insurance products, RV parts and accessories, RV rentals, third-party protection plans, and RV camping for RV owners. The company offers various new and used vehicles; onsite general RV maintenance and repair services; and collision repair services, as well as sells and installs various parts and accessories. It also operates a fleet of vehicles for rent; and Lazydays RV resort at Tampa, Florida. In addition, the company arranges financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources; and offers various third-party protection plans and services to the purchasers of its RVs. It operates five dealership locations in Florida, Arizona, and Colorado. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Seffner, Florida.

Lithia Motors Company Profile

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It sells new and used cars, replacement parts, vehicle service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance products; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and arranges related financing. As of February 23, 2018, the company offered 30 brands of new vehicles and various brands of used vehicles in 171 stores in the United States, as well as through online at approximately 200 Websites. Lithia Motors, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Medford, Oregon.

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