Comparing GreenTree Hospitality Group (GHG) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS)

GreenTree Hospitality Group (NYSE:GHG) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GreenTree Hospitality Group and Las Vegas Sands’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GreenTree Hospitality Group $119.59 million 10.67 $43.86 million N/A N/A
Las Vegas Sands $12.88 billion 3.40 $2.81 billion $3.04 18.31

Las Vegas Sands has higher revenue and earnings than GreenTree Hospitality Group.

Profitability

This table compares GreenTree Hospitality Group and Las Vegas Sands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GreenTree Hospitality Group N/A N/A N/A
Las Vegas Sands 28.06% 35.22% 12.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for GreenTree Hospitality Group and Las Vegas Sands, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GreenTree Hospitality Group 0 1 2 0 2.67
Las Vegas Sands 0 7 7 0 2.50

GreenTree Hospitality Group currently has a consensus target price of $17.40, suggesting a potential upside of 38.42%. Las Vegas Sands has a consensus target price of $74.31, suggesting a potential upside of 33.50%. Given GreenTree Hospitality Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe GreenTree Hospitality Group is more favorable than Las Vegas Sands.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.0% of GreenTree Hospitality Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.4% of Las Vegas Sands shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Las Vegas Sands shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Las Vegas Sands pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. GreenTree Hospitality Group does not pay a dividend. Las Vegas Sands pays out 98.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Las Vegas Sands has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Las Vegas Sands beats GreenTree Hospitality Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

GreenTree Hospitality Group Company Profile

GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, leases, franchises, and manages hotels in the People's Republic of China. The company operates hotels under the various brands, including GreenTree Eastern, as well as Gme, Gya, and VX; GreenTree Inns and GreenTree Alliance; and Vatica and Shell. As of March 31, 2018, it had 26 leased-and-operated hotels and 2,328 franchised-and-managed hotels with 195,552 hotel rooms in 266 cities. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China. GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group, Inc.

Las Vegas Sands Company Profile

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao, The Plaza Macao and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People's Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The company also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip; the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its integrated resorts include accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and other amenities. Las Vegas Sands Corp. was founded in 1988 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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