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Eldorado Resorts (ERI) versus Belmond (BEL) Head to Head Comparison

Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) and Belmond (NYSE:BEL) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Eldorado Resorts and Belmond, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eldorado Resorts 0 1 7 0 2.88
Belmond 0 1 2 0 2.67

Eldorado Resorts presently has a consensus price target of $41.56, indicating a potential upside of 1.36%. Belmond has a consensus price target of $14.33, indicating a potential upside of 26.28%. Given Belmond’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Belmond is more favorable than Eldorado Resorts.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.4% of Eldorado Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.7% of Belmond shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Eldorado Resorts shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 87.6% of Belmond shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eldorado Resorts and Belmond’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eldorado Resorts $1.47 billion 2.15 $73.93 million $0.01 4,100.00
Belmond $561.00 million 2.07 -$45.03 million $0.12 94.58

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

Risk and Volatility

Eldorado Resorts has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Belmond has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Eldorado Resorts and Belmond’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eldorado Resorts 5.17% -0.19% -0.05%
Belmond -8.01% 1.73% 0.74%

Summary

Eldorado Resorts beats Belmond on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eldorado Resorts Company Profile

Eldorado Resorts, Inc., a gaming and hospitality company, owns and operates gaming facilities in Ohio, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, and Missouri. It owns and operates Eldorado Resort Casino Reno, a 814-room hotel, casino and entertainment facility; Silver Legacy Resort Casino, a 1,711-room themed hotel and casino; Circus Circus Reno, a 1,571-room hotel-casino and entertainment complex; Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport, a 403-room, all suite art deco-style hotel and tri-level riverboat dockside casino; Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, a 357-room hotel, casino, entertainment, and live thoroughbred horse racing facility; Presque Isle Downs & Casino, a casino and live thoroughbred horse racing facility; and Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs, a modern racino. The company also owns and operates Isle Casino Hotel?Black Hawk, a land-based casino; Lady Luck Casino?Black Hawk, a land-based casino; Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, a casino and harness racing track; Isle Casino Bettendorf, a land-based single-level casino; Isle Casino Waterloo, a SINGLE-level land-based casino; Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles, a gaming vessel; Isle of Capri Casino Lula, a two dockside casino; Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg, a dockside casino; Isle of Capri Casino Boonville, a single-level dockside casino; Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, a dockside casino and pavilion and entertainment center; Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville, a riverboat casino; Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City, a dockside casino; and Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, a casino property, as well as operates Racelinebet.com, which offers online and telephone wagering services on horse races. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated approximately 950,000 square feet of casino space with approximately 21,000 slot machines and video lottery terminals, 600 table and poker games, and 7,000 hotel rooms. Eldorado Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

Belmond Company Profile

Belmond Ltd. engages in the hotel and travel businesses. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned, invested in, or managed 36 deluxe hotels and resort properties in the United States, Mexico, The Caribbean, Europe, Southern Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia; 1 stand-alone restaurant in New York; 7 tourist trains in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Peru; 1 river cruise in Myanmar; and 1 canal boat business in France. Its portfolio of hotels includes 3,203 individual guest rooms and multiple-room suites. The company was formerly known as Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. and changed its name to Belmond Ltd. in June 2014. Belmond Ltd. was founded in 1971 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.