Belmond (NYSE: BEL) is one of 30 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Belmond to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
This table compares Belmond and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Belmond has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Belmond’s peers have a beta of 1.15, suggesting that their average stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Belmond and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Belmond||$561.00 million||-$45.03 million||94.58|
|Belmond Competitors||$3.57 billion||$470.05 million||186.31|
Belmond’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Belmond. Belmond 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Belmond and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Belmond currently has a consensus target price of $14.33, indicating a potential upside of 26.28%. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies have a potential upside of 0.41%. Given Belmond’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Belmond is more favorable than its peers.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
81.7% of Belmond shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 87.6% of Belmond shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Belmond peers beat Belmond on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
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.
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