Comparing Peak Resorts (SKIS) and The Competition

Peak Resorts (NASDAQ: SKIS) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Peak Resorts to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares Peak Resorts and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peak Resorts -0.13% 1.37% 0.28%
Peak Resorts Competitors 10.97% 12.75% 4.81%

Risk and Volatility

Peak Resorts has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Peak Resorts’ peers have a beta of 1.15, meaning that their average stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.7% of Peak Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Peak Resorts shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Peak Resorts and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peak Resorts 0 1 5 0 2.83
Peak Resorts Competitors 308 1443 2192 75 2.51

Peak Resorts currently has a consensus target price of $6.17, suggesting a potential upside of 27.15%. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies have a potential upside of 1.39%. Given Peak Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Peak Resorts is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

Peak Resorts pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Peak Resorts pays out 933.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 48.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Peak Resorts and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Peak Resorts $123.25 million $1.24 million 161.67
Peak Resorts Competitors $3.57 billion $470.05 million 184.05

Peak Resorts’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Peak Resorts. Peak Resorts 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.

Summary

Peak Resorts peers beat Peak Resorts on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Peak Resorts Company Profile

Peak Resorts, Inc. owns and operates ski resorts throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast United States. Its ski resort operations consists of snow skiing, snowboarding, and other snow sports. The company was founded on September 24, 1997 and is headquartered in Wildwood, MO.

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