Belmond (NYSE: BEL) and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (NYSE:SVN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Belmond and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Belmond -1.52% 2.84% 1.24%
7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Belmond and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Belmond $549.80 million 2.32 $36.32 million ($0.08) -155.61
7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED N/A N/A N/A $0.53 N/A

Belmond has higher revenue and earnings than 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED. Belmond is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.8% of Belmond shares are held by institutional investors. 87.6% of Belmond shares are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Belmond and 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Belmond 0 2 2 0 2.50
7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED 0 0 0 0 N/A

Belmond currently has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.45%.

Summary

Belmond beats 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Belmond Company Profile

Belmond Ltd. (Belmond) is a hotel company and adventure travel operator. As of December 31, 2016, Belmond owned, partially-owned and/or operated 45 properties, consisting of 34 individual deluxe hotels, 29 of which are owned (including nine under long-term lease), five European tourist trains, two cruise ships in Myanmar (one of which is under long-term charter), one French canal cruise business consisting of five small canal boats, and one stand-alone restaurant in the United States. It operates through six segments: owned hotels in Europe, owned hotels in North America (including one stand-alone restaurant), owned hotels in Rest of world, owned trains and cruises, part-owned/managed hotels and part-owned/managed trains. As of December 31, 2016, Belmond’s around the world portfolio of hotels in operation consisted of 3,272 individual guest rooms and multiple-room suites (keys).

7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED Company Profile

7 Days Group Holdings Limited (7 Days Inn) is an offshore holding company structure and conducts its operations in the People’s Republic of China through its wholly owned subsidiary, 7 Days Inn (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (7 Days Shenzhen), and its subsidiaries and branches. The Company converts and operates limited service economy hotels across metropolitan areas in the People’s Republic of China. It offers accommodations and services. As of December 31, 2010, it had 568 hotels in operation, 247 of which were managed hotels, with 56,410 hotel rooms in 89 cities, and an additional 197 hotels with 19,345 hotel rooms under conversion. As of December 31, 2010, approximately 16.5 million members were registered with its 7 Days Club. In December 2011, the Company acquired Hunan Huatian Star Hotel Management Limited.

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