Dover Motorsports (NYSE:DVD) and Premier Exhibitions (OTCMKTS:PRXIQ) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Dover Motorsports and Premier Exhibitions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dover Motorsports 23.47% 6.60% 4.96%
Premier Exhibitions N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Dover Motorsports has a beta of 0.08, meaning that its share price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier Exhibitions has a beta of 2.68, meaning that its share price is 168% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Dover Motorsports and Premier Exhibitions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Motorsports 0 0 1 0 3.00
Premier Exhibitions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dover Motorsports and Premier Exhibitions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Motorsports $46.74 million 1.54 $8.42 million $0.10 19.70
Premier Exhibitions N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dover Motorsports has higher revenue and earnings than Premier Exhibitions.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.4% of Dover Motorsports shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.3% of Dover Motorsports shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 33.0% of Premier Exhibitions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Dover Motorsports pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Premier Exhibitions does not pay a dividend. Dover Motorsports pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Dover Motorsports beats Premier Exhibitions on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dover Motorsports Company Profile

Dover Motorsports, Inc. markets and promotes motorsports entertainment in the United States. It owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware; and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. The company was formerly known as Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. Dover Motorsports, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Dover, Delaware.

Premier Exhibitions Company Profile

Premier Exhibitions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in presenting museum-quality touring exhibitions to public worldwide. It operates through two segments, Exhibition Management and RMS Titanic. It develops, deploys, operates, and presents exhibition products in exhibition centers, museums, and non-traditional venues. The company operates and manages various exhibitions, such as ‘Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' that features the artifacts recovered from the wreck site; Titanic: The Experience, a Titanic-themed exhibition; and ‘Bodies…The Exhibition' and ‘Bodies Revealed', which display multiple human anatomy sets that contain a collection of whole human body specimens, and single human organs and body parts. It also operates and manages ‘Pompeii: One Day in Pompeii', which features the artifacts recovered from the debris of the city of Pompeii; ‘Real Pirates' that tells the story of the Whydah, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in U.S. waters, and the stories of the people whose lives converged on the vessel; and ‘The Discovery of King Tut', an exhibition based on King Tutankhamun. In addition, the company sells merchandise, such as apparel, posters, gifts, and jewelry related to its shows over the Internet; publishes exhibition catalogs; and provides ancillary services, such as audio tours, as well as sells visitor exhibition themed photographs at its exhibition gift shops. Premier Exhibitions, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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