Digital Cinema Destinations (NASDAQ: DCIN) and ClubCorp (NYSE:MYCC) are both small-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

ClubCorp pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Digital Cinema Destinations does not pay a dividend. ClubCorp pays out -5,200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.3% of ClubCorp shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of ClubCorp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Digital Cinema Destinations and ClubCorp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digital Cinema Destinations 0 0 0 0 N/A
ClubCorp 0 3 3 0 2.50

ClubCorp has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 14.04%. Given ClubCorp’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ClubCorp is more favorable than Digital Cinema Destinations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Digital Cinema Destinations and ClubCorp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Digital Cinema Destinations N/A N/A N/A ($0.52) -11.52
ClubCorp N/A N/A N/A ($0.01) -1,710.00

ClubCorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Digital Cinema Destinations, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Digital Cinema Destinations and ClubCorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digital Cinema Destinations N/A N/A N/A
ClubCorp 0.29% 2.24% 0.16%

Summary

ClubCorp beats Digital Cinema Destinations on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Digital Cinema Destinations Company Profile

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp., operates eight theatres and 73 screens located in Westfield, New Jersey (Rialto), Cranford, New Jersey (Cranford), Bloomfield, Connecticut (the Bloomfield 8) and five theatres located in central Pennsylvania (Cinema Centers). During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 (fiscal 2012), the Company operates eight theatres, two in New Jersey, with a total of 11 screens, one in Connecticut, with a total of 8 screens and five in central Pennsylvania, with a total of 54 screens. In March 2014, the Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of a seven screen theater in Churchville, MD from Flagship Cinemas.

ClubCorp Company Profile

ClubCorp Holdings, Inc., incorporated on November 10, 2010, is engaged in membership-based leisure business. The Company is also the owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, and business, sports and alumni clubs in North America. The Company operates through two segments: golf and country clubs, and business, sports and alumni clubs. The golf and country club segment includes private country clubs, golf clubs and public golf facilities. The business, sports and alumni club segment includes business clubs, business/sports clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs. As of April 12, 2017 it owned or operated a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members. The Company’s facilities are located in areas, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Columbus, Houston, Las Vegas and Richmond.

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