Studio City International (NYSE:MSC) and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Studio City International and Extended Stay America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Studio City International N/A N/A N/A
Extended Stay America N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Studio City International and Extended Stay America’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Studio City International $539.81 million 3.33 -$76.43 million N/A N/A
Extended Stay America N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Extended Stay America has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Studio City International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Studio City International and Extended Stay America, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Studio City International 1 0 0 0 1.00
Extended Stay America 0 1 6 0 2.86

Studio City International currently has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.72%. Extended Stay America has a consensus price target of $22.36, indicating a potential upside of 25.81%. Given Extended Stay America’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Extended Stay America is more favorable than Studio City International.

Dividends

Extended Stay America pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Studio City International does not pay a dividend. Extended Stay America has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.7% of Extended Stay America shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Extended Stay America shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Extended Stay America beats Studio City International on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Studio City International

Studio City International Holdings Limited operates a gaming, retail, and entertainment resort in Cotai, Macau. The company also operates Studio City Casino with 250 mass market gaming tables; approximately 970 gaming machines; and 45 VIP rolling chip tables. In addition, its resort provides various non-gaming facilities, including approximately 1,600 hotel rooms; various food and beverage establishments; retail space; figure-8 Ferris wheel; a Warner Bros.-themed family entertainment center; a 4-D Batman flight simulator; a night club; and a 5,000-seat live performance arena. The company was formerly known as Cyber One Agents Limited and changed its name to Studio City International Holdings Limited in January 2012. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Studio City International Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited.

About Extended Stay America

Extended Stay America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages hotels in the United States. As of February 27, 2018, it had 599 hotels and approximately 66,000 rooms, as well as managed 26 hotels under the Extended Stay America brand. It serves customers in the mid-priced extended stay segment. The company also relicenses Extended Stay America brand to unaffiliated third parties. Extended Stay America, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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