Critical Review: Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) versus Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE: HLT) and Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE:HGV) are both mid-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy and earnings. Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Hilton Grand Vacations’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hilton Worldwide Holdings £7.30 billion 2.77 £2.64 billion £0.34 181.58
Hilton Grand Vacations £1.30 billion 2.69 £360.00 million N/A N/A

Hilton Worldwide Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Hilton Grand Vacations.

Profitability This table compares Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Hilton Grand Vacations’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hilton Worldwide Holdings 3.47% 7.92% 1.49%
Hilton Grand Vacations N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Hilton Grand Vacations, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hilton Worldwide Holdings 2 4 12 0 2.56
Hilton Grand Vacations 0 0 8 0 3.00

Hilton Worldwide Holdings presently has a consensus target price of £72.71, suggesting a potential upside of 17.74%.

Hilton Grand Vacations has a consensus target price of £36.88, suggesting a potential upside of 4.43%. Given Hilton Worldwide Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Hilton Worldwide Holdings is more favorable than Hilton Grand Vacations. Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.6% of Hilton Grand Vacations shares are held by institutional investors.

1.5% of Hilton Worldwide Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Hilton Grand Vacations 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.

Dividends Hilton Worldwide Holdings pays an annual dividend of £0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Hilton Grand Vacations does not pay a dividend.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings pays out 176.4% 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 Hilton Worldwide Holdings beats Hilton Grand Vacations on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Company Profile Hilton Worldwide Holdings logoHilton Grand Vacations Inc. is a timeshare company that markets and sells vacation ownership intervals (VOIs), manages resorts in leisure and urban destinations, and operates a points-based vacation club. The Company operates its business across two segments: Real Estate Sales and Financing, and Resort Operations and Club Management. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had 46 resorts, representing 7,592 units, and approximately 265,000 Hilton Grand Vacations Club (the Club) members.

Club members can exchange their Club points for stays at any resort or any property in the Hilton system of various brands across over 4,700 properties, as well as various vacation options, such as cruises and guided tours.

VOI product allows customers to purchase a lifetime of vacations.

The Company offers amenities, such as full kitchens, in-unit washers and dryers, spas and kids’ clubs along with beach-front locations.

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