Diamond Resorts International (NASDAQ: DRII) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitabiliy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Diamond Resorts International and MGM Resorts International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond Resorts International 0 3 0 0 2.00
MGM Resorts International 0 1 17 0 2.94

Diamond Resorts International presently has a consensus target price of $30.83, indicating a potential upside of 2.03%. MGM Resorts International has a consensus target price of $34.38, indicating a potential upside of 5.44%. Given MGM Resorts International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MGM Resorts International is more favorable than Diamond Resorts International.


This table compares Diamond Resorts International and MGM Resorts International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond Resorts International N/A N/A N/A
MGM Resorts International 12.25% 7.76% 2.77%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Diamond Resorts International and MGM Resorts International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond Resorts International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MGM Resorts International $9.56 billion 1.96 $2.26 billion $2.16 15.10

MGM Resorts International has higher revenue and earnings than Diamond Resorts International.


MGM Resorts International pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Diamond Resorts International does not pay a dividend. MGM Resorts International pays out 20.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.6% of MGM Resorts International shares are held by institutional investors. 16.9% of MGM Resorts International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


MGM Resorts International beats Diamond Resorts International on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Diamond Resorts International Company Profile

Diamond Resorts International, Inc. (DRII) is engaged in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry. The Company operates through two segments: hospitality and management services, and Vacation Interest Sales and Financing. Its hospitality and management services segment manages a network of resort properties and provides services to a member base across the world. Its Vacation Interest sales and financing segment manages over 110 resort properties, as well the Diamond Collections, each of which holds ownership interests in a group of resort properties, (including its managed resorts). The Company sells vacation ownership interests (VOIs) through presentations, which the Company refers to as tours, at its over 60 sales centers, all of which are located at its managed resorts. It has a network of over 380 vacation destinations located in approximately 30 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

MGM Resorts International Company Profile

MGM Resorts International is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casino resorts. The Company operates in two segments: domestic resorts and MGM China. Its domestic resorts segment consists of non-gaming operations, including hotel, food and beverage, entertainment and other non-gaming amenities. Its casino operations feature a range of slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. Its MGM China‚Äôs operations consist of the MGM Macau resort and casino, and the development of an integrated casino, hotel and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip in Macau. Under its resort operation, the Company’s casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail and other resort amenities. It owns Primm Valley Golf Club at the California/Nevada state line and Fallen Oak golf course in Saucier, Mississippi, among others. It owns and manages CityCenter Holdings, LLC, located between Bellagio and Monte Carlo.

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