Analyzing RetailMeNot (SALE) & Viad Corp (VVI)
RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE) and Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
81.0% of RetailMeNot shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of Viad Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 18.6% of RetailMeNot shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Viad Corp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares RetailMeNot and Viad Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
RetailMeNot has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viad Corp has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares RetailMeNot and Viad Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Viad Corp||$1.29 billion||0.74||$141.35 million||$2.76||16.97|
Viad Corp has higher revenue and earnings than RetailMeNot. Viad Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RetailMeNot, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Viad Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. RetailMeNot does not pay a dividend. Viad Corp pays out 14.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for RetailMeNot and Viad Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
RetailMeNot currently has a consensus price target of $10.36, suggesting a potential downside of 10.48%. Viad Corp has a consensus price target of $49.25, suggesting a potential upside of 5.12%. Given Viad Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Viad Corp is more favorable than RetailMeNot.
Viad Corp beats RetailMeNot on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
RetailMeNot Company Profile
RetailMeNot Inc. operates a savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The Company operates through two segments: Core and Gift Card. The Core segment consists of all other products and services that are related to its marketplace for digital offers. The Gift Card segment consists of its marketplace for gift cards. The Company’s Websites offer its consumers digital offers from retailers and brands across multiple product categories. The Company’s mobile applications allow consumers to shop when they want, where they want. The Company’s e-mail newsletter allows consumers to stay informed about featured digital offers, while its alerts notify consumers when digital offers from their preferred retailers become available. The Company provides paid merchants access to a large marketplace dedicated to digital offers, offering a large and engaged audience of consumers with intent to purchase.
Viad Corp Company Profile
Viad Corp is an international experiential services company. The Company operates through two main business groups: GES, which is a live event service provider to some of the visible and influential events and global brands, and Pursuit, which is a collection of destination travel experiences. GES conducts its operations through two geographical segments: GES U.S., which has full-service operations in exhibition market in the United States, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and GES International, which had full-service operations at many of the event destinations and venues. In addition, GES offers clients a full suite of audio-visual services. Pursuit is composed of four lines of business: Hospitality (including food and beverage services and retail operations); Attractions (including food and beverage services and retail operations); Transportation, and Travel Planning.
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