Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG) and Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Penske Automotive Group and Camping World Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Penske Automotive Group 1 3 3 0 2.29
Camping World Holdings 0 1 9 0 2.90

Penske Automotive Group presently has a consensus target price of $53.20, suggesting a potential upside of 21.82%. Camping World Holdings has a consensus target price of $32.22, suggesting a potential upside of 1.74%. Given Penske Automotive Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Penske Automotive Group is more favorable than Camping World Holdings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Penske Automotive Group and Camping World Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Penske Automotive Group $20.38 billion 0.18 $672.30 million $4.06 10.76
Camping World Holdings $3.61 billion 0.17 $321.10 million N/A N/A

Penske Automotive Group has higher revenue and earnings than Camping World Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares Penske Automotive Group and Camping World Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Penske Automotive Group 1.70% 19.06% 3.93%
Camping World Holdings N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.1% of Penske Automotive Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.1% of Camping World Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 40.7% of Penske Automotive Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 66.6% of Camping World Holdings shares are owned by company 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.

Dividends

Penske Automotive Group pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Camping World Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Penske Automotive Group pays out 30.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Penske Automotive Group has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Penske Automotive Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Penske Automotive Group beats Camping World Holdings on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Penske Automotive Group

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. is an international transportation services company. The Company operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems, and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. The Company’s segments include Retail Automotive, consisting of its retail automotive dealership operations; Retail Commercial Truck, consisting of its retail commercial truck dealership operations in the United States and Canada; Other, consisting of its commercial vehicle and power systems distribution operations and other non-automotive consolidated operations, and Non-Automotive Investments, consisting of its equity method investments in non-automotive operations. The Company holds interests in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. (PTL), a provider of transportation services and supply chain management.

About Camping World Holdings

Camping World Holdings, Inc. is a provider of a portfolio of services, protection plans, products and resources for recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiasts. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Services and Plans, and Retail. Within the Consumer Services and Plans segment, the Company derives revenue from the sale of the offerings, including emergency roadside assistance; property and casualty insurance programs; travel assist programs; extended vehicle service contracts; co branded credit cards; vehicle financing and refinancing; club memberships, and publications and directories. Within the Retail segment, it derives revenue from the sale of the products, including new vehicles; used vehicles; parts and service, including RV accessories and supplies, and finance and insurance. The Company provides its offerings through its two brands: Good Sam and Camping World. Its Camping World brand operates a network of RV centric retail locations in the United States.

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