Camping World Holdings (NYSE: CWH) and AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Camping World Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. AutoZone does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.1% of Camping World Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.9% of AutoZone shares are owned by institutional investors. 66.6% of Camping World Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of AutoZone shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Camping World Holdings and AutoZone’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Camping World Holdings $3.61 billion 0.17 $321.10 million N/A N/A
AutoZone $10.77 billion 1.34 $2.39 billion $43.18 11.95

AutoZone has higher revenue and earnings than Camping World Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares Camping World Holdings and AutoZone’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camping World Holdings N/A N/A N/A
AutoZone 11.82% -70.52% 14.44%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Camping World Holdings and AutoZone, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camping World Holdings 0 1 9 0 2.90
AutoZone 1 12 10 0 2.39

Camping World Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $32.22, suggesting a potential upside of 2.29%. AutoZone has a consensus price target of $763.05, suggesting a potential upside of 47.89%. Given AutoZone’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AutoZone is more favorable than Camping World Holdings.

Summary

AutoZone beats Camping World Holdings on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About AutoZone

Autozone, Inc. is a retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. The Company operates through the Auto Parts Locations segment. The Auto Parts Locations segment is a retailer and distributor of automotive parts and accessories. As of August 27, 2016, the Company operated through 5,814 locations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Brazil. The Company’s stores carry product lines for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. The Company’s other operating segments include ALLDATA, which produces, sells and maintains diagnostic and repair information software used in the automotive repair industry; E-commerce, which includes direct sales to customers through www.autozone.com, and AutoAnything, which includes direct sales to customers through www.autoanything.com.

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