Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) and ILG (NASDAQ:IILGV) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Manchester United and ILG’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manchester United $699.87 million 4.01 $217.77 million $0.10 171.02

Manchester United has higher revenue and earnings than ILG.


Manchester United pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. ILG does not pay a dividend. Manchester United pays out 180.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


This table compares Manchester United and ILG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manchester United 2.51% 4.36% 1.40%
ILG 9.96% 11.16% 5.38%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Manchester United and ILG, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manchester United 0 0 3 0 3.00
ILG 0 0 0 0 N/A

Manchester United currently has a consensus target price of $20.47, suggesting a potential upside of 19.69%. Given Manchester United’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Manchester United is more favorable than ILG.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.1% of Manchester United shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Manchester United beats ILG on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Manchester United Company Profile

Manchester United plc is engaged in the operation of a professional football club together with related and ancillary activities. Its football operations primarily comprise various activities, such as its first team, reserve team, youth academy, global scouting networks and other operations, such as its sport science, medical and fitness operations at the Aon Training Complex. It operates in three sectors, including Commercial, Broadcasting and Matchday. Within the Commercial revenue sector, the Company monetizes its global brand through approximately three revenue streams, such as sponsorship; retail, merchandising, apparel and product licensing, and mobile and content. It monetizes the value of its global brand and community of followers through marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies around the world. It markets and sells sports apparel, training and leisure wear and other clothing featuring the Manchester United brand on a global basis.

ILG Company Profile

ILG, Inc., formerly Interval Leisure Group, Inc., is a provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences. The Company is a global licensee for the Hyatt, Westin and Sheraton brands in vacation ownership. The Company operates through two segments: Exchange and Rental, and Vacation Ownership. Its Exchange and Rental segment offers access to vacation accommodations and other travel-related transactions and services to leisure travelers, by providing vacation exchange services and vacation rental, working with resort developers and operating vacation rental properties. Its Vacation Ownership segment engages in the management of vacation ownership resorts; sales, marketing, and financing of vacation ownership interests, and related services to owners and associations. The Company offers leisure and travel-related products and services to owners of vacation interests and others primarily through various membership programs, as well as related services to resort developer clients.

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