Reading International (NASDAQ: RDI) and ILG (NASDAQ:IILGV) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Reading International and ILG’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Reading International $275.14 million 1.30 $51.92 million $0.44 35.18
ILG N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Reading International has higher revenue and earnings than ILG.

Profitability

This table compares Reading International and ILG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reading International 3.71% 7.69% 2.91%
ILG 9.96% 11.16% 5.38%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.6% of Reading International shares are held by institutional investors. 26.8% of Reading International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Reading International and ILG, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reading International 0 0 1 0 3.00
ILG 0 0 0 0 N/A

Reading International presently has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 71.19%. Given Reading International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Reading International is more favorable than ILG.

Summary

Reading International beats ILG on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Reading International Company Profile

Reading International, Inc. (RDI) is engaged in the development, ownership and operation of multiplex cinemas in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, and the development, ownership and operation of retail and commercial real estate in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. RDI operates through two segments: cinema exhibition and real estate. The cinema exhibition segment operates multiplex cinemas. RDI’s real estate segment includes real estate development and the rental of retail, commercial and live theater assets. The Company manages its cinema exhibition businesses around the world under various brands, including Reading Cinema, Angelika Film Centers, Consolidated Theatres and City Cinemas brands in the United States; under the Reading Cinema brand in Australia, and under the Reading Cinema and Rialto brands in New Zealand.

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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