Reviewing Studio City International (MSC) & Xenia Hotels & Resorts (XHR)

Studio City International (NYSE:MSC) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Studio City International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Studio City International N/A N/A N/A
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 9.93% 5.96% 3.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Studio City International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Studio City International 1 0 0 0 1.00
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 0 3 2 0 2.40

Studio City International presently has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.08%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts has a consensus target price of $25.60, suggesting a potential upside of 29.16%. Given Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Xenia Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Studio City International.

Dividends

Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Studio City International does not pay a dividend. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays out 53.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xenia Hotels & Resorts has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.9% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are held by insiders. 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Studio City International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Studio City International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Xenia Hotels & Resorts $945.28 million 2.36 $98.86 million $2.06 9.62

Xenia Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Studio City International.

Summary

Xenia Hotels & Resorts beats Studio City International on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Studio City International Company Profile

Studio City International Holdings Limited operates a gaming, retail, and entertainment resort in Cotai, Macau. The company also operates Studio City Casino with 250 mass market gaming tables; approximately 970 gaming machines; and 45 VIP rolling chip tables. In addition, its resort provides various non-gaming facilities, including approximately 1,600 hotel rooms; various food and beverage establishments; retail space; figure-8 Ferris wheel; a Warner Bros.-themed family entertainment center; a 4-D Batman flight simulator; a night club; and a 5,000-seat live performance arena. The company was formerly known as Cyber One Agents Limited and changed its name to Studio City International Holdings Limited in January 2012. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Studio City International Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited.

Xenia Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service and lifestyle hotels, with a focus on the top 25 U.S. lodging markets as well as key leisure destinations in the United States. The Company owns 38 hotels, including 36 wholly owned hotels, comprising 10,852 rooms, across 17 states and the District of Columbia. Xenia's hotels are primarily in the luxury and upper upscale segments, and operated and/or licensed by industry leaders such as Marriott, Hyatt, Kimpton, Fairmont, Hilton, and Loews, as well as leading independent management companies including Sage Hospitality, The Kessler Collection, Urgo Hotels & Resorts, and Davidson Hotels & Resorts.

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