Head to Head Survey: Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) & Life Time Group (NYSE:LTH)

Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) and Life Time Group (NYSE:LTH) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Planet Fitness and Life Time Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Planet Fitness $406.62 million 19.27 -$14.99 million $0.56 161.54
Life Time Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Life Time Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Planet Fitness.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Planet Fitness and Life Time Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Planet Fitness 0 3 8 0 2.73
Life Time Group 0 4 6 0 2.60

Planet Fitness presently has a consensus price target of $96.45, suggesting a potential upside of 6.63%. Life Time Group has a consensus price target of $21.67, suggesting a potential downside of 1.47%. Given Planet Fitness’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Planet Fitness is more favorable than Life Time Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.2% of Planet Fitness shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.4% of Life Time Group shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Planet Fitness shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Planet Fitness and Life Time Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Planet Fitness 8.51% -9.30% 3.37%
Life Time Group N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Planet Fitness beats Life Time Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Planet Fitness Company Profile

Planet Fitness, Inc. engages in the operation and franchising of fitness centers. It operates through the following segments: Franchise, Corporate-Owned Stores, and Equipment. The Franchise segment includes operations related to the company’s franchising business in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, and Australia. The Corporate-Owned Stores segment comprises operations with respect to all Corporate-owned stores throughout the United States and Canada. The Equipment segment involves the sale of equipment to franchisee-owned stores. The company was founded by Michael Grondahl and Marc Grondahl in 1992 and is headquartered in Hampton, NH.

Life Time Group Company Profile

Life Time Group Holdings Inc. reshaped the way consumers approach their health through omnichannel, healthy way of life communities that address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment. Life Time Group Holdings Inc. is based in CHANHASSEN, Minn.

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