Head-To-Head Survey: Dover Motorsports (DVD) & International Speedway Corporation (ISCA)

Dover Motorsports (NYSE: DVD) and International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ:ISCA) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitabiliy.

Risk & Volatility

Dover Motorsports has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Speedway Corporation has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.4% of Dover Motorsports shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of International Speedway Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 50.0% of Dover Motorsports shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.1% of International Speedway Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Dover Motorsports pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. International Speedway Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Dover Motorsports pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Speedway Corporation pays out 25.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. International Speedway Corporation has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Dover Motorsports and International Speedway Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dover Motorsports 0 0 1 0 3.00
International Speedway Corporation 1 2 0 0 1.67

International Speedway Corporation has a consensus target price of $35.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.79%. Given International Speedway Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe International Speedway Corporation is more favorable than Dover Motorsports.

Profitability

This table compares Dover Motorsports and International Speedway Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dover Motorsports 8.16% 7.70% 4.89%
International Speedway Corporation 11.67% 4.93% 3.13%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dover Motorsports and International Speedway Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dover Motorsports $45.84 million 1.89 $10.35 million $0.10 23.50
International Speedway Corporation $664.44 million 2.43 $216.41 million $1.71 21.02

International Speedway Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Dover Motorsports. International Speedway Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dover Motorsports, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

International Speedway Corporation beats Dover Motorsports on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dover Motorsports

Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. The Dover International Speedway is located in Dover, Delaware, on approximately 770 acres of land. The Nashville Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located on approximately 1,400 acres of land in Wilson County and Rutherford County, Tennessee. The Company promotes approximately six National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)-sanctioned events at the Dover International Speedway, including two races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series professional stock car racing circuit, two races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series racing circuit, one race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing circuit and one race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racing circuit.

About International Speedway Corporation

International Speedway Corporation is an owner of motorsports entertainment facilities and promoter of motorsports themed entertainment activities in the United States. The Company’s motorsports themed event operations consist of racing events at its motorsports entertainment facilities. As of November 30, 2016, the Company owned and/or operated 13 of the nation’s motorsports entertainment facilities: Daytona International Speedway in Florida; Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway in Michigan; Auto Club Speedway of Southern California in California; Kansas Speedway in Kansas; Richmond International Raceway in Virginia; Darlington Raceway in South Carolina; Chicagoland Speedway in Illinois; Martinsville Speedway in Virginia; Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona; Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida; Watkins Glen International in New York, and Route 66 Raceway in Illinois.

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