Comparing Belmond (NYSE:BEL) and The Competition

Belmond (NYSE: BEL) is one of 30 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Belmond to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Belmond and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Belmond 0 1 2 0 2.67
Belmond Competitors 306 1441 2186 74 2.51

Belmond presently has a consensus target price of $14.33, indicating a potential upside of 26.28%. As a group, “Hotels & motels” companies have a potential upside of 0.58%. Given Belmond’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Belmond is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Belmond has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Belmond’s peers have a beta of 1.15, indicating that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Belmond and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Belmond -8.01% 1.73% 0.74%
Belmond Competitors 10.97% 12.75% 4.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.7% of Belmond shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.3% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 87.6% of Belmond shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Belmond and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Belmond $561.00 million -$45.03 million 94.58
Belmond Competitors $3.57 billion $470.05 million 186.45

Belmond’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Belmond. Belmond is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Belmond peers beat Belmond on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Belmond Company Profile

Belmond Ltd. engages in the hotel and travel businesses. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned, invested in, or managed 36 deluxe hotels and resort properties in the United States, Mexico, The Caribbean, Europe, Southern Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia; 1 stand-alone restaurant in New York; 7 tourist trains in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Peru; 1 river cruise in Myanmar; and 1 canal boat business in France. Its portfolio of hotels includes 3,203 individual guest rooms and multiple-room suites. The company was formerly known as Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. and changed its name to Belmond Ltd. in June 2014. Belmond Ltd. was founded in 1971 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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