Sky Resort International (SKYL) & Ferrellgas Partners (FGP) Critical Survey

Sky Resort International (OTCMKTS:SKYL) and Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.4% of Ferrellgas Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 82.0% of Sky Resort International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Ferrellgas Partners shares are owned by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Sky Resort International and Ferrellgas Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sky Resort International N/A N/A -6,018.23%
Ferrellgas Partners -12.28% N/A -2.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sky Resort International and Ferrellgas Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sky Resort International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ferrellgas Partners 2 2 0 0 1.50

Ferrellgas Partners has a consensus target price of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 114.72%. Given Ferrellgas Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ferrellgas Partners is more favorable than Sky Resort International.

Volatility & Risk

Sky Resort International has a beta of 2.18, indicating that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ferrellgas Partners has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sky Resort International and Ferrellgas Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sky Resort International N/A N/A -$120,000.00 N/A N/A
Ferrellgas Partners $2.07 billion 0.08 -$254.58 million ($0.43) -3.79

Sky Resort International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ferrellgas Partners.

Dividends

Ferrellgas Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 24.5%. Sky Resort International does not pay a dividend. Ferrellgas Partners pays out -93.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Ferrellgas Partners beats Sky Resort International on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ferrellgas Partners Company Profile

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. distributes and sells propane and related equipment and supplies. The company transports propane to propane distribution locations, tanks on customers' premises, or to portable propane tanks delivered to retailers. It conducts its portable tank exchange operations under the Blue Rhino brand name through a network of independent and partnership-owned distribution outlets. The company's propane is primarily used for space heating, water heating, cooking, outdoor cooking using gas grills, crop drying, irrigation, weed control, and other propane fueled appliances; as an engine fuel for combustion engine vehicles and forklifts; and as a heating or energy source in manufacturing and drying processes. It serves residential, industrial/commercial, portable tank exchange, agricultural, wholesale, and other customers in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As of July 31, 2018, it operated 72 service centers and 859 propane distribution locations. The company is also involved in the sale of refined fuels; provision of common carrier services; and retail sale of propane appliances and related parts and fittings, as well as other retail propane related services and consumer products. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

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