Financial Contrast: The Castle Group (CAGU) & Wyndham Worldwide (WYN)

The Castle Group (OTCMKTS:CAGU) and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.1% of Wyndham Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Wyndham Worldwide shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares The Castle Group and Wyndham Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Castle Group 1.16% 22.79% 2.13%
Wyndham Worldwide N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Castle Group and Wyndham Worldwide’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Castle Group $26.25 million 0.16 $100,000.00 N/A N/A
Wyndham Worldwide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

The Castle Group has higher revenue and earnings than Wyndham Worldwide.

Dividends

Wyndham Worldwide pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share. The Castle Group does not pay a dividend. Wyndham Worldwide has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for The Castle Group and Wyndham Worldwide, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Castle Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Wyndham Worldwide 1 2 5 0 2.50

Wyndham Worldwide has a consensus price target of $143.00, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Given Wyndham Worldwide’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Wyndham Worldwide is more favorable than The Castle Group.

Summary

Wyndham Worldwide beats The Castle Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About The Castle Group

The Castle Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the hotel and resort management industry in the state of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Commonwealth of Saipan under the Castle Resorts and Hotels trade name. It manages luxury and mid-range resort condominiums and hotels on various islands in the state of Hawaii; and a property located in New Zealand. The company also provides reservations staffing and operation, advertising, sales and marketing, and accounting services to property owners. The Castle Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

About Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Destinations, Inc. believes in putting the world on vacation. Its global presence in 110 countries at more than 220 vacation ownership resorts and affiliated exchange properties distinguishes Wyndham Destinations as the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, with North America’s largest professionally managed rental business. The company was founded on July 31, 2006 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

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