Sky Resort International (OTCMKTS:SKYL) and Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sky Resort International and Ferrellgas Partners’ top-line 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||0.05||-$254.58 million||($0.43)||-2.70|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
4.7% 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices 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 has a consensus price target of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 201.72%. Given Ferrellgas Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ferrellgas Partners is more favorable than Sky Resort International.
Ferrellgas Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 34.5%. Sky Resort International does not pay a dividend. Ferrellgas Partners pays out -93.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
Sky Resort International has a beta of 2.18, indicating that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ferrellgas Partners has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.
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 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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