Both Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ:PLYA) and Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) are Resorts & Casinos companies, competing one another. We will contrast their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 616.04M 1.60 18.98M 0.22 35.25
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation 1.86B 2.43 55.00M 1.51 67.01

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. and Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. Presently more affordable of the two stocks is the company with a lower P/E ratio. Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 provides us Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. and Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 3.08% 3% 1.1%
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation 2.96% 11.7% 4.4%


On the other side Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share. It’s dividend yield is 1.69%. No dividend is paid out by Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.

Analyst Ratings

The table given features the ratings and recommendations for Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. and Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 0 0 0 0.00
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation 0 1 4 2.80

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation on the other hand boasts of a $128 consensus price target and a 27.49% potential upside.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 72% of Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors while 81% of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned roughly 3.4% of Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.’s shares. On the other hand, insiders owned about 1.4% of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. -1.66% -2.03% 2.93% -25.19% -23.11% 7.37%
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation 2.37% 14.28% 26.65% -16.9% -29.43% 43.5%

For the past year Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. has weaker performance than Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation


On 13 of the 14 factors Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation beats Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. owns, operates, and develops all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in various vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. The company owns, operates, and manages resorts under the Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, THE Royal, and Gran brand names. As of March 14, 2017, it owned a portfolio consisting of 13 resorts consisting of 6,142 rooms located in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation develops, markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands. The company also develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership and related products under The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club brand; and holds right to develop, market, and sell ownership residential products under The Ritz-Carlton Residences brand. It sells points-based vacation ownership products through Marriott Vacation Club points-based ownership programs focused in North America and the Asia Pacific; and weeks-based vacation ownership products. As of December 30, 2016, the company operated 60 properties with 13,318 vacation ownership villas and approximately 400,000 owners in the United States, and 8 other countries and territories. In addition, it is involved in financing consumer purchases of vacation ownership products; and renting vacation ownership inventory. The company sells its upscale tier vacation ownership products primarily through a network of resort-based sales centers and off-site sales locations. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

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