Drive Shack (NYSE: DS) and CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Drive Shack pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. CyrusOne pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Drive Shack pays out -68.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CyrusOne pays out -541.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Drive Shack and CyrusOne, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Drive Shack 0 1 0 0 2.00
CyrusOne 1 2 11 0 2.71

Drive Shack presently has a consensus price target of $3.75, suggesting a potential upside of 1.08%. CyrusOne has a consensus price target of $60.67, suggesting a potential downside of 1.02%. Given Drive Shack’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Drive Shack is more favorable than CyrusOne.

Profitability

This table compares Drive Shack and CyrusOne’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Drive Shack -7.05% 25.92% 3.08%
CyrusOne -4.35% 1.30% 0.52%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Drive Shack and CyrusOne’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Drive Shack $292.74 million 0.85 $8.22 million ($0.35) -10.60
CyrusOne N/A N/A N/A ($0.31) -197.70

Drive Shack has higher revenue and earnings than CyrusOne. CyrusOne is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Drive Shack, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.8% of Drive Shack shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.5% of CyrusOne shares are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of Drive Shack shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of CyrusOne shares are held by 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.

Risk & Volatility

Drive Shack has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyrusOne has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Drive Shack

Drive Shack Inc., formerly Newcastle Investment Corp., is a leisure company. The Company is an owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses. The Company’s portfolio consists of Drive Shack, which is engaged in developing nationwide network of golf entertainment venues; American Golf Corporation, which is a golf course company, and real estate-related assets. American Golf Corporation operates approximately 90 private, resort and public golf courses throughout the United States. It has a range of public and private golf courses in California, New York, and Georgia. It operates multiple facilities that provide golf, tennis, swimming and spa facilities, among others. Its online Pro Shop offers a range of golf gifts, such as personalized golf balls, golf luggage and accessories. Its public golf courses equipped with practice areas, golf shops, driving ranges, and food and beverage options.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is an owner, operator and developer of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, multi-tenant data center properties. The Company’s data centers are generally purpose-built facilities with redundant power and cooling. The CyrusOne National IX Platform (the National IX Platform) delivers interconnection across states and between metro-enabled sites within its footprint and beyond. The Company has data centers in the United States, London and Singapore. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided mission-critical data center facilities for 932 customers in 35 data centers and two recovery centers in 11 distinct markets (nine cities in the United States, London and Singapore) with approximately 3,904,000 net rentable square feet (NRSF). The Company provides round the clock security guard monitoring with customizable security features. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 1,657,000 NRSF under development.

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