Head to Head Contrast: Town Sports International (OTCMKTS:CLUBQ) & Life Time Group (NYSE:LTH)

Town Sports International (OTCMKTS:CLUBQGet Rating) and Life Time Group (NYSE:LTHGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Town Sports International and Life Time Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Town Sports International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Life Time Group 1 3 6 0 2.50

Life Time Group has a consensus price target of $18.22, indicating a potential upside of 42.70%. Given Life Time Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Life Time Group is more favorable than Town Sports International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.9% of Town Sports International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.7% of Life Time Group shares are held by institutional investors. 32.2% of Town Sports International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of Life Time Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Town Sports International and Life Time Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Town Sports International N/A N/A N/A
Life Time Group -24.42% -7.35% -2.17%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Town Sports International and Life Time Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Town Sports International $466.76 million N/A -$18.56 million N/A N/A
Life Time Group $1.32 billion 1.88 -$579.37 million ($2.21) -5.78

Town Sports International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Life Time Group.


Town Sports International beats Life Time Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Town Sports International

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Town Sports International Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The company's clubs offer special purpose rooms for group fitness classes; and other exercise programs, as well as accommodate cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. Its clubs also provide amenities, including swimming pools, racquet and basketball courts, and functional training zones, as well as babysitting services; and fee-based program services, which comprise personal and small group training, children's programs, and summer camps for kids. The company sells its memberships through direct sales at the club level, as well as corporate and group sales; and through its Websites. As of December 31, 2019, it owned and operated 186 fitness clubs. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Jupiter, Florida.

About Life Time Group

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Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. provides health, fitness, and wellness experiences to a community of individual members in the United States and Canada. It primarily engages in designing, building, and operating sports and athletic, professional fitness, family recreation, and spa centers in a resort-like environment, principally in suburban and urban locations of metropolitan areas. The company also offers fitness floors with equipment, locker rooms, group fitness studios, indoor and outdoor pools, bistros, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, LifeSpa, LifeCafe, and childcare and Kids Academy learning spaces. Its Life Time Digital provides live streaming fitness classes, remote goal-based personal training, nutrition and weight loss support, curated award-winning health, and fitness and wellness content, as well as access to Apple Fitness+ that offers members content and wellness data monitoring. The company is also involved in media activities, conducting athletic events, and provision of related services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 151 centers in 29 states and one Canadian Province, 63 of which were owned, including ground leases and 88 of which were leased. The company was formerly known as LTF Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. in June 21, 2021. Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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