Strategic Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: BEE) and FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE:FCH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Strategic Hotels and Resorts and FelCor Lodging Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Strategic Hotels and Resorts N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FelCor Lodging Trust $846.47 million 1.23 $215.00 million ($0.38) -19.87

FelCor Lodging Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Strategic Hotels and Resorts.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.3% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Strategic Hotels and Resorts and FelCor Lodging Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Strategic Hotels and Resorts N/A N/A N/A
FelCor Lodging Trust -3.25% -25.32% -1.00%

Dividends

FelCor Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Strategic Hotels and Resorts does not pay a dividend. FelCor Lodging Trust pays out -63.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FelCor Lodging Trust has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Strategic Hotels and Resorts and FelCor Lodging Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 0 0 0 0 N/A
FelCor Lodging Trust 0 3 1 0 2.25

FelCor Lodging Trust has a consensus price target of $7.83, indicating a potential upside of 3.75%. Given FelCor Lodging Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FelCor Lodging Trust is more favorable than Strategic Hotels and Resorts.

Summary

FelCor Lodging Trust beats Strategic Hotels and Resorts on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Strategic Hotels and Resorts

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (SHR) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires and asset manages hotels. The Company owns land held for development including 50.7 acres of oceanfront land in Nayarit, Mexico; 13.8 acres of land in Scottsdale, Arizona adjacent to its Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, and a 20,000 square-foot oceanfront land parcel in Santa Monica, California adjacent to its Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The Company’s hotels are operated under the brands of Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hyatt, InterContinental, JW Marriott, Loews, Marriott, Montage, Ritz-Carlton and Westin. The Hotel del Coronado is operated by a specialty management company, KSL Resorts.

About FelCor Lodging Trust

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company, through its subsidiary, FelCor Lodging Limited Partnership, held ownership interests in 39 hotels with 11,500 rooms, as of December 31, 2016. The Company sells, acquires, rebrands and redevelops hotels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s hotels were located in 14 states of the United States. The Company holds a portfolio of hotels managed by Hilton Worldwide (Hilton); Wyndham Worldwide (Wyndham); Marriott International Inc. (Marriott); InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); AccorHotels Group, Highgate Hotels (Highgate), SBE and Aimbridge Hospitality. The Company’s hotels include Embassy Suites Atlanta-Buckhead; DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin; Embassy Suites Birmingham; The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston; Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill; Embassy Suites Boston-Marlborough, and Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center.

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