Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT) and Strategic Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:BEE) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitabiliy, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Chatham Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Strategic Hotels and Resorts does not pay a dividend. Chatham Lodging Trust pays out 157.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Strategic Hotels and Resorts has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chatham Lodging Trust 0 4 0 0 2.00
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 0 0 0 0 N/A

Chatham Lodging Trust presently has a consensus target price of $19.60, suggesting a potential downside of 4.53%. Given Chatham Lodging Trust’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Chatham Lodging Trust is more favorable than Strategic Hotels and Resorts.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Chatham Lodging Trust and Strategic Hotels and Resorts’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chatham Lodging Trust $290.38 million 2.71 $108.22 million $0.84 24.44
Strategic Hotels and Resorts N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.5% of Chatham Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Chatham Lodging Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chatham Lodging Trust 6.71% 2.72% 1.43%
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 6.40% 5.76% 2.43%

Summary

Chatham Lodging Trust beats Strategic Hotels and Resorts on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Chatham Lodging Trust Company Profile

Chatham Lodging Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests primarily in upscale extended-stay and premium-branded select-service hotels. All of the Company’s assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted through Chatham Lodging, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 38 hotels with an aggregate of 5,712 rooms located in 15 states and the District of Columbia. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s hotels included upscale extended-stay hotels that operate under the Residence Inn by Marriott brand (15 hotels) and Homewood Suites by Hilton brand (nine hotels), as well as premium-branded select-service hotels that operate under the Courtyard by Marriott brand (four hotels), the Hampton Inn or Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton brand (three hotels), the Hilton Garden Inn by Hilton brand (three hotels), the SpringHill Suites by Marriott brand (two hotels) and the Hyatt Place brand (two hotels).

Strategic Hotels and Resorts Company Profile

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.

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