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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FelCor Lodging Trust -5.15% -25.32% -1.92%
Park Hotels & Resorts N/A 50.66% 25.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for FelCor Lodging Trust and Park Hotels & Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FelCor Lodging Trust 0 2 1 0 2.33
Park Hotels & Resorts 0 8 7 0 2.47

FelCor Lodging Trust currently has a consensus target price of $7.25, indicating a potential downside of 0.68%. Park Hotels & Resorts has a consensus target price of $35.54, indicating a potential upside of 33.80%. Given Park Hotels & Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Park Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than FelCor Lodging Trust.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FelCor Lodging Trust and Park Hotels & Resorts’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FelCor Lodging Trust $828.93 million 1.22 $207.52 million ($0.49) -14.90
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.78 billion 2.05 $732.00 million N/A N/A

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

Dividends

FelCor Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. FelCor Lodging Trust pays out -49.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FelCor Lodging Trust has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.8% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats FelCor Lodging Trust on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

FelCor Lodging Trust Company Profile

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.

Park Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. is a lodging real estate company. The Company has a portfolio of hotels and resorts. The Company operates through ownership segment, which includes all of its hotel properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 67 hotels and resorts with over 35,000 rooms located in the United States and international markets. Its portfolio includes hotels in areas, such as New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and London; resorts in leisure destinations, including Hawaii, Orlando and Key West, and a range of properties adjacent to gateway airports, such as Los Angeles International, Chicago O’Hare, Boston Logan and Miami Airport, and select suburban locations. The Company’s brand affiliations include Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilaton Garden Inn, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

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