Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is one of 28 public companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Pebblebrook Hotel Trust to related companies based off the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Dividends

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust pays out 506.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 135.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 5.09% 2.59% 1.45%
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Competitors 10.53% 3.54% 3.12%

Risk & Volatility

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 2 2 3 0 2.14
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Competitors 232 922 892 19 2.34

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust currently has a consensus target price of $32.10, indicating a potential downside of 6.39%. All “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.33%. Given Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.7% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust $796.77 million $242.63 million 114.30
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Competitors $1.09 billion $355.70 million -15.53

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust competitors beat Pebblebrook Hotel Trust on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is an internally managed hotel investment company. The Company is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires and invests in hotel properties located primarily in cities of the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 29 hotels with a total of 7,219 guest rooms. The hotels are located in the markets: Atlanta (Buckhead), Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Miami (Coral Gables), Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Naples, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Santa Monica, California; Seattle, Washington; Stevenson, Washington; Washington, D.C.; West Hollywood, California, and Los Angeles (Beverly Hills), California. The Company’s assets are held by, and all of the operations are conducted through, Pebblebrook Hotel, L.P. (the Operating Partnership).

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