Contrasting Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) and Its Peers
Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE: AHP) is one of 28 public companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Ashford Hospitality Prime to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Ashford Hospitality Prime and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime||4.02%||4.88%||1.20%|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime Competitors||10.56%||3.64%||3.13%|
Ashford Hospitality Prime pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Ashford Hospitality Prime pays out 177.8% 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 5.4% and pay out 135.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ashford Hospitality Prime has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Risk and Volatility
Ashford Hospitality Prime has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ashford Hospitality Prime’s peers have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
69.5% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.7% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Ashford Hospitality Prime and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime||0||3||3||0||2.50|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime Competitors||232||925||894||19||2.34|
Ashford Hospitality Prime currently has a consensus target price of $13.40, indicating a potential upside of 34.54%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.96%. Given Ashford Hospitality Prime’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Ashford Hospitality Prime is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ashford Hospitality Prime and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime||$407.02 million||$100.67 million||27.67|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime Competitors||$1.10 billion||$338.52 million||-16.31|
Ashford Hospitality Prime’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ashford Hospitality Prime. Ashford Hospitality Prime is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Ashford Hospitality Prime beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Ashford Hospitality Prime Company Profile
Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. invests in high revenue per available room (RevPAR), luxury hotels and resorts. The Company conducts its business and owns all of its assets through its operating partnership, Ashford Hospitality Prime Limited Partnership (Ashford Prime OP). The Company operates in the direct hotel investment segment of the hotel lodging industry. As of February 24, 2017, it owned interests in 11 hotel properties in six states, the District of Columbia and St. Thomas, the United States Virgin Islands with 3,702 total rooms, or 3,467 net rooms, excluding those attributable to its joint venture partner. The hotel properties in its portfolio are mainly located in the Unites States urban markets. The Company owns nine of its hotel properties directly, and the remaining two hotel properties through an investment in a majority-owned consolidated entity. All of the hotels in the Company’s portfolio are asset-managed by Ashford Hospitality Advisors LLC.
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