Analyzing Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP) and Its Peers
Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Chesapeake Lodging Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust||0||3||2||0||2.40|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust Competitors||110||740||850||19||2.45|
Chesapeake Lodging Trust currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential downside of 2.75%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.81%. Given Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Chesapeake Lodging Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust||$606.99 million||$175.85 million||28.09|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust Competitors||$1.10 billion||$338.63 million||-14.88|
Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Chesapeake Lodging Trust. Chesapeake Lodging Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust||10.77%||5.53%||3.19%|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust Competitors||7.02%||1.66%||1.67%|
Risk & Volatility
Chesapeake Lodging Trust has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s rivals have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.5% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Chesapeake Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Chesapeake Lodging Trust pays out 164.9% 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 5.3% and pay out 132.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Chesapeake Lodging Trust has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Chesapeake Lodging Trust rivals beat Chesapeake Lodging Trust on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in various business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, select-service hotels in urban settings or other locations in the United States. The Company operates through the hotel ownership segment. The Company conducts its operations primarily though Chesapeake Lodging, L.P., its operating partnership (the Operating Partnership). As of February 17, 2017, the Company owned 22 hotels. As of February 17, 2017, the Company’s portfolio included Hyatt Regency Boston; Hilton Checkers Los Angeles; Boston Marriott Newton; Le Meridien San Francisco; Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter; Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard; Hotel Adagio San Francisco, Autograph Collection; Denver Marriott City Center; Hyatt Herald Square New York, and Ace Hotel and Theater Downtown Los Angeles. As of February 17, 2017, the Company’s hotels had 6,694 rooms.
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