FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE: FCH) and Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPIV) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

FelCor Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Gaming and Leisure Properties does not pay a dividend. FelCor Lodging Trust pays out -49.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gaming and Leisure Properties has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares FelCor Lodging Trust and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FelCor Lodging Trust -0.66% N/A -0.35%
Gaming and Leisure Properties 39.58% 15.66% 5.27%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FelCor Lodging Trust and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ 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 1.21 $207.52 million ($0.49) -14.73
Gaming and Leisure Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

FelCor Lodging Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for FelCor Lodging Trust and Gaming and Leisure Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FelCor Lodging Trust 0 2 0 0 2.00
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

FelCor Lodging Trust presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.05%. Given FelCor Lodging Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe FelCor Lodging Trust is more favorable than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.8% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

FelCor Lodging Trust beats Gaming and Leisure Properties on 6 of the 10 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.

Gaming and Leisure Properties Company Profile

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Its segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), through which the Company owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties, which consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 34 rental properties, consisting of the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn), the real property associated with 15 gaming and related facilities operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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