Head-To-Head Review: Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) versus Its Competitors
Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) is one of 28 public companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Hersha Hospitality Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hersha Hospitality Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||$471.75 million||$138.69 million||7.96|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust Competitors||$1.09 billion||$355.81 million||-14.95|
Hersha Hospitality Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hersha Hospitality Trust. Hersha Hospitality Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Hersha Hospitality Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||1||4||4||0||2.33|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust Competitors||113||756||861||21||2.45|
Hersha Hospitality Trust presently has a consensus price target of $19.89, suggesting a potential upside of 8.68%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.51%. Given Hersha Hospitality Trust’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hersha Hospitality Trust is more favorable than its competitors.
Hersha Hospitality Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Hersha Hospitality Trust pays out 48.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.3% and pay out 142.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Hersha Hospitality Trust has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Hersha Hospitality Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Hersha Hospitality Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||22.77%||14.78%||6.13%|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust Competitors||5.39%||1.14%||1.47%|
Risk & Volatility
Hersha Hospitality Trust has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hersha Hospitality Trust’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
98.4% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Hersha Hospitality Trust beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
About Hersha Hospitality Trust
Hersha Hospitality Trust is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests primarily in institutional grade hotels in urban gateway markets, including New York, Washington, District of Columbia, Boston, Philadelphia, South Florida and select markets on the West Coast. As of July 20, 2017, the Company’s hotels included 51 hotels totaling 7,804 rooms located in New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, South Florida and select markets on the West Coast. The Company’s property brands include Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotels and Hersha’s Independent Hotel Collection.
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