Reviewing Xenia Hotels & Resorts (XHR) and Ryman Hospitality Properties (GET)

Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: XHR) and Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:GET) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.6% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Xenia Hotels & Resorts and Ryman Hospitality Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 0 3 3 0 2.50
Ryman Hospitality Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Xenia Hotels & Resorts currently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.24%. Given Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Xenia Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Ryman Hospitality Properties.

Profitability

This table compares Xenia Hotels & Resorts and Ryman Hospitality Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 15.23% 8.34% 4.73%
Ryman Hospitality Properties N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Ryman Hospitality Properties does not pay a dividend. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays out 86.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Xenia Hotels & Resorts and Ryman Hospitality Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xenia Hotels & Resorts $950.16 million 2.45 $85.85 million $1.27 17.14
Ryman Hospitality Properties N/A N/A N/A $0.96 41.18

Xenia Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Ryman Hospitality Properties. Xenia Hotels & Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ryman Hospitality Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Xenia Hotels & Resorts beats Ryman Hospitality Properties on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Xenia) is a self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels, with a focus on var ious markets, as well as leisure destinations in the United States. As of October 4, 2017, the Company owned 39 hotels, 37 of which are completely owned, comprising 11,533 rooms, across 18 states and the District of Columbia, including a majority interest in two hotels owned through two investments in real estate entities. The Company’s hotels are primarily operated and/or licensed by Marriott, Kimpton, Hyatt, Aston, Fairmont, Hilton and Loews, as well as independent management companies. As of May 30, 2017, the Company’s portfolio included Andaz Napa, Andaz San Diego, Andaz Savannah, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Bohemian Hotel Celebration, (an Autograph Collection Hotel) and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, (an Autograph Collection Hotel).

About Ryman Hospitality Properties

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (Ryman) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s segments consist of Hospitality, which include its hotel properties and the results of hotel operations, and Opry and Attractions, which includes its Grand Ole Opry assets, WSM-AM and its Nashville attractions. During the year ended December 31, 2012, Ryman’s owned assets included a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 7,795 rooms that were managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott) under the Gaylord Hotels brand. These four resorts, Gaylord Hotels properties, consist of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee (Gaylord Opryland), the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center near Orlando, Florida (Gaylord Palms), the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas, Texas (Gaylord Texan) and the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington D.C. (Gaylord National).

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