Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: PK) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Park Hotels & Resorts to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Park Hotels & Resorts pays out 14.3% 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 88.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Park Hotels & Resorts is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.1% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% 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.

Profitability

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Hotels & Resorts 93.04% 46.66% 25.91%
Park Hotels & Resorts Competitors -34.86% 4.51% 2.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Park Hotels & Resorts and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Hotels & Resorts 0 8 7 0 2.47
Park Hotels & Resorts Competitors 134 820 899 21 2.43

Park Hotels & Resorts currently has a consensus price target of $35.62, suggesting a potential upside of 23.66%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.33%. Given Park Hotels & Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Park Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.73 billion $133.00 million 2.40
Park Hotels & Resorts Competitors $1.19 billion $144.77 million 114.53

Park Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Park Hotels & Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Park Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. is a lodging real estate company. The Company has a portfolio of hotels and resorts. The Company operates through ownership segment, which includes all of its hotel properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 67 hotels and resorts with over 35,000 rooms located in the United States and international markets. Its portfolio includes hotels in areas, such as New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and London; resorts in leisure destinations, including Hawaii, Orlando and Key West, and a range of properties adjacent to gateway airports, such as Los Angeles International, Chicago O’Hare, Boston Logan and Miami Airport, and select suburban locations. The Company’s brand affiliations include Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilaton Garden Inn, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

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