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

Dividends

Host Hotels and Resorts pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Ryman Hospitality Properties does not pay a dividend. Host Hotels and Resorts pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Host Hotels and Resorts has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ryman Hospitality Properties and Host Hotels and Resorts’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryman Hospitality Properties N/A N/A N/A $0.96 2.15
Host Hotels and Resorts $5.43 billion 2.70 $762.00 million $0.80 24.79

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Ryman Hospitality Properties and Host Hotels and Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryman Hospitality Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Host Hotels and Resorts 1 8 7 0 2.38

Host Hotels and Resorts has a consensus price target of $20.32, suggesting a potential upside of 2.46%. Given Host Hotels and Resorts’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Host Hotels and Resorts is more favorable than Ryman Hospitality Properties.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryman Hospitality Properties N/A N/A N/A
Host Hotels and Resorts 11.11% 8.44% 5.11%

Summary

Host Hotels and Resorts beats Ryman Hospitality Properties on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ryman Hospitality Properties Company Profile

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).

Host Hotels and Resorts Company Profile

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Host Inc.) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owned properties and conducted operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. (Host L.P.), of which Host Inc. was the general partner and of which it held approximately 99% of the partnership interests (OP units), as of December 31, 2016. As of February 20, 2017, its lodging portfolio consisted of 96 primarily luxury and upper-upscale hotels containing approximately 53,500 rooms, with the majority located in the United States, and with seven of the properties located outside of the United States in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. In addition, it owns non-controlling interests in two international joint ventures: approximately a 33% interest in a joint venture in Europe, and a 9% indirect interest, through joint ventures in India.

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