Critical Contrast: LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) & VICI Properties (VICI)

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) and VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) are both mid-cap financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


LaSalle Hotel Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. VICI Properties does not pay a dividend. LaSalle Hotel Properties pays out 116.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and VICI Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LaSalle Hotel Properties 17.65% 8.11% 5.27%
VICI Properties N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for LaSalle Hotel Properties and VICI Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LaSalle Hotel Properties 7 6 1 0 1.57
VICI Properties 0 4 1 0 2.20

LaSalle Hotel Properties presently has a consensus price target of $26.13, indicating a potential upside of 1.30%. VICI Properties has a consensus price target of $21.75, indicating a potential upside of 12.75%. Given VICI Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe VICI Properties is more favorable than LaSalle Hotel Properties.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and VICI Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LaSalle Hotel Properties $1.10 billion 2.64 $195.03 million $1.54 16.75
VICI Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

LaSalle Hotel Properties has higher revenue and earnings than VICI Properties.


LaSalle Hotel Properties beats VICI Properties on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

LaSalle Hotel Properties Company Profile

LaSalle Hotel Properties is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company primarily buys, owns, redevelops and leases upscale and luxury full-service hotels located in convention, resort and urban business markets. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in 46 hotels with approximately 11,450 guest rooms located in nine states of the United States and the District of Columbia (DC). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties included Hotel Amarano Burbank; Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter; Hotel Solamar; San Diego Paradise Point Resort and Spa; The Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa; Harbor Court Hotel; The Marker San Francisco; Chamberlain West Hollywood; Le Montrose Suite Hotel; The Grafton on Sunset; Hotel George; Hotel Rouge; Mason & Rook Hotel; The Donovan; The Liaison Capitol Hill; The Marker Waterfront Resort; Hotel Chicago; Onyx Hotel; Park Central Hotel New York; The Heathman Hotel; Westin Philadelphia, and Lansdowne Resort.

VICI Properties Company Profile

VICI Properties Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of owning, acquiring and developing gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations. It operates through two segments: real property business and golf course business. The real property business segment consists of leased real property. The golf course business segment consists of four golf courses. Its golf courses include the Cascata golf course in Boulder City, Nevada, the Rio Secco golf course in Henderson, Nevada, the Grand Bear golf course in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the Chariot Run golf course in Elizabeth, Indiana.

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