LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) is one of 28 public companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare LaSalle Hotel Properties to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.
This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|LaSalle Hotel Properties||27.85%||13.05%||8.48%|
|LaSalle Hotel Properties Competitors||5.91%||1.62%||1.63%|
Risk & Volatility
LaSalle Hotel Properties has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LaSalle Hotel Properties’ peers have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for LaSalle Hotel Properties and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|LaSalle Hotel Properties||2||9||1||0||1.92|
|LaSalle Hotel Properties Competitors||111||745||859||21||2.46|
LaSalle Hotel Properties currently has a consensus target price of $28.86, indicating a potential downside of 5.98%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.01%. Given LaSalle Hotel Properties’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LaSalle Hotel Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LaSalle Hotel Properties||$1.18 billion||$371.93 million||11.41|
|LaSalle Hotel Properties Competitors||$1.09 billion||$355.81 million||-15.33|
LaSalle Hotel Properties has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. LaSalle Hotel Properties is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
LaSalle Hotel Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. LaSalle Hotel Properties pays out 66.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.1% and pay out 132.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. LaSalle Hotel Properties has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. LaSalle Hotel Properties is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
77.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of LaSalle Hotel Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
LaSalle Hotel Properties beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About LaSalle Hotel Properties
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.
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