Financial Comparison: Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) & The Competition

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ: HPT) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Hospitality Properties Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Hospitality Properties Trust has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hospitality Properties Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.97, indicating that their average stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.2% of Hospitality Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.3% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Hospitality Properties Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hospitality Properties Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hospitality Properties Trust $2.05 billion $223.11 million 24.35
Hospitality Properties Trust Competitors $1.19 billion $144.77 million -8.42

Hospitality Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Hospitality Properties Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Hospitality Properties Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hospitality Properties Trust 0 3 3 0 2.50
Hospitality Properties Trust Competitors 121 805 880 21 2.44

Hospitality Properties Trust presently has a consensus price target of $32.20, indicating a potential upside of 12.08%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 33.34%. Given Hospitality Properties Trust’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hospitality Properties Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Hospitality Properties Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hospitality Properties Trust 10.22% 7.53% 3.16%
Hospitality Properties Trust Competitors 8.06% 3.01% 2.39%

Dividends

Hospitality Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. Hospitality Properties Trust pays out 176.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.4% and pay out 133.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Hospitality Properties Trust beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Hospitality Properties Trust

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s segments include hotel investments, travel center investments and corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 306 hotels with 46,583 rooms or suites, and 198 travel centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in 45 states in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s hotels were operated as Courtyard by Marriott, Royal Sonesta, Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, Candlewood Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, Sonesta ES Suites, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Staybridge Suites, Hyatt Place, Wyndham Grand, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, the Clift Hotel, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Hawthorn Suites, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.

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