Strategic Hotels and Resorts (BEE) versus Sotherly Hotels (SOHO) Head-To-Head Review

Strategic Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: BEE) and Sotherly Hotels (NASDAQ:SOHO) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Sotherly Hotels pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Strategic Hotels and Resorts does not pay a dividend. Sotherly Hotels pays out -4,395.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Strategic Hotels and Resorts and Sotherly Hotels’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Strategic Hotels and Resorts N/A N/A N/A $0.17 N/A
Sotherly Hotels $152.85 million 0.59 $920,000.00 ($0.01) -651.35

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Strategic Hotels and Resorts and Sotherly Hotels, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sotherly Hotels 0 0 1 0 3.00

Sotherly Hotels has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.70%.

Profitability

This table compares Strategic Hotels and Resorts and Sotherly Hotels’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 6.40% 5.76% 2.43%
Sotherly Hotels 2.01% 3.98% 0.75%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.4% of Sotherly Hotels shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of Sotherly Hotels shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sotherly Hotels beats Strategic Hotels and Resorts on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Strategic Hotels and Resorts

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (SHR) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires and asset manages hotels. The Company owns land held for development including 50.7 acres of oceanfront land in Nayarit, Mexico; 13.8 acres of land in Scottsdale, Arizona adjacent to its Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, and a 20,000 square-foot oceanfront land parcel in Santa Monica, California adjacent to its Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The Company’s hotels are operated under the brands of Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hyatt, InterContinental, JW Marriott, Loews, Marriott, Montage, Ritz-Carlton and Westin. The Hotel del Coronado is operated by a specialty management company, KSL Resorts.

About Sotherly Hotels

Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper-upscale full-service hotels in the southern United States. The Company operates through the hotel ownership segment. The Company conducts its operations through Sotherly Hotels LP, its Operating Partnership, of which the Company is the general partner. Its portfolio consists of approximately 10 full-service, mainly upscale and upper-upscale hotels located in over eight states with an aggregate of approximately 3,010 rooms and approximately 160,930 square feet of meeting space. All of these hotels are owned by subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership, approximately 10 operate under the Hilton, Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree and Sheraton brands, one is an independent hotel, and all are managed on a day to day basis by MHI Hotels Services, LLC, which does business as Chesapeake Hospitality.

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