Financial Contrast: FelCor Lodging Trust (FCH) and Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP)
FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE: FCH) and Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.
This table compares FelCor Lodging Trust and Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|FelCor Lodging Trust||-0.66%||N/A||-0.35%|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust||10.77%||5.53%||3.19%|
Risk & Volatility
FelCor Lodging Trust has a beta of 1.75, suggesting that its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chesapeake Lodging Trust has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations for FelCor Lodging Trust and Chesapeake Lodging Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|FelCor Lodging Trust||0||2||1||0||2.33|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust||0||4||1||0||2.20|
FelCor Lodging Trust currently has a consensus target price of $7.25, suggesting a potential downside of 0.68%. Chesapeake Lodging Trust has a consensus target price of $24.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.77%. Given FelCor Lodging Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FelCor Lodging Trust is more favorable than Chesapeake Lodging Trust.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares FelCor Lodging Trust and Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FelCor Lodging Trust||$828.93 million||1.22||$207.52 million||($0.49)||-14.90|
|Chesapeake Lodging Trust||$606.99 million||2.53||$175.85 million||$0.97||26.80|
FelCor Lodging Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Chesapeake Lodging Trust. FelCor Lodging Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Chesapeake Lodging Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
FelCor Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Chesapeake Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. FelCor Lodging Trust pays out -49.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Chesapeake Lodging Trust pays out 164.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. FelCor Lodging Trust has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Chesapeake Lodging Trust has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
78.8% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.5% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
FelCor Lodging Trust beats Chesapeake Lodging Trust on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About FelCor Lodging Trust
FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company, through its subsidiary, FelCor Lodging Limited Partnership, held ownership interests in 39 hotels with 11,500 rooms, as of December 31, 2016. The Company sells, acquires, rebrands and redevelops hotels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s hotels were located in 14 states of the United States. The Company holds a portfolio of hotels managed by Hilton Worldwide (Hilton); Wyndham Worldwide (Wyndham); Marriott International Inc. (Marriott); InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); AccorHotels Group, Highgate Hotels (Highgate), SBE and Aimbridge Hospitality. The Company’s hotels include Embassy Suites Atlanta-Buckhead; DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin; Embassy Suites Birmingham; The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston; Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill; Embassy Suites Boston-Marlborough, and Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center.
About Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in various business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, select-service hotels in urban settings or other locations in the United States. The Company operates through the hotel ownership segment. The Company conducts its operations primarily though Chesapeake Lodging, L.P., its operating partnership (the Operating Partnership). As of February 17, 2017, the Company owned 22 hotels. As of February 17, 2017, the Company’s portfolio included Hyatt Regency Boston; Hilton Checkers Los Angeles; Boston Marriott Newton; Le Meridien San Francisco; Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter; Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard; Hotel Adagio San Francisco, Autograph Collection; Denver Marriott City Center; Hyatt Herald Square New York, and Ace Hotel and Theater Downtown Los Angeles. As of February 17, 2017, the Company’s hotels had 6,694 rooms.
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