Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) and Klepierre (OTCMKTS:KLPEF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Klepierre has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Klepierre’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 16.08% 8.18% 4.37%
Klepierre N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Klepierre’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust $769.32 million 3.17 $99.88 million $2.57 13.73
Klepierre $1.19 billion 8.98 N/A N/A N/A

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Klepierre.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Klepierre, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 0 2 4 0 2.67
Klepierre 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust presently has a consensus target price of $38.20, suggesting a potential upside of 8.28%. Given Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is more favorable than Klepierre.

Dividends

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Klepierre does not pay a dividend. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust beats Klepierre on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Company Profile

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 28 hotels, with a total of 6,973 guest rooms. The Company owns hotels located in 9 states and the District of Columbia, including: Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and West Hollywood); San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; Coral Gables, Florida; Naples, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; and Seattle, Washington.

Klepierre Company Profile

Klépierre, the pan-European leader in shopping malls, combines development, property and asset management skills. The company's portfolio is valued at ?24.6 billion at June 30, 2018 and comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries in Continental Europe which together host 1.1 billion visitors per year. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia's number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC Next 20, EPRA Euro Zone and GPR 250 indexes. It is also included in ethical indexes, such as DJSI World and Europe, FTSE4Good, STOXX Global ESG Leaders, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, and figures in CDP's ?A-list?. These distinctions underscore the Group's commitment to a proactive sustainable development policy and its global leadership in the fight against climate change.

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