Critical Contrast: Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPIV) vs. Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT)
Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ: GLPIV) and Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.
This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Hersha Hospitality Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Gaming and Leisure Properties||38.73%||15.55%||5.13%|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||29.30%||18.72%||7.61%|
Hersha Hospitality Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Gaming and Leisure Properties does not pay a dividend. Hersha Hospitality Trust pays out 38.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hersha Hospitality Trust has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Gaming and Leisure Properties and Hersha Hospitality Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Gaming and Leisure Properties||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||1||6||2||0||2.11|
Hersha Hospitality Trust has a consensus price target of $20.11, suggesting a potential upside of 10.08%. Given Hersha Hospitality Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hersha Hospitality Trust is more favorable than Gaming and Leisure Properties.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.6% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Hersha Hospitality Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gaming and Leisure Properties||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||$462.26 million||1.65||$142.28 million||$2.88||6.34|
Hersha Hospitality Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Gaming and Leisure Properties.
Hersha Hospitality Trust beats Gaming and Leisure Properties on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Gaming and Leisure Properties
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Its segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), through which the Company owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties, which consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 34 rental properties, consisting of the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn), the real property associated with 15 gaming and related facilities operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.
About Hersha Hospitality Trust
Hersha Hospitality Trust is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests primarily in institutional grade hotels in urban gateway markets, including New York, Washington, District of Columbia, Boston, Philadelphia, South Florida and select markets on the West Coast. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 43 limited and full service properties with a total of 6,344 rooms and interests in 12 limited and full service properties owned through joint venture investments with a total of 2,456 rooms. These 55 properties, with a total of 8,800 rooms, are located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and operate under brands owned by Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott), Hilton Worldwide, Inc. (Hilton), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), and Hyatt Corporation (Hyatt).
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