Strategic Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: BEE) and Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) are both mid-cap financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Strategic Hotels and Resorts and Park Hotels & Resorts, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 0 0 0 0 N/A
Park Hotels & Resorts 0 8 7 0 2.47

Park Hotels & Resorts has a consensus price target of $35.54, indicating a potential upside of 36.58%. Given Park Hotels & Resorts’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Park Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Strategic Hotels and Resorts.

Profitability

This table compares Strategic Hotels and Resorts and Park Hotels & Resorts’ 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%
Park Hotels & Resorts N/A 50.66% 25.50%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Strategic Hotels and Resorts and Park Hotels & Resorts’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Strategic Hotels and Resorts N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.78 billion 2.01 $732.00 million N/A N/A

Park Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Strategic Hotels and Resorts.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.0% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Strategic Hotels and Resorts does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats Strategic Hotels and Resorts on 8 of the 9 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 Park Hotels & Resorts

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. is a lodging real estate company. The Company has a portfolio of hotels and resorts. The Company operates through ownership segment, which includes all of its hotel properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 67 hotels and resorts with over 35,000 rooms located in the United States and international markets. Its portfolio includes hotels in areas, such as New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and London; resorts in leisure destinations, including Hawaii, Orlando and Key West, and a range of properties adjacent to gateway airports, such as Los Angeles International, Chicago O’Hare, Boston Logan and Miami Airport, and select suburban locations. The Company’s brand affiliations include Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilaton Garden Inn, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

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