Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) & American Hotel Income Properties REIT (AHOTF) Financial Analysis

Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) and American Hotel Income Properties REIT (OTCMKTS:AHOTF) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hersha Hospitality Trust and American Hotel Income Properties REIT’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hersha Hospitality Trust $498.24 million 1.43 $99.86 million $2.16 8.36
American Hotel Income Properties REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hersha Hospitality Trust has higher revenue and earnings than American Hotel Income Properties REIT.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Hersha Hospitality Trust and American Hotel Income Properties REIT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hersha Hospitality Trust 1 6 1 0 2.00
American Hotel Income Properties REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hersha Hospitality Trust presently has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.34%. Given Hersha Hospitality Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hersha Hospitality Trust is more favorable than American Hotel Income Properties REIT.

Dividends

Hersha Hospitality Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. American Hotel Income Properties REIT does not pay a dividend. Hersha Hospitality Trust pays out 51.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Hersha Hospitality Trust and American Hotel Income Properties REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hersha Hospitality Trust -1.61% N/A N/A
American Hotel Income Properties REIT N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.3% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hersha Hospitality Trust beats American Hotel Income Properties REIT on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hersha Hospitality Trust Company Profile

Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) is a self-advised real estate investment trust in the hospitality sector, which owns and operates high quality upscale hotels in urban gateway markets and coastal destinations. The Company's 49 hotels totaling 7,666 rooms are located in New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, South Florida and select markets on the West Coast. The Company's common shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “HT.”

American Hotel Income Properties REIT Company Profile

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX: HOT.UN, TSX: HOT.U, TSX: HOT.DB.U), or AHIP, is a limited partnership formed to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States. AHIP currently has 114 hotels, and is actively engaged in growing its portfolio of premium branded, select-service hotels in larger secondary markets that have diverse and stable demand. AHIP hotels operate under brands affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels through license agreements. The company's long-term objectives are to build on its proven track record of successful investment, deliver reliable and consistent U.S. dollar denominated distributions to unitholders, and generate value through the continued growth of its diversified hotel portfolio.

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