FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE: FCH) and Strategic Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:BEE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FelCor Lodging Trust and Strategic Hotels and Resorts’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FelCor Lodging Trust $846.47 million 1.22 $215.00 million ($0.38) -19.63
Strategic Hotels and Resorts N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

FelCor Lodging Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Strategic Hotels and Resorts.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.3% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of FelCor Lodging Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares FelCor Lodging Trust and Strategic Hotels and Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FelCor Lodging Trust -3.25% -25.32% -1.00%
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 6.40% 5.76% 2.43%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for FelCor Lodging Trust and Strategic Hotels and Resorts, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FelCor Lodging Trust 0 3 1 0 2.25
Strategic Hotels and Resorts 0 0 0 0 N/A

FelCor Lodging Trust presently has a consensus price target of $7.83, indicating a potential upside of 5.00%. Given FelCor Lodging Trust’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe FelCor Lodging Trust is more favorable than Strategic Hotels and Resorts.

Dividends

FelCor Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Strategic Hotels and Resorts does not pay a dividend. FelCor Lodging Trust pays out -63.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Strategic Hotels and Resorts has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

FelCor Lodging Trust beats Strategic Hotels and Resorts on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

FelCor Lodging Trust Company Profile

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.

Strategic Hotels and Resorts Company Profile

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.

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