Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: XHR) and VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.


Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. VICI Properties does not pay a dividend. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays out 119.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. VICI Properties has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


This table compares Xenia Hotels & Resorts and VICI Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 10.46% 5.99% 3.32%
VICI Properties N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.7% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Xenia 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Xenia Hotels & Resorts and VICI Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xenia Hotels & Resorts $945.28 million 2.22 $85.85 million $0.92 21.39
VICI Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Xenia Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than VICI Properties.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Xenia Hotels & Resorts and VICI Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 0 2 3 0 2.60
VICI Properties 0 4 1 0 2.20

Xenia Hotels & Resorts presently has a consensus target price of $21.60, indicating a potential upside of 9.76%. VICI Properties has a consensus target price of $21.75, indicating a potential upside of 12.11%. Given VICI Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe VICI Properties is more favorable than Xenia Hotels & Resorts.


Xenia Hotels & Resorts beats VICI Properties on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Xenia) is a self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels, with a focus on var ious markets, as well as leisure destinations in the United States. As of October 4, 2017, the Company owned 39 hotels, 37 of which are completely owned, comprising 11,533 rooms, across 18 states and the District of Columbia, including a majority interest in two hotels owned through two investments in real estate entities. The Company’s hotels are primarily operated and/or licensed by Marriott, Kimpton, Hyatt, Aston, Fairmont, Hilton and Loews, as well as independent management companies. As of May 30, 2017, the Company’s portfolio included Andaz Napa, Andaz San Diego, Andaz Savannah, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Bohemian Hotel Celebration, (an Autograph Collection Hotel) and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, (an Autograph Collection Hotel).

About VICI Properties

VICI Properties Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of owning, acquiring and developing gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations. It operates through two segments: real property business and golf course business. The real property business segment consists of leased real property. The golf course business segment consists of four golf courses. Its golf courses include the Cascata golf course in Boulder City, Nevada, the Rio Secco golf course in Henderson, Nevada, the Grand Bear golf course in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the Chariot Run golf course in Elizabeth, Indiana.

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