Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Chesapeake Lodging Trust to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.5% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Chesapeake Lodging Trust has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s peers have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 10.77% 5.53% 3.19%
Chesapeake Lodging Trust Competitors 7.04% 1.70% 1.68%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chesapeake Lodging Trust $606.99 million $175.85 million 28.51
Chesapeake Lodging Trust Competitors $1.10 billion $338.63 million -15.52

Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Chesapeake Lodging Trust. Chesapeake Lodging Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Chesapeake Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Chesapeake Lodging Trust pays out 164.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.3% and pay out 132.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Chesapeake Lodging Trust has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 0 3 2 0 2.40
Chesapeake Lodging Trust Competitors 110 741 852 21 2.45

Chesapeake Lodging Trust currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential downside of 4.16%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.68%. Given Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chesapeake Lodging Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Chesapeake Lodging Trust peers beat Chesapeake Lodging Trust on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Company Profile

Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in various business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, select-service hotels in urban settings or other locations in the United States. The Company operates through the hotel ownership segment. The Company conducts its operations primarily though Chesapeake Lodging, L.P., its operating partnership (the Operating Partnership). As of February 17, 2017, the Company owned 22 hotels. As of February 17, 2017, the Company’s portfolio included Hyatt Regency Boston; Hilton Checkers Los Angeles; Boston Marriott Newton; Le Meridien San Francisco; Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter; Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard; Hotel Adagio San Francisco, Autograph Collection; Denver Marriott City Center; Hyatt Herald Square New York, and Ace Hotel and Theater Downtown Los Angeles. As of February 17, 2017, the Company’s hotels had 6,694 rooms.

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