Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: PK) and Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Dividends

Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Chatham Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Chatham Lodging Trust pays out 194.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Chatham Lodging Trust has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Chatham Lodging Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.73 billion 2.30 $133.00 million N/A N/A
Chatham Lodging Trust $293.82 million 3.49 $31.48 million $0.68 33.26

Park Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Chatham Lodging Trust.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.1% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.2% of Chatham Lodging Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of Chatham Lodging Trust shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Chatham Lodging Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Hotels & Resorts 93.04% 46.66% 25.91%
Chatham Lodging Trust 9.03% 3.90% 2.04%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Park Hotels & Resorts and Chatham Lodging Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Hotels & Resorts 0 6 8 0 2.57
Chatham Lodging Trust 0 6 1 0 2.14

Park Hotels & Resorts currently has a consensus target price of $36.64, indicating a potential upside of 25.55%. Chatham Lodging Trust has a consensus target price of $20.70, indicating a potential downside of 8.49%. Given Park Hotels & Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Park Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Chatham Lodging Trust.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats Chatham Lodging Trust on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Park Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

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.

Chatham Lodging Trust Company Profile

Chatham Lodging Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests primarily in upscale extended-stay and premium-branded select-service hotels. All of the Company’s assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted through Chatham Lodging, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company owned 40 hotels with an aggregate of 5,939 rooms located in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The Company’s hotels included upscale extended-stay hotels that operate under the Residence Inn by Marriott brand (15 hotels) and Homewood Suites by Hilton brand (nine hotels), as well as premium-branded select-service hotels that operate under the Courtyard by Marriott brand (four hotels), the Hampton Inn or Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton brand (three hotels), the Hilton Garden Inn by Hilton brand (three hotels), the SpringHill Suites by Marriott brand (two hotels) and the Hyatt Place brand (two hotels).

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