Critical Analysis: Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP) & Its Rivals

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

Dividends

Chesapeake Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. 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 5.2% 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.

Institutional and 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are owned 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chesapeake Lodging Trust $606.99 million $175.85 million 29.02
Chesapeake Lodging Trust Competitors $1.09 billion $355.81 million -15.70

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

Profitability

This table compares Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its rivals’ 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 5.91% 1.62% 1.63%

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its rivals, as reported 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 111 745 859 21 2.46

Chesapeake Lodging Trust currently has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential downside of 5.86%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.12%. Given Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Chesapeake Lodging Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

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

About Chesapeake Lodging Trust

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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