Critical Review: Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) versus Its Competitors

Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: XHR) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Xenia Hotels & Resorts to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Dividends

Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays out 81.5% 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.

Risk and Volatility

Xenia Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ rivals have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.0% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 15.99% 8.91% 5.09%
Xenia Hotels & Resorts Competitors 5.93% 1.57% 1.61%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Xenia Hotels & Resorts and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xenia Hotels & Resorts $916.60 million $262.30 million 16.15
Xenia Hotels & Resorts Competitors $1.10 billion $338.63 million -15.03

Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Xenia Hotels & Resorts. Xenia Hotels & Resorts 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Xenia Hotels & Resorts and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 0 1 3 0 2.75
Xenia Hotels & Resorts Competitors 111 753 860 21 2.45

Xenia Hotels & Resorts presently has a consensus target price of $20.75, indicating a potential downside of 4.82%. As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.28%. Given Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xenia Hotels & Resorts has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Xenia Hotels & Resorts rivals beat Xenia Hotels & Resorts on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

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).

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