DigitalBridge Group (NYSE:DBRG – Get Free Report) and Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT – Get Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
DigitalBridge Group has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hersha Hospitality Trust has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.
DigitalBridge Group pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Hersha Hospitality Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. DigitalBridge Group pays out -2.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hersha Hospitality Trust pays out 6.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||38.77%||19.42%||9.82%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares DigitalBridge Group and Hersha Hospitality Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|DigitalBridge Group||$1.14 billion||2.56||-$321.80 million||($1.99)||-9.04|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||$405.87 million||0.97||$146.72 million||$3.10||3.18|
Hersha Hospitality Trust has lower revenue, but higher earnings than DigitalBridge Group. DigitalBridge Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hersha Hospitality Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for DigitalBridge Group and Hersha Hospitality Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hersha Hospitality Trust||0||10||0||0||2.00|
DigitalBridge Group currently has a consensus price target of $22.17, suggesting a potential upside of 23.22%. Hersha Hospitality Trust has a consensus price target of $9.63, suggesting a potential downside of 2.33%. Given DigitalBridge Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe DigitalBridge Group is more favorable than Hersha Hospitality Trust.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.4% of DigitalBridge Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.0% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of DigitalBridge Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.4% of Hersha Hospitality Trust shares are owned by 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.
DigitalBridge Group beats Hersha Hospitality Trust on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About DigitalBridge Group
DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) is a leading global digital infrastructure firm. With a heritage of over 25 years investing in and operating businesses across the digital ecosystem including cell towers, data centers, fiber, small cells, and edge infrastructure, the DigitalBridge team manages a $69 billion portfolio of digital infrastructure assets on behalf of its limited partners and shareholders. Headquartered in Boca Raton, DigitalBridge has key offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg and Singapore.
About Hersha Hospitality Trust
Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) is a self-advised real estate investment trust in the hospitality sector, which owns and operates luxury and lifestyle hotels in coastal gateway and resort markets. The Company's 25 hotels totaling 3,811 rooms are located in New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, South Florida, and California. The Company's common shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker HT.
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