Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT – Get Free Report) and Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM – Get Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
32.0% of Ashford Hospitality Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.4% of Kimco Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Ashford Hospitality Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Kimco Realty 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.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ashford Hospitality Trust and Kimco Realty’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ashford Hospitality Trust||$1.24 billion||0.07||-$139.82 million||($5.24)||-0.50|
|Kimco Realty||$1.73 billion||6.73||$125.98 million||$0.71||26.41|
Volatility & Risk
Ashford Hospitality Trust has a beta of 2.31, suggesting that its stock price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kimco Realty has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Ashford Hospitality Trust and Kimco Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ashford Hospitality Trust||-12.21%||N/A||-4.25%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Ashford Hospitality Trust and Kimco Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ashford Hospitality Trust||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Ashford Hospitality Trust presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 149.04%. Kimco Realty has a consensus target price of $21.90, indicating a potential upside of 16.80%. Given Ashford Hospitality Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ashford Hospitality Trust is more favorable than Kimco Realty.
Kimco Realty beats Ashford Hospitality Trust on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ashford Hospitality Trust
Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing predominantly in upper upscale, full-service hotels.
About Kimco Realty
Kimco Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned interests in 437 U.S. shopping centers comprising 76 million square feet of leasable space primarily concentrated in the top major metropolitan markets.
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