Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. Stock Upgraded (AHT)
- ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST continued to lose money by earning -$0.66 versus -$1.61 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.80 versus -$0.66).
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 17.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 14.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST is currently extremely low, coming in at 6.60%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, AHT's net profit margin of -4.50% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
- The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.43 and currently higher than the industry average, implying that there is very poor management of debt levels within the company.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet RatingsStaff
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