Hersha Hospitality Trust

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HT : NYSE : Financial
$18.25 -0.51 | -2.72%
Today's Range: 18.21 - 18.84
Avg. Daily Volume: 619,500
07/27/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 18.13% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)106.795.49
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)3.976.42
Net Income ($mil)-7.73-3.95


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)44.4849.34
Total Assets ($mil)2088.831854.3
Total Debt ($mil)1272.52949.89
Equity ($mil)650.96795.19


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin10.1911.39
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin3.726.72
Sales Turnover0.230.23
Return on Assets1.813.73
Return on Equity3.636.94
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.660.54
Interest Expense12.2210.64
Interest Coverage0.320.6


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)44.3649.23
Div / share0.280.28
EPS-0.26-0.16
Book value / share14.6716.15
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume607818.0537230.0

Valuation


HOLD. HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 50.71 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.31 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.07. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HT 40.87 Peers 50.71   HT 7.24 Peers 24.22

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

HT is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

HT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HT 24.95 Peers 55.43   HT 1.63 Peers 4.98

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

HT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

HT trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
HT 1.31 Peers 4.07   HT -56.49 Peers 63.97

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

HT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, HT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HT 1.77 Peers 8.76   HT 11.11 Peers 47.28

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

HT is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

HT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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