Hersha Hospitality Trust

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HT : NYSE : Finance
$17.45 up 0.1 | 0.58%
Today's Range: 17.25 - 17.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 522700.0
02/23/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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 increased by 16.84% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)130.46116.99
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)17.3617.73
Net Income ($mil)3.357.99


Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)66.03150.36
Total Assets ($mil)2185.452016.37
Total Debt ($mil)1083.181010.77
Equity ($mil)885.98758.25


Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin17.319.92
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin13.3115.16
Sales Turnover0.210.24
Return on Assets5.246.09
Return on Equity10.2813.61
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.550.57
Interest Expense11.1410.43
Interest Coverage1.561.7


Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)41.6141.92
Div / share0.280.28
EPS-0.070.08
Book value / share21.2918.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume533383.0447762.0

Valuation


HOLD. HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 49.89 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.84 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.36. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and 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 8.31 Peers 49.89   HT 7.50 Peers 18.05

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

HT is trading at a significant 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 NM Peers 54.05   HT NM Peers 104.45

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.

 

Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
HT 0.84 Peers 3.36   HT -8.12 Peers 34.62

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 1.59 Peers 7.52   HT -1.57 Peers 10.54

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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