Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC) and Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE:AHP) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
This table compares Retail Opportunity Investments and Ashford Hospitality Prime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Retail Opportunity Investments||14.45%||3.25%||1.41%|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Retail Opportunity Investments and Ashford Hospitality Prime, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Retail Opportunity Investments||1||4||1||0||2.00|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Retail Opportunity Investments currently has a consensus price target of $18.25, indicating a potential upside of 7.99%. Given Retail Opportunity Investments’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Retail Opportunity Investments is more favorable than Ashford Hospitality Prime.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Retail Opportunity Investments and Ashford Hospitality Prime’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Retail Opportunity Investments||$295.80 million||6.51||$42.73 million||$1.14||14.82|
|Ashford Hospitality Prime||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Retail Opportunity Investments has higher revenue and earnings than Ashford Hospitality Prime.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
93.3% of Retail Opportunity Investments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Retail Opportunity Investments shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Retail Opportunity Investments pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Ashford Hospitality Prime pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Retail Opportunity Investments pays out 69.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Retail Opportunity Investments has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Ashford Hospitality Prime has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Retail Opportunity Investments beats Ashford Hospitality Prime on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Retail Opportunity Investments
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ: ROIC), is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of grocery-anchored shopping centers located in densely-populated, metropolitan markets across the West Coast. As of December 31, 2018, ROIC owned 91 shopping centers encompassing approximately 10.5 million square feet. ROIC is the largest publicly-traded, grocery-anchored shopping center REIT focused exclusively on the West Coast. ROIC is a member of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and has investment-grade corporate debt ratings from Moody's Investor Services and Standard & Poor's.
About Ashford Hospitality Prime
Ashford Hospitality Prime is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in luxury hotels and resorts.
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