Head-To-Head Contrast: Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) vs. Ventas (VTR)

Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) and Ventas (NYSE:VTR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Ryman Hospitality Properties and Ventas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryman Hospitality Properties 14.53% 48.96% 7.03%
Ventas 34.00% 5.02% 2.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ryman Hospitality Properties and Ventas, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryman Hospitality Properties 0 0 5 0 3.00
Ventas 4 9 3 0 1.94

Ryman Hospitality Properties presently has a consensus price target of $86.40, suggesting a potential upside of 11.96%. Ventas has a consensus price target of $55.33, suggesting a potential upside of 3.80%. Given Ryman Hospitality Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ryman Hospitality Properties is more favorable than Ventas.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ryman Hospitality Properties and Ventas’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryman Hospitality Properties $1.18 billion 3.34 $176.10 million $5.56 13.88
Ventas $3.57 billion 5.32 $1.36 billion $4.16 12.81

Ventas has higher revenue and earnings than Ryman Hospitality Properties. Ventas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ryman Hospitality Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Ryman Hospitality Properties has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ventas has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Ryman Hospitality Properties pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Ventas pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Ryman Hospitality Properties pays out 61.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ventas pays out 76.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Ryman Hospitality Properties has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Ventas has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Ventas is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.1% of Ryman Hospitality Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.3% of Ventas shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Ryman Hospitality Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Ventas shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ryman Hospitality Properties beats Ventas on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ryman Hospitality Properties Company Profile

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company's owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 8,114 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music's finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; 650 AM WSM, the Opry's radio home; Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand; and Opry City Stage, the Opry's first home away from home, in Times Square.

Ventas Company Profile

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. References to ?Ventas? or the ?Company? mean Ventas, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

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