LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) & Pacific Office Properties Trust (PCFO) Critical Survey

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) and Pacific Office Properties Trust (OTCMKTS:PCFO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

LaSalle Hotel Properties has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Office Properties Trust has a beta of -5.76, suggesting that its stock price is 676% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for LaSalle Hotel Properties and Pacific Office Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LaSalle Hotel Properties 0 9 1 0 2.10
Pacific Office Properties Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

LaSalle Hotel Properties presently has a consensus target price of $30.44, suggesting a potential downside of 5.06%. Given LaSalle Hotel Properties’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe LaSalle Hotel Properties is more favorable than Pacific Office Properties Trust.

Profitability

This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and Pacific Office Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LaSalle Hotel Properties -3.94% 3.56% 2.28%
Pacific Office Properties Trust -1.02% N/A -5.09%

Dividends

LaSalle Hotel Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Pacific Office Properties Trust does not pay a dividend. LaSalle Hotel Properties pays out 45.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and Pacific Office Properties Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LaSalle Hotel Properties $1.10 billion 3.20 $195.03 million $2.47 12.98
Pacific Office Properties Trust $45.49 million 0.00 -$2.19 million N/A N/A

LaSalle Hotel Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Office Properties Trust.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.7% of LaSalle Hotel Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of LaSalle Hotel Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.1% of Pacific Office Properties Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

LaSalle Hotel Properties beats Pacific Office Properties Trust on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

LaSalle Hotel Properties Company Profile

LaSalle Hotel Properties is a leading multi-operator real estate investment trust. The Company owns 41 properties, which are upscale, full-service hotels, totaling approximately 10,400 guest rooms in 11 markets in seven states and the District of Columbia. The Company focuses on owning, redeveloping and repositioning upscale, full-service hotels located in urban, resort and convention markets. LaSalle Hotel Properties seeks to grow through strategic relationships with premier lodging groups, including Access Hotels & Resorts, Accor, Benchmark Hospitality, Davidson Hotel Company, Evolution Hospitality, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Highgate Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, IHG, JRK Hotel Group, Inc., Marriott International, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Lodging Services, Provenance Hotels, Two Roads Hospitality, and Viceroy Hotel Group.

Pacific Office Properties Trust Company Profile

Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates institutional quality office properties in Hawaii and Phoenix. The company owns five office properties comprising seven buildings including interest in three joint ventures, comprising 2.0 million rentable square feet. Pacific Office Properties is externally advised by Shidler Pacific Advisors, LLC. Its common stock is currently quoted on the OTCQB Marketplace under the symbol PCFO.

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