LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) and MTGE Investment (MTGE) Head-To-Head Comparison

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) and MTGE Investment (NASDAQ:MTGE) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.7% of LaSalle Hotel Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of MTGE Investment shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of LaSalle Hotel Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of MTGE Investment shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for LaSalle Hotel Properties and MTGE Investment, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LaSalle Hotel Properties 0 7 1 0 2.13
MTGE Investment 0 2 0 0 2.00

LaSalle Hotel Properties presently has a consensus price target of $32.25, indicating a potential upside of 0.59%. MTGE Investment has a consensus price target of $19.75, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Given MTGE Investment’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MTGE Investment is more favorable than LaSalle Hotel Properties.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and MTGE Investment’s gross revenue, earnings per share 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
MTGE Investment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

LaSalle Hotel Properties has higher revenue and earnings than MTGE Investment.

Dividends

LaSalle Hotel Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. MTGE Investment pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share. LaSalle Hotel Properties pays out 45.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MTGE Investment has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares LaSalle Hotel Properties and MTGE Investment’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%
MTGE Investment N/A N/A N/A

Summary

LaSalle Hotel Properties beats MTGE Investment on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LaSalle Hotel Properties

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.

About MTGE Investment

MTGE Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in, finances and manages a leveraged portfolio of real estate-related investments, which include agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), non-agency securities, other mortgage-related investments and other real estate investments. Agency RMBS includes residential mortgage pass-through certificates and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) structured from residential mortgage pass-through certificates for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), or by a United States Government agency, such as Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). Non-agency securities include securities backed by residential mortgages that are not guaranteed by a GSE or the United States Government agency, and credit risk transfer securities (CRT). The Company’s manager is MTGE Management, LLC.

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