Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ: GLPIV) and Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Hospitality Properties Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gaming and Leisure Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hospitality Properties Trust $2.08 billion 2.16 $749.37 million $1.18 23.16

Hospitality Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Dividends

Hospitality Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. Gaming and Leisure Properties does not pay a dividend. Hospitality Properties Trust pays out 176.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Gaming and Leisure Properties and Hospitality Properties Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hospitality Properties Trust 0 3 4 0 2.57

Hospitality Properties Trust has a consensus target price of $32.33, suggesting a potential upside of 18.31%. Given Hospitality Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hospitality Properties Trust is more favorable than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.2% of Hospitality Properties Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Hospitality Properties Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Hospitality Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gaming and Leisure Properties 39.58% 15.66% 5.27%
Hospitality Properties Trust 10.22% 7.53% 3.16%

Summary

Hospitality Properties Trust beats Gaming and Leisure Properties on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gaming and Leisure Properties Company Profile

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Its segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), through which the Company owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties, which consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 34 rental properties, consisting of the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn), the real property associated with 15 gaming and related facilities operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Hospitality Properties Trust Company Profile

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s segments include hotel investments, travel center investments and corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 306 hotels with 46,583 rooms or suites, and 198 travel centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in 45 states in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s hotels were operated as Courtyard by Marriott, Royal Sonesta, Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, Candlewood Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, Sonesta ES Suites, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Staybridge Suites, Hyatt Place, Wyndham Grand, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, the Clift Hotel, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Hawthorn Suites, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.

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