Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: PK) and Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPIV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Gaming and Leisure Properties does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.78 billion 2.01 $732.00 million N/A N/A
Gaming and Leisure Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Park Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Profitability

This table compares Park Hotels & Resorts and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Hotels & Resorts N/A 50.66% 25.50%
Gaming and Leisure Properties 39.58% 15.66% 5.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Park Hotels & Resorts and Gaming and Leisure Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Hotels & Resorts 0 8 7 0 2.47
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Park Hotels & Resorts presently has a consensus price target of $35.54, indicating a potential upside of 36.79%. Given Park Hotels & Resorts’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Park Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats Gaming and Leisure Properties on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Park Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. is a lodging real estate company. The Company has a portfolio of hotels and resorts. The Company operates through ownership segment, which includes all of its hotel properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 67 hotels and resorts with over 35,000 rooms located in the United States and international markets. Its portfolio includes hotels in areas, such as New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and London; resorts in leisure destinations, including Hawaii, Orlando and Key West, and a range of properties adjacent to gateway airports, such as Los Angeles International, Chicago O’Hare, Boston Logan and Miami Airport, and select suburban locations. The Company’s brand affiliations include Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilaton Garden Inn, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

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.

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