Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) and Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPIV) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Gaming and Leisure Properties does not pay a dividend. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust pays out 506.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Gaming and Leisure Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust $796.77 million 2.97 $242.63 million $0.30 114.30
Gaming and Leisure Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 2 2 3 0 2.14
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust currently has a consensus price target of $32.10, indicating a potential downside of 6.39%. Given Pebblebrook Hotel Trust’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is more favorable than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 5.09% 2.59% 1.45%
Gaming and Leisure Properties 39.58% 15.66% 5.27%

Summary

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust beats Gaming and Leisure Properties on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is an internally managed hotel investment company. The Company is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires and invests in hotel properties located primarily in cities of the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 29 hotels with a total of 7,219 guest rooms. The hotels are located in the markets: Atlanta (Buckhead), Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Miami (Coral Gables), Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Naples, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Santa Monica, California; Seattle, Washington; Stevenson, Washington; Washington, D.C.; West Hollywood, California, and Los Angeles (Beverly Hills), California. The Company’s assets are held by, and all of the operations are conducted through, Pebblebrook Hotel, L.P. (the Operating Partnership).

About Gaming and Leisure Properties

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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