Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: XHR) and Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.0% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.2% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Park Hotels & Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Park Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 15.99% 8.91% 5.09%
Park Hotels & Resorts N/A 50.66% 25.50%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Xenia Hotels & Resorts and Park Hotels & Resorts’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xenia Hotels & Resorts $916.60 million 2.40 $262.30 million $1.35 15.24
Park Hotels & Resorts $2.78 billion 2.10 $732.00 million N/A N/A

Park Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Xenia Hotels & Resorts.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xenia Hotels & Resorts and Park Hotels & Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 0 2 2 0 2.50
Park Hotels & Resorts 0 8 7 0 2.47

Xenia Hotels & Resorts currently has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.09%. Park Hotels & Resorts has a consensus target price of $35.54, suggesting a potential upside of 30.70%. Given Park Hotels & Resorts’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Park Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Xenia Hotels & Resorts.

Summary

Park Hotels & Resorts beats Xenia Hotels & Resorts on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Xenia) is a self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels, with a focus on var ious markets, as well as leisure destinations in the United States. As of May 30, 2017, the Company owned 37 hotels, 35 of which are completely owned, comprising 10,783 rooms, across 18 states and the District of Columbia, including a majority interest in two hotels owned through two investments in real estate entities. The Company’s hotels are primarily operated and/or licensed by Marriott, Kimpton, Hyatt, Aston, Fairmont, Hilton and Loews, as well as independent management companies. As of May 30, 2017, the Company’s portfolio included Andaz Napa, Andaz San Diego, Andaz Savannah, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Bohemian Hotel Celebration, (an Autograph Collection Hotel) and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, (an Autograph Collection Hotel).

About Park Hotels & Resorts

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.

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