SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG – Get Rating) and Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:BHR – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
84.5% of SL Green Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of Braemar Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of SL Green Realty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of Braemar Hotels & Resorts shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for SL Green Realty and Braemar Hotels & Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SL Green Realty||0||9||3||0||2.25|
|Braemar Hotels & Resorts||0||0||2||0||3.00|
SL Green Realty pays an annual dividend of $3.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. Braemar Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. SL Green Realty pays out 82.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Braemar Hotels & Resorts pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares SL Green Realty and Braemar Hotels & Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SL Green Realty||40.01%||6.35%||2.89%|
|Braemar Hotels & Resorts||3.48%||5.17%||1.06%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares SL Green Realty and Braemar Hotels & Resorts’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SL Green Realty||$843.99 million||3.55||$457.06 million||$4.52||10.36|
|Braemar Hotels & Resorts||$427.54 million||0.89||-$26.66 million||$0.06||88.50|
SL Green Realty has higher revenue and earnings than Braemar Hotels & Resorts. SL Green Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Braemar Hotels & Resorts, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
SL Green Realty has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Braemar Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 2.51, suggesting that its stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500.
SL Green Realty beats Braemar Hotels & Resorts on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About SL Green Realty
SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500 company and Manhattan's largest office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of December 31, 2020, SL Green held interests in 88 buildings totaling 38.2 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 28.6 million square feet of Manhattan buildings and 8.7 million square feet securing debt and preferred equity investments.
About Braemar Hotels & Resorts
Braemar Hotels & Resorts is a conservatively capitalized REIT that invests primarily in high RevPAR, full-service luxury hotels and resorts. We are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHR and are externally-advised by Ashford (NYSE American: AINC).
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