Critical Review: Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl (BEE) vs. Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP)

Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl (NYSE: BEE) and Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE:AHP) are both hospitality reits companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

Ashford Hospitality Prime pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl does not pay a dividend. Ashford Hospitality Prime pays out -228.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl and Ashford Hospitality Prime’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl N/A N/A N/A C$0.17 N/A
Ashford Hospitality Prime $405.86 million 0.73 $19.31 million ($0.28) -33.07

Ashford Hospitality Prime has higher revenue and earnings than Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl. Ashford Hospitality Prime is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.6% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are held by 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.

Profitability

This table compares Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl and Ashford Hospitality Prime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl 6.40% 5.76% 2.43%
Ashford Hospitality Prime -0.36% -0.43% -0.10%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl and Ashford Hospitality Prime, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ashford Hospitality Prime 0 3 4 0 2.57

Ashford Hospitality Prime has a consensus price target of $13.40, indicating a potential upside of 44.71%.

Summary

Ashford Hospitality Prime beats Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bee Vectoring Technologies Intl

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (SHR) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires and asset manages hotels. The Company owns land held for development including 50.7 acres of oceanfront land in Nayarit, Mexico; 13.8 acres of land in Scottsdale, Arizona adjacent to its Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, and a 20,000 square-foot oceanfront land parcel in Santa Monica, California adjacent to its Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The Company’s hotels are operated under the brands of Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hyatt, InterContinental, JW Marriott, Loews, Marriott, Montage, Ritz-Carlton and Westin. The Hotel del Coronado is operated by a specialty management company, KSL Resorts.

About Ashford Hospitality Prime

Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. invests in high revenue per available room (RevPAR), luxury hotels and resorts. The Company conducts its business and owns all of its assets through its operating partnership, Ashford Hospitality Prime Limited Partnership (Ashford Prime OP). The Company operates in the direct hotel investment segment of the hotel lodging industry. As of February 24, 2017, it owned interests in 11 hotel properties in six states, the District of Columbia and St. Thomas, the United States Virgin Islands with 3,702 total rooms, or 3,467 net rooms, excluding those attributable to its joint venture partner. The hotel properties in its portfolio are mainly located in the Unites States urban markets. The Company owns nine of its hotel properties directly, and the remaining two hotel properties through an investment in a majority-owned consolidated entity. All of the hotels in the Company’s portfolio are asset-managed by Ashford Hospitality Advisors LLC.

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