Head to Head Contrast: RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) versus CBL & Associates Properties (OTCMKTS:CBLAQ)

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJGet Free Report) and CBL & Associates Properties (OTCMKTS:CBLAQGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares RLJ Lodging Trust and CBL & Associates Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RLJ Lodging Trust $1.33 billion 1.36 $76.40 million $0.32 36.27
CBL & Associates Properties $535.29 million N/A $6.55 million N/A N/A

RLJ Lodging Trust has higher revenue and earnings than CBL & Associates Properties.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for RLJ Lodging Trust and CBL & Associates Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RLJ Lodging Trust 0 2 3 0 2.60
CBL & Associates Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

RLJ Lodging Trust currently has a consensus target price of $13.90, indicating a potential upside of 19.78%. Given RLJ Lodging Trust’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe RLJ Lodging Trust is more favorable than CBL & Associates Properties.

Profitability

This table compares RLJ Lodging Trust and CBL & Associates Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RLJ Lodging Trust 5.76% 3.79% 1.55%
CBL & Associates Properties 1.22% 0.95% 0.13%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.4% of RLJ Lodging Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of RLJ Lodging Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of CBL & Associates Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

RLJ Lodging Trust beats CBL & Associates Properties on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RLJ Lodging Trust

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RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns primarily premium-branded, high-margin, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. The Company's portfolio currently consists of 96 hotels with approximately 21,200 rooms, located in 23 states and the District of Columbia and an ownership interest in one unconsolidated hotel with 171 rooms.

About CBL & Associates Properties

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which owns and operates retail properties. The firm engages in owning, developing, acquiring, leasing, managing and operating regional shopping malls, open-air centers, community centers and office properties. It operates through Malls and All Other segments. Its properties include Malls, Associated Centers, Community Centers, Office Buildings, Construction Properties and Mortgages. The company was founded on July 13, 1993 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN.

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