Analyzing Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:BHR) and Hammerson (NYSE:HMSNF)

Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:BHR) and Hammerson (OTCMKTS:HMSNF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.0% of Braemar Hotels & Resorts shares are held by institutional investors. 9.5% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Braemar Hotels & Resorts and Hammerson, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Braemar Hotels & Resorts 0 2 1 0 2.33
Hammerson 5 4 1 0 1.60

Braemar Hotels & Resorts presently has a consensus price target of $5.25, indicating a potential upside of 115.16%. Given Braemar Hotels & Resorts’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Braemar Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Hammerson.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Braemar Hotels & Resorts and Hammerson’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Braemar Hotels & Resorts $487.61 million 0.17 $370,000.00 $1.41 1.73
Hammerson $243.00 million 2.62 -$997.51 million N/A N/A

Braemar Hotels & Resorts has higher revenue and earnings than Hammerson.

Risk & Volatility

Braemar Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 2.73, suggesting that its share price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hammerson has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Braemar Hotels & Resorts and Hammerson’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Braemar Hotels & Resorts -2.43% -3.21% -0.65%
Hammerson N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Braemar Hotels & Resorts beats Hammerson on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Braemar Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

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).

Hammerson Company Profile

We are an owner, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe. Our portfolio includes investments in 22 prime shopping centres in the UK, Ireland and France, 15 convenient retail parks in the UK and 20 premium outlets across Europe.

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