Growth Analysis of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) reported sales (ttm) of 1.23 Billion, whereas, 14 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 329.37 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 338.29 million and lower end at 306.03 million while the year ago reported sale was 358.55 million.

14 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Feb 16, 2017- Feb 20, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 317.83 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 329.55 million and 293.61 million respectively.

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Apr 19 AMC at 0.19, whereas, 16 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.85. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.94 and lower end at 0.74 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.99.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.79 reported by 16 number of analyst for the quarter ending Feb 16, 2017- Feb 20, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.79 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.86 and 0.67 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.94. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 2 analysts is at 7.5%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 9 and 6.

Valuation Ratios of LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 25.56 while the company’s industry has 34.2 P/E and the sector P/E is 20.51. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 48.6 and low P/E is 21.48, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 64.33 and 25.07 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 21.81 for the industry and 11 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, LHO has Beta of 1.16 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 0.53 and 1.54 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of LHO stands at 2.7 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 1.29. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 10.25, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 19.76 and 14.83 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) stands at 11.29 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 8.58 and 14.6 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 50.72 and -29.5.

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) Trading Statistics:

The company declined -0.92% and closed its last trading session at $29.26. The market capitalization of the company is at $3.28 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $31.37 on 01/27/17 and 52-week Low of $20.19 on 06/28/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 2.03% and Monthly Volatility of 2.12%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.17 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.61.