Analyzing Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE:AHP) and Corenergy Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:CORR)

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:CORR) and Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE:AHP) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.4% of Corenergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Corenergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Ashford Hospitality Prime shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Corenergy Infrastructure Trust and Ashford Hospitality Prime, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00
Ashford Hospitality Prime 0 0 0 0 N/A

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust currently has a consensus price target of $3.71, indicating a potential downside of 90.69%. Given Corenergy Infrastructure Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Corenergy Infrastructure Trust is more favorable than Ashford Hospitality Prime.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Corenergy Infrastructure Trust and Ashford Hospitality Prime’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust $89.23 million 5.72 $43.71 million $3.70 10.77
Ashford Hospitality Prime N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Ashford Hospitality Prime.

Profitability

This table compares Corenergy Infrastructure Trust and Ashford Hospitality Prime’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust 44.64% 12.06% 6.44%
Ashford Hospitality Prime N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Ashford Hospitality Prime pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Corenergy Infrastructure Trust pays out 81.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Ashford Hospitality Prime has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust beats Ashford Hospitality Prime on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust Company Profile

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA), is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns critical energy assets, such as pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets. We receive long-term contracted revenue from operators of our assets, primarily under triple-net participating leases.

Ashford Hospitality Prime Company Profile

Ashford Hospitality Prime is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in luxury hotels and resorts.

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