Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) and Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) Comparing side by side

Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) and Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) compete against each other in the REIT – Retail sector. We will compare them and contrast their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hospitality Properties Trust 2.29B 1.76 331.32M 1.13 23.31
Whitestone REIT 121.79M 4.25 20.72M 0.51 25.25

Table 1 highlights Hospitality Properties Trust and Whitestone REIT’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Whitestone REIT is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than Hospitality Properties Trust. The business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is currently more affordable of the two stocks. Hospitality Properties Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Whitestone REIT, indicating that it is currently more affordable of the two stocks.


Table 2 provides the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hospitality Properties Trust 14.47% 12% 4.5%
Whitestone REIT 17.01% 0% 0%

Risk and Volatility

Hospitality Properties Trust is 2.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of 1.02. From a competition point of view, Whitestone REIT has a 1.15 beta which is 15.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.


Hospitality Properties Trust pays out its dividends annually at $2.13 per share and 8.63% dividend yield. The dividend yield for Whitestone REIT is 8.93% while its annual dividend payout is $1.14 per share.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for Hospitality Properties Trust and Whitestone REIT.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hospitality Properties Trust 0 0 0 0.00
Whitestone REIT 0 1 2 2.67

Competitively the average target price of Whitestone REIT is $14.33, which is potential 12.75% upside.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Hospitality Properties Trust and Whitestone REIT are owned by institutional investors at 78.5% and 62.6% respectively. Insiders held roughly 1.32% of Hospitality Properties Trust’s shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 5% of Whitestone REIT’s shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Hospitality Properties Trust 2.17% -0.6% -3.62% -0.45% -5.15% 10.39%
Whitestone REIT 2.64% 5.85% -9.82% -7.55% 9.74% 4.81%

For the past year Hospitality Properties Trust’s stock price has bigger growth than Whitestone REIT.


Hospitality Properties Trust beats on 10 of the 15 factors Whitestone REIT.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The firm primarily invests in hotel and travel centers. Hospitality Properties Trust was formed in 1995 and is based in New York, New York.

Whitestone REIT is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in owning and operating commercial properties in culturally diverse markets in major metropolitan areas. The firm was formerly known as Hartman Commercial Properties REIT. Whitestone REIT was founded on 1998 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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