Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) and Reven Housing Reit (NYSE:RVEN) Critical Survey

Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) and Reven Housing Reit (NASDAQ:RVEN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.7% of Chatham Lodging Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Reven Housing Reit shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Chatham Lodging Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 72.7% of Reven Housing Reit shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Chatham Lodging Trust and Reven Housing Reit’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chatham Lodging Trust $324.23 million 2.46 $30.64 million $1.95 8.72
Reven Housing Reit $8.91 million 5.58 -$3.15 million N/A N/A

Chatham Lodging Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Reven Housing Reit.

Risk & Volatility

Chatham Lodging Trust has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Reven Housing Reit has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Chatham Lodging Trust and Reven Housing Reit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chatham Lodging Trust 7.70% 3.16% 1.77%
Reven Housing Reit -38.41% -11.78% -4.48%

Dividends

Chatham Lodging Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Reven Housing Reit pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Chatham Lodging Trust pays out 67.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Chatham Lodging Trust and Reven Housing Reit, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chatham Lodging Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00
Reven Housing Reit 0 0 0 0 N/A

Chatham Lodging Trust currently has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.70%. Given Chatham Lodging Trust’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Chatham Lodging Trust is more favorable than Reven Housing Reit.

Summary

Chatham Lodging Trust beats Reven Housing Reit on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Chatham Lodging Trust

Chatham Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused primarily on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels. The company owns interests in 137 hotels totaling 18,783 rooms/suites, comprised of 42 properties it wholly owns with an aggregate of 6,283 rooms/suites in 15 states and the District of Columbia and a minority investment in two joint ventures that own 95 hotels with an aggregate of 12,500 rooms/suites.

About Reven Housing Reit

Reven Housing REIT, Inc., (NASDAQ:RVEN) engages in the acquisition and ownership of portfolios of occupied single family rental properties in the United States. RVEN currently owns and operates SFR's in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and intends to expand throughout the United States.

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