Reviewing American Hotel Income Properties REIT (OTCMKTS:AHOTF) & Kite Realty Group Trust (OTCMKTS:KRG)

American Hotel Income Properties REIT (OTCMKTS:AHOTF) and Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for American Hotel Income Properties REIT and Kite Realty Group Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Hotel Income Properties REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kite Realty Group Trust 2 4 2 0 2.00

Kite Realty Group Trust has a consensus price target of $17.88, suggesting a potential downside of 2.00%. Given Kite Realty Group Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kite Realty Group Trust is more favorable than American Hotel Income Properties REIT.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Hotel Income Properties REIT and Kite Realty Group Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Hotel Income Properties REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kite Realty Group Trust $354.18 million 4.32 -$46.57 million $2.00 9.12

American Hotel Income Properties REIT has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Kite Realty Group Trust.

Profitability

This table compares American Hotel Income Properties REIT and Kite Realty Group Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Hotel Income Properties REIT N/A N/A N/A
Kite Realty Group Trust -14.39% -3.45% -1.56%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.3% of Kite Realty Group Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Kite Realty Group Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Kite Realty Group Trust beats American Hotel Income Properties REIT on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American Hotel Income Properties REIT

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX: HOT.UN, TSX: HOT.U, TSX: HOT.DB.U), or AHIP, is a limited partnership formed to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States. AHIP currently has 112 hotels, and is engaged in growing its portfolio of premium branded, select-service hotels in larger secondary markets that have diverse and stable demand. AHIP hotels operate under brands affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels through license agreements. The company's long-term objectives are to build on its proven track record of successful investment, deliver reliable and consistent U.S. dollar denominated distributions to unitholders, and generate value through the continued growth of its diversified hotel portfolio.

About Kite Realty Group Trust

Kite Realty Group Trust is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that provides communities with convenient and beneficial shopping experiences. We connect consumers to tenants in desirable markets through our portfolio of neighborhood, community, and lifestyle centers. Using operational, development, and redevelopment expertise, we continuously optimize our portfolio to maximize value and return to our shareholders.

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