Colony NorthStar (CLNS) versus CorePoint Lodging (CPLG) Head to Head Analysis

CorePoint Lodging (NYSE:CPLG) and Colony NorthStar (NYSE:CLNS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares CorePoint Lodging and Colony NorthStar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CorePoint Lodging -29.30% -6.91% -3.30%
Colony NorthStar N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CorePoint Lodging and Colony NorthStar’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CorePoint Lodging $862.00 million 0.85 -$262.00 million $2.06 5.99
Colony NorthStar N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Colony NorthStar has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CorePoint Lodging.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for CorePoint Lodging and Colony NorthStar, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CorePoint Lodging 0 1 0 0 2.00
Colony NorthStar 0 0 0 0 N/A

CorePoint Lodging presently has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.54%. Given CorePoint Lodging’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe CorePoint Lodging is more favorable than Colony NorthStar.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.6% of CorePoint Lodging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.3% of Colony NorthStar shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of CorePoint Lodging shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of Colony NorthStar shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

CorePoint Lodging pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Colony NorthStar pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. CorePoint Lodging pays out 38.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Colony NorthStar beats CorePoint Lodging on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CorePoint Lodging

CorePoint Lodging Inc., a real estate investment trust company, focuses on midscale and upper-midscale lodging business. As of May 31, 2018, it had a portfolio of 316 hotels and approximately 40,000 rooms across 41 states in the United States. CorePoint Lodging Inc. is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

About Colony NorthStar

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm. The Company resulted from the January 2017 merger between Colony Capital, Inc., NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. The Company has significant property holdings in the healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors, other equity and debt investments and an embedded institutional and retail investment management business. The Company currently has assets under management of $43 billion and manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies. In addition, the Company owns NorthStar Securities, LLC, a captive broker-dealer platform which raises capital in the retail market. The firm maintains principal offices in Los Angeles and New York, with more than 500 employees in offices located across 18 cities in ten countries. The Company will elect to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For additional information regarding the Company and its management and business, please refer to www.clns.com.

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