Analysts Expected a Profit of 0.33 Per Share For RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ)

RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Robert L. Johnson Executive Chairman of the Board with 1,213,228 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Leslie D. Hale President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee, with 444,009 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 96,315 shares of RLJ is Sean M. Mahoney Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 25.43 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 16.81 million shares. In the third-place spot with 9.18 million shares is Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP.

This company’s stock price was $17.47 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1,481,478. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.33M. Given the fact that this stock has 172.24M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $3.01B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.33. Its Price to Sales ratio is 1.78, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 4.31, and its Price to Book ratio is 1.02.

RLJ stock has achieved a 5-day range of $16.46 to $17.52, with a total performance of +6.65% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $15.65 to $17.52, generating a +5.62% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by -3.16%, trading in the range of $15.65 to $18.37.

In the past 5 days, shares of RLJ have made a new high 5 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 7 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 3 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 6/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.16. This is a -0.17 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.33, amounting to an earnings surprise of -51.50%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 6/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.09, making for an earnings surprise of 33.30%. For the quarter ending 12/30/2018, EPS was reported at 0.12, generating a 9.10% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $190.13 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $75.33 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $394.83 million for the year, compared to $260.6 million in 2017. Free Cash flow was $197.24 million compared to the prior year’s $157.39 million.

RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 5/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.3, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.56, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.7 and a Debt to EBITDA of 4.69. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 2.88, its Piotroski F-Score is 8, its Altman Z-Score is 1.22 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.73.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 7/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 15.17, a Net Margin of 9.68, a ROE of 3.92, and a ROC of 317.64.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for RLJ, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 1.02, its Price to Median PS Value is 0.73. This organization’s Price to Graham Number is 1. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 16.33.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for RLJ is sitting at 4.02, while its Current Ratio is 4.02 and its PEG Ratio is 5.48. This stock’s PB Ratio is 1.02, its PS Ratio is 1.79, its Forward PE Ratio is 33, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 22.12. Similarly its Price to Owner Earnings is 8, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 7.74 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 7.73.