Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHO) and Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) Comparing side by side

As REIT – Hotel/Motel businesses, Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHO) and Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sotherly Hotels Inc. 177.37M 0.58 5.72M -0.24 0.00
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 597.17M 2.76 96.48M 1.61 18.68

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Sotherly Hotels Inc. and Chesapeake Lodging Trust.


Table 2 provides us the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sotherly Hotels Inc. -3.22% -3.4% -0.6%
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 16.16% 9.2% 5%

Volatility & Risk

A 0.89 beta indicates that Sotherly Hotels Inc. is 11.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s 21.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.21 beta.


Sotherly Hotels Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $0.49 per share and 7.33% dividend yield. On the other side, $1.6 per share with a dividend yield of 5.71% for Chesapeake Lodging Trust.

Analyst Recommendations

The Ratings and Recommendations for Sotherly Hotels Inc. and Chesapeake Lodging Trust are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sotherly Hotels Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 0 1 1 2.50

Chesapeake Lodging Trust on the other hand boasts of a $29.67 average target price and a 6.61% potential upside.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 39.4% of Sotherly Hotels Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 0% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% are Sotherly Hotels Inc.’s share held by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 2.4% of Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s shares.


In this table we provide 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)
Sotherly Hotels Inc. -10.37% -2.11% -0.77% -11.84% 5.71% 15.51%
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 0.17% 5.86% 2.13% -7.91% 16.95% 23.82%

For the past year Sotherly Hotels Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Chesapeake Lodging Trust.


On 14 of the 14 factors Chesapeake Lodging Trust beats Sotherly Hotels Inc.

Sotherly Hotels Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily own, acquire, renovate and reposition full-service, primarily upper upscale and upscale hotel properties. The firm was formerly known as MHI Hospitality Corp. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was founded in 1957 and is based in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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