Ashford Hospitality Trust Company Profile (NYSE:AHT)

About Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)

Ashford Hospitality Trust logoAshford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is an externally-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is focused on investing in the hospitality industry with a focus on full-service upscale and upper-upscale hotels in the United States. The Company owns its lodging investments and conducts its business through Ashford Hospitality Limited Partnership (Ashford Trust OP), its operating partnership. The Company's portfolio consists of 121 properties with over 25000 rooms; 86 hotel condominium units at WorldQuest Resort in Orlando, Florida; a 96.6% ownership in Ashford Quantitative Alternatives (U.S.), LP (the AQUA U.S. Fund); a 29.7% ownership in Ashford Inc., and a 13.3% ownership in OpenKey.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Hospitality REITs
  • Sub-Industry: Specialized REITs
  • Symbol: NYSE:AHT
  • CUSIP: 04410310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $667.4 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 97,430,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $6.64
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $6.35
  • 52 Week Range: $5.35 - $8.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 4.89
  • P/E Growth: -1.28
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.45 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.46
  • Book Value: $7.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.89
  • Annual Dividend: $0.48
  • Dividend Yield: 7.0%
  • EBITDA: $394.52 million
  • Net Margins: -5.43%
  • Return on Equity: -10.41%
  • Return on Assets: -1.64%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 4.94%
  • Current Ratio: 4.37%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.37%
  • Average Volume: 489,095 shs.
  • Beta: 1.48
  • Short Ratio: 3.75

Frequently Asked Questions for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)

What is Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock symbol?

Ashford Hospitality Trust trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AHT."

How often does Ashford Hospitality Trust pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ashford Hospitality Trust?

Ashford Hospitality Trust declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Monday, October 16th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View Ashford Hospitality Trust's Dividend History.

How were Ashford Hospitality Trust's earnings last quarter?

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $390.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $399.01 million. Ashford Hospitality Trust had a negative return on equity of 10.41% and a negative net margin of 5.43%. The business's revenue was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.60 earnings per share. View Ashford Hospitality Trust's Earnings History.

When will Ashford Hospitality Trust make its next earnings announcement?

Ashford Hospitality Trust is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Ashford Hospitality Trust.

Where is Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock going? Where will Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock price be in 2017?

6 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Ashford Hospitality Trust's shares. Their forecasts range from $6.25 to $8.00. On average, they expect Ashford Hospitality Trust's share price to reach $7.46 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Ashford Hospitality Trust.

What are analysts saying about Ashford Hospitality Trust stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ashford Hospitality Trust stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc is a self advised Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust organized to pursue opportunities in the lodging industry. Initial assets consist of six hotels comprised of four Embassy Suites and two Radisson properties as well as eight asset management and consulting agreements. " (10/10/2017)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Focus on upper upscale full-service hotels, evaluating options regarding select-service portfolio. We note that the company announced the strategy in June 2015. Since then, it has sold nine select-service hotels for $218m. There are 61 additional select-service hotels in the portfolio, with TTM Hotel EBITDA of $147m (31% of total TTM, as of 2Q). The company is looking at strategic alternatives for select-service, although timing and alternatives remain uncertain (hurdles include assets in debt pools, use of proceeds, etc.)." (10/3/2017)
  • 3. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "Date and time of first dissemination: June 25, 2017, 23:11 ET Date and time of production: June 25, 2017, 22:54 ET Target Price / Valuation Methodology: Ashford Hospitality Trust – AHT Our $7 price target is based on a DCF analysis assuming a 9.0% discount rate and a 3% terminal growth rate. This valuation is supported by assuming a 5% discount to our termination fee adjusted year-end 2017 NAV estimate, which is driven by an 8.0% cap rate on 2018 estimates (assuming a 6% FF&E reserve). Our year-end 2017 price target implies a 10.9x 2018E EBITDA multiple. Risks to achieving Target Price / Valuation: Ashford Hospitality Trust – AHT 1. AHT is externally advised by AINC." (6/26/2017)

Who are some of Ashford Hospitality Trust's key competitors?

Who are Ashford Hospitality Trust's key executives?

Ashford Hospitality Trust's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Montgomery J. Bennet, Chairman of the Board
  • Douglas A. Kessler, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Deric S. Eubanks, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
  • David A. Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Jeremy JC Welter, Executive Vice President - Asset Management
  • Mark L. Nunneley, Chief Accounting Officer
  • J. Robison Hays III, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Benjamin J. Ansell M.D., Lead Independent Director
  • Amish Gupta, Independent Director
  • Kamal Jafarnia, Independent Director

How do I buy Ashford Hospitality Trust stock?

Shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ashford Hospitality Trust's stock price today?

One share of Ashford Hospitality Trust stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.85.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE AHT)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  243 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  267 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  510
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ashford Hospitality Trust and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $7.46 (8.88% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Price Target History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Analysts' Ratings History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/3/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$7.50LowView Rating Details
6/26/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$7.00HighView Rating Details
4/8/2017FBR & CoSet Price TargetBuy$8.00HighView Rating Details
3/22/2017DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageBuy$8.00MediumView Rating Details
1/11/2017Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$7.00 -> $8.00N/AView Rating Details
11/8/2016Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingNeutral$6.25N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$6.00 -> $5.00N/AView Rating Details
6/26/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Morgan StanleyLower Price Target$6.00 -> $5.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2016JMP SecuritiesDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Earnings by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE AHT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2017($0.30)N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.55$0.52$399.01 million$390.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.26$0.32$350.47 million$353.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416($0.32)($0.61)$345.00 million$300.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.38$0.36$357.88 million$367.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.25$0.26$329.14 million$352.88 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.34$0.35$342.04 million$364.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.45$0.49$323.58 million$369.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$0.26$0.30$218.83 million$250.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q4$0.13$0.17$193.46 million$190.36 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.38$0.39$222.96 million$208.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.17$0.25$194.80 million$195.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$0.23$0.14$186.00 million$163.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.36$0.25$243.89 million$242.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.59$0.55$261.96 million$258.54 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q113$0.36$0.35$217.06 million$231.94 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q412$0.38$0.39$240.33 million$240.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2012$0.32$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.56$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.33$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2012$0.41$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.39$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.30
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.47
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.21$0.29$0.26
Q2 20173$0.49$0.62$0.54
Q3 20173$0.30$0.36$0.32
Q4 20173$0.17$0.20$0.19
Q1 20182$0.28$0.29$0.29
Q2 20182$0.55$0.60$0.58
Q3 20182$0.34$0.42$0.38
Q4 20182$0.23$0.23$0.23
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Most Recent Dividend:10/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:7.01%
Dividend Growth:0.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-35.82% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
34.78% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
34.29% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE AHT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 18.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/9/2016Alan TallisDirectorBuy4,174$25.04$104,516.96View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Benjamin J Md AnsellDirectorBuy3,000$4.95$14,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Benjamin J Md AnsellDirectorBuy5,800$5.66$32,828.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015Thomas E CallahanDirectorBuy7,800$6.52$50,856.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Benjamin J. Md AnsellDirectorBuy7,500$6.53$48,975.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell47,538$10.71$509,131.98View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell69,974$10.69$748,022.06View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell1,581$10.66$16,853.46View SEC Filing  
1/30/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell20,001$10.66$213,210.66View SEC Filing  
1/28/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell6,956$11.03$76,724.68View SEC Filing  
1/26/2015Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell3,044$11.03$33,575.32View SEC Filing  
12/24/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell15,000$10.95$164,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell75,000$10.87$815,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell35,486$10.57$375,087.02View SEC Filing  
11/28/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell26,586$10.58$281,279.88View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell6,400$10.57$67,648.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell2,200$10.57$23,254.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Douglas A KesslerPresidentSell89,328$10.31$920,971.68View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Benjamin Md AnsellDirectorBuy6,260$8.00$50,080.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Benjamin Md AnsellDirectorBuy5,000$8.50$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

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