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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.05
HT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. HT: 0.05 )
HT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.48
HT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. HT: 0.48 )
HT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1
Current: 0.48

0.11
1
Interest Coverage 1.42
HT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 509 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. HT: 1.42 )
HT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.42

0.7
3.13
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.62
M-Score: -3.03
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 16.73
HT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 40.09 vs. HT: 16.73 )
HT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 100
Current: 16.73

-3.8
100
Net-margin (%) 14.66
HT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 612 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. HT: 14.66 )
HT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.49   Max: 18.15
Current: 14.66

-22.49
18.15
ROE (%) 5.92
HT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. HT: 5.92 )
HT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.5   Max: 38.09
Current: 5.92

-16.5
38.09
ROA (%) 2.84
HT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. HT: 2.84 )
HT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.49   Max: 6.52
Current: 2.84

-4.49
6.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.69
HT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. HT: 3.69 )
HT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 13.26
Current: 3.69

-0.9
13.26
Revenue Growth (%) -2.30
HT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 501 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. HT: -2.30 )
HT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 51
Current: -2.3

0
51
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.60
HT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 449 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. HT: -1.60 )
HT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.8
Current: -1.6

0
38.8
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Preferred stocks of Hersha Hospitality Trust

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HTPRB0.007.72
HTPRC0.007.19

Guru Investment Theses on Hersha Hospitality Trust

Third Avenue Management Comments on Hersha Hospitality - Sep 18, 2013

Hersha Hospitality Hersha (HT) is a U.S. REIT that owns 64 hotels containing 8,600 rooms. Hersha owns a young and high-quality portfolio of limited-service hotels in quality urban centers with high barriers to entry. Approximately 90% of the company's EBITDA is generated from six markets: New York City (46%), Philadelphia (12%), Washington DC (11%), Boston (10%), Los Angeles (6%), and Miami (5%). Limited service hotels typically have significantly higher margins and less volatile cash flows and, as we noted earlier this year, hotel operators have more flexibility to adjust room rates in response to economic conditions. Hersha has a reasonable financial position (mostly non-recourse debt) and is likely to compound NAV in the next couple of years, as the lodging recovery continues and its younger assets and development pipeline stabilize. Hersha Common is trading at a meaningful discount to NAV and we believe it is a likely take-over candidate, given its size and its unique portfolio.

From Third Avenue Management's semi-annual 2013 report.


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Third Avenue Management Comments on Hersha Hospitality
Hersha Hospitality Hersha (HT) is a U.S. REIT that owns 64 hotels containing 8,600 rooms. Hersha owns a young and high-quality portfolio of limited-service hotels in quality urban centers with high barriers to entry. Approximately 90% of the company's EBITDA is generated from six markets: New York City (46%), Philadelphia (12%), Washington DC (11%), Boston (10%), Los Angeles (6%), and Miami (5%). Limited service hotels typically have significantly higher margins and less volatile cash flows and, as we noted earlier this year, hotel operators have more flexibility to adjust room rates in response to economic conditions. Hersha has a reasonable financial position (mostly non-recourse debt) and is likely to compound NAV in the next couple of years, as the lodging recovery continues and its younger assets and development pipeline stabilize. Hersha Common is trading at a meaningful discount to NAV and we believe it is a likely take-over candidate, given its size and its unique portfolio. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 38.20
HT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. HT: 38.20 )
HT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.83   Max: 1410
Current: 38.2

8.83
1410
P/B 1.30
HT's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 555 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. HT: 1.30 )
HT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 10.76
Current: 1.3

0.19
10.76
P/S 3.44
HT's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. HT: 3.44 )
HT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.15
Current: 3.44

0.27
5.15
EV-to-EBIT 31.30
HT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 599 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.39 vs. HT: 31.30 )
HT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 150.9
Current: 31.3

2.7
150.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.17
HT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. HT: 4.17 )
HT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 56.25
Current: 4.17

2.92
56.25
Dividend Payout 12.00
HT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
68% of the 502 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. HT: 12.00 )
HT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 72
Current: 12

0.27
72
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
HT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 359 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. HT: 6.30 )
HT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 76.9
Current: 6.3

0
76.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.35
HT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. HT: 3.35 )
HT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 44.92
Current: 3.35

2.33
44.92
Share Buyback Rate -14.50
HT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. HT: -14.50 )
HT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -100.5
Current: -14.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.40
HT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 548 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HT: 1.40 )
HT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.89
Current: 1.4

0.13
2.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
HT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 562 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HT: 1.30 )
HT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.3

0.2
1.72
Price/Graham Number 1.90
HT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HT: 1.90 )
HT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 5.91
Current: 1.9

0.3
5.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
HT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. HT: 3.20 )
HT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 37
Current: 3.2

0.7
37
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -24.25
HT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 450 Companies
in the Global REIT - Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. HT: -24.25 )
HT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -374   Max: 1.7
Current: -24.25

-374
1.7

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Retail
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Hersha Hospitality Trust is a self-advised Maryland statutory real estate investment trust that was organized in 1998. The Company invests in institutional grade, upscale hotels in metropolitan central business districts primarily in the Northeastern United States. It invests mainly in institutional grade hotels in urban and central business districts, main suburban office markets and stable destination and secondary markets in the Northeastern United States, Florida and select markets on the West Coast. As of December 31, 2012, its portfolio consisted of 57 wholly owned limited and full service properties with a total of 7,616 rooms and interests in seven limited and full service properties owned through joint venture investments with a total of 1,605 rooms. These 64 properties, with a total of 9,221 rooms, are located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia and operate under brands, owned by Marriott International, Inc. ("Marriott"), Hilton Worldwide, Inc. ("Hilton"), InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG"), Hyatt Corporation ("Hyatt"), Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. ("Starwood") or Choice Hotels International, Inc. ("Choice"). The Company has made 56 consecutive quarterly distributions to the holders of its common shares since its initial public offering in January 1999. Its main strategy is to continue to acquire high quality, upscale, mid-scale and extended-stay hotels in metropolitan markets with high barriers to entry in the Northeastern United States, Florida and other markets with similar characteristics. It faces competition for the acquisition of hotels from institutional pension funds, private equity funds, REITs, hotel companies and others who are engaged in the acquisition of hotels.

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