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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
HT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 809 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. HT: 0.06 )
HT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.44
HT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 822 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. HT: 0.44 )
HT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1
Current: 0.44

0.09
1
Interest Coverage 1.42
HT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 683 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 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: 8
Z-Score: 0.95
M-Score: -2.87
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.44
HT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 839 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 41.36 vs. HT: 18.44 )
HT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 100
Current: 18.44

-3.8
100
Net-margin (%) 23.92
HT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 840 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 33.25 vs. HT: 23.92 )
HT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.49   Max: 18.15
Current: 23.92

-22.49
18.15
ROE (%) 11.45
HT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 849 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. HT: 11.45 )
HT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.29   Max: 15.82
Current: 11.45

-15.29
15.82
ROA (%) 5.22
HT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 854 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. HT: 5.22 )
HT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.36   Max: 3.1
Current: 5.22

-4.36
3.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.52
HT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 761 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. HT: 4.52 )
HT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.88   Max: 17.22
Current: 4.52

-0.88
17.22
Revenue Growth (%) -2.30
HT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 657 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 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
69% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. HT: -1.60 )
HT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.2
Current: -1.6

0
50.2
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

HT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 56,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,890 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 6,325,809 sh (-0.15%)
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Q1 2014

HT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 2,254,900 sh (+3869.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,524 sh (+139.9%)
Third Avenue Management 6,258,732 sh (-1.06%)
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Q2 2014

HT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Third Avenue Management 6,273,031 sh (+0.23%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2014

HT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 321,100 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 6,276,951 sh (+0.06%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Heebner 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1%$5.21 - $6.16 $ 7.3531%0
Third Avenue Management 2013-09-30 New Buy0.68%$5.21 - $6.16 $ 7.3531%6335167
Ken Heebner 2013-03-31 New Buy0.9%$5 - $6.19 $ 7.3534%6331000
Ken Heebner 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.93%$4.28 - $5.11 $ 7.3556%0
Ken Heebner 2012-09-30 Add 64.63%0.37%$4.69 - $5.64 $ 7.3545%7514400
Ken Heebner 2012-06-30 Add 369.49%0.46%$4.82 - $5.8 $ 7.3538%4564400
Ken Heebner 2012-03-31 New Buy0.12%$4.85 - $5.56 $ 7.3549%972200
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Preferred stocks of Hersha Hospitality Trust

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HTPRB0.007.62
HTPRC25.686.74

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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.10
HT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. HT: 18.10 )
HT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.83   Max: 1410
Current: 18.1

8.83
1410
P/B 1.80
HT's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. HT: 1.80 )
HT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.8

0.19
2.07
P/S 3.70
HT's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. HT: 3.70 )
HT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 5.15
Current: 3.7

0.27
5.15
EV-to-EBIT 32.72
HT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 33.35 vs. HT: 32.72 )
HT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -124.3   Max: 153.1
Current: 32.72

-124.3
153.1
Current Ratio 0.66
HT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 769 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. HT: 0.66 )
HT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.52
Current: 0.66

0.05
2.52
Quick Ratio 0.66
HT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 769 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. HT: 0.66 )
HT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.52
Current: 0.66

0.05
2.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.40
HT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 828 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. HT: 3.40 )
HT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 56.25
Current: 3.4

2.92
56.25
Dividend Payout 1.05
HT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. HT: 1.05 )
HT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 18
Current: 1.05

0.22
18
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
HT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 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) 2.79
HT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 831 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. HT: 2.79 )
HT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 44.92
Current: 2.79

2.33
44.92
Share Buyback Rate -14.50
HT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 619 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 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 1.78
HT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. HT: 1.78 )
HT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 11.92
Current: 1.78

0.13
11.92
Price/Median PS Value 1.42
HT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. HT: 1.42 )
HT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.42

0.16
1.89
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.72
HT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HT: 4.72 )
HT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.63   Max: 24.89
Current: 4.72

2.63
24.89
Price/Graham Number 1.35
HT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 920 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. HT: 1.35 )
HT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7.88
Current: 1.35

0.3
7.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
HT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 829 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. HT: 3.10 )
HT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 26.3
Current: 3.1

0.7
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.21
HT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 520 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. HT: -6.21 )
HT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -332   Max: -6.1
Current: -6.21

-332
-6.1

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Hotel & Motel
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Hersha Hospitality Trust is a self-advised Maryland statutory real estate investment trust that was organized in 1998 and completed its initial public offering in January of 1999. The Company invests in institutional grade hotels in urban gateway markets including New York, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Los Angeles and Miami. As of December 31, 2013, its portfolio consisted of 48 wholly owned limited and full service properties with a total of 6,876 rooms and interests in six limited and full service properties owned through joint venture investments with a total of 1,513 rooms. These 54 properties, with a total of 8,389 rooms, are located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and operate under brands, owned by Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Inc., InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt Corporation, or Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. It continues 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. The Company's hotels are subject to various U.S. federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations, including regulations relating to common areas and fire and safety requirements.
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