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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
SHO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. SHO: 0.07 )
SHO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.54
SHO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SHO: 0.54 )
SHO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.54

0.24
0.54
Interest Coverage 1.42
SHO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 509 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SHO: 1.42 )
SHO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.42

0.07
1.51
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.05
M-Score: -2.57
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 (%) 10.74
SHO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 40.09 vs. SHO: 10.74 )
SHO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 14.9
Current: 10.74

0.84
14.9
Net-margin (%) 7.14
SHO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 612 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. SHO: 7.14 )
SHO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.22   Max: 13.07
Current: 7.14

-43.22
13.07
ROE (%) 3.47
SHO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. SHO: 3.47 )
SHO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.4   Max: 11.5
Current: 3.47

-30.4
11.5
ROA (%) 1.88
SHO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. SHO: 1.88 )
SHO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.73   Max: 4.12
Current: 1.88

-10.73
4.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.03
SHO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. SHO: 3.03 )
SHO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 6.55
Current: 3.03

0.27
6.55
Revenue Growth (%) 3.40
SHO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 501 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SHO: 3.40 )
SHO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.4
Current: 3.4

0
3.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.70
SHO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 449 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SHO: 4.70 )
SHO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.5
Current: 4.7

0
11.5
EPS Growth (%) -73.20
SHO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 357 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. SHO: -73.20 )
SHO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -10.3
Current: -73.2

» SHO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SHO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chris Davis 311,965 sh (New)
Ron Baron 2,334,550 sh (+1187.32%)
John Paulson 246,458 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 5,140,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Michael Dell 875,353 sh (-35.08%)
Jim Simons 409,519 sh (-48.49%)
» More
Q2 2013

SHO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 21,023 sh (New)
Michael Dell 1,101,953 sh (+25.89%)
Ron Baron 2,775,000 sh (+18.87%)
Chris Davis 336,131 sh (+7.75%)
John Paulson 246,458 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Heebner 4,965,000 sh (-3.4%)
» More
Q3 2013

SHO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ron Baron 3,208,450 sh (+15.62%)
John Paulson 246,458 sh (unchged)
Michael Dell 1,101,953 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Heebner 4,905,000 sh (-1.21%)
» More
Q4 2013

SHO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 21,429 sh (New)
Jim Simons 472,619 sh (New)
John Paulson 246,458 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 3,202,128 sh (-0.2%)
Ken Heebner 4,705,000 sh (-4.08%)
Michael Dell 760,200 sh (-31.01%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 1187.32%0.15%$10.71 - $12.31 $ 13.5818%2334550
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Add 74.38%0.01%$9.34 - $10.97 $ 13.5832%181350
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$9.69 - $11.7 $ 13.5829%104000
John Paulson 2012-03-31 Reduce -87.45%0.1%$8.06 - $10 $ 13.5857%246458
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$8.06 - $10 $ 13.5857%0
John Paulson 2011-12-31 Reduce -46.91%0.05%$5.07 - $8.15 $ 13.5896%1964461
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$5.07 - $8.15 $ 13.5896%10640
John Paulson 2011-06-30 Reduce -26%0.04%$8.65 - $10.5 $ 13.5840%3700000
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Preferred stocks of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
SHOPRD0.007.72Sunstone Htl Invest --- 8 % Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -D-

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 46.30
SHO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. SHO: 46.30 )
SHO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 146.25
Current: 46.3

2.16
146.25
P/B 1.40
SHO's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 555 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SHO: 1.40 )
SHO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.4

0.14
2.22
P/S 2.38
SHO's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. SHO: 2.38 )
SHO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.45
Current: 2.38

0.13
2.45
EV-to-EBIT 38.50
SHO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 599 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 27.39 vs. SHO: 38.50 )
SHO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 1012.4
Current: 38.5

11.3
1012.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.10
SHO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. SHO: 1.10 )
SHO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 63.93
Current: 1.1

0.36
63.93
Dividend Payout 0.34
SHO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 502 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SHO: 0.34 )
SHO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.34

0.35
2.46
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
SHO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
94% of the 613 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SHO: 1.10 )
SHO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 63.93
Current: 1.1

0.36
63.93
Share Buyback Rate -17.50
SHO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. SHO: -17.50 )
SHO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -29.7
Current: -17.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.40
SHO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 548 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SHO: 1.40 )
SHO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.4

0.43
1.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 7.70
SHO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
72% of the 313 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SHO: 7.70 )
SHO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 7.57   Max: 19.47
Current: 7.7

7.57
19.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
SHO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 562 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SHO: 1.50 )
SHO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.5

0.22
1.44
Price/Graham Number 2.60
SHO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 515 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SHO: 2.60 )
SHO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 7.49
Current: 2.6

0.36
7.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
SHO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SHO: 2.60 )
SHO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 8.9
Current: 2.6

0.1
8.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -11.02
SHO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 450 Companies
in the Global REIT - Hotel & Motel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. SHO: -11.02 )
SHO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -333.6   Max: -11.4
Current: -11.02

-333.6
-11.4

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Hotel & Motel
Compare:HST, HPT, LHO, RLJ, DRH » details
Traded in other countries:UF2.Germany
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. was incorporated in Maryland on June 28, 2004 in anticipation of an initial public offering of common stock, which was consummated on October 26, 2004. The Company is a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) that, as of the date hereof, has interests in 32 hotels with an aggregate of 13,698 rooms primarily in the upper-upscale segment operated under nationally recognized brands such as Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Fairmont. The 32 hotels are comprised of 13,208 rooms, located in 14 states and in Washington, D.C. The Company's portfolio mainly consists of upper upscale hotels in the United States. It also own luxury, upscale and upper midscale hotels. The classifications luxury, upper upscale, upscale and upper midscale are defined by Smith Travel Research, an independent provider of lodging industry statistical data. The Company's hotels are operated by third-party managers pursuant to long-term management agreements with its TRS Lessee or its subsidiaries. Its third-party managers included: subsidiaries of Marriott International, Inc. and Marriott Hotel Services, Inc., managers of 13 of the Company's 32 hotels; a subsidiary of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., manager of 11 of the Company's 32 hotels; Highgate Hotels, manager of two of the Company's 32 hotels; Hilton Worldwide, manager of two of the Company's 32 hotels; and Davidson Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (U.S.), Hyatt Corporation and Sage Hospitality Resources, each managers of one of the Company's 32 hotels. The Company's hotels compete with other hotels for guests in each of their markets.

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