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Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [NYSE:AHT]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give AHT an Outperform rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $6.92, with the high estimate being $8.00, the low estimate being $4.50 and the median estimate amounting to $7.50. This is compared to its latest closing price of $4.73.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] is sitting at 2.50. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.50.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] generated $0.36 billion in sales. That’s 1.29% lower than the average estimate of $0.36 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Thu 28 Feb (In 47 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] sitting at -6.18 and its Gross Margin at +10.78, this company’s Net Margin is now -10.70%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is -1.95, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 3.50%. Its Return on Equity is -9.60, and its Return on Assets is -1.43. These metrics suggest that this Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 584.40. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 85.39, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 79.15. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 162.13, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 23.68. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 23.05 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 9.72. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.55, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.93. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.04, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 3.09.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] earns $14,073,853 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 24.00 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.30.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] has 95.25M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $449.58M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 3.85 to 8.66. At its current price, it has moved by -45.50% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 22.60% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.66, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 58.47. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] a Reliable Buy?

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. [AHT] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.