Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [NYSE:APLE]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Expert stock traders often make certain they pay attention what leading Wall Street analysts think regarding a potential stock purchase. As it relates to Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] currently, the latest ratings from Wall St. experts that can be seen publicly is related to the fiscal quarter that’s scheduled to end in December. On average, stock market experts give APLE an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 22.01 to 40.96. This is compared to its latest closing price of $16.05.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] is sitting at 2.40. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.40.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] generated $0.33 billion in sales. That’s 2.27% lower than the average estimate of $0.34 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.

Pay attention to the next-scheduled financial results for this company to be released, which is slated for Mon 25 Feb (In 13 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] sitting at +17.01 and its Gross Margin at +22.79, this company’s Net Margin is now 13.40%. These measurements indicate that Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 4.36, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 4.50%. Its Return on Equity is 5.15, and its Return on Assets is 3.69. These metrics suggest that this Apple Hospitality REIT, 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, Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 34.22. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 25.50, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 24.93. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 33.89, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 25.25. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 12.53 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.83. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.83, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.22. Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.26, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.39 and P/E Ratio of 21.93. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] earns $22,078,964 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 39.30 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.25.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] has 233.39M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $3.75B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 13.81 to 19.28. At its current price, it has moved by -17.05% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 15.79% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.89, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 54.04. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. [APLE], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.