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RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. RLJ Lodging Trust is a United States-based self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). It acquires branded, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. RLJ Lodging Trust has a market cap of $3.21 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.32 with a P/E ratio of 23.19 and P/S ratio of 1.75. The dividend yield of RLJ Lodging Trust stocks is 7.21%. RLJ Lodging Trust had annual average EBITDA growth of 5.40% over the past five years.

For the last quarter RLJ Lodging Trust reported a revenue of $399.9 million, compared with the revenue of $462.5 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $1.8 billion, an increase of 29.9% from last year. For the last five years RLJ Lodging Trust had an average revenue growth rate of 10.9% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was 93 cents for the year, an increase of 97.9% from previous year. Over the last five years RLJ Lodging Trust had an average EPS decline of 7.1% a year. The RLJ Lodging Trust had a decent operating margin of 14.65%, compared with the operating margin of 16.63% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of RLJ Lodging Trust is 16.00%. The profitability rank of the company is 7 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, RLJ Lodging Trust has the cash and cash equivalents of $320.1 million, compared with $586.5 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $2.2 billion, compared with $2.9 billion in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is 2.5, which is not a favorable level. RLJ Lodging Trust has a financial strength rank of 5 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $18.32, RLJ Lodging Trust is traded at 29.1% discount to its historical median P/S valuation band of $25.83. The P/S ratio of the stock is 1.75, while the historical median P/S ratio is 2.47. The stock gained 0.20% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of RLJ, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.