3.2800 +0.08 (2.50%)
After hours: 6:13PM EDT
Inside Bar (Bearish)
|Bid||3.2800 x 1100|
|Ask||3.3200 x 900|
|Day's Range||3.2000 - 3.4871|
|52 Week Range||1.1400 - 10.5644|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.75|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Jul 29, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Dec 30, 2019|
|1y Target Est||6.00|
(Bloomberg) -- Canyon Ranch bills itself as a place where guests can get away from the stress of modern life. These days, that includes a global pandemic that shuttered luxury resorts and has the owner seeking mortgage relief.Canyon Ranch, which operates resorts in Arizona and Massachusetts, skipped roughly $363,000 monthly mortgage payments in April and May, according to loan data collected by Bloomberg. The company, part of John Goff’s Crescent Real Estate empire, has about $150 million in debt on the two spas, which have been closed because of the coronavirus.“There’s been a friendly and productive collaboration between Canyon Ranch and lenders about payment terms,” a spokesman for Crescent said. “Canyon Ranch is looking forward to fully reopening and getting back to business as usual soon.”Goff co-founded Fort Worth-based Crescent with investor Richard Rainwater, who died in 2015. The company has $3.5 billion in assets under management and Canyon Ranch is one of the jewels.The original property in Tucson is famous for its detoxifying herbal treatments. Guests can hike desert canyons, get a stone massage or relax in rooms that typically start at $1,000 a night.A week at the spa might sound appealing at the end of a months-long quarantine. But with tourists wary of air travel and close contacts, filling resorts remains a problem. The average occupancy rate at U.S. luxury properties was 23% for the week ending May 23, according to STR. That compares with 47% for economy hotels, whose roadside locations make them more accessible.Low occupancy and shuttered hotels have pushed owners to seek deferred payments and restructured loans. About 19% of hotel loans packaged into commercial mortgage-backed securities were more than 30 days late in May, up from 1.6% in December, according to data from Trepp, a market research firm.Goff isn’t alone in skipping debt payments on high-end lodging properties. Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc., which owns 13 hotels, didn’t make principal or interest payments on nearly all of its loans beginning April 1, according to a statement earlier this month.Braemar, whose properties include the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in California, “is actively working with all of our lenders and servicers on mutually agreeable forbearance agreements and waivers and expects to announce the results of those discussions in the coming weeks,” Chief Executive Officer Richard Stockton said in a text message.Loan negotiations can resemble a game of chicken during periods of low occupancy, because even shuttered resorts and hotels cost money to own as taxes and insurance bills mount.Many lenders have granted forbearance in the short-term while watching to see how travel demand recovers. While some lenders may eventually seek to foreclose, others will prefer to help owners hang on until demand rebounds.“It depends on whether the lender would rather own the property and fund the operating shortfall or if they’d rather not get mortgage payments for a few months,” said Michael Bellisario, an analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Today is shaping up negative for Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:BHR) shareholders, with the analysts delivering...
Good morning, and welcome to today's call to review results for Braemar Hotels & Resorts for the first quarter of 2020, and to update you on recent developments. On the call today will be Richard Stockton, President and Chief Executive Officer; Deric Eubanks, Chief Financial Officer; and Jeremy Welter, Chief Operating Officer.
Not all of Dallas hotelier Monty Bennett’s hospitality companies are in as much debt as Ashford Hospitality Trust. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t looking for similar financial relief during the coronavirus crisis. Braemar Hotels & Resorts is part of the trio of Bennett’s companies — the others being Ashford Trust and Ashford Inc. — […]
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 22, 2020 / Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:BHR) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2020 First Quarter Earnings call to be held on May 22, 2020 at 11:00 ...
The Treasury Department says Paycheck Protection Program loans are not meant for “a public company with substantial market value and access to capital markets” and given big borrowers a May 18 deadline. Here’s how the returns are going.
Three publicly traded Texas-based hospitality firms that collectively received nearly $59 million in coronavirus relief funding and are tied to hotelier Monty Bennett announced Saturday they would return the funds after Bennett earlier said he would not turn back the money. Ashford Inc., Ashford Hospitality Trust, and Braemar Hotels & Resorts released a statement saying […]
The Ashford Group of Companies announced today that all of its companies, including Ashford Inc. (NYSE American: AINC), Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) ("Ashford Trust"), and Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: BHR) ("Braemar"), will return all funds provided by the Small Business Administration's ("SBA") Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") due to the agency's recently changed rules and inconsistent federal guidance that put the companies at compliance risk.
The president and CEO of Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Trust is stepping down after the company received pushback over the $30 million it received from the Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief fund passed in March. Tens of thousands of small businesses are still waiting to receive funds. Companies like Shake Shack […]
The U.S. travel industry wants the Paycheck Protection Program component of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package to reflect the monthly reality of small business expenses. Industry groups like the U.S. Travel Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership earlier this month outlining why they […]
The backlash against large public companies receiving government PPP loans continues to grow louder.
Three publicly traded hotel companies tied to a Texas businessman said that they would not give back millions of dollars in loans from a government program aimed at helping small businesses.
Monty Bennett, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ashford Inc, joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss how the hotel industry is faring amid the coronavirus outbreak.
On this episode of Yahoo Finance Presents David Kong, CEO of Best Western, joins Akiko Fujita to discuss the impact of coronavirus on the hotel and hospitality industries and how they hope to recover.
A Business Journals analysis of the commercial real estate market identified 4,600 properties securing $30 billion in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) debt coming due in the next six months, and one of the biggest coming due is backed by a portfolio of four hotels including the rebranded Notary at 21 N. Juniper St. in Center City. Virtually every major metropolitan area in the country will be affected by this situation and Philadelphia is no different, though its exposures are limited. Including the Notary, there are seven commercial real estate properties throughout Philadelphia backed by CMBS loans that come due within that timeframe.
Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of 8.00% and 4.09%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Dividends are profit sharing payments, paid out by companies to stockholders, and they represent a steady income stream for investors. Amounts, of course, can vary.There is hard and fast rule for companies to follow in determining a dividend to pay. Some never pay them out, others pay out token amounts as minor rewards for shareholders, while others make the dividend a true incentive for investors. Some companies, real estate investment trusts particularly, are required by law to pay out profits to stake owners and so routinely show high yields.Generally, however, dividend stocks are going to be a good deal for investors. Their price appreciation is usually slower than among their non-dividend counterparts, but they make up for that with the steady yield. Among S&P 500 companies, the average yield is about 2%, making dividends, on average – slightly more lucrative than Treasury bonds, which are currently yielding between 1.5% and 1.75%. And with Wall Street’s analysts predicting a slow year for stock appreciation, dividends are looking even more attractive.And that’s just some basic background, of course. Dividends are only factor for investors to considers in choosing their portfolio. Share gains, the stock’s history and reliability, the company’s forward prospects all count, too. Here, we’ve used the TipRanks Stock Screener tool to focus on dividends. Setting the filters to show us stocks with small market caps, and dividend yields and upside potentials both above 5%, reduced the list to 95 stocks. Here are three that income-minded investors should take note of.Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR)First up on our list is an REIT. Braemar focuses on luxury properties, in the hotel and resort segment. The company holds 13 properties across the United States, including one in the Virgin Islands. Five of the resorts are located in California. The company has a market cap of $268 million.From an investor’s perspective, BHR shares represent a true bargain. Share prices have slipped in the last 12 months, making the current point of entry low, while the upside potential remains high (more below). With general economic conditions in the US looking strong – the January jobs numbers were excellent, and the Phase 1 trade agreement between the US and China has eased trade war fears – and spring time just around the corner, the luxury resort segment is looking better as an investment.BHR has met or beaten expectations in the last three reported quarters. In Q3, the most recent, the company showed EPS of 29 cents, 3.5% higher than forecast, on revenues of $118.9 million. The top-line number was 2.2% above estimates, and 9% higher year-over-year. Looking forward, the Wall Street expects to see 21 cents EPS, for a 40% year-over-year gain. The company will report Q4 numbers on February 26.The company, in compliance with tax regulations on REITs, uses its earnings to fund a high-yield dividend. The quarterly payment is 16 cents per share, or 64 cents per share annualized. This gives a yield of 7.8%, almost 4.5x higher than the S&P average. The payout ratio, an important metric that compares the dividend to the company’s earnings and is taken as a sign of payment sustainability, is a healthy 55%.4-star analyst Tyler Batory covers BHR for Janney Montgomery, and is impressed with the company. He recently toured Braemar’s St. Thomas Ritz-Carlton hotel, and wrote, “We were impressed by the quality of the Ritz and expect it to ramp steadily this year, with more substantial growth coming in 2021 and beyond… We expect the hotel to steadily ramp this year with growth in margins and occupancy... We forecast substantial growth in 2021 and beyond.”Batory sets a $14 price target on this stock, suggesting a whopping upside potential of 71%. His rating is a Buy, of course. (To watch Batory’s track record, click here)All in all, BHR holds a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating, based on 2 Buys and 1 Hold. As mentioned, shares are selling at a discount, only $8.17, but the average price target of $12 suggests a high upside growth potential of 46%. Combined with the dividend, this is a stock that income-minded investors should note closely. (See Braemar stock analysis at TipRanks)TriplePoint Venture Growth (TPVG)Next up is a management investment company, TriplePoint Venture. The company was formed to as the venture capital branch of TriplePoint Capital, and holds invests in a portfolio of venture growth stage target companies. TPVG focuses its efforts on tech and life sciences companies – in short, high-growth industries.After beating quarterly earnings forecasts consistently for 6 quarters in a row, TPVG hit a stumbling block in November when it missed the EPS and revenue estimates. The numbers were still positive, with EPS at 29 cents and revenue at $15.7 million, but were below the forecasts and down year-over-year. The stock took a 10% after the report, and has not yet recovered.TriplePoint had funds on hand to meet its dividend commitment, and paid out 36 cents in the quarter. The company has a long history of reliable dividend payments at this level, and even paid out a special, one-time dividend of 10 cents per share in December 2018. The regular payment annualizes to $1.44, with a yield of 10.4%. The payout ratio for Q3 was 125%, a sign of possible worry, but the long-term average is lower, at 87%. At that level, the dividend is easily sustainable.Investors will see if TVPG’s dividend payout ratio will return to historical average on March 4, when the company is expected to report 40 cents EPS for Q4. Meeting that estimate would represent a 37% sequential gain, and a boon for stockholders.JMP Securities analyst Christopher York reviewed this stock recently, and was impressed enough to initiate coverage with a Buy rating. Supporting that, he wrote, “As a leading provider of debt capital and equity co-investment solutions to a niche but rapidly growing commercial lending segment of venture-backed companies in the expansion or venture growth stage, we think TriplePoint is positioned favorably to prudently grow the investment portfolio to $750 million at low-to-mid-teens asset yields… while simultaneously managing credit risks and occasionally harvesting co-investments…”York gives this stock a $15.50 price target, suggesting an upside of 12%. (To watch York’s track record, click here)TPVG has the lowest average upside potential of the stocks on this list, with the $14.88 average price target representing just 7.5% growth potential from the current share price of $13.83. Remember, however, that this stock also has a dividend yield well above 10%. The combination of a steady upside and dividend five times higher than average should soothe any investor. The Moderate Buy consensus view is based on just two recent ratings, one Buy and one Hold. (See TriplePoint stock analysis at TipRanks)BG Staffing (BGSF)Last on today’s list is a recruitment company. Staffing is a profitable niche as the US labor market continues to tighten. January’s jobs numbers, with indications that the labor force participation rate is rising, provides a firm support for staffing agencies. BG recruits workers in the accounting, finance, information tech, light industry, and real estate fields.BG Staffing announced earlier this month that it completed the acquisition of competing agency EdgeRock – a tech-oriented consulting and staffing firm – in a deal worth $21.6 million. The move will allow BG to offer expanded solutions in the tech staffing sector.Of the stocks on this list, BGSF has the lowest dividend yield, at 6.23%. This is calculated from an annualized dividend of $1.20, paid out quarterly at 30 cents per share. BGSF has held the dividend at its current level for two years now; before this, it was paid out at 25 cents per quarter for three years. The reliability of the company’s payment – it has not missed a quarter in the last five years – is another attractive feature. The next payment is due on February 18.While BGSF is the low dividend in this list, its yield is still much higher than average, and it’s supported by strong earnings. The company has beaten estimates consistently in recent quarters, with the most recent report showing EPS at 52 cents and revenue at $79.4 million. These numbers were above forecasts, and up year-over-year. The EPS is high enough to maintain the dividend payment easily going forward, with a payout ratio of 77%. Looking ahead to Q4, analysts expect to see 33 cents EPS. While lower sequentially, this does fit BGSF’s pattern – Q4 earnings are typically lower than Q3.Roth Capital’s 5-star analyst Jeff Martin has been following BGSF, and recently reiterated his Buy rating on the stock. Supporting his bullish stance, he wrote, “We believe EdgeRock (which we understand grew more than 10% in FY19) brings growth potential for BGSF as well as management talent that can be leveraged across the Professional segment… EdgeRock generated $41mm revenue in FY19 and we believe it carries gross margins that will be accretive to the Professional segment margin of ~27%.”Martin gives this stock a $26 price target, suggesting an upside potential of 35%. (To watch Martin’s track record, click here)BG Staffing is a small company, with a market cap of just $198 million. Smaller companies typically pull less attention from Wall Street’s analyst corps, so it’s no surprising to see that Martin’s is the only recent review on BGSF. That’s unfortunate, because the numbers show that this stock offers investors a powerful combination of dividend yield and upside growth potential. Shares are priced affordably for the potential gains, at $19.25. (See BG Staffing stock analysis at TipRanks)
Braemar Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE: BHR) ("Braemar" or the "Company") today announced the tax reporting (Federal Form 1099-DIV) information for the 2019 distributions on its common shares and its Series B and D preferred shares.
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