Head-to-head analysis: Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:LOAN) vs. Host Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ:HST)

Host hotels and resorts (NASDAQ: HSTGet a rating) and the capital of the Manhattan Bridge (NASDAQ: READYGet a rating) are both finance companies, but which stock is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Host Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Manhattan Bridge Capital has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price of its stock is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. .

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Host Hotels & Resorts and Manhattan Bridge Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Host Hotels and Resorts 0 4 seven 0 2.64
Manhattan Bridge Capital 0 0 0 0 N / A

Host Hotels & Resorts currently has a consensus target price of $21.82, indicating a potential upside of 22.51%. Given Host Hotels & Resorts’ possible higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that Host Hotels & Resorts is more favorable than Manhattan Bridge Capital.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.3% of Manhattan Bridge Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Host Hotels & Resorts shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 24.2% of Manhattan Bridge Capital’s stock is held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large money managers, and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Host Hotels & Resorts and Manhattan Bridge Capital.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Host Hotels and Resorts 7.21% 4.06% 2.07%
Manhattan Bridge Capital 66.36% 11.51% 7.66%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Host Hotels & Resorts and Manhattan Bridge Capital.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Host Hotels and Resorts $2.89 billion 4.40 -$11.00 million $0.35 50.89
Manhattan Bridge Capital $6.81 million 9:45 a.m. $4.42 million $0.44 12.73

Manhattan Bridge Capital has lower revenues, but higher revenues than Host Hotels & Resorts. Manhattan Bridge Capital trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Host Hotels & Resorts, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Host Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Manhattan Bridge Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. Host Hotels & Resorts pays 68.6% of its profits as a dividend. Manhattan Bridge Capital pays 113.6% of its earnings as a dividend, suggesting it may not have enough earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Manhattan Bridge Capital has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Manhattan Bridge Capital is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.


Manhattan Bridge Capital beats Host Hotels & Resorts on 10 out of 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Host Hotels and Resorts

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 74 properties in the United States and five properties internationally totaling approximately 46,100 rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in six domestic joint ventures and one international joint venture. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the company partners with premium brands such as Marriott®, Ritz-Carlton®, Westin®, Sheraton®, W®, St Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Hyatt®, Fairmont®, Hilton®, Swissôtel®, ibis® and Novotel®, as well as independent brands. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.hosthotels.com.

About the Capital of the Manhattan Bridge

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Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc., a real estate finance company, originates, maintains and manages a portfolio of first mortgage loans in the United States. It offers short-term, secured, non-bank loans to real estate investors to finance their acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of properties in the New York metropolitan area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, and in Florida. The company’s loans are mainly guaranteed by sureties consisting of real estate and accompanied by personal guarantees from the principals of the borrowers. It is considered a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. The corporation would generally not be subject to federal corporate income tax if it distributed at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Great Neck, New York.

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