If You Had Bought Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:BHR) Shares A Year Ago You’d Have Made 24%

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If you want to compound wealth in the stock market, you can do so by buying an index fund. But investors can boost returns by picking market-beating companies to own shares in. For example, the Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:BHR) share price is up 24% in the last year, clearly besting than the market return of around 1.4% (not including dividends). That’s a solid performance by our standards! However, the longer term returns haven’t been so impressive, with the stock up just 12% in the last three years.

View our latest analysis for Braemar Hotels & Resorts

Because Braemar Hotels & Resorts is loss-making, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. That’s because it’s hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit.

Braemar Hotels & Resorts grew its revenue by 6.0% last year. That’s not great considering the company is losing money. In keeping with the revenue growth, the share price gained 24% in that time. While not a huge gain tht seems pretty reasonable. It could be worth keeping an eye on this one, especially if growth accelerates.

You can see how revenue and earnings have changed over time in the image below, (click on the chart to see cashflow).

NYSE:BHR Income Statement, May 14th 2019
NYSE:BHR Income Statement, May 14th 2019

We’re pleased to report that the CEO is remunerated more modestly than most CEOs at similarly capitalized companies. But while CEO remuneration is always worth checking, the really important question is whether the company can grow earnings going forward. This free report showing analyst forecasts should help you form a view on Braemar Hotels & Resorts

What About Dividends?

As well as measuring the share price return, investors should also consider the total shareholder return (TSR). Whereas the share price return only reflects the change in the share price, the TSR includes the value of dividends (assuming they were reinvested) and the benefit of any discounted capital raising or spin-off. Arguably, the TSR gives a more comprehensive picture of the return generated by a stock. We note that for Braemar Hotels & Resorts the TSR over the last year was 31%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. And there’s no prize for guessing that the dividend payments largely explain the divergence!

A Different Perspective

It’s good to see that Braemar Hotels & Resorts has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 31% in the last twelve months. And that does include the dividend. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 0.4%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. Before forming an opinion on Braemar Hotels & Resorts you might want to consider the cold hard cash it pays as a dividend. This free chart tracks its dividend over time.

But note: Braemar Hotels & Resorts may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with past earnings growth (and further growth forecast).

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.

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