Colony NorthStar (CLNS) & CorePoint Lodging (CPLG) Financial Contrast

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Colony NorthStar (NYSE:CLNS) and CorePoint Lodging (NYSE:CPLG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.


Colony NorthStar pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share. CorePoint Lodging pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. CorePoint Lodging pays out 38.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Colony NorthStar and CorePoint Lodging’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colony NorthStar N/A N/A N/A
CorePoint Lodging -29.30% -6.96% -3.22%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Colony NorthStar and CorePoint Lodging, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colony NorthStar 0 0 0 0 N/A
CorePoint Lodging 0 1 0 0 2.00

CorePoint Lodging has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 36.32%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.3% of Colony NorthStar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.4% of CorePoint Lodging shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of Colony NorthStar shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Colony NorthStar and CorePoint Lodging’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colony NorthStar N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CorePoint Lodging $862.00 million 0.71 -$262.00 million $2.06 4.99

Colony NorthStar has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CorePoint Lodging.


Colony NorthStar beats CorePoint Lodging on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Colony NorthStar Company Profile

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm. The Company resulted from the January 2017 merger between Colony Capital, Inc., NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. The Company has significant property holdings in the healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors, other equity and debt investments and an embedded institutional and retail investment management business. The Company currently has assets under management of $43 billion and manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies. In addition, the Company owns NorthStar Securities, LLC, a captive broker-dealer platform which raises capital in the retail market. The firm maintains principal offices in Los Angeles and New York, with more than 500 employees in offices located across 18 cities in ten countries. The Company will elect to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For additional information regarding the Company and its management and business, please refer to

CorePoint Lodging Company Profile

CorePoint Lodging Inc., a real estate investment trust company, focuses on midscale and upper-midscale lodging business. As of May 31, 2018, it had a portfolio of 316 hotels and approximately 40,000 rooms across 41 states in the United States. CorePoint Lodging Inc. is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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