Analysts’ estimates for Marriott
Marriott International (MAR) will report its 4Q16 earnings on February 16, 2017, after the market opens. Analysts are expecting revenue to rise 33.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.0 billion. EPS (earnings per share) is expected to rise 9.0% YoY to $0.84.
The stock is volatile
For 2016, Marriott stock has risen 20.2%. Most of the rise came in the fourth quarter when the stock rose 22.8%. The first nine months of the year were marked by volatility around the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT).
For 2016, Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) stock rose the most at 24.4%, followed by Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) with a rise of 17.6% and Hyatt Hotels (H) with a 14.7% rise. The broader market, tracked by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), rose 8.7% in the same period.
YTD (year-to-date) as of February 9, 2017, Wyndham stock has outperformed its peers by rising 5.4%. Marriott stock rose 3.8%, Hyatt stock rose 0.96%, and Hilton stock rose 0.34% in the same period. SPY has risen 2.7% for that period.
In this series, we’ll take a look at Marriott’s performance across key metrics. We’ll also look at analysts’ estimates for its 4Q16 performance and wrap up the series by looking at its valuation multiple.