Analysts’ estimates for Hilton in 1Q17
For the first quarter of 2017, analysts are estimating that Hilton’s (HLT) revenue will fall 25% to $2.1 billion. EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) for the quarter is expected to fall 40% to $391.2 million. Analysts estimate that earnings per share (or EPS) will fall 69% to $0.29.
YTD 2017 stock performance
On a year-to-date (or YTD) basis, Hilton stock has fallen 1% as of April 21, 2017. Hyatt (H) is the only other major hotel stock to have witnessed a stock decline, while all other major industry peers have seen their stock price rise during the period. Wyndham (WYN) has seen the highest gain of 17.6% YTD, followed by Marriott (MAR), which has risen 12.3%, and International Hotels Group (IHG), which has risen 9.6% YTD, as of April 21, 2017. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) has risen 5.9% in the same period.
In this series, we’ll analyze the future prospects of Hilton Worldwide. We’ll look at specifically at capacity growth, leverage, liquidity, analyst ratings, and valuations.