Analyst estimates for Marriott
Marriott (MAR) is expected to report its 1Q17 earnings on May 8, 2017, after the market closes. For the first quarter of 2017, analysts expect Marriott’s revenues to grow 40.1% year-over-year (or YoY) to $5.3 billion. Its earnings per share (or EPS) could record 4.3% YoY growth to $0.91.
Stock on an uptrend
Marriott (MAR) stock has been on an uptrend in 2017. In January, it gained 2.3%, followed by a 2.8% gain in February and an 8.3% gain in March. In April, it remained almost flat at 0.25%. The stock’s gain resulted from positivity surrounding Marriott’s Starwood acquisition.
Year-to-date (or YTD) through April 28, 2017, Marriott stock has gained 15.6%. For the same period, Wyndham (WYN) stock has outperformed its peers by gaining 25.4%.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) came in next with a gain of 19.2%. Hilton (HLT) stock rose 2.3%, and Hyatt (H) gained 1.8% during the same period. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which tracks the broader market, gained 6.8% in the same period.
In this series, we’ll assess Marriott’s performance across its key metrics. We’ll also look at analyst estimates for Marriott’s 1Q17 results, and we’ll wrap up the series with a discussion of its valuation multiple.