A subdued month
Hyatt (H), which is expected to report its 3Q17 results on November 2, is the only major hotel stock to fall in October. Hyatt stock has fallen 0.74% month-to-date, which could be partially due to the credit card data breach revealed by Hyatt at the start of the month.
During the same period, Hilton Worldwide (HLT) rose 1.4%, InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) rose 1.6%, and Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) rose 2.6%. Marriott International (MAR) is the biggest gainer with an increase of 4.6%.
Year-to-date (or YTD) through October 24, 2017, Hyatt (H) stock has shown the smallest gain among its peers, rising 12.0%. InterContinental Hotel Group rose 16.2% in the same period, and Hilton stock rose 22.6%.
Marriott rose ~41.3% and lags behind Wyndham Hotels (WYN), which is the outperformer among the pack with a YTD increase of 42.0%.
In this series, we’ll discuss the performance of Hyatt’s key metrics. We will also compare analyst estimates to management estimates, and we’ll wrap up the series with metrics that investors should watch.