InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
Will Hilton’s Top Line Grow in 2017?
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Hyatt Stock Underperforms in 2017
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What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Hotel Stocks?
Wyndham has the highest return potential of 21% with a target price of $81. Marriott is next with a return potential of 18% and a target price of $79.15.
Will the Merger Change the Pricing Scenario in the Industry?
After the merger, the combined chain will hold one of every 15 hotel rooms globally. However, some cities might see a much higher concentration.
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Why InterContinental Hotels’ valuations higher than peer average
IHG has been involved in asset disposals, and using the proceeds for dividends and buybacks—for the first half of 2014, IHG said it completed a $500 million share buyback program, and in July it paid out $750 million in special dividends.
Why InterContinental Hotels’ “asset-light” strategy drives growth
The company said on its website that its “business model is focused on franchising and managing hotels, rather than owning them, enabling us to grow at an accelerated pace with limited capital investment—we call this ‘asset light.’