Marriott International Inc
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Analysts’ Recommendations for Hyatt ahead of 3Q17 Results
Analyst views Of the 22 analysts tracking Hyatt (H), two analysts (9.1%) have a “strong buy” rating on the stock, and three analysts (13.6%) have a “buy” rating. These analysts were surveyed by Reuters. Only one analyst has changed the rating from “strong buy” to “buy” after the company’s 2Q17 earnings. Sixteen analysts (72.7%) maintained […]
What Are Investors Willing to Pay for Hyatt Stock?
Current valuation Hyatt (H) is trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA[1. enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization] multiple of 11.2x. The current valuation is lower than its average valuation of 12.2x since January 2010. Peer comparison Hyatt is trading at one of the lowest multiples among its peers. Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) is trading […]
What You Should Know about Hyatt’s Leverage Ratio
Hyatt’s debt Hyatt’s (H) total debt increased from $1.6 billion at the end of 2016 to $1.7 billion at the end of 1Q17. Its debt remained constant at $1.7 billion at the end of 2Q17. Hyatt’s debt has fluctuated from $1.3 billion to $1.7 billion for the past five years, thanks to its routine acquisitions […]
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Second breach in two years On October 12, 2017, Hyatt revealed that its payment system had been breached. There was unauthorized access detected in 41 hotels in 11 countries, exposing customer credit card information at these locations. About 50% of these hotels were located in China. *Other affected countries and territories include Brazil, Colombia, Guam, Indonesia, […]
Hyatt Increases Guidance for Its Key Metrics
Hyatt’s RevPAR (revenue per available room) for 2Q17 rose 2.4% in constant dollars and 2.9% year-over-year in constant currency terms across its systemwide properties.
Hyatt Stock Underperforms in 2017
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.
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What Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest for 2017
Marriott’s RevPAR for 2Q17 rose 2.2% YoY in constant dollars across its worldwide properties. Its North America RevPAR rose 0.9% YoY in constant dollars.
Marriott on the Street: What the Analysts Recommend
Of the 28 analysts tracking Marriott, five (17.9%) have a “strong buy” recommendation, while nine (32.1%) have a “buy,” and 13 (46.4%) have a “hold.”
What’s Priced into Marriott’s Valuation Multiple Now?
Marriott is now trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.5x, compared with its average historical valuation of 13.9x since January 2008.
How Marriott’s 3Q17 Earnings Guidance Disappointed Analysts
In 2Q17, Marriott International’s (MAR) operating income grew 59% YoY (year-over-year) to $620 million.
Could Marriott’s Partnership with Alibaba Be a Game Changer?
Marriott (MAR) has entered into a joint venture agreement with China’s Alibaba Group (BABA) with an aim to provide a seamless travel experience in China.
Marriott’s Revenue Is Now Expected to Go This Way in 2017
In 2Q17, Marriott’s revenues grew 49% YoY to $5.8 billion, compared with $3.9 billion in 2Q16, due to higher fee revenues and RevPAR and room growth.
Wall Street Analysts’ Ratings for Marriott before Its 2Q17 Earnings
According to a Reuters consensus of 28 analysts tracking Marriott (MAR), five analysts have a “strong buy” recommendation on the stock, and nine analysts have a “buy” recommendation on the stock.
Marriott International’s Valuation: What Is Priced In?
Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.6x.
Why Investors Should Pay Attention to Marriott’s Debt Levels
Total debt on Marriott’s balance sheet increased from $3.8 billion at the end of 2014 to $4.1 billion at the end of 2015 and $8.2 billion at the end of 4Q16.
Can Marriott Improve Its Margin after the Starwood Acquisition?
For fiscal 2017, Marriott’s EBITDA is expected to rise 44.3% to ~$3.1 billion.
Marriott’s Revenues Could Grow 25% despite Hotel Industry Slowdown
For 2Q17, Marriott’s total fee revenues are expected to increase to $820 million–$835 million.
What Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest ahead of Its 2Q17 Results
During the second quarter, Marriott (MAR) added 17,000 rooms, including 6,400 rooms internationally and 3,300 rooms from competitors.
What Analysts Recommend for Hyatt Ahead of Its 2Q17 Results
Analyst views According to Reuters, of the 22 analysts tracking Hyatt (H), three analysts (13.6%) have a “strong buy” rating on the stock, two analysts (9.1%) have a “buy” rating, 16 analysts (72.7%) have a “hold” rating, and one analyst (4.5%) has a “sell” rating. There are no “strong sell” ratings on the stock. Analyst […]
How Hyatt’s Valuation Compares
Current valuation Hyatt (H) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.1x. Hyatt’s valuation is significantly higher than its average valuation since January 2010 of 13.0x. Peer comparison Hyatt’s valuation is among the highest in its peer group. Marriott International (MAR) has a multiple of 15.3x, Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) is trading at a […]
What You Should Know About Hyatt’s Leverage Ratio
Increasing debt Hyatt’s growth has been partly organic and partly inorganic. The inorganic growth has been supported by debt. Hyatt’s current debt is similar to that seen in 2014, at $1.4 billion. It fell to $1.0 billion at the end of 2015. Prior to 2014, its debt was even lower, at $1.3 billion in 2013 and […]
Could Hyatt’s Revenue Growth Translate to Profit Growth?
Analyst estimates In 2Q17, analysts expect Hyatt’s (H) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) to fall 4.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $215.9 million. EBITDA are expected to fall another 3.0% YoY in the third quarter to $186.3 million. Growth is expected to resume in the fourth quarter, with EBITDA rising 18.1% YoY to $174.9 million. […]
What Analysts Expect for Hyatt’s Revenue Growth in 2017
Analyst estimates In 2Q17, analysts expect Hyatt’s revenue to grow by 3.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.2 billion. Sales growth is expected to increase for the rest of the year. Sales are expected to grow 5.4% YoY to $1.1 billion in 3Q17, and 5.5% YoY to $1.2 billion in 4Q17. Hyatt is expected to see revenue […]
Analyzing Hyatt’s Key Metrics Ahead of Its 2Q17 Results
Revenue per available room A hotel’s operational efficiency is measured by its RevPAR (revenue per available room), which is calculated by dividing a hotel’s total guest room revenue by its room count. The two main factors driving a hotel’s RevPAR are its occupancy rates and average daily rates. In 1Q17, Hyatt’s RevPAR fell 4.7% YoY […]
How Hyatt Stock Has Performed in 2017
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Wyndham Worldwide: Analysts’ Ratings and Target Prices
Ten analysts currently have active coverage on Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) stock. Of these analysts, 20% have “strong buy” recommendations on the stock.
Should Dividend Investors Buy Wyndham Stock?
On July 21, 2017, Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) had a closing price of $103.1 and an indicated dividend yield of 2.3%, the highest among its peers.
Can Wyndham’s Profitability Improve in 2017?
After Wyndham’s fall in 1Q17, Wall Street analysts expect it to clock EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) of 2.4% year-over-year to $349.3 million.
Goldman Sachs on Marriott: Annual Sales Growth to Improve 15.6%
Marriott International has provided a return of 22.5% so far in this year.
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After rising steadily from August 2016 to December 2016, crude oil prices have been falling in 2017.
Why a Strengthening US Dollar Will Hurt the US Hotel Industry
The US dollar’s strength compared to currencies that are widely used in international trade is measured by the Trade Weighted Dollar Index.
Average Daily Rate Will Drive US Hotel Industry Growth
The average daily rate (or ADR) measures the average room price paid in the market. In 1Q17, the ADR rose 2.5% year-over-year (or YoY) to $124.27.
US Hotel Industry Supply to Outpace Demand in 2017
The US hotel industry saw its largest revenue fall of 14% year-over-year (or YoY) in 2009. Since then, recovery has been steep.
What Investors Are Willing to Pay for Marriott International
Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 14.5x.
Chart in Focus: Marriott’s Dividend Payout in 2017
Marriott (MAR) has an indicated dividend yield of 1.8%, which is the lowest among its peers.
Marriott’s 2017 Revenues Could Grow 25% despite Industry Slowdown
Analysts estimate that Marriott’s (MAR) 1Q17 revenues could grow 40.1% year-over-year to $5.3 billion.
Should Investors Pay Attention to Marriott’s Debt?
Marriott (MAR) generated $1.6 billion from its cash flow from operations in 2016.
Analyst Estimates for Marriott Stock in 1Q17
Marriott (MAR) is expected to report its 1Q17 earnings on May 8, 2017. Analysts expect Marriott’s 1Q17 revenues to grow 40.1% year-over-year to $5.3 billion.
Looking at Hyatt’s Valuation ahead of Its 1Q17 Earnings
Hyatt (H) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 10.2x.
How Has Hyatt Stock Performed in 2017 So Far?
Hyatt (H) stock has had a volatile ride so far in 2017. After falling in January and February, its stock rose in March and April. Hyatt will report its 1Q17 earnings on May 4, 2017.
What Analysts Recommend for Hilton ahead of 1Q17 Results
Hilton’s consensus 12-month target price is $64.6, which indicates a 12.6% return potential over its April 21 closing price of $58.
How Hilton’s Long-Term Debt Is Trending
The hotel sector is capital intensive, and companies in the industry normally carry high debt.
How Hilton’s Valuation Compares to Peers
Hilton (HLT) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 17.6x.
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Will Hilton’s Top Line Grow in 2017?
For 1Q17, analysts are estimating Hilton’s (HLT) revenue to fall 25% to $2.1 billion.
How Hilton’s Key Metrics Look ahead of 1Q17 Earnings
A hotel’s operational efficiency is measured by its RevPAR (revenues per available room), which is calculated by dividing a hotel’s total guest room revenue by its room count.
What Are Analysts Estimating for Hilton in 1Q17?
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Will Average Daily Rates Drive Hotel Industry Growth in 2017?
ADR (average daily rate) measures the average room price paid in the market. In 2016, the ADR rose 3.1% year-over-year (or YoY) to $123.97, slower than the 4.4% rise it recorded in 2015.
Demand Outpaced Supply, Hotel Occupancy Remained Flat in 2016
According to data released by data company STR for 2016, occupancy rates saw a year-over-year (or YoY) rise of 0.1% to 65.5%.
How Has the Hotel Industry Performed in 2017?
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What Analysts Are Recommending for Marriott
Of the 29 analysts tracking Marriott International (MAR), 17.0% (five analysts) have a “strong buy” recommendation for the stock.
Here’s What’s Currently Priced into Marriott’s Valuation Multiple
Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.8x. It’s significantly higher than its average valuation of 13.9x since January 2008.
Innovation Is the Name of the Game for Marriott
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Marriott’s Profitability in 2017: Could It Improve?
For 2016, Marriott”s (MAR) operating income rose 14.0% to $2.2 billion. Some of the growth can be attributed to the consolidation of Starwood’s financials with Marriott’s.
Do Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest a Buoyant 2017?
Marriott’s RevPAR for 4Q16 rose 0.80% in constant dollars across its worldwide properties.
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What Do Analysts Recommend for Marriott ahead of 4Q16 Results?
According to a Reuters consensus, of the 28 analysts tracking Marriott (MAR), five of them (18.0%) have a “strong buy” for the stock.
What Are Investors Willing to Pay for Marriott International?
Marriott (MAR) currently trades at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15.8x. Its valuation has been significantly higher than its average valuation.
Could Marriott’s Dividends Rise in the Second Half of 2016?
Marriott’s cash dividend ratio was 3.0x at the end of 3Q16, which indicates its ability to sustain dividend payouts.
What Do Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest ahead of 4Q16 Results?
For 3Q16, Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts together added 17,600 rooms, taking the total to 4,554 properties and 777,000 timeshare resorts.
What Are Analysts Estimating for Marriott Stock in 4Q16?
Marriott (MAR) will report its 4Q16 earnings on February 16, 2017, after the market opens. Analysts are expecting revenue to rise 33.9% YoY.
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What Do TripAdvisor’s Key Metrics Trends Suggest?
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What Do Marriott’s Key Metrics Suggest ahead of 3Q16 Results?
Marriott’s (MAR) RevPAR for 2Q16 rose 2.9% across its worldwide properties. North America RevPAR rose 3.2% due to a 2.2% rise in ADR.
How Has Marriott Stock Performed in 3Q16?
Marriott (MAR) stock has had a volatile year, which was expected with the acquisition of Starwood Hotels. MAR stock rose 6.2% in 1Q16, fell 6.6% in 2Q16, and rose 1.3% in 3Q16.
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Analyzing Key Metrics for TripAdvisor ahead of Its 3Q16 Results
TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) number of average monthly unique visitors has risen 13.2% year-over-year (or YoY) to 351 million compared to 2Q15.
Can Expedia Continue Its Revenue Growth in 2016?
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How Have Hotel Stock Prices Reacted to the Merger News?
Since the merger received final approval on September 20, 2016, Marriott stock (MAR) fell 2.2%, while Starwood (HOT) stock rose 2.2%.
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.
Can Marriott Compete with Online Travel Giants?
The size of the merger gives Marriott higher negotiating power. According to Expedia, it will still be difficult for Marriott to compete with online travel agencies.
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.
How Will the Marriott-Starwood Merger Impact Consumers?
According to Marriott’s (MAR) CEO, Arne Sorensen, Starwood’s (HOT) guest loyalty program was a “central, strategic rationale for the transaction.”
Analyzing the Key Events before the Marriott-Starwood Merger
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Can TripAdvisor Expand Its Margins in 2016?
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