HYATT HOTELS CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. HYATT HOTELS CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.48 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.42% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1158.0||1092.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||74.0||112.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||686.0||956.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8013.0||7707.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1303.0||1279.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.4||24.27|
|Return on Assets||2.7||2.06|
|Return on Equity||4.54||3.38|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||153.96||157.2|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||30.99||29.92|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||277238.0||355922.0|
BUY. HYATT HOTELS CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 52.07 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.49. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.97 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 37.34. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, HYATT HOTELS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|H 43.84||Peers 52.07||H 17.25||Peers 22.03|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
H is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
H is trading at a discount to its peers.
|H 43.50||Peers 26.24||H NM||Peers 0.92|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
H is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
H's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|H 1.97||Peers 37.34||H 41.83||Peers 42.21|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
H is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
H is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|H 2.16||Peers 2.88||H 7.54||Peers 7.99|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
H is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
H is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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