HYATT HOTELS CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. HYATT HOTELS CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.06 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.97% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1079.0||1091.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||182.0||32.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1228.0||727.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8143.0||8177.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1390.0||1483.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||20.67||21.36|
|Return on Assets||4.22||2.53|
|Return on Equity||7.43||4.34|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||149.08||156.11|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||31.04||30.55|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||437560.0||400391.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 33.42 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.44. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.94 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.67. 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 26.77||Peers 33.42||H 18.99||Peers 16.27|
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.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|H 38.37||Peers 27.77||H NM||Peers 3.52|
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 1.94||Peers 14.67||H 73.07||Peers 309.38|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, H is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|H 2.03||Peers 3.07||H 5.52||Peers 13.17|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
H significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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