HYATT HOTELS CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. HYATT HOTELS CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.93 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 7.23% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1054.0||1074.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||22.0||56.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||984.0||895.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||7909.0||8176.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1379.0||1487.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||22.01||21.88|
|Return on Assets||3.91||3.11|
|Return on Equity||7.01||5.34|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||146.15||155.37|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||30.26||30.68|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||368652.0||423497.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.85 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.93 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.86 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.84. 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 28.55||Peers 30.85||H 19.68||Peers 16.39|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
H is trading at a valuation on par with 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 35.96||Peers 28.22||H NM||Peers 1.24|
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 1.93||Peers 8.84||H 26.70||Peers 240.21|
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.
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 1.94||Peers 2.98||H 2.61||Peers 9.90|
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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