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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.22
CHH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CHH: 0.22 )
CHH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22

Equity to Asset -0.82
CHH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CHH: -0.82 )
CHH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.18   Max: 0.32
Current: -0.82

-1.18
0.32
Interest Coverage 4.57
CHH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. CHH: 4.57 )
CHH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 33.55
Current: 4.57

4.5
33.55
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.84
M-Score: -2.83
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 26.85
CHH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. CHH: 26.85 )
CHH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.48   Max: 58.55
Current: 26.85

-26.48
58.55
Net-margin (%) 15.55
CHH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. CHH: 15.55 )
CHH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 35.4
Current: 15.55

4.2
35.4
ROA (%) 20.86
CHH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. CHH: 20.86 )
CHH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.46   Max: 37.19
Current: 20.86

4.46
37.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 294.28
CHH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 14.16 vs. CHH: 294.28 )
CHH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -52.86   Max: 421.99
Current: 294.28

-52.86
421.99
Revenue Growth (%) 7.10
CHH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CHH: 7.10 )
CHH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 49.7
Current: 7.1

2.1
49.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.90
CHH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. CHH: 6.90 )
CHH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7   Max: 34.2
Current: 6.9

-7
34.2
EPS Growth (%) 2.00
CHH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CHH: 2.00 )
CHH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.9   Max: 89
Current: 2

-26.9
89
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CHH Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 85,200 sh (+401.18%)
Columbia Wanger 2,711,000 sh (+14.92%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ron Baron 5,588,894 sh (-0.32%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,400 sh (-15.15%)
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Q3 2013

CHH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 7,999 sh (New)
Ron Baron 5,664,598 sh (+1.35%)
Columbia Wanger 2,711,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 66,200 sh (-22.3%)
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Q4 2013

CHH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 122,400 sh (+84.89%)
Murray Stahl 10,831 sh (+35.4%)
Ron Baron 5,665,719 sh (+0.02%)
Columbia Wanger 2,597,893 sh (-4.17%)
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Q1 2014

CHH Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 227,400 sh (+85.78%)
Murray Stahl 16,828 sh (+55.37%)
Ron Baron 5,672,441 sh (+0.12%)
Columbia Wanger 1,951,893 sh (-24.87%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHH

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$38.68 - $45.4 $ 48.6818%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -31.12%0.02%$33.62 - $42.31 $ 48.6831%24708
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 39.18%0.02%$30.8 - $33.58 $ 48.6852%35871
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 59.43%0.03%$35.23 - $38.93 $ 48.6842%26447
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 107.25%0.04%$26.54 - $34.67 $ 48.6860%14387
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$32.18 - $41.2 $ 48.6835%6942
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Guru Investment Theses on Choice Hotels International Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Choice Hotels International - Aug 24, 2012

From Baron Funds' second quarter commentary:

We added to our position in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (CHH), the largest franchisor of hotels in the U.S. The company announced that it would pay a one-time, $600 million, $10 per share, special dividend to its shareholders. This "leveraged recapitalization" was enabled by the consistent earnings growth of Choice's franchise revenues and unusually attractive financing terms currently available. We regard this favorably since we think the company will be able to increase its earnings and reduce its indebtedness sufficiently during the next year to remain investment grade.We think the announcement also shows the company's confidence in its business and continued propensity to return capital to its shareholders.We believe the company has additional opportunities to accelerate its growth with new business opportunities that could create value for its shareholders. We continue to find the company's ability to earn money in both lodging
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.90
CHH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 27.10 vs. CHH: 24.90 )
CHH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.89   Max: 42.41
Current: 24.9

11.89
42.41
P/S 3.90
CHH's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CHH: 3.90 )
CHH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 7.94
Current: 3.9

1.99
7.94
PFCF 20.90
CHH's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 38.00 vs. CHH: 20.90 )
CHH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.37   Max: 32.06
Current: 20.9

10.37
32.06
EV-to-EBIT 17.49
CHH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 22.58 vs. CHH: 17.49 )
CHH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 27.3
Current: 17.49

7.9
27.3
PEG 3.40
CHH's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHH: 3.40 )
CHH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 42.93
Current: 3.4

0.62
42.93
Shiller P/E 25.00
CHH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHH: 25.00 )
CHH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.73   Max: 65.87
Current: 25

13.73
65.87
Current Ratio 1.65
CHH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CHH: 1.65 )
CHH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.65

0.34
3.21
Quick Ratio 1.65
CHH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CHH: 1.65 )
CHH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.65

0.34
3.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.50
CHH's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. CHH: 1.50 )
CHH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.5

0.42
3.35
Dividend Payout 0.61
CHH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHH: 0.61 )
CHH' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.61

0.22
0.71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.50
CHH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. CHH: 1.50 )
CHH' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.5

0.42
3.35
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
CHH's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. CHH: 0.40 )
CHH' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 4.77
CHH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHH: 4.77 )
CHH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 6.19
Current: 4.77

1.03
6.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
CHH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CHH: 1.07 )
CHH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.07

0.69
2.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.47
CHH's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHH: 3.47 )
CHH' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 9.43
Current: 3.47

1
9.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
CHH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CHH: 5.70 )
CHH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 12.7
Current: 5.7

3.7
12.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.37
CHH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. CHH: 10.37 )
CHH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 41.2
Current: 10.37

3.2
41.2

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Lodging
Compare:MAR, ACRFF, IHG, SHALY, H » details
Traded in other countries:CZH.Germany
Choice Hotels International, Inc., is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is one of the hotel franchisors in the world with 6,243 hotels open and 482 hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development as of December 31, 2012 representing 499,253 rooms open and38,969 rooms under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in 49 states, the District of Columbia and over 35 countries and territories outside the United States. The Company operates in a single reportable segment encompassing its franchising business. The Company conducts its international franchise operations through a combination of direct franchising and master franchising relationships which allow the use of its brands by third parties in foreign countries. The Company's brands are brand names: Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Cambria Suites and Ascend Collection. Cambria Suites is an upscale new construction select service hotel chain with an upscale image and distinctive styling. Cambria offers well-appointed suites that emulate the 'best of a modern home.' In-room amenities include luxury bedding, stereo with CD player, cordless phone and mini-refrigerator with microwave. Ascend Collection is an innovative upscale membership program that is not positioned as a traditional franchise concept. Comfort Inn and Comfort Inn and Suites hotels operate in the mid-scale without food and beverage category. One of the original brands in the limited service category, Comfort has built a reputation for consistent high-value accommodations for both business and leisure travelers. Comfort Suites hotels operate in the upper portion of the mid-scale without food and beverage category. Established in 1986 as an extension of the highly regarded Comfort Inn brand, Comfort Suites hotels feature over sized rooms with separate areas for working and sleeping, a complimentary rotational Savory Starts Breakfast and free high-speed Internet access. Sleep Inn is a new construction brand that operates in the mid-scale without food & beverage category. Clarion hotels are full-service conversion hotels competing in the mid-scale hotel category. Clarion hotels provide a full spectrum of full-service facilities and amenities, which include restaurant, conference, banquet or small meeting facilities, business center, swimming pool or exercise room, room service and bell service. Quality Inn hotels offer efficient and personable service and clean accommodations in the mid-scale category. MainStay Suites include a sleeper sofa, comfortable work area with ergonomic chair and large walk-in closets. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel suites are built with today's value-conscious extended stay guest in mind. All suites provide full kitchens, internet connections, and access to on-site laundry facilities. Econo Lodge is a brand in the economy chain scale category, which o
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