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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.31
CHH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. CHH: 0.31 )
CHH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.31

Equity to Asset -0.60
CHH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CHH: -0.60 )
CHH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.18   Max: 0.32
Current: -0.6

-1.18
0.32
Interest Coverage 4.61
CHH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. CHH: 4.61 )
CHH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 33.55
Current: 4.61

4.5
33.55
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.35
M-Score: -2.29
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.25
CHH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 8.89 vs. CHH: 28.25 )
CHH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.55   Max: 58.55
Current: 28.25

21.55
58.55
Net-margin (%) 16.36
CHH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. CHH: 16.36 )
CHH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 35.4
Current: 16.36

4.2
35.4
ROA (%) 20.14
CHH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. CHH: 20.14 )
CHH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 39.67
Current: 20.14

3.56
39.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 315.90
CHH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. CHH: 315.90 )
CHH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 102.61   Max: 529.88
Current: 315.9

102.61
529.88
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
CHH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CHH: 7.10 )
CHH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 49.7
Current: 7.1

2.1
49.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
CHH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CHH: 7.20 )
CHH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7   Max: 34.2
Current: 7.2

-7
34.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
CHH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CHH: 1.80 )
CHH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.9   Max: 89
Current: 1.8

-26.9
89
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2014

CHH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 103,056 sh (New)
Ron Baron 5,679,273 sh (+0.12%)
Murray Stahl 16,767 sh (-0.36%)
Jim Simons 212,900 sh (-6.38%)
Columbia Wanger 1,557,713 sh (-20.19%)
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Q3 2014

CHH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 223,700 sh (+5.07%)
Ron Baron 5,613,782 sh (-1.15%)
Murray Stahl 15,882 sh (-5.28%)
Columbia Wanger 1,291,713 sh (-17.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 51,453 sh (-50.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHH

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -50.07%0.03%$46.54 - $54.52 $ 58.5716%51453
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.06%$43.71 - $47.22 $ 58.5730%103056
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$38.68 - $45.4 $ 58.5742%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -31.12%0.02%$33.62 - $42.31 $ 58.5757%24708
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 39.18%0.02%$30.8 - $33.58 $ 58.5783%35871
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 59.43%0.03%$35.23 - $38.93 $ 58.5771%26447
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.20
CHH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 33.40 vs. CHH: 28.20 )
CHH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.89   Max: 42.41
Current: 28.2

11.89
42.41
Forward P/E 23.53
CHH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 44.84 vs. CHH: 23.53 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.70
CHH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 33.60 vs. CHH: 28.70 )
CHH' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.91   Max: 42.38
Current: 28.7

11.91
42.38
P/S 4.62
CHH's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CHH: 4.62 )
CHH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 7.94
Current: 4.62

1.99
7.94
PFCF 20.34
CHH's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 42.71 vs. CHH: 20.34 )
CHH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.37   Max: 32.06
Current: 20.34

10.37
32.06
POCF 18.42
CHH's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. CHH: 18.42 )
CHH' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.47   Max: 30.3
Current: 18.42

9.47
30.3
EV-to-EBIT 18.86
CHH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 23.08 vs. CHH: 18.86 )
CHH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 27.3
Current: 18.86

7.9
27.3
PEG 3.73
CHH's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHH: 3.73 )
CHH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 42.93
Current: 3.73

0.64
42.93
Shiller P/E 29.46
CHH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1680.93 vs. CHH: 29.46 )
CHH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.82   Max: 65.87
Current: 29.46

13.82
65.87
Current Ratio 2.03
CHH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. CHH: 2.03 )
CHH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.21
Current: 2.03

0.34
3.21
Quick Ratio 2.03
CHH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CHH: 2.03 )
CHH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.21
Current: 2.03

0.34
3.21
Days Sales Outstanding 54.03
CHH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 41.04 vs. CHH: 54.03 )
CHH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.9   Max: 70.58
Current: 54.03

18.9
70.58

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.28
CHH's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. CHH: 1.28 )
CHH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.28

0.42
3.35
Dividend Payout 0.45
CHH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHH: 0.45 )
CHH' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.45

0.22
0.71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
CHH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CHH: 1.30 )
CHH' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.3

0.42
3.35
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
CHH's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 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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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.48
CHH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. CHH: 3.48 )
CHH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 6.19
Current: 3.48

1.03
6.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
CHH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CHH: 1.25 )
CHH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.25

0.68
2.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.71
CHH's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHH: 3.71 )
CHH' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 8.26
Current: 3.71

1
8.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
CHH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. CHH: 5.30 )
CHH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 12.7
Current: 5.3

3.7
12.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.56
CHH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Lodging industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. CHH: 11.56 )
CHH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 41
Current: 11.56

3.3
41

Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Lodging
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Choice Hotels International Inc is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is one of the hotel franchisors in the world with 6,340 hotels open and 503 hotels under construction, 506,058 rooms open and 38,957 rooms under construction, in 50 states, the District of Columbia and over 35 countries and territories outside the United States. The Company operates in two reportable segments encompassing its hotel franchising business and its SkyTouch Technology ("SkyTouch") division. SkyTouch is a division of the Company that develops and markets cloud-based technology products, including inventory management, pricing and connectivity to third party channels, to hoteliers not under franchise agreements with the Company. SkyTouch's technology products are based on the Company's choice. Franchising includes the Company's hotel franchising operations consisting of its eleven brands. The eleven brands are aggregated within this segment considering their similar economic characteristics, types of customers, distribution channels and regulatory business environments. The brands offer consumers and developers options, including economy hotels, mid-scale, upper mid-scale and lower upscale, full service properties. The Company's brands are: 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 a new construction select service hotel chain with an upscale image and distinctive styling. The Ascend Hotel Collection includes individual properties that are historic, boutique and desire to retain their independent brand identity but have access to Choices marketing and distribution channels. Comfort Inn and Suites hotels are primarily upper mid-scale limited service hotels that offer a warm and welcoming guest experience. Sleep Inn is a new construction brand that operates in the moderate tier of the mid-scale lodging category, offering developers a lower cost to build with competitive mid-scale average daily rates. Clarion helps owners of existing mid-scale assets with food and beverage capabilities achieve strong returns with reasonable investment. Quality hotels provide clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations, as well as the "Value Qs:" Q Bed, Q Breakfast, Q Shower, Q Service, and the Q Value of free high-speed internet access, a swimming pool and/or an exercise room and free newspaper. MainStay brand is designed as a more practical lodging option for guests whose stays are longer than a few nights. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel suites provide kitchens, internet connections, and access to on-site laundry facilities. Econo Lodge is the brand in the economy hotel category. Rodeway Inn is a brand also operating in the economy hotel category that offers sensible lodging for travelers on a budget. The Company conducts its international franchise operations through a combination of direct franchising and master franchis
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