InterContinental Hotels Group PLC $ 52.53 -2.12 (-3.88%)
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As one of the largest hotel franchisors in the world, Choice Hotels International (CHH) owns a portfolio of proprietary "Choice brands," including Comfort Inn & Suites, Quality Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Sleep Inn and Clarion Pointe. As of fiscal 2018, the company had 7,021 hotels (or 569,108 rooms) opened and an additional 1,082 hotels (or 87,061 rooms) under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development. Choice Hotels operates in over 40 markets around the world.
Approximately 99% of the company's business is franchise-based, charging license fees, royalty fees, marketing and reservation system fees and procurement services fees. At Urbem,
Yield-hunting investors usually have a limited set of industries to focus on, such as shipping or real estate. This is why they often miss out on hidden gems in other industries that tick all the boxes for providing solid, long-term yield, such as Extended Stay (STAY).
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This article is the third installment of a look at the lodging and hospitality industry. In part one, I provided an overview of the industry: the differences between owners of the physical lodging properties and the management companies that actually train the staff and do the hiring, firing, maintenance and so on. The third leg of this triad consists of the big “flags” like Hyatt (H), Hilton (HLT), Intercontinental Holdings (IHG), Marriott International (MAR), Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) and Accor SA (ACCYY) that bring the guests to the properties even though they seldom own the hotels themselves. It is a good
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Marriott International Inc. (MAR) is going to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (HOT) in a deal that will create the world's largest hotel chain. The merger should offer a wider choice of brands to consumers, improve economics for owners and franchisees and increase unit growth.
Marriott will have great presence in markets outside the United States since the combined company will own or franchise more than 5,500 hotels with 1.1 million rooms worldwide.
About Marriott International
The company is an operator, franchisor and licensor of hotels and time share properties under different brand names. It also
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is one of the world's leading hotel companies – with 710,295 rooms in over 4,800 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world.
IHG operates nine hotel brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN Hotels and HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts.
Recent Financial Results
Richard Solomons, Chief Executive of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, said:
“2014 was an excellent year for IHG as we delivered against our long-term winning strategy for high quality growth. We achieved strong RevPAR performance of 6.1%, and our best net system size growth
On Feb 20, 2015 Maryland based Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) declared $25.3 Million profit for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014. The company has exceeded the street forecast and expectations.
Quarter Four specific figures
The total revenue figure for this quarter stood at $185.4 million. Franchising revenues for Q4 stood at $81.4 million which is a rise of 12% as compared to the same quarter in 2013. EBIDTA from franchising revenues for this quarter stood at $52.7 million, up by 15% as compared to the Q4, 2013 figure. Franchising margins stood at 62.1%, a
According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, Henry Schein Inc., General Growth Properties Inc. and American Airlines Group Inc. have all reached their 52-week highs.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) Reached the 52-Week High of $39.80
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in hotels and resorts, with franchising, management, ownership and leasehold interests in over 4,600 establishments, with more than 676,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. Intercontinental Hotels Group Plc has a market cap of $10.31 billion; its shares were traded at around $39.80 with a
The lodging industry is characterized by its cyclical nature, thereby subject to spending cuts during an economic downturn. In this scenario, franchised business models, like those of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) or Marriott International Inc. (MAR), tend to suffer less under a recession, although credit conditions can make it more difficult to finance new properties. Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) is one of the largest hotel companies in the U.S., and also one of the few purely franchised operations in the midscale and economy segment of this industry. As such, its high ROIC model is attractive to prominent investors like
Recessions are difficult for any consumer-related industry to overcome, but the travel and hotel segment is always particularly affected by budget cuts. Nevertheless, with a 20% boost of the domestic revenue per available room, the lodging industry is well on the recovery road, with several large companies leading the way. Investment guru Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) recently bought almost 80,000 shares of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG), the world’s largest hotel owner, franchiser and manager, with over 4,500 hotels in 100 countries. But let’s see what really makes this company a solid long-term investment.
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