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Hyatt Hotels Corporation [NYSE:H]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders often pay a significant amount of attention to what top market analysts have to say about a potential stock investment. In regards to Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H], the most recent average analyst recommendation we can read comes from the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give H an Hold rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $79.37, with the high estimate being $99.00, the low estimate being $68.00 and the median estimate amounting to $76.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $67.98.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] is sitting at 2.62. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.38.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] generated $1.07 billion in sales. That’s 0.49% lower than the average estimate of $1.08 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep your eyes on this company’s next financial results, which are scheduled to be made public on Wed 13 Feb (In 32 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] sitting at +0.49 and its Gross Margin at +10.66, this company’s Net Margin is now 17.80%. These measurements indicate that Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 0.42, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 1.90%. Its Return on Equity is 6.70, and its Return on Assets is 3.23. These metrics all suggest that Hyatt Hotels Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 41.16. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 29.16, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 18.91. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 40.85, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 28.94. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 20.74 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 3.74. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.79, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.15. Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.48, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 15.31 and P/E Ratio of 10.08. These metrics all suggest that Hyatt Hotels Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] earns $99,600 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 13.71 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.58. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.36 and its Current Ratio is 1.37. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] has 109.53M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $7.48B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 63.45 to 84.89. At its current price, it has moved by -19.56% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 7.61% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.19, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 52.48. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Hyatt Hotels Corporation [H], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.