Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) stock is nearly perfect except the valuation

The closing price of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) was $135.06 for the day, up 0.39% from the previous closing price of $134.53. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.53 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1279152 shares were traded. HLT stock price reached its highest trading level at $135.92 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $133.15.

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Our analysis of HLT’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 28.10 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 28.77. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.90 and its Current Ratio is at 0.90.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Jefferies on January 09, 2023, Downgraded its rating to Hold and sets its target price to $134 from $153 previously.

On December 14, 2022, Citigroup Downgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Buy and also lowered its target price recommendation from $150 to $148.

On December 05, 2022, Morgan Stanley started tracking the stock assigning a Overweight rating and target price of $171.Morgan Stanley initiated its Overweight rating on December 05, 2022, with a $171 target price.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Dec 01 when Duffy Michael W sold 5,555 shares for $143.08 per share. The transaction valued at 794,812 led to the insider holds 24,042 shares of the business.

SCHUYLER MATTHEW W sold 3,000 shares of HLT for $360,000 on Jul 18. The insider now owns 253,714 shares after completing the transaction at $120.00 per share. On Jun 15, another insider, SCHUYLER MATTHEW W, who serves as the insider of the company, sold 3,000 shares for $121.31 each. As a result, the insider received 363,930 and left with 256,714 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Hilton’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 35.09, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 23.96. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.78. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 4.41.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, HLT has reached a high of $167.99, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $108.41. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 133.93, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 132.09.

Shares Statistics:

HLT traded an average of 1.82M shares per day over the past three months and 1.73M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 273.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 265.64M. Insiders hold about 0.20% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 98.60% stake in the company. Shares short for HLT as of Oct 13, 2022 were 4.82M with a Short Ratio of 4.21M, compared to 4.92M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.76% and a Short% of Float of 1.79%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 0.15, HLT has a forward annual dividend rate of 0.60. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.11%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 0.46%. The current Payout Ratio is 0.00% for HLT, which recently paid a dividend on Dec 29, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Nov 08, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jan 03, 2017 when the company split stock in a 1000:2052 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 15 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.2 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.33 and a low estimate of $1.09, while EPS last year was $0.72. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.11, with high estimates of $1.22 and low estimates of $1.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $4.69 and $4.15 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $4.46. EPS for the following year is $5.59, with 20 analysts recommending between $6.15 and $5.09.

Revenue Estimates

It is expected that $90B in revenue will be generated in the current quarter, according to 7 analysts. It ranges from a high estimate of $2.61B to a low estimate of $2.3B. As of the current estimate, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.’s year-ago sales were $1.84B, an estimated increase of 30.30% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 5 analysts are estimating revenue of $2.26B, an increase of 30.60% over than the figure of $30.30% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $2.39B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $2.17B.

A total of 10 analysts have provided revenue estimates for HLT’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $9.19B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $8.33B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $8.71B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $5.79B, up 50.50% from the average estimate. Based on 10 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $9.83B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $10.27B and the low estimate is $9.38B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 12.80% from the average revenue estimate for this year.