Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH) Stock Closes down -4.56% on Tuesday Trading

After finishing at $118.82 in the prior trading day, Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE: CHH) closed at $113.40, down -4.56%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$5.42 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2578261 shares were traded. CHH stock price reached its highest trading level at $120.40 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $111.05.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of CHH by taking a closer look at its different ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.90 and its Current Ratio is at 0.90. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 29.34 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 29.25.

Upgrades & Downgrades

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 10 when JEWS WILLIAM L sold 2,214 shares for $119.46 per share. The transaction valued at 264,484 led to the insider holds 23,389 shares of the business.

Oaksmith Scott E sold 1,680 shares of CHH for $211,764 on Mar 06. The Senior Vice President now owns 33,394 shares after completing the transaction at $126.05 per share. On Mar 06, another insider, Cimerola Patrick, who serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer of the company, sold 748 shares for $125.95 each. As a result, the insider received 94,211 and left with 30,199 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, CHH now has a Market Capitalization of 6.21B and an Enterprise Value of 7.63B. As of this moment, Choice’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 19.48, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 17.24. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 4.06. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 4.05 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 123.26. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 5.17 whereas that against EBITDA is 14.32.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, CHH has reached a high of $133.13, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $104.15. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 121.18, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 119.32.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 391.26K shares per day over the past 3-months and 693.24k shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 51.27M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 29.61M. Insiders hold about 0.40% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 62.10% stake in the company. Shares short for CHH as of Apr 27, 2023 were 2.96M with a Short Ratio of 2.96M, compared to 2.45M on Mar 30, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 5.78% and a Short% of Float of 9.36%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, CHH’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.00, compared to 1.15 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.84%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 0.96%. The current Payout Ratio is 15.64% for CHH, which recently paid a dividend on Jul 18, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Jul 02, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Oct 23, 2005 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 7 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.69 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.92 and a low estimate of $1.56, while EPS last year was $1.43. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.91, with high estimates of $2.08 and low estimates of $1.76.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $6.36 and $5.66 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $5.95. EPS for the following year is $6.58, with 9 analysts recommending between $7.1 and $6.05.

Revenue Estimates

5 analysts predict $416.85M in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $442.8M to a low estimate of $399M. As of the current estimate, Choice Hotels International Inc.’s year-ago sales were $367.97M, an estimated increase of 13.30% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 5 analysts are estimating revenue of $435.03M, an increase of 18.30% over than the figure of $13.30% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $477M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $401.58M.

A total of 8 analysts have provided revenue estimates for CHH’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.61B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.46B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.53B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.4B, up 9.10% from the average estimate. Based on 8 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $1.57B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.65B and the low estimate is $1.47B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 2.50% from the average revenue estimate for this year.