Head-To-Head Comparison: Hyatt Hotels (H) versus The Competition

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) is one of 93 public companies in the “LEISURE SERVICES” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Hyatt Hotels to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

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Hyatt Hotels pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Hyatt Hotels pays out 30.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 42.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.2% of Hyatt Hotels shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are held by institutional investors. 27.5% of Hyatt Hotels shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.5% of shares of all “LEISURE SERVICES” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hyatt Hotels and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hyatt Hotels $4.69 billion $249.00 million 38.76
Hyatt Hotels Competitors $2.94 billion $266.84 million 10.46

Hyatt Hotels has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Hyatt Hotels is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hyatt Hotels and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hyatt Hotels 0 6 9 0 2.60
Hyatt Hotels Competitors 566 2468 4137 113 2.52

Hyatt Hotels currently has a consensus price target of $80.08, indicating a potential upside of 4.88%. As a group, “LEISURE SERVICES” companies have a potential upside of 6.63%. Given Hyatt Hotels’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hyatt Hotels has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Hyatt Hotels and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hyatt Hotels 5.31% 6.02% 2.85%
Hyatt Hotels Competitors 1.27% 39.04% 3.45%

Risk and Volatility

Hyatt Hotels has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hyatt Hotels’ peers have a beta of 0.94, meaning that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hyatt Hotels beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a global hospitality company. The Company develops, owns, operates, manages, franchises, licenses or provides services to a portfolio of properties. The Company operates through four segments: owned and leased hotels; Americas management and franchising (Americas); ASPAC management and franchising (ASPAC), and EAME/SW Asia management and franchising (EAME/SW Asia). The owned and leased hotels segment consists of its owned and leased full service and select service hotels. The Americas segment consists of its management and franchising of properties located in the United States, Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean. The ASPAC segment consists of its management and franchising of properties located in Southeast Asia, as well as China, Australia, South Korea, Japan and Micronesia. The EAME/SW Asia segment consists of its management and franchising of properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Central Asia and Nepal.

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