Hyatt Hotels (H) Reports Second Quarter Loss, Beats Revenue Estimates
Hyatt Hotels (H) posted a quarterly loss of $ 1.15 per share compared to Zacks’ consensus estimate of a loss of $ 0.89. This compares to a loss of $ 1.80 per share a year ago. These figures are corrected for non-recurring items.
This quarterly report represents a surprise earnings of -29.21%. A quarter ago, this hotelier was expected to post a loss of $ 1.33 per share when it actually recorded a loss of $ 3.57, delivering a surprise of -168.42% .
Over the past four quarters, the company hasn’t been able to beat consensus EPS estimates.
Hyatt Hotels, which is part of Zacks ‘hotel and motel industry, reported revenue of $ 663 million for the quarter ended June 2021, beating Zacks’ consensus estimate by 0.18%. This compares to a turnover of $ 250 million a year ago. The company has only exceeded consensus revenue estimates once in the past four quarters.
The sustainability of the immediate stock price movement based on recently released numbers and future earnings expectations will depend primarily on management feedback on the profit call.
Shares of Hyatt Hotels are up about 4.2% year-to-date against the 16.8% gain in the S&P 500.
What’s next for Hyatt hotels?
While Hyatt Hotels has underperformed the market so far this year, the question that comes to investors’ minds is: what’s next for the title?
There are no easy answers to this key question, but a reliable metric that can help investors solve this problem is the company’s earnings outlook. This includes not only the current consensus earnings expectations for the coming quarter (s), but also how those expectations have changed in recent times.
Empirical research shows a strong correlation between short-term stock market movements and trends in earnings estimate revisions. Investors can follow these revisions on their own or rely on a proven scoring tool like Zacks Rank, which has an impressive track record of harnessing the power of earnings estimate revisions.
Prior to this release of the results, the trend in revised estimates for Hyatt hotels was mixed. While the magnitude and direction of estimate revisions may change as a result of the company’s just-released earnings report, the current status translates to a Zacks (Hold) rank of 3 for the stock. Thus, stocks are expected to move in line with the market in the near future. You can see the full list of Zacks # 1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks today here.
It will be interesting to see how the estimates for the next quarters and the current year evolve in the days to come. Current consensus estimate of EPS is $ 0.50 on $ 800.87 million of revenue for the coming quarter and – $ 5.32 on $ 2.92 billion of revenue for the current year .
Investors should be aware that the outlook for the sector can also have a significant impact on the performance of the stock. In terms of Zacks industry rankings, hotels and motels currently rank in the lowest 18% of Zacks’ 250+ industries. Our research shows that the top 50% of industries ranked by Zacks outperform the bottom 50% by a factor of more than 2 to 1.
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