Choice Hotels International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide.
Acceptable track record with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Choice Hotels International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CZH has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CZH exceeded the German Hospitality industry which returned -34.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CZH underperformed the German Market which returned 4.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Choice Hotels International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Choice Hotels International undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CZH (€70) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€60.36)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CZH is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CZH is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the DE Hospitality industry average (20.2x).
PE vs Market: CZH is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the German market (21.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CZH is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CZH has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the DE Hospitality industry average.
How is Choice Hotels International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CZH's forecast earnings growth (14.7% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: CZH's earnings (14.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (22.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CZH's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CZH's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CZH's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CZH's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (169.6%).
How has Choice Hotels International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CZH has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CZH's current net profit margins (22.1%) are higher than last year (20.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CZH's earnings have grown by 15.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CZH's earnings growth over the past year (12.2%) is below its 5-year average (15.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CZH earnings growth over the past year (12.2%) exceeded the Hospitality industry -15.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CZH's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is Choice Hotels International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CZH has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: CZH has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CZH has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: CZH's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: CZH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.4%).
Interest Coverage: CZH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.7x coverage).
What is Choice Hotels International current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CZH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CZH's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CZH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CZH's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CZH is not paying a notable dividend for the German market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CZH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Pat Pacious (54yo)
Mr. Patrick S. Pacious, also known as Pat, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International Inc. since September 12, 2017 and as its President since May 24, 2016. Mr. Pacious served as t ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Pat's total compensation ($USD6.82M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD2.41M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Pat's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CFO & Principal Accounting Officer||3.33yrs||US$2.40m||0.039% $1.5m|
|Senior VP of External Affairs||8.42yrs||US$1.39m||0.062% $2.4m|
|Chief Development Officer||15.5yrs||US$2.94m||0.17% $6.4m|
|Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations & Technology||7.42yrs||US$1.36m||0.039% $1.5m|
|Chief Technology Officer||2.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Global Sales||2.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||18.5yrs||US$1.22m||0.038% $1.5m|
|Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Finance||0.25yr||US$717.34k||0.058% $2.2m|
|Chief Commercial Officer||9.17yrs||no data||0.054% $2.1m|
|Chief Customer Officer||0.67yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Upscale Brands||4.25yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CZH's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||22.75yrs||no data||5.84% $225.9m|
|Independent Director||8.5yrs||US$249.80k||0.052% $2.0m|
|Independent Director||8.42yrs||US$254.03k||0.049% $1.9m|
|Independent Director||14.33yrs||US$252.03k||0.049% $1.9m|
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$277.31k||0.085% $3.3m|
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||US$249.03k||0.0051% $198.2k|
|Member of Regional Advisory Board||no data||no data||no data|
|Member of the Travel Advisory Board||12.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||US$250.72k||0.021% $808.5k|
|Independent Director||6.33yrs||US$279.29k||0.024% $945.1k|
Experienced Board: CZH's board of directors are considered experienced (7.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Choice Hotels International, Inc.
- Ticker: CZH
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1939
- Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$4.413b
- Listing Market Cap: US$3.872b
- Shares outstanding: 55.03m
- Website: https://www.choicehotels.com
Number of Employees
- Choice Hotels International, Inc.
- 1 Choice Hotels Circle
- Suite 400
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CHH||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 1997|
|CZH||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 1997|
Choice Hotels International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. The company operates through Hotel Franchising and Corporate & Other segments. It franchises lodging properties under the brand names of Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Clarion Pointe, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Everhome Suites, Cambria Hotels, and Ascend Hotel Collection. The company also develops and markets cloud-based property management software to non-franchised hoteliers and vacation rental management companies. As of March 3, 2020, the company had approximately 7,100 hotels with 590,000 rooms in approximately 40 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Rockville, Maryland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/14 21:39|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/14 00:00|
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