AIM:EZH

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Executive Summary

easyHotel plc owns, develops, operates, and franchises hotels under the easyHotel brand in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has easyHotel's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EZH's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

8.6%

EZH

4.3%

GB Hospitality

3.7%

GB Market


1 Year Return

2.7%

EZH

-25.8%

GB Hospitality

-9.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: EZH exceeded the UK Hospitality industry which returned -33% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EZH exceeded the UK Market which returned -16.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

EZHIndustryMarket
7 Day8.6%4.3%3.7%
30 Day32.2%7.3%10.8%
90 Day-16.5%-17.4%-5.0%
1 Year2.8%2.7%-23.2%-25.8%-5.1%-9.5%
3 Year-20.7%-21.2%-17.8%-26.8%-1.7%-13.7%
5 Year-6.0%-7.3%3.6%-14.9%16.4%-9.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is easyHotel's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is easyHotel undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.96x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EZH's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EZH's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EZH is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Hospitality industry average.

PE vs Market: EZH is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate EZH's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EZH is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the GB Hospitality industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

How is easyHotel forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

35.9%

Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as easyHotel has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has easyHotel performed over the past 5 years?

-37.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EZH is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: EZH is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EZH is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -37.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare EZH's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: EZH is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (-10.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: EZH has a negative Return on Equity (-3.28%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is easyHotel's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EZH's short term assets (£23.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (£7.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: EZH's short term assets (£23.9M) exceed its long term liabilities (£17.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EZH's debt to equity ratio (15.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: EZH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 22% to 15.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EZH's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.5%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if EZH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is easyHotel's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate EZH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate EZH's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EZH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EZH's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: EZH is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of EZH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

0.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

François Bacchetta (53yo)

0.17

Tenure

Mr. François Bacchetta is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of easyHotel plc since March 30, 2020. He served as Country Director for France and Italy at easyJet. Prior to easyJet, he held a number ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gary Burton
CFO & Director2.33yrsUK£228.37kno data
Scott Christie
Director5.92yrsUK£52.50k0.074% £88.5k
François Bacchetta
CEO & Director0.17yrno datano data
Bernadette Young
Company Secretaryno datano datano data

0.2yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: EZH's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gary Burton
CFO & Director2.33yrsUK£228.37kno data
Scott Christie
Director5.92yrsUK£52.50k0.074% £88.5k
François Bacchetta
CEO & Director0.17yrno datano data
Harm M. Meijer
Non-Executive Chairman0.50yrno datano data
Charles Persello
Non Executive Director0.50yrno datano data
Michael Neuman
Representative Non-Executive Director0.50yrno datano data

0.5yrs

Average Tenure

44.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: EZH's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

easyHotel plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: easyHotel plc
  • Ticker: EZH
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: UK£119.444m
  • Shares outstanding: 157.16m
  • Website: https://www.easyhotel.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • easyHotel plc
  • 52 Grosvenor Gardens
  • 3rd Floor
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1W 0AU
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EZHAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2014
EZHAAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)ORD GBP0.01 (ASSD CITRUS UK BIDCO)GBGBPAug 2019

Biography

easyHotel plc owns, develops, operates, and franchises hotels under the easyHotel brand in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Owned properties, Franchising, and Investment Property segments. It operates 40 hotels, including thirteen owned hotels and 27 franchised hotels with 3,759 rooms. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. easyHotel plc is a subsidiary of Citrus Holdco Ltd. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/19 00:49
End of Day Share Price2020/05/18 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/09/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.