HSW Stock Overview
Hostelworld Group plc operates an online booking platform worldwide.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£0.93|
|52 Week High||UK£1.14|
|52 Week Low||UK£0.57|
|1 Month Change||-10.92%|
|3 Month Change||17.28%|
|1 Year Change||-16.22%|
|3 Year Change||-47.60%|
|5 Year Change||-71.59%|
|Change since IPO||-52.30%|
Recent News & Updates
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|HSW||GB Online Retail||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: HSW exceeded the UK Online Retail industry which returned -76.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HSW underperformed the UK Market which returned -9.7% over the past year.
|HSW Average Weekly Movement||5.8%|
|Online Retail Industry Average Movement||9.5%|
|Market Average Movement||5.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: HSW is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HSW's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Hostelworld Group plc operates an online booking platform worldwide. The company offers software and data processing services that facilitate hostel, B&B, hotel, and other accommodation bookings. The company also provides business information consulting and marketing planning services; and marketing, and research and development services.
Hostelworld Group Fundamentals Summary
|HSW fundamental statistics|
Is HSW overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|HSW income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||€15.55m|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Aug 10, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.31|
|Net Profit Margin||-213.10%|
How did HSW perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is HSW undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for HSW?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is HSW's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does HSW's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|HSW PS Ratio vs Peers|
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HSW Hostelworld Group
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: HSW is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (7.5x) compared to the peer average (0.9x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does HSW's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Online Retail Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: HSW is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (7.5x) compared to the UK Online Retail industry average (0.6x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is HSW's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||7.5x|
|Fair PS Ratio||1.2x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: HSW is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (7.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.2x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of HSW when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: HSW (£0.93) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£1.15)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HSW is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HSW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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How is Hostelworld Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if HSW's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if HSW's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if HSW's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: HSW's revenue (40.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HSW's revenue (40.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: HSW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (2.9%).
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How has Hostelworld Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HSW is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: HSW is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HSW is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 68.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare HSW's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: HSW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Online Retail industry (-14.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HSW has a negative Return on Equity (-53.67%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is Hostelworld Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HSW's short term assets (€27.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (€13.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: HSW's short term assets (€27.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (€36.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HSW's net debt to equity ratio (4.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HSW's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HSW's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if HSW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
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What is Hostelworld Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HSW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HSW'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 HSW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HSW's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: HSW is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as HSW has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gary Morrison (54 yo)
Mr. Gary Morrison serves as CEO & Director at Hostelworld Group Plc since June 11, 2018. He serves as Vice President and General Manager, EMEA and Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Expedia Worldwide...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gary's total compensation ($USD1.04M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD344.95K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gary's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: HSW's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HSW's board of directors are considered experienced (4.4 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.
Hostelworld Group plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Hostelworld Group plc
- Ticker: HSW
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Implied Market Cap: UK£109.280m
- Shares outstanding: 117.51m
- Website: https://www.hostelworldgroup.com
Number of Employees
- Hostelworld Group plc
- Charlemont Exchange
- Floor 3
- Co. Dublin
- D02 VN88
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/07/03 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/07/01 00:00|
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.