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Hostelworld Group

ISE:HSW
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
HSW
ISE
£210M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. IE
  3. Retail
Company description

Hostelworld Group Plc operates an online hostel-booking platform worldwide. The last earnings update was 24 days ago. More info.


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HSW Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
17.5%
ISE:HSW
-2.4%
Europe Online Retail
-0%
IE Market
1 Year Returns
-41%
ISE:HSW
-9.5%
Europe Online Retail
-13.6%
IE Market
HSW Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Hostelworld Group (HSW) 17.5% 17.5% - -41% 11.6% -
Europe Online Retail -2.4% -4% 15.2% -9.5% 42.9% 45%
IE Market -0% -5.3% 1.6% -13.6% 0.7% 39.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • HSW underperformed the Online Retail industry which returned -9.5% over the past year.
  • HSW underperformed the Market in Ireland which returned -13.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
HSW
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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HSW Value

 Is Hostelworld Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Hostelworld Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Hostelworld Group.

ISE:HSW Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 11.2%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year IE Government Bond Rate 0.9%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for ISE:HSW
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year IE Govt Bond Rate 0.9%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.1%
Online Retail Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.66
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.662 (1 + (1- 12.5%) (0%))
1.443
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.44
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.9% + (1.443 * 7.14%)
11.21%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for ISE:HSW using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Hostelworld Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

ISE:HSW DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (EUR, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 11.21%)
2019 16.30 Analyst x2 14.66
2020 17.60 Analyst x1 14.23
2021 19.90 Analyst x1 14.47
2022 22.60 Analyst x1 14.78
2023 25.40 Analyst x1 14.93
2024 27.54 Est @ 8.44% 14.56
2025 29.25 Est @ 6.18% 13.90
2026 30.59 Est @ 4.6% 13.08
2027 31.66 Est @ 3.49% 12.17
2028 32.52 Est @ 2.71% 11.24
Present value of next 10 years cash flows €138.03
ISE:HSW DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= €32.52 × (1 + 0.9%) ÷ (11.21% – 0.9%)
€318.32
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= €318.32 ÷ (1 + 11.21%)10
€110.04
ISE:HSW Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= €138.03 + €110.04
€248.07
Equity Value per Share
(EUR)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= €248.07 / 95.57
€2.15
ISE:HSW Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate EUR/GBP
(Reporting currency to currency of LSE:HSW)
0.882
Value per Share
(GBP)
= Value per Share in EUR x Exchange Rate (EUR/GBP)
= €2.6 x 0.882
£2.29
Value per share (EUR) From above. €2.76
Current discount Discount to share price of €2.66
= -1 x (€2.66 - €2.76) / €2.76
3.9%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Hostelworld Group is available for.
Intrinsic value
4%
Share price is €2.66 vs Future cash flow value of €2.76
Current Discount Checks
For Hostelworld Group to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Hostelworld Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Hostelworld Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Hostelworld Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Hostelworld Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
ISE:HSW PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in EUR €0.06
LSE:HSW Share Price ** LSE (2019-05-22) in GBP £2.2
LSE:HSW Share Price converted to EUR reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ EUR) 1.134 €2.5
Europe Online Retail Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 28 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 23.84x
Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Companies 11.42x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Hostelworld Group.

ISE:HSW PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= LSE:HSW Share Price ÷ EPS (both in EUR)

= 2.5 ÷ 0.06

41.9x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Hostelworld Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Europe Online Retail industry average.
  • Hostelworld Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Hostelworld Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
ISE:HSW PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 41.9x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 5 Analysts
Not available
Europe Online Retail Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 1.66x
Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.99x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Hostelworld Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Hostelworld Group's assets?
Raw Data
ISE:HSW PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in EUR €1.43
LSE:HSW Share Price * LSE (2019-05-22) in GBP £2.2
LSE:HSW Share Price converted to EUR reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ EUR) 1.134 €2.5
Europe Online Retail Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 68 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 2.07x
Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 33 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.15x
ISE:HSW PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= LSE:HSW Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in EUR)

= 2.5 ÷ 1.43

1.75x

* Primary Listing of Hostelworld Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Hostelworld Group is good value based on assets compared to the Europe Online Retail industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Hostelworld Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Online Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Online Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Hostelworld Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HSW Future Performance

 How is Hostelworld Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
41.7%
Expected annual growth in earnings per share.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Hostelworld Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Hostelworld Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.9%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Hostelworld Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Ireland market average.
  • Hostelworld Group's revenue growth is positive but not above the Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
ISE:HSW Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
ISE:HSW Future Earnings per Share Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 5 Analysts 41.7%
ISE:HSW Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 5 Analysts 4.8%
Europe Online Retail Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 36.9%
Europe Online Retail Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 15.9%
Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.9%
Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.2%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
ISE:HSW Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in EUR Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
ISE:HSW Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 106 29 1
2022-12-31 97 26 2
2021-12-31 93 24 4
2020-12-31 87 23 5
2019-12-31 83 20 5
ISE:HSW Past Financials Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 82 23 6
2018-09-30 82 24 7
2018-06-30 83 25 9
2018-03-31 85 25 10
2017-12-31 87 25 11
2017-09-30 87 26 11
2017-06-30 87 26 10
2017-03-31 84 24 5
2016-12-31 81 22 1
2016-09-30 80 23 46
2016-06-30 80 24 91
2016-03-31 82 23 86

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Hostelworld Group's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Hostelworld Group's revenue is expected to grow by 4.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
ISE:HSW Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Hostelworld Group Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

ISE:HSW Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.19 0.20 0.18 2.00
2020-12-31 0.07 0.07 0.07 1.00
2019-12-31 0.06 0.06 0.06 1.00
ISE:HSW Past Financials Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.06
2018-09-30 0.08
2018-06-30 0.09
2018-03-31 0.11
2017-12-31 0.12
2017-09-30 0.11
2017-06-30 0.10
2017-03-31 0.06
2016-12-31 0.01
2016-09-30 0.57
2016-06-30 1.41
2016-03-31 2.08

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Hostelworld Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Hostelworld Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Hostelworld Group has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HSW Past Performance

  How has Hostelworld Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Hostelworld Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Online Retail).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Hostelworld Group has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Hostelworld Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Hostelworld Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the Europe Online Retail industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Hostelworld Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Hostelworld Group Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

ISE:HSW Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 82.09 5.69 60.35
2018-09-30 82.37 7.30 60.14
2018-06-30 82.64 8.90 59.93
2018-03-31 84.66 10.07 60.40
2017-12-31 86.67 11.25 60.87
2017-09-30 86.83 10.57 60.78
2017-06-30 87.00 9.88 60.69
2017-03-31 83.75 5.33 58.82
2016-12-31 80.51 0.78 56.95
2016-09-30 80.11 46.02 56.52
2016-06-30 79.70 91.25 56.10
2016-03-31 81.58 86.21 57.96
2015-12-31 83.45 81.17 59.82
2015-09-30 82.99 2.52 59.83
2015-06-30 82.53 -76.14 59.83
2015-03-31 80.90 -74.16 56.05
2014-12-31 79.27 -72.18 52.27
2013-12-31 57.18 -29.41 35.38
2012-12-31 52.05 -16.14 28.02

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Hostelworld Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Hostelworld Group used its assets less efficiently than the Europe Online Retail industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Hostelworld Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Hostelworld Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Online Retail industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Hostelworld Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HSW Health

 How is Hostelworld Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Hostelworld Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Hostelworld Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Hostelworld Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Hostelworld Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Hostelworld Group has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Hostelworld Group Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

ISE:HSW Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in EUR Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 136.25 0.00 25.97
2018-09-30 136.25 0.00 25.97
2018-06-30 137.95 0.00 22.90
2018-03-31 137.95 0.00 22.90
2017-12-31 146.95 0.00 21.29
2017-09-30 146.95 0.00 21.29
2017-06-30 144.74 0.00 17.66
2017-03-31 144.74 0.00 17.66
2016-12-31 159.94 0.00 24.63
2016-09-30 159.94 0.00 24.63
2016-06-30 158.92 0.00 18.65
2016-03-31 158.92 0.00 18.65
2015-12-31 166.70 0.00 13.62
2015-09-30 166.70 0.00 13.62
2015-06-30 -158.58 324.45 10.99
2015-03-31 -158.58 324.45 10.99
2014-12-31 -144.19 319.92 19.94
2013-12-31 -72.29 293.47 4.82
2012-12-31 -49.05 221.44 2.52
  • Hostelworld Group has no debt.
  • Hostelworld Group currently has no debt however we can't compare to 5 years ago as we have no data for that period.
  • Hostelworld Group has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Hostelworld Group has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Hostelworld Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Hostelworld Group has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HSW Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
5.53%
Current annual income from Hostelworld Group dividends. Estimated to be 5.95% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of Hostelworld Group shares you are expected to receive €111 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Hostelworld Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Ireland (2.18%).
  • Hostelworld Group's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Ireland (4.07%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
ISE:HSW Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Online Retail Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 3.2%
Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 21 Stocks 2.4%
Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.2%
Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.2%
Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 4.1%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

ISE:HSW Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in €) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 0.20 1.00
2022-12-31 0.17 2.00
2021-12-31 0.16 4.00
2020-12-31 0.14 5.00
2019-12-31 0.13 5.00
ISE:HSW Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in €) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-04-29 0.138 5.050
2019-04-02 0.138 5.461
2018-06-11 0.171 6.865
2017-03-28 0.152 3.893
2016-08-23 0.096 3.894
2016-05-26 0.028 1.495

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Hostelworld Group has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividend payments have increased, but Hostelworld Group only paid a dividend in the past 3 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Hostelworld Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (0.4x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be covered by earnings (1.3x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Hostelworld Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.2%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Hostelworld Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Hostelworld Group has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

HSW Management

 What is the CEO of Hostelworld Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Gary Morrison
AGE 50
TENURE AS CEO 0.9 years
CEO Bio

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 of Expedia, Inc. Mr. Morrison joined Expedia in 2011. From October 2008 to November 2009, Mr. Morrison served as the Head of Global Sales Operations for Google, Inc.‘s Online Sales Channel. Prior to that, Mr. Morrison held several senior management positions at Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) in its Mobile Devices division and consulting and engineering roles at General Electric Corporation (NYSE: GE), Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. (NYSE: BAH) and Schlumberger SA. Mr. Morrison served as a Director of Despegar.com, Corp. since April 2015 until March 1, 2018. He also serves on the board of directors for Voyages-sncf.com, a distribution channel of SNCF and AirAsiaExpedia, a division of Expedia, Inc. Mr. Morrison received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and a Masters in Engineering (M. Eng. Distinction) from Leeds University U.K.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Gary to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Gary to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Hostelworld Group management team in years:

0.8
Average Tenure
50
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Hostelworld Group management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Gary Morrison

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
50
TENURE
0.9 yrs

TJ Kelly

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
43
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Noel Maher

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Stuart Priday

TITLE
Chief Human Resources Officer
AGE
56

Paul Halpenny

TITLE
Chief Revenue Officer
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Breffni Horgan

TITLE
Chief Product Officer
TENURE
0.8 yrs

John Duggan

TITLE
Company Secretary
TENURE
0.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Hostelworld Group board of directors in years:

1.4
Average Tenure
48.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Hostelworld Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Michael Cawley

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
€74K
AGE
64
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Gary Morrison

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
50
TENURE
0.9 yrs

TJ Kelly

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
43
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Andy McCue

TITLE
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
€67K
AGE
44
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Eimear Moloney

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
€6K
AGE
47
TENURE
1.5 yrs

Carl Shepherd

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
€15K
AGE
65
TENURE
1.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
X
Management checks
We assess Hostelworld Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Hostelworld Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Description

Hostelworld Group Plc operates an online hostel-booking platform worldwide. The company provides software and data processing services that facilitate hostel, B&B, hotel, and other accommodation bookings. It operates through its Hostelworld flagship brand, as well as under the Hostelbookers and Hostels.com brands. Hostelworld Group Plc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Details
Name: Hostelworld Group Plc
HSW
Exchange: ISE
Founded: 1999
£238,454,324
95,570,778
Website: http://www.hostelworldgroup.com
Address: Hostelworld Group Plc
One Central Park,
Leopardstown,
Dublin,
18,
Ireland
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
LSE HSW Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange GB GBP 28. Oct 2015
OTCPK HSWL.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 28. Oct 2015
ISE HSW Ordinary Shares Irish Stock Exchange IE EUR 28. Oct 2015
BATS-CHIXE HSWL Ordinary Shares BATS 'Chi-X Europe' GB GBP 28. Oct 2015
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
293
Hostelworld Group employees.
Industry
Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
Retail
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/23 00:46
End of day share price update: 2019/05/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/02
Last earnings filing: 2019/04/29
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.