NasdaqGS:STAY

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Executive Summary

Extended Stay America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, develops, and manages hotels in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued unattractive dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Extended Stay America's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-15.1%

STAY

-15.8%

US Hospitality

-2.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-65.0%

STAY

-52.8%

US Hospitality

-15.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: STAY underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned -52% over the past year.

Return vs Market: STAY underperformed the US Market which returned -15.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

STAYIndustryMarket
7 Day-15.1%-15.8%-2.8%
30 Day-38.5%-40.8%-18.8%
90 Day-56.2%-55.9%-24.0%
1 Year-62.5%-65.0%-51.5%-52.8%-14.2%-15.9%
3 Year-53.8%-60.7%-40.9%-44.9%9.9%2.8%
5 Year-57.4%-67.4%-37.8%-44.7%27.2%13.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Extended Stay America undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: STAY ($6.43) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($23.41)

Significantly Below Fair Value: STAY is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: STAY is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.3x) compared to the Hospitality industry average (11.5x).

PE vs Market: STAY is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US market (12.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: STAY's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: STAY is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (1.2x).


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Future Growth

How is Extended Stay America forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

-72.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: STAY's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-72.6% per year).

Earnings vs Market: STAY's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-72.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: STAY's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: STAY's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: STAY's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: STAY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (27.1%)


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Past Performance

How has Extended Stay America performed over the past 5 years?

-1.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: STAY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: STAY's current net profit margins (13.7%) are lower than last year (16.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: STAY's earnings have declined by -1.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: STAY's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: STAY had negative earnings growth (-22%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (1.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: STAY's Return on Equity (14%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Extended Stay America's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: STAY's short term assets ($376.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($209.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: STAY's short term assets ($376.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.6B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: STAY's debt to equity ratio (224.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: STAY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 207.4% to 224.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: STAY's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.2%).

Interest Coverage: STAY's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: STAY has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: STAY's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).


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Dividend

What is Extended Stay America's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

14.31%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: STAY's dividend (14.31%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.05%).

High Dividend: STAY's dividend (14.31%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.71%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, STAY has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: STAY's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (103.9%), STAY's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: STAY's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (104.1% payout ratio).


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Management

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

3.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bruce Haase (59yo)

0.42

Tenure

Mr. Bruce N. Haase has been a Director of ESH Hospitality, Inc. since April 5, 2018 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer since November 22, 2019. He serves as Director, President and Chi ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Brian Nicholson
Chief Financial Officer1.92yrsUS$1.22m0.029% $333.5k
Kevin Henry
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer5.67yrsUS$2.05m0.051% $585.0k
David Clarkson
VP of Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasurer7.25yrsUS$1.01m0.013% $148.4k
Bruce Haase
President0.42yrno data0.052% $595.4k
David Kim
Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Investment Officerno datano datano data
Howard Weissman
Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer4.92yrsUS$414.52k0.011% $129.8k
Nancy Templeton
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer0.25yrno data0.0016% $18.6k
Robert Ballew
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Christopher Dekle
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary1.83yrsno data0.0069% $79.0k
Mark Mahoney
Executive Vice President of Sales5.58yrsno datano data

3.4yrs

Average Tenure

49.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: STAY's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Bruce Haase
President0.42yrno data0.052% $595.4k
Richard Wallman
Independent Director6.75yrsUS$203.04k0.13% $1.5m
Douglas G. Geoga
Independent Chairman of the Board6.75yrsUS$158.54k0.30% $3.4m
Thomas O'Toole
Independent Director2.92yrsUS$193.67k0.013% $148.2k
Simon Turner
Independent Director0.083yrno datano data
Jodie McLean
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$188.04k0.012% $136.8k
Ellen Keszler
Independent Director2.17yrsUS$196.55kno data
Kapila Anand
Independent Director3.75yrsUS$142.91k0.013% $148.7k

2.9yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: STAY's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 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: STAY insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Extended Stay America, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Extended Stay America, Inc.
  • Ticker: STAY
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$1.140b
  • Shares outstanding: 177.25m
  • Website: https://extendedstayamerica.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Extended Stay America, Inc.
  • 11525 North Community House Road
  • Suite 100
  • Charlotte
  • North Carolina
  • 28277
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
STAYNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesPaired SharesUSUSDNov 2013
EA71DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesPaired SharesDEEURNov 2013

Biography

Extended Stay America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, develops, and manages hotels in the United States. As of March 16, 2020, the company had a network of 632 hotels. It serves customers in the mid-priced extended stay segment. The company also licenses Extended Stay America brand to third party franchisees. Extended Stay America, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/05 07:48
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.