Hilton Worldwide (HLT) Reports 77% Q2 Decline in revenue

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) stock is trading lower, less than 2% on Thursday, pre-market session after the hotel giant reported a greater-than-expected second-quarter 2020 loss of $0.61 per share, on $564 million in sales. Revenue fell a staggering 77.3% year on year, missing estimates by more than 30%. System-wide revenue per available room (RevPAR) posted worse results, giving up 81.0%.

Key Takeaways

  • COVID-19 is to keep many travelers at home and away from hotels.
  • Hilton revenue hock nearly 80% in the second quarter of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019.
  • Hilton stock is trading in a weak position which promotes low prices.

The analysts have missed the mark in a distant country, relying on a second-quarter recovery of the wave generated by re-openings around the world, as well as new sanitation procedures designed to restore confidence in the hospitality sector. Instead, travelers have chosen to stay at home and avoid public places, especially after a summer COVID-19 thrust has hit more than half of American states. International travel bans completed the rout, most of the regions of Asia and Europe today off-limits to U.S. air carriers.

A wave of updates before the output is making a bad situation even worse, with Hilton rated a “Hold” on the basis of three “Buy” and seven “Hold” recommendations. Just one analyst recommends to the shareholders to close positions and move to the sidelines ahead of the news. Objectives of price currently varies between a minimum of $63 to the high Street of$ 121, while the stock is set to open Thursday’s session near the median of $80 per target. Given this investment, the Hilton hotel is likely to trade at lower levels in the coming weeks.

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Hilton Worldwide’s Long-Term Chart (2013 – 2020)


Hilton is coming public in its current incarnation, in December 2013, opening at $43.70 and the seizure of a rough side pattern that finally broke to new highs at the end of 2014. The rise of the garni in the middle of$60 for the second quarter of 2015, leaving room for an aggressive drop that cut through the ipo opening of the print at the beginning of 2016. He has published a all-time low of $33.16 a few weeks later and has ticked higher in October 2017, the escape.

Bullish action carved out new highs in January 2018, July 2019 and February 2020, when the upward trend posted an all-time high above $115. The decrease of the failure of the breakout at the top of all three peaks, falling to its lowest level since three years of age, who settled just 70 cents above the IPO 2013 the opening print. The rebound in the second quarter reversed after the stretch above the closely aligned 2018 high and 50-week exponential moving average (EMA), strengthening the resistance at $ 88, while a return to the 200-week EMA in the upper part of $70.

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Hilton Worldwide Short-Term Chart (2017 – 2020)


The balance volume (OBV), the accumulation-distribution indicator reached an all-time high in May 2018, four months after the price peak, and are installed in a holding company that has promoted neither the bulls nor the bears. He failed to come out with prices in the first quarter of 2020 and has transformed into a sharp decline, dropping to the lowest since the month of July 2017. The buying pressure in June almost reached the previous peak before rolling over in a constant distribution of wave that now threatens to reach the March lows.

The stock is improperly positioned below the descending 200-day EMA and the failure of small groups, indicating that the bears remain in charge as we head into the third quarter. It will be more difficult to mount recovery efforts between now and the end of the year, with the threat of a second wave of undermining the interest of buyers. Gravity could take control of this scenario bearish, dropping the hotel giant in a test of the March lows.

The Bottom Line

Hilton missed second quarter estimates by a wide margin, indicating that travellers are not willing to take the risk COVID-19 infection of the night of the accommodation.

Disclosure: The author held no positions in the aforementioned securities at the time of publication.

Source: investopedia.com

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