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Choice Hotels International, Inc is a lodging business based in the US. Choice Hotels International shares (CHH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Choice Hotels International employs 1,807 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$948.7 million.

How to buy shares in Choice Hotels International

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Choice Hotels International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Choice Hotels International reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$87.6, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Choice Hotels International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Choice Hotels International. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Choice Hotels International's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Choice Hotels International's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$87.6, which is 18.41% down on its pre-crash value of USD$107.37 and 89.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$46.25.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Choice Hotels International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$527.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$862.86.

Choice Hotels International share price

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Choice Hotels International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market close USD$87.6
52-week range USD$46.25 - USD$109.26
50-day moving average USD$93.4049
200-day moving average USD$83.3428
Wall St. target price USD$88.92
PE ratio 29.9575
Dividend yield USD$0.9 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.066

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Is it a good time to buy Choice Hotels International stock?

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Choice Hotels International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.6 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-20) -11.15%
1 month (2020-10-27) 1.57%
3 months (2020-08-27) -10.11%
6 months (2020-05-27) 3.34%
1 year (2019-11-27) -10.41%
2 years (2018-11-27) 13.55%
3 years (2017-11-27) 13.62%
5 years (2015-11-27) 68.46%

Is Choice Hotels International under- or over-valued?

Valuing Choice Hotels International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Choice Hotels International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Choice Hotels International's P/E ratio

Choice Hotels International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Choice Hotels International shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Choice Hotels International's PEG ratio

Choice Hotels International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8107. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Choice Hotels International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Choice Hotels International's EBITDA

Choice Hotels International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$264.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Choice Hotels International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Choice Hotels International financials

Revenue TTM USD$948.7 million
Operating margin TTM 24.34%
Gross profit TTM USD$521.2 million
Return on assets TTM 9.95%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 18.07%
Book value $-2.216
Market capitalisation USD$5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Choice Hotels International shares

There are currently 2.5 million Choice Hotels International shares held short by investors – that's known as Choice Hotels International's "short interest". This figure is 15.8% down from 3.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Choice Hotels International shares can be evaluated.

Choice Hotels International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Choice Hotels International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Choice Hotels International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Choice Hotels International shares traded daily (recently around 387116.07963247). Choice Hotels International's SIR currently stands at 6.53. In other words for every 100,000 Choice Hotels International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6530 shares are currently held short.

However Choice Hotels International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Choice Hotels International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Choice Hotels International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Choice Hotels International's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Choice Hotels International shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0627% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Choice Hotels International shares, roughly 63 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Choice Hotels International.

Find out more about how you can short Choice Hotels International stock.

Choice Hotels International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 14.15% of net profits

Recently Choice Hotels International has paid out, on average, around 14.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.28% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Choice Hotels International shareholders could enjoy a 1.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Choice Hotels International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.9 per share.

While Choice Hotels International's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Choice Hotels International is investing more in its future growth.

Choice Hotels International's most recent dividend payout was on 16 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Choice Hotels International's shares ever split?

Choice Hotels International's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 October 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Choice Hotels International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Choice Hotels International shares which in turn could have impacted Choice Hotels International's share price.

Choice Hotels International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Choice Hotels International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.25 up to $109.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHH.US volatility(beta: 1.49)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Choice Hotels International's is 1.4942. This would suggest that Choice Hotels International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Choice Hotels International overview

Choice Hotels International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. The company operates through Hotel Franchising and Corporate & Other segments. It franchises lodging properties under the brand names of Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Clarion Pointe, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Everhome Suites, Cambria Hotels, and Ascend Hotel Collection. The company also develops and markets cloud-based property management software to non-franchised hoteliers and vacation rental management companies. As of June 30, 2020, the company had approximately 7,100 hotels representing 600,000 rooms in approximately 40 countries and territories. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in Rockville, Maryland.

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