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Extended Stay America, Inc is a lodging business based in the US. Extended Stay America shares (STAY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Extended Stay America employs 3,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Extended Stay America's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$12.03, which is 4.37% down on its pre-crash value of USD$12.58 and 124.86% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$5.35.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Extended Stay America shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$537.79 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$937.62.
|Latest market close||USD$12.03|
|52-week range||USD$5.35 - USD$15.29|
|50-day moving average||USD$12.2514|
|200-day moving average||USD$11.2084|
|Wall St. target price||USD$14.68|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.04 (0.33%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.42|
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|1 week (2020-10-13)||0.25%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||-2.83%|
|3 months (2020-07-20)||9.76%|
|6 months (2020-04-20)||28.66%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||-16.40%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||-31.84%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||-40.91%|
|5 years (2015-10-20)||-34.58%|
Valuing Extended Stay America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Extended Stay America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Extended Stay America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Extended Stay America shares trade at around 41x 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.
Extended Stay America's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.34. 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 Extended Stay America's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Extended Stay America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$422.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Extended Stay America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$648.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.31%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.5 million Extended Stay America shares held short by investors – that's known as Extended Stay America's "short interest". This figure is 35.9% up from 2.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Extended Stay America shares can be evaluated.
Extended Stay America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Extended Stay America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Extended Stay America shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Extended Stay America's SIR currently stands at 1.87. In other words for every 100,000 Extended Stay America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1870 shares are currently held short.
However Extended Stay America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Extended Stay America shares, or, against the total number of tradable Extended Stay America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Extended Stay America's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Extended Stay America shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0198% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Extended Stay America shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Extended Stay America.
Find out more about how you can short Extended Stay America stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 96% of net profits
Recently Extended Stay America has paid out, on average, around 96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Extended Stay America shareholders could enjoy a 0.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Extended Stay America's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.
Extended Stay America's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Extended Stay America's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Extended Stay America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.35 up to $15.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Extended Stay America's is 1.9195. This would suggest that Extended Stay America's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Extended Stay America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, develops, and manages hotels in the United States. As of May 4, 2020, the company had a network of 634 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.
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