H World Group Limited (NASDAQ: HTHT) stock jumped 1.03% on Monday to $41.05 against a previous-day closing price of $40.63. With 1.13 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 1.26 million shares. During the session, the Lodging company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $41.28 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $40.41. The 52-week range on HTHT shows that it touched its highest point at $53.52 and its lowest point at $24.38 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $57.28. With its current market cap of 13.20 billion, HTHT has annualized dividend of $0.21 while the current yield stands at 0.51%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.07.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of HTHT was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 5.26%, but this was down by -8.55% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -4.53% while six-month performance fell -13.47%. The stock gained 12.22% in the past year, while it has lost -3.23% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for HTHT yields 0.45 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.83. For the next quarter, that number is 0.43. This implies an EPS growth rate of -292.00% for this year and 11.60% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 26.05% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -16.40%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 318.73 million HTHT shares are outstanding with a float of 315.43 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 12.04 million, which was 3.78% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Qi Ji as the firm’s Founder & Exec. Chairman, Mr. Jiong Wu serves as its Co-Founder & Independent Director.
Other institutions hold 25.28% of HTHT, in contrast to 24.55% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in HTHT with 8.60% of the stake, Invesco Advisers, Inc. holds 27,411,766 shares worth 27,411,766. A second-largest stockholder of HTHT, The Vanguard Group, Inc., holds 6,332,292 shares, controlling over 1.99% of the firm’s shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors is the third largest shareholder in HTHT, holding 5,651,431 shares or 1.77% stake. With a 7.70% stake in HTHT, the Invesco Developing Markets Fund is the largest stakeholder. A total of 24,539,256 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Schroder ISF – Asian Opportunitie, which owns about 0.95% of HTHT stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 3,012,164 shares valued at 121.33 million. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock I holds 0.92% of the stake in HTHT, owning 2,926,311 shares worth 117.87 million.
An Overview of Recent Financials:
Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Jun 29, 2023, HTHT reported revenue of $3.38B and operating income of $8.00M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $430.00M and diluted EPS was -$1.10.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for HTHT since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With HTHT analysts setting a high price target of $465.76 and a low target of $364.46, the average target price over the next 12 months is $417.10. Based on these targets, HTHT could surge 1034.62% to reach the target high and rise by 787.84% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 916.08% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy.
Dividends & Yield:
In terms of dividends, HTHT has a dividend of $0.26 is likely to be paid on average over the next five years. Dividend yield is another indicator that appeals to many investors, and HTHT currently yields $0.60. In the past year, HTHT’s dividend yield has been $0.60, but when looking at the stock over the past five years, its yield has been $0.96. Accordingly, HTHT has a current buyback yield of $0.39. This was $0.39 for the TTM.