Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through Management and Franchise, and Ownership segments. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands to franchisees. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Tapestry Collection by Hilton brands. The company operates in North America, South America, and Central America, including all Caribbean nations; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. As of August 08, 2017, it had approximately 5,000 properties with 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
Business Analysis of Hilton
The Travel & Leisure Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how Hilton compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by Hilton to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.
Here is the performance snapshot of Hilton with an interactive chart.
- Revenue Growth: Hilton reported a revenue growth of 3.5% year-on-year during 2016. Hotels and Resorts Industry grew at 9.1% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Hilton spent 34.7% of its total revenues on COGS. Hotels and Resorts industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 61.6%
- R&D share of Revenues: Hilton R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Hilton spent 5.3% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Hotels and Resorts industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 9.6%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Hilton spent 4.6% of its total revenues on Inventories. Hotels and Resorts industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 6.5%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Hilton invested 21.0% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Hotels and Resorts industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 9.9%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Hilton invested 18.1% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Hotels and Resorts industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 19.3%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Hilton invested 76.6% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Hotels and Resorts industry average PPE investment in the same period was 57.4%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Hilton invested 104.6% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Hotels and Resorts industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 72.5%
- Net Margins: Hilton Net Margins in the year 2016 were 3.0%. Hotels and Resorts industry average Net Margins in the same period were 5.8%
Sector and Industry Association of Hilton
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Hilton is associated with Travel & Leisure Sector and Hotels and Resorts Industry.
Travel & Leisure sector is comprised of the following industries: Airline; Car Rental Services; Casino; Hotels and Resorts; Recreational Services. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Airline industry includes companies primarily engaged in providing passenger air transport.
- Car Rental Services industry includes companies engaged in providing car rental services.
- Casino industry includes providers of gambling and casino facilities.
- Hotels and Resorts industry includes operators of hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, spas and campgrounds.
- Recreational Services industry includes providers of leisure facilities and services, such as amusement and theme parks, fitness centers, cruise lines, movie theaters, racetracks, and sports teams.
Industry Ranking of Hilton
With $11.7 billion revenues, Hilton ranked number 2 of all the companies in the US Hotels and Resorts industry. There were a total of 14 public companies in the US Hotels and Resorts industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Hotels and Resorts industry by revenues during 2016 were:
- Marriott International ($17.1 billion)
- Hilton ($11.7 billion)
- Wyndham Worldwide ($5.6 billion)
- Hyatt Hotels ($4.4 billion)
- Marriott Vacations Worldwide ($1.8 billion)
- Vail Resorts ($1.6 billion)
- ILG ($1.4 billion)
- Extended Stay America ($1.3 billion)
- La Quinta Holdings ($1 billion)
- Choice Hotels International ($924.6 million)
Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework
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