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Playa Hotels & Resorts (NasdaqGS:PLYA) Q3 Earnings: What Can You Expect?


Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NasdaqGS:PLYA) is scheduled to report Q3 earnings results after markets close for trading on November 4, 2020.

The company is expected to report earnings of -$0.46/share on revenue of $23.125 million. The consensus earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.46/share is based on a poll of 4 analysts and represents a decline in eps of -102.0% over the same quarter last year, when the company reported earnings of -$0.23/share.

The revenue forecast of $23.125 million based on a poll of 4 analysts implies a year-over-year (YoY) decline in revenue of −82.6%. Last year the company reported $132.8 million in revenue for the quarter.

Expected to report EPS of -$0.46/share for Q3, 2020
Metric Expected Prior Year YoY Change
Revenue $23.13 $132.82 −82.6%
EPS -$0.46 -$0.23 -102.0%

Earnings Call Trends

Historically, management has exceeded analyst expectations 4 out of the last 8 tracked quarters, and missed expectations 4 quarters.

What are your expectations from Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. for earnings this quarter? Let us know in the comments!

Analyst Expected vs. Reported EPS
Quarter Expected Reported Surprise Result
Q2, 2020 -$0.48 -$0.46 3.4% Beat
Q1, 2020 $0.13 $0.02 −84.4% Missed
Q4, 2019 -$0.13 -$0.08 38.1% Beat
Q3, 2019 -$0.16 -$0.23 -45.3% Missed
Q2, 2019 -$0.02 $0.01 152.7% Beat
Q1, 2019 $0.18 $0.36 -100.0% Beat
Q4, 2018 $0.01 $0 -100% Missed
Q3, 2018 -$0.05 -$0.07 -40.0% Missed

In the following table, we summarize the company’s stock price movements after earnings releases. The “Price Day Prior” column shows the closing stock price on the day before the earnings report, and the “Price Next Day” column shows the stock price at the end of the trading day after the earnings report. After the last earnings report for the period ending June 30, 2020, the stock price reacted by increasing 3.8%.

Stock Price Performance After Earnings
Report Date Price Day Prior Price Next Day Change % Result
August 6, 2020 $3.67 $3.81 3.8% Increase
May 11, 2020 $2.05 $2.29 11.7% Increase
February 27, 2020 $6.35 $5.30 −16.5% Decline
November 6, 2019 $8.48 $7.88 −7.1% Decline

The other question to consider is one of earnings manipulation. There is a lot of pressure on management each quarter to deliver on earnings expectations. The Beneish M-Score is a statistical model that provides some insight into whether the company might be manipulating earnings. With a Beneish M-Score of −3.33, the model suggests that the company is not likely to be an earnings manipulator. A value of −3.33 implies a 0.0% chance of earnings manipulation.

Fundamentals And Technical Analysis

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. is currently trading at $3.96/share, down −5.6% for the day. The company is trading at approximately 46.7% of its 52-week high of $8.59/share. The company’s stock price is up 4.1% since the last earnings report and up 2.5% over the previous week. The company’s 14 Day Relative Price Index (RSI) of 50.86 suggests the company is trading in technically neutral territory. The RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30.

NasdaqGS:PLYA Stock Price Chart
Source: Finbox

The current share price implies a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of −3.42 and a forward P/E multiple of −3.06.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.’s current share price also implies a price-to-book (P/B) multiple of 0.76. The following table summarizes some other key fundamental ratios:

Data as of October 28, 2020
Metric Value
Last Reported Fiscal Period Key FY2020.Q2
Period End Date June 30, 2020
Stock Price (Current) $3.96
P/E Ratio −3.4x
P/E Ratio (Fwd) −3.1x
PEG Ratio 0.0
Total Debt / Total Capital 69.9%
Levered Free Cash Flow -$166.6 million
EV / EBITDA 47.5x


Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of $564.9 million and a total enterprise value of $1.627 billion. The company operates in the Consumer Discretionary sector and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. owns, operates, and develops all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in various vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. The company operates its resorts under eight brand names. As of October 16, 2020, it owned a portfolio of 21 resorts comprising 8,172 rooms located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

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