China Lodging Group Limited Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

China Lodging Group Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, August 15th. China Lodging Group Ltd. operates a hotel chain in China. The Company mainly utilizes a lease-and-operate model, under which they directly operate hotels that are typically located in prime locations of selected cities. China Lodging also employs a franchise-and-manage model, under which they manage franchised hotels.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to China Lodging Group Limited Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.17 per share on revenues of $1.02 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 38.04.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.79 to a profit $1.75. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.56, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how China Lodging Group Limited has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 195 263 357 518
Diluted EPS ($) 0.14 0.56 0.30 0.45

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 133.23 142.19 141.76 139.59
Diluted EPS ($) 0.18 0.25 0.05 0.00

Past Performance:
China Lodging Group Limited has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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