IFA Hotel & Touristik AG (IFA) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by WMIntelligence

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									IFA Hotel & Touristik AG

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IFA Hotel & Touristik AG                                                              Financial Snapshot

                                                                                      Operating Performance
Fast Facts
Headquarters Address
                                          Duesseldorfer Strasse 50, Duisburg,         The company reported revenue of US$140 million
                                          47051,Germany                               during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                                      revenue declined at a compounded rate of 2.60%
Telephone                                 + 49 203 992760
                                                                                      during 2008–2012, with an annual decline of 5.17%
                                                                                      over 2011. In 2012, the company recorded an
Fax                                       + 49 203 9927690                            operating margin of 13.16%, as against 13.20% in
                                                                                      2011.
Website                                   www.ifahotels.com

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange             IFA, XETRA                                  Revenue and Margins

Number of Employees                       1,803

Fiscal Year End                           December

Revenue (in US$ million)                  140




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                                 Weaknesses
                                                                                      Return on Equity
Broad offerings                           Limited financial leverage
                                                                                      The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                                      10.28% for 2012, as compared to its peers,
Strategic locations                       Limited liquidity position                  InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (Ticker: IHG),
                                                                                      Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (Ticker:
Strong operating performance                                                          HOT) and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Ticker: H), which
                                                                                      recorded ROEs of 176.62%, 17.92% and 1.83%
                                                                                      respectively. The company reported an operating
Opportunities                             Threats
                                                                                      margin of 13.16% in 2012.
Growing youth and student travel          Adverse changes in search engine
market                                    logic                                       Return on Equity
Positive outlook for travel and tourism
                                          Economic instability of the EU region
industry in Europe
                                          Risk related to online identity theft and
                                          hacking




                                                                                      Liquidity Position

                                                                                      The company reported a current ratio of 1.16 in 2012,
                                                                                      as compared to its peers, InterContinental Hotels
                                                                                      Group PLC, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,
                                                                                      Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which recorded
                                                                                      current ratios of 0.85, 0.95 and 2.84 respectively. As
                                                                                      of December 2012, the company recorded cash and
                                                                                      short-term investments of worth US$31 million,
                                                                                      against US$11 million current debt. The company
                                                                                      reported a debt to equity ratio of 1.45 in 2012 as
                                                                  
								
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