Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) - Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by WMIntelligence

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									Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.                                                       Financial Snapshot

                                                                                  Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                       Suite 1500, 6903 Rockledge Drive,          The company reported revenue of US$5,286 million
Headquarters Address
                                       Bethesda, 20817,United States of America   during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                                  revenue grew at a CAGR of 0.81% during 2008–
Telephone                              + 1 240 7441000
                                                                                  2012, with an annual growth of 7.35% over 2011. In
                                                                                  2012, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                    N/A                                        7.25%, as against 6.62% in 2011.

Website                                www.hosthotels.com
                                                                                  Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          HST, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                    233

Fiscal Year End                        December

Revenue (in US$ million)               5,286




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                              Weaknesses                                 Return on Equity

Enhanced financial leverage            Overdependence on the US region            The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                                  0.89% for 2012, as compared to its peers, Wyndham
                                                                                  Worldwide Corporation (Ticker: WYN), Vornado
Strong operating performance                                                      Realty Trust (Ticker: VNO) and Ashford Hospitality
                                                                                  Trust, Inc. (Ticker: AHT), which recorded ROEs of
Strong property portfolio                                                         20.73%, 9.01% and -6.46% respectively. The
                                                                                  company reported an operating margin of 7.25% in
                                                                                  2012.
Opportunities                          Threats
Amendment in Visa Waiver Program       Risks related to competitive               Return on Equity
(VWP)                                  brandjacking
                                       Risks related to unforeseen
Positive outlook for US T&T industry
                                       circumstances

Strategic growth initiatives




                                                                                  Financial Leverage

                                                                                  The company reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.79 in
                                                                                  2012,     as compared to its peers, Wyndham
                                                                                  Worldwide Corporation, Vornado Realty Trust and
                                                                                  Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., which recorded debt to
                                                                                  equity    ratios   of    2.36,     1.65     and   2.81
                                                                                  respectively.Furthermore, in 2012,        the company
                                                                                  recorded a debt to capital ratio of 0.42, as compared
                                                                                  to its peers, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation,
                                                                                  Vornado Realty Trust and Ashford Hospitality Trust,
                                                                                  Inc., which recorded debt to capital ratios of 0.61,
                                                                                  0.51 and 0.68 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.2       Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 6
    1.3       Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ...........................................................
								
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