Whitbread (OTCMKTS:WTBDY) & Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) Critical Comparison

Whitbread (OTCMKTS:WTBDYGet Free Report) and Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHHGet Free Report) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Whitbread and Choice Hotels International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Whitbread 1 0 1 0 2.00
Choice Hotels International 3 3 1 0 1.71

Choice Hotels International has a consensus price target of $129.83, indicating a potential upside of 3.51%. Given Choice Hotels International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Choice Hotels International is more favorable than Whitbread.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Whitbread and Choice Hotels International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Whitbread N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Choice Hotels International $1.40 billion 4.51 $332.15 million $5.56 22.56

Choice Hotels International has higher revenue and earnings than Whitbread.


This table compares Whitbread and Choice Hotels International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Whitbread N/A N/A N/A
Choice Hotels International 19.27% 223.30% 14.13%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.8% of Choice Hotels International shares are held by institutional investors. 23.1% of Choice Hotels International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Choice Hotels International beats Whitbread on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Whitbread

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Whitbread plc operates hotels and restaurants in the United Kingdom, Germany, and internationally. It operates hotels with rooms in the United Kingdom; Middle East; and Germany under the Premier Inn, ZIP by Premier Inn, and hub by Premier Inn brands. The company operates restaurants under the Brewers Fayre, Beefeater, Cookhouse & Pub, Bar+Block Steakhouse, Thyme, and Table Table brands in the United Kingdom. Whitbread plc was founded in 1742 and is headquartered in Dunstable, the United Kingdom.

About Choice Hotels International

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Choice Hotels International, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor. The company operates through Hotel Franchising & Management and Other segments. It franchises lodging properties under the brand names of Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Clarion Pointe, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Everhome Suites, Cambria Hotels, Ascend Hotel Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inn & Suites, Radisson Inn & Suites , Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Individuals, and Radisson Collection. The company also develops and markets cloud-based property management software to non-franchised hoteliers. Choice Hotels International, Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

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