Hotels as a sector has started looking interesting with demand supply scenario improving. After almost a decade of lower ARRs and Occupancy ratios there seems to be a small uptick. Valuations do not seem to be stretched. The recent price movement also indicates strength.
The only concern is the limited choices of listed companies and liquidity in some of them.
A quick look at how technically many of the names are getting into 2-8 year breakouts.
Sinclairs Hotels – At a 2-5 year high. Around 250 cr of mkt cap debt free and 35 cr cash and around 350-370 rooms and some more possibility of expansions.One of the few companies in the sector that has been profitable all through and with good margins. P-E funds sold at 310 and promoters added stake at those prices. Will keep it short given my positive bias on the company
Disclosure – The author, family and friends own the stock. It has been recommended in our Advisory Services at lower levels.
Indian Hotels – Short Term breakout done but 130-135 is a big resistance. Good volumes. A rights issue recently reduces the debt and makes this one interesting.
Kamat Hotels – Although the stock turned around with huge volumes at 40s with a lot of P-E selling being absorbed the stock is now getting close to a 6-9 years high.
EIH Associated Hotels – Not far from the breakout but not a very liquid stock.
EIH Hotels – On verge of a 8 year high.
Disclosure – Recommended in Technical Traders Club
Advani Hotels – A very illiquid one but at a 2 year high.
Royal Orchid Hotels – Earlier covered on the blog at 130. Another interesting name in the hotel sector and close to a 8 year high.
There are a few more hotel stocks like Savera Inds, Orient Hotels, Asian Hotels, Jindal Hotels but not very liquid.
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