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Marriott International posted bigger-than-expected Q2 losses

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
14 September 2020
Marriott posted its first quarterly decline in almost a decade.

We all know that the hotelier industry was amongst the most affected by the pandemic. If last week, Hilton posted higher-than-expected quarterly losses, today the American Marriott released its financial report. 

Marriott posted bigger-than-expected losses as the pandemic led to a plunge in bookings. 

The revenue figures came in at $1.46 billion, 72.4% lower than last year’s numbers. It underperformed the $1.68 billion expected. After adjustment, Marriott had a loss per share of 64 cents. 

Revenue per available room dropped by 84.4% at a global level, while in the US shed 83.6%. For this year, Marriott expects the room booking to grow by 2% up to 3%.

Marriott stock price slid 3.8% after the report. Year-to-date the share price fell 40.3%, while the USA500 is up 3.73%.

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.