Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Hostelworld Group LSE:HSW London Ordinary Share GB00BYYN4225 ORD EUR0.01
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.00p -1.02% 387.00p 378.00p 387.50p 397.50p 375.00p 385.50p 38,620 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 68.6 0.1 0.0 44,077.4 369.86

Hostelworld Share Discussion Threads

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25/4/2018
13:21
13 Million views now. The Android App is designated a Play Store Editors' Choice with 1 Million downloads. I look forward to their next market update.
aishah
23/4/2018
09:12
Daily Mail writeup has pretty much no information in it. www.dailymail.co.uk/money/investing/article-5639857/SHARE-PUNT-WEEK-Hostelworld-allows-budget-travellers-cheap-accommodation.html
trytotakeiteasy
21/4/2018
11:46
Page 105 of the Daily Mail today
john09
20/4/2018
09:23
The Ad views keep motoring on YouTube. Now 8.3m - almost 40% of her twitter followers.
aishah
18/4/2018
14:35
YouTube views now at 6.5 Million!
aishah
13/4/2018
08:31
YouTube views now 2.2 million! Compare that to 50 Cents (358k) and Chris Eubank (330k) for their ads. This is a massive publicity drive for HSW. Surely must reflect in bookings.
aishah
10/4/2018
23:12
Tweet to 21 million followers: They booked me in a hostel... €561; Full drama here: httPs://t.co/EMmzfyUTYS @hostelworld #ad htTps://t.co/3BMNE9ZqrV YouTube views already at 440k!
aishah
10/4/2018
22:22
Its in a lot of media. Very good publicity for HSW "For some reason, someone thought it would be funny to book me in a hostel,” Mariah said in a press release about the ad. Well, she swapped out $35,000-a-month ($1,167 per night) mansion for a room in the Casa Gracia, where accommodations start at just $40 a night. It’s a bit of a change, but one that Mariah found amazing. “To mine and everyone’s surprise, the hostel was fabulous! It was super clean, modern and spacious. I say give hostels a go, it could be a great choice for all you world travelers out there!” So, if a woman half-a-billion dollars gives her approval, you know it’s good. htTps://www.google.co.uk/amp/hollywoodlife.com/2018/04/09/mariah-carey-hostelworld-commercial-ad-watch/amp/
aishah
10/4/2018
20:47
Well I think Mariah Carey has had an impact on the price today. Great Ad. Must have cost a fortune, but it will no doubt have a positive impact on bookings.
topvest
10/4/2018
20:09
Very interesting price action today. I got this very wrong. The below sounded to me like a veiled profit warning. Bookings up, revenue and profit flat/down is what it really says. The market liked it though. Baffled! Outlook In recognition of the importance of technology in our business, we invested in a new development centre in Porto in 2017 and plan to substantially expand our commitment there in 2018 in order to increase the pace and volume of new product features and functionality for our customers and hostel partners. Market conditions, particularly in Europe, remain uncertain and while volume bookings in the first quarter of 2018 are in line with expectations, weaker exchange rates, particularly for the US dollar, remain a significant headwind. We continued our program of pricing initiatives in Q1 2018, with changes to base rate commissions making a positive contribution to ABV. In addition, the pilot launch of our new free cancellation booking option in February 2018, resulted in a noticeable increase in conversion and booking levels. We therefore plan to introduce this model more widely, which we see as a key strategic move for the business. We anticipate this product to be earnings enhancing in the medium term but will result in a deferral of revenue recognition which will impact reported earnings in 2018, its first year, but will not impact on cash receipts. This new product together with increased technology investment will substantially improve our offering to customers and our competitive position and underpins the Board's confidence that we will see bookings growth in 2018 and beyond.
topvest
10/4/2018
12:55
Diva Extraordinaire Mariah Carey Is the New Face of Hostels Everywhere Mariah Carey has been emancipated from her lavish lifestyle of five-star hotels and was gleefully inducted into the life of a hostel-goer who shares showers with countless other travelers on a budget. In a new commercial for Hostelworld, a booking website, Mariah rolls up to her hostel in a vintage limousine. htTps://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a19725949/mariah-carey-face-hostels-hostelworld/ hTtps://www.hostelworld.com/
aishah
10/4/2018
12:50
Peel Hunt, BUY. 475p target
aishah
10/4/2018
12:11
Sloppy headline shown on news feed - the FD said they were stepping down in December. Trying to create headlines from old news
davr0s
10/4/2018
09:08
Results are very much an invest for growth story. No special dividend. I quite like it as bookings growth and investment are what will drive the business. The technology investment is also good. I make it 17.5X historic P/E stripping out cash and 18.42X with cash. Final dividend about 2.86%. So after that is paid the historic P/E is about 17.9X. Not overly expensive but not cheap. If the investment and new strategy boots booking growth it has to be good. Cash isn't affected by the new strategy this year (cancellations) only revenue. Bookings in Q1 were in-line with expectations.
trytotakeiteasy
10/4/2018
08:05
Great results, but a bit of a negative outlook. Revenue deferral, exchange rates and challenging conditions. I've sold out for now. Bought at 179p after the last profit warning so a nice return.
topvest
09/4/2018
18:12
Quant - they seem to spend like crazy on marketing at present. They also have a number of other businesses. I am not sure there is a complimentary business they can buy. They have their niche in hostel booking. Not really sure where else would help that niche. The key thing here, in my view, is defending their niche and benefiting from the growth of hostel accommodation. Anything they can do to meet this objective must be positive.
trytotakeiteasy
08/4/2018
23:21
There are various ways in which management could use the cash to increase earnings eg. New Marketing Channels, Sponsorship, JVs, and of course acquisition of a complementary business (as GOCO did recently). In the case of HSW this could be done largely from cash reserves and be earnings accretive. It does seem that the market expects some kind of earnings surprise as figures that are in line with broker forecasts normally retrace on results day. In the case of HSW with recent share price weakness this might be less likely.
quant_investor
08/4/2018
20:48
quant_investor - Your previous points about HSW were valid in terms of the weak pace of second half growth. The valuation had also crept up to a forward P/E of about 20X. However, there is probably about 5% cash so that is about 19X excluding cash. Use of cash - I don't think they really need much cash to grow given that they have the platform. They could spend on a marketing campaign but that is probably about it. Their major cost is already marketing. Agree that the outlook statement will be important. HSW versus GOCO - I think you have to remember that GOCO has a fair bit of debt and is in a market that is increasingly mature. Also GOCO has to compete with companies offering similar services. HSW has no debt and travel should be a long-term growth area. HSW is also the leader in its niche. People want to travel whereas people don't need to switch energy supplier. So I quite like HSW for is secular growth potential and market leading position. However, HSW could be crushed by companies like Booking Holdings.
trytotakeiteasy
05/4/2018
23:20
GOCO is quite undervalued imo. I have taken some profits here recently.dyor
aishah
05/4/2018
19:04
Would have been better selling over £4 but you can’t always get out at the top. The recent share price weakness in part maybe due to profit taking in advance of results as the shares had been on a pretty good run. Others may have needed to realise gains prior to the end of the tax year. I’ll look at the results and outlook statements carefully and reconsider my position (I have a bit of cash on the sidelines) I would prefer HSW to try and use the cash rather than pay a special dividend. Valuation and growth look more appealing at GOCO perhaps?
quant_investor
29/3/2018
15:36
quant_investor - looks like you may have been right to sell. Results on 10th I think. Hopefully a special dividend and positive outlook.
trytotakeiteasy
14/3/2018
18:53
Discussed here: ukinvestormagazine.co.uk/hostelworld-defends-niche/ Not a clear cut situation as although Hostelworld may be a leader in hostel booking it is up against much larger competitors. In theory a good business with growth prospects but in practice no one has to use its app. They can use booking.com or another rival or just book directly.
trytotakeiteasy
14/3/2018
09:03
Peel Hunt upgrades to BUY and sets 475p target.
aishah
19/2/2018
18:35
I’ll be more concerned with how my PF does as a whole (of which HSW was only ever a small %) though if it continues as it has in recent years I’ll be happy enough :-)
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