U.S. Full-Service Hotels Report Positive Profit Growth in Q1 2018

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Full-service hotels in the United States posted a 1.8 percent year-over-year (YOY) increase in profit per room in Q1 2018. This marks the third consecutive year of GOPPAR growth for the period, according to the latest poll of full-service U.S. hotels from HotStats.

The profit growth was driven by a 2.2 percent increase in TrevPAR as hotels delivered record revenue increases across all departments. The 2018 over Q1 2017 TrevPAR growth contributed to the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) increase of 5.0 percent per annum over the last four years—to $259.68 in Q1 2018—an uplift of almost $20 from Q1 2015.

Even as profits grow, full-service hotels in the United States are wrestling with rising costs. Labor has grown to 35.8 percent of total revenue in Q1 2018 from 33.4 percent in Q1 2015.

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Even though GOPPAR reflects a CAGR of +2.9 percent per annum over the last four years, HotStats says that the froth may be coming off profit conversion. GOP as a proportion of total revenue fell to 37.2 percent in Q1 2018, from 37.3 percent in Q1 2017. Moreover, flow through in the last two years has fallen from 51 percent in Q1 2017 to 31 percent in Q1 2018.

 

U.S. Hotel Market Profit & Loss Key Performance Indicators (in USD)

KPIs

Q1 2015

Q1 2016

Q1 2017

Q1 2018

Year-on-Year Mvmt

CAGR Mvmt

Q1 2015 -Q1 2018

RevPAR

$146.48

$150.82

$155.96

$158.66

+2.2%

+2.6%

TrevPAR

$240.23

$244.48

$254.01

$259.68

+3.2%

+5.0%

Labor Costs as a Percent of Total Revenue

33.4%

33.8%

35.4%

35.8%

+0.3 pts

GOPPAR

$88.47

$89.88

$94.76

$96.51

+1.8%

+2.9%

GOP as a Percent of Total Revenue

36.8%

36.8%

37.3%

37.2%

-0.1 pts