Below are the three companies in the Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines industry with the highest operating margin. A healthy operating margin is required for a company to pay for its fixed costs and generate cash.
Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) is highest with an operating margin of 35.3%. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC operates a global hotel business comprised of various owned, leased, managed, and franchised hotels in countries worldwide. Thus far today, Intercontinental Hotels Group has traded 14,000 shares, vs. average volume of 261,000 shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (-0.2% to the Dow's 0.2%) and underperformed the S&P 500 (-0.2% to the S&P's 0.1%) during today's trading.
Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) is next with an operating margin of 31.0%.
Finishing up the top three is Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), with an operating margin of 22.8%.