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logoMorningstarMarch 02, 2021

Choice Hotels International, Inc.: Choice's Nonurban Portfolio Resonating With the Current Road Trip Preference

Symbols
CHH
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Current Price
$109.48
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Choice Hotels operates 598,000 rooms across 13 brands addressing the economy and midscale segments. Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites are the largest brands (28% of the company's total domestic rooms), while Ascend and Cambria (6% of total domestic rooms) are newer lifestyle and select-service brands experiencing strong demand prior to COVID-19. Choice added its 13th brand with the launch of extended-stay brand Everhome in January 2020. Franchises are 99% of total revenue, and the United States represents 78% of total rooms.

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Analyst Profile

Dan Wasiolek

Senior Equity Analyst
Dan Wasiolek is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers gaming, lodging, and online travel.Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Wasiolek spent 16 years as an analyst and portfolio manager covering U.S. mid- and large-cap strategies for Driehaus Capital Management.Wasiolek holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the DePaul University Kellstadt School of Business.