STR: U.S. hotel profits fell 116.9% in April
 
STR: U.S. hotel profits fell 116.9% in April
29 MAY 2020 8:33 AM

U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room fell 116.9% year over year in April, according to STR's monthly P&L data. 

BROOMFIELD, Colorado—U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room fell 116.9% during April 2020, according to the latest monthly P&L data release from STR.

In a year-over-year comparison with April 2019, the industry reported the following:

  • GOPPAR: -116.9% to US-$17.98
  • TRevPAR: -92.9% to US$17.39
  • EBIDTA PAR: -140.2% to US-$32.30
  • LPAR (Labor Costs): -72.8% to US$20.80

“Whereas only the later portion of March was affected, April was the country’s first full month in the COVID-19 world, and the impact on U.S. hotel profitability was historic,” said Joseph Rael, STR’s senior director of financial performance. “As we have reported, occupancy levels hit the floor near the middle of the month, leaving many properties positioned to lose money by keeping their doors open. That led to more than 5,100 temporary closures around the country.”

Among top markets, Houston reported the steepest year-over-year GOPPAR decline (-135.3%), followed by Chicago (-134.6%) and San Francisco/San Mateo (-133.6%).

At a class level, luxury properties saw the worst decrease in GOPPAR (-124.5%).

“As we’ve noted in our weekly performance releases, occupancy and ADR levels have trended upward over the last six weeks into late May,” Rael said. “It will be interesting to monitor how much revenue outside of room sales will come in when we process profitability metrics next month.”

Full April profitability slides are available HERE. Industry stakeholders interested in Monthly P&L participation should contact MonthlyPnL@STR.com. Those interested in subscribing to soon-to-be released reports should contact their account manager or info@STR.com.

Key profitability metrics:

TRevPAR - Total revenue per available room
GOPPAR - Gross operating profit per available room
EBITDA - Earnings before interest, income tax, depreciation, and amortization
LPAR - Total labor costs per available room

About STR
STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, an international headquarters in London, and an Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. For more information, please visit str.com and costargroup.com.
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