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Fitch Ratings confirmed Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.’s IDR rating and senior secured credit rating of ‘BB+’, however their outlook remains negative. If cash flow continues to grow and deleverage rate remains high The company could be able to stabilize its outlook.
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed the IDR of Hilton Grand Vacations, Inc. (HGV) at ‘BB+’. Even though the outlook remains down, Fitch has increased its optimism about the company’s potential to lower its leverage on its balance sheet and increase cash flow from operating. The firm is likely to lower its debt by lower than five times EBITDA within the next couple of years.
Fitch one of the most prominent players in the industry, is one of three of the top credit rating agencies worldwide. Their long-term credit ratings are determined using an alphabetic scale, with AAA representing the highest quality and cash flow. “D” is a negative sign that the company is unable in its obligation to pay or fallen behind on these commitments.
A ‘BBB’/’RR4’ rating denotes an acceptable risk of default. Changes in the business environment could affect the ability of the business as well as its willingness to fulfil its obligations.
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Hilton Grand Vacations’ senior tier credit rating at “BB’/’RR4” on the basis of the renewal of its ‘BB’/’RR3 credit rating. It is based on Hilton Grand Vacations’ ability to decrease the leverage of its business to less than 5.0x the annual EBITDA. In order to reduce leverage to 1.0x the business has to commit an amount of $649 million in receivables for timeshares which are not recourse.
Hilton Grand Vacations is a international timeshare firm that creates timeshare hotels and sells vacation ownership interests (VOIs). The VOIs are also financed by the company.
Fitch is pleased with the increased emphasis of HGV on selling to new owners and expects that growth will exceed 35% in 2025. Sales from new customers accounted for around 30% of the Revenue of the company in 2Q22. While new buyer purchases bring smaller VPG, they remain profitable due to the fact that they’re commission-based and are likely to buy higher amounts of points in the near future.
Fitch Ratings confirmed Hilton Grand Vacations IDR as ‘BB’
The IDR of ‘BB’ is a reflection of HGV’s steady cash flows with a strong brand association and sound liquidity. HGV will keep improving its global ability to invest while diversifying its portfolio into higher-value-added funds. Additionally, it faces a myriad of research challenges, including having to strengthen its front office integration and risk controls systems. In addition, it must keep expanding its distribution networks and enhance operational efficiency.
Fitch believes that there is a bright future regarding HGV’s growing new-owners sales. He predicts that the amount will rise to more than 35% in 2025. In the second quarter, 30% of HGV revenue came from new owners. Even though those who are new to the market tend to possess lower VPGs than owners, they’re profitable due to their small commissions as well as tour cost. Buyers who are new typically purchase more points, which generate more revenue.
The company intends to decrease the leverage of its business to 5.0x. The calculation excludes timeshare financing net interest margins Non-recourse loans as well as additional cash source. Its anticipated reduction is determined by the growth of EBITDA and the availability of money readily available.