Why Interval Leisure Group Shares Dropped

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What: Shares of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG  ) were getting left behind today, falling as much as 15% after a disappointing quarterly earnings report.

So what: Adjusted EPS of $0.19 a share matched estimates, while revenues grew 9.8% to $117 million, in line with expectations as well. GAAP net income was breakeven on account of early non-cash debt extinguishment, but adjusted earnings were actually slightly below last year's total. Free cash flow for the first nine months of the year is down nearly 20% from a year ago. The company made strong gains in its Management and Rental segment but took a hit on gross margins, which led to the negative bottom-line growth. CEO Craig Nash said the company was making strides in its efforts to "diversify its fee-for-service offerings."

Now what: Shares bounced back after hitting lows near the open. Investors may be expecting more of the timeshare and vacation-rental specialist, especially considering its P/E of 23. With no bottom-line growth and a projected revenue increase in the single digits in the coming quarters, investors can probably find better places to put their money.

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  • Report this Comment On August 15, 2013, at 2:32 PM, barbie15fletcher wrote:

    Plenty of families buy timeshares with the expectation that swapping properties with others will allow them to vacation all over the world. This is not often the case, and may be more trouble than it’s worth. Even if you do have a timeshare worth swapping into, it requires a lot of research into each possible swap location before finalizing your plans. You don’t want to end up swapping to a location that has poor maintenance records, few amenities, and a bad surrounding area. Unless you join a very active network that has dozens of interested swappers every day, you might find this swapping process difficult and a hassle. This is a good article on how to do a timeshare trade without any timeshare exchange company:

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