Dalata Hotel Group, could burn through €12m of cash per month in the second half of the year if the Covid-19 disruption lingers and the business fails to generate any revenue, Goodbody has claimed.
However, it sees this as being an unlikely worst-case scenario - with the majority of hotels being able to reopen on July 20 - but a manageable one, given Dalata’s ample cash resources.
“Post the sale and lease back of the Charlemont Hotel [in Dublin] Dalata has approximately €200m of liquidity to navigate through this crisis. We estimate that cash burn, even in a zero-revenue scenario, is approximately €12m in the second half,” said Goodbody analyst Paul Ruddy.
New industry-wide figures show that revenue per available room – or RevPAR – fell by almost 90% in Dublin hotels on a year-on-year basis in April, with occupancy standing at just 12.6%.
Regional hotel RevPAR was down 75%, with occupancy at just 27%.