Blackstone scopes Branson

26 Billion dollars, more than most nation's Gross Domestic Product GDP, was the price Blackstone paid to purchase Hilton. The top brass is in Branson adding pressure to the Branson Convention Center Management - an experimental business development deal with the city of Branson.
If it works, the project will serve as a model for future developments. Hilton's staff is stressfully putting together the final pieces of the project with 30 days before the center will open.
The Hilton is currently managing two hotels, the soon to be completed Branson convention center and inevitably the parking in downtown Branson. Daily tours of Branson's first crop of groups booking the Convention center are being pulled through daily.
One of the groups, Branson Collector Car Auction, was the first to book and will be the third group to rent the facility...

Blackstone Vital Stats
Share Related Items
Mkt. Cap. (Mil) $ 6,854.65
Shares Out (Mil) 234.67

Dividend Information
Yield % 0.00
Annual Dividend 0.00
Payout Ratio (TTM) % 0

Gross Margin (TTM) % 0.00
Operating Margin (TTM) % 94.10
Profit Margin (TTM) % 26.00
Valuation Ratios
Price/Earnings (TTM) 2.40
Price/Sales (TTM) 0.79
Price/Book (MRQ) $ 2.41
Price/Cash Flow (TTM) $ 3.10

Per Share Data
Earnings (TTM) $ 12.33
Sales (TTM) $ 37.11
Book Value (MRQ) $ 12.14
Cash Flow (TTM) $ 9.52

Management Effectiveness
Return on Equity (TTM) 78.40
Return on Assets (TTM) 5.80
Return on Investment (TTM) 52.80
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio (MRQ) NA Current Ratio (MRQ) NA LT Debt/Equity (MRQ) 0.49
Total Debt/Equity (MRQ) NA
Mil = Millions MRQ = Most Recent Quarter TTM = Trailing Twelve Months
Financial Snapshot
Revenue $ 8.7 B
Total Net Income $ 2.3 B
Earnings Per Share $ 12.33
EBITDA $ 8.2 B
Long Term Debt $ 976.0 M