Leisure stocks all over the world have taken a hit since the pandemic started and suffered like all major stocks. But with the vaccine insight and some parts of the world already being vaccinated, leisure stocks are seen as a good investment once again. 2021 is predicted to be the year of leisure stocks’ recovery and this is mainly due to the Covid-19 vaccine news. The leisure industry basically consists of companies which provide recreation products and certain services ranging from travel, golf courses, outdoor spaces, and swimming pools. And while many of these stocks have tanked recently, there are a few stocks which are showing potential in overcoming the pandemic that created havoc.
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK)
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK) has been one of the third biggest exhibitor in the United States in terms of market shares due to its 553 theatres and 5,974 screens in sixteen different countries. CNK’s administration performed particularly well during the pandemic because it closed its less profitable theatres and cut its expenses for unnecessary operations. High management also removed dividends for a short amount of time and helped in keeping the balance sheet in a positive position at $0.5 billion while refusing to take any salary until operations returned to normal. While nearly 65 percent of Cinemark’s theatres are open, they are still lower in a capacity as compared to before. With the end of the pandemic in sights, it is likely that people will once again return to activities such as movies at theatres.
Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN)
While hotels have also been hampered by the pandemic and social distancing, reopening has started again through a laborious process. Hotels have the ability to tolerate empty rooms with less damage than airlines. And since the virus has spread across time, the damage is easier to contain as well which will lead to a quicker recovery. And Wynn Resorts has had a reputation on Wall Street for winning but it is still a new brand management team which faces its own challenges. As stocks fall to $67 per share, Wynn Resort’s stocks will recover with the trend of higher lows remaining intact off the coronavirus bottom.
Carnival Corp (NYSE: CCL)
Carnival Corporation is a British-American owned leisure cruise industry giant which is actually the largest cruise company in terms of travel leisure globally. Carnival owns more than 100 ships which provide services to 10 top line cruise brands. It is also a part of FTSE 250 and S&P 500 indices. Even in the midst of the pandemic, the company has held $8.2 billions in cash and has also held cash equivalents towards the end of its last quarter. Carnival’s share price also went up by 15 per cent towards the end of last year and its stock is expected to recover once travel reopens. The company also made up some percentage of its losses during the holiday season last year when it offered special deals and discounts.