Forbes  Jan 15  Comment 
Acura?s entry-level luxury ILX gets a new engine for 2016. Will a new powertrain propel sales?
Automotive World  Nov 4  Comment 
Highlights include restored 1993 “Ludacris Legend”, a sport-modified 2016 Acura ILX Sports Sedan, next-generation Acura NSX supercar and 2016 ILX with Acura Genuine Accessory package Acura today thrilled the 2015 SEMA Show with multiple...
Forbes  Feb 16  Comment 
Approximately 3 years ago Acura introduced the ILX as part of the brand’s effort to focus and streamline its product offering. The ILX was supposed to attract younger buyers to Acura as a competitive entry-luxury car available at a relatively...
Automotive World  Feb 11  Comment 
With more features, more leading-edge technology and a major injection of Acura DNA, the 2016 ILX goes on sale today as the Acura gateway sports sedan with the performance, technology and style desired by younger luxury buyers. Starting with a...
Automotive World  Feb 10  Comment 
Safety has been a core element of Acura’s commitment to excellence since the brand was founded nearly three decades ago. With the launch of the 2016 ILX, the division continues to advance safety performance for not only the driver and passenger,...
Automotive World  Jan 27  Comment 
Acura marks major milestone with U.S. sales of two-million North American-made Acura vehicles ILX production begins today at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant The Acura brand today celebrated sales in the U.S. of the 2 millionth North American-made...
Automotive World  Nov 20  Comment 
Mike Accavitti, ‎Senior Vice President and General Manager, Acura Division Good morning and thanks for joining us. It’s been an exciting show so far, and we’re thrilled to be with you today to showcase a thoroughly redesigned, refreshed and...
Automotive World  Oct 20  Comment 
Acura is preparing to unveil a substantially new 2016 ILX at the L.A. Auto Show next month as the brand aims to raise the stakes again in the entry-premium sedan segment. Already bringing in more buyers under the age of 35 to the segment than any...
Automotive World  Jul 8  Comment 
14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles affected in the U.S. Halogen projector beam headlights will be replaced, free of charge One fire was reported after car was parked with engine idling and lights on for several hours No related crashes or...


ILX Resorts (AMEX: ILX) develops and operates timeshare resorts in the western United States.

Business Overview

Business Segments

2007 Revenue by Segments: Year ending Dec. 31
2007 Revenue by Segments: Year ending Dec. 31

Sales of Vacation Ownership Interests (52% of 2007 Revenue)

Resort Operating Revenue (43% of 2007 Revenue)

Interest and Finance Income (7% of 2007 Revenue)

Estimated Uncollectible Revenue (-2% of 2007 Revenue)

Business and Financial Analysis

ILX Resorts Revenue and Income ($ in millions)
Segment (Year ending Dec. 31) 2007 2006 2005
Sales of Vacation Ownership Interests 25.19 32.07 33.70
Resort Operating Revenue 20.91 19.77 19.14
Interest and Finance Income 3.56 4.05 4.05
Estimated Uncollectible Revenue -1.10 -1.40 0
Total Revenue 48.56 54.49 56.89
Operating Income[1] 1.42 4.77 4.58
Net Income[1] -0.70 2.17 6.24

Key Trends and Forces

Domestic Crude Oil Prices per Barrel: Inflation adjusted for 2007 prices
Domestic Crude Oil Prices per Barrel: Inflation adjusted for 2007 prices[2]

Rising oil prices are negatively affecting airline travel, which in turn negatively affects the hospitality industry

Resort operators such as ILX depend heavily on overall economic strength for its revenue, as people tend to travel only when they feel they have enough disposable income to afford such vacations. In the first half of 2008, however, the price of crude oil rose to $98.66/barrel, up 76.8% from the year before.[2] With this increase came the obvious increase in the price of jet fuel, as prices rose from $850/metric ton at the beginning of 2008 to $1300/ton by June.[3] As a result of these increasing prices, the International Air Transport Association drastically lowered their profit forecasts for the industry in June of 2008. The IATA now expects global airlines to collectively lose $2.3 billion if oil averages $107/barrel for 2008, and up to $6.1 billion if the price averages $135/barrel for the last six months of the year.[4]

The increasing fuel costs lead to spikes in airline prices, which in turn drastically lower the numbers of people who can afford travel costs. This in turn takes business away from hotels, as it lowers the number of tourists in need of lodging.[5]


  • Walt Disney Company (DIS) is a media and entertainment conglomerate that operates in four segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products. Disney competes with ILX through its Parks and Resorts segment, which consists of revenue from Disney's amusement parks and vacation resorts around the world. In 2007, Disney obtained 30% of total revenue from this segment, approximately $10.65 billion. Disney's wildly popular theme parks and world famous name provide a serious threat to ILX for the business of tourists around the world.[6]
  • Marriott International (MAR) is a worldwide operator and franchiser of hotels and related lodging facilities. The company's revenue is divided into five segments, all of which (such as International Lodging and Timeshare Lodging) compete with ILX Resorts. Another internationally respected name, and thus a popular choice for vacation lodging, Mariott's 2007 was $13 billion.[7]
  • Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) is the largest hotel franchiser, vacation exchange network, and vacation ownership company in the world, owning properties in four continents. In 2007, Wyndham made $3.84 billion in total revenue, with 78% (about $3 billion) coming from North American operations. This large influence on the North American market makes Wyndham another large competitor for ILX, whose entire revenue comes from North America.[8]
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) is the hotel and leisure company behind such famous brand names as Westin Hotels and Resorts, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and W Hotels.[9] Starwood operates in 5 continents, with $2.45 billion (39.8% of total revenue) coming from the United States in 2007.[10] Starwood is a threat to ILX because of its brand strength, with several well-known and respected hotel chains under its ownership.[11]
Company 2007 Revenue ($ in millions) 2007 Operating Income ($ in millions) 2007 Operating Margin
ILX Resorts[12] 45 1 2.93%
Walt Disney Company[13] 35,510 7,725 21.75%
Marriott International[7] 12,990 1,188 9.15%
Wyndham Worldwide[14] 43,600 710 16.28%
Starwood Hotels & Resorts[9] 6,153 858 13.94%


  1. 1.0 1.1 Google Finance: ILX
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inflation Data: Historical Oil Prices
  3. Wall Street Journal: More Fuel Surcharges Could Curb Air Travel
  4. New York Times: Airlines Face ‘Desperate’ Situation, Official Says
  5. ILX 2007 10-K, Item 1A: Risk Factors, page 6
  6. Wikinvest: DIS
  7. 7.0 7.1 Google Finance: LVS
  8. Wikinvest: WYN
  9. 9.0 9.1 Google Finance: HOT
  10. HOT 2007 10-K, Item 2: Properties, page 18
  11. HOT 2007 10-K, Item 1: Business, page 3
  12. Google Finance: ILX
  13. Google Finance: DIS
  14. Google Finance: WYN
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