Marriott International (MAR-$28.04) learned the hard way that moving from a cash-based business like lodging to a financing-based business like timeshares wasn’t without risk – especially when consumers go bust and credit markets dry up. Going forward, the hotelier will no longer invest its own capital into new luxury-residential and new timeshare properties. Can the company avoid triggering the debt leverage covenant of its revolver credit line by selling off parts of its $1.5 billion in timeshare inventory? To read more about the near “junk status” of Marriott’s indebtedness, click on BNET TRAVEL industry….
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