CHICAGO (October 30, 2013) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today reported third quarter 2013 financial results as follows:
Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, said, "In the third quarter, positive demand trends in the U.S., among both transient and group guests, were accompanied by challenges in certain international markets, including China and India.
"We continue to be focused on growing fees and increasing margins while pursuing additional growth opportunities. During the quarter, we opened eleven hotels, bringing our total for the year to 35, reflecting a strong, steady pace that demonstrates our balanced approach to growing our presence in new and attractive markets. Our current base of executed contracts for new hotels is the largest it has ever been and represents approximately 40% of our current system size. Among the quarter's openings was that of the highly anticipated Andaz Maui at Wailea, marking this distinctive brand's debut into the resort segment.
"We have made significant investments in 2013 to position the Company for growth, including an investment in Playa Hotels & Resorts which will enable us to enter the rapidly growing all-inclusive resort segment and to debut two newly created brands, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. We expect to open the first two franchised resorts by year-end and anticipate that our investment in Playa and our entry into this segment will provide us with a compelling platform for growth. Earlier this month, we completed our largest single hotel acquisition and conversion to date. The Hyatt Regency Orlando, a 1,641-room award-winning, strategically located hotel will further enhance our position in the critical group market and is expected to generate strong earnings and solid returns over the long-term. These investments in our future growth were funded with cash, generated in part through asset recycling. This year we have sold six full service and three select service hotels at strong pricing while maintaining brand presence through management and franchise agreements.
"In addition to using capital to fuel growth, and consistent with our balanced, long-term approach to creating value, we continue to return capital to shareholders. Our Board of Directors recently authorized up to $200 million of additional share repurchases."
Owned and Leased Hotels Segment
Total segment Adjusted EBITDA decreased 3.5% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
Owned and leased Adjusted EBITDA increased 1.0% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 and was negatively impacted by approximately $5 million of portfolio changes related to dispositions, acquisitions and openings. See the table on page 15 of the accompanying schedules for a detailed list of portfolio changes and the year-over-year net impact to third quarter owned and leased Adjusted EBITDA.
Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA decreased 27.8% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The decrease was primarily due to portfolio changes related to openings and dispositions, including approximately $2 million related to the net impact of portfolio changes since the third quarter of 2012 and approximately $3 million related to pre-opening expenses and operating ramp-up at Andaz Maui at Wailea.
Revenue increased 3.6% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Owned and leased hotel expenses increased 4.5% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
RevPAR for comparable owned and leased hotels increased 6.0% (5.8% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Occupancy improved 100 basis points and ADR increased 4.8% (4.5% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2012.
Comparable hotel revenue increased 5.8% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Comparable hotel expenses increased 5.5% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. See the table on page 10 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotels expenses to owned and leased hotels expenses.
Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins increased 20 basis points in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012. Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins for hotels in the Americas increased 110 basis points in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012. Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins in the Americas were negatively impacted by higher benefit costs, rent increases at two hotels and higher property taxes partially offset by a non-recurring lease termination fee. Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins in ASPAC and EAME/SW Asia decreased 230 basis points in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012. Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins in ASPAC and EAME/SW Asia were negatively impacted by weaker market conditions in Seoul and a difficult comparison in London due to the Summer Olympics last year.
The following four hotels were removed from the owned and leased portfolio as they were sold during the third quarter:
The Company entered into a management or franchise agreement for each hotel listed above and therefore the hotels remain included within the Hyatt system.
Management and Franchise Fees
Total fee revenue increased 13.2% to $77 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Base management fees increased 10.8% to $41 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, primarily due to strong RevPAR performance in the Americas and newly converted hotels in EAME/SW Asia. Incentive management fees increased 11.1% to $20 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 and were primarily driven by the contribution of newly converted hotels in EAME/SW Asia. Incentive management fees from newly converted hotels in EAME/SW Asia were approximately $3 million in the third quarter of 2013, which was below the Company's expectations. Franchise fees and other revenue increased 23.1% to $16 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, primarily due to new hotels and hotels recently converted from managed to franchised.
Americas Management and Franchising Segment
Adjusted EBITDA increased 6.1% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
RevPAR for comparable Americas full service hotels increased 7.3% (7.7% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Occupancy increased 250 basis points and ADR increased 3.9% (4.3% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2012.
Group rooms revenue at comparable U.S. full service hotels increased 6.9% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Group room nights increased 3.8% and group ADR increased 3.0% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
Transient rooms revenue at comparable U.S. full service hotels increased 8.7% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Transient room nights increased 4.4% and transient ADR increased 4.2% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
RevPAR for comparable Americas select service hotels increased 4.5% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Occupancy increased 50 basis points and ADR increased 3.8% compared to the same period in 2012.
Revenue from management and franchise fees increased 10.2% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
The following eight hotels were added to the portfolio during the third quarter:
Southeast Asia, China, Australia, South Korea and Japan (ASPAC) Management and Franchising Segment
Adjusted EBITDA was flat in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
RevPAR for comparable ASPAC hotels decreased 3.0% (increased 2.1% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Occupancy increased 110 basis points and ADR decreased 4.5% (increased 0.4% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2012. RevPAR was negatively impacted by weaker demand coupled with increased supply in China.
Revenue from management and franchise fees decreased 10.5% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
The following three hotels were added to the portfolio during the third quarter:
Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia (EAME/SW Asia) Management Segment
Adjusted EBITDA increased 120.0% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The increase was primarily due to newly converted hotels.
RevPAR for comparable EAME/SW Asia hotels increased 1.2% (2.4% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Occupancy increased 210 basis points and ADR decreased 2.4% (1.3% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2012. RevPAR was negatively impacted by lower demand levels in London in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, as the third quarter of 2012 benefited from the Summer Olympics.
Revenue from management and franchise fees increased 35.7% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The increase was primarily due to newly converted hotels.
Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses
Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased 2.7% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses decreased 2.9% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. See the table on page 9 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses to selling, general, and administrative expenses.
OPENINGS AND FUTURE EXPANSION
Eleven hotels were added in the third quarter of 2013, each of which is listed above.
The Company expects that a sizable number of new properties will be opened under various Company brands in the future. As of September 30, 2013 this effort was underscored by executed management or franchise contracts for approximately 215 hotels (or approximately 50,000 rooms) across all brands. The executed contracts represent potential entry into several new countries and expansion into new markets or markets in which the Company is under-represented.
During the third quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased 702,502 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $41.28 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $29 million.
On October 29, 2013, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $200 million of the Company's common stock. The Company currently has approximately $211 million remaining under its repurchase authorization. These repurchases may be made from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise, including pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 plan, at prices that the Company deems appropriate and subject to market conditions, applicable law and other factors deemed relevant in the Company’s sole discretion. The Company is not obligated to repurchase any dollar amount or any number of shares of common stock, and repurchases may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The Company intends to pay for shares repurchased with cash from its balance sheet.
CORPORATE FINANCE / ASSET RECYCLING
During the quarter, the Company:
During the quarter, an unconsolidated hospitality venture sold the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. The Company received approximately $6 million for its equity interest and received a full repayment of a $277 million note receivable which matured in July 2013. The Company continues to manage the hotel under a long-term agreement.
Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company:
BALANCE SHEET / OTHER ITEMS
On September 30, 2013, the Company reported the following:
The Company is providing the following information for the 2013 fiscal year:
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
The Company will hold an investor conference call today, October 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. CT. The Company requests that questions be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 a.m. CT. Hyatt management will read and respond to as many submitted questions as possible. All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company's website at http://www.hyatt.com and selecting the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page, or by dialing 857.244.7559, passcode #24735226, approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. CT on October 30, 2013 through midnight on November 6, 2013 by dialing 617.801.6888, passcode #16884833. Additionally, an archive of the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations website for approximately 90 days.
We use the term Adjusted EBITDA throughout this earnings release. Adjusted EBITDA, as we define it, is a non-GAAP measure. We define consolidated Adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation plus our pro-rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA based on our ownership percentage of each venture, adjusted to exclude the following items:
We calculate consolidated Adjusted EBITDA by adding the Adjusted EBITDA of each of our reportable segments to corporate and other Adjusted EBITDA.
Our Board of Directors and executive management team focus on Adjusted EBITDA as a key performance and compensation measure both on a segment and on a consolidated basis. Adjusted EBITDA assists us in comparing our performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis because it removes from our operating results the impact of items that do not reflect our core operating performance both on a segment and on a consolidated basis. Our president and chief executive officer, who is our chief operating decision maker, also evaluates the performance of each of our reportable segments and determines how to allocate resources to those segments, in significant part, by assessing the Adjusted EBITDA of each segment. In addition, the compensation committee of our Board of Directors determines the annual variable compensation for certain members of our management based in part on consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, segment Adjusted EBITDA or some combination of both.
We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it provides investors the same information that we use internally for purposes of assessing our operating performance and making compensation decisions.
Adjusted EBITDA is not a substitute for net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, income from continuing operations, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure prescribed by GAAP. There are limitations to using non-GAAP measures such as Adjusted EBITDA. Although we believe that Adjusted EBITDA can make an evaluation of our operating performance more consistent because it removes items that do not reflect our core operations, other companies in our industry may define Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do. As a result, it may be difficult to use Adjusted EBITDA or similarly named non-GAAP measures that other companies may use to compare the performance of those companies to our performance. Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of the income generated by our business or discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business. Our management compensates for these limitations by reference to our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA supplementally.
Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expense
Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses exclude the impact of expenses related to benefit programs funded through Rabbi Trusts.
Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin
We define Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin as the difference between comparable owned and leased hotels revenue and comparable owned and leased hotels expenses. Comparable owned and leased hotels revenue is calculated by removing noncomparable hotels revenue from owned and leased hotels revenue as reported in our condensed consolidated statements of income. Comparable owned and leased hotel expenses is calculated by removing both noncomparable hotels expenses and the impact of expenses funded through Rabbi Trusts from owned and leased hotel expenses as reported in our condensed consolidated statements of income.
“Comparable systemwide hotels” represents all properties we manage or franchise (including owned and leased properties) and that are operated for the entirety of the periods being compared and that have not sustained substantial damage, business interruption or undergone large scale <>renovations during the periods being compared or for which comparable results are not available. We may use variations of comparable systemwide hotels to specifically refer to comparable systemwide North American full service or select service hotels or comparable systemwide international full service hotels for those properties that we manage or franchise within the North American and international management and franchising segments, respectively.<> “Comparable operated hotels” is defined the same as “Comparable systemwide hotels” with the exception that it is limited to only those hotels we manage or operate and excludes hotels we franchise. “Comparable owned and leased hotels” represents all properties we own or lease and that are operated and consolidated for the entirety of the periods being compared and have not sustained substantial damage, business interruption or undergone large scale renovations during the periods being compared or for which comparable results are not available. Comparable systemwide hotels and comparable owned and leased hotels are commonly used as a basis of measurement in the industry. “Non-comparable systemwide hotels” or “Non-comparable owned and leased hotels” represent all hotels that do not meet the respective definition of “comparable” as defined above.
Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)
RevPAR is the product of the average daily rate and the average daily occupancy percentage. RevPAR does not include non-room revenues, which consist of ancillary revenues generated by a hotel property, such as food and beverage, parking, telephone and other guest service revenues. Our management uses RevPAR to identify trend information with respect to room revenues from comparable properties and to evaluate hotel performance on a regional and segment basis. RevPAR is a commonly used performance measure in the industry.
RevPAR changes that are driven predominately by changes in occupancy have different implications for overall revenue levels and incremental profitability than do changes that are driven predominately by changes in average room rates. For example, increases in occupancy at a hotel would lead to increases in room revenues and additional variable operating costs (including housekeeping services, utilities and room amenity costs), and could also result in increased ancillary revenues (including food and beverage). In contrast, changes in average room rates typically have a greater impact on margins and profitability as there is no substantial effect on variable costs.
Average Daily Rate (ADR)
ADR represents hotel room revenues, divided by total number of rooms sold in a given period. ADR measures average room price attained by a hotel and ADR trends provide useful information concerning the pricing environment and the nature of the customer base of a hotel or group of hotels. ADR is a commonly used performance measure in the industry, and we use ADR to assess the pricing levels that we are able to generate by customer group, as changes in rates have a different effect on overall revenues and incremental profitability than changes in occupancy, as described above.
Occupancy represents the total number of rooms sold divided by the total number of rooms available at a hotel or group of hotels. Occupancy measures the utilization of our hotels’ available <>capacity. Management uses occupancy to gauge demand at a specific hotel or group of hotels in a given period. Occupancy levels also help us determine achievable ADR levels as demand for hotel rooms increases or decreases.
The term “select service” includes our Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands. These properties have limited food and beverage outlets and do not offer comprehensive business or banquet facilities but rather are suited to serve smaller business meetings.
Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements about our plans, strategies, occupancy and ADR trends, market share, margin trends, the number of properties we expect to open in the future, our expected adjusted SG&A expense, capital expenditures, investment spending, depreciation and amortization expense and interest expense estimates, financial performance, expected funding under performance guarantees, prospects or future events and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, general economic uncertainty in key global markets, the rate and pace of economic recovery following economic downturns; levels of spending in business and leisure segments as well as consumer confidence; declines in occupancy and average daily rate; limited visibility with respect to short and medium-term group bookings; our ability to successfully achieve certain levels of operating profit at hotels that have performance guarantees with our third-party owners; the impact of hotel renovations; our ability to successfully execute and implement our organizational realignment; loss of key personnel, including as a result of our organizational realignment; hostilities, including future terrorist attacks, or fear of hostilities that affect travel; travel-related accidents; changes in the tastes and preferences of our customers; relationships with associates and labor unions and changes in labor law; the financial condition of, and our relationships with, third-party property owners, franchisees and hospitality venture partners; if our third-party owners, franchisees or development partners are unable to access the capital necessary to fund current operations or implement our plans for growth; risk associated with potential acquisitions and dispositions and the introduction of new brand concepts; changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets where we operate; outcomes of legal proceedings; changes in federal, state, local or foreign tax law; foreign exchange rate fluctuations or currency restructurings; general volatility of the capital markets; our ability to access the capital markets; and other risks discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, which filings are available from the SEC. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt House®brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of June 30, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 524 properties in 46 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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