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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

May 04, 2020
Company Completes Amendment to Credit Facility Waiving Covenant Testing until Second Quarter of 2021

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. Highlights include:

  • Diluted earnings per share increased 5% to $0.23, and adjusted diluted EPS decreased 4% to $0.50.
  • Net income was $22 million for the first quarter, a 5% increase over the prior-year quarter; adjusted net income was $47 million, an 8% decrease over the prior-year quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 4% compared with the prior-year quarter, to $107 million.
  • System-wide rooms grew 2% year-over-year.
  • The Company's development pipeline grew 4% year-over-year to 189,000 rooms.
  • Global RevPAR declined 23% year-over-year in constant currency.

"During the most challenging crisis the hotel industry has ever endured, our highest priority has remained the well-being and safety of our guests, owners and team members.  We have taken the difficult but prudent measures to reduce our costs and bolster our liquidity while providing support and relief for our franchisees to help them weather this downturn," said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, chief executive officer. "Nearly 5,900 of our 6,300 hotels in the U.S. remain open, and with nearly 90% of those properties located outside of major cities in drive-to destinations that cater to a leisure customer base, we believe that our asset-light business is well positioned for a quick recovery when travel demand returns."

Revenues decreased 12% to $410 million, compared with $468 million in the first quarter of 2019. The decline includes lower pass-through cost-reimbursement revenues, which have little to no impact on adjusted EBITDA, in the Company's hotel management business. Excluding cost-reimbursement revenues, revenues declined $29 million or 9%, reflecting a 23% decline in constant-currency RevPAR, as well as lower license fees which were adversely impacted by declining travel demand.

Net income increased 5% to $22 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $21 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019 due to lower separation-related expenses associated with the Company's spin-off and a decline in overall expenses due to cost reduction initiatives, partially offset by the decline in revenue (excluding cost-reimbursement revenues). Full reconciliations of GAAP results to the Company's non-GAAP adjusted measures for all reported periods appear in the tables to this press release.

Business Segment Discussion

The following discussion of first quarter operating results focuses on revenue and adjusted EBITDA for each of the Company's segments.

 

Hotel Franchising














2020



2019



% Change


System size

769,000



745,300



3


Global RevPAR

$

25.90



$

33.76



(23)








Revenue (millions)

$

243



$

269



(10)


Adjusted EBITDA (millions)

108



113



(4)


The Company's franchised system increased 3% globally, which included the transfer of 7,100 rooms from the hotel management segment related to the CorePoint Lodging asset sales. Excluding the transfer, franchised net rooms grew 2% globally, including 40 basis point growth in the U.S. and 5% growth internationally.

RevPAR declined 23% globally due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19. In the U.S., RevPAR declined 17%, and internationally RevPAR declined 37% primarily due to a 70% decline in China.

Revenues decreased $26 million, or 10%, compared to first quarter 2019 reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on travel demand globally, while a decline in Adjusted EBITDA of $5 million, or 4%, was partially mitigated by cost savings initiatives.

 

Hotel Management














2020



2019



% Change


System size

59,300



66,800



(11)


Global RevPAR

$

50.00



$

63.25



(21)








Revenue (millions)

$

167



$

197



(15)


Adjusted EBITDA (millions)

17



16



6


The Company's managed system decreased 11% globally primarily reflecting the transfer of 7,100 rooms to the hotel franchising segment as a result of CorePoint Lodging asset sales. Excluding the transfer of rooms to the hotel franchising segment, the Company's managed system decreased 1% primarily due to the loss of rooms in the U.S. that were previously covered by unprofitable hotel management guarantees.

RevPAR declined 21% globally, primarily reflecting a 17% decline in the U.S. and a 31% decline internationally.

Revenues decreased $30 million compared to the prior-year period due to lower cost-reimbursement revenues, which have little to no impact on adjusted EBITDA. The decline in cost-reimbursement revenues is due to the loss of management properties resulting from the CorePoint Lodging asset sales and the termination of unprofitable hotel-management guarantees. Absent cost-reimbursements, revenues and adjusted EBITDA were unchanged as the unfavorable impact of COVID-19 on our owned and managed properties was offset by $5 million of management contract termination fees received from CorePoint Lodging asset sales.

Development

During the first quarter of 2020, the Company opened 58 new hotels totaling 6,200 rooms, a year-over-year decline of 47% as new construction openings were delayed in China and conversion volumes were materially lower in the U.S. during March. The Company retained 94.8% of its hotel system over the last twelve months compared to 94.7% during the same period last year. As of March 31, 2020, the Company's hotel system consisted of approximately 9,300 properties and over 828,000 rooms, a 2% year-over-year increase.

The Company's development pipeline consisted of 1,500 hotels and approximately 189,000 rooms, a 4% year-over-year room increase, or 2% decline sequentially. Approximately 58% of the Company's development pipeline is international and 72% is new construction, of which nearly 40% have broken ground.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had $749 million of cash on hand and $2.9 billion of debt outstanding, of which $2.4 billion was first lien debt. The Company's first lien leverage ratio was 2.6x as of March 31, 2020, within the 5.0x limitation of its quarterly tested leverage covenant under its credit agreement. In April, the Company amended its credit agreement and obtained a waiver of the quarterly tested leverage covenant through and including the first quarter of 2021 (unless earlier terminated by the Company, subject to certain conditions). The Company is not required to test this covenant until June 30, 2021. The covenant calculation was also modified for the second, third and fourth quarters of 2021 to use annualized EBITDA rather than the last-twelve-months EBITDA, as previously required. In return for the amendment, among other modifications, the Company agreed to maintain minimum liquidity of $200 million, pay 25 basis points of higher interest on outstanding borrowings and restrict share repurchases. The Company has the ability to make future quarterly dividend payments up to the amount of $0.16 per share, so long as liquidity is greater than $300 million. In addition, the Company has the right to elect out of the waiver period at its discretion, at which time the restrictions on dividends and share repurchases would be lifted.

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, net cash provided by operating activities was $17 million, compared to $7 million in the prior year period. The increase was driven by lower separation and transaction cash outlays.

Share Repurchases and Dividends

During the first quarter of 2020, the Company repurchased approximately 878,000 shares of its common stock for $45 million at an average price of $51.57 per share. The Company suspended its share repurchase activities in March.

The Company paid common stock dividends of $30 million, or $0.32 per share, in the first quarter of 2020.

Due to the material adverse impact on the global economy and travel demand resulting from COVID-19, the Company's Board of Directors approved a reduction in the quarterly cash dividend policy from $0.32 per share to $0.08 per share, beginning with the dividend that is expected to be declared, at the Board's discretion, in the second quarter of 2020.

Other Items

In response to the effects on travel demand as a result of COVID-19, the Company identified approximately $255 million of cash savings. In connection with these initiatives, the Company has eliminated approximately 440 positions, reduced capital spend to focus only on the highest priority projects, eliminated all non-essential spend, consolidated certain facilities and indefinitely suspended Mr. Ballotti's salary and the Company's Board of Directors' cash compensation. As a result, the Company recorded a restructuring charge of $13 million during the first quarter of 2020 and expects to incur an additional charge of $18 million during the second quarter of 2020.

The first quarter charge primarily represents future cash expenditures for the payment of severance and related benefits costs resulting from the elimination of approximately 260 positions. The Company expects this initiative to be substantially complete in the second quarter of 2020 and that annual savings realized will be approximately $30 million.

The second quarter charge will represent future cash expenditures of approximately $13 million for the payment of severance and related benefit costs resulting from the elimination of approximately 180 positions and approximately $5 million of lease-related costs. The Company expects this initiative to be substantially complete in the second quarter of 2020 and that annual savings realized will be approximately $21 million to $25 million.

Outlook

The Company's ability to assess the impact of COVID-19 on its full-year financial results continues to be limited due to the rapidly evolving circumstances and uncertainty in travel demand. As a result, the Company remains unable, at this time, to accurately predict and provide 2020 outlook.

Conference Call Information

Wyndham Hotels will hold a conference call with investors to discuss the Company's results and outlook on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Listeners can access the webcast live through the Company's website at www.investor.wyndhamhotels.com. The conference call may also be accessed by dialing 877 876-9173 and providing the passcode "Wyndham". Listeners are urged to call at least five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. An archive of this webcast will be available on the website for approximately 90 days beginning at noon ET on May 5, 2020. A telephone replay will be available for approximately ten days beginning at noon ET on May 5, 2020 at 800 839-1162.

Presentation of Financial Information

Financial information discussed in this press release includes non-GAAP measures, which include or exclude certain items. These non-GAAP measures differ from reported GAAP results and are intended to illustrate what management believes are relevant period-over-period comparisons and are helpful to investors as an additional tool for further understanding and assessing the Company's ongoing operating performance. The Company uses these measures internally to assess its operating performance, both absolutely and in comparison to other companies, and to make day to day operating decisions, including in the evaluation of selected compensation decisions. Exclusion of items in the Company's non-GAAP presentation should not be considered an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Full reconciliations of GAAP results to the comparable non-GAAP measures for the reported periods appear in the financial tables section of this press release.

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world's largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 828,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The Company's award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers 83 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com. The Company may use its website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Disclosures of this nature will be included on the Company's website in the Investors section, which can currently be accessed at www.investor.wyndhamhotels.com. Accordingly, investors should monitor this section of the Company's website in addition to following the Company's press releases, filings submitted with the Securities and Exchange Commission and any public conference calls or webcasts.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, including statements related to Wyndham Hotels' current views and expectations with respect to its future performance and operations, including revenues, earnings, cash flow and other financial and operating measures, share repurchases and dividends, restructuring charges and statements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Forward-looking statements include those that convey management's expectations as to the future based on plans, estimates and projections at the time Wyndham Hotels makes the statements and may be identified by words such as "will," "expect," "believe," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "goal," "future," "outlook," "guidance," "target," "estimate," "projection" and similar words or expressions, including the negative version of such words and expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Wyndham Hotels to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, general economic conditions; the continuation or worsening of the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, its scope, duration and impact on the Company's business operations, financial results, cash flows and liquidity, as well as the impact on the Company's franchisees and property owners, guests and team members, the hospitality industry and overall demand for travel; the success of the Company's mitigation efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the Company's performance in any recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; the performance of financial and credit markets; the economic environment for the hospitality industry; operating risks associated with the hotel franchising and management businesses; the Company's relationships with franchisees and property owners; the impact of war, terrorist activity or political strife; concerns with or threats of pandemics, contagious diseases or health epidemics, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and actions governments, businesses and individuals take in response to the pandemic, including stay-in-place directives and other travel restrictions; risks related to the acquisition of La Quinta and the Company's relationship with CorePoint Lodging; the Company's ability to satisfy obligations and agreements under its outstanding indebtedness, including the payment of principal and interest and compliance with covenants thereunder; risks related to the Company's ability to obtain financing and the terms of such financing, including access to liquidity and capital as a result of COVID-19; and the Company's ability and plans to pay dividends and to repurchase shares including the timing and amount of any future share repurchases and dividends, as well as the risks described in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and any subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.



Contacts

Investors:

Matt Capuzzi

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

973 753-6453

ir@wyndham.com

 

Media: 

Dave DeCecco  

Group Vice President, Global Communications 

973 753-7474 

WyndhamHotelsNews@wyndham.com

 


Table 1

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

INCOME STATEMENT

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended March 31,


2020


2019

Net revenues




Royalties and franchise fees

$

92



$

101


Marketing, reservation and loyalty

106



113


Management and other fees

32



39


License and other fees

21



29


Cost reimbursements

126



155


Other

33



31


Net revenues

410



468






Expenses




Marketing, reservation and loyalty

118



129


Operating

35



43


General and administrative

28



34


Cost reimbursements

126



155


Depreciation and amortization

25



29


Restructuring

13




Transaction-related, net

8



7


Separation-related

1



21


Total expenses

354



418






Operating income

56



50


Interest expense, net

25



24






Income before income taxes

31



26


Provision for income taxes

9



5


Net income

$

22



$

21






Earnings per share




Basic

$

0.23



$

0.22


Diluted

0.23



0.22






Weighted average shares outstanding




Basic

93.7



97.9


Diluted

93.9



98.2


 



Table 2


WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS


HISTORICAL REVENUE AND ADJUSTED EBITDA BY SEGMENT






The reportable segments presented below represent our operating segments for which separate financial information is available and is utilized on a regular basis by our chief operating decision maker to assess performance and allocate resources. In identifying our reportable segments, we also consider the nature of services provided by our operating segments. Management evaluates the operating results of each of our reportable segments based upon net revenues and adjusted EBITDA. We believe that adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of performance for our segments which, when considered with GAAP measures, allows a more complete understanding of our operating performance. We use these measures internally to assess operating performance, both absolutely and in comparison to other companies, and to make day to day operating decisions, including in the evaluation of selected compensation decisions. Our presentation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.



















First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year


Hotel Franchising












Net revenues












2020

$

243



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

269



331



379



300



1,279




2018

203



289



348



295



1,135




Adjusted EBITDA













2020

$

108



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

113



162



195



151



622




2018

86



129



178



122



515















Hotel Management












Net revenues












2020

$

167



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

197



201



180



190



768




2018

99



146



252



229



726




Adjusted EBITDA












2020

$

17



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

16



16



13



21



66




2018

16



8



5



18



47















Corporate and Other












Net revenues












2020

$



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

2



1



1



2



6




2018





4



3



7




Adjusted EBITDA












2020

$

(18)



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

(18)



(19)



(18)



(19)



(75)




2018

(10)



(12)



(17)



(15)



(55)















Total Company












Net revenues












2020

$

410



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

468



533



560



492



2,053




2018

302



435



604



527



1,868




Net income












2020

$

22



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

21



26



45



64



157




2018

39



21



58



43



162




Adjusted EBITDA

















2020

$

107



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019

111



159



190



153



613




2018

92



125



166



125



507




NOTE: Amounts may not add across or foot due to rounding.

See Table 7 for definitions and Table 8 for reconciliations of Total Company non-GAAP measures.

 










Table 3

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended March 31,


2020


2019

Operating activities




Net income

$

22



$

21


Depreciation and amortization

25



29


Working capital changes and other, net

(30)



(43)


Net cash provided by operating activities

17



7


Investing activities




Property and equipment additions

(7)



(9)


All other, net



(2)


Net cash used in investing activities

(7)



(11)


Financing activities




Proceeds from borrowings

744




Dividends to shareholders

(30)



(28)


Repurchases of common stock

(50)



(45)


All other, net

(17)



(5)


Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities

647



(78)


Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(2)




Net increase/(decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

655



(82)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

94



366


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

749



$

284






Free Cash Flow:




We define free cash flow to be net cash provided by operating activities less property and equipment additions, which we also refer to as capital expenditures. We believe free cash flow to be a useful operating performance measure to us and investors to evaluate the ability of our operations to generate cash for uses other than capital expenditures and, after debt service and other obligations, our ability to grow our business through acquisitions and investments, as well as our ability to return cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. This non-GAAP measure is not necessarily a representation of how we will use excess cash. A limitation of using free cash flow versus the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities as a means for evaluating Wyndham Hotels is that free cash flow does not represent the total cash movement for the period as detailed in the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows.




Three Months Ended March 31,


2020


2019

Net cash provided by operating activities (a)

$

17



$

7


Less: Property and equipment additions

(7)



(9)


Free cash flow

$

10



$

(2)




(a) Includes $15 million and $32 million of payments in connection with our acquisition of La Quinta, our spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide and our agreement with CorePoint Lodging for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 


Table 4

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

DEBT

(In millions)

(Unaudited)






As of

March 31, 2020


As of
December 31, 2019



$750 million revolving credit facility (due May 2023)

$

734



$


Term loan (due May 2025)

1,564



1,568


5.375% senior unsecured notes (due April 2026)

495



494


Finance leases

59



60


Total debt

2,852



2,122


Cash and cash equivalents

749



94


Net debt

$

2,103



$

2,028






Our outstanding debt as of March 31, 2020 matures as follows:







Amount

Within 1 year



$

21


Between 1 and 2 years



21


Between 2 and 3 years



21


Between 3 and 4 years



756


Between 4 and 5 years



10


Thereafter



2,023


Total



$

2,852


 


Table 5

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS












Three Months Ended March 31,




2020


2019


Change


% Change



Beginning Room Count (January 1)











United States

510,200



506,100



4,100



1%



International

320,800



303,800



17,000



6



Total

831,000



809,900



21,100



3














Additions











United States

2,900



5,800



(2,900)



(50)



International

3,300



5,900



(2,600)



(44)



Total

6,200



11,700



(5,500)



(47)














Deletions











United States

(6,300)



(5,300)



(1,000)



(19)



International

(2,600)



(4,200)



1,600



38



Total

(8,900)



(9,500)



600



6













Ending Room Count (March 31)










United States

506,800



506,600



200





International

321,500



305,500



16,000



5



Total

828,300



812,100



16,200



2%














Three Months Ended March 31,


FY 2019 Royalties Breakout


2020


2019


Change


% Change


System Size










United States










Economy

256,800



264,100



(7,300)



(3%)



Midscale and Upper Midscale

209,200



206,500



2,700



1



Extended Stay/Lifestyle

23,800



18,300



5,500



30



Upscale

17,000



17,700



(700)



(4)



Total United States

506,800



506,600



200




86%











International











Greater China

153,900



147,000



6,900



5


3

Rest of Asia Pacific

28,600



24,300



4,300



18


1

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

68,900



66,300



2,600



4


4

Canada

40,800



39,900



900



2


5

Latin America

29,300



28,000



1,300



5


1

Total International

321,500



305,500



16,000



5


14











Global

828,300



812,100



16,200



2%


100%

 


Table 5 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS












Three Months Ended March 31,




2020


2019


% Change


Constant Currency %

 Change (a)



Regional RevPAR Growth










United States










Economy

$

26.74



$

31.51



(15%)





Midscale and Upper Midscale

37.41



46.89



(20)





Extended Stay/Lifestyle

47.68



56.62



(16)





Upscale

74.28



91.88



(19)





Total United States

33.45



40.56



(18)















International










Greater China

5.34



17.60



(70)


(69%)



Rest of Asia Pacific

26.68



37.37



(29)


(27)



Europe, the Middle East and Africa

34.01



45.72



(26)


(23)



Canada

29.09



34.22



(15)


(14)



Latin America

29.13



34.60



(16)


(3)



Total International

18.45



28.92



(36)


(33)













Global

$

27.68



$

36.21



(24%)


(23%)













Average Royalty Rate










United States

4.6

%


4.6

%







International

2.2

%


2.1

%


10 bps






Global

4.0

%


3.8

%


20 bps










(a) Excludes the impact of currency exchange movements.

 



Table 6


WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS


HISTORICAL REVPAR AND ROOMS






First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year

Hotel Franchising












Global RevPAR (a)











2020


$

25.90



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


$

33.76



$

42.04



$

45.23



$

34.51



$

38.91



2018


$

32.34



$

41.07



$

46.34



$

35.39



$

38.86



U.S. RevPAR (a)












2020


$

31.43



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


$

37.69



$

48.65



$

51.93



$

37.96



$

44.09



2018


$

34.20



$

46.17



$

52.36



$

38.92



$

43.04



International RevPAR










2020


$

17.39



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


$

27.56



$

31.59



$

34.79



$

29.15



$

30.80



2018


$

29.39



$

32.85



$

36.42



$

29.68



$

32.09



Global Rooms (a,b,c)











2020


769,000



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


745,300



751,300



758,400



770,200



770,200



2018


697,300



725,700



731,200



742,800



742,800



U.S. Rooms (a,c)












2020


463,900



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


454,900



457,600



460,100



464,600



464,600



2018


424,500



450,900



451,100



453,900



453,900



International Rooms  (b,c)










2020


305,100



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


290,400



293,700



298,300



305,600



305,600



2018


272,800



274,700



280,100



288,900



288,900














Hotel Management











Global RevPAR (a,b)











2020


$

50.00



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


$

63.25



$

66.67



$

66.65



$

59.19



$

64.01



2018


$

77.61



$

76.52



$

68.53



$

61.00



$

68.72



U.S. RevPAR (a)












2020


$

54.35



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


$

65.58



$

71.61



$

70.75



$

60.89



$

67.32



2018


$

94.28



$

87.43



$

71.95



$

61.43



$

72.76



International RevPAR  (b)










2020


$

38.07



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


$

55.12



$

49.53



$

52.49



$

53.67



$

52.69



2018


$

61.82



$

55.08



$

55.19



$

59.36



$

57.84



Global Rooms (a,b,d)











2020


59,300



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


66,800



65,300



63,400



60,800



60,800



2018


25,700



66,700



67,000



67,200



67,200



U.S. Rooms (a,d)












2020


42,900



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


51,700



50,800



49,100



45,600



45,600



2018


12,800



53,400



53,300



52,200



52,200



International Rooms  (b)










2020


16,400



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2019


15,100



14,500



14,300



15,200



15,200



2018


12,900



13,300



13,700



15,000



15,000




































 

Table 6 (continued)


WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS


HISTORICAL REVPAR AND ROOMS


















First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year


Total System













Global RevPAR












2020


$

27.68



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019


$

36.21



$

44.06



$

46.94



$

36.36



$

40.92




2018


$

33.95



$

42.95



$

48.21



$

37.54



$

40.80




U.S. RevPAR













2020


$

33.45



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019


$

40.56



$

50.98



$

53.79



$

40.09



$

46.39




2018


$

35.91



$

48.50



$

54.42



$

41.28



$

45.30




International RevPAR














2020


$

18.45



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019


$

28.92



$

32.47



$

35.63



$

30.29



$

31.85




2018


$

30.90



$

33.89



$

37.31



$

31.08



$

33.31




Global Rooms












2020


828,300



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019


812,100



816,600



821,800



831,000



831,000




2018


723,000



792,300



798,300



809,900



809,900




U.S. Rooms













2020


506,800



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019


506,600



508,300



509,200



510,200



510,200




2018


437,200



504,300



504,500



506,100



506,100




International Rooms












2020


321,500



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a




2019


305,500



308,300



312,600



320,800



320,800




2018


285,800



288,000



293,800



303,800



303,800





(a) First quarter 2020 results reflect the reclassification of 7,100 rooms from the Hotel Management segment to the Hotel Franchising segment.

(b) Second quarter 2018 results were updated for the reclassification of 200 rooms from the Hotel Franchising segment to the Hotel Management segment.

(c) Second quarter 2018 reflects the addition of 48,200 La Quinta rooms (46,300 U.S. and 1,900 international) acquired in May 2018 and the deletion of 21,300 Knights Inn rooms (20,100 U.S. and 1,200 international) divested in May 2018.

(d) Second quarter 2018 reflects the addition of 40,400 La Quinta rooms in the U.S. acquired in May 2018.

 


Table 7

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

DEFINITIONS


Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS: Represents net income and diluted earnings per share excluding acquisition-related amortization, impairment charges, restructuring and related charges, contract termination costs, transaction-related items (acquisition-, disposition-, or separation-related) and foreign currency impacts of highly inflationary countries. We calculate the income tax effect of the adjustments using an estimated effective tax rate applicable to each adjustment.

Adjusted EBITDA: Represents net income excluding interest expense, depreciation and amortization, impairment charges, restructuring and related charges, contract termination costs, transaction-related items (acquisition-, disposition-, or separation-related), foreign currency impacts of highly inflationary countries, stock-based compensation expense and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not recognized under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or other measures of financial performance or liquidity derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, our definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Average Daily Rate (ADR): Represents the average rate charged for renting a lodging room for one day.

Average Occupancy Rate: Represents the percentage of available rooms occupied during the period.

Constant Currency: Represents a comparison eliminating the effects of foreign exchange rate fluctuations between periods (foreign currency translation) and the impact caused by any foreign exchange related activities (i.e., hedges, balance sheet remeasurements and/or adjustments).

Number of Rooms: Represents the number of rooms at the end of the period which are (i) either under franchise and/or management agreements or Company-owned and (ii) properties under affiliation agreements for which we receive a fee for reservation and/or other services provided.

RevPAR: Represents revenue per available room and is calculated by multiplying average occupancy rate by ADR.

Royalty Rate: Represents the average royalty rate earned on our franchised properties and is calculated by dividing total royalties, excluding the impact of amortization of development advance notes, by total room revenues.

 


Table 8

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(In millions)











The tables below reconcile certain non-GAAP financial measures. The presentation of these adjustments is intended to permit the comparison of particular adjustments as they appear in the income statement in order to assist investors' understanding of the overall impact of such adjustments. We believe that adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted EPS financial measures provide useful information to investors about us and our financial condition and results of operations because these measures are used by our management team to evaluate our operating performance and make day-to-day operating decisions and adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties as a common performance measure to compare results or estimate valuations across companies in our industry.  These measures also assist our investors in evaluating our ongoing operating performance for the current reporting period and, where provided, over different reporting periods, by adjusting for certain items which may be recurring or non-recurring and which in our view do not necessarily reflect ongoing performance. We also internally use these measures to assess our operating performance, both absolutely and in comparison to other companies, and in evaluating or making selected compensation decisions. These supplemental disclosures are in addition to GAAP reported measures. These non-GAAP reconciliation tables should not be considered a substitute for, nor superior to, financial results and measures determined or calculated in accordance with GAAP.











Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:




First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year

2020










Net income

$

22










Provision for income taxes

9










Depreciation and amortization

25










Interest expense, net

25










Stock-based compensation expense

4










Restructuring costs (a)

13










Transaction-related expenses, net (b)

8










Separation-related expenses (c)

1










Adjusted EBITDA

$

107





















2019


Net income

$

21



$

26



$

45



$

64



$

157


Provision for income taxes

5



10



21



14



50


Depreciation and amortization

29



27



26



28



109


Interest expense, net

24



26



25



25



100


Stock-based compensation expense

3



4



4



4



15


Impairment, net (d)



45







45


Contract termination costs (e)



9



34



(1)



42


Restructuring costs (f)







8



8


Transaction-related expenses, net (b)

7



11



12



10



40


Separation-related expenses (c)

21



1







22


Transaction-related item (g)





20





20


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (h)

1





3



1



5


Adjusted EBITDA

$

111



$

159



$

190



$

153



$

613












2018


Net income

$

39



$

21



$

58



$

43



$

162


Provision for income taxes

16



8



23



14



61


Depreciation and amortization

19



22



30



29



99


Interest expense, net

1



10



24



25



60


Stock-based compensation expense

3



1



3



2



9


Transaction-related expenses, net (b)

2



28



7



(1)



36


Separation-related expenses (c)

12



35



17



14



77


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (h)





4



(1)



3


Adjusted EBITDA

$

92



$

125



$

166



$

125



$

507


 

NOTE: Amounts may not add across due to rounding.

(a) Represents a charge associated with restructuring initiatives implemented in response to the effects on travel demand as a result of COVID-19.

(b) Primarily relates to integration costs incurred in connection with our acquisition of La Quinta.

(c) Represents costs associated with our spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide.

(d) Represents a non-cash charge associated with the termination of certain hotel-management arrangements.

(e) Represents costs associated with the termination of certain hotel-management arrangements.

(f) Represents a charge focused on enhancing our organizational efficiency and rationalizing our operations.

(g) Represents the one-time fee credit related to our agreement with CorePoint Lodging, which is reflected as a reduction to hotel management revenues on the income statement.

(h) Relates to the foreign currency impact from hyper-inflation in Argentina, which is reflected in operating expenses on the income statement.

 


Table 8 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)





Reconciliation of Net Income and Diluted EPS to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS:




Three Months Ended March 31,


2020


2019

Diluted EPS

$

0.23



$

0.22






Net income

$

22



$

21






Adjustments:




Restructuring costs

13




Transaction-related expenses, net

8



7


Separation-related expenses

1



21


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries



1


Acquisition-related amortization expense (a)

10



9


Total adjustments before tax

32



38


Income tax provision (b)

7



8


Total adjustments after tax

25



30


Adjusted net income

$

47



$

51


Adjustments - EPS impact

0.27



0.30


Adjusted diluted EPS

$

0.50



$

0.52






Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

93.9



98.2




(a) Reflected in depreciation and amortization on the income statement.

(b) Reflects the tax effects of the adjustments.

 

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