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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Results

February 10, 2021
Company Increases Dividend 100%

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) today announced results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020. Highlights include:

  • Diluted loss per share for the quarter was $0.08 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.07; diluted loss per share for the full-year was $1.42 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.03.
  • Net loss for the quarter was $7 million and adjusted net income was $7 million; net loss for the full-year was $132 million and adjusted net income was $96 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $56 million for the quarter and $327 million for the full-year.
  • Global comparable RevPAR for the quarter declined 33% year-over-year; global comparable RevPAR for the year declined 35% year-over-year.
  • System-wide rooms declined 4% year-over-year.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities for the full-year was $67 million and free cash flow was $34 million.
  • Paid quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share in fourth quarter, and Board of Directors recently authorized a 100% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.16 per share beginning with the dividend expected to be declared in first quarter 2021.
  • Repaid all remaining revolver credit facility borrowings.

"We generated strong adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow in the worst year our industry has ever experienced. At the same time, we strengthened our portfolio with the completion of our strategic termination plan and drove sequential growth in hotel openings and our development pipeline," said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, president and chief executive officer. "Our non-urban, drive-to economy and midscale hotels, combined with our ongoing investment in sales and marketing, captured rising pent-up leisure travel demand, which continued to produce sequential RevPAR improvements and domestic market share gains for our franchisees over the course of 2020."

Fourth Quarter 2020 Operating Results

Revenues declined from $492 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 to $296 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The decline includes lower pass-through cost-reimbursement revenues of $70 million, which have no impact on adjusted EBITDA, in the Company's hotel management business. Excluding cost-reimbursement revenues, revenues declined $126 million primarily reflecting a 33% decline in comparable RevPAR and the impact from hotels temporarily closed due to COVID-19, as well as a $15 million decline in license and other fees also reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on travel demand globally.

The Company generated a net loss of $7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $64 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease of $71 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, was primarily due to the RevPAR and license fee declines, as well as excess marketing fund spend, which were partially offset by cost containment initiatives, lower volume-related expenses and the absence of transaction-related expenses. 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.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Business Segment Discussion

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

Hotel Franchising




















2020



2019



% Change


System size

746,500



770,200



(3)


Global RevPAR

$

23.19



$

34.51



(33)








Revenue (millions)

$

202



$

300



(33)


Adjusted EBITDA (millions)

75



151



(50)


The Company's franchised system declined 3% primarily reflecting the Company's previously announced removal of approximately 18,500 non-compliant and brand detracting rooms. In addition, net franchised rooms includes approximately 7,800 rooms that were transferred from the hotel management segment primarily related to the CorePoint Lodging asset sales, which were partially offset by the deletion of approximately 5,300 low-royalty rooms in connection with the sale of certain hotels by a strategic partner.

RevPAR declined 33% globally reflecting a 28% decline in the U.S. and a 43% decline internationally. On a comparable basis, which is in constant currency and excludes hotels temporarily closed due to COVID-19, global RevPAR declined 31% reflecting a 28% decline in the U.S. and a 40% decline internationally.

Revenues decreased $98 million compared to fourth quarter 2019 reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on travel demand globally, while a decline in adjusted EBITDA of $76 million further reflected excess marketing fund spend, partially mitigated by cost containment initiatives and lower volume-related expenses.

Hotel Management




















2020



2019



% Change


System size

49,400



60,800



(19)


Global RevPAR

$

32.91



$

59.19



(44)








Revenue (millions)

$

94



$

190



(51)


Adjusted EBITDA (millions)

(1)



21



N/A


The Company's managed system declined 19% primarily reflecting approximately 7,800 rooms that were transferred to the hotel franchising segment primarily as a result of CorePoint Lodging asset sales. Excluding the transfer of these rooms, the Company's managed system decreased 7% primarily reflecting the Company's previously announced removal of approximately 2,900 unprofitable management guarantee hotel rooms.

RevPAR declined 44% globally, domestically and internationally. On a comparable basis, which excludes hotels temporarily closed due to COVID-19, global RevPAR declined 43%, including a 44% decline in the U.S. and a 42% decline internationally.

Revenues decreased $96 million compared to the prior-year period primarily due to lower cost-reimbursement revenues, which have no impact on adjusted EBITDA. Absent cost-reimbursements, revenues decreased $26 million due to the unfavorable impact of COVID-19 on travel demand globally. Adjusted EBITDA declined $22 million as the RevPAR impacts were partially mitigated by lower volume-related expenses.

Full-Year 2020 Operating Results

Revenues declined from $2,053 million in 2019 to $1,300 million in 2020. The decline includes lower pass-through cost-reimbursement revenues of $273 million, which have no impact on adjusted EBITDA, in the Company's hotel management business. Excluding cost-reimbursement revenues, revenues declined $480 million primarily reflecting a 35% decline in comparable RevPAR and the impact from hotels temporarily closed due to COVID-19, as well as a $47 million decline in license and other fees also reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on travel demand globally.

The Company generated a net loss of $132 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, in 2020 compared to net income of $157 million, or $1.62 per diluted share, in 2019. The decline of $289 million, or $3.04 per diluted share, was primarily due to the revenue decline, impact of the non-cash impairment charges and excess marketing fund spend, which were partially offset by cost containment initiatives, lower volume-related, separation-related and transaction-related expenses and the absence of contract termination expenses. 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.

Development

As of December 31, 2020, the Company's hotel system of over 8,900 properties and approximately 796,000 rooms declined 4% year-over-year primarily reflecting unusual termination events resulting in the deletion of approximately 26,700 rooms, comprised of 18,500 non-compliant, brand detracting rooms, 5,300 rooms in connection with the strategic partner hotel sales and 2,900 unprofitable management guarantee rooms. As a result, the Company's global retention rate declined 330 basis points year-over-year to 91.5%.

The Company awarded over 580 new contracts this year and its development pipeline at year-end consisted of approximately 1,400 hotels and approximately 185,000 rooms, growing sequentially by 120 basis points domestically and 20 basis points globally. Approximately 64% of the Company's development pipeline is international and 75% is new construction, of which 34% have broken ground.

Cash and Liquidity

During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company repaid all remaining borrowings under its revolving credit facility. Accordingly, the Company's cash balance decreased $242 million since September 30, 2020 to $493 million as of December 31, 2020. The Company had over $1.2 billion in total liquidity available as of December 31, 2020.

The Company generated $67 million of net cash provided by operating activities in 2020 and $34 million of free cash flow in 2020. Excluding $66 million of special-item cash outlays, primarily relating to the Company's restructuring initiatives, as well as transaction-related and separation-related cash payments, adjusted free cash flow in 2020 was $100 million.

Dividends

The Company paid common stock dividends of $7 million, or $0.08 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2020. For the full-year, the Company paid $53 million, or $0.56 per share, in common stock dividends.

The Company's Board of Directors authorized a 100% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.16 per share from $0.08 per share, beginning with the dividend that is expected to be declared in the first quarter of 2021.

2021 Projections

The Company is not providing a complete outlook for full-year 2021 given the RevPAR uncertainties ahead; however, provided below is the Company's best view of certain operating statistics and financial metrics for full-year 2021:

  • Net rooms growth of 1% to 2%.
  • Every point of RevPAR change versus 2020 is expected to generate approximately $2.5 million of adjusted EBITDA change versus 2020. This estimate does not include impacts from license fees or the marketing funds.
  • License fees are expected to be $70 million reflecting the minimum levels outlined in the underlying agreements.
  • Marketing, reservation and loyalty expenses are not expected to exceed marketing, reservation and loyalty revenues. As such, the Company expects no meaningful impact to full-year 2021 adjusted EBITDA from the marketing, reservation and loyalty funds.
  • The Company does not expect any meaningful special-item cash outlays in 2021.

More detailed projections are available in Table 8 of this press release. The Company is providing certain financial metrics only on a non-GAAP basis because, without unreasonable efforts, it is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the occurrence or amount of all of the adjustments or other potential adjustments that may arise in the future during the forward-looking period, which can be dependent on future events that may not be reliably predicted. Based on past reported results, where one or more of these items have been applicable, such excluded items could be material, individually or in the aggregate, to the reported results.

Conference Call Information

Wyndham Hotels will hold a conference call with investors to discuss the Company's results and outlook on Thursday, February 11, 2021 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 beginning at noon ET on February 11, 2021. A telephone replay will be available for approximately ten days beginning at noon ET on February 11, 2021 at 800 723-7372.

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 over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 796,000 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®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, 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 86 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 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 any resurgence of the virus 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 the 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 limitations related to share repurchases and ability to pay dividends under its credit facility and the timing and amount of any future 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 (LOSS) STATEMENT

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Net revenues








Royalties and franchise fees

$

78



$

113



$

328



$

480


Marketing, reservation and loyalty

82



142



370



562


Management and other fees

14



37



64



125


License and other fees

20



35



84



131


Cost reimbursements

76



146



350



623


Other

26



19



104



132


Net revenues

296



492



1,300



2,053










Expenses








Marketing, reservation and loyalty

108



126



419



563


Operating

27



40



109



164


General and administrative

34



32



116



130


Cost reimbursements

76



146



350



623


Depreciation and amortization

24



28



98



109


Impairments, net





206



45


Restructuring

5



8



34



8


Transaction-related, net



10



12



40


Separation-related

1





2



22


Contract termination



(1)





42


Total expenses

275



389



1,346



1,746










Operating income/(loss)

21



103



(46)



307


Interest expense, net

30



25



112



100










(Loss)/income before income taxes

(9)



78



(158)



207


(Benefit from)/provision for income taxes

(2)



14



(26)



50


Net (loss)/income

$

(7)



$

64



$

(132)



$

157










(Loss)/earnings per share








Basic

$

(0.08)



$

0.68



$

(1.42)



$

1.63


Diluted

(0.08)



0.68



(1.42)



1.62










Weighted average shares outstanding








Basic

93.3



94.8



93.4



96.5


Diluted

93.3



95.0



93.4



96.6


 


































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 this measure 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



$

182



$

236



$

202



$

863



2019

269



331



379



300



1,279



2018

203



289



348



295



1,135



Adjusted EBITDA











2020

$

108



$

83



$

117



$

75



$

383



2019

113



162



195



151



622



2018

86



129



178



122



515













Hotel Management











Net revenues











2020

$

167



$

76



$

101



$

94



$

437



2019

197



201



180



190



768



2018

99



146



252



229



726



Adjusted EBITDA











2020

$

17



$

(4)



$

2



$

(1)



$

13



2019

16



16



13



21



66



2018

16



8



5



18



47













Corporate and Other











Net revenues











2020

$



$



$



$



$



2019

2



1



1



2



6



2018





4



3



7



Adjusted EBITDA











2020

$

(18)



$

(16)



$

(18)



$

(18)



$

(69)



2019

(18)



(19)



(18)



(19)



(75)



2018

(10)



(12)



(17)



(15)



(55)













Total Company











Net revenues











2020

$

410



$

258



$

337



$

296



$

1,300



2019

468



533



560



492



2,053



2018

302



435



604



527



1,868



Net income/(loss)











2020

$

22



$

(174)



$

27



$

(7)



$

(132)



2019

21



26



45



64



157



2018

39



21



58



43



162



Adjusted EBITDA











2020

$

107



$

63



$

101



$

56



$

327



2019

111



159



190



153



613



2018

92



125



166



125



507




NOTE: Amounts may not add across due to rounding.

See Table 7 for reconciliations of Total Company non-GAAP measures and Table 9 for definitions.

 













Table 3

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

CONDENSED CASH FLOWS

(In millions)






Year Ended December 31,


2020


2019

Operating activities




Net (loss)/income

$

(132)



$

157


Depreciation and amortization

98



109


Impairment (a)

209



45


Trade receivables

(38)



(27)


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(46)



(28)


Payment of tax liability assumed in La Quinta acquisition



(195)


Deferred revenues

(54)



33


Other, net

30



6


Net cash provided by operating activities

67



100


Investing activities




Property and equipment additions

(33)



(50)


Other, net

2



(3)


Net cash used in investing activities

(31)



(53)


Financing activities




Proceeds from borrowings

1,244




Principal payments on long-term debt

(760)



(16)


Debt issuance costs

(10)




Capital contribution from former Parent



68


Dividends to shareholders

(53)



(112)


Repurchases of common stock

(50)



(242)


Other, net

(8)



(18)


Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities

363



(320)


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



1


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

399



(272)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

94



366


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

493



$

94






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, to the extent permitted. 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 consolidated statement of cash flows.




Year Ended December 31,


 

2020


 

2019

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

67



$

100


Less: Property and equipment additions

(33)



(50)


Free cash flow

$

34



$

50


Adjusted free cash flow (b)

$

100



$

360












(a) 2020 excludes $3 million of cash proceeds from a previously impaired asset.

(b)  Excludes $36 million and $78 million in 2020 and 2019, respectively, relating to transaction-related and separation-related cash payments in connection with our acquisition of La Quinta, our spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide and our agreement with CorePoint Lodging. Additionally, 2020 excludes $30 million of cash outlays relating to our restructuring initiatives and 2019 excludes $195 million of payments to tax authorities related to the La Quinta acquisition, $35 million related to a payment to terminate an unprofitable hotel-management arrangement and $2 million of capital expenditures at our owned hotel in Puerto Rico, reimbursed by insurance proceeds in 2018. See Table 9 for definition of adjusted free cash flow.

 













Table 4

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY AND DEBT

(In millions)






As of
December 31, 2020


As of
December 31, 2019

Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

493



$

94


Trade receivables, net

295



304


Property and equipment, net

278



307


Goodwill and intangible assets, net

3,240



3,485


Other current and non-current assets

338



343


Total assets

$

4,644



$

4,533






Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Total debt

$

2,597



$

2,122


Other current liabilities

325



441


Deferred income tax liabilities

359



387


Other non-current liabilities

400



371


Total liabilities

3,681



3,321


Total stockholders' equity

963



1,212


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

4,644



$

4,533






Our outstanding debt as of December 31, 2020 was as follows:





As of
December 31, 2020


As of
December 31, 2019



$750 million revolving credit facility (due May 2023)

$



$


Term loan (due May 2025)

1,554



1,568


5.375% senior unsecured notes (due April 2026)

496



494


4.375% senior unsecured notes (due August 2028)

492




Finance leases

55



60


Total debt

2,597



2,122


Cash and cash equivalents

493



94


Net debt

$

2,104



$

2,028






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







Amount

Within 1 year



$

21


Between 1 and 2 years



21


Between 2 and 3 years



22


Between 3 and 4 years



22


Between 4 and 5 years



1,496


Thereafter



1,015


Total



$

2,597


 































Table 5

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS












Year Ended December 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



Global

831,000


809,900


21,100


3













Additions










United States

13,600


27,000


(13,400)


(50)



International

22,000


36,500


(14,500)


(40)



Global

35,600


63,500


(27,900)


(44)













Deletions










United States (a)

(36,500)


(22,900)


(13,600)


(59)



International (a)

(34,200)


(19,500)


(14,700)


(75)



Global (a)

(70,700)


(42,400)


(28,300)


(67)













Ending Room Count (December 31)










United States

487,300


510,200


(22,900)


(4)



International

308,600


320,800


(12,200)


(4)



Global

795,900


831,000


(35,100)


(4%)














As of December 31,


FY 2019
Royalty Contribution
(b)


2020


2019


Change


%
Change


System Size










United States










Economy

250,700


259,900


(9,200)


(4%)



Midscale and Upper Midscale

203,700


209,200


(5,500)


(3)



Extended Stay/Lifestyle

17,000


23,600


(6,600)


(28)



Upscale

15,900


17,500


(1,600)


(9)



Total United States  (a)

487,300


510,200


(22,900)


(4)


86%











International










Greater China (a)

144,500


154,600


(10,100)


(7)


3

Rest of Asia Pacific (a)

27,800


27,600


200


1


1

Europe, the Middle East and Africa (a)

66,200


68,700


(2,500)


(4)


4

Canada

40,700


40,700




5

Latin America (a)

29,400


29,200


200


1


1

Total International  (a)

308,600


320,800


(12,200)


(4)


14











Global

795,900


831,000


(35,100)


(4%)


100%













(a)  2020 includes the global impacts from the Company's removal of approximately 18,500 non-compliant brand detracting rooms, 2,900 unprofitable rooms in connection with a guaranteed management contract and 5,300 low-royalty rooms in connection with hotel sales by a strategic partner.

(b)  FY 2019 provided to illustrate pre COVID-19 results.

 































Table 5 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS












Three Months Ended December 31,




2020


2019


% Change


Constant Currency %

 Change (a)



Regional RevPAR Growth










United States










Economy

$

25.67



$

31.75



(19%)





Midscale and Upper Midscale

29.70



44.57



(33)





Extended Stay/Lifestyle

29.56



59.08



(50)





Upscale

36.12



94.91



(62)





Total United States

$

27.80



$

40.09



(31)















International










Greater China

$

17.42



$

18.26



(5)


(10%)



Rest of Asia Pacific

20.22



39.52



(49)


(51)



Europe, the Middle East and Africa

16.34



48.68



(66)


(66)



Canada

21.22



37.25



(43)


(44)



Latin America

10.84



33.30



(67)


(63)



Total International

$

17.37



$

30.29



(43)


(44)













Global

$

23.84



$

36.36



(34%)


(35%)













Average Royalty Rate










United States

4.5%


4.5%






International

1.8%


2.0%


(20 bps)





Global

3.8%


3.7%


10 bps
















Year Ended December 31,




2020


2019


% Change


Constant Currency %

 Change (a)



Regional RevPAR Growth










United States










Economy

$

27.32



$

37.38



(27%)





Midscale and Upper Midscale

32.44



51.73



(37)





Extended Stay/Lifestyle

33.97



65.98



(49)





Upscale

43.21



101.78



(58)





Total United States

$

30.20



$

46.39



(35)















International










Greater China

$

10.99



$

18.30



(40)


(41%)



Rest of Asia Pacific

18.45



37.94



(51)


(51)



Europe, the Middle East and Africa

19.41



51.07



(62)


(61)



Canada

24.26



45.16



(46)


(46)



Latin America

12.36



33.88



(64)


(58)



Total International

$

15.35



$

31.85



(52)


(51)













Global

$

24.51



$

40.92



(40%)


(40%)













Average Royalty Rate










United States

4.5%


4.5%






International

2.1%


2.0%


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











2020


$

25.90



$

17.05



$

28.83



$

23.19



$

23.74



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












2020


$

31.43



$

23.19



$

36.06



$

27.28



$

29.50



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



$

7.66



$

17.39



$

16.71



$

14.75



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)











2020


769,000


754,700


748,200


746,500


746,500


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)












2020


463,900


460,200


459,600


452,600


452,600


2019


454,900


457,600


460,100


464,600


464,600


2018


424,500


450,900


451,100


453,900


453,900


International Rooms  (a)










2020


305,100


294,500


288,600


293,900


293,900


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











2020


$

50.00



$

20.67



$

34.34



$

32.91



$

34.67



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












2020


$

54.35



$

23.21



$

39.12



$

34.14



$

37.97



2019


$

65.58



$

71.61



$

70.75



$

60.89



$

67.32



2018


$

94.28



$

87.43



$

71.95



$

61.43



$

72.76



International RevPAR










2020


$

38.07



$

13.78



$

23.16



$

29.86



$

26.21



2019


$

55.12



$

49.53



$

52.49



$

53.67



$

52.69



2018


$

61.82



$

55.08



$

55.19



$

59.36



$

57.84



Global Rooms (b)











2020


59,300



58,200



55,800



49,400



49,400



2019


66,800



65,200



63,400



60,800



60,800



2018


25,700



66,700



67,000



67,100



67,100



U.S. Rooms (b)












2020


42,900



41,800



38,100



34,700



34,700



2019


51,700



50,700



49,100



45,600



45,600



2018


12,800



53,400



53,300



52,200



52,200



International Rooms










2020


16,400



16,400



17,700



14,700



14,700



2019


15,100



14,500



14,300



15,200



15,200



2018


12,900



13,300



13,700



14,900



14,900














































 





































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



$

17.31



$

29.23



$

23.84



$

24.51



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



$

23.19



$

36.31



$

27.80



$

30.20



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



$

7.96



$

17.72



$

17.37



$

15.35



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



812,900



804,000



795,900



795,900



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



502,000



497,700



487,300



487,300



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



310,900



306,300



308,600



308,600



2019


305,500



308,300



312,600



320,800



320,800



2018


285,800



288,000



293,800



303,800



303,800








NOTE: Amounts may not foot due to rounding. Beginning with the second quarter of 2018, results reflect the reclassification of rooms from the Hotel Management segment to the Hotel Franchising segment related to the CorePoint Lodging asset sales.

(a)  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.

(b)  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





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 (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA:
























First Quarter


 Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year





2020














Net income/(loss)

$

22



$

(174)



$

27



$

(7)



$

(132)






Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

9



(48)



15



(2)



(26)






Depreciation and amortization

25



25



24



24



98






Interest expense, net

25



28



29



30



112






Stock-based compensation expense

4



5



5



5



19






Impairments, net (a)



206







206






Restructuring costs (b)

13



16





5



34






Transaction-related expenses, net (c)

8



5







12






Separation-related expenses (d)

1







1



2






Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (e)





1





2






Adjusted EBITDA

$

107



$

63



$

101



$

56



$

327




















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 (f)



45







45






Contract termination costs (g)



9



34



(1)



42






Restructuring costs (h)







8



8






Transaction-related expenses, net (c)

7



11



12



10



40






Separation-related expenses (d)

21



1







22






Transaction-related item (i)





20





20






Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (e)

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 (c)

2



28



7



(1)



36






Separation-related expenses (d)

12



35



17



14



77






Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (e)





4



(1)



3






Adjusted EBITDA

$

92



$

125



$

166



$

125



$

507














































NOTE: Amounts may not add across due to rounding.

(a) Represents a non-cash charge to reduce the carrying values of certain intangible assets to their fair values principally attributable to higher discount rates primarily resulting from increased share price volatility, partially offset by $3 million of cash proceeds from a previously impaired asset.












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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(i) 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.












 

 

























Table 7 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)









Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) and Diluted EPS to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS:








Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Diluted EPS

$

(0.08)



$

0.68



$

(1.42)



$

1.62










Net (loss)/income

$

(7)



$

64



$

(132)



$

157










Adjustments:








Impairments, net





206



45


Restructuring costs

5



8



34



8


Transaction-related expenses, net



10



12



40


Separation-related expenses

1





2



22


Contract termination costs



(1)





42


Transaction-related item







20


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries



1



2



5


Acquisition-related amortization expense (a)

9



9



37



37


Total adjustments before tax

15



27



293



219


Income tax provision (b)

1



14



65



59


Total adjustments after tax

14



13



228



160


Adjusted net income

$

7



$

77



$

96



$

317


Adjustments - EPS impact

0.15



0.13



2.45



1.66


Adjusted diluted EPS

$

0.07



$

0.81



$

1.03



$

3.28










Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

93.6



95.0



93.5



96.6








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

(b) Reflects the estimated tax effects of the adjustments. In fourth quarter 2020, this amount was reduced by a $3 million impact from changes in state effective tax rates. 2019 includes a one-time $6 million benefit resulting from a change in our state income tax filing position due to our spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide.

 










Table 8

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

2021 PROJECTIONS

As of February 10, 2021

(In millions, except per share data)





Projections

Adjusted EBITDA sensitivity to global RevPAR change (a)

$

2.5 per point




License fees (b)

$

70

Marketing, reservation and loyalty funds


Break even




Depreciation and amortization expense (c)

$

60 - 62

Stock-based compensation expense

$

27 - 29

Interest expense, net

$

113 - 115

Adjusted tax rate


28%




Capital expenditures


 Approx. $40

Development advances


Approx. $40

Free cash flow conversion rate (d)


 Approx. 50%




Diluted shares (e)


94.1




Year-over-Year Growth



Number of rooms


1% - 2%







(a) Does not include impacts from license fees or the marketing funds.

(b) Reflects the minimum levels outlined in the underlying agreements.

(c) Excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of $36 - $38 million.

(d) Represents the percentage of adjusted EBITDA that is expected to produce free cash flow.

(e) Excludes the impact of any share repurchases in 2021.


In determining adjusted EBITDA sensitivity to global RevPAR, the adjusted tax rate and the free
cash flow conversion rate, we exclude certain items which are otherwise included in determining
the comparable GAAP financial measures. We are providing these measures on a non-GAAP
basis only because, without unreasonable efforts, we are unable to predict with reasonable
certainty the occurrence or amount of all the adjustments or other potential adjustments that may
arise in the future during the forward-looking period, which can be dependent on future events
that may not be reliably predicted. Based on past reported results, where one or more of these
items have been applicable, such excluded items could be material, individually or in the
aggregate, to the reported results.

Table 9
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS
DEFINITIONS

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS: Represents net income (loss) and diluted earnings (loss) 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 (loss) excluding net 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 (loss) 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.

Adjusted Free Cash Flow: Adjusted free cash flow represents free cash flow excluding special-item, cash outlays, which are related to our separation from Wyndham Worldwide, our acquisition and integration of La Quinta, our 2019 contract terminations, impairments and restructuring costs, including COVID-19 related. We believe adjusted 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, to the extent permitted. This non-GAAP measure is not necessarily a representation of how we will use excess cash. A limitation of using adjusted free cash flow versus the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities as a means for evaluating Wyndham Hotels is that adjusted free cash flow does not represent the total cash movement for the period as detailed in the consolidated statement of cash flows.

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.

Comparable RevPAR: Represents RevPAR in constant currency and excluding hotels temporarily closed due to COVID-19 for the period closed and the comparable prior-year period. The use of the term "comparable" or "comparable basis" herein in connection with RevPAR refers to the defined term Comparable RevPAR.

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).

Free Cash Flow: See Table 3 for definition.

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.

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