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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

July 28, 2021
Company Increases Quarterly Dividend 50% and Provides Full Year 2021 Outlook

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) today announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Highlights include:

  • Second quarter diluted earnings per share was $0.73 compared to diluted loss per share of $1.86 in second quarter 2020; second quarter adjusted diluted EPS was $0.95 compared to adjusted diluted EPS of $0.10 in second quarter 2020.
  • Second quarter net income was $68 million compared to a net loss of $174 million in second quarter 2020; second quarter adjusted net income was $89 million compared to adjusted net income of $9 million in second quarter 2020.
  • Second quarter adjusted EBITDA was $168 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $66 million in second quarter 2020.
  • Second quarter net cash provided by operating activities was $116 million and free cash flow was $104 million compared to net cash used in operating activities of $57 million and free cash flow of $(68) million in second quarter 2020.
  • Global RevPAR increased 110% compared to second quarter 2020 and declined 17% compared to second quarter 2019 in constant currency.
  • Paid quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share in second quarter and Board of Directors recently authorized a 50% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.24 per share beginning with the dividend expected to be declared in third quarter 2021.
  • Company provides full-year 2021 outlook.

"With continued increasing demand from our leisure and everyday business travelers, our select-service franchise business model generated another strong quarter of adjusted EBITDA and cash flow, allowing us to increase our dividend by 50%," said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, president and chief executive officer. "Our brands continue to capture market share gains above pre-pandemic levels, while our economy brands here in the U.S. actually exceeded 2019 RevPAR for the quarter. We opened over 70% more rooms than we did last year while growing our development pipeline by 6% vs. prior year, and by 2% sequentially - to over 190,000 rooms. We are extremely proud of all that our team members around the world have achieved, as they remain focused on delivering exceptional value for our owners, guests and shareholders."

Fee-related and other revenues increased 67% to $321 million, compared to $192 million in the second quarter of 2020 primarily reflecting the ongoing recovery in travel demand and its impact on global RevPAR, which has now recovered to 83% of 2019 levels, including domestic RevPAR at 95% of 2019 levels.

The Company generated net income of $68 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $174 million, or $1.86 loss per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2020. The increase of $242 million, or $2.59 per diluted share, reflects: the ongoing recovery in travel demand; a $10 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, after-tax benefit from the marketing fund related to timing; and the absence of $176 million, or $1.89 per diluted share, after-tax of special-item charges incurred during second quarter 2020. These results were partially offset by a $14 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, after-tax impact in 2021 related to the early extinguishment of the Company's 5.375% senior unsecured notes.

The following discussion of second quarter operating results focuses on the Company's key drivers as well as revenue and adjusted EBITDA for each of the Company's segments. 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.

System Size



June 30, 2021


December 31, 2020


YTD Change (bps)

United States


484,800


487,300


(50)

International


313,200


308,600


150

Global


798,000


795,900


30

During the first half of 2021, the Company's global system grew 30 basis points primarily reflecting continued growth in the Company's direct-franchising business in China. This was partially offset by the anticipated decline in domestic system size as conversion and new construction activities continue to ramp-up following the pandemic and recent supply chain delays. Year-to-date deletions ran 27% below 2019 levels putting the Company solidly on track with its goal of achieving a 95% retention rate for the full year 2021.

RevPAR



Second Quarter 2021


Constant Currency
YOY % Change


Constant Currency %
Change

vs. 2019

United States


$

48.37



109

%


(5)

%

International


18.84



119



(44)


Global


36.92



110



(17)


Global and international RevPAR began to lap the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2021, while the U.S. began to lap its onset in March 2021. As such, comparisons to 2019 (on a two-year, constant currency basis) are more meaningful when evaluating trends. On this basis, global RevPAR declined 17% reflecting a 5% decline in the U.S. and a 44% decline internationally. The 5% decline in the U.S. represents continued sequential improvement compared to a decline of 25% in the first quarter of 2021. Importantly, RevPAR for the Company's economy brands exceeded 2019 levels by 4% in the second quarter. The 44% international decline primarily represents a 68% decline in the Company's EMEA region and a 7% decline in China.

Business Segment Results



Revenue


Adjusted EBITDA



Second
Quarter 2021


Second
Quarter 2020


% Change


Second
Quarter 2021


Second
Quarter 2020


% Change

Hotel Franchising


$

283



$

182



55

%


$

166



$

86



93

%

Hotel Management


123



76



62



16



(4)



n/a

Corporate and Other








(14)



(16)



13


Total Company


$

406



$

258



57



$

168



$

66



155


Hotel Franchising revenues increased 55% year-over-year to $283 million, primarily reflecting the global RevPAR increase. Adjusted EBITDA increased 93% to $166 million as the growth in revenues and the timing benefit from the marketing fund was partially offset by higher volume-related expenses.

Hotel Management revenues increased 62% year-over-year to $123 million, reflecting a $19 million increase in cost-reimbursement revenues, which have no impact on adjusted EBITDA. Absent cost-reimbursements, Hotel Management revenues increased 280% to $38 million, primarily due to the global RevPAR increase, as well as improved performance at the Company's owned hotels and incremental management contract termination fees resulting from the sale of CorePoint Lodging properties. Hotel Management adjusted EBITDA increased $20 million year-over-year reflecting the revenue increases, partially offset by higher volume-related expenses.

During the second quarter 2021, the Company's marketing fund revenues exceeded expenses by $14 million; while in second quarter 2020, the Company's marketing fund expenses exceeded revenues by $3 million. While the Company does not expect the marketing fund to have a significant impact on full year 2021 adjusted EBITDA, there may continue to be timing differences in quarterly comparisons.

Development

The Company awarded 154 new contracts this quarter compared to 116 in second quarter 2020 and 173 in second quarter 2019. On June 30, 2021, the Company's global development pipeline consisted of over 1,400 hotels and over 190,000 rooms. The pipeline grew 580 basis points year-over-year and 170 basis points sequentially - including 70 basis points domestically and 230 basis points internationally. Approximately 64% of the Company's development pipeline is international and 74% is new construction, of which approximately 34% has broken ground.

Cash and Liquidity

The Company generated $116 million of net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter of 2021 compared to net cash used in operating activities of $57 million in second quarter 2020. Free cash flow increased $172 million year-over-year as the Company generated free cash flow of $104 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to using $68 million in the second quarter 2020 (which included $33 million of special-item cash outlays).

At June 30, 2021, the Company had $103 million of cash on its balance sheet and approximately $840 million in total liquidity.

Dividends

The Company paid common stock dividends of $15 million, or $0.16 per share, in the second quarter of 2021.

The Company's Board of Directors authorized a 50% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.24 per share from $0.16 per share, beginning with the dividend that is expected to be declared in third quarter 2021.

2021 Outlook

The Company provided the following outlook for full-year 2021:

  • Fee-related and other revenues of $1.16 billion to $1.19 billion.
  • Adjusted net income of $244 million to $254 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $525 million to $535 million.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS of $2.60 to $2.70, based on an adjusted diluted share count of 94.0 million that excludes any future share repurchases.
  • Rooms growth of 1% to 2%.
  • A RevPAR increase of approximately 40% versus 2020, or a decline of approximately 16% compared to 2019.
  • Free cash conversion from Adjusted EBITDA of approximately 55%.

More detailed projections are available in Table 8 of this press release. Outlook assumes continued recovery in travel demand in the second half of 2021. 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, July 29, 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 July 29, 2021. A telephone replay will be available for approximately ten days beginning at noon ET on July 29, 2021 at 800 757-4761.

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 approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 798,000 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 21 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 89 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 the 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 coronavirus pandemic ("COVID-19"). 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," "objective," "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 COVID-19, 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 COVID-19; the Company's performance in any recovery from COVID-19; the performance of the 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, political instability or political strife; concerns with or threats of pandemics, contagious diseases or health epidemics, including the effects of COVID-19 and any resurgence or mutations 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 restructuring or strategic initiatives; risks related to 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 ability to make or pay, plans for, and the timing and amount of any future share repurchases and/or 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.

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Contacts



Investors :


Media: 

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Dave DeCecco  

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations


Group Vice President, Global Communications 

973 753-6453


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WyndhamHotelsNews@wyndham.com

 

Table 1

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

INCOME/(LOSS) STATEMENT

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Net revenues








Royalties and franchise fees

$

122



$

61



$

200



$

154


Marketing, reservation and loyalty

119



82



204



188


Management and other fees

30



6



50



38


License and other fees

20



21



40



42


Other

30



22



60



53


Fee-related and other revenues

321



192



554



475


Cost reimbursements

85



66



155



192


Net revenues

406



258



709



667










Expenses








Marketing, reservation and loyalty

105



85



198



204


Operating

31



23



58



57


General and administrative

27



26



51



54


Cost reimbursements

85



66



155



192


Depreciation and amortization

24



25



47



49


Separation-related

1





3



1


Impairments, net



206





206


Restructuring



16





29


Transaction-related, net



5





13










Total expenses

273



452



512



805










Operating income/(loss)

133



(194)



197



(138)


Interest expense, net

22



28



51



54


Early extinguishment of debt

18





18












Income/(loss) before income taxes

93



(222)



128



(192)


Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes

25



(48)



35



(40)


Net income/(loss)

$

68



$

(174)



$

93



$

(152)










Earnings/(loss) per share








Basic

$

0.73



$

(1.86)



$

0.99



$

(1.63)


Diluted

0.73



(1.86)



0.99



(1.63)










Weighted average shares outstanding








Basic

93.6



93.3



93.5



93.5


Diluted

94.1



93.3



93.9



93.5


 

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. During the first quarter of 2021, we modified the definition of adjusted EBITDA to exclude the amortization of development advance notes to reflect how our chief operating decision maker reviews operating performance beginning in 2021. We have applied the modified definition of adjusted EBITDA to all periods presented.














First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year

Hotel Franchising











Net revenues











2021

$

209



$

283









2020

243



182




236




202




863



2019

269



331




379



300



1,279



Adjusted EBITDA  (a)











2021

$

105



$

166









2020

110



86




119



77



392



2019

115



164




197



153



629













Hotel Management











Net revenues











2021

$

94



$

123









2020

167



76




101



94



437



2019

197



201




180



190



768



Adjusted EBITDA











2021

$

5



$

16









2020

17



(4)




2



(1)



13



2019

16



16




13



21



66













Corporate and Other











Net revenues











2021

$



$









2020












2019

2



1




1



2



6



Adjusted EBITDA











2021

$

(13)



$

(14)









2020

(18)



(16)




(18)



(18)



(69)



2019

(18)



(19)




(18)



(19)



(74)













Total Company











Net revenues











2021

$

303



$

406









2020

410



258




337



296



1,300



2019

468



533




560



492



2,053



Net income/(loss)











2021

$

24



$

68









2020

22



(174)




27



(7)



(132)



2019

21



26




45



64



157



Adjusted EBITDA  (a)











2021

$

97



$

168









2020

109



66




103



58



336



2019

113



161




192



155



621


____________________


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.

(a) 

Adjusted EBITDA for 2020 and 2019 has been recast to exclude the amortization of development advance notes to be consistent with the current year presentation.

 

Table 3

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

CONDENSED CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)






Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020

Operating activities




Net income/(loss)

$

93



$

(152)


Depreciation and amortization

47



49


Impairment (a)



209


Deferred income taxes

3



(47)


Trade receivables

(16)



(44)


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

6



(51)


Deferred revenues

11



(22)


Other, net

36



18


Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities

180



(40)


Investing activities




Property and equipment additions

(17)



(18)


Other, net

(1)



(1)


Net cash used in investing activities

(18)



(19)


Financing activities




Proceeds from/(payments of) long-term debt, net

(521)



726






Dividends to shareholders

(30)



(38)


Repurchases of common stock



(50)


Other, net

(1)



(8)


Net cash (used in)/provided by financing activities

(552)



630


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



(1)


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

(390)



570


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

493



94


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

103



$

664






Free Cash Flow:

We define free cash flow to be net cash provided by/(used in) 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/(used in) 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 June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities (b)

$

116



$

(57)



$

180



$

(40)


Less: Property and equipment additions

(12)



(11)



(17)



(18)


Free cash flow

$

104



$

(68)



$

163



$

(58)


____________________

(a)

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

(b)

The three and six months ended June 30, 2020 include $33 million and $48 million, respectively, of payments in connection with our restructuring initiatives, our acquisition of La Quinta and our spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide, as well as an estimated impact of $67 million from the Company's franchisee fee deferral program.

 

Table 4

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY AND DEBT

(In millions)

(Unaudited)






As of

June 30, 2021


As of

December 31, 2020

Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

103



$

493


Trade receivables, net

298



295


Property and equipment, net

267



278


Goodwill and intangible assets, net

3,220



3,240


Other current and non-current assets

353



338


Total assets

$

4,241



$

4,644






Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Total debt

$

2,092



$

2,597


Other current liabilities

340



325


Deferred income tax liabilities

368



359


Other non-current liabilities

381



400


Total liabilities

3,181



3,681


Total stockholders' equity

1,060



963


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

4,241



$

4,644






Our outstanding debt was as follows:





As of

June 30, 2021


As of

December 31, 2020



$750 million revolving credit facility (due May 2023)

$



$


Term loan (due May 2025)

1,547



1,554


5.375% senior unsecured notes (due April 2026) (a)



496


4.375% senior unsecured notes (due August 2028)

492



492


Finance leases

53



55


Total debt

2,092



2,597


Cash and cash equivalents

103



493


Net debt

$

1,989



$

2,104


____________________

(a)

The Company redeemed these notes on April 15, 2021 primarily with available cash.





Our outstanding debt as of June 30, 2021 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



1,505


Between 4 and 5 years



6


Thereafter



517


Total



$

2,092


 

Table 5

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS












Six Months Ended June 30,




2021


2020


Change


% Change



Beginning Room Count (January 1)










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)













Additions










United States

8,100


5,400


2,700


50



International

9,300


6,500


2,800


43



Global

17,400


11,900


5,500


46













Deletions










United States

(10,600)


(13,600)


3,000


22



International (a)

(4,700)


(16,400)


11,700


71



Global (a)

(15,300)


(30,000)


14,700


49













Ending Room Count (June 30)










United States

484,800


502,000


(17,200)


(3)



International

313,200


310,900


2,300


1



Global

798,000


812,900


(14,900)


(2%)














As of June 30,


FY 2019 Royalty
Contribution (c)


2021


2020


Change


% Change (b)


System Size










United States










Economy

247,500


254,300


(6,800)


(3%)



Midscale and Upper Midscale

219,600


231,000


(11,400)


(5)



Upscale and Above

17,700


16,700


1,000


6



Total United States

484,800


502,000


(17,200)


(3%)


86%











International









Greater China

148,600


144,300


4,300


3%


3

Rest of Asia Pacific

28,300


27,800


500


2


1

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

66,700


69,000


(2,300)


(3)


4

Canada

39,600


40,600


(1,000)


(2)


5

Latin America

30,000


29,200


800


3


1

Total International

313,200


310,900


2,300


1%


14











Global

798,000


812,900


(14,900)


(2%)


100%

____________________

(a)

2020 includes the second quarter termination of approximately 9,000 master-franchisee rooms in Greater China in connection with the Company's previously announced strategic termination plan.

(b)

Includes the global impact from the Company's previously announced strategic termination plan in 2020 resulting in the removal of 17,700 rooms in 2020, including 8,200 rooms in the U.S., 5,000 master-franchise rooms in Greater China and 4,500 unprofitable rooms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the rest of Asia Pacific.

(c)

FY 2019 provided to illustrate pre-pandemic results.

 

Table 5 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS








Three Months Ended

June 30, 2021


Constant Currency

% Change (a)


Two-Year Basis

% Change (b)

Regional RevPAR Growth






United States






Economy

$

42.70



86%


4%

Midscale and Upper Midscale

53.00



124


(9)

Upscale and Above

75.79



284


(32)

Total United States

$

48.37



109%


(5%)







International






Greater China

$

18.43



99%


(7%)

Rest of Asia Pacific

22.13



140


(38)

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

16.47



202


(68)

Canada

25.84



67


(49)

Latin America

12.98



371


(54)

Total International

$

18.84



119%


(44%)







Global

$

36.92



110%


(17%)








Three Months Ended June 30,




2021


2020


% Change (c)

Average Royalty Rate






United States

4.6%


4.6%


International

2.2%


2.4%


(20 bps)

Global

4.2%


4.2%









Six Months

Ended

June 30, 2021


Constant Currency

% Change (a)


Two-Year Basis

% Change (b)

Regional RevPAR Growth






United States






Economy

$

35.07



41%


(4%)

Midscale and Upper Midscale

43.26



40


(18)

Upscale and Above

60.53



27


(40)

Total United States

$

39.53



40%


(14%)







International






Greater China

$

16.09



115%


(16%)

Rest of Asia Pacific

21.56



13


(42)

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

16.06



(19)


(67)

Canada

23.38




(46)

Latin America

13.79



(6)


(48)

Total International

$

17.35



24%


(44%)







Global

$

30.94



36%


(23%)








Six Months Ended June 30,




2021


2020


% Change (c)

Average Royalty Rate






United States

4.6%


4.6%


International

2.1%


2.3%


(20 bps)

Global

4.1%


4.1%


____________________

(a)

International excludes the impact of currency exchange movements.

(b)

Compares 2021 to 2019; international excludes the impact of currency exchange movements.

(c)

Decline in international royalty rate is a result of the revenue mix impact contributed by the Company's outsized growth in Greater China.

 

Table 6

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

HISTORICAL REVPAR AND ROOMS








First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year

Hotel Franchising












Global RevPAR











2021


$

24.02



$

35.69









2020


$

25.90



$

17.05



$

28.83



$

23.19



$

23.74



2019


$

33.76



$

42.04



$

45.23



$

34.51



$

38.91



U.S. RevPAR












2021


$

29.68



$

46.99









2020


$

31.43



$

23.19



$

36.06



$

27.28



$

29.50



2019


$

37.69



$

48.65



$

51.93



$

37.96



$

44.09



International RevPAR










2021


$

15.26



$

18.21









2020


$

17.39



$

7.66



$

17.39



$

16.71



$

14.75



2019


$

27.56



$

31.59



$

34.79



$

29.15



$

30.80



Global Rooms











2021


748,700


752,500








2020


769,000


754,700


748,200


746,500


746,500


2019


745,300


751,300


758,400


770,200


770,200


U.S. Rooms












2021


452,500


454,200








2020


463,900


460,200


459,600


452,600


452,600


2019


454,900


457,600


460,100


464,600


464,600


International Rooms










2021


296,200


298,300








2020


305,100


294,500


288,600


293,900


293,900


2019


290,400


293,700


298,300


305,600


305,600













Hotel Management











Global RevPAR











2021


$

38.17



$

56.08









2020


$

50.00



$

20.67



$

34.34



$

32.91



$

34.67



2019


$

63.25



$

66.67



$

66.65



$

59.19



$

64.01



U.S. RevPAR












2021


$

42.89



$

67.42









2020


$

54.35



$

23.21



$

39.12



$

34.14



$

37.97



2019


$

65.58



$

71.61



$

70.75



$

60.89



$

67.32



International RevPAR










2021


$

27.12



$

31.20









2020


$

38.07



$

13.78



$

23.16



$

29.86



$

26.21



2019


$

55.12



$

49.53



$

52.49



$

53.67



$

52.69



Global Rooms











2021


48,500



45,500









2020


59,300



58,200



55,800



49,400



49,400



2019


66,800



65,200



63,400



60,800



60,800



U.S. Rooms












2021


33,500



30,600









2020


42,900



41,800



38,100



34,700



34,700



2019


51,700



50,700



49,100



45,600



45,600



International Rooms










2021


15,000



14,900









2020


16,400



16,400



17,700



14,700



14,700



2019


15,100



14,500



14,300



15,200



15,200


 

Table 6 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

HISTORICAL REVPAR AND ROOMS
















First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year

Total System












Global RevPAR











2021


$

24.90



$

36.92









2020


$

27.68



$

17.31



$

29.23



$

23.84



$

24.51



2019


$

36.21



$

44.06



$

46.94



$

36.36



$

40.92



U.S. RevPAR












2021


$

30.62



$

48.37









2020


$

33.45



$

23.19



$

36.31



$

27.80



$

30.20



2019


$

40.56



$

50.98



$

53.79



$

40.09



$

46.39



International RevPAR










2021


$

15.83



$

18.84









2020


$

18.45



$

7.96



$

17.72



$

17.37



$

15.35



2019


$

28.92



$

32.47



$

35.63



$

30.29



$

31.85



Global Rooms











2021


797,200



798,000









2020


828,300



812,900



804,000



795,900



795,900



2019


812,100



816,600



821,800



831,000



831,000



U.S. Rooms












2021


486,000



484,800









2020


506,800



502,000



497,700



487,300



487,300



2019


506,600



508,300



509,200



510,200



510,200



International Rooms











2021


311,200



313,200









2020


321,500



310,900



306,300



308,600



308,600



2019


305,500



308,300



312,600



320,800



320,800



NOTE: Amounts may not foot due to rounding. Results reflect the reclassification of rooms from the Hotel Management segment to the Hotel Franchising segment related to the CorePoint Lodging asset sales.

 

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

2021










Net income

$

24



$

68








Provision for income taxes

11



25








Depreciation and amortization

24



24








Interest expense, net

28



22








Early extinguishment of debt (a)



18








Stock-based compensation expense

5



8








Development advance notes amortization (b)

2



2








Separation-related expenses (c)

2



1








Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (d)

1










Adjusted EBITDA

$

97



$

168


















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


Development advance notes amortization (b)

2



2



2



2



9


Impairments, net (e)



206







206


Restructuring costs (f)

13



16





5



34


Transaction-related expenses, net (g)

8



5







12


Separation-related expenses (c)

1







1



2


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (d)





1





2


Adjusted EBITDA

$

109



$

66



$

103



$

58



$

336












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


Development advance notes amortization (b)

2



2



2



2



8


Impairment, net (h)



45







45


Contract termination costs (i)



9



34



(1)



42


Restructuring costs (j)







8



8


Transaction-related expenses, net (g)

7



11



12



10



40


Separation-related expenses (c)

21



1







22


Transaction-related item (k)





20





20


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (d)

1





3



1



5


Adjusted EBITDA

$

113



$

161



$

192



$

155



$

621


____________________

NOTE: Amounts may not add due to rounding.

(a)

Relates to the redemption premium and non-cash expenses associated with the early redemption of the Company's 5.375% senior unsecured notes. These expenses were recorded in interest expense, net on the Company's income/(loss) statement.

(b)

Represents the non-cash amortization of development advance notes, which is now excluded from adjusted EBITDA to reflect how the Company's chief operating decision maker reviews operating performance.

(c)

Represents costs associated with the Company's spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide.

(d)

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

(e)

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.

(f)

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

(g)

Primarily relates to integration costs incurred in connection with the Company's acquisition of La Quinta.

(h)

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

(i)

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

(j)

Represents a charge related to enhancing the Company's organizational efficiency and rationalizing our operations.

(k)

Represents the one-time fee credit related to the Company's 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 Earnings/(Loss) Per Share to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS:








Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

$

0.73



$

(1.86)



$

0.99



$

(1.63)










Net income/(loss)

$

68



$

(174)



$

93



$

(152)










Adjustments:








Early extinguishment of debt (a)

18





18




Acquisition-related amortization expense (b)

9



9



18



19


Separation-related expenses

1





3



1


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries





1



1


Impairments, net



206





206


Restructuring costs



16





29


Transaction-related expenses, net



5





13


















Total adjustments before tax

28



236



40



269


Income tax provision (c)

7



53



10



61


Total adjustments after tax

21



183



30



208


Adjusted net income

$

89



$

9



$

123



$

56


Adjustments - EPS impact

0.22



1.96



0.32



2.22


Adjusted diluted EPS

$

0.95



$

0.10



$

1.31



$

0.59










Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

94.1



93.3



93.9



93.6


____________________

(a)

Relates to the redemption premium and non-cash expenses associated with the early redemption of the Company's 5.375% senior unsecured notes. These expenses were recorded in interest expense, net on the Company's income/(loss) statement.

(b)

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

(c)

Reflects the estimated tax effects of the adjustments.

 

Table 8

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

2021 OUTLOOK

As of July 28, 2021

(In millions, except per share data)





2021 Outlook

Fee-related and other revenues (a)

$

1,160 - 1,190

Adjusted EBITDA


525 - 535

Depreciation and amortization expense (b)


56 - 58

Development advance notes amortization expense


9 - 11

Stock-based compensation expense


27 - 29

Interest expense, net (c)


94 - 96

Adjusted income before income taxes


333 - 348

Income tax expense (d)


89 - 94

Adjusted net income

$

244 - 254




Adjusted diluted EPS

$

2.60 - 2.70




Diluted shares (e)


94.0




Marketing, reservation and loyalty funds


Break even




Capital expenditures


 Approx. $40

Development advance notes


Approx. $40




Free cash flow conversion rate (f)


 Approx. 55%




Year-over-Year Growth



Global RevPAR (g)


Approx. 40%

Number of rooms


1% - 2%

____________________

(a)

Includes $70 million of license fees, which reflects the minimum levels outlined in the underlying agreements.

(b)

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

(c)

Excludes charges relating to the early extinguishment of debt.

(d)

Outlook assumes an effective tax rate of approximately 27%.

(e)

Excludes the impact of any share repurchases in 2021.

(f)

Represents the percentage of adjusted EBITDA that is expected to produce free cash flow. Free cash flow plus capital expenditures equals net cash from operating activities.

(g)

Compared to 2019, outlook represents a 16% decline in global RevPAR.


In determining adjusted EBITDA, interest expense, net, adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted EPS, 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. The Company calculates 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, early extinguishment of debt charges, 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, income taxes and development advance notes amortization. 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, the Company's definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.


During the first quarter of 2021, the Company modified the definition of adjusted EBITDA to exclude the amortization of development advance notes to reflect how the Company's chief operating decision maker reviews operating performance beginning in 2021. The Company has applied the modified definition of adjusted EBITDA to all periods presented.


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).


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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