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WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS REPORTS STRONG FIRST QUARTER 2022 RESULTS

April 26, 2022

Global Development Pipeline and First Quarter Domestic RevPAR Grow to Record Levels

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2022. Highlights include:

  • Global RevPAR grew 39% compared to first quarter 2021 in constant currency.
  • System-wide rooms grew 200 basis points year-over-year, including 120 basis points of growth in the U.S. and 330 basis points of growth internationally.
  • Diluted earnings per share of $1.14 compared to $0.26 in the first quarter 2021; adjusted diluted earnings per share increased to $0.95 compared to $0.36 in first quarter 2021.
  • Net income of $106 million compared to $24 million in first quarter 2021; adjusted net income of $88 million compared to $33 million in first quarter 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $159 million compared to $97 million in first quarter 2021.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $135 million compared to $64 million in first quarter 2021; free cash flow of $125 million compared to $59 million in first quarter 2021.
  • Completed the exit of its select-service management business.
  • Completed the sale of the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort; the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort is under contract and expected to close in May 2022.
  • Returned $68 million to shareholders through $38 million of share repurchases and a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share.

"Our exemplary first quarter results demonstrate the power of our brands and the value we are driving to our owners, guests, and shareholders," said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, president and chief executive officer. "Strong leisure and everyday business travel demand drove RevPAR 4% above 2019 levels domestically and we continued to simplify our operations by exiting our select-service management business and selling one of our two owned assets. Our development pipeline increased 9% to a record 204,000 rooms, including the first 50 deals for our new extended-stay product, and our room openings grew 50% more than last year, putting us solidly on track with our full year net-room growth guidance."

Fee-related and other revenues increased 36% year-over-year to $316 million primarily reflecting strong ADR growth in the U.S.

The Company generated net income of $106 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, an increase of $82 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, reflecting higher adjusted EBITDA, a gain on the sale of the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort and lower net interest expense. Adjusted EBITDA increased $62 million, or 64%, versus 2021 to $159 million reflecting higher revenue and a favorable timing benefit from the marketing fund, partially offset by higher variable expenses at the Company's owned hotels.

During the first quarter 2022, the Company's marketing fund revenues exceeded expenses by $7 million; while in first quarter 2021, the Company's marketing fund expenses exceeded revenues by $7 million.

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



March 31, 2022


March 31, 2021


YOY Change
(bps)

United States


491,900


486,000


120

International


321,400


311,200


330

Global


813,300


797,200


200

The Company's global system grew 200 basis points, reflecting 120 basis points of growth in the U.S. and 330 basis points of growth internationally. As expected, these increases included strong growth in both the higher RevPAR midscale and above segments in the U.S. and the direct franchising business in China, which grew 6% and 12%, respectively. The Company remains solidly on track with its goal of achieving a retention rate above 95% and its net room growth outlook of 2 to 4% for the full year 2022.

RevPAR



First
Quarter 2022


YOY Constant
Currency
% Change


Constant Currency
% Change
vs. 2019

United States


$

42.11



38

%


4

%

International


21.95



46



(17)


Global


34.06



39



(4)


First quarter RevPAR grew 39% globally in constant currency, including 38% growth in the U.S. and 46% growth internationally. The increase is approximately two-thirds driven by stronger pricing power and one-third driven by higher occupancy levels.

Business Segment Discussion


Revenue


Adjusted EBITDA


First Quarter
2022


First Quarter
2021


% Change


First Quarter
2022


First Quarter
2021


% Change

Hotel Franchising

$

272



$

209



30

%


$

155



$

105



48

%

Hotel Management

99



94



5



20



5



n/a


Corporate and Other







(16)



(13)



(23)


Total Company

$

371



$

303



22



$

159



$

97



64


Hotel Franchising revenues increased 30% year-over-year to $272 million primarily due to the global RevPAR increase. Hotel Franchising adjusted EBITDA increased 48% to $155 million reflecting the growth in revenues and a timing benefit from the marketing fund.

Hotel Management revenues increased 5% year-over-year to $99 million, including a $16 million decrease in cost-reimbursement revenues, which have no impact on adjusted EBITDA. Absent cost-reimbursements, Hotel Management revenues increased $21 million, or 91%, to $44 million primarily due to the global RevPAR increase and improved performance at the Company's owned hotels. Hotel Management adjusted EBITDA increased $15 million year-over-year reflecting the revenue increases, partially offset by higher variable expenses at the Company's owned hotels.

Development

The Company awarded 165 new contracts this quarter, including 50 new construction projects for the Company's new extended-stay brand, compared to 112 in the first quarter 2021. On March 31, 2022, the Company's global development pipeline consisted of approximately 1,600 hotels and approximately 204,000 rooms, of which approximately 80% is in the midscale and above segments (nearly 70% in the U.S.). The pipeline grew 9% year-over-year, including 12% domestically and 7% internationally. Approximately 63% of the Company's development pipeline is international and 79% is new construction, of which approximately 35% has broken ground.

Exit of Select-Service Management Business

On March 3, 2022, the Company completed the exit of its select-service management business and received proceeds of $84 million from CorePoint Lodging ("CPLG"). The franchise agreements for these hotels remained in-place at their stated fee structure with CPLG's buyer, Highgate Holdings, Inc. The proceeds received were offset on the Company's income statement by the non-cash write-off of the remaining balance of the management contract intangible asset that was created upon the acquisition of La Quinta Holdings in 2018.

Sale of Owned Hotels

On March 24, 2022, the Company completed the sale of the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando for gross proceeds of approximately $121 million and recognized a $36 million gain on sale, which has been excluded from Adjusted EBITDA. The Company entered into a 20-year franchise agreement with the buyer.

The Company is under contract and expects to complete the sale of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort in Puerto Rico in May 2022. The Company expects to enter into a 20-year franchise agreement with the buyer in connection with the sale.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

The Company generated $135 million of net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of 2022 and $125 million of free cash flow. The Company ended the quarter with a cash balance of $416 million, including $84 million of proceeds received in connection with the Company's exit of its select-service management business and gross proceeds of approximately $121 million received in connection with its sale of the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort. These inflows are reflected within the investing section of the Statement of Cash Flows and therefore not included in the Company's free cash flow.

At March 31, 2022, the Company had approximately $1.2 billion in total liquidity and its net debt leverage ratio was 2.6 times, below the Company's 3 to 4 times stated target range. Excluding the proceeds received in connection with the exit of its select-service management business and the sale of the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort, which are expected to be redeployed, the net debt leverage ratio was 2.9 times.

In April 2022, the Company amended its $750 million revolving credit facility, extending the maturity from May 2023 to April 2027 on similar terms as the previous facility, and issued a new $400 million senior secured Term Loan A facility, which matures in April 2027. The proceeds from the Term Loan A were used to repay a portion of the Company's existing Term Loan B facility, which is scheduled to mature in May 2025. There was no increase in rates from the Term Loan B to the new Term Loan A.

Share Repurchases and Dividends

During the first quarter of 2022, the Company repurchased approximately 455,100 shares of its common stock for $38 million at an average price of $83.72 per share.

The Company paid common stock dividends of $30 million, or $0.32 per share, in the first quarter of 2022.

Full-Year 2022 Outlook

The Company is updating its outlook as follows:



Updated Outlook


Prior Outlook

Year-over-year rooms growth


2% - 4%


2% - 4%

Year-over-year global RevPAR growth


12% - 16%


12% - 16%

Fee-related and other revenues (a)


$1.28 - $1.31 billion


$1.34 - $1.37 billion

Adjusted EBITDA


$605 - $625 million


$605 - $625 million

Adjusted net income (b)


$317 - $329 million


$308 - $320 million

Adjusted diluted EPS


$3.39 - $3.51


$3.28 - $3.40

Free cash flow conversion rate (c)


~55%


~55%








(a)

Reflects the removal of post-sale revenues related to the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek and Wyndham Grand Rio Mar from prior projections.

(b)

Reflects the removal from prior projections of depreciation related to the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek and Wyndham Grand Rio Mar.

(c)

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

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 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 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 866 831-8713 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 April 27, 2022. A telephone replay will be available for approximately ten days beginning at noon ET on April 27, 2022 at 800 839-4992.

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 over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 813,000 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 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company's award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers approximately 94 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 the Company's current views and expectations with respect to its future performance and operations, including revenues, earnings, cash flow and other financial and operating measures, share repurchases and dividends, restructuring charges and statements related to the 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 the Company 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 the Company 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, resurgence 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 during the recovery from COVID-19 and any resurgence or mutations of the virus; various actions governments, businesses and individuals continue to take in response to the pandemic, including stay-in-place directives (including, for instance, quarantine and isolation guidelines and mandates), safety mitigation guidance, as well as the timing, availability and adoption rates of vaccinations, booster shots and other treatments for COVID-19; concerns with or threats of other pandemics, contagious diseases or health epidemics, including the effects of 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; risks related to restructuring or strategic initiatives; 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; 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.

Contacts

Investors:

Matt Capuzzi

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

973 753-6453

ir@wyndham.com

Media: 

Maire Griffin

Senior Vice President, Global Communications  

973 753-6590 

WyndhamHotelsNews@wyndham.com

 

Table 1

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

INCOME STATEMENT

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended March 31,


2022


2021

Net revenues




Royalties and franchise fees

$

110



$

78


Marketing, reservation and loyalty

111



85


Management and other fees

35



19


License and other fees

19



20


Other

41



30


Fee-related and other revenues

316



232


Cost reimbursements

55



71


Net revenues

371



303






Expenses




Marketing, reservation and loyalty

104



92


Operating

35



27


General and administrative

29



24


Cost reimbursements

55



71


Depreciation and amortization

24



24


Gain on asset sale

(36)




Separation-related



2


Total expenses

211



240






Operating income

160



63


Interest expense, net

20



28






Income before income taxes

140



35


Provision for income taxes

34



11


Net income

$

106



$

24






Earnings per share




Basic

$

1.15



$

0.26


Diluted

1.14



0.26






Weighted average shares outstanding




Basic

92.5



93.4


Diluted

93.2



93.8


 

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











2022

$

272



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

209



$

283



$

337



$

270



$

1,099



2020

243



182



236



202



863



2019

269



331



379



300



1,279



Adjusted EBITDA  (a)











2022

$

155



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

105



$

166



$

193



$

128



$

592



2020

110



86



119



77



392



2019

115



164



197



153



629













Hotel Management











Net revenues











2022

$

99



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

94



$

123



$

126



$

122



$

466



2020

167



76



101



94



437



2019

197



201



180



190



768



Adjusted EBITDA











2022

$

20



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

5



$

16



$

16



$

19



$

57



2020

17



(4)



2



(1)



13



2019

16



16



13



21



66













Corporate and Other











Net revenues











2022

$



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021



$



$



$



$



2020











2019

2



1



1



2



6



Adjusted EBITDA











2022

$

(16)



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

(13)



$

(14)



$

(15)



$

(16)



$

(59)



2020

(18)



(16)



(18)



(18)



(69)



2019

(18)



(19)



(18)



(19)



(74)



Table 2 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

HISTORICAL REVENUE AND ADJUSTED EBITDA BY SEGMENT






First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year

Total Company











Net revenues











2022

$

371



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

303



$

406



$

463



$

392



$

1,565



2020

410



258



337



296



1,300



2019

468



533



560



492



2,053



Net income/(loss)











2022

$

106



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

24



$

68



$

103



$

48



$

244



2020

22



(174)



27



(7)



(132)



2019

21



26



45



64



157



Adjusted EBITDA  (a)











2022

$

159



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021

97



$

168



$

194



$

131



$

590



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 2019 and 2020 has been recast to exclude the amortization of development advance notes to be consistent with the presentation adopted in 2021.

 

Table 3

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

CONDENSED CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended March 31,


2022


2021

Operating activities




   Net income

$

106



$

24


   Depreciation and amortization

24



24


   Trade receivables

17



10


   Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(32)



(24)


   Deferred revenues

19



9


   Payments of development advance notes

(7)



(8)


   Other, net

8



29


Net cash provided by operating activities

135



64


Investing activities




   Property and equipment additions

(10)



(5)


   Proceeds from asset sales, net (a)

202




Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities

192



(5)


Financing activities




   Payments of long-term debt, net

(4)



(4)


   Dividends to shareholders

(30)



(15)


   Repurchases of common stock

(39)




   Other, net

(9)



(2)


Net cash used in financing activities

(82)



(21)






Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

245



38


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

171



493


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

416



$

531










(a) 

Includes proceeds of $118 million, net of transaction costs, received from the Company's sale of the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort and $84 million of proceeds from CPLG related to the Company's exit of its select-service management business.

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. Free cash flow is not necessarily a representation of how we will use excess cash. A limitation of using free cash flow versus the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities as a means for evaluating Wyndham Hotels is that free cash flow does not represent the total cash movement for the period as detailed in the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows.







Three Months Ended March 31,


2022


2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

135



$

64


Less: Property and equipment additions


(10)




(5)


Free cash flow

$

125



$

59














 

Table 4

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY AND DEBT

(In millions)

(Unaudited)






As of
March 31, 2022


As of
December 31, 2021

Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

416



$

171


Trade receivables, net

229



246


Assets held for sale

67



154


Property and equipment, net

106



106


Goodwill and intangible assets, net

3,104



3,200


Other current and non-current assets

370



392


Total assets

$

4,292



$

4,269






Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Total debt

$

2,079



$

2,084


Other current liabilities

359



376


Deferred income tax liabilities

350



366


Other non-current liabilities

345



354


Total liabilities

3,133



3,180


Total stockholders' equity

1,159



1,089


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

4,292



$

4,269






Our outstanding debt was as follows:





As of
March 31, 2022


As of
December 31, 2021



$750 million revolving credit facility (due May 2023) (a)

$



$


Term loan (due May 2025) (a)

1,537



1,541


4.375% senior unsecured notes (due August 2028)

493



493


Finance leases

49



50


   Total debt

2,079



2,084


Cash and cash equivalents

416



171


   Net debt

$

1,663



$

1,913



Our outstanding debt matures as follows:





As of
March 31, 2022


As of
April 26, 2022
(b)

Within 1 year

$

21



$

5


Between 1 and 2 years

22



26


Between 2 and 3 years

22



26


Between 3 and 4 years

1,495



1,173


Between 4 and 5 years

7



37


Thereafter

512



812


  Total

$

2,079



$

2,079









(a) 

In April 2022, the Company amended its credit agreement, which extended the maturity of the revolving credit facility from May 2023 to April 2027 and issued a new $400 million term loan A, which also matures in April 2027. The proceeds from the new term loan were used to pay down a portion of the existing term loan B, which matures in May 2025.

(b) 

Reflects impact to maturity schedule from issuance of new $400 million term loan A and use of proceeds to repay a portion of existing term loan B.

 

Table 5

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS












Three Months Ended March 31,




2022


2021


Change


% Change



Beginning Room Count (January 1)










   United States

490,600


487,300


3,300


1%



   International

319,500


308,600


10,900


4



   Global

810,100


795,900


14,200


2













Additions










   United States

6,800


3,500


3,300


94



   International

4,600


4,100


500


12



   Global

11,400


7,600


3,800


50













Deletions










   United States

(5,500)


(4,800)


(700)


(15)



   International

(2,700)


(1,500)


(1,200)


(80)



   Global

(8,200)


(6,300)


(1,900)


(30)













Ending Room Count (March 31)










   United States

491,900


486,000


5,900


1



   International

321,400


311,200


10,200


3



   Global

813,300


797,200


16,100


2%














As of March 31,


FY 2019

Royalty
Contribution
(a)


2022


2021


Change


% Change


System Size










United States










   Economy

240,400


249,200


(8,800)


(4%)



   Midscale and Upper Midscale

232,900


220,200


12,700


6



   Upscale and Above

18,600


16,600


2,000


12



Total United States

491,900


486,000


5,900


1%


86%











International










    Greater China 

154,900


146,500


8,400


6%


3

   Rest of Asia Pacific

29,400


27,900


1,500


5


1

   Europe, the Middle East and Africa

66,600


66,500


100



4

   Canada

39,100


40,500


(1,400)


(3)


5

   Latin America

31,400


29,800


1,600


5


1

Total International

321,400


311,200


10,200


3%


14











Global

813,300


797,200


16,100


2%


100%









(a) 

FY 2019 provided to illustrate pre-pandemic results.

 

Table 5 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

REVENUE DRIVERS








Three Months Ended
March 31, 2022


Constant Currency

% Change (a)


Three-Year Basis

% Change (b)

Regional RevPAR Growth






United States






   Economy

$

35.14



28%


11%

   Midscale and Upper Midscale

47.23



41


(1)

   Upscale and Above

79.54



81


(14)

Total United States

$

42.11



38%


4%







International






   Greater China

$

13.31



(5%)


(29%)

   Rest of Asia Pacific

22.85



16


(37)

   Europe, the Middle East and Africa

30.26



123


(18)

   Canada

33.64



61


(6)

   Latin America

32.56



132


33

Total International

$

21.95



46%


(17%)







Global

$

34.06



39%


(4%)








Three Months Ended March 31,




2022


2021


% Change

Average Royalty Rate






United States

4.6%


4.6%


International

2.3%


2.0%


30 bps

Global

4.0%


4.0%










(a) 

International excludes the impact of currency exchange movements.

(b) 

Compares 2022 to 2019; international 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












2022


$

33.08



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

24.02



$

35.69



$

44.67



$

34.77



$

34.85



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












2022


$

41.01



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

29.68



$

46.99



$

56.38



$

42.45



$

43.95



2020


$

31.43



$

23.19



$

36.06



$

27.28



$

29.50



2019


$

37.69



$

48.65



$

51.93



$

37.96



$

44.09



International RevPAR














2022


$

21.05



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

15.26



$

18.21



$

26.62



$

23.13



$

20.86



2020


$

17.39



$

7.66



$

17.39



$

16.71



$

14.75



2019


$

27.56



$

31.59



$

34.79



$

29.15



$

30.80



Global Rooms












2022


793,200



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


748,700



752,500



758,600



769,400



769,400



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












2022


486,600



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


452,500



454,200



458,000



465,100



465,100



2020


463,900



460,200



459,600



452,600



452,600



2019


454,900



457,600



460,100



464,600



464,600



International Rooms














2022


306,600



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


296,200



298,300



300,600



304,300



304,300



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












2022


$

56.55



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

38.17



$

56.08



$

64.63



$

57.57



$

53.81



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












2022


$

69.92



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

42.89



$

67.42



$

78.27



$

66.77



$

63.20



2020


$

54.35



$

23.21



$

39.12



$

34.14



$

37.97



2019


$

65.58



$

71.61



$

70.75



$

60.89



$

67.32



International RevPAR















2022


$

40.26



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

27.12



$

31.20



$

37.53



$

40.96



$

34.31



2020


$

38.07



$

13.78



$

23.16



$

29.86



$

26.21



2019


$

55.12



$

49.53



$

52.49



$

53.67



$

52.69



Global Rooms











2022


20,100



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


48,500



45,500



44,000



40,700



40,700



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












2022


5,300



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


33,500



30,600



28,800



25,500



25,500



2020


42,900



41,800



38,100



34,700



34,700



2019


51,700



50,700



49,100



45,600



45,600



International Rooms














2022


14,800



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


15,000



14,900



15,200



15,200



15,200



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












2022


$

34.06



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

24.90



$

36.92



$

45.80



$

35.99



$

35.95



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












2022


$

42.11



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

30.62



$

48.37



$

57.73



$

43.84



$

45.19



2020


$

33.45



$

23.19



$

36.31



$

27.80



$

30.20



2019


$

40.56



$

50.98



$

53.79



$

40.09



$

46.39



International RevPAR














2022


$

21.95



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


$

15.83



$

18.84



$

27.15



$

23.99



$

21.52



2020


$

18.45



$

7.96



$

17.72



$

17.37



$

15.35



2019


$

28.92



$

32.47



$

35.63



$

30.29



$

31.85



Global Rooms











2022


813,300



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


797,200



798,000



802,600



810,100



810,100



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












2022


491,900



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


486,000



484,800



486,800



490,600



490,600



2020


506,800



502,000



497,700



487,300



487,300



2019


506,600



508,300



509,200



510,200



510,200



International Rooms












2022


321,400



n/a



n/a



n/a



n/a



2021


311,200



313,200



315,800



319,500



319,500



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, including approximately 19,000 rooms in first quarter 2022.

 

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

2022










Net income

$

106










Provision for income taxes

34










Depreciation and amortization

24










Interest expense, net

20










Stock-based compensation expense

8










Development advance notes amortization (a)

3










Gain on asset sale (b)


(36)










Adjusted EBITDA

$

159




















2021










Net income

$

24



$

68



$

103



$

48



$

244


Provision for income taxes

11



25



36



19



91


Depreciation and amortization

24



24



23



25



95


Interest expense, net

28



22



22



22



93


Early extinguishment of debt (c)



18







18


Stock-based compensation expense

5



8



7



8



28


Development advance notes amortization (a)

2



2



3



3



11


Impairments, net (d)







6



6


Separation-related expenses (e)

2



1







3


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (f)

1









1


Adjusted EBITDA

$

97



$

168



$

194



$

131



$

590












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 (a)

2



2



2



2



9


Impairments, net (d)



206







206


Restructuring costs (g)

13



16





5



34


Transaction-related expenses, net (h)

8



5







12


Separation-related expenses (e)

1







1



2


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (f)





1





2


Adjusted EBITDA

$

109



$

66



$

103



$

58



$

336



Table 7 (continued)

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

(In millions)












First Quarter


Second Quarter


Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter


Full Year

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 (a)

2



2



2



2



8


Impairment, net (i)



45







45


Contract termination costs (j)



9



34



(1)



42


Restructuring costs (k)







8



8


Transaction-related expenses, net (h)

7



11



12



10



40


Separation-related expenses (e)

21



1







22


Transaction-related item (l)





20





20


Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries (f)

1





3



1



5


Adjusted EBITDA

$

113



$

161



$

192



$

155



$

621










NOTE:

Amounts may not add due to rounding.

(a)

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.

(b)

Represents gain on sale of the Company's owned hotel, the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort.

(c)

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 statement.

(d) 

2021 represents a non-cash charge to reduce the carrying values of the Company's owned hotels long-lived assets to their fair value in connection with the Company's Board approval of a plan to sell these assets in 2022. 2020 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.

(e) 

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

(f) 

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

(g) 

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

(h) 

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

(i) 

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

(j) 

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

(k) 

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

(l) 

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 and Diluted Earnings Per Share to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS:





Three Months Ended March 31,


2022


2021

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.14


$

0.26





Net income

$

106


$

24





Adjustments:




     Acquisition-related amortization expense (a)

12


9

     Gain on asset sale (b)

(36)


  Separation-related expenses


2

  Foreign currency impact of highly inflationary countries


1

          Total adjustments before tax

(24)


12

     Income tax (benefit)/provision (c)

(6)


3

Total adjustments after tax

(18)


9

Adjusted net income

$

88


$

33

Adjustments - EPS impact

(0.19)


0.10

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

0.95


$

0.36





Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

93.2


93.8









(a) 

Reflected in depreciation and amortization on the income statement.

(b)

Represents gain on sale of the Company's owned hotel, the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort.

(c) 

Reflects the estimated tax effects of the adjustments.

 

Table 8

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

2022 OUTLOOK

As of April 26, 2022

(In millions, except per share data)











2022 Outlook (b)


2021


2019

Fee-related and other revenues

$

1,280 - 1,310


$

1,245


$

1,430

Adjusted EBITDA (a)


605 - 625



590



621

Depreciation and amortization expense (c)


46 - 48



57



72

Development advance notes amortization expense


12 - 14



11



8

Stock-based compensation expense


36 - 38



28



15

Interest expense, net


81 - 83



93



100

Adjusted income before income taxes


426 - 444



401



426

Income tax expense (d)


109 - 115



104



109

Adjusted net income (a)

$

317 - 329


$

297


$

317










Adjusted diluted EPS

$

3.39 - 3.51


$

3.16


$

3.28










Diluted shares (e)


93.6



93.9



96.6










Marketing, reservation and loyalty funds


 Approx. $10


$

18


$

(1)










Capital expenditures


 Approx. $40


$

37


$

50

Development advance notes


Approx. $55


$

32


$

19










Free cash flow conversion rate (f)


 Approx. 55%



66%



8%










Year-over-Year Growth









Global RevPAR (g)


12% - 16%



47%



0%

Number of rooms


2% - 4%



2%



3%








(a) 

Net income for full-year 2021 and 2019 was $244 million and $157 million, respectively. Please see Table 7 for reconciliation.

(b) 

Updated, where applicable, to remove the future projections related to the Company's owned hotels subsequent to their sale dates.

(c) 

Excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of $32 - $34 million.

(d) 

Outlook assumes an effective tax rate of approximately 26%.

(e) 

Excludes the impact of any share repurchases after March 31, 2022.

(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. Net cash provided by operating activities was $426 million and $100 million during 2021 and 2019, respectively.

(g) 

Outlook represents global RevPAR consistent with 2019 levels.


In determining adjusted EBITDA, interest expense, net, adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted EPS and 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), gain/(loss) on asset sales 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), gain/(loss) on asset sales, 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.


Net Debt Leverage Ratio: Calculated by dividing total debt less cash and cash equivalents by trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA.


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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