Hyatt Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

CHICAGO--()--Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported first quarter 2015 financial results as follows:

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $169 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to $172 million in the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of 1.7%.
  • Adjusted for special items, net income attributable to Hyatt was $17 million, or $0.11 per share, during the first quarter of 2015 compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $20 million, or $0.13 per share, during the first quarter of 2014.
  • Net income attributable to Hyatt was $22 million, or $0.15 per share, during the first quarter of 2015 compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $56 million, or $0.36 per share, in the first quarter of 2014.
  • Comparable owned and leased hotels RevPAR increased 3.8% (6.5% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014.
  • Comparable owned and leased hotels operating margins increased 50 basis points in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014. Owned and leased hotels operating margins increased 30 basis points in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014.
  • Comparable systemwide RevPAR increased 4.6% (7.4% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014.
  • Comparable U.S. full service hotel RevPAR increased 8.4% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014. Comparable U.S. select service hotel RevPAR increased 10.1% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014.
  • Nine hotels were opened during the first quarter of 2015. As of March 31, 2015, the Company's executed contract base consisted of approximately 250 hotels or approximately 55,000 rooms.
  • The Company repurchased 3,192,629 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $58.67 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $187 million.

Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, said, "The year is off to a strong start with first quarter comparable systemwide RevPAR increasing 7.4% in constant dollars. We saw robust performance in our largest market, with U.S. full service RevPAR increasing 8.4% and U.S. select service RevPAR increasing 10.1%, with the majority of both increases coming from average daily rate.

"Comparable owned and leased margins in the Americas increased 110 basis points while margins at hotels outside the Americas continue to be negatively impacted by market-specific factors. Total fee revenue increased 18% in the quarter, driven by strong performance at existing hotels and new hotel openings.

"We continued our innovation around brands and guest experience in 2015. Our newest brand, Hyatt Centric, saw its first opening in Chicago last month and we expect this brand to position us well in the rapidly growing lifestyle segment. The initial response from our guests and our owners has been very positive and we expect approximately 15 Hyatt Centric hotels to be open by the end of 2015. In the first quarter, we also launched industry-leading free Wi-Fi access and we are working to expand engagement with our guests through a number of new digital initiatives.

"During the quarter, we continued our balanced approach to capital allocation which includes return of capital to shareholders. We have repurchased $234 million of common stock year-to-date through May 1, 2015. Over the course of 2015, we expect to spend approximately $350 million on capital expenditures as well as maintain a significant level of investment spending to support growth. We continue to seek opportunities to deploy our capital in markets in which we are underrepresented, while maintaining a strong balance sheet.

"Looking ahead, we believe the U.S. will continue to outperform as we see continued strength in both group and transient demand in most markets. We expect to continue our strong pace of new openings. We opened nine new hotels in the first quarter and expect to open approximately 50 hotels in 2015 across all regions and brands. Our executed contract base remains robust at 250 hotels, which we believe demonstrates strong owner preference for our brands around the world."

Owned and Leased Hotels Segment

Total segment Adjusted EBITDA decreased 0.8% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

Owned and leased hotels Adjusted EBITDA decreased 3.8% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. See the table on page 15 of the accompanying schedules for a detailed list of portfolio changes and the year-over-year net impact to first quarter owned and leased hotels Adjusted EBITDA.

Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA increased 15.0% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

Revenue decreased 7.1% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Owned and leased hotels expenses decreased 7.5% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

RevPAR for comparable owned and leased hotels increased 3.8% (6.5% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Occupancy increased 150 basis points and ADR increased 1.7% (4.4% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2014.

Comparable owned and leased hotels revenue increased 3.9% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Excluding expenses related to benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts and non-comparable hotel expenses, expenses increased 3.2% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. See the table on page 9 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotels expenses to owned and leased hotels expenses.

The following hotel was removed from the owned and leased hotels portfolio as it was sold during the first quarter:

  • Hyatt Regency Indianapolis (499 rooms)

The Company entered into a franchise agreement for the hotel listed above and therefore the hotel remains included in the Hyatt system.

Management and Franchise Fees

Total fee revenue increased 18.0% to $105 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Base management fees increased 7.3% to $44 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Incentive management fees increased 11.1% to $30 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Franchise fees increased 50.0% to $21 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, primarily due to hotels recently converted from managed to franchised, new hotels and improved performance at existing hotels. Other fee revenues increased 42.9% to $10 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, due to the amortization of deferred gains resulting from the sales of hotels subject to long-term management agreements.

Americas Management and Franchising Segment

Adjusted EBITDA increased 23.2% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

RevPAR for comparable Americas full service hotels increased 7.5% (8.3% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Occupancy increased 160 basis points and ADR increased 5.3% (6.0% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2014.

Group rooms revenue at comparable U.S. full service hotels increased 10.0% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Group room nights increased 3.8% and group ADR increased 5.9% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

Transient rooms revenue at comparable U.S. full service hotels increased 6.7% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Transient room nights decreased 0.1% and transient ADR increased 6.7% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

RevPAR for comparable Americas select service hotels increased 10.1% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Occupancy increased 100 basis points and ADR increased 8.7% compared to the same period in 2014.

Revenue from management, franchise and other fees increased 17.3% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

The following four hotels were added to the portfolio during the first quarter:

  • Hyatt House Salt Lake City / Downtown (franchised, 159 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Canton (franchised, 105 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Columbia / Downtown / The Vista (franchised, 132 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Tijuana, Mexico (managed, 145 rooms)

One hotel was removed from the portfolio during the first quarter.

Southeast Asia, China, Australia, South Korea and Japan (ASPAC) Management and Franchising Segment

Adjusted EBITDA was flat in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

RevPAR for comparable ASPAC hotels was flat (increased 5.8% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Occupancy increased 260 basis points and ADR decreased 3.9% (increased 1.6% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2014.

Revenue from management, franchise and other fees was flat in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

The following hotel was added to the portfolio during the first quarter:

  • Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort, China (managed, 207 rooms)

One hotel was removed from the portfolio during the first quarter.

Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia (EAME/SW Asia) Management Segment

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 45.5% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

RevPAR for comparable EAME/SW Asia full service hotels decreased 8.1% (increased 1.4% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Occupancy increased 90 basis points and ADR decreased 9.4% (0.1% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2014.

Revenue from management and other fees decreased 11.1% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, primarily due to the impact from the stronger U.S. dollar.

The following four hotels were added to the portfolio during the first quarter:

  • Park Hyatt Zanzibar, Tanzania (managed, 67 rooms)
  • Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, United Arab Emirates (managed, 464 rooms)
  • Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy, Turkey (managed, 284 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Pune / Hinjewadi, India (managed, 117 rooms)

Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased 8.0% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses increased 3.5% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Refer to the table on page 8 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses to selling, general, and administrative expenses.

OPENINGS AND FUTURE EXPANSION

Nine hotels were added in the first quarter of 2015, each of which is listed above.

The Company expects that a significant number of new hotels will be opened under all of the Company's brands in the future. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had executed management or franchise contracts for approximately 250 hotels (or approximately 55,000 rooms) across all brands. The executed contracts represent potential entry into several new countries and expansion into new markets or markets in which the Company is under-represented.

SHARE REPURCHASE

During the first quarter of 2015, the Company repurchased 3,192,629 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $58.67 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $187 million. From April 1 through May 1, 2015, the Company repurchased 798,180 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $58.79 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $47 million. As of May 1, 2015, the Company had approximately $210 million remaining under its share repurchase authorization.

CORPORATE FINANCE / ASSET RECYCLING

During the first quarter, the Company completed the following transactions:

  • Sold Hyatt Regency Indianapolis (499 rooms) for approximately $71 million and entered into a franchise agreement for the hotel.

BALANCE SHEET / OTHER ITEMS

As of March 31, 2015, the Company reported the following:

  • Total debt of approximately $1.4 billion.
  • Pro rata share of non-recourse unconsolidated hospitality venture debt of approximately $655 million compared with approximately $638 million as of December 31, 2014.
  • Cash and cash equivalents, including investments in highly-rated money market funds and similar investments, of approximately $563 million, short-term investments of approximately $80 million and restricted cash of approximately $341 million.
  • Undrawn borrowing availability of approximately $1.5 billion under its revolving credit facility.

2015 INFORMATION

The Company is providing the following information for the 2015 fiscal year:

  • Adjusted SG&A expense is expected to be approximately $315 million.
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $350 million, including approximately $180 million for investment in new properties.
  • In addition to the capital expenditures described above, the Company intends to continue a strong level of investment spending. Investment spending includes acquisitions, equity investments in joint ventures, debt investments, contract acquisition costs or other investments.
  • Depreciation and amortization expense is expected to be approximately $310 million.
  • Interest expense is expected to be approximately $70 million.
  • The Company expects to open approximately 50 hotels in 2015.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will hold an investor conference call today, May 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. CT. All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company’s website at www.hyatt.com by selecting the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page, or by dialing 647.788.4901, passcode #17020089, approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. CT on May 5, 2015 through May 6, 2015 at midnight by dialing 404.537.3406, passcode #17020089. Additionally, an archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for approximately 90 days.

DEFINITIONS

Adjusted EBITDA

We use the term Adjusted EBITDA throughout this earnings release. Adjusted EBITDA, as we define it, is a non-GAAP measure. We define consolidated Adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation plus our pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA based on our ownership percentage of each venture, adjusted to exclude the following items:

  • equity losses from unconsolidated hospitality ventures;
  • gains on sales of real estate;
  • other loss, net;
  • depreciation and amortization;
  • interest expense; and
  • provision for income taxes.

We calculate consolidated Adjusted EBITDA by adding the Adjusted EBITDA of each of our reportable segments to corporate and other Adjusted EBITDA.

Our board of directors and executive management team focus on Adjusted EBITDA as a key performance and compensation measure both on a segment and on a consolidated basis. Adjusted EBITDA assists us in comparing our performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis because it removes from our operating results the impact of items that do not reflect our core operating performance both on a segment and on a consolidated basis. Our president and chief executive officer, who is our chief operating decision maker, also evaluates the performance of each of our reportable segments and determines how to allocate resources to those segments, in significant part, by assessing the Adjusted EBITDA of each segment. In addition, the compensation committee of our board of directors determines the annual variable compensation for certain members of our management based in part on consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, segment Adjusted EBITDA or some combination of both.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it provides investors the same information that we use internally for purposes of assessing our operating performance and making selected compensation decisions.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a substitute for net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, net income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure prescribed by GAAP. There are limitations to using non-GAAP measures such as Adjusted EBITDA. Although we believe that Adjusted EBITDA can make an evaluation of our operating performance more consistent because it removes items that do not reflect our core operations, other companies in our industry may define Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do. As a result, it may be difficult to use Adjusted EBITDA or similarly named non-GAAP measures that other companies may use to compare the performance of those companies to our performance. Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of the income generated by our business or discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business. Our management compensates for these limitations by reference to our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA supplementally.

Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expense

Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses exclude the impact of expenses related to benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts.

Comparable Owned and Leased Hotels Operating Margin

We define Comparable Owned and Leased Hotels Operating Margin as the difference between comparable owned and leased hotels revenue and comparable owned and leased hotels expenses. Comparable owned and leased hotels revenue is calculated by removing non-comparable hotels revenue from owned and leased hotels revenue as reported in our condensed consolidated statements of income. Comparable owned and leased hotels expenses is calculated by removing both non-comparable owned and leased hotels expenses and the impact of expenses funded through rabbi trusts from owned and leased hotels expenses as reported in our condensed consolidated statements of income.

Comparable Hotels

Comparable systemwide hotels represents all properties we manage or franchise (including owned and leased properties) and that are operated for the entirety of the periods being compared and that have not sustained substantial damage, business interruption or undergone large scale renovations during the periods being compared or for which comparable results are not available. We may use variations of comparable systemwide hotels to specifically refer to comparable systemwide Americas full service or select service hotels for those properties that we manage or franchise within the Americas management and franchising segment, comparable systemwide ASPAC full service hotels for those properties that we manage or franchise within the ASPAC management and franchising segment, or comparable systemwide EAME/SW Asia full service hotels for those properties that we manage within the EAME/SW Asia management segment. Comparable operated hotels is defined the same as Comparable systemwide hotels with the exception that it is limited to only those hotels we manage or operate and excludes hotels we franchise. “Comparable owned and leased hotels” represents all properties we own or lease and that are operated and consolidated for the entirety of the periods being compared and have not sustained substantial damage, business interruption or undergone large scale renovations during the periods being compared or for which comparable results are not available. Comparable systemwide hotels and comparable owned and leased hotels are commonly used as a basis of measurement in the industry. Non-comparable systemwide hotels or Non-comparable owned and leased hotels represent all hotels that do not meet the respective definition of comparable as defined above.

Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

RevPAR is the product of the average daily rate and the average daily occupancy percentage. RevPAR does not include non-room revenues, which consist of ancillary revenues generated by a hotel property, such as food and beverage, parking, telephone and other guest service revenues. Our management uses RevPAR to identify trend information with respect to room revenues from comparable properties and to evaluate hotel performance on a regional and segment basis. RevPAR is a commonly used performance measure in the industry.

RevPAR changes that are driven predominantly by changes in occupancy have different implications for overall revenue levels and incremental profitability than do changes that are driven predominantly by changes in average room rates. For example, increases in occupancy at a hotel would lead to increases in room revenues and additional variable operating costs (including housekeeping services, utilities and room amenity costs), and could also result in increased ancillary revenues (including food and beverage). In contrast, changes in average room rates typically have a greater impact on margins and profitability as there is no substantial effect on variable costs.

Average Daily Rate (ADR)

ADR represents hotel room revenues, divided by total number of rooms sold in a given period. ADR measures average room price attained by a hotel and ADR trends provide useful information concerning the pricing environment and the nature of the customer base of a hotel or group of hotels. ADR is a commonly used performance measure in the industry, and we use ADR to assess the pricing levels that we are able to generate by customer group, as changes in rates have a different effect on overall revenues and incremental profitability than changes in occupancy, as described above.

Occupancy

Occupancy represents the total number of rooms sold divided by the total number of rooms available at a hotel or group of hotels. Occupancy measures the utilization of our hotels' available capacity. Management uses occupancy to gauge demand at a specific hotel or group of hotels in a given period. Occupancy levels also help us determine achievable ADR levels as demand for hotel rooms increases or decreases.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements about our plans, strategies, occupancy and ADR trends, market share, the number of properties we expect to open in the future, our expected adjusted SG&A expense, maintenance and enhancement to existing properties capital expenditures, investments in new properties capital expenditures, depreciation and amortization expense and interest expense estimates, financial performance, prospects or future events and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, general economic uncertainty in key global markets and a worsening of global economic conditions or low levels of economic growth; the rate and the pace of economic recovery following economic downturns; levels of spending in business and leisure segments as well as consumer confidence; declines in occupancy and average daily rate; limited visibility with respect to future bookings; loss of key personnel; hostilities, or fear of hostilities, including future terrorist attacks, that affect travel; travel-related accidents; natural or man-made disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, oil spills, nuclear incidents and global outbreaks of pandemics or contagious diseases or fear of such outbreaks; our ability to successfully achieve certain levels of operating profits at hotels that have performance guarantees in favor of our third party owners; the impact of hotel renovations; our ability to successfully execute our common stock repurchase program; the seasonal and cyclical nature of the real estate and hospitality businesses; changes in distribution arrangements, such as through Internet travel intermediaries; changes in the tastes and preferences of our customers, including the entry of new competitors in the lodging business; relationships with associates and labor unions and changes in labor laws; financial condition of, and our relationships with, third-party property owners, franchisees and hospitality venture partners; if our third-party owners, franchisees or development partners are unable to access capital necessary to fund current operations or implement our plans for growth; risks associated with potential acquisitions and dispositions and the introduction of new brand concepts; the timing of acquisitions and dispositions; failure to successfully complete proposed transactions (including the failure to satisfy closing conditions or obtain required approvals); unforeseen terminations of our management or franchise agreements; changes in federal, state, local or foreign tax law; increases in interest rates and operating costs; foreign exchange rate fluctuations or currency restructurings; lack of acceptance of new brands or innovation; general volatility of the capital markets and our ability to access such markets; changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets where we operate; cyber risks and information technology failures; outcomes of legal proceedings; violations of regulations or laws related to our franchising business; and other risks discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, which filings are available from the SEC. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake or assume any obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of March 31, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 599 properties in 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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Financial Information (unaudited)

 

1.

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

2.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation

3. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Summary of Special Items - Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014
4. Segment Financial Summary
5. Hotel Chain Statistics - Comparable Locations
6. Hotel Brand Statistics - Comparable Locations
7. Fee Summary
8. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses to Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses
9. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Comparable Owned and Leased Hotels Operating Margin to Owned and Leased Hotels Operating Margin
10. Net Gains and Interest Income from Marketable Securities Held to Fund Operating Programs
11. Capital Expenditures and Investment Spending Summary
12. - 13. Properties and Rooms / Units by Geography
14. Properties and Rooms / Units by Brand
15. Year-over-Year Net Impact of Portfolio Changes to Owned and Leased Hotels Adjusted EBITDA - Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

(in millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
   

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2015   2014
REVENUES:
Owned and leased hotels $ 509 $ 548
Management and franchise fees 105 89
Other revenues 7 21
Other revenues from managed properties (a) 433   416  
Total revenues 1,054 1,074
DIRECT AND SELLING, GENERAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:
Owned and leased hotels 384 415
Depreciation and amortization 79 95
Other direct costs 5 8
Selling, general, and administrative 94 87
Other costs from managed properties (a) 433   416  
Direct and selling, general, and administrative expenses 995 1,021
Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs 8 4
Equity losses from unconsolidated hospitality ventures (6 ) (7 )
Interest expense (17 ) (19 )
Gains on sales of real estate 8 61
Other loss, net (18 ) (12 )
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 34 80
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES (12 ) (24 )
NET INCOME 22 56
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS    
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION $ 22   $ 56  
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE - Basic
Net income $ 0.15 $ 0.36
Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 0.15 $ 0.36
EARNINGS PER SHARE - Diluted
Net income $ 0.15 $ 0.36
Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 0.15 $ 0.36
 
Basic share counts 147.3 155.4
Diluted share counts 148.6 156.5
(a)   The Company includes in total revenues the reimbursement of costs incurred on behalf of managed hotel property owners with no added margin and includes in direct and selling, general, and administrative expenses these reimbursed costs. These costs relate primarily to payroll costs where the Company is the employer.
 

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net

Income Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation

The table below provides a reconciliation of consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA to net

income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Adjusted EBITDA, as the Company defines it, is a non-GAAP financial

measure. See Definitions for our definition of Adjusted EBITDA and why we present it.

(in millions)

 
  Three Months Ended March 31,
2015   2014
Adjusted EBITDA $ 169 $ 172
Equity losses from unconsolidated hospitality ventures (6 ) (7 )
Gains on sales of real estate 8 61
Other loss, net (18 ) (12 )
Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA (23 ) (20 )
EBITDA $ 130 $ 194
Depreciation and amortization (79 ) (95 )
Interest expense (17 ) (19 )
Provision for income taxes (12 ) (24 )
Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 22   $ 56  
 

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Summary of Special Items - Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

The following table represents a reconciliation of net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, adjusted for special

items, to net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation presented for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014,

respectively.

(in millions, except per share amounts)

 
 
    Location on Condensed Consolidated

Statements of Income

  Three Months Ended March 31,
2015   2014
Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 22   $ 56  
Earnings per share $ 0.15   $ 0.36  
Special items
Gains on sales of real estate (a) Gains on sales of real estate (8 ) (61 )
Gain on sale of residential property (b)

Equity losses from unconsolidated
hospitality ventures

(1 )
Gain on sale of cost method investment (c) Other loss, net (1 )
Unconsolidated hospitality ventures impairments (d)

Equity losses from unconsolidated
hospitality ventures

  1  
Total special items - pre-tax (9 ) (61 )
Income tax (provision) benefit for special items Provision for income taxes 4   25  
Total special items - after-tax (5 ) (36 )
Special items impact per share $ (0.04 ) $ (0.23 )

Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation,
adjusted for special items

$ 17   $ 20  
Earnings per share, adjusted for special items $ 0.11   $ 0.13  
(a)   Gains on sales of real estate - During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we recorded a gain on the sale of Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, which was sold subject to a franchise agreement. The three months ended March 31, 2014 includes gains on the sales of nine select service properties and one full service property, which will remain Hyatt-branded hotels for a minimum of 25 years under long-term agreements.
(b) Gain on sale of residential property - During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we recognized a gain of $1 million in connection with the sale of a residential property at one of our joint ventures.
(c) Gain on sale of cost method investment - During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we sold our interest in a joint venture classified as a cost method investment and recorded a $1 million gain on sale.
(d) Unconsolidated hospitality ventures impairments - During the three months ended March 31, 2014, we recorded $1 million of impairment charges related to hospitality ventures.
 

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Segment Financial Summary

(in millions)

 
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

   
2015   2014 Change ($) Change (%)
Revenue
Owned and leased hotels $ 509 $ 548 $ (39 ) (7.1 )%
Management and franchising
Americas 88 75 13 17.3 %
ASPAC 21 21 %
EAME/SW Asia 16   18   (2 )   (11.1 )%  
Total management and franchising 125 114 11 9.6 %
Corporate and other 9 21 (12 ) (57.1 )%
Other revenues from managed properties 433 416 17 4.1 %
Eliminations (22 ) (25 ) 3   12.0 %  
Total revenues $ 1,054   $ 1,074   $ (20 )   (1.9 )%  
 
Adjusted EBITDA
Owned and leased hotels $ 101 $ 105 $ (4 ) (3.8 )%
Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures 23   20   3   15.0 %  
Total owned and leased hotels 124 125 (1 ) (0.8 )%
Americas management and franchising 69 56 13 23.2 %
ASPAC management and franchising 11 11 %
EAME/SW Asia management 6 11 (5 ) (45.5 )%
Corporate and other (41 ) (31 ) (10 )   (32.3 )%  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 169   $ 172   $ (3 )   (1.7 )%  
 

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Hotel Chain Statistics

Comparable Locations

 
      Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015   2014 Change

Change (in
constant $)

Owned and leased hotels (# hotels) (a)
 
Comparable owned and leased hotels (39)
ADR $ 218.18 $ 214.49 1.7 % 4.4 %
Occupancy 75.2 % 73.7 % 1.5 % pts
RevPAR $ 164.08 $ 158.10 3.8 % 6.5 %
 
Managed and franchised hotels (# hotels; includes owned and leased hotels)
Americas
Full service hotels (145)
ADR $ 194.29 $ 184.59 5.3 % 6.0 %
Occupancy 72.2 % 70.6 % 1.6 % pts
RevPAR $ 140.21 $ 130.38 7.5 % 8.3 %
 
Select service hotels (246)
ADR $ 127.58 $ 117.41 8.7 % 8.7 %
Occupancy 73.5 % 72.5 % 1.0 % pts
RevPAR $ 93.81 $ 85.17 10.1 % 10.1 %
 
ASPAC
Full service hotels (55)
ADR $ 220.08 $ 229.10 (3.9 )% 1.6 %
Occupancy 66.9 % 64.3 % 2.6 % pts
RevPAR $ 147.25 $ 147.21 % 5.8 %
 
EAME/SW Asia
Full service hotels (57)
ADR $ 205.71 $ 227.07 (9.4 )% (0.1 )%
Occupancy 64.6 % 63.7 % 0.9 % pts
RevPAR $ 132.87 $ 144.56 (8.1 )% 1.4 %
 
Comparable systemwide hotels (505) (b)
ADR $ 182.36 $ 178.11 2.4 % 5.1 %
Occupancy 70.8 % 69.3 % 1.5 % pts
RevPAR $ 129.19 $ 123.49 4.6 % 7.4 %
(a)   Owned and leased hotels figures do not include unconsolidated hospitality ventures.

(b)

Comparable systemwide hotels include two select service hotels in EAME/SW Asia, which are not included in the EAME/SW Asia full service hotels statistics.
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hotel Brand Statistics

Comparable Locations

 
    Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015   2014 Change

Change (in
constant $)

 
Managed and franchised hotels (# hotels; includes owned and leased hotels)
 
Park Hyatt (30)
ADR $ 329.45 $ 349.34 (5.7 )% 2.2 %
Occupancy 67.9 % 66.6 % 1.3 % pts
RevPAR $ 223.59 $ 232.61 (3.9 )% 4.1 %
 
Andaz (10)
ADR $ 321.15 $ 308.34 4.2 % 6.8 %
Occupancy 77.1 % 69.7 % 7.4 % pts
RevPAR $ 247.50 $ 215.07 15.1 % 18.0 %
 
Grand Hyatt (39)
ADR $ 233.46 $ 238.90 (2.3 )% 1.1 %
Occupancy 73.2 % 72.6 % 0.6 % pts
RevPAR $ 170.86 $ 173.33 (1.4 )% 2.0 %
 
Hyatt (37)
ADR $ 181.56 $ 170.98 6.2 % 7.8 %
Occupancy 69.1 % 67.1 % 2.0 % pts
RevPAR $ 125.41 $ 114.70 9.3 % 10.9 %
 
Hyatt Regency (141)
ADR $ 176.67 $ 171.54 3.0 % 5.5 %
Occupancy 69.1 % 67.3 % 1.8 % pts
RevPAR $ 122.15 $ 115.52 5.7 % 8.3 %
 
Hyatt Place (190)
ADR $ 123.43 $ 113.33 8.9 % 8.9 %
Occupancy 73.2 % 71.8 % 1.4 % pts
RevPAR $ 90.40 $ 81.34 11.1 % 11.2 %
 
Hyatt House (58)
ADR $ 139.51 $ 129.01 8.1 % 8.1 %
Occupancy 73.8 % 74.1 % (0.3 )% pts
RevPAR $ 102.98 $ 95.65 7.7 % 7.7 %
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Fee Summary

(in millions)

 
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

   
2015   2014 Change ($) Change (%)
Fees
Base management fees $ 44 $ 41 $ 3 7.3 %
Incentive management fees 30 27 3 11.1 %
Franchise fees 21 14 7 50.0 %
Other fee revenues (a) 10   7   3   42.9 %  
Total fees $ 105   $ 89   $ 16   18.0 %  
 
(a)   Total other fee revenues includes deferred gains, resulting from the sales of hotels subject to long-term management agreements, of $5 million and $2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses to Selling, General,

and Administrative Expenses

 

Results of operations as presented on the condensed consolidated statements of income include the impact of expenses

recognized with respect to employee benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts. Certain of these expenses are recognized in

selling, general, and administrative expenses and are completely offset by the corresponding net gains and interest income from

marketable securities held to fund operating programs, thus having no net impact to our earnings. Below is a reconciliation of

this account excluding the impact of our rabbi trust investments.

(in millions)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

   
2015   2014 Change ($) Change (%)
Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses (a) $ 88 $ 85 $ 3 3.5 %
Rabbi trust impact 6   2   4   200.0 %  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses $ 94   $ 87   $ 7   8.0 %  
(a)   Segment breakdown for adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses.
         

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2015   2014 Change ($) Change (%)
Americas management and franchising $ 18 $ 18 $ %
ASPAC management and franchising 9 9 %
EAME/SW Asia management 11 8 3 37.5 %
Owned and leased hotels 4 5 (1 ) (20.0 )%
Corporate and other (b) 46   45   1   2.2 %  
Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses $ 88   $ 85   $ 3   3.5 %  
(b)   Corporate and other includes vacation ownership expenses of $8 million the three months ended March 31, 2014.
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Comparable Owned and Leased Hotels Operating Margin to Owned and
Leased Hotels Operating Margin
Below is a breakdown of consolidated owned and leased hotels revenues and expenses, as used in calculating comparable
owned and leased hotels operating margin percentages. Results of operations as presented on the condensed consolidated
statements of income include the impact of expenses recognized with respect to employee benefit programs funded through
rabbi trusts. Certain of these expenses are recognized in owned and leased hotels expenses and are completely offset by the
corresponding net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs, thus having no net
impact to our earnings. Below is a reconciliation of this account excluding the impact of our rabbi trusts and excluding
the impact of non-comparable hotels.
(in millions)
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

   
2015   2014 Change ($) Change (%)
Revenues
Comparable owned and leased hotels $ 481 $ 463 $ 18 3.9 %
Non-comparable owned and leased hotels 28   85   (57 )   (67.1 )%  
Owned and leased hotels revenues $ 509   $ 548   $ (39 )   (7.1 )%  
 
Expenses
Comparable owned and leased hotels $ 357 $ 346 $ 11 3.2 %
Non-comparable owned and leased hotels 26 68 (42 ) (61.8 )%
Rabbi trust 1   1     %  
Owned and leased hotels expense $ 384   $ 415   $ (31 )   (7.5 )%  
 
Owned and leased hotels operating margin percentage 24.6 % 24.3 % 0.3 %  
 
Comparable owned and leased hotels operating margin percentage 25.8 % 25.3 % 0.5 %  
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Net Gains and Interest Income From Marketable Securities Held to Fund Operating Programs
The table below provides a reconciliation of net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating
programs, all of which are completely offset within other line items of our condensed consolidated statements of income, thus
having no net impact to our earnings. The gains or losses on securities held in rabbi trusts are offset to our owned and leased
hotels expense for our hotel staff and to selling, general, and administrative expenses for our corporate staff and personnel
supporting our business segments. The gains or losses on securities held to fund our Gold Passport program for our owned and
leased hotels are offset by corresponding changes to our owned and leased hotels revenues. The table below shows the amounts
recorded to the respective offsetting account.
(in millions)
     

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2015   2014 Change ($) Change (%)
Rabbi trust impact allocated to selling, general, and administrative expenses $ 6 $ 2 $ 4 200.0 %
Rabbi trust impact allocated to owned and leased hotels expense 1 1 %

Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund our Gold Passport
program allocated to owned and leased hotels revenue

1   1     %  
Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs $ 8   $ 4   $ 4   100.0 %  
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Capital Expenditures and Investment Spending Summary

(in millions)

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2015   2014
Capital Expenditures
Maintenance $ 32 $ 14
Enhancements to existing properties 10 16
Investment in new properties 19   11
Total $ 61   $ 41
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

Investment Spending 2015 2014
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired $ $
Investments (equity, debt and other) 23   25
Total $ 23   $ 25
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Properties and Rooms / Units by Geography

 

Owned and leased hotels (a)

           
March 31, 2015 December 31, 2014 QTD Change
Properties   Rooms/Units Properties   Rooms/Units Properties   Rooms/Units
Full service hotels
United States 26 15,415 27 15,914 (1 ) (499 )
Other Americas 2 1,112 2 1,112
ASPAC 1 601 1 601
EAME/SW Asia 10 2,255 10 2,256 (1 )
Select service hotels
United States 2 329 2 329
EAME/SW Asia 1   330   1   330      
Total owned and leased hotels 42   20,042   43   20,542   (1 ) (500 )
(a)   Owned and leased hotels figures do not include unconsolidated hospitality ventures.
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Properties and Rooms / Units by Geography

 

Managed and franchised hotels (includes owned and leased hotels)

 
      March 31, 2015   December 31, 2014   QTD Change
Properties   Rooms/Units Properties   Rooms/Units Properties   Rooms/Units
Americas
Full service hotels
United States managed 100 54,771 102 55,617 (2 ) (846 )
Other Americas managed 15 5,660 15 5,660
Franchised 35   10,914   34   10,416   1   498  
Subtotal 150 71,345 151 71,693 (1 ) (348 )
 
Select service hotels
United States managed 50 6,951 51 7,102 (1 ) (151 )
Other Americas managed 7 1,038 6 893 1 145
Franchised 216   29,120   212   28,573   4   547  
Subtotal 273 37,109 269 36,568 4 541
 
ASPAC
Full service hotels
ASPAC managed 64 23,789 64 23,954 (165 )
ASPAC franchised 2   988   2   988      
Subtotal 66 24,777 66 24,942 (165 )
 
Select service hotels
ASPAC managed 1   144   1   144      
Subtotal 1 144 1 144
 
EAME/SW Asia
Full service hotels
EAME managed 37 9,506 35 9,147 2 359
SW Asia managed 29   8,149   28   7,685   1   464  
Subtotal 66 17,655 63 16,832 3 823
 
Select service hotels
EAME managed 2 425 2 425
SW Asia managed 4   618   3   501   1   117  
Subtotal 6 1,043 5 926 1 117
 
Total managed and franchised hotels 562   152,073   555   151,105   7   968  
 
All Inclusive 5 1,881 5 1,881
Vacation ownership 16 1,038 16 1,094 (56 )
Residential 16 1,883 11 1,185 5 698
           
Total properties and rooms/units 599   156,875   587   155,265   12   1,610  
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Properties and Rooms / Units by Brand

 
March 31, 2015   December 31, 2014   QTD Change

Brand

Properties   Rooms/Units Properties   Rooms/Units Properties   Rooms/Units
Park Hyatt 36 6,998 34 6,725 2 273
Andaz 12 2,434 12 2,433 1
Hyatt 41 9,203 41 9,205 (2 )
Grand Hyatt 43 23,979 43 23,974 5
Hyatt Regency 150 71,163 150 71,130 33
Hyatt Place 220 29,856 216 29,357 4 499
Hyatt House 60 8,440 59 8,281 1 159
Hyatt Ziva 3 1,340 3 1,340
Hyatt Zilara 2 541 2 541
Vacation Ownership and Residential 32 2,921 27 2,279 5   642  
Total 599 156,875 587 155,265 12   1,610  
 

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Year-over-Year Net Impact of Portfolio Changes to Owned and Leased Hotels Adjusted EBITDA (a)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

($ in millions)

 

 

  Rooms  

Transaction /
Opening Date

 

1Q15 Adjusted
EBITDA
Impact

 
Dispositions (b)
 
10 Hyatt House, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Hotels 1,560 1Q14
Park Hyatt Washington 216 4Q14
Hyatt Regency Vancouver 644 4Q14
Park Hyatt Toronto 346 4Q14
38 Select Service Hotels 4,950 4Q14
5 Select Service Hotels 631 4Q14
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis 499 1Q15
 

Year-over-Year Net Impact of Dispositions to Owned and Leased
Hotels Adjusted EBITDA

$ (15 )
 
Acquisitions or Openings (c)
 
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport 330 1Q14
Park Hyatt New York 210 3Q14
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa 491 4Q14
 

Year-over-Year Net Impact of Acquisitions and Openings to Owned
and Leased Hotels Adjusted EBITDA

$ 3  
 

Year-over-Year Net Impact of Dispositions, Acquisitions and
Openings to Owned and Leased Hotels Adjusted EBITDA

$ (12 )
(a)   Excludes pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures.
(b) Reflects 2014 Adjusted EBITDA for recently completed dispositions.
(c) Reflects 2015 Adjusted EBITDA for recently completed acquisitions or openings.
 

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Contacts

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Investors:
Atish Shah
312.780.5427
atish.shah@hyatt.com
or
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Media:
Amy Patti
312.780.5620
amy.patti@hyatt.com

Contacts

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Investors:
Atish Shah
312.780.5427
atish.shah@hyatt.com
or
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Media:
Amy Patti
312.780.5620
amy.patti@hyatt.com