Hospitality Properties Trust Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2018 Results

Fourth Quarter Net Loss Available for Common Shareholders of $(0.66) Per Share

Fourth Quarter Normalized FFO Available for Common Shareholders of $0.61 Per Share

NEWTON, Mass.--()--Hospitality Properties Trust (Nasdaq: HPT) today announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018:

         
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2018     2017 2018     2017
($ in thousands, except per share and RevPAR data)
 
Net income (loss) available for common shareholders $ (108,860 ) $ 31,545 $ 185,734 $ 203,815
Net income (loss) available for common shareholders per share $ (0.66 ) $ 0.19 $ 1.13 $ 1.24
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ 149,773 $ 135,312 $ 805,303 $ 773,654
Normalized FFO available for common shareholders (1) $ 99,994 $ 87,865 $ 605,708 $ 585,734
Normalized FFO available for common shareholders per share (1) $ 0.61 $ 0.54 $ 3.69 $ 3.57
 

Portfolio Performance

Comparable hotel RevPAR $ 86.24 $ 87.70 $ 96.22 $ 95.74
Change in comparable hotel RevPAR (1.7 %) 0.5 %
RevPAR (all hotels) $ 86.53 $ 87.85 $ 95.14 $ 95.87
Change in RevPAR (all hotels) (1.5 %) (0.8 %)
Coverage of HPT’s minimum returns and rents for hotels 0.77x 0.90x 0.97x 1.06x
Coverage of HPT's minimum rents for travel centers 1.59x 1.46x 1.63x 1.50x
(1) Reconciliations of net income (loss) determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, and EBITDA as adjusted, or Adjusted EBITDA, and net income (loss) available for common shareholders determined in accordance with GAAP to funds from operations, or FFO, available for common shareholders, and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders, for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 appear later in this press release.
 

John Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer of HPT, made the following statement:

“HPT’s fourth quarter 2018 comparable hotel RevPAR declined 1.7% compared to the prior year period due to occupancy decreases associated with thirty-seven hotel renovations, non-recurring business related to the hurricanes in Texas and Florida in the prior year period that negatively impacted our Wyndham and IHG portfolios in particular and competition from supply growth. For hotels not impacted by renovations or hurricanes, comparable RevPAR increased 2.0%. Looking ahead to 2019, we expect renovations will occur at fewer of our hotels compared to 2018.

Our TA properties' total gross margin increased by $23.6 million, or 8.1%, for the fourth quarter 2018, versus the same period last year driven by a 32.5% increase in fuel margin and a 1.9% increase in non-fuel margin. Travel center minimum rent coverage was 1.63 times for the year ended 2018.

In January 2019, HPT completed the sale of 20 travel centers to TA for $308.2 million for a significant gain. We used the proceeds to repay amounts outstanding on our revolving credit facility and for general business purposes, including to acquire the Kimpton® Hotel Palomar in Washington, D.C. for $141.5 million in February 2019."

Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2018 and Recent Activities:

  • Net Income (Loss) Available for Common Shareholders: Net loss available for common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 was $108.9 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to net income available for common shareholders of $31.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Net loss available for common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 includes $106.1 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, of unrealized losses on equity securities and $53.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, of business management incentive fee expense. Net income available for common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 includes $36.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, of business management incentive fee expense and a $5.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, tax benefit related to the federal tax legislation referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or the Tax Act. The weighted average number of diluted common shares outstanding was 164.3 million and 164.2 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

    Net income available for common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $185.7 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, compared to net income available for common shareholders of $203.8 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2017. Net income available for common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2018 includes $53.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, of business management incentive fee expense and $16.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, of unrealized losses on equity securities. Net income available for common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2017 includes $74.6 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, of business management incentive fee expense, a $9.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, gain on sale of real estate, a $5.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, tax benefit related to the Tax Act, and was reduced by $9.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the amount by which the liquidation preference for HPT's 7.125% Series D cumulative redeemable preferred shares that were redeemed during the year exceeded the carrying value of those preferred shares as of the date of the redemption. The weighted average number of diluted common shares outstanding was 164.3 million and 164.2 million for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 increased 10.7% to $149.8 million.

    Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 increased 4.1% to $805.3 million.
  • Normalized FFO Available for Common Shareholders: Normalized FFO available for common shareholders for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 were $100.0 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to Normalized FFO available for common shareholders of $87.9 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Normalized FFO available for common shareholders includes $53.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, and $74.6 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, of business management incentive fee expense for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

    Normalized FFO available for common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $605.7 million, or $3.69 per diluted share, compared to Normalized FFO available for common shareholders of $585.7 million, or $3.57 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2017. Normalized FFO available for common shareholders includes $53.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, and $74.6 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, of business management incentive fee expense for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
  • Hotel RevPAR (comparable hotels): For the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 for HPT’s 323 hotels that were owned continuously since October 1, 2017: average daily rate, or ADR, increased 0.8% to $126.45; occupancy decreased 1.7 percentage points to 68.2%; and revenue per available room, or RevPAR, decreased 1.7% to $86.24.

    For the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 for HPT’s 303 hotels that were owned continuously since January 1, 2017: ADR increased 1.7% to $128.64; occupancy decreased 0.9 percentage points to 74.8%; and RevPAR increased 0.5% to $96.22.
  • Hotel RevPAR (all hotels): For the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 for HPT’s 326 hotels that were owned as of December 31, 2018: ADR increased 0.8% to $126.87; occupancy decreased 1.6 percentage points to 68.2%; and RevPAR decreased 1.5% to $86.53.

    For the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 for HPT’s 326 hotels that were owned as of December 31, 2018: ADR increased 1.7% to $129.80; occupancy decreased 1.8 percentage points to 73.3%; and RevPAR decreased 0.8% to $95.14.
  • Coverage of Minimum Returns and Rents: For the quarter ended December 31, 2018, the aggregate coverage ratio of (x) total hotel revenues minus all hotel expenses and FF&E reserve escrows which are not subordinated to minimum returns or rents due to HPT to (y) HPT’s minimum returns or rents due from hotels decreased to 0.77x from 0.90x for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.

    For the year ended December 31, 2018, the aggregate coverage ratio of (x) total hotel revenues minus all hotel expenses and FF&E reserve escrows which are not subordinated to minimum returns or rents due to HPT to (y) HPT’s minimum returns or rents due from hotels decreased to 0.97x from 1.06x for the year ended December 31, 2017.

    For the quarter ended December 31, 2018, the aggregate coverage ratio of (x) total travel center revenues less travel center expenses to (y) HPT’s minimum rent due from leased travel centers increased to 1.59x from 1.46x for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.
    For the year ended December 31, 2018, the aggregate coverage ratio of (x) total travel center revenues less travel center expenses to (y) HPT’s minimum rent due from leased travel centers increased to 1.63x from 1.50x for the year ended December 31, 2017.

    As of December 31, 2018, approximately 74% of HPT’s aggregate annual minimum returns and rents were secured by guarantees or security deposits from HPT’s managers and tenants pursuant to the terms of HPT’s operating agreements.
  • Recent Property Acquisition Activities: In October 2018, HPT acquired a hotel with 164 suites located in Scottsdale, AZ for a purchase price of $35.9 million, excluding acquisition related costs. HPT rebranded this hotel to the Sonesta Suites® brand and added it to its management agreement with Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, or Sonesta.

    In February 2019, HPT acquired the 335 room Hotel Palomar located in Washington, D.C. for a purchase price of $141.5 million, excluding acquisition related costs. HPT added this Kimpton® branded hotel to its management agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group, plc (LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)), or IHG.
  • Transaction with TravelCenters of America: As previously announced, on January 16, 2019, HPT entered agreements with TravelCenters of America LLC (Nasdaq: TA), or TA, to sell 20 travel centers to TA that HPT owned and leased to TA, and to amend their leases.

    HPT completed the sale of 20 travel centers in 15 states to TA for $308.2 million in January 2019. HPT expects to realize a gain of approximately $160.0 million from these sales in the first quarter of 2019. HPT used the proceeds from these sales to repay borrowings under its revolving credit facility and for general business purposes, including hotel acquisitions. The aggregate annual minimum rents due from TA for the remaining 179 travel centers HPT leases to TA was $246.1 million upon completion of the sales.

    Under the terms of the amended leases, HPT will receive an aggregate of $70.5 million of previously deferred rents in 16 equal quarterly installments beginning on April 1, 2019. Timing of the repayment was accelerated from the previously staggered due dates between June 2024 and December 2030 in exchange for the deferred rent amounts being discounted, HPT will receive additional potential percentage rent beginning in 2020 equal to 0.5% of the excess of nonfuel revenues over nonfuel revenues in 2019 at the leased travel centers. This percentage rent is in addition to any percentage rent amounts HPT is already receiving from TA. In addition, the lease term under each of the five TA leases was extended three years.

Tenants and Managers: As of December 31, 2018, HPT had eight operating agreements with six hotel operating companies for 326 hotels with 50,543 rooms, which represented 67% of HPT’s total annual minimum returns and rents, and five lease agreements with TA for 199 travel centers, which represented 33% of HPT’s total annual minimum returns and rents.

  • Marriott Agreements: As of December 31, 2018, 122 of HPT’s hotels were operated by subsidiaries of Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR), or Marriott, under three agreements. HPT’s Marriott No. 1 agreement includes 53 hotels, and provides for annual minimum return payments to HPT of $70.1 million as of December 31, 2018 (approximately $17.5 million per quarter). During the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT realized returns under its Marriott No. 1 agreement of $16.7 million. Because there is no guarantee or security deposit for this agreement, the minimum returns HPT receives under this agreement are limited to available hotel cash flows after payment of operating expenses and funding of a FF&E reserve. HPT’s Marriott No. 234 agreement includes 68 hotels and requires annual minimum returns to HPT of $107.4 million as of December 31, 2018 (approximately $26.8 million per quarter). During the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT realized returns under its Marriott No. 234 agreement of $26.8 million. HPT’s Marriott No. 234 agreement is partially secured by a security deposit and a limited guaranty from Marriott; during the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT reduced the available security deposit by $0.9 million to cover shortfalls in hotel cash flows available to pay the minimum returns due to HPT during the period. As of December 31, 2018, the available security deposit from Marriott for the Marriott No. 234 agreement was $32.7 million and there was $30.7 million available under Marriott’s guaranty for up to 90% of the minimum returns due to HPT to cover future payment shortfalls if and after the available security deposit is depleted. HPT's Marriott No. 5 agreement includes one resort hotel in Kauai, HI which is leased to Marriott on a full recourse basis. The contractual rent due to HPT for this hotel for the three months ended December 31, 2018 of $2.6 million was paid to HPT.
  • IHG Agreement: As of December 31, 2018, 100 of HPT’s hotels were operated by subsidiaries of IHG, under one agreement requiring annual minimum returns and rents to HPT of $193.7 million as of December 31, 2018 (approximately $48.4 million per quarter). During the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT realized returns and rents under its IHG agreement of $39.3 million. HPT's IHG agreement is partially secured by a security deposit. As of December 31, 2018, the available IHG security deposit which HPT held to pay future payment shortfalls remained at the contractually capped amount of $100.0 million. In connection with the February acquisition of the Hotel Palomar described above, IHG will provide HPT $5.0 million to supplement the existing security deposit.
  • Sonesta Agreement: As of December 31, 2018, 51 of HPT’s hotels were operated under a management agreement with Sonesta, requiring annual minimum returns of $127.1 million as of December 31, 2018 (approximately $31.8 million per quarter). During the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT realized returns under its Sonesta agreement of $16.5 million. Because there is no guarantee or security deposit for this agreement, the minimum returns HPT receives under this agreement are limited to available hotel cash flows after payment of operating expenses including management and related fees.
  • Wyndham Agreement: As of December 31, 2018, 22 of HPT’s hotels were operated under a management agreement with a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: WH), or Wyndham, requiring annual minimum returns of $27.8 million as of December 31, 2018 (approximately $6.9 million per quarter). The guaranty provided by Wyndham with respect to the management agreement was limited to $35.7 million and has been depleted since 2017. HPT's agreement with the Wyndham subsidiary provides that if the hotels' cash flows available after payment of hotel operating expenses are less than the minimum returns due to HPT and if the guaranty is depleted, to avoid default Wyndham is required to pay HPT the greater of the available hotel cash flows after payment of hotel operating expenses and 85% of the contractual minimum amount due. During the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT realized returns under its Wyndham agreement of $5.9 million, which represents 85% of the minimum returns due for the period. HPT also leases 48 vacation units in one of the hotels to a subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE: WYND), or Destinations, which requires annual minimum rent of $1.5 million (approximately $0.4 million per quarter). The guaranty provided by Destinations with respect to the lease is unlimited. The contractual rent due to HPT under the lease for Destinations' 48 vacation units during the three months ended December 31, 2018 was paid to HPT.
  • Hyatt Agreement: As of December 31, 2018, 22 of HPT’s hotels were operated under a management agreement with a subsidiary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), or Hyatt, requiring annual minimum returns of $22.0 million as of December 31, 2018 (approximately $5.5 million per quarter). During the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT realized returns under its Hyatt agreement of $5.5 million. HPT’s Hyatt agreement is partially secured by a limited guaranty from Hyatt. During the three months ended December 31, 2018, the hotels under this agreement generated cash flows that were less than the minimum returns due to HPT, and Hyatt made $1.6 million of guaranty payments to cover the shortfall. As of December 31, 2018, there was $21.9 million available under Hyatt's guaranty.
  • Radisson Agreement: As of December 31, 2018, nine of HPT’s hotels were operated under a management agreement with a subsidiary of Radisson Hospitality, Inc., or Radisson, requiring annual minimum returns of $18.9 million as of December 31, 2018 (approximately $4.7 million per quarter). During the three months ended December 31, 2018, HPT realized returns under its Radisson agreement of $4.7 million. HPT’s Radisson agreement is partially secured by a limited guaranty from Radisson. During the three months ended December 31, 2018, the hotels under this agreement generated cash flows that were less than the minimum returns due to HPT, and Radisson made $1.0 million of guaranty payments to cover the shortfall. As of December 31, 2018, there was $42.6 million available under Radisson's guaranty.
  • Travel Center Agreements: As of December 31, 2018, HPT’s 199 travel centers located along the U.S. Interstate Highway system were leased to TA under five lease agreements, which require aggregate annual minimum rents of $289.2 million (approximately $72.3 million per quarter). As of December 31, 2018, all payments due to HPT from TA under these leases were current. See above regarding transactions we completed with TA in January 2019.

Conference Call:

At 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time this morning, President and Chief Executive Officer, John Murray, and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Brian Donley, will host a conference call to discuss HPT's fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results. The conference call telephone number is (877) 329-3720. Participants calling from outside the United States and Canada should dial (412) 317-5434. No pass code is necessary to access the call from either number. Participants should dial in about 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available through Wednesday, March 6, 2019. To access the replay, dial (412) 317-0088. The replay pass code is 10127677.

A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available in a listen-only mode on HPT’s website, which is located at www.hptreit.com. Participants wanting to access the webcast should visit HPT’s website about five minutes before the call. The archived webcast will be available for replay on HPT’s website for about one week after the call. The transcription, recording and retransmission in any way of HPT’s fourth quarter conference call is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of HPT.

Supplemental Data:

A copy of HPT’s Fourth Quarter 2018 Supplemental Operating and Financial Data is available for download at HPT’s website, which is located at www.hptreit.com. HPT’s website is not incorporated as part of this press release.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns a diverse portfolio of hotels and travel centers located in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT’s properties are operated under long term management or lease agreements. HPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

Please see the pages attached hereto for a more detailed statement of HPT’s operating results and financial condition and for an explanation of HPT’s calculation of FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of those amounts to amounts determined in accordance with GAAP.

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  • MR. MURRAY STATES IN THIS PRESS RELEASE THAT HPT'S COMPARABLE HOTEL REVPAR FOR HOTELS NOT IMPACTED BY RENOVATIONS OR HURRICANES GREW DURING THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2018 COMPARED WITH THE PRIOR YEAR PERIOD, THAT TA PROPERTIES' GROSS MARGIN IMPROVED DURING THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2018 COMPARED WITH THE PRIOR YEAR PERIOD AND THAT COVERAGE OF HPT'S TRAVEL CENTER MINIMUM RENTS WAS 1.63 TIMES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 2018. MR. MURRAY ALSO STATES IN THIS PRESS RELEASE THAT HPT EXPECTS RENOVATIONS WILL OCCUR AT FEWER OF HPT'S HOTELS IN 2019. THESE STATEMENTS MAY IMPLY HOTEL REVPAR AT HPT'S COMPARABLE HOTELS THAT ARE NOT UNDER RENOVATION OR NOT IMPACTED BY HURRICANES MAY CONTINUE TO GROW, TA PROPERTIES' GROSS MARGIN WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OR COVERAGE OF MINIMUM RETURNS AND RENTS WILL REMAIN ABOVE 1.0 TIMES FOR HPT'S TRAVEL CENTERS. IN FACT, COMPARABLE HOTEL REVPAR, EXCLUDING SUCH ITEMS OR OTHERWISE, MAY NOT GROW AND MAY DECLINE. FURTHER, THE NUMBER OF HOTELS HPT MAY RENOVATE IN 2019 MAY EXCEED ITS EXPECTATIONS DUE TO VARIOUS POSSIBLE REASONS, INCLUDING CHANGED CONDITIONS AND COMPETITIVE DEMANDS. IN ADDITION, TA'S IMPROVED PROPERTY RESULTS MAY NOT CONTINUE AND ITS OPERATING RESULTS MAY DECLINE, AND COVERAGE OF HPT'S MINIMUM RETURNS AND RENTS MAY DECLINE IN FUTURE PERIODS. IN ADDITION, RENOVATIONS MAY NOT OCCUR AT FEWER OF HPT'S HOTELS THAN IN 2018.
  • AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2018, APPROXIMATELY 74% OF HPT’S AGGREGATE ANNUAL MINIMUM RETURNS AND RENTS WERE SECURED BY GUARANTEES OR SECURITY DEPOSITS FROM HPT’S MANAGERS AND TENANTS. THIS MAY IMPLY THAT THESE MINIMUM RETURNS AND RENTS WILL BE PAID. IN FACT, CERTAIN OF THESE GUARANTEES AND SECURITY DEPOSITS ARE LIMITED IN AMOUNT AND DURATION AND ALL THE GUARANTEES ARE SUBJECT TO THE GUARANTORS’ ABILITIES AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY. HPT CANNOT BE SURE OF THE FUTURE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF HPT’S PROPERTIES AND WHETHER SUCH PERFORMANCE WILL COVER HPT’S MINIMUM RETURNS AND RENTS, WHETHER THE GUARANTEES OR SECURITY DEPOSITS WILL BE ADEQUATE TO COVER FUTURE SHORTFALLS IN THE MINIMUM RETURNS OR RENTS DUE TO HPT WHICH THEY GUARANTEE OR SECURE, OR REGARDING HPT’S MANAGERS’, TENANTS’ OR GUARANTORS’ FUTURE ACTIONS IF AND WHEN THE GUARANTEES AND SECURITY DEPOSITS EXPIRE OR ARE DEPLETED OR THEIR ABILITIES OR WILLINGNESS TO PAY MINIMUM RETURNS AND RENTS OWED TO HPT. MOREOVER, THE SECURITY DEPOSITS HPT HOLDS ARE NOT SEGREGATED FROM HPT’S OTHER ASSETS AND THE APPLICATION OF SECURITY DEPOSITS TO COVER PAYMENT SHORTFALLS WILL RESULT IN HPT RECORDING INCOME, BUT WILL NOT RESULT IN HPT RECEIVING ADDITIONAL CASH. THE BALANCE OF HPT’S ANNUAL MINIMUM RETURNS AND RENTS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2018 WAS NOT SECURED BY GUARANTEES OR SECURITY DEPOSITS.
  • WE EXPECT TO RECOGNIZE A GAIN OF APPROXIMATELY $160.0 MILLION FROM OUR SALE OF 20 TRAVEL CENTERS TO TA IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019. ANY GAIN WE MAY RECOGNIZE MAY BE LESS THAN THE AMOUNT WE CURRENTLY EXPECT.
  • WYNDHAM'S $35.7 MILLION LIMITED GUARANTY HAS BEEN DEPLETED SINCE 2017. HPT DOES NOT HOLD A SECURITY DEPOSIT WITH RESPECT TO AMOUNTS DUE UNDER THE WYNDHAM AGREEMENT. WYNDHAM HAS PAID 85% OF THE MINIMUM RETURNS DUE TO HPT FOR THE QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018. HPT CAN PROVIDE NO ASSURANCE AS TO WHETHER WYNDHAM WILL CONTINUE TO PAY AT LEAST THE GREATER OF AVAILABLE HOTEL CASH FLOWS AFTER PAYMENT OF HOTEL OPERATING EXPENSES AND 85% OF THE MINIMUM RETURNS DUE TO HPT OR IF WYNDHAM WILL DEFAULT ON ITS PAYMENTS.
  • HPT HAS NO GUARANTEES OR SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR THE MINIMUM RETURNS DUE TO HPT FROM HPT'S MARRIOTT NO. 1 OR SONESTA AGREEMENTS. ACCORDINGLY, HPT MAY RECEIVE AMOUNTS THAT ARE LESS THAN THE CONTRACTUAL MINIMUM RETURNS STATED IN THESE AGREEMENTS.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(amounts in thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

                 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Year Ended
December 31,

2018 2017 2018 2017
Revenues:
Hotel operating revenues (1) $ 464,833 $ 450,506 $ 1,960,958 $ 1,843,501
Rental income (2) 84,745 83,490 328,446 323,764
FF&E reserve income (3) 1,221   1,146   5,132   4,670  
Total revenues 550,799 535,142 2,294,536 2,171,935
 
Expenses:
Hotel operating expenses (1) 336,298 314,001 1,392,355 1,279,547
Depreciation and amortization 102,769 99,848 403,077 386,659
General and administrative (4) 66,582   49,305   104,862   125,402  
Total expenses 505,649 463,154 1,900,294 1,791,608
 
Gain on sale of real estate (5) 9,348
Dividend income 876 626 2,754 2,504
Unrealized losses on equity securities (6) (106,085 ) (16,737 )
Interest income 435 208 1,528 798
Interest expense (including amortization of debt issuance costs and debt discounts and premiums of $2,570, $2,331, $10,177 and $8,871, respectively) (49,624 ) (46,250 ) (195,213 ) (181,579 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt (7)   (146 ) (160 ) (146 )
Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in earnings (losses) of an investee (109,248 ) 26,426 186,414 211,252
Income tax benefit (expense) (8) 754 5,045 (1,195 ) 3,284
Equity in earnings (losses) of an investee (366 ) 74   515   607  
Net income (loss) (108,860 ) 31,545 185,734 215,143
Preferred distributions (1,435 )
Excess of liquidation preference over carrying value of preferred shares

redeemed (9)

      (9,893 )
Net income (loss) available for common shareholders $ (108,860 ) $ 31,545   $ 185,734   $ 203,815  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding (basic) 164,278   164,192   164,229   164,146  
Weighted average common shares outstanding (diluted) 164,278   164,205   164,258   164,175  
 
Net income (loss) available for common shareholders per common share (basic and diluted) $ (0.66 ) $ 0.19   $ 1.13   $ 1.24  

See Notes on pages 11 and 12

 

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RECONCILIATIONS OF FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS,

NORMALIZED FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS, EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

(amounts in thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

         

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Year Ended
December 31,

2018     2017 2018     2017
Calculation of FFO and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders: (10)
Net income (loss) available for common shareholders $ (108,860 ) $ 31,545 $ 185,734 $ 203,815

Add (Less):

Depreciation and amortization

102,769 99,848 403,077 386,659
Gain on sale of real estate (5)       (9,348 )
FFO available for common shareholders (6,091 ) 131,393 588,811 581,126

Add (Less):

Business management incentive fees (4)

(38,243 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt (7) 146 160 146
Excess of liquidation preference over carrying value of preferred shares redeemed (9) 9,893
Unrealized losses on equity securities (6) 106,085 16,737
Deferred tax benefit (8)   (5,431 )   (5,431 )
Normalized FFO available for common shareholders 99,994   $ 87,865   $ 605,708   $ 585,734  
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding (basic) 164,278   164,192   164,229   164,146  
Weighted average common shares outstanding (diluted) 164,278   164,205   164,258   164,175  
 
Basic and diluted per common share amounts:
FFO available for common shareholders $ (0.04 ) $ 0.80 $ 3.59 $ 3.54
Normalized FFO available for common shareholders $ 0.61 $ 0.54 $ 3.69 $ 3.57
Distributions declared per share $ 0.53 $ 0.52 $ 2.11 $ 2.07
 
                   

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Year Ended
December 31,

2018 2017 2018 2017

Calculation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA: (11)

Net income (loss)

$ (108,860 ) $ 31,545 $ 185,734 $ 215,143

Add (Less):

Interest expense

49,624 46,250 195,213 181,579
Income tax expense (benefit) (8) (754 ) (5,045 ) 1,195 (3,284 )
Depreciation and amortization 102,769   99,848   403,077   386,659  

EBITDA

42,779 172,598 785,219 780,097

Add (Less):

General and administrative expense paid in common shares (12)

909 811 3,187 2,759
Business management incentive fees (4) (38,243 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt (7) 146 160 146
Gain on sale of real estate (5) (9,348 )
Unrealized losses on equity securities (6) 106,085     16,737    
Adjusted EBITDA $ 149,773   $ 135,312   $ 805,303   $ 773,654  

See Notes on pages 11 and 12

(1)   As of December 31, 2018, HPT owned 326 hotels; 324 of these hotels were managed by hotel operating companies and two hotels were leased to hotel operating companies. As of December 31, 2018, HPT also owned 199 travel centers; all 199 of these travel centers were leased to a travel center operating company under five lease agreements. HPT’s consolidated statements of income include hotel operating revenues and expenses of managed hotels and rental income from its leased hotels and travel centers. Certain of HPT's managed hotels had net operating results that were, in the aggregate, $31,610 and $14,138 less than the minimum returns due to HPT for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $50,203 and $31,477 less than the minimum returns due to HPT for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. When managers of these hotels are required to fund the shortfalls under the terms of HPT’s management agreements or their guarantees, HPT reflects such fundings (including security deposit applications) in its consolidated statements of income as a reduction of hotel operating expenses. The reduction to hotel operating expenses was $6,748 and $2,885 for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $5,569 and $4,673 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. When HPT reduces the amounts of the security deposit it holds for any of its operating agreements for payment deficiencies, it does not result in additional cash flows to HPT of the deficiency amounts, but reduces the refunds due to the respective tenants or managers who have provided HPT with these deposits upon expiration of the respective operating agreement. The security deposits are non-interest bearing and are not held in escrow. HPT had shortfalls at certain of its managed hotel portfolios not funded by the managers of these hotels under the terms of its management agreements of $15,981 and $44,634 for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018, respectively, which represent the unguaranteed portions of HPT's minimum returns from its Sonesta and Wyndham agreements. HPT had shortfalls at certain of its managed hotel portfolios not funded by the managers of these hotels under the terms of its management agreements of $10,522 and $26,804 for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017, respectively, which represents the unguaranteed portion of HPT's minimum returns from its Sonesta agreement. Certain of HPT’s managed hotel portfolios had net operating results that were, in the aggregate, $2,918 more than the minimum returns due to HPT for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and $35,464 and $68,338 more than the minimum returns due to HPT for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The net operating results of HPT's managed hotel portfolios did not exceed the minimum returns due to HPT for the three months ended December 31, 2018. Certain of HPT's guarantees and its security deposits may be replenished by a share of future cash flows from the applicable hotel operations in excess of the minimum returns due to HPT pursuant to the terms of the respective agreements. When HPT's guarantees and security deposits are replenished by cash flows from hotel operations, HPT reflects such replenishments in its consolidated statements of income as an increase to hotel operating expenses. HPT had $10,743 and $25,419 of guaranty and security deposit replenishments for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. There were no replenishments for either of the three months ended December 31, 2018 or 2017.
 
(2) Rental income includes $3,150 and $3,170 for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $12,509 and $12,378 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, of adjustments necessary to record scheduled rent increases under certain of HPT’s leases, the deferred rent obligations under HPT’s travel center leases and the estimated future payments to HPT under its travel center leases for the cost of removing underground storage tanks on a straight line basis. Rental income also includes $3,695 and $2,106 in both the three months and years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, of percentage rental income.
 
(3) Various percentages of total sales at certain of HPT’s hotels are escrowed as reserves for future renovations or refurbishment, or FF&E reserve escrows. HPT owns all the FF&E reserve escrows for its hotels. HPT reports deposits by its tenants into the escrow accounts under its hotel leases as FF&E reserve income. HPT does not report the amounts which are escrowed as FF&E reserves for its managed hotels as FF&E reserve income.
 
(4) Incentive fees under HPT’s business management agreement with The RMR Group LLC are payable after the end of each calendar year, are calculated based on common share total return, as defined, and are included in general and administrative expense in HPT’s consolidated statements of income. In calculating net income (loss) in accordance with GAAP, HPT recognizes estimated business management incentive fee expense, if any, in the first, second and third quarters. Although HPT recognizes this expense, if any, in the first, second and third quarters for purposes of calculating net income (loss), HPT does not include these amounts in the calculation of Normalized FFO available for common shareholders or Adjusted EBITDA until the fourth quarter, which is when the business management incentive fee expense amount for the year, if any, is determined. General and administrative expense includes $53,635 of business management incentive fee expense for both the three months and year ended December 31, 2018 and $36,330 and $74,573 of business management incentive fee expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017, respectively. Business management incentive fees for 2018 and 2017 were paid in January 2019 and 2018, respectively.
 
(5) HPT recorded a $9,348 gain on sale of real estate during the three months ended September 30, 2017 in connection with the sales of three hotels.
 
(6) Unrealized losses on equity securities represent the adjustment required to adjust the carrying value of HPT's investments in The RMR Group Inc. and TA common shares to their fair value as of December 31, 2018 in accordance with new GAAP standards effective January 1, 2018.
 
(7) HPT recorded a loss of $160 on early extinguishment of debt in the three months ended June 30, 2018 in connection with the amendment of its revolving credit facility and term loan. HPT recorded a loss of $146 on early extinguishment of debt in the three months ended December 31, 2017 in connection with the redemption of certain senior unsecured notes.
 
(8) HPT realized a $5,431 tax benefit in the three months ended December 31, 2017 related to the enactment of the Tax Act.
 
(9) In February 2017, HPT redeemed all 11,600,000 of its outstanding 7.125% Series D cumulative redeemable preferred shares at the stated liquidation preference of $25.00 per share plus accrued and unpaid distributions to the date of redemption (an aggregate of $291,435). The liquidation preference of the redeemed shares exceeded the carrying amount for the redeemed shares as of the date of redemption by $9,893, or $0.06 per share, and HPT reduced net income available to common shareholders in the three months ended March 31, 2017 by that excess amount.
 
(10) HPT calculates FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders as shown above. FFO available for common shareholders is calculated on the basis defined by The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or Nareit, which is net income (loss) available for common shareholders, calculated in accordance with GAAP, excluding any gain or loss on sale of properties and loss on impairment of real estate assets, if any, plus real estate depreciation and amortization, as well as certain other adjustments currently not applicable to HPT. HPT’s calculation of Normalized FFO available for common shareholders differs from Nareit’s definition of FFO available for common shareholders because HPT includes business management incentive fees, if any, only in the fourth quarter versus the quarter when they are recognized as expense in accordance with GAAP due to their quarterly volatility not necessarily being indicative of HPT’s core operating performance and the uncertainty as to whether any such business management incentive fees will be payable when all contingencies for determining such fees are known at the end of the calendar year, and HPT excludes the loss on early extinguishment of debt, excess of liquidation preference over carrying value of preferred shares redeemed, unrealized losses on equity securities and certain deferred tax benefits. HPT considers FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders to be appropriate supplemental measures of operating performance for a REIT, along with net income (loss) and net income (loss) available for common shareholders. HPT believes that FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders provide useful information to investors because by excluding the effects of certain historical amounts, such as depreciation expense, FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders may facilitate a comparison of HPT’s operating performance between periods and with other REITs. FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders are among the factors considered by HPT’s Board of Trustees when determining the amount of distributions to its shareholders. Other factors include, but are not limited to, requirements to maintain HPT’s qualification for taxation as a REIT, limitations in its credit agreement and public debt covenants, the availability to HPT of debt and equity capital, HPT’s expectation of its future capital requirements and operating performance and HPT’s expected needs for and availability of cash to pay its obligations. FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders do not represent cash generated by operating activities in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered alternatives to net income (loss) or net income (loss) available for common shareholders as indicators of HPT’s operating performance or as measures of HPT’s liquidity. These measures should be considered in conjunction with net income (loss) and net income (loss) available for common shareholders as presented in HPT’s consolidated statements of income. Other real estate companies and REITs may calculate FFO available for common shareholders and Normalized FFO available for common shareholders differently than HPT does.
 
(11) HPT calculates EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as shown above. HPT considers EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to be appropriate supplemental measures of its operating performance, along with net income (loss) and net income (loss) available for common shareholders. HPT believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors because by excluding the effects of certain historical amounts, such as interest, depreciation and amortization expense, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may facilitate a comparison of current operating performance with HPT’s past operating performance. In calculating Adjusted EBITDA, HPT includes business management incentive fees only in the fourth quarter versus the quarter when they are recognized as expense in accordance with GAAP due to their quarterly volatility not necessarily being indicative of HPT’s core operating performance and the uncertainty as to whether any such business management incentive fees will be payable when all contingencies for determining such fees are known at the end of the calendar year. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent cash generated by operating activities in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered alternatives to net income (loss) or net income (loss) available for common shareholders as indicators of operating performance or as measures of HPT’s liquidity. These measures should be considered in conjunction with net income (loss) and net income (loss) available for common shareholders as presented in HPT’s consolidated statements of income. Other real estate companies and REITs may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently than HPT does.
 
(12) Amounts represent the equity compensation for HPT’s trustees, its officers and certain other employees of HPT’s manager.
 
 

HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

 
      December 31,     December 31,
2018 2017
ASSETS
Real estate properties:
Land $ 1,626,239 $ 1,668,797
Buildings, improvements and equipment 7,896,734   7,758,862  
Total real estate properties, gross 9,522,973 9,427,659
Accumulated depreciation (2,973,384 ) (2,784,478 )
Total real estate properties, net 6,549,589 6,643,181
Cash and cash equivalents 25,966 24,139
Restricted cash 50,037 73,357
Due from related persons 91,212 78,513
Other assets, net 460,275   331,195  
Total assets $ 7,177,079   $ 7,150,385  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Unsecured revolving credit facility $ 177,000 $ 398,000
Unsecured term loan, net 397,292 399,086
Senior unsecured notes, net 3,598,295 3,203,962
Security deposits 132,816 126,078
Accounts payable and other liabilities 211,332 184,788
Due to related persons 62,913   83,049  
Total liabilities 4,579,648 4,394,963
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Shareholders’ equity:
Common shares of beneficial interest, $.01 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 164,441,709 and 164,349,141 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 1,644 1,643
Additional paid in capital 4,545,481 4,542,307
Cumulative net income 3,575,307 3,310,017
Cumulative other comprehensive income (loss) (266 ) 79,358
Cumulative preferred distributions (343,412 ) (343,412 )
Cumulative common distributions (5,181,323 ) (4,834,491 )
Total shareholders’ equity 2,597,431   2,755,422  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 7,177,079   $ 7,150,385  
 

A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the Nasdaq.
No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.

Contacts

Katie Strohacker, Senior Director, Investor Relations
(617) 796-8232

Contacts

Katie Strohacker, Senior Director, Investor Relations
(617) 796-8232