Interstate Hotels & Resorts Reports Second-Quarter 2009 Results


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Interstate Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: IHR), a leading hotel real estate investor and the nation’s largest independent hotel management company, today reported operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

The company’s performance for the second quarter includes the following (in millions, except per share amounts):

 

                                         Second Quarter   Year-to-Date (YTD)

                                         2009(4)   2008   2009(4)   2008(5)

    Total revenue (1)                    $34.0    $40.5    $64.5    $79.4

    Net (loss) income                    $(6.7)    $0.1   $(19.2)   $(0.2)

    Diluted (loss) earnings per share   $(0.21)   $0.00   $(0.60)   $0.00

    Adjusted EBITDA (2)(3)               $10.3    $10.2    $16.2    $17.9

    Adjusted net income (loss)(2)         $0.6     $0.1    $(1.3)   $(1.0)

    Adjusted diluted EPS (2)             $0.02    $0.00   $(0.04)  $(0.03)

(1) Total revenue excludes other revenue from managed properties (reimbursable costs).

(2) Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income (loss), and Adjusted diluted EPS are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered as an alternative to any measures of operating results under GAAP. See the definition of and further discussion of non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation to net (loss) income later in this press release.

(3) Includes the company’s share of EBITDA from investments in unconsolidated entities in the amounts of $1.8 million and $2.5 million in the second quarters of 2009 and 2008, respectively, and $3.0 million and $4.2 million in the first six months of 2009 and 2008, respectively.

(4) The second quarter 2009 and YTD 2009 results include (i) a $3 million non-cash impairment charge related to the company’s investment in a joint venture, (ii) $0.1 million and $0.9 million charges, respectively, for restructuring primarily related to severance costs as a part of the company’s 2009 cost reduction program, (iii) $0.7 million of write-offs of intangible assets related to the termination of certain management contracts and other asset impairments, and (iv) income tax expense related to the full valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets offset by a change in the company’s effective tax rate, both described in more detail in footnote 9 to the financial tables later in this press release. These charges are excluded from the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income (loss), and Adjusted diluted EPS.

(5) The YTD 2008 results include (i) a $2.4 million gain on the sale of the Doral Tesoro Hotel & Golf Club, and (ii) $1.1 million of write-offs of intangible assets related to the sale of certain hotels. These charges are excluded from the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income (loss), and Adjusted diluted EPS.

Highlights for the second quarter and through today include:

  • Maintained year over year Adjusted EBITDA in a difficult economy; generated growth in Adjusted Net Income;
  • Extended senior secured credit facility to March 2012;
  • Added seven properties to third-party management portfolio, including three hotels from its signed management contract pipeline of properties under development or construction;
  • Signed first management contract with the Duet Hotel Fund in India; the second contract for JHM Interstate Hotels India;
  • Common stock resumed trading on the NYSE effective July 29, 2009.

„I am very pleased with the significant progress we have made on our capital structure,“ said Thomas F. Hewitt, chairman and chief executive officer. „We extended our senior credit facility to March 2012 well in advance of its original expiration date. This, along with our successful appeal of the NYSE’s ruling to suspend the trading of our stock, has provided stability to our capital structure in an extremely volatile market.

„With these hurdles behind us, we continue to focus our efforts on growing our third party management business while preserving our capital and liquidity and maximizing profits,“ Hewitt added. „Despite the challenging operating climate and RevPAR declines in excess of 20 percent, we maintained our second quarter Adjusted EBITDA year over year, which is a result of the cost reduction initiatives we implemented in January.“

Hotel Management

Same-store(6) RevPAR for all managed hotels in the second quarter decreased 21.4 percent to $81.81. Average daily rate (ADR) was $122.30, down 12.8 percent, and occupancy fell 9.8 percent to 66.9 percent.

Same-store RevPAR for all full-service managed hotels declined 22.2 percent to $93.35. ADR was off 13.9 percent to $133.78, while occupancy decreased 9.7 percent to 69.8 percent.

Same-store RevPAR for all select-service managed hotels declined 19.0 percent to $59.68, led by a 10.1 percent decline in occupancy to 61.4 percent and a 9.8 percent drop in ADR to $97.25.

„During the second quarter, we saw a continuation of the difficult economic conditions and deteriorating lodging fundamentals that prevailed in the first quarter and much of last year, “ Hewitt said. „We continue to focus on top-line revenues and reducing costs wherever possible. These are indeed unprecedented times, but we have the experience and expertise to operate effectively in these conditions.“

Hewitt added that Interstate’s new contract flow has remained steady in 2009, a fact that he attributes to the company’s proven operating performance in all economic cycles, deep relationships in the industry, high owner loyalty and a broad network of contacts.

„We recently added two Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Virginia owned by the same group for whom we’ve been managing two hotels and two first-class restaurants in Gettysburg, Pa. We also added the Holiday Inn Laredo Civic Center and the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, and opened the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center, a $177 million project with which we have been involved for more than a decade. We opened the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Easton/Bethlehem (Pa.), and last week, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Sunstone Hospitality Management, signed an agreement to manage the Doubletree Austin-University Area in Texas, the second property we now manage for that ownership group.“

After opening three under-construction properties this summer, Interstate currently has 13 management contracts signed for hotels under development or construction. The majority of these properties are expected to open in 2010.

(6) Please see footnote 11 to the financial tables within this press release for a detailed explanation of „same-store“ hotel operating statistics.

International

„We continue to move forward with our management and development plans in India,“ Hewitt added. „Our management company joint venture, JHM Interstate Hotels India, signed its first management contract with the Duet Fund, a U.K.-based real estate fund dedicated to India hotel development that we invested in last year.“

The 115-room hotel, scheduled to open in the fall of 2009, is located in Jaipur, which is the capital of the state of Rajasthan and part of India’s Golden Triangle (Delhi, Jaipur and Agra). Brand affiliations for this property and the under-construction property in Vizag (Visakhapatnam), are expected to be finalized during the third quarter.

Wholly Owned Hotel Results

EBITDA from the company’s seven owned hotels was $6.0 million in the 2009 second quarter as outlined below (in millions):

 

    Owned Hotels                       Second Quarter      Year-to-Date

    ————                       ————–      ————

                                        2009     2008      2009     2008

                                        —-     —-      —-     —-

    Net income                          $0.0     $1.3     $(1.3)    $1.5

    Interest expense                     3.1      3.2       6.0      6.8

    Depreciation and amortization        2.9      3.8       5.8      7.0

                                         —      —       —      —

    EBITDA                              $6.0     $8.3     $10.5    $15.3

                                        ====     ====     =====    =====

„RevPAR for our owned portfolio declined 16.4 percent, better than the industry average of 19.5 percent,“ Hewitt said. „These results were driven by our two recently renovated properties. The Westin Atlanta Airport property performed exceptionally well with a RevPAR gain of 3.9 percent. Also, at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, after completing our $12 million renovation, the hotel outperformed its competitive set and the industry with a 13.2 percent RevPAR decline.

„We did experience weakness at our hotels in Concord, Calif., and Houston and Arlington, Texas,“ Hewitt noted. „However, I am very pleased with the results of the cost-cutting initiatives carried out by all of our hotels. Despite a RevPAR decrease of 16.4 percent, of which 12.6 percent was ADR, we were able to offset nearly 50 percent of this revenue decline with expense savings.“

Balance Sheet
On June 30, 2009, Interstate had:

  • Total unrestricted cash of $22.8 million.
  • Total debt of $243.7 million, consisting of $161.2 million of senior debt and $82.5 million of non-recourse mortgage debt.

Effective July 10, the company extended the maturity of its senior credit facility to March 2012 by converting the facility’s outstanding balance of $161.2 million to a new term loan. The agreement also provides the company with an $8 million revolving line of credit.

„The recent extension of our credit facility to 2012 gives us a solid platform from which we can continue to focus on our core business,“ said Bruce Riggins, chief financial officer. „We are in the process of securing a mortgage on the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel and expect to choose a lender in the near term. The expected mortgage proceeds of approximately $20 million will be used to pay down the credit facility in accordance with its amortization requirements. We are also in the process of exploring the sale of a wholly-owned asset. Upon the completion of these two transactions, we will be well on our way to meeting the second $20 million amortization hurdle by March 2011.“

Guidance

The company has updated its 2009 guidance based on a current projected RevPAR decline of 19 percent for all hotels and 15 percent for owned hotels:

  • Total Adjusted EBITDA of $34.0 million which includes the following:
  • EBITDA from wholly owned hotels of $18.0 million;
  • The company’s share of EBITDA from unconsolidated joint ventures of $5.5 million; and
  • EBITDA from the hotel management business of $10.5 million.
  • Adjusted net loss of $(7.2) million or $(0.22) per share.

Earnings Conference Call

Interstate will hold a conference call to discuss its second-quarter results today, August 5, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. To hear the webcast, interested parties may visit the company’s Web site at www.ihrco.com and click on Investor Relations and then Second-Quarter Conference Call. A replay of the conference call will be available until midnight on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, by dialing (800) 406-7325, reference number 4117565, and an archived webcast of the conference call will be posted on the company’s Web site through September 5, 2009.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has ownership interests in 56 hotels and resorts, including seven wholly owned assets. Together with these properties, the company and its affiliates manage a total of 224 hospitality properties with approximately 45,700 rooms in 37 states, the

District of Columbia, Russia, Mexico, Belgium, Canada and Ireland. Interstate Hotels & Resorts also has contracts to manage 13 to be built hospitality properties with approximately 3,000 rooms. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web site: www.ihrco.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Included in this press release are certain non-GAAP financial measures, which are measures of our historical or estimated future performance that are different from measures calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (or GAAP), within the meaning of applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules, that we believe are useful to investors. They are as follows: (i) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (or „EBITDA“) and (ii) Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss and Adjusted diluted loss per share. The following discussion defines these terms and presents the reasons we believe they are useful measures of our performance.

EBITDA

A significant portion of our non-current assets consists of intangible assets, related to some of our management contracts, and long-lived assets, which include the cost of our owned hotels. Intangible assets, excluding goodwill, are amortized over their expected term. Property and equipment is depreciated over its useful life. Because amortization and depreciation are non-cash items, management and many industry investors believe the presentation of EBITDA is useful. We also exclude depreciation and amortization and interest expense from our unconsolidated joint ventures. We believe EBITDA provides useful information to investors regarding our performance and our capacity to incur and service debt, fund capital expenditures and expand our business. Management uses EBITDA to evaluate property-level results and as one measure in determining the value of acquisitions and dispositions. It is also widely used by management in the annual budget process. We believe that the rating agencies and a number of lenders use EBITDA for those purposes and a number of restrictive covenants related to our indebtedness use measures similar to EBITDA presented herein.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Diluted EPS

We define Adjusted EBITDA as, EBITDA excluding the effects of certain recurring and non-recurring charges, transactions and expenses incurred in connection with events management believes do not provide the best indication of our ongoing operating performance. These charges include restructuring and severance expenses, asset impairments and write-offs, gains and losses on asset dispositions for both consolidated and unconsolidated investments, and other non-cash charges. We believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA will provide useful supplemental information to investors regarding our ongoing operating performance and when combined with the primary GAAP presentation of net loss, is beneficial to an investor’s complete understanding of our operating performance. We also use Adjusted EBITDA in determining our incentive compensation for management.

Similarly, we define Adjusted net loss and Adjusted diluted loss per share („EPS“) as net loss and diluted EPS, without the effects of those same charges, transactions and expenses described earlier. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss and Adjusted diluted EPS are useful performance measures because including these expenses, transactions, and special charges may either mask or exaggerate trends in our ongoing operating performance. Furthermore, performance measures that include these charges may not be indicative of the continuing performance of our underlying business. Therefore, we present Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss and Adjusted diluted EPS because they may help investors to compare our performance before the effect of various items that do not directly affect our ongoing operating performance.

Limitations on Use of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Diluted EPS

We calculate EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss and Adjusted diluted EPS as we believe they are important measures for our management’s and our investors‘ understanding of our operations. These may not be comparable to measures with similar titles as calculated by other companies. This information should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating profit, cash from operations or any other operating performance measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. Cash receipts and expenditures from investments, interest expense and other non-cash items have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA presentations. Adjusted net loss and Adjusted diluted EPS do not include cash receipts and expenditures related to those same items and charges discussed above. Management compensates for these limitations by separately considering these excluded items, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance, as well as the usefulness of our non-GAAP financial measures. Additionally, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net loss and Adjusted diluted EPS should not be considered a measure of our liquidity. Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted EPS should also not be used as a measure of amounts that accrue directly to our stockholders‘ benefit.

This press release contains „forward-looking statements,“ within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, including those statements regarding future operating results and the timing and composition of revenues, among others, and statements containing words such as „expects,“ „believes“ or „will,“ which indicate that those statements are forward-looking. Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including the volatility of the national economy, economic conditions generally and the hotel and real estate markets specifically, the war in Iraq, international and geopolitical difficulties or health concerns, governmental actions, legislative and regulatory changes, availability of debt and equity capital, interest rates, competition, weather conditions or natural disasters, supply and demand for lodging facilities in our current and proposed market areas, and the company’s ability to manage integration and growth. Additional risks are discussed in Interstate Hotels & Resorts‘ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Interstate Hotels & Resorts‘ annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008.

    Contact:

    Carrie McIntyre

    SVP, Treasurer

    (703) 387-3320

 

                       Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

                     Consolidated Statements of Operations

               (Unaudited, in thousands except per share amounts)

 

                                     Three Months Ended    Six Months Ended

                                           June 30,            June 30,

                                     ——————    —————-

                                          2009     2008      2009     2008

                                          —-     —-      —-     —-

     Revenue:

       Lodging                         $21,225  $25,796   $40,261  $49,714

       Management fees                   8,758   10,820    17,109   20,729

       Termination fees (1)              1,995    1,194     3,241    4,204

       Other                             2,039    2,693     3,923    4,792

                                         —–    —–     —–    —–

                                        34,017   40,503    64,534   79,439

      Other revenue from managed

       properties                      133,657  157,333   265,746  308,347

                                       ——-  ——-   ——-  ——-

           Total revenue               167,674  197,836   330,280  387,786

 

     Expenses:

       Lodging                          15,224   17,510    29,806   34,452

       Administrative and general       10,783   15,331    22,021   31,243

       Depreciation and amortization     3,849    4,901     7,690    9,175

       Restructuring costs (2)              90        –       921        –

       Asset impairments and write-

        offs                               236       29       236    1,141

                                           —       —       —    —–

                                        30,182   37,771    60,674   76,011

      Other expenses from managed

       properties                      133,657  157,333   265,746  308,347

                                       ——-  ——-   ——-  ——-

           Total operating expenses    163,839  195,104   326,420  384,358

                                       ——-  ——-   ——-  ——-

 

     OPERATING INCOME                    3,835    2,732     3,860    3,428

 

     Interest income                        25      280       125      599

     Interest expense (4)               (3,126)  (3,333)   (6,033)  (7,148)

     Equity in (losses) earnings of

      unconsolidated entities

      (5)(6)(7)(8)                      (3,713)     535    (4,511)   2,896

     Gain on sale of investments             –        –        13        –

                                           —      —        —      —

 

     (LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME

      TAXES                             (2,979)     214    (6,546)    (225)

 

     Income tax (expense) benefit (9)   (3,733)     (79)  (12,649)      72

                                        ——      —   ——-       —

 

     NET (LOSS) INCOME                  (6,712)     135   (19,195)    (153)

     Add: Net (income) loss

      attributable to noncontrolling

      interest                               5       (1)       11        1

                                           —       —        —      —

     NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO

      INTERSTATE STOCKHOLDERS          $(6,707)    $134  $(19,184)   $(152)

                                       =======     ====  ========    =====

 

    Basic (loss) earnings per share

     attributable to Interstate

     stockholders                       $(0.21)   $0.00    $(0.60)   $0.00

                                        ======    =====    ======    =====

 

    Diluted (loss) earnings per share

     attributable to Interstate

     stockholders (10)                  $(0.21)   $0.00    $(0.60)   $0.00

                                        ======    =====    ======    =====

 

     Weighted average shares

      outstanding (in thousands):

      Basic                             32,135   31,764    32,030   31,765

      Diluted                           32,135   32,864    32,030   31,765

 

                       Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

                        Hotel Level Operating Statistics

                                  (Unaudited)

 

                           Three Months Ended           Six Months Ended

                                June 30,                     June 30,

                           ——————           —————-

                         2009     2008  % change     2009     2008  % change

                         —-     —-  ——–     —-     —-  ——–

 

      Managed Hotels – Hotel Level Operating Statistics: (11)

 

       Full-service

        hotels:

       Occupancy         69.8%    77.3%     -9.7%    66.7%    74.6%    -10.6%

       ADR            $133.78  $155.30     -13.9% $134.70  $153.34     -12.2%

       RevPAR          $93.35  $120.02     -22.2%  $89.78  $114.40     -21.5%

 

       Select-service

        hotels:

       Occupancy         61.4%    68.3%    -10.1%    58.2%    64.3%     -9.5%

       ADR             $97.25  $107.79      -9.8%  $98.32  $108.16      -9.1%

       RevPAR          $59.68   $73.65     -19.0%  $57.24   $69.51     -17.7%

 

       Total:

       Occupancy         66.9%    74.2%     -9.8%    63.5%    70.7%    -10.2%

       ADR            $122.30  $140.26     -12.8% $122.15  $137.89     -11.4%

       RevPAR          $81.81  $104.08     -21.4%  $77.54   $97.52     -20.5%

 

       Wholly-Owned Hotels – Hotel Level Operating Statistics: (12)

 

       Occupancy         68.5%    71.6%     -4.3%    63.8%    68.1%     -6.3%

       ADR            $107.18  $122.69     -12.6% $109.43  $122.34     -10.6%

       RevPAR          $73.38   $87.79     -16.4%  $69.85   $83.34     -16.2%

 

                        Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

               Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (13)

                (Unaudited, in thousands except per share amounts)

 

                                       Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended

                                             June 30,          June 30,

                                       ——————   —————–

                                           2009     2008      2009     2008

                                           —-     —-      —-     —-

 

     Net (loss) income                   $(6,712)    $135  $(19,195)   $(153)

      Adjustments:

       Depreciation and amortization       3,849    4,901     7,690    9,175

       Interest expense, net               3,101    3,053     5,908    6,549

       Depreciation and amortization

        from unconsolidated entities       1,157    1,098     2,109    1,799

       Interest expense, net from

        unconsolidated entities              988      897     1,950    1,860

       Income tax (benefit) expense        3,733       79    12,649      (72)

                                           —–       —    ——      —

 

     EBITDA                                6,116   10,163    11,111   19,158

       Restructuring costs (2)                90        –       921        –

       Asset impairments and

        write-offs (3)                       736       29       736    1,141

       Gain on sale of investments             –        –       (13)       –

       Equity interest in the sale of

        unconsolidated entities (5)            –        –         –   (2,392)

       Foreign currency loss from

        unconsolidated entities (6)         (202)       –       (73)       –

       Start-up costs from

        unconsolidated entities (7)         511        –       511        –

       Investment in unconsolidated

        entities impairments (8)           3,019        –     3,019        –

 

                                         ——-  ——-   ——-  ——-

     Adjusted EBITDA                     $10,270  $10,192   $16,212  $17,907

                                         =======  =======   =======  =======

 

                                       Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended

                                             June 30,          June 30,

                                       ——————   —————–

                                           2009     2008      2009     2008

                                           —-     —-      —-     —-

     Net (loss) income                   $(6,712)    $135  $(19,195)   $(153)

      Adjustments:

       Restructuring costs (2)                90        –       921        –

       Asset impairments and write-offs

        (3)                                  736       29       736    1,141

       Gain on sale of investments             –        –       (13)       –

       Deferred financing costs write-

        off (4)                                –        –       119        –

       Equity interest in the sale of

        unconsolidated entities (5)            –        –         –   (2,392)

       Foreign currency loss from

        unconsolidated entities (6)         (202)       –       (73)       –

       Start-up costs from

        unconsolidated entities (7)         511        –       511        –

       Investment in unconsolidated

        entities impairments (8)           3,019        –     3,019        –

       Income tax rate adjustment (14)     3,170      (43)   12,636      397

                                           —–      —    ——      —

 

     Adjusted net income (loss)             $612     $121   $(1,339) $(1,007)

                                            ====     ====   =======  =======

 

 

     Adjusted diluted earnings (loss)

      per share                            $0.02    $0.00    $(0.04)  $(0.03)

                                           =====    =====    ======   ======

 

     Weighted average number of diluted

      shares outstanding (in thousands)

      (10):                               32,135   32,864    32,030   31,765

 

                      Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

                         Outlook Reconciliation (13)

                          (Unaudited, in thousands)

 

                                                          Forecast

                                                         ———-

                                                        Year Ending

                                                     December 31, 2009

                                                    ——————-

     Net loss                                                  $(24,900)

      Adjustments:

       Depreciation and amortization                             16,100

       Interest expense, net                                     17,300

       Depreciation and amortization from unconsolidated

        entities                                                  4,100

       Interest expense, net from unconsolidated entities         3,700

       Income tax expense                                        12,700

                                                                 ——

 

     EBITDA                                                      29,000

       Restructuring costs (2)                                      900

       Asset impairments and write-offs (3)                         700

       Foreign currency loss from unconsolidated entities (6)      (100)

       Start-up costs from unconsolidated entities (7)              500

       Investment in unconsolidated entities impairments (8)      3,000

                                                                  —–

 

     Adjusted EBITDA                                            $34,000

                                                                =======

 

                                                          Forecast

                                                         ———-

                                                        Year Ending

                                                     December 31, 2009

                                                    ——————-

     Net Loss                                                  $(24,900)

      Adjustments:

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