La Quinta Holdings Reports Strong Second Quarter 2014 Results

- Generated RevPAR Growth of 7.7%
- Achieved Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA Growth of 13.1%
- Increases Full Year 2014 Guidance

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) today reported its second quarter 2014 results on a pro forma basis, giving effect to La Quinta's initial public offering (IPO) and the related transactions as described below, as well as the results of operations for the second quarter 2014 on a historical basis.

Second Quarter 2014 Highlights:

  • Pro forma total Adjusted EBITDA increased 13.1 percent to $106.0 million, and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 170 basis points
  • Pro forma net income increased 12.6 percent to $17.5 million
  • Pro forma earnings per share increased 7.7 percent to $0.14
  • System-wide comparable RevPAR increased 7.7 percent – ADR increased 5.1 percent and occupancy increased 168 basis points
  • Pro forma Franchise and Management Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased 11.9 percent to $28.3 million
  • Opened 12 franchised hotels totaling over 1,000 rooms and increased franchise pipeline to 190 hotels, which includes over 15,500 additional rooms
  • Pro forma Owned Hotels Segment Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.7 percent to $84.0 million
  • Reduced debt by voluntarily prepaying $80 million of long-term debt as part of balance sheet de-levering strategy
  • Executed three franchise agreements in two new countries—one in Nicaragua and two in Guatemala
  • Raises full year 2014 guidance

Overview

Wayne B. Goldberg, President & Chief Executive Officer of La Quinta, said, "Our second quarter results demonstrate another quarter of solid operating performance delivered across our key metrics including strong RevPAR growth, franchise unit growth, EBITDA growth, and EBITDA margin growth. Overall, the lodging industry remains healthy, with a steadily improving economy and strong transient travel demand. La Quinta is extremely well-positioned to continue to capture this demand as we capitalize on our refreshed and upgraded portfolio and our repositioned brand. With 12 new franchise openings and increased occupancy during the quarter, our geographic reach and customer base continue to grow. Franchise interest remains robust for the La Quinta brand as evidenced by a growing pipeline, including three new domestic central business district properties and two new international markets. Furthermore, we remain committed to continue de-levering the balance sheet by utilizing our strong free cash flow to prepay debt and delivering on our strategic objectives, all of which are designed to increase shareholder value."

The results of operations for the Company, on a pro forma basis and on a historical basis, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 include the following highlights(1) ($ in thousands):









Pro Forma

Historical


Three Months Ended June 30,

Three Months Ended June 30,


2014

2013

% chg

2014

2013

% chg

Total Revenue

261,807

241,914

8.2 %

260,289

233,077

11.7 %

Franchise and Management Segment Adj

EBITDA

28,333

25,326

11.9 %

26,658

14,983

77.9 %

Owned Hotels Segment Adj. EBITDA

84,036

74,550

12.7 %

85,815

87,787

(2.2 )%

Total Adj. EBITDA

106,036

93,788

13.1 %

105,511

92,445

14.1 %

Total Adj. EBITDA margin

40.5 %

38.8 %


40.5 %

39.7 %


Operating Income Margin

20.0 %

20.7 %


9.8 %

20.8 %


Net Income (Loss) attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders(2)

17,461

15,508

12.6 %

(338,578)

(4,209)

       NM(4)

Earnings per share – basic and diluted

0.14

0.13

7.7 %

(2.67)

(0.03)

       NM(4)

Adjusted Net Income(3)




15,910

(4,209)

       NM(4)

 



(1)

Please see the schedules to this press release for an explanation of the basis of the pro forma presentation and reconciliation of the pro forma financial information and adjusted results of operations. Pro forma information excludes adjustments that are not expected to have a continuing effect on the company, and adjusted information is adjusted for certain special items, in each case as discussed in the schedules attached to this press release. Pro Forma Segment Adjusted EBITDA reflects intercompany fees charged to our owned hotels under new agreements entered into at the time of the IPO as if these fees had been in place for all periods presented.

(2)

Includes, on a historical basis, a one-time net tax expense which reflects the establishment of a net deferred tax liability associated with the La Quinta Predecessor Entities becoming owned by La Quinta Holdings Inc., a "C" corporation for income tax purposes as well as the other items described in note 3 below.

(3)

Adjustments include (i) one-time net tax expense, which reflects the establishment of a net deferred tax liability associated with the La Quinta Predecessor Entities becoming owned by La Quinta Holdings Inc., a "C" corporation for income tax purposes, (ii) share based compensation adjustment, which reflects the expense to exchange units that were outstanding under our long-term cash incentive plan at the time of our IPO for shares of La Quinta Holdings Inc. common stock, 80% of which vest within one year of the IPO, and (iii) loss on extinguishment of the historical debt that was refinanced on April 14, 2014.

(4)

Change in terms of percentage is not meaningful.

Development

The Company opened 12 franchised hotels with over 1,000 rooms in the second quarter and achieved net system-wide growth of 9 hotels with over 650 rooms. Year to date through June 30, 2014, the Company opened 24 franchised hotels with approximately 2,400 rooms. As of June 30, 2014, the Company had a pipeline of 190 franchised hotels totaling over 15,500 rooms, to be located in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.

The Company's system-wide portfolio, as of June 30, 2014, consisted of 848 hotels representing approximately 85,000 rooms located predominantly across 47 U.S. states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. This portfolio includes 353 owned and operated hotels and 495 franchised hotels.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

During the quarter, the Company made a voluntary prepayment of $80 million on its senior secured term loan facility. As of June 30, 2014, the Company had approximately $2.0 billion of outstanding indebtedness with a weighted average interest rate of approximately 4.4%, including the impact of an interest rate swap. Total cash and cash equivalents was $103.0 million as of June 30, 2014.

Initial Public Offering and Credit Facility

On April 14, 2014, the Company issued approximately 44 million shares of common stock at an IPO price of $17.00 per share, including the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares. Upon completion of the IPO, the Company had approximately 129.7 million shares outstanding on a fully diluted basis including approximately 0.35 million shares issued under the Company's omnibus incentive plan.

Concurrently with the consummation of the IPO, the Company entered into a credit agreement providing for senior secured credit facilities consisting of a $2.1 billion senior secured term loan facility, which will mature in 2021, and a $250.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility, which will mature in 2019. At closing, the Company also entered into a five year interest rate swap on $850 million of the term loan principal balance.

The Company used the net proceeds from the IPO, together with the net proceeds from the senior secured term loan facility and available cash, to repay approximately $2.7 billion of the La Quinta Predecessor Entities' outstanding debt. Any remaining net proceeds are being used for general corporate purposes.

Outlook

Based upon management's current estimates, the Company is increasing its guidance for full year 2014 and is expecting:





Updated Guidance

Prior Guidance

RevPAR growth on a system-wide comparable hotel basis

6.0 percent to 7.0 percent

5.5 percent to 7.0 percent




Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA

$367 million to $372 million

$362 million to $368 million




Capital expenditures

$71 million to $77 million

$69 million to $77 million




Franchise hotel openings

45 to 50

45 to 50

Webcast and Conference Call

La Quinta Holdings Inc. will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2014 results on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Participants may listen to the live webcast by dialing (877) 407-3982, or (201) 493-6780 for international participants, or by logging onto the La Quinta Investor Relations website at www.lq.com/investorrelations. Participants are encouraged to dial into the call or link to the webcast at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

A replay of the call will be available from approximately 8 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2014 through midnight Eastern Time on August 26, 2014. To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is (877) 870-5176, the international dial-in number is (858) 384-5517, and the passcode is 13582658. The archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for a limited time.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to our expectations regarding the performance of our business, our financial results, our liquidity and capital resources and other non-historical statements, including the statements in the "Outlook" section of this press release. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "outlook," "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "could," "seeks," "projects," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates" or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our prospectus dated April 8, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on April 9, 2014, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in our filings with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margins, Segment Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Earnings Per Share. Please see the schedules to this press release for additional information and reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures.

About La Quinta Holdings Inc.

La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) is a leading owner, operator and franchisor of select-service hotels primarily serving the upper-midscale and midscale segments. The Company's owned and franchised portfolio consists of more than 840 La Quinta Inn & Suites™ and La Quinta Inn™ branded hotels representing approximately 85,000 rooms located in 47 states, as well as Canada and Mexico. La Quinta's team is committed to providing guests with a refreshing and engaging experience. For more information, please visit: www.LQ.com.  

 

 

LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC.

HISTORICAL STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited, in thousands)







Three months ended
June 30,

Six months ended
June 30,


2014

2013

2014

2013

Revenues:





Room revenues

$       225,524

$      202,302

$       414,523

$      379,553

Franchise and other fee-based revenues

24,130

21,270

42,991

37,620

Other hotel revenues

4,967

4,459

9,731

8,993







254,621

228,031

467,245

426,166

Brand marketing fund revenues from franchise and managed properties

5,668

5,046

10,353

9,183






Total revenues

260,289

233,077

477,598

435,349

Operating expenses:





Direct lodging expenses

96,025

88,531

184,354

172,641

Depreciation and amortization

43,251

41,227

84,862

81,210

General and administrative expenses

51,610

18,812

68,612

36,735

Other lodging and operating expenses

16,042

12,959

30,535

26,320

Marketing, promotional and other advertising expenses

17,084

17,947

33,531

32,666

Impairment loss

5,157

5,157







229,169

179,476

407,051

349,572

Brand marketing fund expenses from franchise and managed properties

5,668

5,046

10,353

9,183






Total operating expenses

234,837

184,522

417,404

358,755






Operating income

25,452

48,555

60,194

76,594

Other income (expenses):





Interest expense, net

(35,805)

(36,418)

(72,765)

(72,518)

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

(2,030)

(2,030)

Other income (loss)

(248)

479

(301)

466






Total other income (expenses)

(38,083)

(35,939)

(75,096)

(72,052)

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(12,631)

12,616

(14,902)

4,542

Income tax provision

(4,950)

(728)

(5,698)

(1,520)

Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion

(321,054)

(321,054)






Net Income (Loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

(338,635)

11,888

(341,654)

3,022

Loss on discontinued operations, net of tax

(16,056)

(503)

(16,244)






Net loss

(338,635)

(4,168)

(342,157)

(13,222)

(Income) loss from noncontrolling interests in continuing operations, net of tax

57

(41)

(3,764)

(700)

(Income) loss from noncontrolling interests in discontinued operations, net of tax






Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

57

(41)

(3,764)

(700)

Amounts attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders





Income (Loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

(338,578)

11,847

(345,418)

2,322

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(16,056)

(503)

(16,244)






Net loss attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders

$    (338,578)

$       (4,209)

$    (345,921)

$     (13,922)






RECONCILIATIONS

Prior to the IPO, the Company's business was conducted, and the Company's hotel properties were owned, through multiple entities including (i) the "La Quinta Predecessor Entities" which were entities under common control or otherwise consolidated for financial reporting purposes, and their consolidated subsidiaries and (ii) entities that owned 14 hotels (the "Previously Managed Portfolio") managed by the La Quinta Predecessor Entities. In connection with the IPO, among other transactions, (i) the La Quinta Predecessor Entities were contributed to the Company, (ii) the La Quinta Predecessor Entities purchased the Previously Managed Portfolio, and (iii) the Company effected the refinancing transactions described below (together with the IPO, the "IPO Transactions").

The unaudited pro forma financial data for the three-month and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 are presented as if the IPO Transactions all had occurred on January 1, 2013 for the purposes of the unaudited pro forma combined statements of operations. The unaudited pro forma combined financial information excludes adjustments that are not expected to have a continuing effect on the Company. Excluded adjustments include the initial income tax impact of the La Quinta Predecessor Entities and the Previously Managed Portfolio being owned by a "C" corporation, gains and losses related to the debt financing transactions, and the impact of the issuance of vested and unvested restricted stock at the time of the IPO related to long term incentives, as well as that of discontinued operations. Accordingly, the unaudited pro forma financial data is not necessarily indicative of our financial position or results of operations had the transactions described above for which we are giving pro forma effect actually occurred on the dates indicated.

The tables below provide a reconciliation of the pro forma financial information, including segment information, for the Company to the Company's historical information, a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income, both on a pro forma and historical basis, and a reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share to Net Income and Earnings Per Share. We believe this financial information provides meaningful supplemental information because it reflects the combined business of the La Quinta Predecessor Entities and the Previously Managed Portfolio and the ongoing effects of the other IPO Transactions. We further believe the presentation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share provides meaningful information because it excludes the impact of certain items that are not expected to have an ongoing effect on our operations. This represents how management views the business and reviews our operating performance. It is also used by management when publicly providing the business outlook. See the definitions of "EBITDA", "Adjusted EBITDA", "Adjusted Net Income" and "Adjusted Earnings Per Share" for a further explanation of the use of these measures.

 

PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND NET INCOME RECONCILIATION

(unaudited, in thousands)









Three months ended June 30, 2014

Three months ended June 30, 2013


Historical

Adjustments

Pro Forma

Historical

Adjustments

Pro Forma

Revenues:



Room revenues

$       225,524

$             1,634

$      227,158

$      202,302

$             9,523

$      211,825

Franchise and other fee-based revenues

24,130

(91)

24,039

21,270

(567)

20,703

Other hotel revenues

4,967

15

4,982

4,459

119

4,578









254,621

1,558

256,179

228,031

9,075

237,106

Brand marketing fund revenues from franchise and managed properties

5,668

(40)

5,628

5,046

(238)

4,808








Total revenues

260,289

1,518

261,807

233,077

8,837

241,914

Operating expenses:



Direct lodging expenses

96,025

726

96,751

88,531

4,933

93,464

Depreciation and amortization

43,251

(3)

43,248

41,227

1,655

42,882

General and administrative expenses

51,610

(26,256)

25,354

18,812

48

18,860

Other lodging and operating

expenses

16,042

200

16,242

12,959

810

13,769

Marketing, promotional and other advertising expenses

17,084

17,084

17,947

17,947

Impairment loss

5,157

5,157









229,169

(25,333)

203,836

179,476

7,446

186,922

Brand marketing fund expenses from franchise and managed properties

5,668

(40)

5,628

5,046

(238)

4,808








Total operating expenses

234,837

(25,373)

209,464

184,522

7,208

191,730








Operating income

25,452

26,891

52,343

48,555

1,629

50,184

Other income (expenses):



Interest expense, net

(35,805)

13,018

(22,787)

(36,418)

11,732

(24,686)

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

(2,030)

2,030

Other income (loss)

(248)

(248)

479

479








Total other income (expenses)

(38,083)

15,048

(23,035)

(35,939)

11,732

(24,207)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

(12,631)

41,939

29,308

12,616

13,361

25,977

Income tax provision

(4,950)

(6,773)

(11,723)

(728)

(9,663)

(10,391)

Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion

(321,054)

321,054








Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

(338,635)

356,220

17,585

11,888

3,698

15,586

Net income (loss) (1)      

(338,635)

356,220

17,585

11,888

3,698

15,586

(Income) loss from noncontrolling interests in continuing operations, net of tax

57

(181)

(124)

(41)

(37)

(78)








Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests(1)

57

(181)

(124)

(41)

(37)

(78)








Amounts attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders



Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

(338,578)

356,039

17,461

11,847

3,661

15,508








Net income (loss) attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders (1)

$    (338,578)

$         356,039

$      17,461

$      11,847

$             3,661

$      15,508








(1)

Excludes the impact of the Company's discontinued operations on a historical and pro forma basis for the periods presented

 

 

PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND NET INCOME RECONCILIATION

(unaudited, in thousands)









Six months ended June 30, 2014

Six months ended June 30, 2013


Historical

Adjustments

Pro Forma

Historical

Adjustments

Pro Forma

Revenues:



Room revenues

$       414,523

$           12,814

$      427,337

$      379,553

$           20,039

$      399,592

Franchise and other fee-based revenues

42,991

(732)

42,259

37,620

(1,191)

36,429

Other hotel revenues

9,731

159

9,890

8,993

233

9,226









467,245

12,241

479,486

426,166

19,081

445,247

Brand marketing fund revenues from franchise and managed properties

10,353

(321)

10,032

9,183

(501)

8,682








Total revenues

477,598

11,920

489,518

435,349

18,580

453,929

Operating expenses:



Direct lodging expenses

184,354

5,832

190,186

172,641

9,882

182,523

Depreciation and amortization

84,862

1,605

86,467

81,210

3,262

84,472

General and administrative expenses

68,612

(26,224)

42,388

36,735

49

36,784

Other lodging and operating expenses

30,535

944

31,479

26,320

1,661

27,981

Marketing, promotional and other advertising expenses

33,531

33,531

32,666

32,666

Impairment loss

5,157

5,157









407,051

(17,843)

389,208

349,572

14,854

364,426

Brand marketing fund expenses from franchise and managed properties

10,353

(321)

10,032

9,183

(501)

8,682








Total operating expenses

417,404

(18,164)

399,240

358,755

14,353

373,108








Operating income

60,194

30,084

90,278

76,594

4,227

80,821

Other income (expenses):



Interest expense, net

(72,765)

25,143

(47,622)

(72,518)

22,997

(49,521)

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

(2,030)

2,030

Other income (loss)

(301)

(301)

466

466








Total other income (expenses)

(75,096)

27,173

(47,923)

(72,052)

22,997

(49,055)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

(14,902)

57,257

42,355

4,542

27,224

31,766

Income tax provision

(5,698)

(11,244)

(16,942)

(1,520)

(11,187)

(12,707)

Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion

(321,054)

321,054








Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

(341,654)

367,067

25,413

3,022

16,037

19,059

Net income (loss) (1)

(341,654)

367,067

25,413

3,022

16,037

19,059

(Income) loss from noncontrolling interests in continuing operations, net of tax

(3,764)

3,489

(275)

(700)

429

(271)








Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests(1)

(3,764)

3,489

(275)

(700)

429

(271)








Amounts attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders



Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax

(345,418)

370,556

25,138

2,322

16,466

18,788








Net income (loss) attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders (1)

$    (345,418)

$         370,556

$      25,138

$        2,322

$           16,466

$      18,788








(1) 

Excludes the impact of the Company's discontinued operations on a historical and pro forma basis for the periods presented

 

 

PRO FORMA AND HISTORICAL ADJUSTED EBITDA NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(unaudited, in thousands)







Pro forma

Historical


Three months

Three months

Three months

Three months


ended

ended

ended

ended


June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013

Operating income

$         52,343

$          50,184

$          25,452

$          48,555

Interest expense, net

(22,787)

(24,686)

(35,805)

(36,418)

Other income (loss)

(248)

479

(248)

479

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

(2,030)

Income tax expense

(11,723)

(10,391)

(4,950)

(728)

Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion

(321,054)

Income from noncontrolling interest

(124)

(78)

57

(41)

Loss on discontinued operations, net of tax

(16,056)






Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders

17,461

15,508

(338,578)

(4,209)






Interest expense

22,800

24,740

35,818

36,472

Income tax provision

11,723

10,391

4,950

773

Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion

321,054

Depreciation and amortization

43,530

43,203

43,532

43,117

Non-controlling interest

124

78

(57)

41






EBITDA

95,638

93,920

66,719

76,194






Fixed asset impairment loss

5,157

5,157

19,913

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

(4,456)

Loss on retirement of assets

10

10

(Gain) loss related to casualty disasters

(848)

(1,310)

(845)

(2,158)

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

2,030

Equity based compensation

4,829

31,103

Other (gains) losses, net

1,260

1,168

1,347

2,942






Adjusted EBITDA

$        106,036

$          93,788

$        105,511

$          92,445






 

 

PRO FORMA AND HISTORICAL ADJUSTED EBITDA NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(unaudited, in thousands)







Pro forma

Historical


Six months

Six months

Six months

Six months


ended

ended

ended

ended


June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013

Operating income

$         90,278

$          80,821

$          60,194

$          76,594

Interest expense, net

(47,622)

(49,521)

(72,765)

(72,518)

Other income (loss)

(301)

466

(301)

466

(Gain) Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

(2,030)

Income tax provision

(16,942)

(12,707)

(5,698)

(1,520)

Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion

(321,054)

Income from noncontrolling interest

(275)

(271)

(3,764)

(700)

Loss on discontinued operations, net of tax

(503)

(16,244)






Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders

25,138

18,788

(345,921)

(13,922)






Interest expense

47,657

49,621

72,800

72,618

Income tax provision

16,942

12,707

5,698

1,604

Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion

321,054

Depreciation and amortization

86,968

85,131

85,359

86,915

Non-controlling interest

275

271

3,764

700






EBITDA

176,980

166,518

142,754

147,915






Fixed asset impairment loss

5,157

5,308

19,913

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

377

(6,887)

Loss on retirement of assets

51

51

(Gain) loss related to casualty disasters

(990)

(1,018)

(998)

(1,872)

Loss on extinguishment of debt, net

2,030

Equity based compensation

4,829

31,103

Other (gains) losses, net

646

1,639

388

3,348






Adjusted EBITDA

$        186,622

$        167,190

$        180,962

$        162,468






 

 

PRO FORMA AND HISTORICAL SEGMENT REVENUES AND ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

(unaudited, in thousands)









Three months ended June 30, 2014

Three months ended June 30, 2013


Historical

Adjustments
(1)

Pro
Forma

Historical

Adjustments
(1)

Pro
Forma

Revenues:



Owned hotels

$      231,596

$                544

$      232,140

$      207,572

$             8,831

$      216,403

Franchise and management

26,658

1,675

28,333

14,983

10,343

25,326








Segment revenues

258,254

2,219

260,473

222,555

19,174

241,729

Other fee-based revenues from franchise and managed properties

5,668

(40)

5,628

5,046

(238)

4,808

Corporate and other

31,201

629

31,830

25,688

4,237

29,925

Intersegment elimination

(34,834)

(1,290)

(36,124)

(20,212)

(14,336)

(34,548)








Total revenues

$    260,289

$             1,518

$    261,807

$    233,077

$             8,837

$    241,914








Adjusted EBITDA:




Owned hotels

$        85,815

$           (1,779)

$        84,036

$        87,787

$         (13,237)

$        74,550

Franchise and management

26,658

1,675

28,333

14,983

10,343

25,326








Segment Adjusted EBITDA

112,473

(104)

112,369

102,770

(2,894)

99,876

Corporate and other

(6,962)

629

(6,333)

(10,325)

4,237

(6,088)








Total Adjusted EBITDA

$    105,511

$                525

$    106,036

$      92,445

$             1,343

$      93,788








(1) 

Adjustments include (i) reflection of the results of operations of the 14 previously managed hotels which were acquired in connection with the IPO as if the acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2013; and (ii) reflection of franchise and management fees that we charge our owned hotels as if the rates put in place pursuant to new agreements dated April 14, 2014 had been in effect beginning on January 1, 2013. On a historical basis, prior to April 14, 2014, we charged aggregate fees of 2.0% (0.33% license fees for trademark rights and 1.67% management fee for management services) to our owned hotels. Effective April 14, 2014, we terminated the existing franchise and management agreements with our owned hotels and entered into new agreements, which provide for a franchise fee of 4.5% of gross room revenues and a management fee of 2.5% of total hotel revenues, which are reflected as revenue in the franchise and management segment. The agreements we entered into with our owned hotels upon effectiveness of the IPO also includes a reservations fee of 2.0% of gross room revenues, which is reflected as revenue in corporate and other after April 14, 2014.

 

 

PRO FORMA AND HISTORICAL SEGMENT REVENUES AND ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

(unaudited, in thousands)









Six months ended June 30, 2014

Six months ended June 30, 2013


Historical

Adjustments
(1)

Pro
Forma

Historical

Adjustments
(1)

Pro
Forma

Revenues:



Owned hotels

$      426,298

$           10,929

$      437,227

$      389,935

$           18,883

$      408,818

Franchise and management

39,923

11,729

51,652

26,999

19,520

46,519








Segment revenues

466,221

22,658

488,879

416,934

38,403

455,337

Other fee-based revenues from franchise and managed properties

10,353

(321)

10,032

9,183

(501)

8,682

Corporate and other

54,028

4,633

58,661

47,691

7,992

55,683

Intersegment elimination

(53,004)

(15,050)

(68,054)

(38,459)

(27,314)

(65,773)








Total revenues

$    477,598

$           11,920

$    489,518

$    435,349

$           18,580

$    453,929








Adjusted EBITDA:




Owned hotels

$      161,275

$         (10,702)

$      150,573

$      157,174

$         (22,790)

$      134,384

Franchise and management

39,923

11,729

51,652

26,999

19,520

46,519








Segment Adjusted EBITDA

201,198

1,027

202,225

184,173

(3,270)

180,903

Corporate and other

(20,236)

4,633

(15,603)

(21,705)

7,992

(13,713)








Total Adjusted EBITDA

$    180,962

$             5,660

$    186,622

$    162,468

$             4,722

$    167,190








(1)

Adjustments include (i) reflection of the results of operations of the 14 previously managed hotels which were acquired in connection with the IPO as if the acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2013; and (ii) reflection of franchise and management fees that we charge our owned hotels as if the rates put in place pursuant to new agreements dated April 14, 2014 had been in effect beginning on January 1, 2013. On a historical basis, prior to April 14, 2014 we charged aggregate fees of 2.0% (0.33% license fees for trademark rights and 1.67% management fee for management services) to our owned hotels. Effective April 14, 2014, we terminated the existing franchise and management agreements with our owned hotels and entered into new agreements, which provide for a franchise fee of 4.5% of gross room revenues and a management fee of 2.5% of total hotel revenues, which are reflected as revenue in the franchise and management segment. The agreements we entered into with our owned hotels upon effectiveness of the IPO also includes a reservations fee of 2.0% of gross room revenues, which is reflected as revenue in corporate and other after April 14, 2014.

 

 

PRO FORMA ADJUSTED EBITDA NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

OUTLOOK: FORECASTED 2014

(unaudited, in thousands)





Year Ended December 31, 2014


Low Case

High Case

Net income Attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders (1)

$     46,863

$      51,863

Interest expense(2)

96,503

96,503

Income tax provision

34,788

34,788

Depreciation and amortization

174,515

174,515

Non-controlling interest

420

420




EBITDA

353,089

358,089

Fixed asset impairment loss

5,157

5,157

Share based compensation expense(3)

10,959

10,959

Other (gains) losses, net

(2,205)

(2,205)




Adjusted EBITDA

$    367,000

$    372,000






(1)

This table provides a reconciliation of forward-looking forecasted Adjusted EBITDA to net income attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders before adjustments which include (i) one-time net tax expense, which reflects the establishment of a net deferred tax liability associated with the La Quinta Predecessor Entities becoming owned by La Quinta Holdings Inc., a "C" corporation for income tax purposes, (ii) certain of our share based compensation which reflects the exchange of ownership units that were outstanding under our long-term cash incentive plan at the time of our IPO for shares of La Quinta Holdings Inc. common stock, 80% of which vest within one year of the IPO, and (iii) loss on extinguishment of the historical debt that was refinanced on April 14, 2014.

(2) 

Includes interest expense for $2.0 billion of outstanding indebtedness with a weighted average interest rate of approximately 4.4%, including the impact of an interest rate swap.

(3) 

Excludes compensation expense related to exchange of ownership units that were outstanding under our long-term cash incentive plan at the time of our IPO for shares of La Quinta Holdings Inc. common stock, 80% of which vest within one year of the IPO

 

 

ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)







Three months

Three months

Six months

Six months


ended

ended

ended

ended


June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders

$       (338,578)

$           (4,209)

$      (345,921)

$         (13,922)






Recognition of net deferred tax liabilities upon C-corporation conversion (1)       

321,054

321,054

Equity- based compensation(2)               

26,247

26,247

Impairment loss        

5,157

5,157

Loss on extinguishment of debt            

2,030

2,030






Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings' shareholders

$          15,910

$           (4,209)

$            8,567

$         (13,922)






Weighted average common shares outstanding

126,832

121,996

124,427

121,996

Earnings per share, basic and diluted

(2.67)

(0.03)

(2.78)

(0.11)

Adjusted Earnings per share, basic and diluted

0.13

(0.03)

0.07

(0.11)



(1)

One-time net tax expense, which reflects the establishment of a net deferred tax liability associated with the La Quinta Predecessor Entities becoming owned by La Quinta Holdings Inc., a "C" corporation for income tax purposes.

(2)

Share based compensation adjustment, which reflects the expense to exchange Units that were outstanding under our long-term cash incentive plan at the time of our IPO for shares of La Quinta Holdings Inc. common stock, 80% of which vest within one year of the IPO.

LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC.
DEFINED TERMS

"EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA." Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") is a commonly used measure in many industries. We adjust EBITDA when evaluating our performance because we believe that the adjustment for certain items, such as restructuring and acquisition transaction expenses, impairment charges related to long-lived assets, non-cash equity-based compensation, discontinued operations, and other items not indicative of ongoing operating performance, including other items relating to the IPO Transactions, provides useful supplemental information to management and investors regarding our ongoing operating performance. We believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors about us and our financial condition and results of operations for the following reasons: (i) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are among the measures used by our management team to evaluate our operating performance and make day-to-day operating decisions; and (ii) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, lenders and other interested parties as a common performance measure to compare results or estimate valuations across companies in our industry.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not recognized terms under GAAP, have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered either in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), cash flow or other methods of analyzing our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our indebtedness;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our tax expense or the cash requirements to pay our taxes;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect historical cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the impact on earnings or changes resulting from matters that we consider not to be indicative of our future operations;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as discretionary cash available to us to reinvest in the growth of our business or as measures of cash that will be available to us to meet our obligations.

"Adjusted Net Income" and "Adjusted Earnings Per Share" are not recognized terms under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss), earnings per share, or other measures of financial performance or liquidity derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company's definition of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share are included to assist investors in performing meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results and as a means of highlighting the results of the Company's ongoing operations.

"ADR" or "average daily rate" means hotel room revenues divided by total number of rooms sold in a given period.

"comparable hotels" means hotels that: (i) were active and operating in our system for at least one full calendar year as of the end of the applicable period and were active and operating as of January 1st of the previous year; and (ii) have not sustained substantial property damage or business interruption or for which comparable results are not available. Management uses comparable hotels as the basis upon which to evaluate ADR, occupancy, RevPAR and RevPAR Index on a system-wide basis and for each of our reportable segments.

"occupancy" means the total number of rooms sold in a given period divided by the total number of rooms available at a hotel or group of hotels.

"RevPAR" or "revenue per available room" means the product of the ADR charged and the average daily occupancy achieved.

"RevPAR Index" measures a hotel's fair market share of its competitive set's revenue per available room. "system-wide" refers collectively to our owned, franchised and managed hotel portfolios.

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