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Ashford Prime Reports Fourth Quarter And Year End 2016 Results

DALLAS, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (AHP) ("Ashford Prime" or the "Company") today reported the following results and performance measures for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016.  The performance measurements for Occupancy, Average Daily Rate (ADR), Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR), and Hotel EBITDA are comparable assuming each of the hotel properties in the Company's hotel portfolio as of December 31, 2016 were owned as of the beginning of each of the periods presented.  Unless otherwise stated, all reported results compare the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, with the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015 (see discussion below).  The reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures is included in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

  • Focused strategy of investing in luxury hotels and resorts
  • Targets conservative leverage levels of 45% Net Debt to Gross Assets
  • Highly-aligned management team and advisory structure
  • Dividend yield of approximately 4.8%

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the quarter was $0.6 million or $0.03 per diluted share. For the full year of 2016, net income attributable to common stockholders was $15.5 million or $0.55 per diluted share.
  • Comparable RevPAR for all hotels not under renovation increased 3.6% to $199.59 during the fourth quarter. For the full year of 2016, comparable RevPAR for all hotels not under renovation increased 2.4% to $216.34.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $21.6 million for the quarter, which reflected 31% growth over the prior-year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the full year of 2016 was $101.4 million, which reflected a 15% growth rate over 2015.
  • Adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) was $0.34 per diluted share for the quarter as compared with $0.20 per diluted share from the prior-year quarter, an increase of 70%. For the full year of 2016, AFFO per diluted share was $1.73 compared with $1.50 for the full year of 2015, an increase of 15% over the prior year.
  • On November 14, 2016, the Company announced that it had entered into a new $100 million secured credit facility which replaces the Company's previous credit facility that was scheduled to mature in November 2016
  • Subsequent to quarter end, on January 24, 2017, the Company announced that it had refinanced three mortgage loans with existing outstanding balances totaling approximately $334 million with a new loan totaling $365 million
  • Capex invested in the quarter was $6.8 million

REFINED STRATEGY TO ENHANCE SHAREHOLDER VALUE

Subsequent to quarter end, on January 24, 2017, the Company announced refinements to its strategy in an effort to enhance shareholder value following its newly-appointed CEO, Richard Stockton, having conducted and completed an in-depth strategic review.  The review included meeting with investors, inspecting the Company's hotel properties and dialogue with corporate and property level management teams.  These refinements, which were unanimously endorsed by the Board of Directors, include the following:

  • Focused Portfolio: Going forward, the Company's portfolio will be predominantly focused on investing in the luxury chain scale segment. The Company will continue to target acquisitions of hotels with a RevPAR of at least 2.0x the national average. As a result, four hotels have been designated as non-core to the portfolio, including the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Courtyard San Francisco Downtown Hotel, Renaissance Tampa Hotel and Marriott Legacy Center Hotel in Plano, Texas. The Company intends to either reposition or opportunistically sell these hotels in the future if conditions warrant. The Company will also simultaneously pursue new acquisitions in order to grow the portfolio consistent with its stated strategy.
  • Increased Dividend: The Company's 2017 dividend policy will be amended commencing with the first quarter by increasing the expected quarterly cash dividend for the Company's common stock by 33%, from $0.12 per diluted share to $0.16 per diluted share. This equates to an annual rate of $0.64 per diluted share, representing a 4.8% yield based on the closing stock price on February 21, 2017.
  • Reaffirming Conservative Leverage: The Company will continue to target conservative leverage, with a target leverage level of 45% Net Debt to Gross Assets.
  • Strong Liquidity: The Company will continue to focus on having access to liquidity for both opportunistic investments and as a hedge against economic uncertainty. The Company will target holding 10-15% of its gross debt balance in cash.

AMENDED ADVISORY AGREEMENT WITH ASHFORD INC.

Subsequent to quarter end, on January 24, 2017, the Company announced it had entered into an amended and restated advisory agreement with Ashford Inc. (NYSE MKT: AINC) to significantly lower the termination fee and address other investor feedback.  Highlights of the amended agreement include the following:

  • Removal of the tax gross-up provision and the 1.1 times multiple from the calculation of the termination fee.
  • The revenues and allocated expenses of Ashford Inc. used to calculate the termination fee will be publicly disclosed on a quarterly basis. A full calculation of the termination fee under both the existing third amended and restated advisory agreement and the proposed fourth amended and restated advisory agreement was included in the proxy statement that was filed by the Company with the SEC on February 21, 2017 in connection with obtaining stockholder approval of the amended agreement.
  • The termination provisions of the advisory agreement have been amended and, specifically, a change in a majority of the Company's incumbent directors no longer triggers a termination fee.
  • The advisor's right under the existing advisory agreement to appoint a "Designated Chief Executive Officer" has been eliminated. The role of the recently appointed CEO of Ashford Prime, Richard Stockton, is not impacted by the removal of this provision, and he will continue to serve as CEO in the same capacity as he has since his appointment on November 14, 2016.
  • In addition to the termination fee, a payment of $45 million would be owed to Ashford Inc. in the event the amended agreement is terminated prior to any incremental growth in the hotel portfolio. This amount will reduce ratably to zero over time based on incremental asset growth.
  • At the effective date of the amended agreement, the Company will pay Ashford Inc. $5.0 million in cash.

The Company's board of directors, acting upon the unanimous recommendation of a special committee of independent directors, unanimously approved the amended agreement, and resolved to recommend that the Company's stockholders approve the amended agreement. The special committee exclusively negotiated the amended agreement on behalf of the Company with the assistance of independent legal and financial advisors. The amended agreement will not become effective unless it is approved by the Company's stockholders.

A summary of the terms of the amended agreement and the complete amended agreement can be found in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 25, 2017.

ANNOUNCED SETTLEMENT WITH SESSA CAPITAL

Subsequent to quarter end, on February 16, 2017, the Company announced it had entered into a settlement agreement with Sessa Capital.  As part of the agreement, the Company will add three new independent directors to its Board, Sessa will not run a slate of director candidates for the Company's Board through 2018, and all litigation between the Company and Sessa will be dismissed.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ENHANCEMENTS    

In August, after initiating significant outreach and feedback from shareholders, the Company announced that its Board of Directors took a series of actions which are intended to enhance the Company's corporate governance. The enhanced governance measures include:

  • Adoption of a majority voting standard for uncontested director elections and a plurality voting standard in contested director elections to be voted on at the next shareholder meeting;
  • Separate the roles of Chairman and CEO;
  • Prohibit share recycling with respect to share forfeitures, stock options and stock appreciation rights under the Company's stock plan by executives and directors;
  • Implementation of a mandatory equity award retention period for executives and directors;
  • Adoption of a proxy access resolution which would enable a shareholder, or a group of not more than 20 shareholders, who have continuously owned 3% or more of the Company's common stock for a minimum of 3 years to include nominees in its proxy materials for the greater of two or 20% of the Board; and
  • Addition of up to two independent directors to the Board.

CAPITAL STRUCTURE

At December 31, 2016, the Company had total assets of $1.3 billion.  As of December 31, 2016, the Company had $767 million of mortgage debt of which $48 million related to its joint venture partner's share of debt on the Capital Hilton and Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.  The Company's total combined debt had a blended average interest rate of 4.8%.

On November 14, 2016, the Company announced that it had entered into a new $100 million secured credit facility which replaces the Company's previous credit facility that was scheduled to mature in November 2016.  The new credit facility provides for a three-year revolving line of credit and bears interest at a range of 2.25% - 3.50% over LIBOR, depending on the leverage level of the Company.  There are two, one-year extension options, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions.  The new credit facility includes the opportunity to expand the borrowing capacity by up to $150 million to an aggregate size of $250 million.  Since the Company had a zero balance on the previous credit line, no cash was utilized to pay it down upon termination.

Subsequent to quarter end, on January 24, 2017, the Company announced that it had refinanced three mortgage loans with existing outstanding balances totaling approximately $334 million. The previous mortgage loans that were refinanced had final maturity dates in April 2017. The new loan totals $365 million and has a two-year initial term with five one-year extension options, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. The loan is interest only and provides for a floating interest rate of LIBOR + 2.58%. The loan is secured by five hotels: Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center, Seattle Marriott Waterfront, Tampa Renaissance, San Francisco Courtyard Downtown and Philadelphia Courtyard Downtown. The new loan contains flexible release provisions should the Company decide to sell any of the hotels. The Company expects to realize approximately $12 million in annual savings in interest and principal payments based on the current forward LIBOR curve.

PORTFOLIO REVPAR

As of December 31, 2016, the portfolio consisted of direct hotel investments with eleven properties.  During the fourth quarter of 2016, ten of the Company's hotels were not under renovation.  The Company believes reporting its operating metrics for its hotels on a comparable total basis (all 11 hotels) and comparable not under renovation basis (10 hotels) is a measure that reflects a meaningful and focused comparison of the operating results in its portfolio.  Details of each category are provided in the tables attached to this release.

  • Comparable RevPAR increased 2.4% to $191.04 for all hotels on a 0.3% decrease in ADR and a 2.7% increase in occupancy
  • Comparable RevPAR increased 3.6% to $199.59 for hotels not under renovation on a 0.3% increase in ADR and a 3.3% increase in occupancy

HOTEL EBITDA MARGINS AND QUARTERLY SEASONALITY TRENDS

The Company believes year-over-year Comparable Hotel EBITDA and Comparable Hotel EBITDA Margin comparisons are more meaningful to gauge the performance of the Company's hotels than sequential quarter-over-quarter comparisons.  Given the substantial seasonality in the Company's portfolio, to help investors better understand this seasonality, the Company provides quarterly detail on its Comparable Hotel EBITDA and Comparable Hotel EBITDA Margin for the current and certain prior-year periods based upon the number of hotels in the Company's portfolio as of the end of the current period.  As the Company's portfolio mix changes from time to time so will the seasonality for Comparable Hotel EBITDA and Comparable Hotel EBITDA Margin.  The details of the quarterly calculations for the previous four quarters for the eleven hotels are provided in the table attached to this release.

COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND

On December 12, 2016, the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per diluted share for the Company's common stock for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2016.  The dividend, which equates to an annual rate of $0.48 per share, was payable on January 17, 2017, to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2016. 

On January 24, 2017, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had amended its cash dividend policy by increasing its expected 2017 quarterly cash dividend for its common stock by 33% to $0.16 per diluted share, which equates to an annual rate of $0.64 per share.  This dividend policy will commence in the first quarter of 2017.  The Board will continue to review its dividend policy on a quarter-to-quarter basis.  The adoption of a dividend policy does not commit the Board of Directors to declare future dividends or the amount thereof.

"We are pleased with our strong fourth quarter performance, highlighted by solid RevPAR, EBITDA and AFFO growth," said Richard J. Stockton, Ashford Prime's Chief Executive Officer. "We enter 2017 well-positioned to execute on our refined strategy to align our portfolio with the luxury chain scale segment. We believe our core portfolio will be positioned to realize above average RevPAR growth over the long-term and will differentiate us relative to our REIT peers."    

INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL AND SIMULCAST

Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. will conduct a conference call on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. ET.  The number to call for this interactive teleconference is (719) 325-4826. A replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, March 2, 2017, by dialing (719) 457-0820 and entering the confirmation number, 7710975. 

The Company will also provide an online simulcast and rebroadcast of its fourth quarter 2016 earnings release conference call.  The live broadcast of Ashford Hospitality Prime's quarterly conference call will be available online at the Company's web site, www.ahpreit.com on Thursday, February 23, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.  The online replay will follow shortly after the call and continue for approximately one year.

Substantially all of our non-current assets consist of real estate investments secured by real estate.  Historical cost accounting for real estate assets implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time.  Since real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, most industry investors consider supplemental measures of performance, which are not measures of operating performance under GAAP, to assist in evaluating a real estate company's operations. These supplemental measures include FFO, AFFO, EBITDA, and Hotel EBITDA.  FFO is computed in accordance with our interpretation of standards established by NAREIT, which may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the NAREIT definition differently than us.  Neither FFO, AFFO, EBITDA, nor Hotel EBITDA represents cash generated from operating activities as determined by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to a) GAAP net income (loss) as an indication of our financial performance or b) GAAP cash flows from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity, nor are such measures indicative of funds available to satisfy our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions.  However, management believes FFO, AFFO, EBITDA, and Hotel EBITDA to be meaningful measures of a REIT's performance and should be considered along with, but not as an alternative to, net income and cash flow as a measure of our operating performance.

Ashford Hospitality Prime is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in luxury hotels and resorts.

Ashford has created an Ashford App for the hospitality REIT investor community.  The Ashford App is available for free download at Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store by searching "Ashford."

Certain statements and assumptions in this press release contain or are based upon "forward-looking" information and are being made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements in this press release include, among others, statements about the implied share price for the Company's common stock.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties.  When we use the words "will likely result," "may," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," or similar expressions, we intend to identify forward-looking statements.  Such statements are subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside Ashford Prime's control.

These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation:  general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of our common stock; changes in our business or investment strategy; availability, terms and deployment of capital; availability of qualified personnel; changes in our industry and the market in which we operate, interest rates or the general economy; our ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions, and manage our planned growth, and the degree and nature of our competition.  These and other risk factors are more fully discussed in Ashford Prime's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  EBITDA is defined as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.  EBITDA yield is defined as trailing twelve month EBITDA divided by the purchase price.  A capitalization rate is determined by dividing the property's annual net operating income by the purchase price.  Net operating income is the property's funds from operations minus a capital expense reserve of either 4% or 5% of gross revenues.  Hotel EBITDA flow-through is the change in Hotel EBITDA divided by the change in total revenues.  Hotel EBITDA Margin is Hotel EBITDA divided by total revenues.  Funds from operations ("FFO"), as defined by the White Paper on FFO approved by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") in April 2002, represents net income (loss) computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of properties and extraordinary items as defined by GAAP, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate assets, and net of adjustments for the portion of these items related to unconsolidated entities and joint ventures.

The forward-looking statements included in this press release are only made as of the date of this press release.  Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  We are not obligated to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise.

 

 

ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share amounts)

(unaudited)



December 31,


December 31,


2016


2015

ASSETS





Investments in hotel properties, gross

$                1,258,412


$         1,315,621.00


Accumulated depreciation

(243,880)


(224,142)


Investments in hotel properties, net

1,014,532


1,091,479


Cash and cash equivalents

126,790


105,039


Restricted cash

37,855


33,135


Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $96 and $68, respectively

18,194


13,370


Inventories

1,479


1,451


Note receivable

8,098


8,098


Deferred costs, net

1,020


755


Prepaid expenses

3,669


3,132


Investment in securities investment fund

-


48,365


Investment in Ashford Inc., at fair value

8,407


10,377


Derivative assets

1,149


753


Other assets

2,249


2,543


Intangible asset, net

22,846


23,160


Due from Ashford Trust OP, net

488


-


Due from AQUA U.S. Fund

2,289


-


Due from related party, net

377


371


Due from third-party hotel managers

7,555


10,722








Total assets

$                1,256,997


$              1,352,750






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Liabilities:





Indebtedness, net

$                   764,616


$                 835,592


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

44,791


43,568


Dividends payable

5,038


3,439


Unfavorable management contract liabilities

-


158


Due to Ashford Trust OP, net

-


528


Due to Ashford Inc.

5,085


6,369


Due to affiliate

2,500


-


Due to third-party hotel managers

973


1,158


Intangible liability, net

3,625


3,682


Other liabilities

1,432


1,181








Total liabilities

828,060


895,675






5.50% Series B cumulative convertible preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 2,890,850 and 2,600,000 shares issued and





outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively

65,960


62,248

Redeemable noncontrolling interests in operating partnership

59,544


61,781






Equity:






Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 26,021,552 and 28,471,775 shares issued and






  outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively

260


285



Additional paid-in capital

401,790


438,347



Accumulated deficit

(93,254)


(99,773)




Total stockholders' equity of the Company

308,796


338,859


Noncontrolling interest in consolidated entities

(5,363)


(5,813)









Total equity

303,433


333,046









Total liabilities and equity

$                1,256,997


$              1,352,750

 

 

 

ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)






 Three Months Ended 


 Year Ended 





 December 31, 


 December 31, 





2016


2015


2016


2015

REVENUE









Rooms

$                 65,066


$                 62,575


$               287,844


$               255,443


Food and beverage

23,596


21,526


95,618


79,894


Other

5,290


4,023


22,267


14,061














Total hotel revenue

93,952


88,124


405,729


349,398


Other

25


36


128


147














Total revenue

93,977


88,160


405,857


349,545












EXPENSES









Hotel operating expenses










Rooms

15,700


14,446


65,541


56,341



Food and beverage

16,815


14,609


68,471


53,535



Other expenses

26,191


24,337


113,114


93,742



Management fees 

3,498


3,485


15,456


14,049















Total hotel operating expenses

62,204


56,877


262,582


217,667













Property taxes, insurance and other

5,862


4,736


20,539

#

18,517


Depreciation and amortization

11,555


11,440


45,897


43,824


Advisory services fee:










Base advisory fee

2,009


2,135


8,343


8,648



Incentive fee

(772)


3,822


-


3,822



Reimbursable expenses

771


411


2,798


1,827



Non-cash stock/unit-based compensation

594


1,745


3,814


3,592


Transaction costs

(44)


283


457


538


Corporate, general and administrative:










Non-cash stock/unit-based compensation

-


-


271


254



Other general and administrative

(2,128)


1,324


14,015


4,880















Total operating expenses

80,051


82,773


358,716


303,569












OPERATING INCOME

13,926


5,387


47,141


45,976













Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated entity

-


1,292


(2,587)


(2,927)


Interest income

35


13


167


34


Gain on sale of hotel property

-


-


26,359


-


Other income (expense)

(77)


-


(165)


1,233


Interest expense

(9,052)


(9,029)


(37,712)


(35,254)


Amortization of loan costs

(763)


(740)


(3,169)


(2,575)


Write-off of loan costs and exit fees

-


-


(2,595)


(54)


Unrealized loss on investments

(879)


(1,988)


(1,970)


(7,609)


Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives

(1,793)


(1,151)


425


(3,252)












INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

1,397


(6,216)


25,894


(4,428)


Income tax (expense) benefit

(552)


108


(1,574)


(263)












NET INCOME (LOSS)

845


(6,108)


24,320


(4,691)

Income from consolidated entities attributable to noncontrolling interest

(536)


(1,346)


(3,105)


(2,414)

Net (income) loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in operating partnership

95


1,064


(1,899)


393












NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COMPANY

404


(6,390)


19,316


(6,712)

Preferred dividends

(994)


(893)


(3,860)


(1,986)












NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$                    (590)


$                 (7,283)


$                 15,456


$                 (8,698)












INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE – BASIC AND DILUTED









Basic:





















Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$                   (0.03)


$                   (0.26)


$                     0.57


$                   (0.34)














Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic

25,532


28,331


26,648


25,888













Diluted:





















Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$                   (0.03)


$                   (0.26)


$                     0.55


$                   (0.34)









31,195.00





Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted

25,532


28,331


31,195


25,888













Dividends declared per common share:

$                     0.12


$                     0.10


$                     0.46


$                     0.35

 

 

 

 ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA 

 (in thousands) 

 (unaudited) 





 Three Months Ended 


 Year Ended 




 December 31, 


 December 31, 




2016


2015


2016


2015











 Net income (loss) 

$                      845


$                 (6,108)


$                 24,320


$                 (4,691)

 Income from consolidated entities attributable to noncontrolling interest 

(536)


(1,346)


(3,105)


(2,414)

 Net (income) loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in operating partnership 

95


1,064


(1,899)


393

 Net income (loss) attributable to the Company 

404


(6,390)


19,316


(6,712)












Interest income

(35)


(13)


(167)


(34)


Interest expense and amortization of loan costs

9,393


9,385


39,232


36,309


Depreciation and amortization 

10,838


10,729


43,054


40,950


Income tax expense (benefit)

552


(108)


1,574


263


Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in operating partnership

(95)


(1,064)


1,899


(393)











 EBITDA available to the Company and OP unitholders 

21,057


12,539


104,908


70,383












Amortization of favorable (unfavorable) contract assets (liabilities)

37


(39)


106


(158)


Write-off of loan costs and exit fees

-


-


2,595


54


Transaction costs

(44)


378


457


633


Gain on insurance settlements

-


(21)


-


(21)


Gain on sale of hotel property

-


-


(26,359)


-


Unrealized loss on investments

879


1,988


1,970


7,609


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives

1,791


1,151


(427)


3,248


Other (income) expense 

77


-


165


(1,233)


Non-cash, non-employee stock/unit-based compensation

615

#

1,745


4,156


3,846


Legal, advisory and settlement costs

(2,862)


61


11,194


973


Company's portion of unrealized (gain) loss of investment in securities investment fund

-


(1,292)


2,587


2,927











 Adjusted EBITDA available to the Company and OP unitholders 

$                 21,550


$                 16,510


$               101,352


$                 88,261

































 RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS ("FFO") AND ADJUSTED FFO 

 (in thousands, except per share amounts) 

 (unaudited) 














 Three Months Ended 


 Year Ended 




 December 31, 


 December 31, 




2016


2015


2016


2015











 Net income (loss) 

$                      845


$                 (6,108)


$                 24,320


$                 (4,691)

 Income from consolidated entities attributable to noncontrolling interest 

(536)


(1,346)


(3,105)


(2,414)

 Net (income) loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in operating partnership 

95


1,064


(1,899)


393

 Preferred dividends 

(994)


(893)


(3,860)


(1,986)

 Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders 

(590)


(7,283)


15,456


(8,698)












 Depreciation and amortization on real estate 

10,838


10,729


43,054


40,950


 Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in operating partnership 

(95)


(1,064)


1,899


(393)


 Gain on sale of hotel property 

-


-


(26,359)


-











 FFO available to common stockholders and OP unitholders 

10,153


2,382


34,050


31,859












Preferred dividends

994


893


3,860


1,986


Unrealized loss on investments

879


1,988


1,970


7,609


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives

1,791


1,151


(427)


3,248


Other (income) expense 

77


-


165


(1,233)


Transaction costs

(44)


378


457


633


Non-cash, non-employee stock/unit-based compensation

615


1,745


4,156


3,846


Gain on insurance settlements

-


(21)


-


(21)


Legal, advisory and settlement costs

(2,862)


61


11,194


973


Write-off of loan costs and exit fees

-


-


2,595


54


Company's portion of unrealized (gain) loss of investment in securities investment fund

-


(1,292)


2,587


2,927











 Adjusted FFO available to the Company and OP unitholders 

$                 11,603


$                   7,285


$                 60,607


$                 51,881











 Adjusted FFO per diluted share available to the Company and OP unitholders 

$                     0.34


$                     0.20


$                     1.73


$                     1.50











 Weighted average diluted shares 

33,891


36,091


34,999


34,542

 

 

 

ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUMMARY OF INDEBTEDNESS

DECEMBER 31, 2016

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)




























 Comparable 


 Comparable 







 Fixed-Rate 


 Floating-Rate 


 Total 


 TTM Hotel 


 TTM EBITDA 

Indebtedness


Maturity


Interest Rate


 Debt 


 Debt 


 Debt 


EBITDA (7)


 Debt Yield 
















 GACC Sofitel - 1 hotel 


March 2017


LIBOR + 2.30%


$                      -


$              80,000

(1)

$              80,000


$                8,400


10.5%

 Credit Agricole Pier House - 1 hotel 


March 2017


LIBOR + 2.25%


-


70,000

(2)

70,000


10,229


14.6%

 Wachovia Philly CY - 1 hotel 


April 2017


5.91%


32,879

(3)

-


32,879


12,557


38.2%

 Wachovia 3 - 1 hotel 


April 2017


5.95%


55,915

(3)

-


55,915


12,790


22.9%

 Wachovia 7 - 3 hotels 


April 2017


5.95%


245,307

(3)

-


245,307


32,913


13.4%

 Column Financial Bardessono - 1 hotel 


December 2017


LIBOR + 4.95%


-


40,000

(2)

40,000


5,029


12.6%

 Apollo Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas - 1 hotel 


December 2017


LIBOR + 4.95%


-


42,000

(2)

42,000


8,813


21.0%

 TIF Philly CY - 1 hotel 


June 2018


12.85%


8,098


-


8,098


N/A


N/A

 Aareal - 2 hotels 


November 2019


LIBOR + 2.65%


-


192,765

(4)

192,765


30,344


15.7%

 Secured revolving credit facility - Various 


November 2019


Base Rate(6)+ 1.25% to 2.50% or LIBOR + 2.25% to 3.50%


-


-

(5)

-


N/A


N/A
















 Total 






$            342,199


$            424,765


$            766,964


$            121,075


15.8%
















 Percentage 






44.6%


55.4%


100.0%




















 Weighted average interest rate 






6.11%


3.73%


4.80%




















(6)Base Rate, as defined in the secured revolving credit facility agreement, is the greater of (i) the prime rate set by Bank of America, or (ii) federal funds rate + 0.5%, or (iii) LIBOR + 1.0%.






(7)See Exhibit 1 for reconciliation of net income (loss) to hotel EBITDA.  













 

 

 

 ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 INDEBTEDNESS BY MATURITY ASSUMING EXTENSION OPTIONS ARE EXERCISED 

 DECEMBER 31, 2016 

 (in thousands) 

 (unaudited) 




































2017


2018


2019


2020


2021


 Thereafter 


 Total 

















 Senior credit facility - Various 

$               -


$               -


$               -


$               -


$               -


$               -


$               -

 Wachovia Philly CY - 1 hotel 

32,532


-


-


-


-


-


32,532

 Wachovia 3 - 1 hotel 

55,682


-


-


-


-


-


55,682

 Wachovia 7 - 3 hotels 

242,202


-


-


-


-


-


242,202

 TIF Philly CY - 1 hotel 

-


8,098


-


-


-


-


8,098

 GACC Sofitel - 1 hotel 

-


-


80,000


-


-


-


80,000

 Credit Agricole Pier House - 1 hotel 

-


-


-


70,000


-


-


70,000

 Column Financial Bardessono - 1 hotel 

-


-


-


40,000


-


-


40,000

 Apollo Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas - 1 hotel 

-


-


-


42,000


-


-


42,000

 Aareal - 2 hotels 


-


-


-


-


177,486


-


177,486

















 Principal due in future periods 

$     330,416


$         8,098


$       80,000


$     152,000


$     177,486


$               -


$     748,000

















 Scheduled amortization payments remaining 

6,677


2,939


3,120


3,312


2,916


-


18,964

















 Total indebtedness 

$     337,093


$       11,037


$       83,120


$     155,312


$     180,402


$               -


$     766,964

 

 

 

ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 

(unaudited)





















ALL HOTELS:

Three Months Ended





December 31,





Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Comparable





2016


2016


2016


2015


2015


2015


% Variance


% Variance























Rooms revenue (in thousands)

$         65,066


$                        -


$         65,066


$         62,575


$                      958


$         63,533


3.98%


2.41%




RevPAR

$        191.04


$                        -


$        191.04


$        178.74


$              (100.82)


$        186.54


6.88%


2.41%




Occupancy

80.70%


0.00%


80.70%


78.59%


78.65%


78.58%


2.68%


2.70%




ADR

$        236.73


$                        -


$        236.73


$        227.45


$              (128.18)


$        237.38


4.08%


(0.27%)








































ALL HOTELS:

Year Ended





December 31,





Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Comparable





2016


2016


2016


2015


2015


2015


% Variance


% Variance























Rooms revenue (in thousands)

$       287,844


$                 (6,969)


$       280,875


$       255,443


$                 18,001


$       273,444


12.68%


2.72%




RevPAR

$        205.54


$               (153.16)


$        207.30


$        186.76


$           (1,065.69)


$        202.43


10.05%


2.41%




Occupancy

82.94%


(83.73%)


82.91%


82.32%


78.18%


82.37%


0.74%


0.65%




ADR

$        247.83


$               (182.92)


$        250.03


$        226.87


$           (1,363.14)


$        245.74


9.24%


1.75%





















NOTES:


















(1)

The above comparable information assumes the eleven hotel properties owned and included in the Company's operations at December 31, 2016, were owned as of the
beginning of each of the periods presented. Non-comparable adjustments include pre-acquisition results from hotels acquired during the period offset by results from
hotels sold during the period.



(2)

All pre-acquisition information was obtained from the prior owner. The Company performed a limited review of the information as part of its analysis of the acquisition.
The financial statements for the Bardessono Hotel and Spa as of and for the six months ended June 30, 2015, were reviewed by independent auditors and were included
in our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on February 3, 2016. The financial statements for the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas as of and for the nine months ended September
30, 2015, were reviewed  by our auditors and were included in our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on February 26, 2016.





















ALL HOTELS

Three Months Ended



NOT UNDER RENOVATION:

December 31,





Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Comparable





2016


2016


2016


2015


2015


2015


% Variance


% Variance























Rooms revenue (in thousands)

$         58,816


$                        -


$         58,816


$         55,844


$                      958


$         56,802


5.32%


3.55%




RevPAR

$        199.59


$                        -


$        199.59


$        183.59


$              (100.82)


$        192.76


8.72%


3.55%




Occupancy

80.83%


0.00%


80.83%


78.28%


78.65%


78.26%


3.27%


3.28%




ADR

$        246.92


$                        -


$        246.92


$        234.54


$              (128.18)


$        246.29


5.28%


0.26%








































ALL HOTELS

Year Ended



NOT UNDER RENOVATION:

December 31,





Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Non-
comparable
adjustments


Comparable


Actual


Comparable





2016


2016


2016


2015


2015


2015


% Variance


% Variance























Rooms revenue (in thousands)

$       260,584


$                 (6,969)


$       253,615


$       228,982


$                 18,001


$       246,983


13.80%


2.69%




RevPAR

$        213.98


$               (153.16)


$        216.34


$        193.14


$           (1,065.69)


$        211.33


10.79%


2.37%




Occupancy

83.10%


(83.73%)


83.08%


82.28%


78.18%


82.34%


1.01%


0.90%




ADR

$        257.48


$               (182.92)


$        260.40


$        234.74


$           (1,363.14)


$        256.67


9.69%


1.45%





















NOTES:










(1)

The above comparable information assumes the ten hotel properties owned and included in the Company's operations at December 31, 2016, and not under renovation
during the three months ended December 31, 2016, were owned as of the beginning of the periods presented. Non-comparable adjustments include pre-acquisition results
from hotels acquired during the period offset by results from hotels sold during the period.



(2)

All pre-acquisition information was obtained from the prior owner. The Company performed a limited review of the information as part of its analysis of the acquisition.
The financial statements for the Bardessono Hotel and Spa as of and for the six months ended June 30, 2015, were reviewed by independent auditors and were included
in our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on February 3, 2016. The financial statements for the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas as of and for the nine months ended September
30, 2015, were reviewed  by our auditors and were included in our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on February 26, 2016.



(3)

Excluded Hotels Under Renovation: 


















Courtyard Philadelphia

















 

 

 

...

 ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 HOTEL EBITDA 

 (dollars in thousands) 

 (unaudited) 





























 ALL HOTELS: 

 Three Months Ended 


 Year Ended 




December 31,


December 31,




2016


2015


 % Variance 


2016


2015


 % Variance 
















 Total hotel revenue 

$           93,952


$           88,124


6.61%


$         405,729


$         349,398


16.12%


 Non-comparable adjustments 

-


4,324




(7,995)


40,926




 Comparable total hotel revenue 

$           93,952


$           92,448


1.63%


$         397,734


$         390,324


1.90%
















 Hotel EBITDA 

$           26,326


$           27,043


(2.65%)


$         124,239


$         114,469


8.54%


 Non-comparable adjustments 

-


(1,290)




(3,164)


2,318




 Comparable Hotel EBITDA 

$           26,326


$           25,753


2.22%


$         121,075


$         116,787


3.67%



 Hotel EBITDA Margin 

28.02%


30.69%


(2.67%)


30.62%


32.76%


(2.14%)



 Comparable Hotel EBITDA Margin 

28.02%


27.86%


0.16%


30.44%


29.92%


0.52%
















 Hotel EBITDA adjustments attributable to consolidated noncontrolling interests 

$             1,722


$             1,339


28.60%


$             7,586


$             6,954


9.09%


 Hotel EBITDA attributable to the Company and OP unitholders 

$           24,604


$           25,704


(4.28%)


$         116,653


$         107,515


8.50%


 Comparable Hotel EBITDA attributable to the Company and OP unitholders 

$           24,604


$           24,414


0.78%


$         113,489


$         109,833


3.33%















 NOTES: 














(1)

The above comparable information assumes the eleven hotel properties owned and included in the Company's operations at December 31, 2016, were owned as of the beginning of
each of the periods presented. Non-comparable adjustments include pre-acquisition results from hotels acquired during the period offset by results from hotels sold during the period.


(2)

All pre-acquisition information was obtained from the prior owner. The Company performed a limited review of the information as part of its analysis of the acquisition. The financial
statements for the Bardessono Hotel and Spa as of and for the six months ended June 30, 2015, were reviewed by independent auditors and were included in our Current Report on
Form 8-K/A filed on February 3, 2016. The financial statements for the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas as of and for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, were reviewed  by our
auditors and were included in our Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on February 26, 2016. Adjustments have been made to the pre-acquisition results as indicated below:



(a) Management fee expense was adjusted to reflect current contractual rates.


(3)

See Exhibit 1 for reconciliation of net income (loss) to hotel EBITDA.