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Free Post Earnings Research Report: DiamondRock’s Q4 Results Beat Market Estimates

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 09, 2018 / Active-Investors.com has just released a free earnings report on DiamondRock Hospitality Co. (NYSE: DRH) ("DiamondRock"). If you want access to this report all you need to do is sign up now by clicking the following link www.active-investors.com/registration-sg/?symbol=DRH. The Company released its financial results on February 26, 2018, for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2017 (Q4 FY17) and for the full fiscal year 2017 (FY17). The Company's total revenues and adjusted FFO per share growth beat market expectations. Register today and get access to over 1000 Free Research Reports by joining our site below:

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

DiamondRock reported total revenues of $207.04 million, which grew 0.2% from $206.62 million in Q4 FY16. The Company's total revenue numbers for the reported quarter beat market consensus estimates of $203.5 million. During the reported quarter, the Company's room revenues grew to $152.63 million from $151.91 million in the year ago same quarter. The Company's food and beverage revenues fell marginally to $42.86 million in Q4 FY17 from $42.91 million in Q4 FY16. Furthermore, the Company's other revenues were $11.55 million compared to $11.81 million in Q4 FY16.

The hotel and resort real estate investment trust reported a net income of $24.77 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in Q4 FY17 compared to $23.91 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the previous year's corresponding quarter. Meanwhile, the Company's adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) increased to $50.71 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in Q4 FY17 from $48.35 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in Q4 FY16. Moreover, Wall Street had expected the Company to report AFFO of $0.23 per diluted share.

The Bethesda, Maryland-based Company's total revenues was $870.01 million for the full year FY17 compared to $896.56 million in FY16. The Company posted a net income of $91.86 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, in FY17 compared to $114.80 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in FY16. Additionally, the Company's AFFO came in at $200.96 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, in FY17 versus $206.34 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, in FY18.

Operating Metrics

For Q4 FY17, the Company's room expenses were $38.12 million versus $37.41 million in the last year's comparable quarter. The Company's food and beverage expenses were $27.14 million in Q4 FY17 compared to $28.20 million in Q4 FY16. The Company's total operating costs and expenses increased to $171.52 million in Q4 FY17 from $172.87 million in Q4 FY16. The Company's operating profit was $35.52 million in the reported quarter compared to $33.75 million in Q4 FY16.

The Company's comparable revenue per available room (RevPAR) increased 3.8% to $184.24 y-o-y in Q4 FY17 from $177.45 in the prior year's same quarter. The occupancy rate was 77.8% in Q4 FY17 compared to 76.1% in Q4 FY16. DiamondRock's comparable average daily rate (ADR) increased 1.7% to $236.95 in Q4 FY17 from $233.04 in Q4 FY16. Furthermore, the Company's comparable hotel adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) margin came in at 31.22% of revenues in Q4 FY17 compared to 31.99% of revenues in Q4 FY16.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

In FY17, the Company's net cash provided by operating activities was $204.53 million compared to $215.58 million in FY16. DiamondRock had cash and cash equivalents worth $183.57 million at the close of its books on December 31, 2017, compared to $243.10 million as on December 31, 2016. The Company reported a total debt balance of $937.79 million as on December 31, 2017, compared to $920.54 million as on December 31, 2016.

Dividend

In a separate press release on March 19, 2018, DiamondRock's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, to stockholders of record as of March 29, 2018. The dividend will be paid on April 12, 2018.

Outlook

In its outlook for the full year FY18, the Company has forecasted comparable RevPAR growth to be in the range of 0% to 2%. The Company's adjusted EBITDA is anticipated to be in the band of $244 million to $256 million for the year ending December 31, 2018. The Company's AFFO is expected to be between $194 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, and $204 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for FY18.

Stock Performance Snapshot

April 06, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, DiamondRock Hospitality's stock slightly advanced 0.29%, ending the trading session at $10.54.

Volume traded for the day: 2.79 million shares, which was above the 3-month average volume of 2.19 million shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 0.09%

After last Friday's close, DiamondRock Hospitality's market cap was at $2.15 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 24.23.

The stock has a dividend yield of 4.74%.

The stock is part of the Financial sector, categorized under the REIT - Hotel/Motel industry.

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