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Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results For the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sotherly Hotels Inc. (SOHO), (“Sotherly” or the “Company”), a self-managed and self-administered lodging real estate investment trust (a “REIT”), today reported its consolidated results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. The Company’s results include the following*:

  Three Months Ended  
  March 31, 2019     March 31, 2018  
  ($ in thousands except per share data)  
Total Revenue $ 47,390     $ 41,736  
Net loss available to common stockholders   (1,654 )     (238 )
               
EBITDA   11,163       11,212  
Hotel EBITDA   13,172       11,879  
               
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   3,988       4,482  
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   4,778       4,746  
               
Net loss per common share $ (0.12 )   $ (0.02 )
FFO per common share and unit $ 0.26     $ 0.29  
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit $ 0.31     $ 0.31  
               

(*) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), hotel EBITDA, funds from operations (“FFO”) available to common stockholders and unitholders, adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders, FFO per common share and unit and adjusted FFO per common share and unit are non-GAAP financial measures. See further discussion of these non-GAAP measures, including definitions related thereto, and reconciliations to net income (loss) later in this press release. The Company is the sole general partner of Sotherly Hotels LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), and all references in this release to the “Company”, “Sotherly”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Sotherly Hotels Inc., its Operating Partnership and its subsidiaries and predecessors, unless the context otherwise requires or where otherwise indicated.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Revenue and RevPAR.  For the three-month period ending March 31, 2019, Total Revenue increased 13.5% over the three-month period ending March 31, 2018.  Room revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) for the Company’s composite portfolio, which includes the Hyatt Centric Arlington and the rooms participating in our rental program at the Hyde Resort & Residences, during the three-month period ending March 31, 2019, increased 8.8% over the three months ended March 31, 2018, to $121.86 reflecting a 5.2% increase in occupancy and a 3.5% increase in average daily rate (“ADR”).
  • Common Dividends. On April 29, 2019, the Company announced a quarterly dividend (distribution) on its common stock (and units) of $0.13 per share (and unit) to stockholders (and unitholders) of record as of June 14, 2019, payable on July 11, 2019.
  • Hotel EBITDA. The Company generated hotel EBITDA of approximately $13.2 million during the three-month period ending March 31, 2019, hotel EBITDA increased 10.9% or approximately $1.3 million, over the three months ended March 31, 2018.
  • Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders. For the three-month period ending March 31, 2019, Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders increased 0.7% from the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Andrew M. Sims, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sotherly Hotels Inc., commented, “We experienced a strong quarter to start the year.  Each of our boutique hotels boasted double-digit gains in RevPAR, helping the portfolio achieve a RevPAR increase of 8.8% over the same quarter last year.  We are pleased to see our repositioning strategy begin to take full effect and we look forward to the conversion of our Tampa property to Hotel Alba later this quarter.”

Balance Sheet/Liquidity

At March 31, 2019, the Company had approximately $33.4 million of available cash and cash equivalents, of which approximately $4.4 million was reserved for real estate taxes, insurance, capital improvements and certain other expenses or otherwise restricted. The Company had principal balances of approximately $366.3 million in outstanding debt at a weighted average interest rate of approximately 5.13%.

Subsequent to the balance sheet date, on April 18, 2019, the Company closed a sale and issuance of 1,080,000 shares of its 8.25% Series D cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock (the “Series D Preferred Stock”), for total gross proceeds of $27.0 million before underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses payable by the Company.  On May 1, 2019, the Company closed a sale and issuance of an additional 120,000 shares of its Series D Preferred Stock, for gross proceeds of $3.0 million, in connection with the partial exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.  We intend to use the net proceeds to redeem in full the Operating Partnership’s 7.25% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2021 (the “7.25% Notes”) and to use any remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including potential future acquisitions of hotel properties.

Subsequent to the balance sheet date, on April 18, 2019, the Company notified Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee, of the Operating Partnership’s intent to redeem the entire $25.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.25% Notes, pursuant to the terms of the indenture.  The 7.25% Notes redemption date is set for May 15, 2019 at a redemption price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 7.25% Notes, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date.

Subsequent to the balance sheet date, on April 26, 2019, we entered into amended loan documents to modify the existing mortgage loan on the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore with the existing lender, Fifth Third Bank.  Pursuant to the amended loan documents, the mortgage loan principal balance remains at approximately $18.2 million; the maturity date is extended to June 30, 2022, and may be extended for two additional periods of one year each, subject to certain conditions; the mortgage loan continues to bear a floating interest rate of 1-month LIBOR plus 3.75% subject to a floor rate of 3.75%, with a new provision to reduce the floating interest rate to 1-month LIBOR plus 3.00% upon the successful achievement of certain performance hurdles; the mortgage loan amortizes on a 25-year schedule; and the mortgage loan continues to be guaranteed by Sotherly Hotels LP.

Portfolio Update

At the Company’s hotel in Tampa, Florida, renovations are underway for an estimated $11.4 million renovation project in anticipation of a planned conversion in June 2019 of the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore to Hotel Alba, which we expect to become a member of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton.  As of March 31, 2019, we have incurred costs totaling approximately $10.0 million toward this renovation.

2019 Outlook

Set forth below is the Company’s revised guidance for 2019.  We are revising guidance solely to account for the recent issuance of the Series D Preferred Stock and the anticipated redemption of the 7.25% Notes.  The guidance is predicated on estimates of occupancy and ADR that are consistent with the most recent 2019 calendar year forecasts by STR for the market segments in which the Company operates. 

The table below reflects the Company’s projections, within a range, of various financial measures for 2019, in thousands of dollars, except per share and RevPAR data:

  Prior 2019 Guidance     Revised 2019 Guidance  
  Low Range     High Range     Low Range     High Range  
           
Total revenue $ 184,247     $ 187,053     $ 184,247     $ 187,053  
Net income   1,511       2,099       1,708       2,295  
Net loss available to common stockholders and unitholders   (4,631 )     (4,043 )     (5,899 )     (5,311 )
                               
EBITDA   43,136       44,074       41,977       42,914  
Hotel EBITDA   49,186       50,224       49,187       50,224  
                               
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   15,369       15,957       14,102       14,689  
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   15,939       16,877       15,832       16,769  
                               
Net loss per share available to common stockholders $ (0.30 )   $ (0.26 )   $ (0.38 )   $ (0.34 )
FFO per common share and unit $ 0.98     $ 1.02     $ 0.91     $ 0.95  
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit $ 1.02     $ 1.08     $ 1.02     $ 1.08  
Rev PAR $ 109.60     $ 110.49     $ 109.60     $ 110.49  
Hotel EBITDA margin   26.7 %     26.9 %     26.7 %     26.9 %
                               

Earnings Call/Webcast

The Company will conduct its first quarter 2019 conference call for investors and other interested parties at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The conference call will be accessible by telephone and through the Internet. Interested individuals are invited to listen to the call by telephone at 888-339-0107 (United States) or 855-669-9657 (Canada) or +1 412-902-4188 (International). To participate on the webcast, log on to www.sotherlyhotels.com at least 15 minutes before the call to download the necessary software. For those unable to listen to the call live, a taped rebroadcast will be available beginning one hour after completion of the live call on May 7, 2019 through May 6, 2020. To access the rebroadcast, dial 877-344-7529 and enter conference number 10130519.  A replay of the call also will be available on the Internet at www.sotherlyhotels.com until May 6, 2020.

About Sotherly Hotels Inc.

Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper-upscale full-service hotels in the Southern United States. Currently, the Company’s portfolio consists of investments in twelve hotel properties, comprising 3,156 rooms, and an interest in the Hyde Resort & Residences, a luxury condo hotel. The Company owns hotels that operate under the Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International, Inc. brands, as well as independent hotels. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was organized in 2004 and is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.sotherlyhotels.com.

Contact at the Company:

Scott Kucinski
Vice President – Operations & Investor Relations
Sotherly Hotels Inc.
410 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
757.229.5648

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed, forecasted or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s future results, performance and achievements, include, but are not limited to: national and local economic and business conditions that affect occupancy rates and revenues at the Company’s hotels and the demand for hotel products and services; risks associated with the hotel industry, including competition and new supply of hotel rooms, increases in wages, energy costs and other operating costs; risks associated with adverse weather conditions, including hurricanes; the availability and terms of financing and capital and the general volatility of the securities markets; the Company’s intent to repurchase shares from time to time; risks associated with the level of the Company’s indebtedness and its ability to meet covenants in its debt agreements and, if necessary, to refinance or seek an extension of the maturity of such indebtedness or modify such debt agreements; management and performance of the Company’s hotels; risks associated with maintaining our system of internal controls; risks associated with the conflicts of interest of the Company’s officers and directors; risks associated with redevelopment and repositioning projects, including delays and cost overruns; supply and demand for hotel rooms in the Company’s current and proposed market areas; risks associated with our ability to maintain our franchise agreements with our third party franchisors; the Company’s ability to acquire additional properties and the risk that potential acquisitions may not perform in accordance with expectations; the Company’s ability to successfully expand into new markets; legislative/regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing taxation of REITs; the Company’s ability to maintain its qualification as a REIT; and the Company’s ability to maintain adequate insurance coverage. These risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to and does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Although the Company believes its current expectations to be based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained or that actual results will not differ materially.

Financial Tables Follow…

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    March 31, 2019     December 31, 2018  
    (unaudited)          
ASSETS                
Investment in hotel properties, net   $ 441,261,072     $ 438,191,235  
Cash and cash equivalents     29,004,070       33,792,773  
Restricted cash     4,407,557       4,075,508  
Accounts receivable, net     10,346,796       6,766,696  
Accounts receivable - affiliate     237,710       262,572  
Prepaid expenses, inventory and other assets     5,688,031       5,262,884  
Deferred income taxes     4,846,500       5,131,179  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 495,791,736     $ 493,482,847  
LIABILITIES                
Mortgage loans, net   $ 363,636,230     $ 364,828,845  
Unsecured notes, net     24,025,056       23,894,658  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     23,714,256       16,268,096  
Advance deposits     2,351,972       2,815,283  
Dividends and distributions payable     3,414,285       3,409,593  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   $ 417,141,799     $ 411,216,475  
Commitments and contingencies            
EQUITY                
Sotherly Hotels Inc. stockholders’ equity                
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 11,000,000 shares authorized;                
8.0% Series B cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock, liquidation preference $25 per share, 1,610,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively     16,100       16,100  
7.875% Series C cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock, liquidation preference $25 per share, 1,352,141 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively     13,521       13,521  
Common stock, par value $0.01, 49,000,000 shares authorized, 14,222,378 shares and 14,209,378 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively     142,223       142,093  
Additional paid-in capital     147,184,199       147,085,112  
Unearned ESOP shares     (4,312,508 )     (4,379,742 )
Distributions in excess of retained earnings     (64,406,087 )     (61,052,418 )
Total Sotherly Hotels Inc. stockholders’ equity     78,637,448       81,824,666  
Noncontrolling interest     12,489       441,706  
TOTAL EQUITY     78,649,937       82,266,372  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   $ 495,791,736     $ 493,482,847  
                 

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    March 31, 2019     March 31, 2018  
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
REVENUE                
 Rooms department   $ 32,951,871     $ 28,285,445  
 Food and beverage department     9,723,124       8,351,983  
 Other operating departments     4,715,309       5,098,128  
Total revenue     47,390,304       41,735,556  
EXPENSES                
Hotel operating expenses                
 Rooms department     7,781,439       6,700,381  
 Food and beverage department     7,136,833       6,395,076  
 Other operating departments     1,910,135       1,528,327  
 Indirect     17,389,680       15,233,256  
Total hotel operating expenses     34,218,087       29,857,040  
Depreciation and amortization     6,028,735       5,634,190  
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets     (4,008 )     3,739  
Corporate general and administrative     1,684,444       1,546,300  
Total operating expenses     41,927,258       37,041,269  
NET OPERATING INCOME     5,463,046       4,694,287  
Other income (expense)                
 Interest expense     (5,305,114 )     (4,177,019 )
 Interest income     99,296       81,704  
 Unrealized gain (loss) on hedging activities     (490,611 )     12,730  
 Gain on involuntary conversion of assets     161,334       870,741  
 Net (loss) income before income taxes     (72,049 )     1,482,443  
 Income tax provision     (318,156 )     (305,955 )
 Net (loss) income     (390,205 )     1,176,488  
 Less: Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest     206,949       30,013  
 Net (loss) income attributable to the Company     (183,256 )     1,206,501  
 Distributions to preferred stockholders     (1,470,507 )     (1,444,844 )
 Net loss available to common stockholders   $ (1,653,763 )   $ (238,343 )
 Net loss per share available to common stockholders                
 Basic   $ (0.12 )   $ (0.02 )
 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                
 Basic     13,610,750       13,472,444  
                 

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
KEY OPERATING METRICS
(unaudited)

The following tables illustrate the key operating metrics for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, for the Company’s twelve wholly-owned properties (“actual” portfolio metrics), as well as the eleven wholly-owned properties in the portfolio that were under the Company’s control during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the corresponding periods in 2018 (“same-store” portfolio metrics). Accordingly, the actual data does not include the participating condominium hotel room at the Hyde Resort & Residences, and the same-store data does not include the performance of the Hyatt Centric Arlington which we acquired in March 2018 or the participating condominium hotel rooms at the Hyde Resort & Residences.  The composite portfolio metrics represent Company’s twelve wholly-owned properties and the participating condominium hotel rooms at the Hyde Resort & Residences during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the corresponding period in 2018.

  Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
  March 31, 2019     March 31, 2018  
Actual Portfolio Metrics              
Occupancy %   70.1 %     67.6 %
ADR $ 165.57     $ 157.80  
RevPAR $ 116.01     $ 106.63  
Same-Store Portfolio Metrics              
Occupancy %   69.7 %     66.8 %
ADR $ 164.29     $ 155.53  
RevPAR $ 114.57     $ 103.84  
Composite Portfolio Metrics              
Occupancy %   69.9 %     66.5 %
ADR $ 174.24     $ 168.37  
RevPAR $ 121.86     $ 112.03  
               

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
(unaudited)

The following tables illustrate the key operating metrics for the three months ended March 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively, for each of the Company’s wholly-owned properties during each respective reporting period, irrespective of ownership percentage during any period.

Occupancy

                 
  Q1 2019     Q1 2018     Q1 2017  
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Tampa, Florida
79.7 %   90.6 %   85.7 %
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
63.8 %   56.7 %   66.8 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
83.0 %   84.3 %   80.9 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
61.3 %   50.6 %   50.2 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
64.9 %   71.1 %   69.1 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
71.9 %   71.4 %   74.2 %
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
78.3 %   77.8 %   83.0 %
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
75.3 %   63.6 %   74.6 %
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
62.4 %   51.4 %   64.1 %
Hyatt Centric Arlington (1)
Arlington, Virginia
73.0 %   72.2 %   80.2 %
Sheraton Louisville Riverside
Jeffersonville, Indiana
54.1 %   51.6 %   57.5 %
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
64.6 %   57.6 %   65.5 %
Hyde Resort & Residences (2)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
67.7 %   52.3 %   39.3 %
All properties weighted average (1) 69.9 %   66.9 %   71.6 %
                 


(1 Includes operating results under previous ownership.  Results for periods prior to the Company’s ownership were provided by prior owners of the hotel and have not been audited or confirmed by the Company.
(2 ) Reflects only the condominium units at the Hyde Resort & Residences participating in our rental program for the period those units participated in our rental program.
   

ADR

                       
  Q1 2019     Q1 2018     Q1 2017  
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Tampa, Florida
$ 143.83     $ 140.82     $ 136.95  
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
$ 180.28     $ 178.65     $ 162.04  
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
$ 146.30     $ 144.30     $ 132.16  
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
$ 109.61     $ 109.13     $ 113.28  
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$ 125.43     $ 128.84     $ 120.02  
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
$ 136.22     $ 133.58     $ 135.59  
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
$ 231.09     $ 226.52     $ 216.61  
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
$ 249.49     $ 191.17     $ 171.32  
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
$ 137.75     $ 131.36     $ 126.66  
Hyatt Centric Arlington (1)
Arlington, Virginia
$ 176.47     $ 166.91     $ 174.40  
Sheraton Louisville Riverside
Jeffersonville, Indiana
$ 113.18     $ 120.39     $ 121.10  
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
$ 146.15     $ 147.11     $ 161.18  
Hyde Resort & Residences (2)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$ 334.37     $ 357.72     $ 397.16  
All properties weighted average (1) $ 173.29     $ 166.77     $ 154.02  
                       


(1 Includes operating results under previous ownership.  Results for periods prior to the Company’s ownership were provided by prior owners of the hotel and have not been audited or confirmed by the Company.
(2 ) Reflects only the condominium units at the Hyde Resort & Residences participating in our rental program for the period those units participated in our rental program.
   

RevPAR

                       
  Q1 2019     Q1 2018     Q1 2017  
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Tampa, Florida
$ 114.67     $ 127.56     $ 117.43  
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
$ 114.94     $ 101.36     $ 108.29  
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
$ 121.38     $ 121.65     $ 106.92  
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
$ 67.21     $ 55.26     $ 56.83  
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$ 81.45     $ 91.59     $ 82.90  
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
$ 97.91     $ 95.36     $ 100.63  
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
$ 180.89     $ 176.17     $ 179.81  
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
$ 187.75     $ 121.49     $ 127.77  
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
$ 86.00     $ 67.48     $ 81.18  
Hyatt Centric Arlington (1)
Arlington, Virginia
$ 128.87     $ 120.57     $ 139.78  
Sheraton Louisville Riverside
Jeffersonville, Indiana
$ 61.18     $ 62.12     $ 69.61  
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
$ 94.37     $ 84.74     $ 105.55  
Hyde Resort & Residences (2)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$ 226.23     $ 187.03     $ 155.97  
All properties weighted average (1) $ 121.07     $ 111.52     $ 110.23  
                       


(1 Includes operating results under previous ownership.  Results for periods prior to the Company’s ownership were provided by prior owners of the hotel and have not been audited or confirmed by the Company.
(2 ) Reflects only the condominium units at the Hyde Resort & Residences participating in our rental program for the period those units participated in our rental program.
   

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET LOSS TO
FFO, Adjusted FFO, EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
  March 31, 2019     March 31, 2018  
Net loss available to common stockholders $ (1,653,763 )   $ (238,343 )
Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (206,949 )     (30,013 )
Depreciation and amortization - real estate   6,013,866       5,617,574  
Gain on involuntary conversion of assets   (161,334 )     (870,741 )
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets   (4,008 )     3,739  
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders $ 3,987,812     $ 4,482,216  
Decrease in deferred income taxes   284,679       260,262  
Amortization - franchise fees   14,869       16,616  
Unrealized (gain) loss on hedging activities   490,611       (12,730 )
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders $ 4,777,971     $ 4,746,364  
               
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic   13,610,750       13,472,444  
               
Weighted average number of non-controlling units   1,778,140       1,778,140  
               
Weighted average number of shares and units outstanding, basic   15,388,890       15,250,584  
               
FFO per common share and unit $ 0.26     $ 0.29  
               
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit $ 0.31     $ 0.31  
               


  Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
  March 31, 2019     March 31, 2018  
Net loss available to common stockholders $ (1,653,763 )   $ (238,343 )
Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest   (206,949 )     (30,013 )
Interest expense   5,305,114       4,177,019  
Interest income   (99,296 )     (81,704 )
Income tax (benefit) provision   318,156       305,955  
Depreciation and amortization   6,028,735       5,634,190  
Distributions to preferred stockholders   1,470,507       1,444,844  
EBITDA   11,162,504       11,211,948  
Loss on disposal and/or sale of assets   (4,008 )     3,739  
Gain on involuntary conversion of assets   (161,334 )     (870,741 )
Subtotal   10,997,162       10,344,946  
Corporate general and administrative   1,684,444       1,546,300  
Unrealized (gain) loss on hedging activities   490,611       (12,730 )
Hotel EBITDA $ 13,172,217     $ 11,878,516  
               


Reconciliation of Outlook of Net Income to EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA         
                               
  Prior 2019 Guidance     Revised 2019 Guidance  
  Low Range     High Range     Low Range     High Range  
                               
Net income $ 1,511     $ 2,099       1,708       2,295  
Interest expense   21,255       21,255       19,899       19,899  
Interest income   (380 )     (380 )     (380 )     (380 )
Income tax provision   750       1,100       750       1,100  
Depreciation and amortization   20,000       20,000       20,000       20,000  
                               
EBITDA   43,136       44,074       41,977       42,914  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt   -       -       1,160       1,160  
Corporate general and administrative   6,050       6,150       6,050       6,150  
                               
Hotel EBITDA $ 49,186     $ 50,224     $ 49,187     $ 50,224  
                               
                               
Reconciliation of Outlook of Net Income to FFO and Adjusted FFO         
                               
  Prior 2019 Guidance     Revised 2019 Guidance  
  Low Range     High Range     Low Range     High Range  
                               
Net income   1,511       2,099       1,708       2,295  
Depreciation and amortization   20,000       20,000       20,000       20,000  
                               
FFO   21,511       22,099       21,708       22,295  
Distributions to preferred stockholders   (6,142 )     (6,142 )     (7,606 )     (7,606 )
                               
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   15,369       15,957       14,102       14,689  
Decrease in deferred income taxes   570       920       570       920  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt   -       -       1,160       1,160  
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders $ 15,939     $ 16,877     $ 15,832     $ 16,769  
                               

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company considers the non-GAAP measures of FFO (including FFO per share), EBITDA and hotel EBITDA to be key supplemental measures of the Company’s performance and could be considered along with, not alternatives to, net income (loss) as a measure of the Company’s performance. These measures do not represent cash generated from operating activities determined by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) or amounts available for the Company’s discretionary use and should not be considered alternative measures of net income, cash flows from operations or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP. 

FFO

Industry analysts and investors use Funds from Operations (“FFO”), as a supplemental operating performance measure of an equity REIT. FFO is calculated in accordance with the definition adopted by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). FFO, as defined by NAREIT, represents net income or loss determined in accordance with GAAP, excluding extraordinary items as defined under GAAP and gains or losses from sales of previously depreciated operating real estate assets, plus certain non-cash items such as real estate asset depreciation and amortization, and after adjustment for any noncontrolling interest from unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with GAAP 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, many investors and analysts have considered the presentation of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by itself.

The Company considers FFO to be a useful measure of adjusted net income (loss) for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because we believe FFO is most directly comparable to net income (loss), which remains the primary measure of performance, because by excluding gains or losses related to sales of previously depreciated operating real estate assets and excluding real estate asset depreciation and amortization, FFO assists in comparing the operating performance of a company’s real estate between periods or as compared to different companies. Although FFO is intended to be a REIT industry standard, other companies may not calculate FFO in the same manner as we do, and investors should not assume that FFO as reported by us is comparable to FFO as reported by other REITs.

Adjusted FFO

The Company presents adjusted FFO, including adjusted FFO per share and unit, which adjusts for certain additional items including changes in deferred income taxes, any unrealized gain (loss) on hedging instruments or warrant derivative, loan impairment losses, losses on early extinguishment of debt, aborted offering costs, loan modification fees, franchise termination costs, costs associated with the departure of executive officers, litigation settlement, over-assessed real estate taxes on appeal, change in control gains or losses and acquisition transaction costs. We exclude these items as we believe it allows for meaningful comparisons between periods and among other REITs and is more indicative than FFO of the on-going performance of our business and assets. Our calculation of Adjusted FFO may be different from similar measures calculated by other REITs.

EBITDA

The Company believes that excluding the effect of non-operating expenses and non-cash charges, and the portion of those items related to unconsolidated entities, all of which are also based on historical cost accounting and may be of limited significance in evaluating current performance, can help eliminate the accounting effects of depreciation and financing decisions and facilitate comparisons of core operating profitability between periods and between REITs, even though EBITDA also does not represent an amount that accrued directly to shareholders.

Hotel EBITDA

The Company defines Hotel EBITDA as net income or loss excluding: (1) interest expense, (2) interest income, (3) income tax provision or benefit, (4) equity in the income or loss of equity investees, (5) unrealized gains and losses on derivative instruments not included in other comprehensive income, (6) gains and losses on disposal of assets, (7) realized gains and losses on investments, (8) impairment of long-lived assets or investments, (9) loss on early debt extinguishment, (10) gains or losses on change in control, (11) corporate general and administrative expense, (12) depreciation and amortization, (13) gains and losses on involuntary conversions of assets, (14) distributions to preferred stockholders and (15) other operating revenue not related to our wholly-owned portfolio.  We believe this provides a more complete understanding of the operating results over which our wholly-owned hotels and its operators have direct control.  We believe Hotel EBITDA provides investors with supplemental information on the on-going operational performance of our hotels and the effectiveness of third-party management companies operating our business on a property-level basis. The Company’s calculation of hotel EBITDA may be different from similar measures calculated by other REITs.