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Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Feb. 26, 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 fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. The Company’s results include the following*:

  Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
  December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
  ($ in thousands except per share data)     ($ in thousands except per share data)  
Total Revenue $ 43,466     $ 38,160     $ 178,173     $ 154,267  
Net loss available to common stockholders   (3,768 )     (3,937 )     (5,720 )     (3,339 )
                               
EBITDA   7,185       7,363       40,347       34,276  
Hotel EBITDA   10,247       10,003       47,684       40,989  
                               
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   1,357       107       14,041       12,418  
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   1,877       3,333       15,923       15,664  
                               
Net loss per common share $ (0.28 )   $ (0.29 )   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.24 )
FFO per common share and unit $ 0.09     $ 0.01     $ 0.92     $ 0.80  
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit $ 0.12     $ 0.22     $ 1.04     $ 1.00  

(*)     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 December 31, 2018, Total Revenue increased 13.9% over the three-month period ending December 31, 2017.  Room revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) for the Company’s composite portfolio, which includes the performance of the rooms participating in our rental program at the Hyde Resort & Residences, during the three-month period ending December 31, 2018, increased 6.0% over the three months ended December 31, 2017, to $100.10 reflecting a 3.8% increase in occupancy and a 2.2% increase in average daily rate (“ADR”). For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018, RevPAR increased 7.4% over the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, to $109.20 driven by a 0.4% increase in occupancy and a 6.9% increase in ADR.
  • Common Dividends. On January 29, 2019, the Company announced a quarterly dividend (distribution) on its common stock (and units) of $0.125 per share (and unit) to stockholders (and unitholders) of record as of March 15, 2019, payable on April 11, 2019.
  • Hotel EBITDA. The Company generated hotel EBITDA of approximately $10.2 million during the three-month period ending December 31, 2018, hotel EBITDA increased 2.4% or approximately $0.2 million, over the three months ended December 31, 2017. For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018, hotel EBITDA increased 16.3%, or approximately $6.7 million, over the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. 
  • EBITDA. The Company generated EBITDA of approximately $7.2 million during the three-month period ending December 31, 2018, a decrease of 2.4% or approximately $(0.2) million compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017. For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018, EBITDA increased 17.7% or approximately $6.1 million from the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.
  • Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders. For the three-month period ending December 31, 2018, Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders decreased 43.7% or approximately $1.5 million from the three months ended December 31, 2017. For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018, adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders increased 1.6% or approximately $0.3 million from the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.

Andrew M. Sims, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sotherly Hotels Inc., commented, “Sotherly had a solid fourth quarter, which resulted in Adjusted FFO of $1.04 per common share and unit for the year, which is within the Company’s original guidance issued in February 2018.  Many of the financial metrics that we view as indicative of the Company’s performance showed positive year-over-year movement in the fourth quarter, including Total Revenue, RevPAR, EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA, and FFO.  RevPAR outpaced the industry for the fourth quarter, with an increase of 6.0% over the same period in 2017.”

Balance Sheet/Liquidity

At December 31, 2018, the Company had approximately $37.9 million of available cash and cash equivalents, of which approximately $4.1 million was reserved for real estate taxes, insurance, capital improvements and certain other expenses or otherwise restricted. The Company had principal balances of approximately $392.6 million in outstanding debt at a weighted average interest rate of approximately 5.13%.

On August 31, 2018, we entered into a Sales Agency Agreement, with Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. (“Sandler O’Neill”), under which the Company may sell from time to time through Sandler O’Neill, as sales agent, shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $5,000,000 and up to 400,000 shares of the Company’s 7.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share.  Through December 31, 2018, the Company sold 88,297 shares of common stock and 52,141 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, for aggregate proceeds of approximately $1.9 million.

On December 12, 2018, the Company authorized the extension of the Company’s stock repurchase program, which was originally announced in December 2016, authorizing the Company to purchase up to $10.0 million of its outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share, at prevailing prices on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, at the discretion of management.  As of December 12, 2018, the Company had repurchased shares of the Company’s common stock at an aggregate cost of approximately $5.9 million pursuant to the stock repurchase program, leaving a balance of approximately $4.1 million of its common stock that may be repurchased.  As of December 31, 2018, the Company had approximately 14.2 million shares outstanding.

Portfolio Update

At the Company’s hotel in Tampa, Florida, renovations are underway for an estimated $11.3 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 December 31, 2018, we incurred costs totaling approximately $7.5 million toward this renovation.

2019 Outlook

Set forth below is the Company’s guidance for 2019.  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:

  2019 Guidance  
  Low Range     High Range  
     
Total revenue $ 184,247     $ 187,053  
Net income   1,511       2,099  
Net loss available to common stockholders and unitholders   (4,631 )     (4,043 )
               
EBITDA   43,136       44,074  
Hotel EBITDA   49,186       50,224  
               
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   15,369       15,957  
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   15,939       16,877  
               
Net loss per share available to common stockholders $ (0.30 )   $ (0.26 )
FFO per common share and unit $ 0.98     $ 1.02  
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit $ 1.02     $ 1.08  
Rev PAR $ 109.60     $ 110.49  
Hotel EBITDA margin   26.7 %     26.9 %
               

Earnings Call/Webcast

The Company will conduct its fourth quarter 2018 conference call for investors and other interested parties at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 26, 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 February 26, 2019 through February 25, 2020. To access the rebroadcast, dial 877-344-7529 and enter conference number 10127127.  A replay of the call also will be available on the Internet at www.sotherlyhotels.com until February 25, 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
 
   
    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
                 
ASSETS                
Investment in hotel properties, net   $ 435,725,814     $ 357,799,512  
Cash and cash equivalents     33,792,773       29,777,845  
Restricted cash     4,075,508       3,651,197  
Accounts receivable, net     6,766,696       5,587,077  
Accounts receivable - affiliate     262,572       394,026  
Prepaid expenses, inventory and other assets     5,262,884       7,292,565  
Favorable lease assets, net     2,465,421        
Deferred income taxes     5,131,179       5,451,118  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 493,482,847     $ 409,953,340  
LIABILITIES                
Mortgage loans, net   $ 364,828,845     $ 297,318,816  
Unsecured notes, net     23,894,658        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     16,268,096       13,813,623  
Advance deposits     2,815,283       1,572,388  
Dividends and distributions payable     3,409,593       3,073,483  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   $ 411,216,475     $ 315,778,310  
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 December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively
    16,100       16,100  
  7.875% Series C cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock,
  liquidation preference $25 per share, 1,352,141 and 1,300,000 shares issued
  and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively
    13,521       13,000  
Common stock, par value $0.01, 49,000,000 shares authorized, 14,209,378
  shares and 14,078,831 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018
  and 2017, respectively
    142,093       140,788  
Additional paid-in capital     147,281,247       146,249,339  
Unearned ESOP shares     (4,379,742 )     (4,633,112 )
Distributions in excess of retained earnings     (61,248,553 )     (48,765,860 )
Total Sotherly Hotels Inc. stockholders’ equity     81,824,666       93,020,255  
Noncontrolling interest     441,706       1,154,775  
TOTAL EQUITY     82,266,372       94,175,030  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   $ 493,482,847     $ 409,953,340  


   
SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
 
   
    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017     December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
                                 
REVENUE                                
 Rooms department   $ 28,751,074     $ 24,360,641     $ 120,993,460     $ 105,727,372  
 Food and beverage department     10,284,968       9,608,761       38,134,813       34,513,695  
 Other operating departments     4,429,933       4,190,302       19,044,848       14,025,626  
Total revenue     43,465,975       38,159,704       178,173,121       154,266,693  
EXPENSES                                
Hotel operating expenses                                
 Rooms department     7,583,927       6,420,838       30,334,309       26,673,727  
 Food and beverage department     7,341,457       6,666,781       28,090,145       24,585,923  
 Other operating departments     1,549,465       782,820       6,419,502       4,405,515  
 Indirect     16,744,463       14,286,495       65,645,500       57,612,203  
Total hotel operating expenses     33,219,312       28,156,934       130,489,456       113,277,368  
Depreciation and amortization     5,101,469       4,291,071       20,884,643       16,999,619  
Loss on disposal of assets     515,565       1,438,323       511,749       1,489,892  
Corporate general and administrative     1,614,705       1,453,385       6,180,962       6,335,926  
Total operating expenses     40,451,051       35,339,713       158,066,810       138,102,805  
NET OPERATING INCOME     3,014,924       2,819,991       20,106,311       16,163,888  
Other income (expense)                                
 Interest expense     (5,382,604 )     (3,900,567 )     (19,953,746 )     (15,727,628 )
 Interest income     116,258       92,415       352,951       218,656  
 Loss on early extinguishment of debt           (950,261 )     (753,133 )     (1,178,348 )
 Unrealized gain (loss) on hedging activities     (950,928 )     2,364       (808,958 )     (28,384 )
 Gain (loss) on sale of assets           (1,574 )           76,233  
 Gain on involuntary conversion of assets     19,202       1,201,061       917,767       2,242,876  
 Net (loss) income before income taxes     (3,183,148 )     (736,571 )     (138,808 )     1,767,293  
 Income tax benefit (provision)     412,696       (2,319,694 )     (469,349 )     (1,737,804 )
 Net (loss) income     (2,770,452 )     (3,056,265 )     (608,157 )     29,489  
 Less: Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest     472,794       486,379       718,093       413,014  
 Net (loss) income attributable to the Company     (2,297,658 )     (2,569,886 )     109,936       442,503  
 Distributions to preferred stockholders     (1,470,507 )     (1,366,639 )     (5,829,914 )     (3,781,639 )
 Net loss available to common stockholders   $ (3,768,165 )   $ (3,936,525 )   $ (5,719,978 )   $ (3,339,136 )
 Net loss per share available to common stockholders                                
 Basic   $ (0.28 )   $ (0.29 )   $ (0.42 )   $ (0.24 )
 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                                
 Basic     13,594,651       13,699,225       13,517,488       13,829,100  
                                 
                                 

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
KEY OPERATING METRICS
(unaudited)

The following tables illustrate the key operating metrics for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, for the Company’s wholly-owned properties (“actual” portfolio metrics), as well as the ten wholly-owned properties in the portfolio that were under the Company’s control during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and the corresponding periods in 2017 (“same-store” portfolio metrics). Accordingly, the same-store data does not reflect the performance of the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina which was sold in February 2017, our interest in the Hyde Resort & Residences which was acquired on January 30, 2017, or the Hyatt Centric Arlington which we acquired in March 2018.  The composite portfolio metrics represent all of the Company’s wholly-owned properties and the participating condominium hotel rooms at the Hyde Resort & Residences during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and the corresponding periods in 2017.

    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended       Year Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017       December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Actual Portfolio Metrics                                  
Occupancy %     66.3 %     64.0 %       70.3 %     70.4 %
ADR   $ 149.38     $ 145.71       $ 151.93     $ 144.03  
RevPAR   $ 99.02     $ 93.30       $ 106.77     $ 101.44  
Same-Store Portfolio Metrics                                  
Occupancy %     65.3 %     64.0 %       69.0 %     70.6 %
ADR   $ 146.69     $ 145.71       $ 148.57     $ 144.21  
RevPAR   $ 95.84     $ 93.30       $ 102.52     $ 101.88  
Composite Portfolio Metrics                                  
Occupancy %     64.7 %     62.4 %       69.1 %     68.8 %
ADR   $ 154.60     $ 151.21       $ 158.02     $ 147.77  
RevPAR   $ 100.10     $ 94.42       $ 109.20     $ 101.70  
                                   

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
(unaudited)

The following tables illustrate the key operating metrics for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively, for each of the Company’s wholly-owned properties during each respective reporting period, irrespective of ownership percentage during any period.

Occupancy

                       
  Q4 2018     Q4 2017     Q4 2016  
  YTD     YTD     YTD  
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Tampa, Florida
  64.7 %     78.7 %     67.2 %
    71.9 %     79.1 %     74.6 %
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
  56.5 %     61.6 %     63.0 %
    61.6 %     66.6 %     71.5 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
  78.2 %     78.0 %     72.0 %
    81.6 %     79.9 %     77.4 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
  66.4 %     57.8 %     52.7 %
    66.8 %     64.9 %     60.5 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  74.0 %     72.2 %     67.7 %
    78.2 %     75.5 %     77.0 %
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
  71.0 %     69.9 %     66.9 %
    74.8 %     74.2 %     70.0 %
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
  62.6 %     61.0 %     73.2 %
    69.2 %     72.1 %     79.6 %
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
  63.9 %     67.0 %     70.2 %
    67.9 %     70.6 %     70.8 %
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
  64.2 %     61.8 %     61.9 %
    63.9 %     68.3 %     70.5 %
Hyatt Centric Arlington (1)
Arlington, Virginia
  74.8 %     76.0 %     65.7 %
    83.8 %     84.0 %     79.5 %
Sheraton Louisville Riverside
Jeffersonville, Indiana
  58.5 %     48.6 %     53.8 %
    60.6 %     63.8 %     63.1 %
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
  54.6 %     41.2 %     52.3 %
    57.5 %     58.1 %     54.4 %
Hyde Resort & Residences (2)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
  39.3 %     38.4 %   N/A  
    49.8 %     37.9 %   N/A  
All properties weighted average (1)   65.6 %     58.4 %     64.7 %
    70.2 %     67.4 %     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

                       
  Q4 2018     Q4 2017     Q4 2016  
  YTD     YTD     YTD  
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Tampa, Florida
$ 116.92     $ 116.39     $ 115.81  
  $ 124.72     $ 119.85     $ 116.15  
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
$ 173.37     $ 157.93     $ 151.81  
  $ 177.19     $ 159.50     $ 155.87  
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
$ 134.76     $ 140.34     $ 143.00  
  $ 139.84     $ 132.19     $ 126.67  
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
$ 104.12     $ 104.74     $ 105.18  
  $ 107.98     $ 107.77     $ 104.35  
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$ 139.61     $ 138.64     $ 137.14  
  $ 139.25     $ 135.54     $ 144.92  
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
$ 134.17     $ 131.29     $ 140.87  
  $ 134.26     $ 133.24     $ 134.74  
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
$ 168.37     $ 167.71     $ 156.61  
  $ 175.18     $ 170.76     $ 170.57  
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
$ 193.65     $ 186.21     $ 160.31  
  $ 186.28     $ 175.06     $ 160.89  
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
$ 158.77     $ 143.62     $ 141.37  
  $ 153.04     $ 148.69     $ 147.14  
Hyatt Centric Arlington (1)
Arlington, Virginia
$ 170.31     $ 173.07     $ 169.42  
  $ 181.38     $ 176.31     $ 170.19  
Sheraton Louisville Riverside
Jeffersonville, Indiana
$ 112.16     $ 138.65     $ 125.95  
  $ 122.62     $ 133.86     $ 137.34  
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
$ 147.60     $ 154.94     $ 136.22  
  $ 146.01     $ 147.66     $ 140.70  
Hyde Resort & Residences (2)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$ 299.46     $ 289.66     N/A  
  $ 299.30     $ 282.20     N/A  
All properties weighted average (1) $ 156.15     $ 153.03     $ 143.64  
  $ 160.11     $ 150.73     $ 145.78  


(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

                       
  Q4 2018     Q4 2017     Q4 2016  
  YTD     YTD     YTD  
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Tampa, Florida
$ 75.68     $ 91.57     $ 77.81  
  $ 89.73     $ 94.81     $ 86.69  
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
$ 97.91     $ 97.22     $ 95.67  
  $ 109.21     $ 106.15     $ 111.48  
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
$ 105.33     $ 109.41     $ 102.93  
  $ 114.06     $ 105.56     $ 98.06  
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
$ 69.16     $ 60.57     $ 55.42  
  $ 72.09     $ 69.91     $ 63.16  
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$ 103.34     $ 100.09     $ 92.88  
  $ 108.88     $ 102.32     $ 111.66  
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
$ 95.29     $ 91.83     $ 94.28  
  $ 100.36     $ 98.91     $ 94.33  
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
$ 105.47     $ 102.34     $ 114.65  
  $ 121.19     $ 123.12     $ 135.74  
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
$ 123.79     $ 124.75     $ 112.54  
  $ 126.56     $ 123.66     $ 113.88  
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
$ 101.94     $ 88.75     $ 87.53  
  $ 97.75     $ 101.62     $ 103.72  
Hyatt Centric Arlington (1)
Arlington, Virginia
$ 127.39     $ 131.46     $ 111.30  
  $ 152.04     $ 148.13     $ 135.24  
Sheraton Louisville Riverside
Jeffersonville, Indiana
$ 65.60     $ 67.38     $ 67.82  
  $ 74.25     $ 85.45     $ 86.60  
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
$ 80.55     $ 63.90     $ 71.24  
  $ 83.95     $ 85.78     $ 76.56  
Hyde Resort & Residences (2)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$ 117.83     $ 111.27     N/A  
  $ 149.15     $ 106.84     N/A  
All properties weighted average (1) $ 102.47     $ 89.44     $ 92.95  
  $ 112.41     $ 101.62     $ 104.37  


(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       Year Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017       December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Net loss available to common stockholders   $ (3,768,165 )   $ (3,936,525 )     $ (5,719,978 )   $ (3,339,136 )
Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest     (472,794 )     (486,379 )       (718,093 )     (413,014 )
Depreciation and amortization     5,101,469       4,291,071         20,884,643       16,999,619  
Gain on involuntary conversion of assets     (19,202 )     (1,201,061 )       (917,767 )     (2,242,876 )
Loss on disposal and/or sale of assets     515,565       1,439,897         511,749       1,413,659  
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   $ 1,356,873     $ 107,003       $ 14,040,554     $ 12,418,252  
(Increase) decrease in deferred income taxes     (430,800 )     2,277,994         319,939       1,498,222  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt           950,261         753,133       1,178,348  
Loss on aborted offering costs                         541,129  
Unrealized (gain) loss on hedging activities     950,928       (2,364 )       808,958       28,384  
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   $ 1,877,001     $ 3,332,894       $ 15,922,584     $ 15,664,335  
                                   
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic     13,594,651       13,699,225         13,517,488       13,829,100  
                                   
Weighted average number of non-controlling units     1,778,140       1,778,140         1,778,140       1,778,140  
                                   
Weighted average number of shares and units outstanding, basic     15,372,791       15,477,365         15,295,628       15,607,240  
                                   
FFO per common share and unit   $ 0.09     $ 0.01       $ 0.92     $ 0.80  
                                   
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit   $ 0.12     $ 0.22       $ 1.04     $ 1.00  


    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended       Year Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017       December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017  
Net loss available to common stockholders   $ (3,768,165 )   $ (3,936,525 )     $ (5,719,978 )   $ (3,339,136 )
Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest     (472,794 )     (486,379 )       (718,093 )     (413,014 )
Interest expense     5,382,604       3,900,567         19,953,746       15,727,628  
Interest income     (116,258 )     (92,415 )       (352,951 )     (218,656 )
Income tax (benefit) provision     (412,696 )     2,319,694         469,349       1,737,804  
Depreciation and amortization     5,101,469       4,291,071         20,884,643       16,999,619  
Distributions to preferred stockholders     1,470,507       1,366,639         5,829,914       3,781,639  
EBITDA     7,184,667       7,362,652         40,346,630       34,275,884  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt           950,261         753,133       1,178,348  
Loss on disposal and/or sale of assets     515,565       1,439,897         511,749       1,413,659  
Gain on involuntary conversion of assets     (19,202 )     (1,201,061 )       (917,767 )     (2,242,876 )
Subtotal     7,681,030       8,551,749         40,693,745       34,625,015  
Corporate general and administrative     1,614,705       1,453,385         6,180,962       6,335,926  
Unrealized (gain) loss on hedging activities     950,928       (2,364 )       808,958       28,384  
Hotel EBITDA   $ 10,246,663     $ 10,002,770       $ 47,683,665     $ 40,989,325  


   
Reconciliation of Outlook of Net Income to EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA  
               
  2019 Guidance  
  Low Range     High Range  
               
Net income $ 1,511     $ 2,099  
Interest expense   21,255       21,255  
Interest income   (380 )     (380 )
Income tax provision   750       1,100  
Depreciation and amortization   20,000       20,000  
               
EBITDA   43,136       44,074  
Corporate general and administrative   6,050       6,150  
               
Hotel EBITDA $ 49,186     $ 50,224  
               
               
Reconciliation of Outlook of Net Income to FFO and Adjusted FFO  
               
  2019 Guidance  
  Low Range     High Range  
               
Net income $ 1,511     $ 2,099  
Depreciation and amortization   20,000       20,000  
               
FFO   21,511       22,099  
Distributions to preferred stockholders   (6,142 )     (6,142 )
               
FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders   15,369       15,957  
Decrease in deferred income taxes   570       920  
               
Adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders $ 15,939     $ 16,877  
               

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.