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Wyndham Destinations Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results; Increases Full-Year Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow Guidance

ORLANDO, Fla., July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (WYND), the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today reported second quarter 2019 financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Highlights include:  

  • Net income from continuing operations was $118 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations was $1.26
  • Adjusted net income from continuing operations was $135 million and adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.45
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $255 million, compared to $249 million in the prior year (1) 
  • Net revenue of $1,039 million and net VOI sales of $481 million increased 3% and 4%, respectively
  • Gross VOI sales of $626 million increased 4%
  • Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations in the first half of 2019 was $266 million and adjusted free cash flow was $298 million, compared to $93 million and $195 million in the same period of the prior year, respectively
  • Repurchased 3.6 million shares of common stock for $155 million year-to-date through July 29, 2019
  • Increased 2019 adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations guidance to a range of $5.38 to $5.58 and increased adjusted free cash flow from continuing operations guidance range to $555 million to $575 million
  • Reaffirmed 2019 adjusted EBITDA guidance range of $995 million to $1,015 million

Michael D. Brown, president and CEO of Wyndham Destinations, said, "Today we reported strong quarterly results and increased our guidance for both adjusted diluted earnings per share and adjusted free cash flow. Our initiatives around owner engagement delivered tangible benefits in the quarter as we saw an acceleration of owner arrivals and also an expansion in the growth of our Blue Thread initiatives."

"As we announced this morning, we determined that the sale of Wyndham Vacation Rentals to Vacasa for $162 million was the best option to return value to shareholders and we are confident that Vacasa is the ideal buyer. We remain focused on our core business while executing upon our strategic priorities. We have several key initiatives already in place, aimed at optimizing our balance sheet and generating strong free cash flow, which enables us to accelerate share repurchases in order to maximize shareholder value," said Brown.  

Business Segment Results

Vacation Ownership  

$ in millions

2019

2018

% change

Revenue

$810


$770


5

%

Adj. EBITDA 2019 / Further Adj. EBITDA 2018 (1)

$193


$188


3

%

Vacation Ownership revenues increased 5%, primarily due to a 4% increase in gross vacation ownership interest (VOI) sales to $626 million. Tours increased 3% year-over-year and Volume Per Guest (VPG) increased 1%.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 3% (1) to $193 million, primarily due to revenue growth of 5% and partially offset by higher marketing costs.

Gross vacation ownership contract receivables grew 5% year-over-year to $3.8 billion. The provision for loan loss as a percentage of gross VOI sales, net of fee-for-service sales, was 21.2% for the second quarter of 2019, an improvement from 21.4% during the second quarter of 2018.

Exchange & Rentals

$ in millions

2019

2018

% change

Revenue

$230


$238


(3)

%

Adj. EBITDA 2019 / Further Adj. EBITDA 2018 (1)

$72


$70


3

%

Exchange & Rentals revenues decreased 3%, primarily due to a 5% decline in exchange revenue per member and partially offset by 1% growth in the average number of members. The decline in exchange revenue per member was due to member mix, lower other product revenue and inventory supply challenges.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 3% (1) to $72 million, primarily driven by lower general and administrative costs, partially offset by a negative impact from currency.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

Net DebtAs of June 30, 2019, the Company's leverage ratio was 2.9x, within the Company's target range of 2.25x to 3.0x. The Company had $3.1 billion of corporate debt outstanding, which excluded $2.4 billion of non-recourse debt related to its securitized notes receivable. Additionally, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $257 million. Refer to Table 9 for definitions of net debt and leverage ratio.

Cash Flow For the six months ended June 30, 2019, net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations was $266 million, compared to $93 million in the prior year period. The increase was driven by higher net income and a decrease in cash used for working capital. Adjusted free cash flow from continuing operations was $298 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to $195 million in the same period of 2018. The increase in adjusted free cash flow was due to the increase in net cash provided by operating activities, lower separation-related payments and higher net securitization activity.

Share Repurchases  During the second quarter of 2019, the Company repurchased 1.5 million shares of common stock for $65 million at a weighted average price of $42.74 per share. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had $691 million remaining in its share repurchase authorization. Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the Company repurchased an additional $30 million of shares through July 29.

Dividend The Company paid a cash dividend of $0.45 per share on June 28, 2019 to shareholders of record as of June 14, 2019. The cash dividend represents a 10% increase over dividends paid in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Timeshare Receivables Financing Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, the Company closed a $450 million term securitization on July 24, 2019 with a weighted average coupon rate of 2.96% and an advance rate of 98%.

Other

Wyndham Vacation Rentals On July 30, 2019, the Company announced the sale of its Wyndham Vacation Rentals business to Vacasa for $162 million. The sale will be comprised of $45 million cash at closing, up to $30 million of Vacasa equity, and the remaining balance in either seller financing or cash at closing. The transaction is expected to close in the fall.

Outlook  

The Company increased the following full-year 2019 guidance:

  • Adjusted net income from continuing operations of $503 million to $521 million, compared to the previous expectation of $493 million to $513 million
  • Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $5.38 to $5.58, based on a diluted share count of 93.4 million, which assumes no future share repurchases after June 30, 2019. The guidance has increased to reflect a lower share count from share repurchases
  • Adjusted free cash flow from continuing operations of $555 million to $575 million, compared to the previous expectation of $540 million to $560 million

The Company reaffirmed the following full-year 2019 guidance:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $995 million to $1,015 million
  • Provision for loan loss as a percentage of gross VOI sales to be comparable to 2018, which was 20.5%

This guidance is presented only on a non-GAAP basis because not all of the information necessary for a quantitative reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is available without unreasonable effort, primarily due to uncertainties relating to the occurrence or amount of these adjustments that may arise in the future. Please refer to Table 8 for further information.

Conference Call Information
Wyndham Destinations will hold a conference call with investors to discuss the Company's results and outlook today at 8:30 a.m. ET. Participants may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company's website at investor.wyndhamdestinations.com, or by dialing 877-876-9176, passcode WYND, 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 90 days beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET today. Additionally, a telephone replay will be available for 10 days beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET today at 800-839-4016.

Presentation of Financial Information
Financial information discussed in this press release includes non-GAAP measures such as adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations and adjusted net income from continuing operations, which include or exclude certain items. The Company utilizes non-GAAP measures, defined in Table 9, on a regular basis to assess performance of its reportable segments and allocate resources. These non-GAAP measures differ from reported GAAP results and are intended to illustrate what management believes are relevant period-over-period comparisons and are helpful to investors as an additional tool for further understanding and assessing the Company's ongoing operating performance by adjusting for items which in our view do not necessarily reflect ongoing performance. Management also internally uses these measures to assess our operating performance, both absolutely and in comparison to other companies, and in evaluating or making selected compensation decisions. Exclusion of items in the Company's non-GAAP presentation should not be considered an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. The Company is also presenting non-GAAP results on a further adjusted basis for prior period comparison as if the spin-off of its hotel business and the sale of its European vacation rentals business had occurred for all periods presented. Full reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for the reported periods appear in the financial tables section of the press release. See definitions on Table 9 for an explanation of our non-GAAP measures.

About Wyndham Destinations|
Wyndham Destinations (WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world's largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company's global presence in approximately 110 countries means more vacation choices for its more than four million members and owner families: Wyndham's more than 220 vacation club resorts, which offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model, with signature brands including CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham, and Shell Vacations Club; 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world's leader in vacation exchange; and over 9,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, one of North America's largest professionally managed vacation rental businesses. Year-after-year, a worldwide team of nearly 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at wyndhamdestinations.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Forward-looking statements are any statements other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "expects," "should," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "future" or other words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of Wyndham Destinations, Inc. ("Wyndham Destinations" or the "Company") to differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include statements related to Wyndham Destinations' current views and expectations with respect to its future performance and operations (including the statements in the "Outlook" section of this press release). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, the performance of the financial and credit markets, the competition in and the economic environment for the timeshare industry, the impact of war, terrorist activity or political strife, operating risks associated with the vacation ownership and vacation exchange and rentals businesses, uncertainties related to our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the spin-off of the hotel business ("Spin-off") Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ("Wyndham Hotels") or the divestiture of our European vacation rentals business, unanticipated developments related to the impact of the Spin-off, the divestiture of our European vacation rentals business and related transactions on our relationships with our customers, suppliers, employees and others with whom we have relationships, unanticipated developments resulting from possible disruption to our operations resulting from the Spin-off and the divestiture of our European vacation rentals business, the proposed strategic transaction involving our North American vacation rentals business may not prove successful and could result in operating difficulties, the timing and amount of future dividends and share repurchases and those disclosed as risks under "Risk Factors" in documents we have filed with the SEC, including in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on February 26, 2019. We caution readers that any such statements are based on currently available operational, financial and competitive information, and they should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinion only as of the date on which they were made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to review or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances as they occur.

(1)

The comparison and variance between 2019 Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations and adjusted net income from continuing operations compared to the prior year was calculated using 2019 Adjusted data and 2018 Further Adjusted data in order to provide a more accurate comparison. See "Presentation of Financial Information" and the tables for the definitions and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures in accordance with GAAP.

 

 

 

Wyndham Destinations

Table of Contents



Table Number


1.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

2.

Summary Data Sheet

3.

Operating Statistics

4.

Revenue by Reportable Segment

5.

Non-GAAP Measure: Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA to Further Adjusted Net Income From Continuing Operations

6.

Non-GAAP Measure: Reconciliation of Net VOI Sales to Gross VOI Sales

7.

Non-GAAP Measure: Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities from Continuing Operations to Adjusted Free Cash Flow from Continuing Operations

8.

2019 Guidance

9.

Definitions

 

 

Table 1


Wyndham Destinations

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net revenues








Net VOI sales

$

481



$

462



$

856



$

820


Service and membership fees

409



409



815



828


Consumer financing

128



120



253



237


Other

21



16



33



29


Net revenues

1,039



1,007



1,957



1,914










Expenses








Operating

421



418



818



821


Cost of vacation ownership interests

50



47



81



78


Consumer financing interest

26



20



52



39


Marketing

170



155



317



286


General and administrative

123



133



251



286


Separation and related costs

22



133



36



163


Restructuring

1





4




Depreciation and amortization

28



36



59



73


Total expenses

841



942



1,618



1,746










Operating income

198



65



339



168


Other (income), net

(2)



(5)



(12)



(11)


Interest expense

40



46



82



91


Interest (income)

(2)



(2)



(4)



(3)


Income before income taxes

162



26



273



91


Provision for income taxes

44



38



74



62


Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

118



(12)



199



29


Loss from discontinued operations, net



(42)





(49)


Gain on disposal of discontinued operations, net

6



432



5



432


Net income attributable to WYND shareholders

$

124



$

378



$

204



$

412










Basic earnings per share








Continuing operations

$

1.27



$

(0.12)



$

2.12



$

0.29


Discontinued operations

0.06



3.90



0.05



3.83



$

1.33



$

3.78



$

2.17



$

4.12










Diluted earnings per share








Continuing operations

$

1.26



$

(0.12)



$

2.12



$

0.29


Discontinued operations

0.06



3.89



0.05



3.82



$

1.32



$

3.77



$

2.17



$

4.11










Weighted average shares outstanding








Basic

93.0


100.0


93.7


100.1

Diluted

93.3


100.3


94.0


100.4

 

 

Table 2




Wyndham Destinations

Summary Data Sheet

(in millions, except per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Consolidated Results
























Net income attributable to WYND shareholders

$

124



$

378



(67)

%


$

204



$

412



(50)

%

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.32



$

3.77



(65)

%


$

2.17



$

4.11



(47)

%

Net income from continuing operations

$

118



$

(12)



1,083

%


$

199



$

29



586

%

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$

1.26



$

(0.12)



1,150

%


$

2.12



$

0.29



631

%













Adjusted Earnings from Continuing Operations












Adjusted EBITDA

$

255



$

243



5

%


$

459



$

432



6

%

Adjusted net income

$

135



$

118



14

%


$

233



$

195



19

%

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

1.45



$

1.18



23

%


$

2.48



$

1.94



28

%













Further Adjusted Earnings from Continuing Operations (a)











Further adjusted EBITDA

$

255



$

249



2

%


$

459



$

446



3

%

Further adjusted net income

$

135



$

125



8

%


$

233



$

210



11

%

Further adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

1.45



$

1.25



16

%


$

2.48



$

2.09



19

%













Segment Results
























Net Revenues












Vacation Ownership

$

810



$

770



5

%


$

1,493



$

1,431



4

%

Exchange & Rentals

230



238



(3)

%


466



484



(4)

%

Corporate and other

(1)



(1)





(2)



(1)




Total

$

1,039



$

1,007



3

%


$

1,957



$

1,914



2

%













Adjusted EBITDA












Vacation Ownership

$

193



$

194



(1)

%


$

331



$

327



1

%

Exchange & Rentals

72



70



3

%


151



149



1

%

Segment Adjusted EBITDA

265



264





482



476




Corporate and other

(10)



(21)





(23)



(44)




Total Adjusted EBITDA

$

255



$

243



5

%


$

459



$

432



6

%













Further Adjusted EBITDA












Vacation Ownership

$

193



$

188



3

%


$

331



$

317



4

%

Exchange & Rentals

72



70



3

%


151



149



1

%

Segment Further Adjusted EBITDA

265



258





482



466




Corporate and other

(10)



(10)





(23)



(20)




Total Further Adjusted EBITDA

$

255



$

249



2

%


$

459



$

446



3

%













Adjusted EBITDA Margin (b)

24.5

%


24.7

%




23.5

%


23.3

%















Key Operating Statistics
























Vacation Ownership












Gross VOI sales

$

626



$

602



4

%


$

1,110



$

1,067



4

%

Tours (in thousands)

249



241



3

%


441



431



2

%

VPG (in dollars)

$

2,425



$

2,411



1

%


$

2,416



$

2,363



2

%

New owner sales mix

38.1

%


38.3

%




37.6

%


37.5

%















Exchange & Rentals












Average number of members (in thousands)

3,893



3,844



1

%


3,884



3,848



1

%

Exchange revenue per member (in dollars)

$

165.00



$

173.05



(5)

%


$

175.18



$

183.88



(5)

%

 

Note: Amounts may not add due to rounding. See Table 9 for definitions. For a full reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, refer to Table 5.



(a)

2018 is further adjusted to reflect results as if Wyndham Hotels & Resorts were separated from Wyndham Destinations and the sale of the European rentals business was completed for all periods.

(b) 

The comparison and variance between 2019 Adjusted EBITDA margin, compared to the prior year was calculated using 2019 Adjusted data and 2018 Further Adjusted data in order to provide a more accurate comparison. See "Presentation of Financial Information" and the tables for the definitions and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures in accordance with GAAP.

 

 

Table 3


Wyndham Destinations

Operating Statistics


The following operating statistics are the drivers of the Company's revenues and therefore provide an enhanced understanding of the Company's businesses:



Year


Q1


Q2


Q3


Q4


Full Year

Vacation Ownership (a)












Gross VOI Sales (in millions) (b)

2019


$

484



$

626









2018


$

465



$

602



$

640



$

564



$

2,271



2017


$

438



$

562



$

600



$

538



$

2,138














Tours (in thousands)

2019


192



249









2018


190



241



259



214



904



2017


176



235



247



210



869














VPG

2019


$

2,405



$

2,425









2018


$

2,303



$

2,411



$

2,350



$

2,499



$

2,392



2017


$

2,354



$

2,302



$

2,299



$

2,438



$

2,345














Provision for Loan Losses

(in millions) (c)

2019


$

(109)



$

(129)








2018


$

(92)



$

(126)



$

(132)



$

(106)



$

(456)



2017


$

(85)



$

(111)



$

(123)



$

(101)



$

(420)














Provision for Loan Loss as a
Percentage of Gross VOI Sales,
net of fee-for-service sales

2019


22.5

%


21.2

%







2018


20.4

%


21.4

%


20.8

%


19.3

%


20.5

%

2017


19.6

%


19.8

%


20.9

%


19.3

%


20.0

%













Allowance for Loan Losses

(in millions)

2019


$

721



$

735








2018


$

684



$

705



$

743



$

734



$

734



2017


$

619



$

643



$

684



$

691



$

691














Gross Vacation Ownership

Contract Receivables (in millions)

2019


$

3,741



$

3,783








2018


$

3,560



$

3,609



$

3,732



$

3,771



$

3,771


2017


$

3,377



$

3,435



$

3,547



$

3,591



$

3,591














Allowance for Loan Loss as a
Percentage of Gross Vacation
Ownership Contract Receivables

2019


19.3

%


19.4

%







2018


19.2

%


19.5

%


19.9

%


19.5

%


19.5

%

2017


18.3

%


18.7

%


19.3

%


19.2

%


19.2

%













Exchange & Rentals (a)












Average Number of Members

(in thousands)

2019


3,875



3,893








2018


3,852



3,844



3,857



3,833



3,847


2017


3,817



3,791



3,792



3,796



3,799














Exchange Revenue Per Member

2019


$

185.40



$

165.00









2018


$

194.70



$

173.05



$

163.84



$

152.51



$

171.04



2017


$

195.84



$

174.12



$

172.43



$

164.45



$

176.74


 

Note:

Full year amounts and null