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La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
RevPAR Increased 1.9 percent; Company Reports Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Market Share Gains

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- La Quinta Holdings Inc. (“La Quinta” or the “Company”) (NYSE:LQ) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Grew system-wide comparable RevPAR 1.9 percent and increased franchise and other fee-based revenue 7.9 percent; Excluding the impact of the owned hotels undergoing significant renovation as part of the repositioning effort, RevPAR grew 3 percent

  • Increased RevPAR Index by 285 bps, the fourth consecutive quarter of accelerating market share growth

  • Opened five franchised hotels, totaling approximately 450 rooms, including downtown locations in Memphis, Tennessee and Baltimore, Maryland

  • Invested over $40 million supporting the Company’s owned hotel repositioning strategy, completing 10 projects, including a multi-million dollar refresh of the flagship Chicago downtown location

  • Increased franchise pipeline to 250 hotels, representing approximately 23,500 additional rooms, and continued to expand the brand’s footprint with 20 new franchise agreements including locations in Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee

  • Continued to generate strong cash flow

  • Reported Net Income of $16.8 million and Adjusted Net Income of $20.4 million; Net Income per Share was $0.14 and Adjusted Earnings per Share was $0.17

Overview                                         

“La Quinta delivered solid performance again this quarter as we grew RevPAR and continued to see significant improvement in our guest satisfaction scores, which led us to our fourth consecutive quarter of market share growth,” said Keith A. Cline, President and Chief Executive Officer of La Quinta. We completed 10 projects in our repositioning program late in the second quarter and we are encouraged by the early positive response from our guests. We also added to a strong pipeline that will allow us to further expand our reach into new markets and take advantage of our unique growth opportunity in the industry.

Mr. Cline continued, “Last month our subsidiary, CorePoint Lodging Inc., filed its Form 10, which is an important step toward separating our real estate business from our franchise and management businesses. We believe this separation will allow us to take advantage of growth opportunities by allowing each entity to operate independently and generate long term value for La Quinta’s shareholders.”

Financial Overview

For the second quarter of 2017, the Company grew system-wide comparable RevPAR 1.9 percent over the same period of 2016, driven by 3.0 percent growth in its franchise locations and 0.6 percent growth in its owned hotels. Excluding the impact of the owned hotels undergoing significant renovation as part of the repositioning effort, system-wide comparable RevPAR increased 3 percent in the second quarter. The Company grew franchise and other fee-based revenue 7.9 percent in the second quarter of 2017 over the prior year period and reported its fourth consecutive quarter of market share growth, as evidenced by a 285 basis point improvement in RevPAR index over the prior year period.

For the second quarter of 2017, the Company reported net income of $16.8 million and adjusted net income of $20.4 million.  Net Income per Share was $0.14 and Adjusted Earnings per Share was $0.17.

Total Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2017 was $100.9 million.  Total Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2017 as compared to the prior year quarter was affected by the sale of owned hotels in 2016 and early 2017.  These hotels contributed revenues of approximately $9.7 million and total Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, which did not recur in 2017.  Total Adjusted EBITDA was also impacted, in large part, by competitive wage pressures and increased labor investments at the Company’s owned hotels, as well as an elevated presence of third-party booking agents in its channel mix as compared to the prior year, and lower insurance expenses at the owned hotels.

The Company’s system-wide portfolio, as of June 30, 2017, is located across 48 states in the U.S., as well as in Canada, Mexico, Honduras and Colombia. The portfolio includes:

    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
    # of hotels     # of rooms     # of hotels     # of rooms  
Owned (1)     318       40,700       335       42,700  
Joint Venture     1       200       1       200  
Franchised(2)     570       46,600       553       45,000  
Totals     889       87,500       889       87,900  


(1)   As of June 30, 2017 and 2016, Owned included three hotels (400 rooms) and 13 hotels (1,500 rooms), respectively, designated as assets held for sale, which are subject to definitive purchase agreements
(2)   As of June 30, 2017 and 2016, Franchised included four hotels (500 rooms) and three hotels (400 rooms), respectively, under temporary franchise agreements related to formerly owned hotels which are in the process of leaving the system

The results of operations for the Company for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 include the following highlights  ($ in thousands, except per share amounts):

  Three Months Ended June 30,  
  2017 (1)     2016 (1)     % Change  
Total Revenue $ 263,437     $ 269,555       -2.3 %
Franchise and Management Segment Adj. EBITDA   31,430       30,900       1.7 %
Owned Hotels Segment Adj. EBITDA   80,939       83,239       -2.8 %
Total Adj. EBITDA   100,905       105,411       -4.3 %
Total Adj. EBITDA margin   38.3 %     39.1 %        
Operating Income   49,778       40,485       23.0 %
Operating Income Margin   18.9 %     15.0 %        
Adj. Operating Income   55,738       55,980       -0.4 %
Adj. Operating Income Margin   21.2 %     20.8 %        


(1)   2016 results include approximately $9.7 million of total revenues and approximately $3.5 million of total Adjusted EBITDA from hotels sold in 2016 and 2017


    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended        
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016     % Change  
    Net
Income
    Basic
and
Diluted
EPS
    Net
Income
    Basic
and
Diluted
EPS
    Net
Income
    Basic
and
Diluted
EPS
 
Net Income Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’
stockholders
  $ 16,786     $ 0.14     $ 14,849     $ 0.13       13.0 %     7.7 %
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’
stockholders
  $ 20,362     $ 0.17     $ 24,146     $ 0.21       -15.7 %     -19.0 %

The results of operations for the Company for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 include the following highlights ($ in thousands, except per share amounts):

  Six Months Ended June 30,    
  2017 (1)     2016 (1)     % Change    
Total Revenue $ 497,709     $ 511,326       -2.7 %  
Franchise and Management Segment Adj. EBITDA   58,144       57,120       1.8 %  
Owned Hotels Segment Adj. EBITDA   139,660       151,492       -7.8 %  
Total Adj. EBITDA   172,855       189,708       -8.9 %  
Total Adj. EBITDA margin   34.7 %     37.1 %          
Operating Income (Loss)   73,750       (5,035 )   NM   (2)  
Operating Income Margin   14.8 %     -1.0 %          
Adj. Operating Income   84,541       93,803       -9.9 %  
Adj. Operating Income Margin   17.0 %     18.3 %          


(1)   2016 results include approximately $19 million of total revenues and approximately $6 million of total Adjusted EBITDA from hotels sold in 2016 and 2017
(2)   Change in terms of percentage is not meaningful 


    Six Months Ended     Six Months Ended          
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016     % Change    
    Net
Income
    Basic
and
Diluted
EPS
    Net
(Loss)
Income
    Basic
and
Diluted
EPS
    Net
(Loss)
Income
    Basic
and
Diluted
EPS
   
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings'
stockholders
  $ 18,375     $ 0.16     $ (23,926 )   $ (0.20 )   NM   (1)   NM   (1)  
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’
stockholders
  $ 24,850     $ 0.21     $ 35,377     $ 0.29       -29.8 %     -27.6 %  


(1)   Change in terms of percentage is not meaningful.


Comparable hotel statistics   Three
Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Variance
Three
Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
vs. 2016
      Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Variance Six
Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
vs. 2016
   
Owned hotels                                    
Occupancy     69.1 %   -66   bps     66.1 %     -44   bps
ADR   $ 86.42       1.6   %   $ 86.30       1.4   %
RevPAR   $ 59.68       0.6   %   $ 57.02       0.8   %
Franchised hotels                                    
Occupancy     72.0 %   98   bps     67.6 %     161   bps
ADR   $ 96.79       1.6   %   $ 93.23       1.3   %
RevPAR   $ 69.68       3.0   %   $ 63.05       3.8   %
System-wide                                    
Occupancy     70.5 %   16   bps     66.8 %     59   bps
ADR   $ 91.72       1.7   %   $ 89.81       1.4   %
RevPAR   $ 64.70       1.9   %   $ 60.04       2.3   %


    Three
Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Variance three
months ended
June 30, 2017
vs. 2016
    Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Variance Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2017
vs. 2016
RevPAR Index(1)     96.7 %   285 bps       95.9 %   241 bps


(1)   Information based on the STR competitive set of hotels existing as of June 30, 2017.

Development

During the second quarter of 2017, the Company opened a total of five franchised hotels (approximately 450 rooms) and terminated five franchised hotels, resulting in a number of franchise hotels at the end of the second quarter consistent with that at the end of the first quarter.  The elevated level of franchise terminations was in keeping with the Company’s overall strategy to drive consistency in its product. As of June 30, 2017 the Company had a pipeline of 250 franchised hotels totaling approximately 23,500 rooms, to be located in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Chile, and El Salvador.

Owned Hotel Portfolio

As of June 30, 2017, the Company had three hotels held for sale. In addition, during the second quarter, construction progressed on the portfolio of approximately 50 owned hotels which the Company believes have the opportunity to be repositioned upward within their markets in order to drive enhanced guest experience and revenue growth. Late in the second quarter, several of these hotels emerged from construction and are currently being reintroduced to their markets as being significantly improved.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of June 30, 2017, the Company had approximately $1.7 billion of outstanding indebtedness with a weighted average interest rate of approximately 4.4%, including the impact of an interest rate swap.  Total cash and cash equivalents was $162.0 million as of June 30, 2017.

Outlook

Based upon management’s current estimates, the Company is reaffirming its guidance for the full year 2017:

    Guidance
RevPAR growth on a system-wide comparable hotel basis   0.0 percent to 2.0 percent
Adjusted EBITDA   $320 million to $340 million

Please see the schedules to this press release for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’ stockholders.  A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the closest GAAP financial measure is not available without unreasonable efforts on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability, complexity and low visibility with respect to impairment charges, gains or losses on sales of assets, and other non-recurring items excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures.  For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could have a potentially unpredictable, and potentially significant, impact on its future GAAP financial results.

Webcast and Conference Call

La Quinta Holdings Inc. will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2017 results on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants may listen to the live webcast by dialing (844) 395-9252, or (478) 219-0505 for international participants, and enter passcode 60140514 or by logging onto the La Quinta Investor Relations website at www.lq.com/investorrelations. Participants are encouraged to dial into the call or link to the webcast at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

The replay of the call will be available from approximately 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 8, 2017 through midnight Eastern Time on August 15, 2017. To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is (855) 859-2056, the international dial-in number is (404) 537-3406, and the passcode is 60140514. The archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for a limited time.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains 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. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the Company’s expectations regarding the performance of its business, its financial results, its liquidity and capital resources, the outcome of the Company’s strategic initiatives and the potential separation of its businesses and other non-historical statements, including the statements in the “Outlook” section of this press release. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seeks,” “projects,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in the Company’s filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company refers to certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margins, Segment Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share. Please see the schedules to this press release for additional information and reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures for historical periods.

About La Quinta Holdings Inc.

La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) is a leading owner, operator and franchisor of select-service hotels primarily serving the upper-midscale and midscale segments. The Company’s owned and franchised portfolio consists of more than 885 properties representing approximately 87,500 rooms located in 48 states in the U.S., and in Canada, Mexico, Honduras and Colombia. These properties operate under the La Quinta Inn & Suites™, La Quinta Inn™ and LQ Hotel™ brands. La Quinta’s team is committed to providing guests with a refreshing and engaging experience. For more information, please visit: www.LQ.com.

From time to time, La Quinta may use its website as a distribution channel of material company information. Financial and other important information regarding the Company is routinely accessible through and posted on its website at www.lq.com/investorrelations. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about La Quinta when you enroll your email address by visiting the Email Notification section at www.lq.com/investorrelations.


 
LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC.
BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
 
 
    June 30, 2017     December 31, 2016  
ASSETS   (unaudited)          
Current Assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 161,962     $ 160,596  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,296 and
$4,022
    44,448       45,337  
Assets held for sale     9,048       29,544  
Other current assets     19,548       9,943  
Total Current Assets     235,006       245,420  
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation     2,501,624       2,456,780  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization     176,492       177,002  
Other non-current assets     15,492       13,321  
Total Non-Current Assets     2,693,608       2,647,103  
Total Assets   $ 2,928,614     $ 2,892,523  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
Current Liabilities:                
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 17,514     $ 17,514  
Accounts payable     43,523       38,130  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities     66,168       64,581  
Accrued payroll and employee benefits     41,426       38,467  
Accrued real estate taxes     17,912       21,400  
Total Current Liabilities     186,543       180,092  
Long-term debt     1,676,421       1,682,436  
Other long-term liabilities     27,847       29,130  
Deferred tax liabilities     352,382       343,028  
Total Liabilities     2,243,193       2,234,686  
Commitments and Contingencies                
Equity:                
Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized and none                
outstanding as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016            
Common Stock, $0.01 par value; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized at                
June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016; 132,476,942 shares issued
and 117,462,590 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2017 and
131,750,715 shares issued and 116,790,470 shares outstanding
as of December 31, 2016
    1,325       1,318  
Additional paid-in-capital     1,173,957       1,165,651  
Accumulated deficit     (277,631 )     (296,006 )
Treasury stock at cost, 15,014,352 shares at June 30, 2017 and 14,960,245                
shares at December 31, 2016     (210,299 )     (209,523 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (4,559 )     (6,372 )
Noncontrolling interests     2,628       2,769  
Total Equity     685,421       657,837  
Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 2,928,614     $ 2,892,523  
                 


LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands)
 
 
    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2017     2016     2017     2016  
    (unaudited)  
REVENUES:                                
Room revenues   $ 221,043     $ 229,868     $ 420,787     $ 439,341  
Franchise and other fee-based revenues     30,175       27,978       54,153       50,170  
Other hotel revenues     4,937       5,018       9,733       9,849  
      256,155       262,864       484,673       499,360  
Brand marketing fund revenues from franchised properties     7,282       6,691       13,036       11,966  
Total Revenues     263,437       269,555       497,709       511,326  
OPERATING EXPENSES:                                
Direct lodging expenses     104,454       103,578       204,788       202,490  
Depreciation and amortization     36,416       36,628       72,456       74,925  
General and administrative expenses     35,498       30,881       70,936       56,879  
Other lodging and operating expenses     7,831       15,294       21,891       30,976  
Marketing, promotional and other                                
advertising expenses     22,178       20,503       40,714       40,287  
Impairment loss           16,217             99,560  
(Gain) loss on sales           (722 )     138       (722 )
      206,377       222,379       410,923       504,395  
Brand marketing fund expenses from franchised properties     7,282       6,691       13,036       11,966  
Total Operating Expenses     213,659       229,070       423,959       516,361  
Operating Income (Loss)     49,778       40,485       73,750       (5,035 )
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):                                
Interest expense, net     (20,253 )     (20,286 )     (40,233 )     (40,592 )
Other (expense) income     (69 )     117       (93 )     1,100  
Total Other Expenses, net     (20,322 )     (20,169 )     (40,326 )     (39,492 )
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes     29,456       20,316       33,424       (44,527 )
Income tax (expense) benefit     (12,633 )     (5,398 )     (14,923 )     20,721  
NET INCOME (LOSS)     16,823       14,918       18,501       (23,806 )
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests     (37 )     (69 )     (126 )     (120 )
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’                                
Stockholders   $ 16,786     $ 14,849     $ 18,375     $ (23,926 )
                                 


RECONCILIATIONS

The tables below provide a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss), a reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income to Operating Income, a reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share to Net (Loss) Income and Earnings Per Share, and a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Adjusted Net Income with respect to the Company’s outlook. The Company believes this financial information provides meaningful supplemental information. The Company further believes the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share provides meaningful information because it excludes the impact of certain special items and/or certain items that are not expected to have an ongoing effect on its operations. This represents how management views the business and reviews its operating performance. It is also used by management when publicly providing the business outlook. 

“EBITDA” and “Adjusted EBITDA.” Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is a commonly used measure in many industries. The Company adjusts EBITDA when evaluating its performance because the Company believes that the adjustment for certain items, such as restructuring and acquisition transaction expenses, impairment charges related to long-lived assets, non-cash equity-based compensation, discontinued operations, and other items not indicative of ongoing operating performance, provides useful supplemental information to management and investors regarding its ongoing operating performance. The Company believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors about it and its financial condition and results of operations for the following reasons: (i) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are among the measures used by the Company’s management team to evaluate its operating performance and make day-to-day operating decisions; and (ii) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, lenders and other interested parties as a common performance measure to compare results or estimate valuations across companies in the Company’s industry.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not recognized terms under GAAP, have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered either in isolation or as a substitute for net (loss) income, cash flow or other methods of analyzing the Company’s results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company’s working capital needs;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the Company’s interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on its indebtedness;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the Company’s tax expense or the cash requirements to pay its taxes;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect historical cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the impact on earnings or changes resulting from matters that the Company considers not to be indicative of its future operations;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • other companies in the Company’s industry may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as discretionary cash available to the Company to reinvest in the growth of its business or as measures of cash that will be available to the Company to meet its obligations.

“Adjusted EBITDA margin” represents the ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total revenues.

“Adjusted operating income (loss)” represents the Company’s reported operating income (loss), adjusted to exclude the impact of items not indicative of ongoing operating performance. Adjusted operating income (loss) is presented to provide additional perspective on underlying trends in the Company’s operating results.

 “Adjusted Net Income” and “Adjusted Earnings Per Share” are not recognized terms under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss), earnings per share, or other measures of financial performance or liquidity derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company’s definitions of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share are included to assist investors in performing meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results and as a means of highlighting the results of the Company’s ongoing operations in a comparable format.


ADJUSTED EBITDA NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
 
    Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2016
    Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2016
 
Operating income (loss)   $ 49,778     $ 40,485     $ 73,750     $ (5,035 )
Interest expense, net     (20,253 )     (20,286 )     (40,233 )     (40,592 )
Other (expense) income     (69 )     117       (93 )     1,100  
Income tax (expense) benefit     (12,633 )     (5,398 )     (14,923 )     20,721  
Income from noncontrolling interest     (37 )     (69 )     (126 )     (120 )
Net Income (Loss) attributable to La Quinta                                
Holdings’ Stockholders     16,786       14,849       18,375       (23,926 )
Interest expense     20,464       20,325       40,572       40,689  
Income tax expense (benefit)     12,633       5,398       14,923       (20,721 )
Depreciation and amortization     36,758       36,871       73,015       75,396  
Noncontrolling interest     37       69       126       120  
EBITDA     86,678       77,512       147,011       71,558  
Impairment loss           16,217             99,560  
(Gain) loss on sales           (722 )     138       (722 )
(Gain) loss related to casualty disasters     (1,053 )     690       (2,981 )     21  
Equity based compensation     4,356       4,620       8,299       7,110  
Amortization of software service agreements     2,288       2,487       4,647       4,634  
Other losses, net     8,636       4,607       15,741       7,547  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 100,905     $ 105,411     $ 172,855     $ 189,708  
                                 



SEGMENT REVENUES AND ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
 
    Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2016
    Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2017
    Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2016
 
Revenues                                
Owned Hotels   $ 226,971     $ 236,364     $ 432,606     $ 451,919  
Franchise and management     31,430       30,900       58,144       57,120  
Segment revenues     258,401       267,264       490,750       509,039  
Other fee-based revenues from franchised properties     7,282       6,691       13,036       11,966  
Corporate and other     32,616       33,008       61,399       62,131  
Intersegment elimination     (34,862 )     (37,408 )     (67,476 )     (71,810 )
Total revenues   $ 263,437     $ 269,555     $ 497,709     $ 511,326  
Adjusted EBITDA                                
Owned Hotels   $ 80,939     $ 83,239     $ 139,660     $ 151,492  
Franchise and management     31,430       30,900       58,144       57,120  
Segment Adjusted EBITDA     112,369       114,139       197,804       208,612  
Corporate and other     (11,464 )     (8,728 )     (24,949 )     (18,904 )
Total Adjusted EBITDA   $ 100,905     $ 105,411     $ 172,855     $ 189,708  
                                 


ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
 
    Three Months
Ended June 30,
2017
    Three Months
Ended June 30,
2016
    Six Months
Ended June 30,
2017
    Six Months
Ended June 30,
2016
 
Operating income (loss)   $ 49,778     $ 40,485     $ 73,750     $ (5,035 )
Impairment loss           16,217             99,560  
Retention plan     3,014             5,564        
Reorganization costs     2,946             5,089        
Loss on sales           (722 )     138       (722 )
Adjusted operating income   $ 55,738     $ 55,980     $ 84,541     $ 93,803  
                                 


ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
    Three Months Ended June 30,
2017
    Three Months Ended June 30,
2016
 
                                 
    Net Income     Basic and
Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share
    Net Income     Basic and
Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share
 
Net Income attributable to La Quinta Holdings’                                
Stockholders   $ 16,786      $ 0.14     $ 14,849     $ 0.13  
Impairment loss                 16,217       0.14  
Retention plan     3,014       0.03              
Reorganization costs     2,946       0.03              
Loss on sales                 (722 )     (0.01 )
Tax impact of adjustments     (2,384 )     (0.03 )     (6,198 )     (0.05 )
Adjusted Net Income attributable to La Quinta                                
Holdings’ Stockholders   $ 20,362      $ 0.17     $ 24,146     $ 0.21  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic             115,985               117,280  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted             116,497               117,360  


    Six Months Ended June 30,
2017
    Six Months Ended June 30,
2016
 
                                 
    Net Income     Basic and
Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share
    Net (Loss)
Income
    Basic and
Diluted
(Loss)
Earnings

Per
Share
 
Net Income (Loss) attributable to La Quinta Holdings’                                
Stockholders   $ 18,375     $ 0.16     $ (23,926 )   $ (0.20 )
Impairment loss                 99,560       0.83  
Retention plan     5,564       0.05              
Reorganization costs     5,089       0.04              
Loss (gain) on sales     138             (722 )     (0.01 )
Tax impact of adjustments     (4,316 )     (0.04 )     (39,535 )     (0.33 )
Adjusted Net Income attributable to La Quinta                                
Holdings’ Stockholders   $ 24,850     $ 0.21     $ 35,377     $ 0.29  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic             115,961               120,448  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted             116,449               120,448  
                                 


ADJUSTED EBITDA NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
OUTLOOK: FORECASTED 2017
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
 
    Year Ending December 31, 2017
    Low Case     High Case
Adjusted Net income attributable to La Quinta Holdings’ Stockholders (1)   $ 41,820     $ 53,820
Interest expense (2)     84,000       84,000
Income tax provision     27,880       35,880
Depreciation and amortization (3)     150,000       150,000
Noncontrolling interest     300       300
EBITDA     304,000       324,000
Share based compensation expense (4)     16,000       16,000
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 320,000     $ 340,000


(1)   This table provides a reconciliation of forward-looking forecasted Adjusted EBITDA to Adjusted Net income attributable to La Quinta Holdings’ stockholders that excludes the impact of certain items that are not expected to have an ongoing effect on the Company’s operations.
(2)   Includes interest expense for $1.7 billion of outstanding indebtedness with a weighted average interest rate of approximately 4.3%, including the impact of an interest rate swap, commitment fees for the undrawn balance of the Company’s revolving credit facility, and amortization of deferred financing costs.
(3)   Includes the amortization of software service agreements.
(4)   Reflects equity based compensation expense.


LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC.
CERTAIN DEFINED TERMS

“ADR” or “average daily rate” means hotel room revenues divided by total number of rooms sold in a given period.

“comparable hotels” means hotels that: were active and operating in the Company’s system for at least one full calendar year as of the end of the applicable period and were active and operating as of January 1st of the previous year; except for (i) hotels that sustained substantial property damage or other business interruption, (ii) owned hotels that become subject to a purchase and sale agreement, or (iii) hotels in which comparable results are otherwise not available. Management uses comparable hotels as the basis upon which to evaluate ADR, occupancy, RevPAR and RevPAR Index on a system-wide basis and for each of the Company’s reportable segments.

“occupancy” means the total number of rooms sold in a given period divided by the total number of rooms available at a hotel or group of hotels.

“RevPAR” or “revenue per available room” means the product of the ADR charged and the average daily occupancy achieved.

“RevPAR Index” measures a hotel’s fair market share of its competitive set’s revenue per available room.

“system-wide” refers collectively to the Company’s owned, franchised and managed hotel portfolios.


Contacts:
Investor Relations
Kristin Hays
214-492-6896            
investor.relations@laquinta.com

Media
Teresa Ferguson
214-492-6937
Teresa.Ferguson@laquinta.com

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