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La Quinta Holdings Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

RevPAR Increased 2.9 percent; Franchise and other Fee-based Revenue Grew 9.4 percent

Company Reports Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Market Share Gains

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- La Quinta Holdings Inc. (“La Quinta” or the “Company”) (NYSE:LQ) today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Highlights

  • Grew system-wide comparable RevPAR 2.9 percent; excluding the impact of the owned hotels undergoing significant renovation as part of the repositioning effort, RevPAR grew 4.0 percent

  • Increased RevPAR Index by 147 bps, the fifth consecutive quarter of market share growth

  • Increased franchise and other fee-based revenue 9.4 percent

  • Opened nine franchised hotels, totaling over 700 rooms, including locations in Brooklyn, New York and Anchorage, Alaska

  • Completed 8 renovations as part of the Company’s owned hotel repositioning effort, including completion of the Company’s downtown San Antonio location

  • Increased franchise pipeline to 252 hotels, representing approximately 23,700 additional rooms, and continued to expand the brand’s footprint with 16 new franchise agreements including locations in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Santa Cruz, California, and the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri

  • Continued to generate strong cash flow

  • Reported Net Income of $12.4 million and Adjusted Net Income of $15.9 million; Net Income per Share was $0.11 and Adjusted Earnings per Share was $0.14

Overview                                         

“La Quinta’s third quarter results demonstrate the momentum we are building in our business, as we execute on our key strategic initiatives to deliver a consistent product, to consistently deliver an outstanding guest experience and to drive engagement with our brand.  We saw impressive gains in RevPAR and guest satisfaction scores this quarter, which resulted in our fifth consecutive quarter of market share gains,” said Keith A. Cline, President and Chief Executive Officer of La Quinta.  “We completed the renovation of eight additional hotels in our repositioning program during the third quarter and continue to be encouraged by the 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, “Like many others in our industry, La Quinta was impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As of today, we still have eight owned and two franchised hotels closed and over 3,000 rooms out of service across Texas, Florida and Georgia.  We anticipate that these closures will have a meaningful impact on our owned hotel business in the fourth quarter.  Our teams are working diligently to get rooms back in service as quickly as possible.  I am so proud of our team members who continue to work tirelessly, despite their own personal situations, to serve our guests, help those in need and support their communities.”

Financial Overview

For the third quarter of 2017, the Company grew system-wide comparable RevPAR 2.9 percent over the same period of 2016, driven by 5.0 percent growth in its franchise locations and 0.4 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 4.0 percent in the third quarter. The Company grew franchise and other fee-based revenue 9.4 percent in the third quarter of 2017 over the prior year period and reported its fifth consecutive quarter of market share growth, as evidenced by a 147 basis point improvement in RevPAR index over the prior year period.

For the third quarter of 2017, the Company reported net income of $12.4 million and adjusted net income of $15.9 million. Net Income per Share was $0.11 and Adjusted Earnings per Share was $0.14.

Total Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2017 was $93.8 million. Total Adjusted EBITDA for the third 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 $6.7 million and total Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2016, which did not recur in 2017. Total Adjusted EBITDA was also impacted by competitive wage pressures as well as an elevated presence of third-party booking agents in the Company’s channel mix as compared to the prior year.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had a meaningful impact on the Company’s business in the third quarter.  Due to the damage caused by the hurricanes, the Company currently has eight owned and two franchised hotels closed and over 3,000 rooms out of service.  The Company is working to reopen the hotels and to restore the out-of-order rooms to service as quickly as possible, but currently estimates that a portion of the rooms and several hotels could be closed for more than 90 days.

The Company expects to generate approximately $5 million less Adjusted EBITDA than it had previously projected in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and is updating its guidance below to reflect these revised expectations.

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

     September 30, 2017     September 30, 2016  
    # of hotels     # of rooms     # of hotels     # of rooms  
Owned (1)     317       40,500       325       41,500  
Joint Venture     1       200       1       200  
Franchised(2)     576       47,100       567       46,300  
Totals     894       87,800       893       88,000  
 
(1)       As of September 30, 2017 and 2016, Owned included three hotels (400 rooms) and nine hotels (1,100 rooms), respectively, designated as assets held for sale, which are subject to definitive purchase agreements
(2)       As of September 30, 2017 and 2016, Franchised included five hotels (600 rooms) and eight hotels (1,100 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 September 30, 2017 and 2016 include the following highlights  ($ in thousands, except per share amounts):

   Three Months Ended September 30,    
  2017 (1)     2016 (1)     % Change    
Total Revenue $ 268,642     $ 272,312       -1.3 %  
Franchise and Management Segment Adj. EBITDA   33,174       32,101       3.3 %  
Owned Hotels Segment Adj. EBITDA   69,295       76,662       -9.6 %  
Total Adj. EBITDA   93,824       100,737       -6.9 %  
Total Adj. EBITDA margin   34.9 %     37.0 %          
Operating Income   42,132       61,285       -31.3 %  
Operating Income Margin   15.7 %     22.5 %          
Adj. Operating Income   47,975       60,295       -20.4 %  
Adj. Operating Income Margin   17.9 %     22.1 %          
 
(1)       2016 results include approximately $6.7 million of total revenues and approximately $1.7 million of total Adjusted EBITDA from hotels sold in 2016 and 2017


    Three Months
Ended
    Three Months
Ended
         
    September 30, 2017     September 30, 2016     % Change    
    Net
Income
    Diluted
EPS
    Net
Income
    Diluted
EPS
    Net
Income
    Diluted
EPS
   
Net Income Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’ stockholders   $ 12,415     $ 0.11     $ 22,666     $ 0.20       -45.2 %     -45.0 %  
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’ stockholders   $ 15,921     $ 0.14     $ 22,072     $ 0.19       -27.9 %     -26.3 %  

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

   Nine Months Ended September 30,    
  2017 (1)     2016 (1)     % Change    
Total Revenue $ 766,351     $ 783,638       -2.2 %  
Franchise and Management Segment Adj. EBITDA   91,318       89,221       2.4 %  
Owned Hotels Segment Adj. EBITDA   208,955       228,154       -8.4 %  
Total Adj. EBITDA   266,679       290,445       -8.2 %  
Total Adj. EBITDA margin   34.8 %     37.1 %          
Operating Income (Loss)   115,882       56,250     NM   (2)
Operating Income Margin   15.1 %     7.2 %          
Adj. Operating Income   132,516       154,098       -14.0 %  
Adj. Operating Income Margin   17.3 %     19.7 %          
 
 (1)       2016 results include approximately $26 million of total revenues and approximately $8 million of total Adjusted EBITDA from hotels sold in 2016 and 2017
 (2)        Change in terms of percentage is not meaningful 


    Nine Months Ended     Nine Months Ended          
    September 30, 2017     September 30, 2016     % Change    
    Net
Income
    Diluted
EPS
    Net
(Loss)
Income
    Diluted
EPS
    Net
(Loss)
Income
    Diluted
EPS
   
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings' stockholders   $ 30,790     $ 0.26     $ (1,260 )   $ (0.01 )   NM    (1) NM    (1)
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’ stockholders   $ 40,770     $ 0.34     $ 57,449     $ 0.49       -29.0 %     -30.6 %  
 
 (1)       Change in terms of percentage is not meaningful.


Comparable hotel statistics   Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Variance
Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2017 vs. 2016
      Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Variance
Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2017 vs. 2016
   
Owned hotels                                    
Occupancy     68.7 %   25   bps     67.0 %     -15   bps
ADR   $ 87.54       0.0   %   $ 86.62       1.0   %
RevPAR   $ 60.16       0.4   %   $ 58.03       0.8   %
Franchised hotels                                    
Occupancy     74.4 %   204   bps     70.0 %     188   bps
ADR   $ 101.17       2.1   %   $ 96.13       1.6   %
RevPAR   $ 75.23       5.0   %   $ 67.33       4.4   %
System-wide                                    
Occupancy     71.6 %   116   bps     68.5 %     87   bps
ADR   $ 94.69       1.3   %   $ 91.52       1.4   %
RevPAR   $ 67.76       2.9   %   $ 62.72       2.7   %


     Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Variance three
months ended
September 30,
2017 vs. 2016
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Variance Nine
Months Ended
September 30,
2017 vs. 2016
RevPAR Index(1)                                  96.8 %       147 bps       96.2 %   217 bps
 
(1)       Information based on the STR competitive set of hotels existing as of September 30, 2017.

Development

During the third quarter of 2017, the Company opened a total of nine franchised hotels (over 700 rooms), excluding one temporary location, and terminated four franchised hotels, resulting in a net increase of six franchised hotels during the third quarter.  The elevated level of franchise terminations was in keeping with the Company’s overall strategy to drive consistency in its product. As of September 30, 2017, the Company had a pipeline of 252 franchised hotels totaling approximately 23,700 rooms, to be located in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Chile, and El Salvador.

Owned Hotel Portfolio

As of September 30, 2017, the Company had three hotels held for sale. During the third quarter of 2017, we closed on the sale of one hotel and entered into an agreement to sell an owned hotel located in Morrisville, North Carolina. In addition, during the third 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 and throughout the third 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 September 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 $180.0 million as of September 30, 2017.

Outlook

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

     Updated Guidance   Prior Guidance
RevPAR growth on a system-wide comparable hotel basis   2.0 percent to 3.0 percent   0.0 percent to 2.0 percent
Adjusted EBITDA     $320 million to $335 million     $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

The Company will host a conference call for investors and other interested parties beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The call may be accessed by dialing (844) 395-9252, or (478) 219-0505 for international participants, and enter passcode 97212983.  Participants may also access the live call via webcast by visiting the Company's 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 8 a.m. Eastern Time on November 2, 2017 through midnight Eastern Time on November 9, 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 97212983. 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 890 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.

Contacts:                                                                                               
Investor Relations Media
Kristin Hays Teresa Ferguson
214-492-6896                                                                                        214-492-6937
investor.relations@laquinta.com                                                          Teresa.Ferguson@laquinta.com


LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC.
BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)

 
   
     September 30, 2017     December 31, 2016  
ASSETS   (unaudited)          
Current Assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 180,037     $ 160,596  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,154 and $4,022     60,649       45,337  
Assets held for sale     8,384       29,544  
Other current assets     14,274       9,943  
Total Current Assets     263,344       245,420  
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation     2,494,402       2,456,780  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization     176,237       177,002  
Other non-current assets     17,825       13,321  
Total Non-Current Assets     2,688,464       2,647,103  
Total Assets   $ 2,951,808     $ 2,892,523  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
Current Liabilities:                
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 17,514     $ 17,514  
Accounts payable     41,825       38,130  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities     60,624       64,581  
Accrued payroll and employee benefits     43,641       38,467  
Accrued real estate taxes     24,797       21,400  
Total Current Liabilities     188,401       180,092  
Long-term debt     1,673,429       1,682,436  
Other long-term liabilities     25,880       29,130  
Deferred tax liabilities     361,118       343,028  
Total Liabilities     2,248,828       2,234,686  
Commitments and Contingencies                
Equity:                
Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized and none
  outstanding as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016
           
Common Stock, $0.01 par value; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized at
  September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016; 132,476,865 shares issued
  and 117,459,877 shares outstanding as of September 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     1,177,841       1,165,651  
Accumulated deficit     (265,216 )     (296,006 )
Treasury stock at cost, 15,016,988 shares at September 30, 2017 and 14,960,245
  shares at December 31, 2016
    (210,340 )     (209,523 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (3,208 )     (6,372 )
Noncontrolling interests     2,578       2,769  
Total Equity     702,980       657,837  
Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 2,951,808     $ 2,892,523  


LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands)
 
             
     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2017     2016     2017     2016  
    (unaudited)  
REVENUES:                                
Room revenues   $ 222,883     $ 230,081     $ 643,670     $ 669,422  
Franchise and other fee-based revenues     32,842       30,026       86,995       80,196  
Other hotel revenues     4,950       4,895       14,683       14,744  
      260,675       265,002       745,348       764,362  
Brand marketing fund revenues from franchised properties     7,967       7,310       21,003       19,276  
Total Revenues     268,642       272,312       766,351       783,638  
OPERATING EXPENSES:                                
Direct lodging expenses     110,387       108,649       315,175       311,139  
Depreciation and amortization     37,934       36,048       110,390       110,973  
General and administrative expenses     34,615       29,572       105,551       86,451  
Other lodging and operating expenses     17,419       14,872       39,310       45,848  
Marketing, promotional and other
  advertising expenses
    18,656       15,566       59,370       55,853  
Impairment loss     989       1,058       989       100,618  
Gain on sales     (1,457 )     (2,048 )     (1,319 )     (2,770 )
      218,543       203,717       629,466       708,112  
Brand marketing fund expenses from franchised properties     7,967       7,310       21,003       19,276  
Total Operating Expenses     226,510       211,027       650,469       727,388  
Operating Income (Loss)     42,132       61,285       115,882       56,250  
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):                                
Interest expense, net     (20,696 )     (20,427 )     (60,929 )     (61,019 )
Other income     834       1,188       741       2,288  
Total Other Expenses, net     (19,862 )     (19,239 )     (60,188 )     (58,731 )
 Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes     22,270       42,046       55,694       (2,481 )
Income tax (expense) benefit     (9,862 )     (19,362 )     (24,785 )     1,359  
NET INCOME (LOSS)     12,408       22,684       30,909       (1,122 )
Less: net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests     7       (18 )     (119 )     (138 )
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to La Quinta Holdings’
  Stockholders
  $ 12,415     $ 22,666     $ 30,790     $ (1,260 )


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
September 30,
2017
    Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2016
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2016
 
Operating income   $ 42,132     $ 61,285     $ 115,882     $ 56,250  
Interest expense, net     (20,696 )     (20,427 )     (60,929 )     (61,019 )
Other income     834       1,188       741       2,288  
Income tax (expense) benefit     (9,862 )     (19,362 )     (24,785 )     1,359  
(Loss) income from noncontrolling interest     7       (18 )     (119 )     (138 )
Net Income (Loss) attributable to La Quinta
  Holdings’ Stockholders
    12,415       22,666       30,790       (1,260 )
Interest expense     21,012       20,501       61,584       61,190  
Income tax expense (benefit)     9,862       19,362       24,785       (1,359 )
Depreciation and amortization     38,216       36,224       111,231       111,620  
Noncontrolling interest     (7 )     18       119       138  
EBITDA     81,498       98,771       228,509       170,329  
Impairment loss     989       1,058       989       100,618  
Gain on sales     (1,457 )     (2,048 )     (1,319 )     (2,770 )
Loss (gain) related to casualty disasters     1,747       (303 )     (1,234 )     (282 )
Equity-based compensation     3,887       3,701       12,186       10,811  
Amortization of software service agreements     2,498       2,272       7,145       6,906  
Other losses (gains), net     4,662       (2,714 )     20,403       4,833  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 93,824     $ 100,737     $ 266,679     $ 290,445  


SEGMENT REVENUES AND ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
   
    Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2016
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2016
 
Revenues                                
Owned Hotels   $ 229,142     $ 236,426     $ 661,748     $ 688,345  
Franchise and management     33,174       32,101       91,318       89,221  
Segment revenues     262,316       268,527       753,066       777,566  
Other fee-based revenues from franchised properties     7,967       7,310       21,003       19,276  
Corporate and other     34,633       33,824       96,032       95,955  
Intersegment elimination     (36,274 )     (37,349 )     (103,750 )     (109,159 )
Total revenues   $ 268,642     $ 272,312     $ 766,351     $ 783,638  
Adjusted EBITDA                                
Owned Hotels   $ 69,295     $ 76,662     $ 208,955     $ 228,154  
Franchise and management     33,174       32,101       91,318       89,221  
Segment Adjusted EBITDA     102,469       108,763       300,273       317,375  
Corporate and other     (8,645 )     (8,026 )     (33,594 )     (26,930 )
Total Adjusted EBITDA   $ 93,824     $ 100,737     $ 266,679     $ 290,445  


ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
   
     Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2016
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2017
    Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2016
 
Operating income   $ 42,132     $ 61,285     $ 115,882     $ 56,250  
Impairment loss     989       1,058       989       100,618  
Retention plan     2,923             8,487        
Reorganization costs     3,388             8,477        
Gain on sales     (1,457 )     (2,048 )     (1,319 )     (2,770 )
Adjusted operating income   $ 47,975     $ 60,295     $ 132,516     $ 154,098  


ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION
(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
 
   
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017
    Three Months Ended
September 30, 2016
 
                                 
    Net Income     Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share
    Net Income     Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share
 
Net Income attributable to La Quinta Holdings’
  Stockholders
  $ 12,415      $ 0.11     $ 22,666     $ 0.20  
Impairment loss     989       0.01       1,058       0.01  
Retention plan     2,923       0.02              
Reorganization costs     3,388       0.03              
Gain on sales     (1,457 )     (0.01 )     (2,048 )     (0.02 )
Tax impact of adjustments     (2,337 )     (0.02 )     396        
Adjusted Net Income attributable to La Quinta
  Holdings’ Stockholders
  $ 15,921      $ 0.14     $ 22,072     $ 0.19  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic             116,090               115,795  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted             116,849               115,955  


    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2017
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2016
 
                                 
    Net Income     Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share
    Net (Loss) Income     Diluted
(Loss)
Earnings

Per
Share
 
Net Income (Loss) attributable to La Quinta Holdings’
  Stockholders
  $ 30,790     $ 0.26     $ (1,260 )   $ (0.01 )
Impairment loss     989       0.01       100,618       0.85  
Retention plan     8,487       0.07              
Reorganization costs     8,477       0.07              
Gain on sales     (1,319 )     (0.01 )     (2,770 )     (0.02 )
Tax impact of adjustments     (6,654 )     (0.06 )     (39,139 )     (0.33 )
Adjusted Net Income attributable to La Quinta
  Holdings’ Stockholders
  $ 40,770     $ 0.34     $ 57,449     $ 0.49  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic             116,004               118,886  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted             116,560               118,956  


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     $ 50,820  
Interest expense (2)     84,000       84,000  
Income tax provision     27,880       33,880  
Depreciation and amortization (3)     150,000       150,000  
Noncontrolling interest     300       300  
Share based compensation expense (4)     16,000       16,000  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 320,000     $ 335,000  
   
(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 4.4%, 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. 

 

La Quinta Holdings Inc.