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FelCor Reports Fourth Quarter Results

2013-02-19 07:45 ET - News Release

• FFO and EBITDA exceed guidance

• Continues to execute its value creation strategy


Company Website: http://www.felcor.com
IRVING, Texas -- (Business Wire)

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH), today reported operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

Summary:

  • Revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) for 65 same-store hotels (45 core and 20 non-strategic) increased 4.8% for the quarter.
  • Hotel EBITDA increased 10% and Hotel EBITDA margins increased 87 basis points for the quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $42.0 million and adjusted funds from operations (“FFO”) per share was a loss of $0.01 for the quarter, both of which exceeded guidance.
  • Sold 10 hotels during 2012 for gross proceeds of $207.2 million and, as of January, launched the marketing process for all remaining non-strategic hotels for sale (excluding nine joint venture hotels).
  • Sold, in December, $525 million of 5.625% senior notes due in March 2023 and used the proceeds to repay high-cost, short-term debt.
  • Converting and repositioning eight core Holiday Inns to Wyndham-branded and managed hotels effective March 1, 2013.
  • Net loss was $93.0 million for the quarter.

Fourth Quarter Operating Results:

RevPAR for 65 same-store hotels was $95.57, a 4.8% increase compared to the same period in 2011. The increase reflects a 5.2% increase in average daily rate (“ADR”) to $142.76 and a 30 basis point decrease in occupancy to 66.9%. RevPAR for 45 core hotels increased 5.2%, while RevPAR at 20 non-strategic hotels increased 3.7%. RevPAR at the six newly-acquired and redeveloped hotels increased 8.6% during the quarter and 11.3% during December.

Commenting on operating results, Richard A. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of FelCor, said, “I am very pleased with our performance, as revenue, margins, FFO and EBITDA exceeded our expectations. Lodging fundamentals remain favorable, despite slow economic growth. The favorable imbalance between demand and supply growth provides us the ability to increase average rates, creating strong EBITDA growth. With supply growth lower in our markets than the US on average, our portfolio is well-positioned to continue outperforming our peers. RevPAR growth at the newly-acquired, redeveloped and renovated hotels continues to significantly exceed the industry average, and we expect that to continue throughout 2013.”

Added Mr. Smith, “Over the past year, we have delivered on our strategic commitments to drive operational improvement, sell non-strategic assets and strengthen our balance sheet. Our asset sale program is progressing as expected, and in 2013 we expect to sell a majority of the hotels currently marketed for sale. As we sell hotels and repay debt, we will further improve our earnings and stockholder value.”

Hotel EBITDA was $50.5 million, 9.5% higher than the $46.1 million in 2011. Hotel EBITDA and other same-store metrics reflect 65 same-store hotels.

Same-store Adjusted EBITDA was $41.2 million, 10.5% higher than the $37.2 million for the same period in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA (which includes Adjusted EBITDA for sold hotels prior to sale) was $42.0 million, relatively even with the same period in 2011.

Adjusted FFO was a loss of $1.5 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to a loss of $0.03 per share for the same period in 2011. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $102.1 million (including $62.5 million of debt extinguishment charges and $31.2 million in conversion expenses, partially offset by $27.8 million in net gains from asset sales), or $0.83 per share for the quarter, compared to a net loss of $42.8 million, or $0.35 per share, for the same period in 2011.

Full Year Operating Results:

RevPAR for 65 same-store hotels was $102.80, 5.1% higher than for 2011, driven by a 5.7% increase in ADR to $142.46. RevPAR for our 45 core hotels increased 5.6%, while RevPAR for our 20 non-strategic hotels increased 3.4%.

Hotel EBITDA was $225.5 million, 6.9% higher than the $211.0 million for the same period in 2011.

Same-store Adjusted EBITDA was $188.3 million, 8.7% higher than the $173.3 million for the same period in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA (which includes Adjusted EBITDA for sold hotels prior to sale) was $202.8 million, relatively even with the same period in 2011.

Adjusted FFO was $28.8 million, or $0.23 per share, which is $0.09 per share, or 64%, higher than 2011. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $166.7 million (including $75.1 million of net debt extinguishment charges and $31.2 million in conversion expenses, partially offset by $54.5 million in net gains from asset sales), or $1.35 per share for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to a net loss of $168.6 million (including $24.4 million of net debt extinguishment charges), or $1.44 per share, for 2011.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, same-store Adjusted EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA margin, FFO, Adjusted FFO and Adjusted FFO per share are all non-GAAP financial measures. See our discussion of “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on page 19 for a reconciliation of each of these measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure and for information regarding the use, limitations and importance of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Portfolio Repositioning:

During the quarter, we sold the Embassy Suites in Nashville (296 rooms) and Embassy Suites in New Orleans (370 rooms) for aggregate gross proceeds of $70.0 million and the Sheraton Crescent in Phoenix (342 rooms) for gross proceeds of $8.7 million.

During 2012, we sold 10 hotels for aggregate gross proceeds of $207.2 million. We have sold 19 of 39 non-strategic hotels to date as part of our portfolio repositioning plan, with 20 non-strategic hotels remaining to be sold. As of January 2013, we are marketing 11 of the remaining 20 hotels. The other nine non-strategic hotels are held in joint ventures, and we are working with our partners to determine when to begin marketing those properties. We will use the proceeds from dispositions to repay our remaining higher-cost debt and reduce leverage.

In January 2013, we agreed to re-brand, renovate and reposition eight core Holiday Inn hotels located in strategic markets from Holiday Inn to Wyndham hotels. Effective March 1, 2013, our Holiday Inn hotels in Boston, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Santa Monica will be rebranded as Wyndham Hotels & Resorts properties, and The Mills House in Charleston will become a Wyndham Grand hotel. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is providing a $100 million guaranty over the initial 10-year term of the agreement, with an annual guaranty of up to $21.5 million, that ensures a minimum annual NOI for the eight hotels. In addition, the management fee structure is more consistent with prevailing industry practices, and we expect to save approximately $50 million in management fees over the initial term. The guaranty protects approximately 20% of our core hotel-level EBITDA from future lodging cycle fluctuations, in addition to ensuring a return on investment that is superior to the hotels’ historical performance.

Capital Expenditures:

Including our pro rata share of joint ventures, capital expenditures at our operating hotels were $21.9 million during the three months ended December 31, 2012 and $122.9 million (including approximately $39.9 million for redevelopment projects) during the year ended December 31, 2012.

During 2012, we completed renovations at seven hotels and started renovations (which will be completed in 2013) at four additional hotels. We also completed redevelopment work at two hotels (the Fairmont Copley Plaza and the Embassy Suites-Myrtle Beach-Oceanfront Resort) and started redevelopment at Morgans.

During 2013, we anticipate spending approximately $65 million on improvements and renovations, concentrated mostly at seven hotels, as part of our 20-year capital plan. In addition, in connection with converting eight hotels to Wyndham (four of which will be renovated and repositioned during 2013) and completing redevelopment projects, we will spend approximately $40 million. Please see page 12 of this release for more detail on renovations.

Through December 31, 2012, we have spent $27 million on the redevelopment of the 4+ star Knickerbocker Hotel, located in midtown Manhattan. The project remains on budget and is scheduled to open in early 2014.

Balance Sheet:

At December 31, 2012, we had $1.6 billion of consolidated debt, bearing a weighted-average interest rate of 6.4% (approximately 120 basis points below last year). Our debt has a weighted average maturity of eight years, and none of our debt matures before June 2014. We had $123.7 million of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at December 31, 2012.

In December, we amended and restated our $225 million secured line of credit facility. Pricing and other terms of the amended facility were improved significantly relative to the existing facility. The facility now matures in June 2017, assuming exercise of a one-year extension that is subject to certain conditions. Borrowings under the facility bear interest at LIBOR (no floor) plus 3.375%. The facility is secured by mortgages on eight hotels and related security interests and allows for partial release and substitution of properties, subject to certain conditions.

In December, we sold $525 million aggregate principal amount of our 5.625% senior secured notes due 2023. We used the proceeds to redeem $258 million in aggregate face amount of our 10% senior secured notes due 2014 and repay a $187 million 8.1% mortgage loan otherwise due in 2015. The remaining proceeds were used to repay a portion of the balance on our outstanding line of credit and to pay prepayment costs and other expenses.

In November, we obtained an $85 million construction loan secured by the Knickerbocker Hotel. The construction loan will mature in 2017, assuming exercise of a one-year extension option. The remaining redevelopment costs are expected to be funded with five-year financing that is currently being raised through the EB-5 visa program.

Andrew J. Welch, FelCor’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, “We have taken prudent steps to create a strong and flexible balance sheet with historically low and mostly fixed cost of debt. By selling hotels and taking advantage of favorable capital markets, we repaid higher-cost debt, extended our average debt maturity to eight years, lowered our average cost of borrowing by 120 basis points and increased FFO per share. We will continue to strengthen our balance sheet and further reduce our cost of borrowing as we use proceeds from asset sales to repay higher-cost debt.”

Outlook:

Our 2013 outlook reflects continued strength in lodging fundamentals, including continued demand growth and historically low supply growth in our markets. During 2013, our portfolio will experience disruption from renovations and redevelopment at 12 hotels and from transitioning the eight hotels to Wyndham. We expect that this will adversely impact 2013 RevPAR by roughly 1.5%, but will be more than recaptured in 2014. Therefore, we expect our RevPAR to grow 5-6% in 2013, primarily from ADR growth, with stronger flow-through to same-store Adjusted EBITDA compared to 2012.

Our outlook also reflects selling 11 hotels during 2013. The low-end of our outlook assumes all sales occur in April, and the high-end of our outlook assumes all the sales occur at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

During 2013, we anticipate:

  • Same-store RevPAR to increase between 5-6%;
  • Adjusted EBITDA to be between $186 million and $205 million;
  • Adjusted FFO per share to be between $0.31 and $0.43;
  • Net loss attributable to FelCor to be between $70 million and $63 million; and
  • Interest expense, including pro rata share of joint ventures, to be between $102 million and $106 million.

The following table reconciles our 2012 Same-store Adjusted EBITDA to our 2013 Adjusted EBITDA and Same-store EBITDA outlook (in millions):

 

    Low     Mid     High
2012 Same-store Adjusted EBITDA (65 hotels)

$

188.3

$

188.3

$

188.3

2013 Growth   15.2     17.7     20.2  
2013 Adjusted EBITDA Outlook (65 hotels)$203.5$206.0$208.5
 
EBITDA lost from Asset Sales (11 hotels)(a)   (17.5 )   (10.5 )   (3.5 )
2013 Adjusted EBITDA Outlook (54 hotels)$186.0$195.5$205.0
Discontinued Operations(b)   (8.5 )   (15.5 )   (22.5 )
Same-store Adjusted EBITDA (54 hotels)$177.5   $180.0   $182.5  
(a)   EBITDA of 11 hotels assumed to be sold during 2013 that would have been recognized from the dates of sale through December 31, 2013.
(b) EBITDA of 11 hotels assumed to be sold during 2013 that is forecasted to be generated from January 1, 2013 through the dates of sale.
 

About FelCor:

FelCor, a real estate investment trust, owns a diversified portfolio of primarily upper-upscale, full-service hotels that are located in major and resort markets. FelCor partners with leading hotel companies to operate its 66 hotels, which are flagged under globally recognized names such as Fairmont®, Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites®, Renaissance®, Marriott®, Sheraton®, Westin® and Holiday Inn®, and premier independent hotels in New York. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.felcor.com.

We invite you to listen to our fourth quarter earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time). The conference call will be webcast simultaneously on FelCor’s website at www.felcor.com. Interested investors and other parties who wish to access the call can go to FelCor’s website and click on the conference call microphone icon on either the “Investor Relations” or “News Releases” page. The conference call replay also will be archived on the Company’s website.

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “continue” and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts of future results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Numerous risks and uncertainties, and the occurrence of future events, may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. Current economic circumstances or an economic slowdown and the impact on the lodging industry, operating risks associated with the hotel business, relationships with our property managers, risks associated with our level of indebtedness and our ability to meet debt covenants in our debt agreements, our ability to complete acquisitions, dispositions and debt refinancing, the availability of capital, the impact on the travel industry from security precautions, our ability to continue to qualify as a Real Estate Investment Trust for federal income tax purposes and numerous other factors may affect future results, performance and achievements. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe our current expectations to be based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that actual results will not differ materially. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

The following information is presented in order to help our investors understand FelCor’s financial position as of and for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
    Page
Consolidated Statements of Operations(a) 8
Consolidated Balance Sheets(a) 9
Consolidated Debt Summary 10
Schedule of Encumbered Hotels 11
Capital Expenditures 12
Hotels Under Renovation or Redevelopment During 2013 12
Supplemental Financial Data 13
Discontinued Operations 14
Hotel Portfolio Composition 15
Detailed Operating Statistics by Brand 16
Comparable Hotels Operating Statistics for Our Top Markets 17
Historical Operating Statistics 18
Non-GAAP Financial Measures 19
(a)   Our consolidated statements of operations and balance sheets have been prepared without audit. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP have been omitted. The consolidated statements of operations and balance sheets should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,December 31,
  2012         2011     2012         2011  
Revenues:
Hotel operating revenue:
Room $ 168,020 $ 160,245 $ 707,908 $ 662,557
Food and beverage 41,908 38,033 148,736 139,151
Other operating departments 11,733 12,131 49,696 50,494
Other revenue   513     319     3,185     2,949  
Total revenues   222,174     210,728     909,525     855,151  
Expenses:
Hotel departmental expenses:
Room 47,379 45,023 190,293 178,963
Food and beverage 32,511 30,496 119,560 110,923
Other operating departments 5,517 5,839 22,434 23,325
Other property-related costs 61,407 59,751 246,518 235,643
Management and franchise fees 9,773 9,485 41,815 39,359
Taxes, insurance and lease expense 22,816 21,250 94,294 84,954
Corporate expenses 6,054 6,375 26,128 29,080
Depreciation and amortization 31,944 29,983 123,879 118,232
Impairment loss 4,315
Conversion expenses 31,197 31,197
Other expenses   929     562     4,855     4,017  
Total operating expenses   249,527     208,764     900,973     828,811  
Operating income (loss) (27,353 ) 1,964 8,552 26,340
Interest expense, net (31,799 ) (32,251 ) (125,346 ) (130,423 )
Debt extinguishment (62,519 ) (64 ) (74,327 ) (27,663 )
Gain on involuntary conversion, net               292  
Loss before equity in income (loss) from unconsolidated entities (121,671 ) (30,351 ) (191,121 ) (131,454 )
Equity in income (loss) from unconsolidated entities   105     (765 )   2,779     (2,068 )
Loss from continuing operations (121,566 ) (31,116 ) (188,342 ) (133,522 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   28,540     (2,280 )   58,928     2,627  
Net loss (93,026 ) (33,396 ) (129,414 ) (130,895 )
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 125 83 565 352
Net loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP   513     220     842     689  
Net loss attributable to FelCor (92,388 ) (33,093 ) (128,007 ) (129,854 )
Preferred dividends   (9,679 )   (9,679 )   (38,713 )   (38,713 )
Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders $ (102,067 ) $ (42,772 ) $ (166,720 ) $ (168,567 )
Basic and diluted per common share data:
Loss from continuing operations $ (1.06 ) $ (0.33 ) $ (1.82 ) $ (1.46 )
Net loss $ (0.83 ) $ (0.35 ) $ (1.35 ) $ (1.44 )
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   123,635     123,906     123,634     117,068  
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

 
    December 31,     December 31,
  2012     2011  
Assets
Investment in hotels, net of accumulated depreciation of $929,298 and $987,895 at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively $ 1,794,564 $ 1,953,795
Hotel development 146,079 120,163
Investment in unconsolidated entities 55,082 70,002
Cash and cash equivalents 45,745 93,758
Restricted cash 77,927 84,240
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $469 and $333 at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively 25,383 27,135
Deferred expenses, net of accumulated amortization of $13,820 and $13,119 at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively 34,262 29,772
Other assets   23,391     24,363  
Total assets $ 2,202,433   $ 2,403,228  
Liabilities and Equity
Debt, net of discount of $10,318 and $32,069 at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively $ 1,630,525 $ 1,596,466
Distributions payable 8,545 76,293
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   138,442     140,548  
Total liabilities   1,777,512     1,813,307  
Commitments and contingencies
Redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP, 621 and 636 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively   2,902     3,026  
Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 20,000 shares authorized:
Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, 12,880 shares, liquidation value of $322,011, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and 2011 309,362 309,362
Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 68 shares, liquidation value of $169,950, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and 2011 169,412 169,412
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; 124,117 and 124,281 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively 1,241 1,243
Additional paid-in capital 2,353,581 2,353,251
Accumulated other comprehensive income 26,039 25,738
Accumulated deficit   (2,464,968 )   (2,297,468 )
Total FelCor stockholders’ equity 394,667 561,538
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships   27,352     25,357  
Total equity   422,019     586,895  
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,202,433   $ 2,403,228  
 
 
Consolidated Debt Summary

(dollars in thousands)

 

Encumbered
Hotels

 

Interest
Rate (%)

 

Maturity Date

  December 31,
2012
  December 31,
2011
Line of credit 8   L + 3.375 June 2016(a) $ 56,000 $
Hotel mortgage debt
Mortgage debt(b) 5 6.66 June - August 2014 65,431 67,375
Mortgage debt 1 5.81 July 2016 10,405 10,876
Mortgage debt(b) 4 4.95 October 2022 128,066
Mortgage debt 1 4.94 October 2022 32,176
Senior notes
Senior secured notes(c) 11 10.00 October 2014 223,586 459,931
Senior secured notes 6 6.75 June 2019 525,000 525,000
Senior secured notes 10 5.625 March 2023 525,000
Other(d) L + 1.25 May 2016 64,861
Retired debt       533,284
Total 46   $ 1,630,525 $ 1,596,466

(a)

 

Our $225 million line of credit can be extended for one year (to 2017), subject to satisfying certain conditions.

(b)

This debt is comprised of separate non-cross-collateralized loans each secured by a mortgage of a different hotel.

(c)

We originally issued $636 million (face amount) of these notes. After redemptions in 2011 and 2012, $234 million (face amount) of these notes were outstanding at December 31, 2012.

(d)

This loan is related to our Knickerbocker redevelopment project and is fully secured by restricted cash and a mortgage. Because we were able to assume an existing loan when we purchased this hotel, we were not required to pay any local mortgage recording tax. This loan can be extended for one year subject to satisfying certain conditions.

 
 
Schedule of Encumbered Hotels

(dollars in millions)

 
Consolidated   December 31, 2012  
DebtBalanceEncumbered Hotels
Line of credit   $ 56   Charlotte SouthPark - DT, Dana Point - DTGS, Houston Medical Center - HI, Mandalay Beach - ES, Miami International Airport - ES, Philadelphia Independence Mall - HI, Pittsburgh University Center - HI and Santa Monica at the Pier - HI
CMBS debt(a) $ 65 Atlanta Airport - ES, Austin - DTGS, BWI Airport - ES, Orlando Airport - HI and Phoenix Biltmore - ES
CMBS debt $ 10 Indianapolis North - ES
CMBS debt(a) $ 128 Birmingham - ES, Ft. Lauderdale - ES, Minneapolis Airport - ES and Napa Valley - ES
CMBS debt $ 32 Deerfield Beach - ES
Senior secured notes (10.00%) $ 224

Atlanta Airport - SH, Boston Beacon Hill - HI, Myrtle Beach Resort - ES, Nashville Opryland - Airport - HI, New Orleans French Quarter - HI, Orlando Walt Disney World® - DTGS, San Diego on the Bay - HI, San Francisco Waterfront - ES, San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf - HI, San Francisco Union Square - MAR and Toronto Airport - HI

Senior secured notes (6.75%) $ 525

Boston Copley - FMT, Indian Wells Esmeralda Resort & Spa - REN, Los Angeles International Airport - ES, New York - Morgans, New York - Royalton and St. Petersburg Vinoy Resort & Golf Club REN

Senior secured notes (5.625%) $ 525 Atlanta Buckhead - ES, Baton Rouge - ES, Boston Marlboro - ES, Burlington - SH, Dallas Love Field - ES, Milpitas - ES, Myrtle Beach Resort - HIL, Orlando South - ES, Philadelphia Society Hill - SH, and SF South San Francisco - ES

(a)

 

This debt is comprised of separate non cross-collateralized loans each secured by a mortgage of a different hotel.

 
 
Capital Expenditures

(in thousands)

 
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,December 31,
  2012         2011     2012         2011  
Improvements and additions to majority-owned hotels $ 21,490 $ 31,572 $ 121,475 $ 89,042
Partners’ pro rata share of additions to consolidated joint venture hotels (104 ) (156 ) (923 ) (883 )
Pro rata share of additions to unconsolidated hotels   500     801     2,304     3,051  
Total additions to hotels(a) $ 21,886   $ 32,217   $ 122,856   $ 91,210  
(a)   Includes capitalized interest, property taxes, property insurance, ground leases and certain employee costs.
 
 

Hotels Under Renovation or Redevelopment During 2013

 

Renovations

   

Primary Areas

   

Start Date

   

End Date

Myrtle Beach Resort-HIL guestrooms Oct-2012 Mar-2013
Napa Valley-ES(a) public areas Nov-2012 Mar-2013
Mandalay Beach-ES(b) public areas, meeting rooms, F&B Jan-2013 May-2013
San Francisco Waterfront-ES public areas Feb-2013 May-2013
Santa Monica Beach - at the Pier-HI(c) guestrooms, corridors, public areas

May-2013

Aug-2013

Ft. Lauderdale-ES public areas Aug-2013 Oct-2013
Orlando - Walt Disney World Resort-DT(d) guestrooms, corridors May-2013 Nov-2013
LAX South - ES(e) public areas, corridors Sep-2013 Dec-2013
Houston Medical Center-HI(c) guestrooms, corridors, public areas Jul-2013 Dec-2013
Philadelphia - Historic District-HI(c) guestrooms, corridors, public areas Aug-2013 Jan-2014
Charleston Mills House-HI(c) guestrooms, corridors, public areas Aug-2013 Jan-2014

Redevelopments

New York-Morgans guestroom additions, public areas, fitness area, re-concept F&B Feb-2012 Mar-2013
(a)   Guestroom renovations were completed in April 2012.
(b) Guestroom renovations were completed in May 2012.
(c) Effective March 1, 2013, this hotel will be operated by Wyndham Hotel Group under the Wyndham or Wyndham Grand brand.
(d) Public area renovations were completed in June 2012.
(e) Guest room renovations were completed in February 2013.
 
 
Supplemental Financial Data

(in thousands, except per share information)

 
    December 31,     December 31,
Total Enterprise Value   2012     2011  
Common shares outstanding 124,117 124,281
Units outstanding   621     636  
Combined shares and units outstanding 124,738 124,917
Common stock price $ 4.67   $ 3.05  
Market capitalization $ 582,526 $ 380,997
Series A preferred stock(a) 309,362 309,362
Series C preferred stock(a) 169,412 169,412
Consolidated debt(b) 1,630,525 1,596,466
Noncontrolling interests of consolidated debt (2,810 ) (2,894 )
Pro rata share of unconsolidated debt 74,198 75,178
Hotel development (146,079 ) (120,163 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(b)   (123,672 )   (177,998 )
Total enterprise value (TEV) $ 2,493,462   $ 2,230,360  
(a)   Book value based on issue price.
(b)

Restricted cash includes $64.9 million of cash fully securing $64.9 million of debt that was assumed when we purchased the Knickerbocker.

 
 

Discontinued Operations
(in thousands)

Discontinued operations include the results of operations for ten hotels sold in 2012 and eight hotels sold in 2011. Condensed financial information for the hotels included in discontinued operations is as follows:

    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,December 31,
  2012         2011     2012         2011  
Operating revenue $ 3,096 $ 25,156 $ 60,238 $ 132,988
Operating expenses (a)   (2,328 )   (24,041 )   (52,942 )   (133,051 )
Operating income (loss) 768 1,115 7,296 (63 )
Interest expense, net (46 ) (747 ) (2,037 ) (5,294 )
Debt extinguishment (790 ) 3,282
Loss on involuntary conversion, net (12 )
Gain (loss) on sale, net   27,818     (2,648 )   54,459     4,714  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations 28,540 (2,280 ) 58,928 2,627
Depreciation and amortization 63 3,850 5,607 20,660
Interest expense 46 750 2,037 5,301
Noncontrolling interest in other partnerships               13  
EBITDA from discontinued operations 28,649 2,320 66,572 28,601
Impairment loss 1,335 8,935
Hurricane loss 22 250
Debt extinguishment 790 (3,282 )
Loss on involuntary conversion, net 12
Loss (gain) on sale, net   (27,818 )   2,648     (54,459 )   (4,714 )
Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations $ 853   $ 4,968   $ 14,488   $ 29,552  
(a)   Includes impairment charges of $1.3 million and $8.9 million for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
 
 

Hotel Portfolio Composition

The following table illustrates the distribution of same-store hotels.

BrandHotels   Rooms  

2012 Hotel Operating
Revenue
(in thousands)

 

2012 Hotel
EBITDA
(in thousands)(a)

Embassy Suites Hotels 20   5,433   $ 256,200 $ 78,389
Holiday Inn 10 3,494 160,866 42,178
Renaissance and Marriott 3 1,321 111,976 17,912
Doubletree and Hilton 5 1,206 56,071 16,706
Sheraton and Westin 4 1,604 68,369 14,540
Fairmont 1 383 41,255 4,286
Morgans and Royalton 2   282     32,129   3,458
Core hotels4513,723726,866177,469
Non-strategic hotels 20   5,099     179,474   48,044
Same-store hotels65   18,822   $906,340$225,513
 
Market
San Francisco area 4 1,637 $ 99,659 $ 21,036
Los Angeles area 3 677 33,287 13,760
South Florida 3 923 47,298 13,257
Boston 3 916 68,121 12,126
New York area 4 817 57,052 9,733
Myrtle Beach 2 640 36,973 9,429
Atlanta 3 952 35,410 9,230
Philadelphia 2 728 36,122 8,882
Tampa 1 361 45,152 7,957
San Diego 1 600 26,445 6,688
Other markets 19   5,472     241,347   65,371
Core hotels4513,723726,866177,469
Non-strategic hotels 20   5,099     179,474   48,044
Same-store hotels65   18,822   $906,340$225,513
 
Location
Urban 17 5,305 $ 316,354 $ 74,446
Resort 10 2,928 183,807 41,475
Airport 9 2,957 126,906 33,742
Suburban 9   2,533     99,799   27,806
Core hotels4513,723726,866177,469
Non-strategic hotels 20   5,099     179,474   48,044
Same-store hotels65   18,822   $906,340$225,513
(a)   Hotel EBITDA is more fully described on page 26.
 
 

The following tables set forth occupancy, ADR and RevPAR for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the percentage changes therein for the periods presented, for our same-store Consolidated Hotels included in continuing operations.

 

Detailed Operating Statistics by Brand

 
    Occupancy (%)
Three Months Ended         Year Ended    
December 31,December 31,
2012     2011%Variance2012     2011%Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 69.3 70.0 (0.9 ) 74.6 75.7 (1.5 )
Holiday Inn 69.4 70.1 (1.0 ) 75.2 74.7 0.7
Renaissance and Marriott 63.8 63.6 0.3 69.0 67.3 2.5
Doubletree and Hilton 55.1 59.0 (6.6 ) 67.7 67.9 (0.3 )
Sheraton and Westin 61.0 59.5 2.5 64.6 65.7 (1.7 )
Fairmont 68.1 60.5 12.6 63.5 70.2 (9.6 )
Morgans and Royalton 85.1 87.1 (2.3 ) 83.7 86.4 (3.1 )
Core hotels (45)66.867.2(0.6)72.372.8(0.7)
Non-strategic hotels (20) 67.3 67.2 0.2 71.7 71.7
Same-store hotels (65)66.967.2(0.4)72.272.5(0.5)
 
ADR ($)
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
20122011%Variance20122011%Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 142.05 136.53 4.0 144.62 137.78 5.0
Holiday Inn 140.11 130.99 7.0 142.58 129.91 9.7
Renaissance and Marriott 188.45 175.94 7.1 192.43 177.04 8.7
Doubletree and Hilton 133.89 120.42 11.2 137.97 130.20 6.0
Sheraton and Westin 112.43 111.41 0.9 112.31 111.81 0.5
Fairmont 283.77 262.93 7.9 282.00 248.97 13.3
Morgans and Royalton 361.66 346.36 4.4 308.14 293.10 5.1
Core hotels (45)152.54144.195.8151.79142.636.4
Non-strategic hotels (20) 116.10 112.18 3.5 117.19 113.36 3.4
Same-store hotels (65)142.76135.655.2142.46134.795.7
 
RevPAR ($)
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
20122011%Variance20122011%Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 98.51 95.52 3.1 107.88 104.32 3.4
Holiday Inn 97.23 91.82 5.9 107.20 97.00 10.5
Renaissance and Marriott 120.23 111.90 7.4 132.76 119.12 11.4
Doubletree and Hilton 73.76 71.02 3.9 93.40 88.42 5.6
Sheraton and Westin 68.54 66.29 3.4 72.56 73.47 (1.2 )
Fairmont 193.12 158.98 21.5 179.11 174.85 2.4
Morgans and Royalton 307.83 301.85 2.0 257.83 253.15 1.9
Core hotels (45)101.9296.915.2109.76103.905.6
Non-strategic hotels (20) 78.13 75.35 3.7 84.08 81.31 3.4
Same-store hotels (65)95.5791.154.8102.8097.785.1
 
 

Comparable Hotels Operating Statistics for Our Top Markets

 
    Occupancy (%)
Three Months Ended         Year Ended    
December 31,December 31,
2012     2011%Variance2012     2011%Variance
San Francisco area 75.2 76.8 (2.0 ) 80.5 79.9 0.7
Los Angeles area 59.5 68.2 (12.6 ) 75.6 77.3 (2.2 )
South Florida 74.1 74.4 (0.4 ) 77.4 78.0 (0.8 )
Boston 69.4 70.9 (2.1 ) 70.2 77.1 (9.0 )
New York area 81.9 80.7 1.5 78.1 79.3 (1.6 )
Myrtle Beach 39.5 44.7 (11.7 ) 59.7 59.7 (0.1 )
Atlanta 70.0 63.1 11.0 73.8 73.3 0.7
Philadelphia 61.0 61.6 (1.0 ) 65.2 69.4 (6.0 )
Tampa 75.1 73.6 2.0 81.0 78.4 3.4
San Diego 69.0 72.9 (5.4 ) 79.6 78.5 1.4
Other markets 63.7 63.3 0.7 68.9 68.6 0.5
Core hotels (45)66.867.2(0.6)72.372.8(0.7)
Non-strategic hotels (20) 67.3 67.2 0.2 71.7 71.7
Same-store hotels (65)     66.9     67.2     (0.4)     72.2     72.5     (0.5)
 
ADR ($)
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
20122011%Variance20122011%Variance
San Francisco area 181.08 164.26 10.2 174.13 152.75 14.0
Los Angeles area 154.80 141.31 9.5 156.04 149.47 4.4
South Florida 139.84 137.20 1.9 145.67 141.29 3.1
Boston 210.73 192.84 9.3 207.71 187.14 11.0
New York area 230.92 222.03 4.0 209.80 200.66 4.6
Myrtle Beach 102.31 103.53 (1.2 ) 145.27 140.62 3.3
Atlanta 108.49 104.68 3.6 108.53 104.83 3.5
Philadelphia 147.71 145.45 1.6 147.79 135.80 8.8
Tampa 165.07 158.17 4.4 174.57 164.50 6.1
San Diego 121.57 115.01 5.7 128.94 119.70 7.7
Other markets 134.09 127.16 5.5 135.57 129.39 4.8
Core hotels (45)152.54144.195.8151.79142.636.4
Non-strategic hotels (20) 116.10 112.18 3.5 117.19 113.36 3.4
Same-store hotels (65)     142.76     135.65     5.2       142.46     134.79     5.7  
 
RevPAR ($)
Three Months EndedYear Ended
December 31,December 31,
20122011%Variance20122011%Variance
San Francisco area 136.18 126.11 8.0 140.15 122.05 14.8
Los Angeles area 92.17 96.31 (4.3 ) 117.94 115.49 2.1
South Florida 103.59 102.03 1.5 112.77 110.20 2.3
Boston 146.31 136.76 7.0 145.72 144.25 1.0
New York area 189.07 179.16 5.5 163.83 159.20 2.9
Myrtle Beach 40.37 46.27 (12.8 ) 86.70 84.01 3.2
Atlanta 75.99 66.03 15.1 80.06 76.83 4.2
Philadelphia 90.08 89.63 0.5 96.39 94.21 2.3
Tampa 123.89 116.40 6.4 141.44 128.91 9.7
San Diego 83.87 83.89 102.63 94.00 9.2
Other markets 85.48 80.46 6.2 93.41 88.73 5.3
Core hotels (45)101.9296.915.2109.76103.905.6
Non-strategic hotels (20) 78.13 75.35 3.7 84.08 81.31 3.4
Same-store hotels (65)     95.57     91.15     4.8       102.80     97.78     5.1  
 
 

Historical Operating Statistics

 
    Occupancy (%)
Q1 2012     Q2 2012     Q3 2012     Q4 2012
Core hotels (45) 68.4 77.7 76.5 66.8
Non-strategic hotels (20) 71.6 75.1 73.0 67.3
Same-store hotels (65) 69.3 77.0 75.5 66.9
 
 
ADR ($)
Q1 2012Q2 2012Q3 2012Q4 2012
Core hotels (45) 145.45 155.03 153.45 152.54
Non-strategic hotels (20) 115.80 117.02 119.71 116.10
Same-store hotels (65) 137.10 144.93 144.57 142.76
 
 
RevPAR ($)
Q1 2012Q2 2012Q3 2012Q4 2012
Core hotels (45) 99.47 120.49 117.40 101.92
Non-strategic hotels (20) 82.97 87.89 87.37 78.13
Same-store hotels (65) 94.97 111.61 109.22 95.57
 
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We refer in this release to certain “non-GAAP financial measures.” These measures, including FFO, Adjusted FFO, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, same-store Adjusted EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin, are measures of our financial performance that are not calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The following tables reconcile each of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Immediately following the reconciliations, we include a discussion of why we believe these measures are useful supplemental measures of our performance and the limitations of such measures.

 
 
Reconciliation of Net Loss to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
    Three Months Ended December 31,
2012     2011
Dollars     Shares     Per Share AmountDollars     Shares     Per Share Amount
Net loss $ (93,026 ) $ (33,396 )
Noncontrolling interests 638 303
Preferred dividends   (9,679 )   (9,679 )
Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders (102,067 ) 123,635 $ (0.83 ) (42,772 ) 123,906 $ (0.35 )
Depreciation and amortization 31,944 0.26 29,983 0.24
Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 2,794 0.02 6,675 0.05
Loss (gain) on sale of hotels (27,818 ) (0.23 ) 2,648 0.02
Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP   (513 ) 622   0.01     (220 ) 636   0.01  
FFO (95,660 ) 124,257 (0.77 ) (3,686 ) 124,542 (0.03 )
Acquisition costs 19 121
Hurricane loss 170
Hurricane loss, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 22
Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations 62,519 0.51 64
Severance costs 102
Conversion expenses 31,197 0.25
Pre-opening costs   154              
Adjusted FFO $ (1,477 ) 124,257 $ (0.01 ) $ (3,501 ) 124,542 $ (0.03 )
 
 
Reconciliation of Net Loss to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
    Year Ended December 31,
2012     2011
Dollars     Shares     Per Share AmountDollars     Shares     Per Share Amount
Net loss $ (129,414 ) $ (130,895 )
Noncontrolling interests 1,407 1,041
Preferred dividends   (38,713 )   (38,713 )
Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders (166,720 ) 123,634 $ (1.35 ) (168,567 ) 117,068 $ (1.44 )
Depreciation and amortization 123,879 1.00 118,232 1.01
Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 16,721 0.14 33,136 0.28
Gain on involuntary conversion (292 )
Loss on involuntary conversion, discontinued operations 12
Impairment loss 4,315 0.04
Impairment loss, discontinued operations 1,335 0.01 8,935 0.08
Gain on sale of hotels, net (54,459 ) (0.44 ) (4,714 ) (0.04 )
Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP   (842 ) 628       (689 ) 499   (0.01 )
FFO (80,086 ) 124,262 (0.64 ) (9,632 ) 117,567 (0.08 )
Acquisition costs 132 1,479 0.01
Hurricane loss 1,021 0.01
Hurricane loss, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 253
Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations 75,117 0.60 24,381 0.21
Severance costs 553
Abandoned projects 219
Conversion expenses 31,197 0.25
Pre-opening costs 398
Unvested restricted stock     11   0.01       175    
Adjusted FFO $ 28,804   124,273 $ 0.23   $ 16,228   117,742 $ 0.14  
 
 
Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Same-store Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

 
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,December 31,
  2012         2011     2012         2011  
Net loss $ (93,026 ) $ (33,396 ) $ (129,414 ) $ (130,895 )
Depreciation and amortization 31,944 29,983 123,879 118,232
Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 2,794 6,675 16,721 33,136
Interest expense 31,820 32,335 125,484 130,658
Interest expense, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 732 1,875 4,792 9,892
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships   125     83     565     352  
EBITDA (25,611 ) 37,555 142,027 161,375
Impairment loss 4,315
Impairment loss, discontinued operations 1,335 8,935
Hurricane loss 170 1,021
Hurricane loss, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 22 253
Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations 62,519 64 75,117 24,381
Acquisition costs 19 121 132 1,479
Loss (gain) on sale of hotels, net (27,818 ) 2,648 (54,459 ) (4,714 )
Gain on involuntary conversion (292 )
Loss on involuntary conversion, discontinued operations 12
Amortization of stock compensation 1,254 1,828 5,003 7,170
Severance costs 102 553
Abandoned projects 219
Conversion expenses 31,197 31,197
Pre-opening costs   154         398      
Adjusted EBITDA 42,008 42,216 202,796 202,661
Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations (853 ) (4,968 ) (14,489 ) (29,551 )
Adjusted EBITDA from acquired hotels(a)               165  
Same-store Adjusted EBITDA $ 41,155   $ 37,248   $ 188,307   $ 173,275  
(a)   For same-store metrics, we have included the two hotels acquired in May 2011 as if they were acquired at the beginning of 2011.
 
 
Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA Margin

(dollars in thousands)

 
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,December 31,
  2012         2011     2012         2011  
Same-store operating revenue:
Room $ 168,020 $ 160,245

$

707,908

$

671,567
Food and beverage 41,908 38,033 148,736 141,048
Other operating departments   11,733     12,131     49,696     51,042  
Same-store operating revenue 221,661 210,409 906,340 863,657
Same-store operating expense:
Room 47,379 45,023 190,293 182,780
Food and beverage 32,513 30,496 119,560 113,329
Other operating departments 5,517 5,839 22,434 23,490
Other property related costs 61,406 59,751 246,518 239,104
Management and franchise fees 9,773 9,485 41,815 39,702
Taxes, insurance and lease expense   14,575     13,710     60,207     54,280  
Same-store operating expense   171,163     164,304     680,827     652,685  
Hotel EBITDA $ 50,498   $ 46,105   $ 225,513   $ 210,972  
Hotel EBITDA Margin 22.8 % 21.9 % 24.9 % 24.4 %
 
 
Reconciliation of Same-store Operating Revenue and Same-store Operating Expense to Total
Revenue, Total Operating Expenses and Operating Income (Loss)

(in thousands)

 
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,December 31,
  2012         2011     2012         2011  
Same-store operating revenue(a) $ 221,661 $ 210,409 $ 906,340 $ 863,657
Other revenue 513 319 3,185 2,949
Revenue from acquired hotels(a)               (11,455 )
Total revenue 222,174 210,728 909,525 855,151
Same-store operating expense(a) 171,163 164,304 680,827 652,685
Consolidated hotel lease expense(b) 10,004 9,375 41,342 38,759
Unconsolidated taxes, insurance and lease expense (1,764 ) (1,835 ) (7,255 ) (6,987 )
Corporate expenses 6,054 6,375 26,128 29,080
Depreciation and amortization 31,944 29,983 123,879 118,232
Impairment loss 4,315
Conversion expenses 31,197 31,197
Expenses from acquired hotels(a) (11,290 )
Other expenses   929     562     4,855     4,017  
Total operating expenses   249,527     208,764     900,973     828,811  
Operating income (loss) $ (27,353 ) $ 1,964   $ 8,552   $ 26,340  
(a)   For same-store metrics, we have included the two hotels acquired in May 2011 as if they were acquired at the beginning of 2011.
(b) Consolidated hotel lease expense represents the percentage lease expense of our 51% owned operating lessees. The offsetting percentage lease revenue is included in equity in income from unconsolidated entities.
 
 
Reconciliation of Forecasted Net Loss attributable to FelCor to Forecasted Adjusted FFO
and Adjusted EBITDA

(in millions, except per share data)

 
    Full Year 2013 Guidance
Low     High
Dollars     Per Share Amount(a)Dollars     Per Share Amount(a)
Net loss attributable to FelCor(b) $ (70 ) $ (63 )
Preferred dividends   (39 )   (39 )
Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders (109 ) $ (0.88 ) (102 ) $ (0.82 )
Depreciation(c)   148     156  
Adjusted FFO $ 39   $ 0.31 $ 54   $ 0.43
 
Net loss attributable to FelCor(b) $ (70 ) $ (63 )
Depreciation(c) 148 156
Interest expense(c) 102 106
Amortization expense   6     6  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 186   $ 205  
(a)  

Weighted average shares are 125.1 million.

(b) For guidance, we have assumed no gains or losses on future asset sales.
(c) Includes pro rata portion of unconsolidated entities.
 
 

Substantially all of our non-current assets consist of real estate. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, most industry investors consider supplemental measures of performance, which are not measures of operating performance under GAAP, to be helpful in evaluating a real estate company’s operations. These supplemental measures are not measures of operating performance under GAAP. However, we consider these non-GAAP measures to be supplemental measures of a hotel REIT’s performance and should be considered along with, but not as an alternative to, net income (loss) attributable to FelCor as a measure of our operating performance.

FFO and EBITDA

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) defines FFO as net income or loss attributable to parent (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains or losses from sales of property, plus depreciation, amortization and impairment losses. FFO for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures are calculated on the same basis. We compute FFO in accordance with standards established by NAREIT. This may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than we do.

EBITDA is a commonly used measure of performance in many industries. We define EBITDA as net income or loss attributable to parent (computed in accordance with GAAP) plus interest expenses, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures are calculated to reflect EBITDA on the same basis.

Adjustments to FFO and EBITDA

We adjust FFO and EBITDA when evaluating our performance because management believes that the exclusion of certain additional items, including but not limited to those described below, provides useful supplemental information to investors regarding our ongoing operating performance and that the presentation of Adjusted FFO, and Adjusted EBITDA when combined with GAAP net income attributable to FelCor, EBITDA and FFO, is beneficial to an investor’s better understanding of our operating performance.

  • Gains and losses related to extinguishment of debt and interest rate swaps - We exclude gains and losses related to extinguishment of debt and interest rate swaps from FFO and EBITDA because we believe that it is not indicative of ongoing operating performance of our hotel assets. This also represents an acceleration of interest expense or a reduction of interest expense, and interest expense is excluded from EBITDA.
  • Cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle - Infrequently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board promulgates new accounting standards that require the consolidated statements of operations to reflect the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle. We exclude these one-time adjustments in computing Adjusted FFO and Adjusted EBITDA because they do not reflect our actual performance for that period.

In addition, to derive Adjusted EBITDA we exclude gains or losses on the sale of depreciable assets and impairment losses because we believe that including them in EBITDA is not consistent with reflecting the ongoing performance of our remaining assets. Additionally, the gain or loss on sale of depreciable assets and impairment losses represents either accelerated depreciation or excess depreciation in previous periods, and depreciation is excluded from EBITDA.

Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA Margin

Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin are commonly used measures of performance in the hotel industry and give investors a more complete understanding of the operating results over which our individual hotels and brand/managers have direct control. We believe that Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin are useful to investors by providing greater transparency with respect to two significant measures that we use in our financial and operational decision-making. Additionally, using these measures facilitates comparisons with other hotel REITs and hotel owners. We present Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin by eliminating all revenues and expenses from continuing operations not directly associated with hotel operations, including corporate-level expenses, depreciation and amortization, and expenses related to our capital structure. We eliminate corporate-level costs and expenses because we believe property-level results provide investors with supplemental information into the ongoing operational performance of our hotels and the effectiveness of management on a property-level basis.

We eliminate depreciation and amortization because, even though depreciation and amortization are property-level expenses, we do not believe that these non-cash expenses, which are based on historical cost accounting for real estate assets, and implicitly assume that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time, accurately reflect an adjustment in the value of our assets. We also eliminate consolidated percentage rent paid to unconsolidated entities, which is effectively eliminated by noncontrolling interests and equity in income from unconsolidated subsidiaries, and include the cost of unconsolidated taxes, insurance and lease expense, to reflect the entire operating costs applicable to our Consolidated Hotels. Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margins are presented on a same-store basis.

Use and Limitations of Non-GAAP Measures

Our management and Board of Directors use FFO, Adjusted FFO, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Same-store Adjusted EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin to evaluate the performance of our hotels and to facilitate comparisons between us and other lodging REITs, hotel owners who are not REITs and other capital intensive companies. We use Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin in evaluating hotel-level performance and the operating efficiency of our hotel managers.

The use of these non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations. These non-GAAP financial measures as presented by us, may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures as calculated by other real estate companies. These measures do not reflect certain expenses or expenditures that we incurred and will incur, such as depreciation, interest and capital expenditures. Management compensates for these limitations by separately considering the impact of these excluded items to the extent they are material to operating decisions or assessments of our operating performance. Our reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP financial measures, and our consolidated statements of operations and cash flows, include interest expense, capital expenditures, and other excluded items, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance, as well as the usefulness of our non-GAAP financial measures.

These non-GAAP financial measures are used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. They should not be considered as alternatives to operating profit, cash flow from operations, or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect additional ways of viewing our operations that we believe, when viewed with our GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. Management strongly encourages investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.

Contacts:

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated
Stephen A. Schafer, 972-444-4912
Vice President Strategic Planning & Investor Relations
sschafer@felcor.com

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