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FelCor Reports Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

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IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Same-store RevPAR increased 7.0% over the same period in 2014. Same-store RevPAR increased 10.0% in September.
  • Hotel EBITDA margins increased 225 basis points over the same period in 2014.
  • Adjusted FFO per share increased to $0.25 from $0.21 in the prior year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $65.1 million and same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased by $8.2 million, or 14.9%, to $63.5 million compared to the same period in 2014.
  • Net loss per share was $0.10.
  • Sold two hotels for aggregate gross proceeds of $41.5 million.

"We are pleased with our progress this year. We have completed the non-strategic asset sale program and are realizing the returns from our repositioning and renovation efforts. We have created a high-quality and well-positioned portfolio that will continue to outperform the industry. We also completed several balance sheet initiatives that lowered our cost of debt, created the best debt maturity profile in the industry and will allow us to pursue opportunities that best drive stockholder value," said Richard A. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of FelCor.

Mr. Smith added, "We remain optimistic about the future of the lodging industry. Although there were pockets of volatility during the quarter, we believe they do not reflect a lasting trend. September was particularly strong, with 10% RevPAR growth, as corporate travel bounced back solidly from a mid-quarter slow down. We expect demand growth to continue to outpace new supply, especially in our markets. This dynamic will allow us to continue to increase ADR across our portfolio."

 

Third Quarter Hotel Results

     
Third Quarter
2015     2014     Change
Same-store hotels (39)
RevPAR $ 153.70 $ 143.71 7.0 %
Total hotel revenue, in millions $ 212.8 $ 199.5 6.7 %
Hotel EBITDA, in millions $ 66.9 $ 58.3 14.9 %
Hotel EBITDA margin 31.5 % 29.2 % 225 bps
 

RevPAR for our 39 same-store hotels increased 7.0% (to $153.70) from the same period in 2014. The change reflects a 6.2% increase in ADR (to $190.19) and a 0.7% increase in occupancy (to 80.8%). Hotel EBITDA for our 39 same-store hotels increased by 14.9% to $66.9 million and Hotel EBITDA margin was 31.5% during the quarter, a 225 basis point increase.

RevPAR for our 39 same-store hotels increased 9.1% in July, 1.9% in August and 10.0% in September. Corporate transient and group room nights decreased in August, which led to a 2.4% decline in occupancy. Occupancy in September increased 4.6%. RevPAR in September was above our expectations, as demand trends rebounded significantly.

RevPAR for the eight Wyndham hotels (which we converted from Holiday Inn on March 1, 2013) increased 13.0% (to $142.70) from the same period in 2014. We expect revenue and EBITDA at these properties will continue to grow meaningfully this year because of their recent renovations and repositioning to the upper-upscale segment. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has guaranteed the minimum annual NOI for these hotels through 2023. We recorded $258,000 of the guaranteed amount in the quarter.

See page 14 for hotel portfolio composition and pages 15-17 and 21-22 for more detailed hotel portfolio operating data.

     

Third Quarter Operating Results

 
Third Quarter
$ in millions, except for per share information 2015     2014     Change
Same-store Adjusted EBITDA $ 63.5 $ 55.3 14.9 %
Adjusted EBITDA $ 65.1 $ 61.1 6.6 %
Adjusted FFO per share $ 0.25 $ 0.21 $ 0.04
Net income (loss) per share $ (0.10 ) $ 0.50 $ (0.60 )
 

Same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.9% to $63.5 million from the same period in 2014. Adjusted EBITDA (which includes Adjusted EBITDA from sold hotels) was $65.1 million.

Adjusted FFO was $35.7 million ($0.25 per share), compared to $26.7 million ($0.21 per share) for the same period in 2014. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $14.5 million ($0.10 per share) in 2015, compared to net income of $62.7 million ($0.50 per share) for the same period in 2014. Net loss for the third quarter 2015 included a $20.9 million impairment charge. Net income in 2014 included $29.6 million of net gain on the sale of consolidated hotels, a $30.2 million gain on the sale of our interest in unconsolidated hotels, and a $20.7 million gain on the fair value remeasurement of previously unconsolidated hotels.

Year-to-Date Operating Results

RevPAR for our 39 same-store hotels increased 9.0% (to $148.05) from the same period in 2014. The change reflects a 6.4% increase in ADR (to $187.60) and a 2.5% increase in occupancy (to 78.9%). Hotel EBITDA for our 39 same-store hotels increased 17.5% to $191.1 million, and Hotel EBITDA margin for these properties increased 222 basis points to 30.5%.

Same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased 19.3% to $177.8 million from the same period in 2014. Adjusted EBITDA (which includes Adjusted EBITDA from sold hotels) increased 7.7% to $184.7 million from the same period in 2014.

Adjusted FFO was $93.3 million ($0.68 per share), compared to $63.7 million ($0.51 per share) for the same period in 2014. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $34.7 million ($0.26 per share) in 2015, compared to a net income of $52.8 million ($0.43 per share) for the same period in 2014. Net loss in 2015 included $30.9 million in debt extinguishment charges and a $20.9 million impairment charge offset by a $19.9 million net gain on the sale of consolidated hotels (including discontinued operations) and a $7.1 million gain on sale of an unconsolidated joint venture. Net income in 2014 included $51.0 million of net gain on the sale of consolidated hotels, a $30.2 million gain on the sale of our interest in unconsolidated hotels, and a $20.7 million gain on the fair value remeasurement of previously unconsolidated hotels.

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 17 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 Management

During the third quarter, we completed the final phase of our portfolio repositioning program. Since December 2010, we have sold 40 non-strategic hotels for total gross proceeds of $844 million (which reflects our pro rata share from disposing of joint venture hotels).

During the third quarter, we sold two hotels - the Holiday Inn Orlando-Airport and the Embassy Suites Chicago-Lombard (for gross proceeds of $14 million and $28 million, respectively). Proceeds from the asset sales were used to repay debt.

We continually strive to increase long-term stockholder value. As part of this on-going pursuit, we look for opportunities to recycle capital that can be redeployed to achieve superior returns. In accordance with our strategy, our Board has approved the sale of four hotels (inclusive of selling a minority interest in one hotel), which we will begin marketing shortly. We are taking advantage of favorable current market pricing and expect these hotels to be sold at high multiples to current EBITDA. Net proceeds from future asset sales will be used to repurchase stock, fund high-ROI redevelopments, repay debt and fund other growth opportunities.

Our discussions have begun with Morgans Hotel Group regarding their management of our Morgans and Royalton hotels, and we will provide updates as appropriate.

Stock Repurchase Program

Our Board has approved a stock repurchase program. Under the new stock repurchase program, we may repurchase up to $100 million of our common stock over the next two years. Under the program, we would repurchase shares from time to time in transactions on the open market, in privately-negotiated transactions or by other means, including Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, in accordance with applicable securities laws and other restrictions. There is no guaranty as to the number of shares that will be repurchased (if any), and we may extend, suspend or discontinue our repurchase program at any time without notice at our discretion. Repurchased shares will be re-designated as authorized but unissued.

Balance Sheet

As of September 30, 2015, we had $1.4 billion of consolidated debt bearing a 5.2% weighted average interest rate and an eight-year weighted-average maturity. We had $56.9 million of cash and cash equivalents and $24.7 million of restricted cash, of which $6.3 million secured our Knickerbocker construction loan.

"With the portfolio and balance sheet transformation completed, our financial condition is in great shape. We are on track to meet our leverage goal by the end of next year, as the Wyndham portfolio and Knickerbocker stabilize. Our leverage will improve further with the contemplated opportunistic asset sales. During 2015, we significantly reduced our cost of debt, mitigated rising interest rate risk and further staggered our already exceptional maturity profile. We have no material debt maturing until 2020 and a weighted average debt maturity of 2023. Our weighted-average cost of debt is approximately 110 basis points lower than at December 31, 2013. We now have 18 unencumbered properties," said Michael C. Hughes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FelCor.

Common Dividend

During the third quarter, we declared a $0.04 per share common stock dividend, which will be paid in October. Our Board of Directors will determine future quarterly common stock dividends based on funds available for distribution, reinvestment opportunities within our portfolio and taxable income, among other things.

Capital Expenditures

During the third quarter, we invested $11.5 million in capital improvements at our hotels (excluding The Knickerbocker, in which we invested $10.0 million during the quarter). During 2015, we plan to invest approximately $45 million in capital improvements and renovations, concentrated at five hotels, as part of our long-term capital plan. Please see page 12 of this release for more detail on renovations.

Outlook and The Knickerbocker Update

We have lowered our EBITDA guidance by $6.0 million (mid-point) to account for lower than expected August results and updated Knickerbocker operations. Our same-store RevPAR expectations for the fourth quarter remain unchanged.

Our updated forecast for The Knickerbocker primarily reflects strict inventory control that is necessary to maintain rate integrity. After successful revenue management changes in early September, ADR is trending within our expectations. Since Labor Day, ADR has been roughly $500 and we will maintain this aggressive rate positioning going forward. We continue to expect that the hotel will meet or exceed our stabilized forecast.

Our outlook assumes EBITDA for the Wyndham hotels equals the aggregate amounts guaranteed by Wyndham for the year.

For the year, we expect:

  • RevPAR for same-store hotels will increase 8.75 - 9.0%;
  • Adjusted EBITDA will be $236.5 million - 240.5 million;
  • Adjusted FFO per share will be $0.83 - 0.86;
  • Net loss attributable to FelCor will be $5.3 million - 1.3 million; and
  • Interest expense, including our pro rata share from joint ventures, will be approximately $80.0 million.

The following table reconciles our Adjusted EBITDA outlook (in millions):

             
Low     Middle     High
Current Adjusted EBITDA (40 hotels) $ 228.0 $ 230.0 $ 232.0
2015 EBITDA of non-strategic hotels(a) 8.5     8.5     8.5
2015 Adjusted EBITDA $ 236.5     $ 238.5     $ 240.5
 
(a)   Adjusted EBITDA for the non-strategic hotels from January 1, 2015 through the hotels' respective sale dates.
 

About FelCor

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns a diversified portfolio of primarily upper-upscale and luxury hotels that are located in major urban and resort markets throughout the U.S. FelCor partners with top hotel companies that operate its properties under globally renowned names and as premier independent hotels. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.felcor.com.

We invite you to listen to our third quarter earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:00 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 the "Investor Relations" page. The conference call replay will also 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

 

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 During 2015 12
Supplemental Financial Data 13
Hotel Portfolio Composition 14
Hotel Operating Statistics by Brand 15
Hotel Operating Statistics by Market 16
Historical Quarterly Operating Statistics 17
Non-GAAP Financial Measures 17
 
(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 Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 2015     2014
Revenues:
Hotel operating revenue:
Room $ 177,378 $ 185,969 $ 521,750 $ 556,036
Food and beverage 34,370 34,287 116,365 119,543
Other operating departments 11,726 12,193 34,693 36,171
Other revenue   1,678     1,607     7,142     3,170  
Total revenues   225,152     234,056     679,950     714,920  
Expenses:
Hotel departmental expenses:
Room 44,485 48,348 131,419 145,666
Food and beverage 29,457 28,667 91,431 92,920
Other operating departments 4,572 5,716 13,352 17,296
Other property related costs 55,893 59,441 170,579 183,931
Management and franchise fees 9,138 9,632 27,425 28,805
Taxes, insurance and lease expense 12,716 19,053 43,933 69,276
Corporate expenses 4,672 6,442 19,775 21,914
Depreciation and amortization 28,988 28,523 85,510 87,206
Impairment loss 20,861 20,861
Other expenses   5,807     9,746     11,446     13,874  
Total operating expenses   216,589     215,568     615,731     660,888  
Operating income 8,563 18,488 64,219 54,032
Interest expense, net (19,602 ) (21,922 ) (59,361 ) (71,644 )
Debt extinguishment (13 ) (4,730 ) (30,909 ) (4,763 )
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net 30,184 30,184
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities 20,733 20,733
Other gains, net           166     100  
Income (loss) before equity in income from unconsolidated entities (11,052 ) 42,753 (25,885 ) 28,642
Equity in income from unconsolidated entities   321     1,347     7,983     4,756  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense (10,731 ) 44,100 (17,902 ) 33,398
Income tax expense   (1,054 )   (78 )   (1,392 )   (480 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations (11,785 ) 44,022 (19,294 ) 32,918
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   498     (8 )   419     132  
Income (loss) before gain on sale of property (11,287 ) 44,014 (18,875 ) 33,050
Gain on sale of property, net   3,154     29,556     19,491       50,639  
Net income (loss) (8,133 ) 73,570 616 83,689
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 227 (646 ) (4,405 ) (830 )
Net loss (income) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP 61 (185 ) 150 (135 )
Preferred distributions - consolidated joint venture   (363 )   (348 )   (1,070 )   (870 )
Net income (loss) attributable to FelCor (8,208 ) 72,391 (4,709 ) 81,854
Preferred dividends (6,279 ) (9,678 ) (23,860 ) (29,034 )
Redemption of preferred stock           (6,096 )    
Net income (loss) attributable to FelCor common stockholders $ (14,487 ) $ 62,713   $ (34,665 ) $ 52,820  
Basic per common share data:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.10 ) $ 0.50   $ (0.26 ) $ 0.42  
Net income (loss) $ (0.10 ) $ 0.50   $ (0.26 ) $ 0.43  
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding   142,982     124,168     136,009     124,159  
Diluted per common share data:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.10 ) $ 0.50   $ (0.26 ) $ 0.42  
Net income (loss) $ (0.10 ) $ 0.50   $ (0.26 ) $ 0.42  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   142,982     125,526     136,009     125,289  
 
         
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

 
September 30, December 31,
2015 2014
Assets
Investment in hotels, net of accumulated depreciation of $880,002 and $850,687 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively $ 1,694,066 $ 1,599,791
Hotel development 48,655 297,466
Investment in unconsolidated entities 10,938 15,095
Hotels held for sale 47,145
Cash and cash equivalents 56,911 47,147
Restricted cash 24,701 20,496
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $230 and $241 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 37,085 27,805
Deferred expenses, net of accumulated amortization of $6,864 and $17,111 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 25,240 25,827
Other assets   16,574     23,886  
Total assets $ 1,914,170   $ 2,104,658  
Liabilities and Equity
Debt $ 1,418,632 $ 1,585,867
Distributions payable 12,450 13,827
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   132,321     135,481  
Total liabilities   1,563,403     1,735,175  
Commitments and contingencies
Redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP, 611 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014   4,323     6,616  
Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 20,000 shares authorized:
Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, 12,879 shares, liquidation value of $321,987, issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 309,337 309,337
Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 68 shares, liquidation value of $169,950, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 169,412
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; 143,382 and 124,605 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 1,434 1,246
Additional paid-in capital 2,566,123 2,353,666
Accumulated deficit   (2,582,726 )   (2,530,671 )
Total FelCor stockholders' equity 294,168 302,990
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 9,090 18,435
Preferred equity in consolidated joint venture, liquidation value of $43,926 and $42,094 at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively   43,186     41,442  
Total equity   346,444     362,867  
Total liabilities and equity $ 1,914,170   $ 2,104,658  
 
                   
Consolidated Debt Summary

(dollars in thousands)

 

Encumbered
Hotels

Interest
Rate (%)

Maturity
Date

September 30,
2015
December 31,
2014
Senior unsecured notes 6.00 June 2025 $ 475,000 $
Senior secured notes 9 5.625 March 2023 525,000 525,000
Mortgage debt(a) 4 4.95 October 2022 122,923 124,278
Mortgage debt 1 4.94 October 2022 30,848 31,228
Line of credit 7 LIBOR + 2.75 June 2019(b) 200,000
The Knickerbocker loan:(c)
Construction tranche 1 LIBOR + 4.00 May 2016 58,562 58,562
Cash collateralized tranche LIBOR + 1.25 May 2016 6,299 6,299
Retired debt     840,500
Total 22 $ 1,418,632 $ 1,585,867
 
(a)   This debt is comprised of separate non-cross-collateralized loans each secured by a mortgage of a single hotel.
(b) Our $400 million line of credit can be extended for one year (to 2020), subject to satisfying certain conditions.
(c) This construction loan (total capacity of $85.0 million) was obtained to finance the redevelopment of The Knickerbocker, and can be extended for one year subject to satisfying certain conditions.
 
       
Schedule of Encumbered Hotels

(dollars in millions)

 
Consolidated

September 30, 2015

Debt Balance Encumbered Hotels
Senior secured notes (5.625%)

 

$

525

 

 

Atlanta Buckhead - 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
Mortgage debt

 

$

27

 

Napa Valley - ES
Mortgage debt

 

$

35

 

Ft. Lauderdale - ES
Mortgage debt

 

$

23

 

Birmingham - ES
Mortgage debt

 

$

38

 

Minneapolis Airport - ES
Mortgage debt

 

$

31

 

Deerfield Beach - ES
Line of credit

 

$

200

 

Austin - DTG, Boston Copley - FM, Charleston Mills House - WYN, LA LAX S - ES, Santa Monica at the Pier - WYN, SF Union Square - MAR and St. Petersburg Vinoy - REN
Construction loan

 

$

65

 

The Knickerbocker
 
         
Capital Expenditures

(in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 2015     2014
Improvements and additions to majority-owned hotels $ 10,222 $ 17,515 $ 35,979 $ 65,547
Partners' pro rata share of additions to consolidated joint venture hotels (5 ) (21 ) (30 ) (280 )
Pro rata share of additions to unconsolidated hotels   1,288     480     2,561     1,884  
Total additions to hotels(a) $ 11,505   $ 17,974   $ 38,510   $ 67,151  
 
(a)   Includes capitalized interest, property taxes, property insurance, ground leases and certain employee costs.
 
           

Hotels Under Renovation During 2015

 
Primary Areas Start Date End Date
Myrtle Beach - HLT meeting space, new F&B outlet Dec-2014 Feb-2015
LAX- ES(a) public areas, F&B, meeting space Feb-2014 May-2015
Nashville - HI guestrooms, public areas, F&B Aug-2014 July-2015
New Orleans - French Quarter Chateau Lemoyne - HI guestrooms, public areas, exterior May-2015 Dec-2015
Vinoy Resort & Golf Club - REN meeting space, F&B, golf shop Nov-2015 Jan-2016
 
(a)   Guestrooms renovation completed in 2013.
 
         
Supplemental Financial Data

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
September 30, December 31,
Total Enterprise Value 2015 2014
Common shares outstanding 143,382 124,605
Units outstanding   611     611  
Combined shares and units outstanding 143,993 125,216
Common stock price $ 7.07   $ 10.82  
Market capitalization $ 1,018,031 $ 1,354,837
Series A preferred stock(a) 309,337 309,337
Series C preferred stock(a) 169,412
Preferred equity - Knickerbocker joint venture, net(b) 41,027 39,370
Consolidated debt(b) 1,418,632 1,585,867
Noncontrolling interests of consolidated debt (2,928 ) (2,928 )
Pro rata share of unconsolidated debt 11,497 17,096
Hotel development(c) (48,655 ) (297,466 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(d)   (81,612 )   (67,643 )

Total enterprise value (TEV)

$ 2,665,329   $ 3,107,882  
 
(a)   Book value based on issue price.
(b) Book value based on issue price, net of noncontrolling interest.
(c) A portion of the Knickerbocker investment was placed in service during the first nine months of 2015.
(d) Restricted cash includes $6.3 million of cash fully securing $6.3 million of outstanding debt assumed when we purchased The Knickerbocker.
 
                 

Hotel Portfolio Composition

 
Brand Hotels Rooms

2014 Hotel
Operating Revenue
(in thousands)

2014 Hotel
EBITDA
(in thousands)(a)

Embassy Suites Hotels 18 4,982 $ 282,866 $ 94,990
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand 8 2,528 125,354 43,122
Renaissance and Marriott 3 1,321 128,770 26,086
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 3 802 45,383 15,483
Sheraton 2 673 39,639 10,622
Fairmont 1 383 53,451 10,010
Holiday Inn 2 968 51,511 8,966
Morgans and Royalton 2 285   33,895   3,314
Same-store hotels(b) 39 11,942 $ 760,869 $ 212,593
 
Market
San Francisco area 5 1,903 $ 139,692 $ 39,466
Boston 3 916 85,670 21,832
South Florida 3 923 55,561 17,007
Los Angeles 2 481 28,696 12,404
Myrtle Beach 2 640 41,149 12,218
Philadelphia 2 728 38,680 9,630
Tampa 1 361 49,358 9,301
New York area 3 546 48,456 7,259
Other markets 18 5,444   273,607   83,476
Same-store hotels(b) 39 11,942 $ 760,869 $ 212,593
 
Location
Urban 17 5,310 $ 360,177 $ 97,584
Resort 9 2,733 203,370 51,679
Airport 8 2,621 136,144 43,204
Suburban 5 1,278   61,178   20,126
Same-store hotels(b) 39 11,942 $ 760,869 $ 212,593
 
(a)   Hotel EBITDA is more fully described on page 25.
(b) Excludes The Knickerbocker, which opened in February 2015.
 
     

Hotel Operating Statistics by Brand

 
Occupancy (%)
Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended    
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 %Variance 2015     2014 %Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 82.9 81.5 1.7 82.4 80.0 3.0
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand 79.4 78.9 0.7 76.5 73.1 4.7
Renaissance and Marriott 68.7 70.0 (1.9 ) 73.8 74.0 (0.3 )
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 85.0 81.9 3.8 78.9 76.4 3.2
Sheraton 77.1 79.1 (2.4 ) 71.2 70.4 1.1
Fairmont 86.7 85.0 2.1 77.6 75.9 2.3
Holiday Inn 84.6 86.5 (2.2 ) 78.9 78.8 0.2
Morgans and Royalton 89.5 89.8 (0.4 ) 83.8 86.8 (3.4 )
Same-store hotels (39)(a) 80.8 80.3 0.7 78.9 77.0 2.5
ADR ($)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 %Variance 2015 2014 %Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 177.63 167.65 6.0 176.27 165.46 6.5
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand 179.78 160.19 12.2 175.91 157.44 11.7
Renaissance and Marriott 217.22 207.35 4.8 235.17 224.11 4.9
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 162.11 155.89 4.0 162.91 157.57 3.4
Sheraton 151.89 153.46 (1.0 ) 147.80 146.57 0.8
Fairmont 337.92 319.97 5.6 323.51 303.03 6.8
Holiday Inn 205.51 192.61 6.7 180.62 164.50 9.8
Morgans and Royalton 290.70 294.02 (1.1 ) 281.49 296.60 (5.1 )
Same-store hotels (39)(a) 190.19 179.06 6.2 187.60 176.37 6.4
RevPAR ($)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 %Variance 2015 2014 %Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 147.22 136.57 7.8 145.18 132.36 9.7
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand 142.70 126.31 13.0 134.62 115.10 17.0
Renaissance and Marriott 149.30 145.21 2.8 173.45 165.75 4.6
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 137.82 127.71 7.9 128.53 120.46 6.7
Sheraton 117.15 121.31 (3.4 ) 105.22 103.23 1.9
Fairmont 293.13 271.87 7.8 251.11 230.03 9.2
Holiday Inn 173.83 166.52 4.4 142.57 129.55 10.1
Morgans and Royalton 260.12 264.03 (1.5 ) 235.84 257.33 (8.4 )
Same-store hotels (39)(a) 153.70 143.71 7.0 148.05 135.85 9.0
 
(a)   Excludes The Knickerbocker, which opened in February 2015.
 
     

Hotel Operating Statistics by Market

 
Occupancy (%)
Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended    
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 %Variance 2015     2014 %Variance
San Francisco area 90.7 90.4 0.3 87.3 82.6 5.7
Boston 86.4 86.1 0.4 78.8 77.7 1.5
South Florida 79.3 76.4 3.8 85.4 84.1 1.6
Los Angeles 85.9 86.0 (0.1 ) 83.7 84.6 (1.1 )
Myrtle Beach 87.8 87.9 (0.2 ) 73.3 70.8 3.5
Philadelphia 73.2 77.2 (5.1 ) 66.8 69.9 (4.4 )
Tampa 77.3 74.2 4.2 83.4 81.7 2.1
New York area 85.4 86.9 (1.7 ) 80.2 82.2 (2.4 )
Other markets 76.2 75.1 1.4 76.3 74.0 3.2
Same-store hotels (39)(a)       80.8     80.3     0.7       78.9     77.0     2.5  
ADR ($)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 %Variance 2015 2014 %Variance
San Francisco area 249.58 235.29 6.1 225.67 210.81 7.0
Boston 275.74 254.94 8.2 256.50 235.23 9.0
South Florida 130.71 123.87 5.5 170.85 161.23 6.0
Los Angeles 212.65 191.06 11.3 190.69 174.46 9.3
Myrtle Beach 191.85 185.24 3.6 165.58 163.72 1.1
Philadelphia 166.50 143.71 15.9 167.00 143.55 16.3
Tampa 173.53 167.93 3.3 213.32 197.24 8.2
New York area 242.71 243.04 (0.1 ) 237.74 246.95 (3.7 )
Other markets 155.47 146.42 6.2 161.05 151.82 6.1
Same-store hotels (39)(a)       190.19     179.06     6.2       187.60     176.37     6.4  
RevPAR ($)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015 2014 %Variance 2015 2014 %Variance
San Francisco area 226.30 212.62 6.4 196.94 174.03 13.2
Boston 238.17 219.42 8.5 202.09 182.66 10.6
South Florida 103.68 94.67 9.5 145.95 135.60 7.6
Los Angeles 182.71 164.31 11.2 159.70 147.66 8.2
Myrtle Beach 168.42 162.89 3.4 121.32 115.85 4.7
Philadelphia 121.91 110.90 9.9 111.57 100.34 11.2
Tampa 134.20 124.61 7.7 177.95 161.08 10.5
New York area 207.29 211.13 (1.8 ) 190.71 203.05 (6.1 )
Other markets 118.46 110.01 7.7 122.95 112.30 9.5
Same-store hotels (39)(a)       153.70     143.71     7.0       148.05     135.85     9.0  
 
(a)   Excludes The Knickerbocker, which opened in February 2015.
 
     

Historical Quarterly Operating Statistics

 
Occupancy (%)
Q3 2014     Q4 2014     Q1 2015     Q2 2015     Q3 2015
Same-store hotels (39)(a) 80.3 72.0 74.7 81.1 80.8
 
ADR ($)

Q3 2014

Q4 2014 Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Q3 2015
Same-store hotels (39)(a) 179.06 175.83 181.65 190.42 190.19
 
RevPAR ($)

Q3 2014

Q4 2014 Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Q3 2015
Same-store hotels (39)(a) 143.71 126.57 135.78 154.48 153.70
 
(a)   Excludes The Knickerbocker, which opened in February 2015.
 

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 Income (Loss) to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
2015     2014
Dollars     Shares    

Per Share
Amount

Dollars     Shares    

Per Share
Amount

Net income (loss) $ (8,133 ) $ 73,570
Noncontrolling interests 288 (831 )
Preferred dividends (6,279 ) (9,678 )
Preferred distributions - consolidated joint venture   (363 )   (348 )
Net income (loss) attributable to FelCor common stockholders (14,487 ) 62,713
Less: Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock (13 ) (2 )
Less: Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted stock       (48 )
Basic earnings per share data (14,500 ) 142,982 $ (0.10 ) 62,663 124,168 $ 0.50
Restricted stock units             1,358    
Diluted earnings per share data (14,500 ) 142,982 (0.10 ) 62,663 125,526 0.50
Depreciation and amortization 28,988 0.21 28,523 0.23
Depreciation, unconsolidated entities and other partnerships 471 1,021 0.01
Gain on sale of hotels, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships (3,682 ) (0.03 ) (28,410 ) (0.23 )
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net (30,184 ) (0.24 )
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities (20,733 ) (0.17 )
Impairment loss 20,861 0.15
Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP (61 ) 611 (0.01 ) 185 613
Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock 13 2
Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted stock 48
Conversion of unvested restricted stock and units     1,205         26    
FFO 32,090 144,798 0.22 13,115 126,165 0.10
Debt extinguishment 14 4,566 0.04
Debt extinguishment, unconsolidated entities 155
Contract dispute contingency 5,850 0.05
Severance costs 3,624 0.03 426
Variable stock compensation (1,086 ) (0.01 ) 201
Pre-opening costs, net of noncontrolling interests   1,079     0.01     2,346     0.02  
Adjusted FFO $ 35,721   144,798 $ 0.25   $ 26,659   126,165 $ 0.21  
 
     

Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)

 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2015   2014
Dollars   Shares    

Per Share
Amount

Dollars   Shares  

Per Share
Amount

Net income $ 616 $ 83,689
Noncontrolling interests (4,255 ) (965 )
Preferred distributions - consolidated joint venture (1,070 ) (870 )
Redemption of preferred stock (6,096 )
Preferred dividends   (23,860 )   (29,034 )
Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders (34,665 ) 52,820
Less: Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock (40 ) (5 )
Less: Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted stock    

 

  (18 )
Basic earnings per share data (34,705 ) 136,009 $ (0.26 ) 52,797 124,159 $ 0.43
Restricted stock units    

        1,130   (0.01 )
Diluted earnings per share data (34,705 ) 136,009 (0.26 ) 52,797 125,289 0.42
Depreciation and amortization 85,510

 

 

0.63 87,206

0.70

Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 1,730 0.01 6,395 0.05
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net (30,184 ) (0.24 )
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities (20,733 ) (0.17 )
Other gains, net (100 ) (100 )
Impairment loss 20,861 0.15
Gain on sale of hotel in unconsolidated entity (7,113 ) (0.05 )
Gain on sale of hotels, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships (14,931 ) (0.11 ) (49,771 ) (0.40 )
Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP (150 ) 611 135 615
Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock 40 5
Conversion of unvested restricted stock and units     1,173       18   12    
FFO 51,142 137,793 0.37 45,768 125,916 0.36
Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations, net of noncontrolling interests 30,909 0.22 4,843 0.04
Debt extinguishment, unconsolidated entities 330 155
Contract dispute contingency 5,850 0.05
Severance costs 3,624 0.03 829 0.01
Variable stock compensation (161 ) 1,620 0.01
Redemption of preferred stock 6,096 0.04
Contract dispute recovery (3,717 ) (0.03 )
Pre-opening costs, net of noncontrolling interests   5,125     0.05     4,605     0.04  
Adjusted FFO $ 93,348   137,793 $ 0.68   $ 63,670   125,916 $ 0.51  
 
         
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Same-store Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 2015     2014
Net income (loss) $ (8,133 ) $ 73,570 $ 616 $ 83,689
Depreciation and amortization 28,988 28,523 85,510 87,206
Depreciation, unconsolidated entities and other partnerships 471 1,021 1,730 6,395
Interest expense 19,608 21,935 59,379 71,685
Interest expense, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 96 290 439 1,681
Income taxes 1,392 1,392
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships   227     (646 )   (4,405 )   (830 )
EBITDA 42,649 124,693 144,661 249,826
Impairment loss 20,861 20,861
Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations, net of noncontrolling interests 14 4,566 30,909 4,843
Debt extinguishment, unconsolidated entities 155 330 155
Gain on sale of hotel in unconsolidated entity (7,113 )
Gain on sale of hotels, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships (3,682 ) (28,410 ) (14,931 ) (49,771 )
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net (30,184 ) (30,184 )
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities (20,733 ) (20,733 )
Other gains, net (100 ) (100 )
Contract dispute contingency 5,850 5,850
Amortization of fixed stock and directors' compensation 1,652 2,198 5,214 4,490
Severance costs 3,624 426 3,624 829
Variable stock compensation (1,086 ) 201 (161 ) 1,620
Contract dispute recovery (3,717 )
Pre-opening costs, net of noncontrolling interests   1,079     2,346     5,125     4,605  
Adjusted EBITDA 65,111 61,108 184,702 171,430
Adjusted EBITDA from hotels disposed, held for sale and recently opened   (1,604 )   (5,820 )   (6,867 )   (22,424 )
Same-store Adjusted EBITDA $ 63,507   $ 55,288   $ 177,835   $ 149,006  
 
         
Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA Margin

(dollars in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 2015     2014
Same-store operating revenue:
Room $ 168,862 $ 157,888 $ 482,670 $ 442,871
Food and beverage 32,281 30,419 110,534 100,966
Other operating departments   11,628     11,190     33,848     31,995  
Same-store operating revenue(a) 212,771 199,497 627,052 575,832
Same-store operating expense:
Room 41,821 40,378 120,030 114,918
Food and beverage 26,977 25,507 85,075 79,004
Other operating departments 4,536 5,152 13,005 15,120
Other property related costs 52,794 49,030 155,368 143,380
Management and franchise fees 8,800 8,108 25,340 22,494
Taxes, insurance and lease expense   10,904     13,057     37,155     38,232  
Same-store operating expense(a)   145,832     141,232     435,973     413,148  
Hotel EBITDA $ 66,939   $ 58,265   $ 191,079   $ 162,684  
Hotel EBITDA Margin 31.5 % 29.2 % 30.5 % 28.3 %
 
(a)   Excludes The Knickerbocker, which opened in February 2015.
 
         

Reconciliation of Same-store Operating Revenue and Same-store Operating Expense to Total Revenue, Total Operating Expense and Operating Income

(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015     2014 2015     2014
Same-store operating revenue $ 212,771 $ 199,497 $ 627,052 $ 575,832
Other revenue 1,678 1,607 7,142 3,170
Revenue from hotels disposed, held for sale and recently opened(a)   10,703     32,952     45,756     135,918  
Total revenue 225,152 234,056 679,950 714,920
Same-store operating expense 145,832 141,232 435,973 413,148
Consolidated hotel lease expense(b) 1,524 5,537 5,762 29,224
Unconsolidated taxes, insurance and lease expense (168 ) (994 ) (1,681 ) (5,347 )
Corporate expenses 4,672 6,442 19,775 21,914
Depreciation and amortization 28,988 28,523 85,510 87,206
Impairment loss 20,861 20,861
Expenses from hotels disposed, held for sale and recently opened(a) 9,073 25,082 38,085 100,869
Other expenses   5,807     9,746     11,446     13,874  
Total operating expense   216,589     215,568     615,731     660,888  
Operating income $ 8,563   $ 18,488   $ 64,219   $ 54,032  
 
(a)   Under GAAP, we include the operating performance for disposed, held for sale and recently opened hotels in continuing operations in our Consolidated Statements of Operations. However, for purposes of our Non-GAAP reporting metrics, we have excluded the results of these hotels to provide a meaningful same-store comparison.
(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 2015 Guidance
Low     High
Dollars    

Per Share
Amount(a)

Dollars    

Per Share
Amount(a)

Net loss attributable to FelCor(b) $ (5.3 ) $ (1.3 )
Redemption of preferred stock (6.1 ) (6.1 )
Preferred dividends   (30.1 )   (30.1 )
Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders (41.5 ) $ (0.30 ) (37.5 ) $ (0.27 )
Gains on hotel sales, net(b)

(22.5

)

(22.5

)
Depreciation(c) 117.0 117.0
Impairment loss   20.9     20.9  
FFO $

73.9

$

0.53

$

77.9

$ 0.56
Pre-opening costs 5.1 5.1
Redemption of preferred stock 6.1 6.1
Contract dispute recovery (3.7 ) (3.7 )
Variable stock compensation (0.2 ) (0.2 )
Severance costs 3.6 3.6
Debt extinguishment   31.2     31.2  
Adjusted FFO $

116.0

  $

0.83

$

120.0

  $

0.86

 
Net loss attributable to FelCor(b) $ (5.3 ) $ (1.3 )
Depreciation(c) 117.0 117.0
Interest expense(c)

80.0

80.0

Income taxes

2.0

2.0

Preferred distributions - consolidated joint venture 1.4 1.4
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships   (0.2 )   (0.2 )
EBITDA $

194.9

$

198.9

Amortization of stock compensation 7.1 7.1
Gains on hotel sales, net(b)

(22.5

)

(22.5

)
Impairment loss 20.9 20.9
Pre-opening costs 5.1 5.1
Contract dispute recovery (3.7 ) (3.7 )
Variable stock compensation (0.2 ) (0.2 )
Debt extinguishment 31.3 31.3
Severance costs   3.6     3.6  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 236.5   $ 240.5  
 
(a)  

Weighted average shares are 139.7 million.

(b) Excludes any gains or losses on future asset or capital transactions.
(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 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.
  • Other transaction costs - From time to time, we periodically incur costs that are not indicative of ongoing operating performance. Such costs include, but are not limited to, conversion costs, acquisition costs, pre-opening costs and severance costs. We exclude these costs from the calculation of Adjusted FFO and Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Variable stock compensation - We exclude the cost associated with our variable stock compensation. This cost is subject to volatility related to the price and dividends of our common stock that does not necessarily correspond to our operating performance.

In addition, to derive Adjusted EBITDA, we exclude gains or losses on the sale of depreciable assets and impairment losses because including them in EBITDA is inconsistent with reporting 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. We also exclude the amortization of our fixed stock and directors' compensation, which is included in corporate expenses and is not separately stated on our statements of operations. Excluding amortization of our fixed stock and directors' compensation maintains consistency with the EBITDA definition.

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 in a manner consistent with Adjusted EBITDA, however, we also eliminate all revenues and expenses from continuing operations not directly associated with hotel operations, including other income and corporate-level expenses. We eliminate these additional items 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 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

We 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. As we present them, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP financial measures as presented 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. We compensate 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. We strongly encourage investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated
Stephen A. Schafer, 972-444-4912
Senior Vice President
sschafer@felcor.com

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