Wyndham Worldwide Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (October 26, 2016) – Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) today announced results for the three months ended September 30, 2016.

 

Third quarter revenues were $1.6 billion, up 1% compared with the prior year period. In constant currency and excluding acquisitions, revenues also increased 1%.  Full reconciliations of GAAP results to non-GAAP measures appear in the tables to this press release.

 

Net income for the third quarter of 2016 was $196 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, compared with $190 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015. Adjusted net income for the third quarter of 2016 was $207 million, or $1.89 per diluted share, compared with $210 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015. EPS benefited from the Company’s share repurchase program.      

 

Third quarter EBITDA was $402 million, compared with $382 million in the prior year period, an increase of 5%. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes charges in both 2016 and 2015 as detailed in Table 8 of this press release, was $423 million, compared with $412 million in the prior year period, an increase of 3%. On a currency-neutral basis and excluding acquisitions, adjusted EBITDA increased 5%.

 

"Wyndham continues to deliver solid earnings and strong cash flow,” said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and CEO.  “These results reflect successful execution of our strategy, a resilient portfolio of complementary, fee-based businesses, and disciplined capital allocation.”

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, net cash provided by operating activities was $786 million, compared with $817 million in the prior year period. The decrease reflects unfavorable currency movements of $34 million, including a $24 million devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar in the first quarter of 2016.


 

 

Free cash flow was $650 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared with $660 million for the same period in 2015, reflecting the currency movements referenced above partially offset by lower capital expenditures. The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. 

 

 

THIRD QUARTER 2016 BUSINESS UNIT RESULTS

 

Hotel Group

Revenues were $364 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with $357 million in the third quarter of 2015. Revenues reflected higher royalties, growth in the Company’s Wyndham Rewards credit card program and fees associated with the Company’s global franchise conference, partially offset by lower reimbursable property management revenues.

 

EBITDA was $107 million in the third quarter compared with $83 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes charges and benefits during both 2016 and 2015 as detailed in Table 8 of this press release, grew 8% to $117 million. This reflects higher royalties, growth in the Company’s Wyndham Rewards credit card program and expense management.

 

Third quarter domestic RevPAR increased 1.9%. In constant currency, total system-wide same store RevPAR increased 1.4% compared with the third quarter of 2015, which reflects ongoing pressure in domestic and Canadian oil markets and decelerating industry RevPAR trends. 

 

As of September 30, 2016, the Company’s hotel system consisted of approximately 7,930 properties and approximately 689,800 rooms, a 2.7% net room increase compared with the third quarter of 2015. The development pipeline included nearly 1,100 hotels and approximately 133,800 rooms, of which 60% were international and 66% were new construction.


 

Destination Network

Revenues were $486 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with $476 million in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 2%. In constant currency and excluding acquisitions, revenues increased 5%.

 

Exchange revenues were $159 million compared with $157 million in the prior year quarter. In constant currency, exchange revenues grew 2% as exchange revenue per member increased 1.4% and the average number of members increased 0.9%.

 

Vacation rental revenues were $304 million compared with $296 million in the prior year quarter. In constant currency and excluding the impact of acquisitions, vacation rental revenues were up 6%, reflecting an 8.0% increase in transaction volume, partially offset by a 1.7% decrease in average net price per vacation rental. Transaction growth benefited from our dynamic pricing initiative as well as capacity increases. Faster growth in our more moderately priced products decreased the average net price per rental.

              

EBITDA was $138 million during the third quarter compared with $134 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes restructuring costs, was $142 million for the third quarter of 2016, a 4% increase compared with the prior year quarter. On a currency-neutral basis and excluding the impact of acquisitions, adjusted EBITDA increased 8% compared with the prior year period.

 

Vacation Ownership

Revenues were $744 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with $750 million in the third quarter of 2015. 

 

Net VOI sales in the third quarter of 2016 declined 2% due to a higher provision for loan losses and flat Gross VOI sales. Results reflect tour flow growth of 1.3%, offset by a volume per guest (VPG) decline of 1.4%, reflecting proportionally higher sales to new owners. The number of new owners added increased 10% from the third quarter of 2015.

 

EBITDA was $189 million during the third quarter compared with $200 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes restructuring costs, was $195 million for the third quarter of 2016, a decline of 3% compared with the prior year quarter. This reflects a higher loan loss provision and higher marketing costs, partially offset by higher property management fees, increased consumer financing income and expense management.


 

 

OTHER ITEMS

  • The Company repurchased 2.1 million shares of common stock for $150 million during the third quarter of 2016. From October 1 through October 25, 2016, the Company repurchased an additional 0.7 million shares for $50 million. 
  • Net interest expense in the third quarter of 2016 was $32 million, compared with $31 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Depreciation and amortization in the third quarter of 2016 was $63 million, compared with $59 million in the third quarter of 2015, reflecting new projects that were placed into service. 

 

Balance Sheet Information as of September 30, 2016:

  • Cash and cash equivalents of $332 million, compared with $171 million at December 31, 2015
  • Vacation ownership contract receivables, net, of $2.8 billion, compared with $2.7 billion at December 31, 2015
  • Vacation ownership and other inventory of $1.3 billion, unchanged from December 31, 2015 
  • Securitized vacation ownership debt of $2.1 billion, unchanged from December 31, 2015
  • Long-term debt of $3.4 billion, compared with $3.1 billion at December 31, 2015. The remaining borrowing capacity on the revolving credit facility, net of commercial paper borrowings, was $1.1 billion as of September 30, 2016, compared with $1.4 billion at December 31, 2015.

 

A schedule of debt is included in Table 12, available via this link: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzU1Mjg1fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&cb=636130268484673024

 


 

OUTLOOK

 

Note to Editors: The guidance excludes possible future share repurchases, while analysts’ estimates often include share repurchases. This results in discrepancies between Company guidance and database consensus forecasts.

 

Full reconciliations of the outlook for adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS to GAAP results appear in Table 10 of this press release.

 

The Company provides the following guidance for the full year 2016:

  • Revenues of approximately $5.650 billion.
  • Adjusted net income of approximately $630 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $1.375 billion.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS of approximately $5.68 - $5.71 based on a diluted share count of 111 million. 

 

The Company will post guidance information on its website following the conference call.

 

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation will hold a conference call with investors to discuss the Company’s results, outlook and guidance on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Listeners can access the webcast live through the Company’s website at http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/investors/.  The conference call may also be accessed by dialing 888-632-3384 and providing the pass code "WYNDHAM."  Listeners are urged to call at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  An archive of this webcast will be available on the website for approximately 90 days beginning at 12:00pm ET on October 26, 2016.  A telephone replay will be available for approximately 10 days beginning at 12:00pm ET on October 26, 2016 at 800-388-6197.

 


 

PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Financial information discussed in this press release includes non-GAAP measures, which include or exclude certain items.  These non-GAAP measures differ from reported GAAP results and are intended to illustrate what management believes are relevant period-over-period comparisons and are helpful to investors as an additional tool for further understanding and assessing the Company’s ongoing core operating performance.  Exclusion of items in the Company’s non-GAAP presentation should not be considered an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.  A reconciliation of reported GAAP results to the comparable non-GAAP information appears in the financial tables section of the press release.  A reconciliation of forecasted adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS to the most directly comparable GAAP measures is provided in Table 10 of this press release.

 

ABOUT WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is one of the largest global hospitality companies, providing travelers with access to a collection of trusted hospitality brands in hotels, vacation ownership, and unique accommodations including vacation exchange, holiday parks, and managed home rentals. With a collective inventory of more than 120,000 places to stay across 100 countries on six continents, Wyndham Worldwide and its 38,000 associates welcomes people to experience travel the way they want. This is enhanced by Wyndham Rewards®, the Company’s re-imagined guest loyalty program across its businesses, which is making it simpler for members to earn more rewards and redeem their points faster. For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, conveying management’s expectations as to the future based on plans, estimates and projections at the time the Company makes the statements.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include statements related to the Company’s revenues, earnings, cash flow and related financial and operating measures.

 

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include general economic conditions, the performance of the financial and credit markets, the economic environment for the hospitality industry, the impact of war, terrorist activity or political strife, operating risks associated with the hotel, vacation exchange and rentals and vacation ownership businesses, as well as those described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on February 12, 2016.  Except for the Company’s ongoing obligations to disclose material information under the federal securities laws, it undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

Tables available via this link: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzU1Mjg1fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&cb=636130268484673024

 

Investor and Media Contacts:                                                  

Margo C. Happer                                                          

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations 

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation                                         

(973) 753-6472                                                              

margo.happer@wyn.com

 

Barry Goldschmidt

Vice President, Investor Relations

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

(973) 753-7703

 

barry.goldschmidt@wyn.com

Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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