Year Ended December 31, 2012 Earnings Summary
Income from continuing operations was $470 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to $502 million in the same period in 2011. Excluding special items, income from continuing operations was $513 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $378 million in the same period in 2011. In addition to the fourth quarter special items discussed above, the results for the year ended December 31, 2012 included a favorable adjustment of $11 million to reverse a portion of a litigation reserve established in 2011, a $7 million loss primarily related to the sale of one wholly-owned hotel, and $15 million net charges associated with the early redemption of approximately $495 million of senior notes. Excluding special items, the effective income tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 32.1%, when compared to 26.1% in the same period in 2011.
Net income was $562 million and $2.86 per share for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to $489 million and $2.51 per share in the same period in 2011.
Adjusted EBITDA was $1.220 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $1.032 billion in the same period in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA in 2012 includes $157 million of EBITDA from the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort residential project (“Bal Harbour”), compared to $27 million in 2011.Fourth Quarter 2012 Operating Results Management and Franchise Revenues Worldwide Systemwide REVPAR for Same-Store Hotels increased 4.1% in constant dollars (3.6% in actual dollars) compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. International Systemwide REVPAR for Same-Store Hotels increased 2.7% in constant dollars (increased 1.5% in actual dollars). Changes in REVPAR for Worldwide Systemwide Same-Store Hotels by region:
|Africa and the Middle East||1.2%||0.0%|
|St. Regis/Luxury Collection||3.2%||1.7%|
|Four Points by Sheraton||5.6%||5.9%|
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