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Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

The Company expects that a significant number of new properties will be opened under various Company brands in the future. As of December 31, 2012 this effort was underscored by executed management or franchise contracts for approximately 200 hotels (or approximately 45,000 rooms) across all brands. The executed contracts represent potential entry into several new countries and expansion into many new markets or markets in which the Company is under-represented. See the table on page 14 of the accompanying schedules for a breakdown of the executed contract base.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Capital expenditures during the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled $91 million, categorized as follows:
  • Maintenance: $42 million
  • Enhancements to existing properties: $39 million
  • Investment in new properties: $10 million

Capital expenditures during the 2012 full fiscal year totaled $301 million, categorized as follows:
  • Maintenance: $106 million
  • Enhancements to existing properties: $153 million
  • Investment in new properties: $42 million

SHARE REPURCHASE

During the fourth quarter, the Company repurchased 2,779,038 shares of Class A common stock at a weighted average price of $36.34 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $101 million. From January 1 through February 8, 2013, the Company repurchased 12,123 shares of Class A common stock at a weighted average price of $37.95 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $0.5 million. The Company has approximately $63 million remaining under its current share repurchase authorization.

CORPORATE FINANCE

During the quarter, the Company completed the following transactions:
  • Acquired the Hyatt Regency Birmingham, previously managed by the Company, for approximately $43 million.
  • Closed on the sale of eight select service hotels with an aggregate of 1,043 rooms for approximately $87 million. The Company will continue to manage these hotels under long-term agreements.
  • Formed a joint venture with Host Hotels & Resorts to develop and operate a Hyatt Residence Club in Maui, Hawaii. The Company expects to invest approximately $40 million in the vacation ownership property.

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company closed on the sale of three select service hotels, with an aggregate of 426 rooms, for approximately $36 million.

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