Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM), The Healthy Way of Life Company, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.
Fourth quarter 2013 revenue grew 5.7% to $291.0 million from $275.3 million during the same period last year. Revenue for the full year grew 7.0% to $1.206 billion from $1.127 billion during the same period last year.
Net income for the quarter was $26.0 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, compared to net income of $23.4 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, for 4Q 2012. Net income for the full year was $121.7 million, or $2.93 per diluted share, compared to net income of $111.5 million, or $2.66 per diluted share for the prior-year period.
“2013 served as an important transition year for our company,” said Bahram Akradi, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We continued to differentiate Life Time in keeping with our strategy to operate a high barrier to entry business model in what is a low barrier to entry industry. We also concentrated on further aligning our company for higher growth in 2014 and beyond by ensuring our businesses operate in highly synergistic fashion and our comprehensive array of healthy way of life programs and services are optimized to deliver tremendous value for communities, organizations and individuals.”During the quarter, the Company opened its third center in New Jersey, located in Montvale (greater New York market). In 2014, plans call for six new center openings in existing and new markets, led by Westchester County, New York, the Company’s second New York location, which opened on February 6. The remaining planned new center openings will be in the Tampa, Florida; Orange County, California; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit, Michigan; and Las Vegas, Nevada markets. Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013, Financial Highlights: Total revenue for the fourth quarter grew 5.7% to $291.0 million from $275.3 million in 4Q 2012. Total revenue for the full year grew 7.0% to $1.206 billion from $1.127 billion during the prior-year period.
| 4Q 2013 vs. 4Q 2012
(in millions except revenue per membership data)
$190.0 vs. $179.7 (up 5.8%)
|In-center revenue||$89.0 vs. $83.0 (up 7.3%)|
|Other revenue||$8.6 vs. $9.1 (down 4.9%)|
|Average center revenue per Access membership||$412 vs. $388 (up 6.4%)|
|Average in-center revenue per Access membership||$132 vs. $122 (up 7.6%)|
|Same-center revenue (open 13 months or longer)||Up 3.6%|
|Same-center revenue (open 37 months or longer)||Up 2.7%|
2013 vs. 2012
(in millions except revenue per membership data)
$766.8 vs. $727.6 (up 5.4%)
|In-center revenue||$375.5 vs. $348.3 (up 7.8%)|
|Other revenue||$49.6 vs. $35.7 (up 38.8%)|
|Average center revenue per Access membership||$1,656 vs. $1,567 (up 5.7%)|
|Average in-center revenue per Access membership||$545 vs. $507 (up 7.5%)|
|Same-center revenue (open 13 months or longer)||Up 4.0%|
|Same-center revenue (open 37 months or longer)||Up 3.2%|
- Access memberships were down 0.6% to 678,619 at December 31, 2013, from 682,621 at December 31, 2012.
- Non-Access memberships grew 6.2% to 110,871 at December 31, 2013, from 104,382 at December 31, 2012.
- Attrition in 4Q 2013 was 9.8% compared to 9.1% in the prior-year period. Attrition for the trailing 12-month period ended December 31, 2013, was 35.8% compared to trailing 12-month attrition of 33.5% at December 31, 2012.
- Income from operations margin was 16.7% for 4Q 2013 compared to 16.0% in the prior-year period.
- Income from operations margin was 18.6% for the full year compared to 18.5% in 2012.
|(Expense as a percent of total revenue)||4Q 2013 vs. 4Q 2012||2013 vs. 2012|
|Center operations||58.1% vs. 57.8%||57.7% vs. 58.2%|
|Advertising and marketing||4.2% vs. 4.0%||3.6% vs. 3.5%|
|General and administrative||4.6% vs. 5.3%||4.9% vs. 5.0%|
|Other operating||6.2% vs. 6.1%||5.3% vs. 4.6%|
|Depreciation and amortization||10.2% vs. 10.8%||9.9% vs. 10.2%|
- As a percentage of total revenue, EBITDA in 4Q 2013 was 27.0% in 4Q 2013, compared to 26.9% in the prior year period.
- For the full year, EBITDA, as a percentage of total revenue, was 28.6% compared to 28.8% in the prior-year period.
- Revenue is expected to be up 8-9.5%, or $1.300-1.320 billion, driven primarily by price and mix optimization, square foot expansion, and growth in in-center and ancillary business revenue.
- Net income is expected to be up 3-7%, or $125.0-130.0 million, driven by revenue growth, partially offset by increased costs associated with the acceleration of new center growth.
- Diluted earnings per common share is expected to be $3.05-3.15.
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