Chesapeake Lodging Trust Reports First Quarter Results; Pro Forma RevPAR Increased 12.2% And Pro Forma Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin Increased 410 Basis Points

Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), reported today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Pro Forma RevPAR – 12.2% increase for comparable 10-hotel portfolio over the same period in 2011.
  • Pro Forma Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin – 410 basis point increase for comparable 10-hotel portfolio over the same period in 2011.
  • Acquisitions – Committed $76.2 million to acquire a second hotel, currently under development, in midtown Manhattan.
  • Dividends – Increased first quarter 2012 dividend by 10% to $0.22 per common share (5% annualized yield).

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS

The following is a summary of the consolidated financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 (in millions, except per share amounts):
 
Three months ended
March 31,

2012(1)
 

2011(2)
 
Total revenue $ 50.3 $ 24.0
 
Net loss available to common shareholders $ (0.8 ) $ (1.7 )
Net loss per diluted share $ (0.03 ) $ (0.08 )
 
FFO available to common shareholders $ 5.7 $ 1.3
FFO per diluted share $ 0.18 $ 0.06
 
AFFO available to common shareholders $ 6.1 $ 1.6
AFFO per diluted share $ 0.19 $ 0.07
 
Corporate EBITDA $ 9.2 $ 2.2
 
Adjusted Corporate EBITDA $ 9.6 $ 2.6
 
(1)   Includes results of operations of 11 hotels for the full period and one hotel for part of the period.
(2) Includes results of operations of five hotels for the full period.
 

“We generated very impressive first quarter results with our focused asset management efforts and our desirable locations in several of the country’s strongest performing markets, including Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle,” said James L. Francis, Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We delivered pro forma RevPAR growth which exceeded U.S. industry-wide RevPAR growth by a wide margin of 430 basis points. Even more exciting, we were able to flow through the increased revenue to the bottom line with pro forma Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin expansion of 410 basis points over the same period in 2011.”

Mr. Francis continued, “Our Holiday Inn New York City Midtown – 31 st Street, which opened in January, has ramped up quickly and is outperforming expectations. With the pending acquisition of the Hyatt Place New York Midtown South, we are excited to have two high-quality hotels well located in midtown Manhattan.”

HOTEL OPERATING RESULTS

Management assesses the operating performance of its hotels irrespective of the hotel owner during the periods compared. Included in the following table are comparisons of, on a pro forma basis, occupancy, ADR, RevPAR, Adjusted Hotel EBITDA, and Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin, the key operating metrics that management uses to assess the performance of its hotels. The key operating metrics include the hotel operating results of 10 of the Trust’s 12 hotels owned as of March 31, 2012 (in thousands, except pro forma ADR and pro forma RevPAR). The key operating metrics do not include operating results for the Holiday Inn New York City Midtown – 31 st Street, as the hotel opened for business on January 19, 2012, and the Hotel Adagio, as the hotel was under renovation during the period.
   
Three months ended
March 31,
2012   2011 Change
 
Pro forma occupancy 73.0 % 68.3 % 470 bps
Pro forma ADR $ 168.70 $ 160.68 5.0 %
Pro forma RevPAR $ 123.22 $ 109.81 12.2 %
 
Pro forma Adjusted Hotel EBITDA $ 12,198 $ 9,214 32.4 %
Pro forma Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin 25.7 % 21.6 % 410 bps
 

Funds from operations (FFO), Adjusted FFO (AFFO), net income before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization (Corporate EBITDA), Adjusted Corporate EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA, Adjusted Hotel EBITDA and Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission. See the discussion included in this press release for information regarding these non-GAAP financial measures.

ACQUISITION ACTIVITY

On January 31, 2012, the Trust announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the 185-room Hyatt Place New York Midtown South located in New York, New York for a purchase price of $76.2 million, or approximately $412,000 per key. The hotel is currently under development at 52-54 West 36 th Street, between 5 th Avenue and 6 th Avenue. Closing on the proposed acquisition is expected to occur following completion of the hotel by the seller, anticipated in the third quarter 2012, and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

DIVIDENDS

On January 13, 2012, the Trust paid a dividend of $0.20 per share to its common shareholders of record as of December 31, 2011. On February 8, 2012, the Trust declared a dividend in the amount of $0.22 per share payable to its common shareholders of record as of March 31, 2012. The dividend was paid on April 13, 2012.

2012 OUTLOOK

The Trust is updating its 2012 outlook to incorporate its first quarter results and recent operating trends and fundamentals. The revised outlook assumes no additional financing transactions or acquisitions beyond the acquisition of the Hyatt Place New York Midtown South that is expected to close late in the third quarter 2012 (in millions, except per share amounts):
       
Updated Guidance Previous Guidance
Low     High Low     High
Pro forma RevPAR increase over 2011 7.5 % 9.0 % 6.5 % 8.5 %
Net income available to common shareholders $ 20.5 $ 23.1 $ 19.2 $ 22.1
Adjusted Hotel EBITDA $ 83.2 $ 86.7 $ 82.3 $ 85.6
AFFO per diluted share $ 1.60 $ 1.69 $ 1.55 $ 1.64
 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The Trust reports the following seven non-GAAP financial measures that it believes are useful to investors as key measures of its operating performance: (1) FFO, (2) AFFO, (3) Corporate EBITDA, (4) Adjusted Corporate EBITDA, (5) Hotel EBITDA, (6) Adjusted Hotel EBITDA and (7) Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures is included in the accompanying financial tables.

FFO – The Trust calculates FFO in accordance with standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), which defines FFO as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP), excluding depreciation and amortization, impairment charges, gains (losses) from sales of real estate, the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles, and adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. 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 presentations of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by themselves. By excluding the effect of depreciation and amortization and gains (losses) from sales of real estate, both of which are based on historical cost accounting and which may be of lesser significance in evaluating current performance, the Trust believes that FFO provides investors a useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s operating performance.

AFFO – The Trust further adjusts FFO for certain additional recurring and non-recurring items that are not in NAREIT’s definition of FFO. Specifically, the Trust adjusts for hotel acquisition costs and non-cash amortization of intangible assets and unfavorable contract liabilities. The Trust believes that AFFO provides investors with another financial measure of its operating performance that provides for greater comparability of its core operating results between periods.

Corporate EBITDA – Corporate EBITDA is defined as net income before interest, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. The Trust believes that Corporate EBITDA provides investors a useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s operating performance, excluding the impact of the Trust’s capital structure (primarily interest expense) and the Trust’s asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization).

Adjusted Corporate EBITDA – The Trust further adjusts Corporate EBITDA for certain additional recurring and non-recurring items. Specifically, the Trust adjusts for hotel acquisition costs and non-cash amortization of intangible assets and unfavorable contract liabilities. The Trust believes that Adjusted Corporate EBITDA provides investors with another financial measure of its operating performance that provides for greater comparability of its core operating results between periods.

Hotel EBITDA – Hotel EBITDA is defined as total revenues less total hotel operating expenses. The Trust believes that Hotel EBITDA provides investors a useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s hotel operating performance.

Adjusted Hotel EBITDA – The Trust further adjusts Hotel EBITDA for certain additional recurring and non-recurring items. Specifically, the Trust adjusts for non-cash amortization of intangible assets and unfavorable contract liabilities. The Trust believes that Adjusted Hotel EBITDA provides investors with another useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s hotel operating performance.

Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin – Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin is defined as Adjusted Hotel EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues. The Trust believes that Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin provides investors another useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s hotel operating performance.

CONFERENCE CALL

The Trust will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results. Interested individuals are invited to listen to the call by dialing (877) 683-0303 (U.S./Canadian callers) or (706) 643-5037 (International callers). The conference call ID is 71634369. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be available on the Trust’s website at www.chesapeakelodgingtrust.com. It is recommended that participants call or log on 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to ensure proper connection.

A replay of the conference call will be available two hours after the live call until midnight on May 8, 2012. To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canadian callers) or (404) 537-3406 (International callers). The conference call ID is 71634369. A webcast replay and transcript of the conference call will be archived and available on the Trust’s website for 12 months.

ABOUT CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST

Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in major business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, premium select-service and extended-stay hotels in urban settings or unique locations in the United States. The Trust owns 12 hotels with an aggregate of 3,516 rooms in six states and the District of Columbia. Additional information can be found on the Trust’s website at www.chesapeakelodgingtrust.com.

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “will,” “continue” and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts, such as the Trust’s expectations regarding the future Hotel EBITDA and Adjusted Hotel EBITDA of its existing and to be acquired hotels and the Trust’s 2012 outlook. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks include, but are not limited to: our ability to complete acquisitions; our ability to continue to satisfy complex rules in order for us to remain a REIT for federal income tax purposes; and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business described in the Trust’s filings with the SEC. Although the Trust believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this release is as of May 1, 2012, and the Trust undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Trust’s expectations, except as required by law.
   

CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
 
 
March 31, December 31,
2012 2011

(unaudited)
 
ASSETS
Property and equipment, net $ 877,438 $ 879,224
Intangible assets, net 39,832 39,982
Cash and cash equivalents 14,100 20,960
Restricted cash 15,978 15,034
Accounts receivable, net 9,509 6,302
Prepaid expenses and other assets 12,892 4,370
Deferred financing costs, net   4,837     5,266  
Total assets $ 974,586   $ 971,138  
 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Long-term debt $ 417,190 $ 407,736
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 22,568 21,475
Other liabilities   22,515     21,798  
Total liabilities   462,273     451,009  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 

Preferred shares, $.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding, respectively
- -

Common shares, $.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 32,126,725 shares and 32,161,620 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
321 322
Additional paid-in capital 544,022 543,861
Cumulative dividends in excess of net income (30,788 ) (22,924 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,242 )   (1,130 )
Total shareholders' equity   512,313     520,129  
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 974,586 $ 971,138  
 
   
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2012 2011

 
REVENUE
Rooms $ 38,136 $ 17,269
Food and beverage 10,467 5,881
Other   1,667     837  
Total revenue   50,270     23,987  
 
EXPENSES
Hotel operating expenses:
Rooms 9,724 4,680
Food and beverage 8,183 4,796
Other direct 906 460
Indirect   18,993     9,105  
Total hotel operating expenses 37,806 19,041
Depreciation and amortization 6,530 2,984
Air rights contract amortization 130 130
Corporate general and administrative:
Share-based compensation 782 658
Hotel acquisition costs 309 246
Other   2,024     1,683  
Total operating expenses   47,581     24,742  
 
Operating income (loss) 2,689 (755 )
 
Interest income 3 67
Interest expense   (5,084 )   (2,027 )
 
Loss before income taxes (2,392 ) (2,715 )
 
Income tax benefit   1,596     1,046  
 
Net loss $ (796 ) $ (1,669 )
 
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE:
 
Net loss $ (796 ) $ (1,669 )
Less: Dividends declared on unvested time-based awards (34 ) (59 )
Less: Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested time-based awards   -     -  
Net loss available to common shareholders $ (830 ) $ (1,728 )
 
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted $ (0.03 ) $ (0.08 )
 

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted
31,873,940 22,138,427
 
   
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2012 2011
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (796 ) $ (1,669 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 6,530 2,984
Air rights contract amortization 130 130
Ground lease asset amortization 20 -
Deferred financing costs amortization 439 526
Premium on mortgage loan amortization (53 ) -
Unfavorable contract liability amortization (98 ) -
Share-based compensation 782 658
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net (3,207 ) (112 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (2,851 ) (1,287 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,079 (572 )
Other liabilities   65     (3 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   2,040     655  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Deposits on hotel acquisitions (2,000 ) (3,500 )
Improvements and additions to hotels (4,744 ) (171 )
Investment in hotel construction loan (2,268 ) -
Change in restricted cash   (944 )   (915 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (9,956 )   (4,586 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from sale of common shares, net of underwriting fees - 230,291
Payment of offering costs related to sale of common shares - (418 )
Net borrowings (repayments) under revolving credit facility 10,000 (45,000 )
Scheduled principal payments on mortgage debt (493 ) -
Payment of deferred financing costs (10 ) (425 )
Deposit on loan application (1,400 ) -
Payment of dividends to common shareholders (6,420 ) (3,679 )
Repurchase of common shares   (621 )   (209 )
Net cash provided by financing activities   1,056     180,560  
Net increase (decrease) in cash (6,860 ) 176,629
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   20,960     10,551  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 14,100   $ 187,180  
 
 
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
 

The following table reconciles net loss available to common shareholders to FFO and AFFO available to common shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
   
Three Months Ended March 31,
2012   2011
 
Net loss available to common shareholders $ (830 ) $ (1,728 )

Add:

Depreciation and amortization
  6,530     2,984  
FFO available to common shareholders 5,700 1,256
 

Add:

Hotel acquisition costs
309 246
Non-cash amortization(1)   60     135  
AFFO available to common shareholders $ 6,069   $ 1,637  
 
FFO per common share - basic and diluted $ 0.18 $ 0.06
 
AFFO per common share - basic and diluted $ 0.19 $ 0.07
 

(1)
 

Includes non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, unfavorable contract liability, and air rights contract.
 

 

The following table reconciles net loss to Corporate EBITDA and Adjusted Corporate EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
   
Three Months Ended March 31,
2012   2011
 
Net loss $ (796 ) $ (1,669 )
Add: Depreciation and amortization 6,530 2,984
Interest expense 5,084 2,027
Income tax benefit (1,596 ) (1,046 )
Less: Interest income   (3 )   (67 )
Corporate EBITDA 9,219 2,229
 
Add: Hotel acquisition costs 309 246
Non-cash amortization(1)   60     135  
Adjusted Corporate EBITDA $ 9,588   $ 2,610  
 

(1)
 

Includes non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, unfavorable contract liability, and air rights contract.
 

 

The following table calculates for comparable 10-hotel portfolio pro forma Hotel EBITDA, Adjusted Hotel EBITDA and Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
   
Three Months Ended March 31,
2012   2011
 
Total revenue $ 47,408 $ 42,697

Less:

Total hotel operating expenses
  35,140     33,488  
Hotel EBITDA 12,268 9,209
 
Less: Non-cash amortization(1)   (70 )   5  
Adjusted Hotel EBITDA $ 12,198   $ 9,214  
 
Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin 25.7 % 21.6 %
 

(1)
 

Includes non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, and unfavorable contract liability.
 
 
The following table calculates forecasted Hotel EBITDA and Adjusted Hotel EBITDA for the year ending December 31, 2012:
   
Year Ending December 31, 2012
Low   High
 
Total revenue $ 252,300 $ 256,100

Less:

Total hotel operating expenses
  168,820     169,120  
Hotel EBITDA 83,480 86,980
 
Less: Non-cash amortization(1)   (280 )   (280 )
Adjusted Hotel EBITDA $ 83,200   $ 86,700  
 

(1)
 

Includes non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, and unfavorable contract liability.
 
 

The following table reconciles forecasted net income available to common shareholders to FFO and AFFO available to common shareholders for the year ending December 31, 2012:
   
Year Ending December 31, 2012
Low   High
 
Net income available to common shareholders $ 20,490 $ 23,140
Add: Depreciation and amortization   27,640   27,640
FFO available to common shareholders 48,130 50,780
 
Add: Hotel acquisition costs 2,780 2,780
Non-cash amortization(1)   240   240
AFFO available to common shareholders $ 51,150 $ 53,800
 
FFO per diluted common share $ 1.51 $ 1.59
 
AFFO per diluted common share $ 1.60 $ 1.69
 
Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding 31,904 31,904
 

(1)
 

Includes non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, unfavorable contract liability, and air rights contract.
 
       
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
CURRENT HOTEL PORTFOLIO
 
 
Purchase Price
Hotel Location Rooms (in millions) Acquisition Date
 
1 Hyatt Regency Boston Boston, MA 502 $ 112.00 March 18, 2010
2 Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 188 46.00 June 1, 2010
3 Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort Anaheim, CA 153 25.00 July 30, 2010
4 Boston Marriott Newton Newton, MA 430 77.25 July 30, 2010
5 Le Meridien San Francisco San Francisco, CA 360 143.00 December 15, 2010
6 Homewood Suites Seattle Convention Center Seattle, WA 195 53.00 May 2, 2011
7 W Chicago - City Center Chicago, IL 368 128.80 May 10, 2011
8 Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, CA 210 55.50 June 17, 2011
9 Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard Washington, DC 204 68.00 June 30, 2011

10
Hotel Adagio San Francisco, CA 171 42.25 July 8, 2011

11
Denver Marriott City Center Denver, CO 613 119.00 October 3, 2011

12
Holiday Inn New York City Midtown - 31st Street New York, NY 122 52.20 December 22, 2011
   
3,516 $ 922.00
 

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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