LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Results

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. The Company’s results include the following:
           
Fourth Quarter Year-to-Date
2012 2011 2012 2011
($'s in millions except per share/unit data)
 
Total Revenue $ 215.7 $ 179.0 $ 867.1 $ 719.0
Net income to common shareholders $ 10.0 $ 0.6 $ 45.1 $ 12.9
Net income to common shareholders per diluted share $ 0.11 $ 0.01 $ 0.52 $ 0.16
EBITDA (1) $ 62.3 $ 47.1 $ 253.5 $ 201.0
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ 62.2 $ 49.2 $ 263.2 $ 204.4
FFO (1) $ 41.4 $ 28.2 $ 169.6 $ 123.3
Adjusted FFO (1) $ 41.3 $ 30.3 $ 179.3 $ 127.7
FFO per diluted share/unit (1) $ 0.47 $ 0.34 $ 1.97 $ 1.52
Adjusted FFO per diluted share/unit (1) $ 0.47 $ 0.36 $ 2.08 $ 1.57
 
RevPAR $ 154.88 $ 149.25 $ 160.38 $ 153.39
RevPAR growth 3.8 % 4.6 %
Hotel EBITDA Margin 30.6 % 30.7 % 32.1 % 31.0 %
Hotel EBITDA Margin growth -17 bps 113 bps
 

 

(1) See tables later in press release, which list adjustments that reconcile net income to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), adjusted EBITDA, funds from operations ("FFO"), FFO per share/unit, adjusted FFO, adjusted FFO per share/unit and hotel EBITDA. EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, FFO, FFO per share/unit, adjusted FFO, adjusted FFO per share/unit and hotel EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. See further discussion of these non-GAAP measures and reconciliations to net income later in this press release.

Fourth Quarter Highlights
  • RevPAR: Room revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 increased 3.8 percent to $154.88, as a result of a 3.4 percent increase in average daily rate (“ADR”) to $209.06 and a 0.3 percent increase in occupancy to 74.1 percent.
  • RevPAR excluding Washington, DC: Excluding Washington, DC, RevPAR during the fourth quarter increased 5.8 percent, comprised of a 4.9 percent improvement in ADR and a 0.9 percent increase in occupancy.
  • Hotel EBITDA Margin: The Company’s hotel EBITDA margin for the fourth quarter was 30.6 percent.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: The Company’s adjusted EBITDA was $62.2 million, an increase of 26.3 percent over the fourth quarter of 2011 .
  • Adjusted FFO: The Company generated fourth quarter adjusted FFO of $41.3 million, or $0.47 per diluted share/unit, compared to $30.3 million or $0.36 per diluted share/unit for the comparable prior year period. Adjusted FFO per share/unit increased 30.6 percent.
  • Acquisitions: The Company acquired L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California for $76.9 million. The Company also acquired a majority interest in The Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts through a joint venture with the original developer and co-owner, an entity controlled by Dick Friedman of Carpenter & Company, Inc. The total value of the Liberty transaction was $170.0 million.
  • Capital Markets: On December 19, 2012, the Company sold 9,200,000 common shares of beneficial interest, including the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, at a price to the public of $23.70 per share. The majority of the offering’s $209.1 million of net proceeds were used to acquire a majority interest in The Liberty Hotel.
  • Capital Investments: The Company invested $19.0 million of capital in its hotels, including the commencement of the renovation of the Park Central Hotel and WestHouse in Manhattan and Hotel Monaco San Francisco.
  • Dividends: On December 14, 2012, the Company declared a fourth quarter 2012 dividend of $0.20 per common share of beneficial interest.
  • Election of Board Member: The Company announced that Denise Coll has been elected to the Company’s Board of Trustees, effective March 2, 2013.

“We are very proud of our accomplishments during the fourth quarter and for the entire year 2012,” said Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Hotel Properties. “Our portfolio delivered another year of outstanding performance, setting portfolio records in average daily rate, occupancy, RevPAR and hotel EBITDA margins, resulting in substantial adjusted corporate EBITDA and adjusted FFO per share growth.”

“We’ve continued to improve our already high-quality portfolio with acquisitions in key markets and by commencing value-creating projects like the work we are doing at Park Central and WestHouse in New York City.”

“Furthermore, we have substantially reduced our cost of debt from 5.2 percent in 2011 to 4.3 percent in 2012 by executing on two term loans with very attractive interest rates.”

Full Year 2012 Highlights
  • RevPAR: RevPAR increased 4.6 percent to $160.38, as a result of a 4.0 percent increase in ADR to $202.82 and a 0.5 percent increase in occupancy to 79.1 percent. In 2012, the Company achieved its highest-ever reported ADR and RevPAR, while achieving its highest-ever reported occupancy for the second year in a row.
  • RevPAR excluding Washington, DC: Excluding Washington, DC, RevPAR for 2012 increased 6.0 percent, comprised of a 5.3 percent improvement in ADR and a 0.7 percent increase in occupancy.
  • Hotel EBITDA Margin: The Company’s hotel EBITDA margin was 32.1 percent, which was its highest-ever reported margin and represents an improvement of 113 basis points compared to 2011.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: The Company’s adjusted EBITDA was $263.2 million, an increase of 28.8 percent over 2011.
  • Adjusted FFO: The Company generated adjusted FFO of $179.3 million, or $2.08 per diluted share/unit, compared to $127.7 million or $1.57 per diluted share/unit during 2011. Adjusted FFO per share/unit increased 32.5 percent.
  • Acquisitions: The Company invested $458.1 million to acquire three properties and the mezzanine loan secured by two Santa Monica, California hotels during 2012 bringing the three-year acquisition investment total to $1.5 billion. The 2012 acquisitions include the following:
    • Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC for $143.8 million on March 8;
    • The mezzanine loan secured by Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California for $67.4 million on July 13. The Company purchased the debt instrument for 93.6 percent of the $72.0 million face value of the loan;
    • L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California for $76.9 million on December 6; and
    • The majority interest in The Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts in a transaction valued at $170.0 million on December 28.
  • Capital Markets: The Company completed several capital markets initiatives during 2012 including the following:
    • Throughout 2012, the Company sold 2,359,108 common shares under its ATM program at an average net price of $27.11 per share for net proceeds of $64.0 million;
    • On March 30, 2012, the Company retired $59.6 million of mortgage debt secured by Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter using proceeds from its senior unsecured credit facility;
    • On May 16, 2012, the Company entered into a new $177.5 million unsecured loan with a seven-year term maturing on May 16, 2019. The term loan was swapped to a fixed interest rate for the full seven-year term. The term loan’s interest rate will be 3.87 percent when the Company’s leverage ratio is between 4.0 and 4.75 times;
    • On May 21, 2012, the Company redeemed all 7.5% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares and 8.0% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. Total combined redemption value for the Series D and E Preferred Shares was approximately $166.8 million; and
    • On August 2, 2012, the Company entered into a new $300.0 million unsecured loan with a five-year term maturing on August 2, 2017, including a one-year extension subject to certain conditions. The term loan was swapped to a fixed interest rate for the full five-year term. The term loan's interest rate will be 2.68 percent when the Company's leverage ratio is between 4.0 and 4.75 times.
    • On December 19, 2012, the Company sold 9,200,000 common shares of beneficial interest, including the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares, at a price to the public of $23.70 per share, resulting in net proceeds of $209.1 million.
    • The Company’s cost of debt was reduced from 5.2 percent in 2011 to 4.3 percent in 2012. Also, the cost of debt and preferred was reduced from 6.0 percent in 2011 to 4.9 percent in 2012.
  • Capital Investments: The Company invested $67.9 million of capital in its hotels throughout the year, completing the 33-room expansion and renovation of Hotel Amarano Burbank and the renovations of The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Le Parc Suite Hotel and Le Montrose Suite Hotel in West Hollywood and The Hotel Roger Williams in New York. The Company’s capital investments also include the commencement of the renovation of the Park Central Hotel and WestHouse in Manhattan and Hotel Monaco San Francisco.

Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2012, the Company had total outstanding debt of $1.25 billion, including $153.0 million outstanding on its senior unsecured credit facility. Total net debt to trailing 12 month Corporate EBITDA (as defined in the Company’s senior unsecured credit facility) was 4.2 times as of December 31, 2012 and its fixed charge coverage ratio was 3.0 times. For the fourth quarter, the Company’s weighted average interest rate was 4.3 percent. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had $52.5 million of cash and cash equivalents on its balance sheet and capacity of $619.7 million available on its credit facilities.

Subsequent Events

On February 20, 2013, the Company entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. to establish a new at-the-market (“ATM”) program totaling $250.0 million. The new ATM program replaces the previous $250.0 million program, of which $146.0 million remained.

2013 Outlook

The Company is providing its 2013 outlook based on an economic environment that continues to improve and assuming no acquisitions and no capital markets activities. The Company’s RevPAR growth and financial expectations for 2013 are as follows:
       
Current Outlook
Low-end High-end
($'s in millions except per share/unit data)
 
 
 

Excluding Park Central Hotel
RevPAR growth 3.0% 6.0%
Hotel EBITDA Margins 31.4% 32.4%
Hotel EBITDA Margin Change 0 bps 100 bps

Including Park Central Hotel
RevPAR growth 0.0% 3.0%
Hotel EBITDA Margins 31.5% 32.5%
Hotel EBITDA Margin Change -50 bps 50 bps
 
 

Entire Portfolio (Including Park Central Hotel)
Adjusted EBITDA $ 275.0 $ 295.0
Adjusted FFO $ 195.0 $ 214.0
Adjusted FFO per diluted share/unit $ 2.03 $ 2.23
Income Tax Expenses $ 4.5 $ 5.5
 

Capital Investments
Portfolio Excluding Park Central $ 70.0 $ 75.0
Park Central $ 60.0 $ 70.0
Portfolio Including Park Central $ 130.0 $ 145.0

2013 First Quarter Outlook

Based on the portfolio’s performance quarter-to-date, the Company expects first quarter RevPAR, excluding the Park Central Hotel to increase 4.0 percent to 6.0 percent. The Company expects its portfolio, including the Park Central Hotel to generate adjusted EBITDA of $37.0 million to $39.0 million and adjusted FFO per share/unit of $0.24 to $0.26.

Earnings Call

The Company will conduct its quarterly conference call on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:30 AM EST. To participate in the conference call, please dial (888) 466-4587. Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call will be available through the Company’s website. To access, log on to http://www.lasallehotels.com. A replay of the conference call will be archived and available online through the Investor Relations section of http://www.lasallehotels.com.

LaSalle Hotel Properties is a leading multi-operator real estate investment trust. The Company owns 40 hotels and a mezzanine loan secured by two hotels in Santa Monica, CA. The properties are upscale, full-service hotels, totaling more than 10,600 guest rooms in 13 markets in 9 states and the District of Columbia. The Company focuses on owning, redeveloping and repositioning upscale, full-service hotels located in urban, resort and convention markets. LaSalle Hotel Properties seeks to grow through strategic relationships with premier lodging companies, including Westin Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Outrigger Lodging Services, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Benchmark Hospitality, White Lodging Services Corporation, Thompson Hotels, Davidson Hotel Company, Denihan Hospitality Group, the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, Accor, Destination Hotels & Resorts, HEI Hotels & Resorts, JRK Hotel Group, Inc., Viceroy Hotel Group, Highgate Hotels and Access Hotels & Resorts.

This press release, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by the Company, contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and includes this statement for purposes of complying with these safe harbor provisions. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe the Company's future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words “will,” "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project" or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, among others, statements about outlook for RevPAR, adjusted FFO, adjusted EBITDA, hotel EBITDA margins and derivations thereof and the Company’s outlook for capital investments. You should not rely on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and which could materially affect actual results, performances or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, (i) the Company’s dependence on third-party managers of its hotels, including its inability to implement strategic business decisions directly, (ii) risks associated with the hotel industry, including competition, increases in wages, energy costs and other operating costs, actual or threatened terrorist attacks, downturns in general and local economic conditions and cancellation of or delays in the completion of anticipated demand generators, (iii) the availability and terms of financing and capital and the general volatility of securities markets, (iv) risks associated with the real estate industry, including environmental contamination and costs of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar laws, (v) interest rate increases, (vi) the possible failure of the Company to qualify as a REIT and the risk of changes in laws affecting REITs, (vii) the possibility of uninsured losses, (viii) risks associated with redevelopment and repositioning projects, including delays and cost overruns and (ix) the risk factors discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as updated in its Quarterly Reports. Accordingly, there is no assurance that the Company's expectations will be realized. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)
   

 
For the three months ended For the year ended
December 31, December 31,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Revenues:
Hotel operating revenues:
Room $ 146,015 $ 114,953 $ 595,330 $ 471,023
Food and beverage 54,008 50,333 210,306 193,332
Other operating department 14,405   12,276   56,510   49,650  
Total hotel operating revenues 214,428 177,562 862,146 714,005
Other income 1,236   1,417   4,929   5,002  
Total revenues 215,664   178,979   867,075   719,007  
Expenses:
Hotel operating expenses:
Room 38,361 28,946 150,564 115,839
Food and beverage 38,406 34,589 149,894 133,838
Other direct 4,935 4,653 20,778 20,390
Other indirect 54,276   46,306   212,001   182,771  
Total hotel operating expenses 135,978 114,494 533,237 452,838
Depreciation and amortization 31,452 27,710 124,363 111,282
Real estate taxes, personal property taxes and insurance 11,621 8,955 44,551 35,425
Ground rent 1,975 1,859 8,588 7,720
General and administrative 5,134 4,201 19,769 17,120
Acquisition transaction costs 441 1,997 4,498 2,571
Other expenses 626   778   3,017   2,527  
Total operating expenses 187,227   159,994   738,023   629,483  
Operating income 28,437 18,985 129,052 89,524
Interest income 2,397 26 4,483 48
Interest expense (14,505 ) (10,138 ) (52,896 ) (39,704 )
Income before income tax expense and discontinued operations 16,329 8,873 80,639 49,868
Income tax expense (2,142 ) (1,378 ) (9,062 ) (7,048 )
Income from continuing operations 14,187   7,495   71,577   42,820  
Discontinued operations:
Income from operations of properties disposed of, including gain on sale 0 388 0 829
Income tax benefit (expense) 0   79   0   (33 )
Net income from discontinued operations 0   467   0   796  
Net income 14,187   7,962   71,577   43,616  
Noncontrolling interests:
Redeemable noncontrolling interest in loss of consolidated entity 0 0 0 2
Noncontrolling interests of common units in Operating Partnership (57 ) (1 ) (281 ) (1 )
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (57 ) (1 ) (281 ) 1  
Net income attributable to the Company 14,130 7,961 71,296 43,617
Distributions to preferred shareholders (4,166 ) (7,402 ) (21,733 ) (29,952 )
Issuance costs of redeemed preferred shares 0   0   (4,417 ) (731 )
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 9,964   $ 559   $ 45,146   $ 12,934  
 
 
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income - Continued

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)
   
For the three months ended For the year ended
December 31, December 31,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Earnings per Common Share - Basic:
Net income attributable to common shareholders before discontinued operations and excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares $ 0.11 $ 0.00 $ 0.52 $ 0.15
Discontinued operations 0.00   0.01   0.00   0.01  
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares $ 0.11   $ 0.01   $ 0.52   $ 0.16  
Earnings per Common Share - Diluted:
Net income attributable to common shareholders before discontinued operations and excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares $ 0.11 $ 0.00 $ 0.52 $ 0.15
Discontinued operations 0.00   0.01   0.00   0.01  
Net income attributable to common shareholders excluding amounts attributable to unvested restricted shares $ 0.11   $ 0.01   $ 0.52   $ 0.16  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 87,186,328 83,417,987 85,757,969 81,155,228
Diluted 87,325,471 83,530,710 85,897,274 81,326,304
 
Comprehensive Income:
Net income $ 14,187 $ 7,962 $ 71,577 $ 43,616
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Unrealized income (loss) on interest rate derivative instruments 775   0   (7,759 ) 0  
Comprehensive income 14,962 7,962 63,818 43,616
Noncontrolling interests:
Redeemable noncontrolling interest in loss of consolidated entity 0 0 0 2
Noncontrolling interests of common units in Operating Partnership (62 ) (1 ) (257 ) (1 )
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests (62 ) (1 ) (257 ) 1  
Comprehensive income attributable to the Company $ 14,900   $ 7,961   $ 63,561   $ 43,617  
 
 
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
FFO and EBITDA

(in thousands, except share/unit data)

(unaudited)
   
For the three months ended For the year ended
December 31, December 31,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 9,964 $ 559 $ 45,146 $ 12,934
Depreciation 31,326 27,566 123,809 110,760
Amortization of deferred lease costs 100 93 371 318
Noncontrolling interests:
Redeemable noncontrolling interest in consolidated entity 0 0 0 (2 )
Noncontrolling interests of common units in Operating Partnership 57 1 281 1
Less: Net gain on sale of property 0   0   0   (760 )
FFO $ 41,447 $ 28,219 $ 169,607 $ 123,251
Management transition and severance costs (93 ) 0 1,447 579
Preferred share issuance costs 0 0 4,417 731
Acquisition transaction costs 441 1,997 4,498 2,571
Tax adjustment related to disposition 0 0 0 244
Non-cash ground rent 112 115 454 347
Mezzanine loan discount amortization (583 ) 0   (1,074 ) 0  
Adjusted FFO $ 41,324   $ 30,331   $ 179,349   $ 127,723  
 
Weighted Average number of common shares and units outstanding:
Basic 87,482,628 83,427,649 86,054,269 81,157,663
Diluted 87,621,771 83,540,372 86,193,574 81,328,739
 
FFO per diluted share/unit $ 0.47 $ 0.34 $ 1.97 $ 1.52
Adjusted FFO per diluted share/unit $ 0.47 $ 0.36 $ 2.08 $ 1.57
 
For the three months ended For the year ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 9,964 $ 559 $ 45,146 $ 12,934
Interest expense 14,505 10,138 52,896 39,704
Income tax expense (1) 2,142 1,299 9,062 7,081
Depreciation and amortization 31,452 27,710 124,363 111,282
Noncontrolling interests:
Redeemable noncontrolling interest in consolidated entity 0 0 0 (2 )
Noncontrolling interests of common units in Operating Partnership 57 1 281 1
Distributions to preferred shareholders 4,166   7,402   21,733   29,952  
EBITDA $ 62,286 $ 47,109 $ 253,481 $ 200,952
Management transition and severance costs (93 ) 0 1,447 579
Preferred share issuance costs 0 0 4,417 731
Acquisition transaction costs 441 1,997 4,498 2,571
Net gain on sale of property 0 0 0 (760 )
Non-cash ground rent 112 115 454 347
Mezzanine loan discount amortization (583 ) 0   (1,074 ) 0  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 62,163 $ 49,221 $ 263,223 $ 204,420
Corporate expense 6,618 4,823 23,622 19,792
Interest and other income (3,526 ) (1,442 ) (9,212 ) (5,093 )
Hotel level adjustments, net (806 ) 10,952   (2,818 ) 37,665  
Hotel EBITDA $ 64,449   $ 63,554   $ 274,815   $ 256,784  
 

(1) Includes amounts from discontinued operations.

With respect to Hotel EBITDA, the Company believes that excluding the effect of corporate-level expenses, non-cash items, and the portion of these items related to unconsolidated entities, provides a more complete understanding of the operating results over which individual hotels and operators have direct control. We believe property-level results provide investors with supplemental information on the ongoing operational performance of our hotels and effectiveness of the third-party management companies operating our business on a property-level basis.

Hotel EBITDA includes all properties owned as of December 31, 2012 for the Company's period of ownership in 2012 and the comparable period in 2011. Exceptions: Hotel EBITDA excludes March period of ownership for Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC and partial December ownership of L'Auberge Del Mar and The Liberty Hotel. Hotel EBITDA for all stated periods excludes any properties the Company has sold.

 
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
Hotel Operational Data
Schedule of Property Level Results

(in thousands)

(unaudited)
   
For the three months ended For the year ended
December 31, December 31,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Revenues:
Room $ 145,209 $ 139,405 $ 592,785 $ 563,856
Food and beverage 53,138 53,717 208,935 211,577
Other 12,473   13,646   53,629   52,926
Total hotel revenues 210,820   206,768   855,349   828,359
 
Expenses:
Room 38,157 35,608 149,772 143,725
Food and beverage 37,815 37,629 148,892 149,832
Other direct 4,503 4,668 20,195 20,877
General and administrative 17,332 17,076 66,862 65,744
Sales and marketing 13,565 13,624 56,109 54,432
Management fees 7,802 7,305 29,192 28,342
Property operations and maintenance 7,585 7,473 30,532 30,103
Energy and utilities 5,572 6,739 23,442 25,231
Property taxes 10,514 9,590 40,491 39,135
Other fixed expenses 3,526   3,502   15,047   14,154
Total hotel expenses 146,371   143,214   580,534   571,575
 
Hotel EBITDA $ 64,449   $ 63,554   $ 274,815   $ 256,784
 

Note:

This schedule includes operating data for all properties owned as of December 31, 2012 for the Company's period of ownership in 2012 and the comparable period in 2011. Exceptions: The schedule excludes the March period of ownership for Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC and partial December ownership of L'Auberge Del Mar and The Liberty Hotel. All stated periods exclude any properties the Company has sold. Hotel EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing hotel EBITDA for the period by the total hotel revenues for the period.

LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
Statistical Data for the Hotels

(unaudited)
   
For the three months ended For the year ended
December 31, December 31,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Total Portfolio
Occupancy 74.1 % 73.8 % 79.1 % 78.7 %
Increase 0.3 % 0.5 %
ADR $ 209.06 $ 202.11 $ 202.82 $ 194.94
Increase 3.4 % 4.0 %
RevPAR $ 154.88 $ 149.25 $ 160.38 $ 153.39
Increase 3.8 % 4.6 %

Note:

This schedule includes operating data for all properties owned as of December 31, 2012 for the Company's period of ownership in 2012 and the comparable period in 2011. All stated periods exclude any properties the Company has sold.

 
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
Statistical Data for the Hotels

(unaudited)
 

Prior Year Operating Data Including Park Central Hotel
         
First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Full Year
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
Occupancy 72.0 % 83.9 % 86.4 % 74.3 % 79.2 %
ADR $ 179.19 $ 219.00 $ 208.84 $ 212.87 $ 205.78
RevPAR $ 128.95 $ 183.69 $ 180.42 $ 158.24 $ 162.89
 

Prior Year Operating Data Excluding Park Central Hotel
         
First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Full Year
2012 2012 2012 2012   2012
Occupancy 69.7 % 82.6 % 85.4 % 72.3 % 77.5 %
ADR $ 183.73 $ 216.69 $ 207.59 $ 204.45 $ 203.95
RevPAR $ 128.10 $ 179.00 $ 177.28 $ 147.90 $ 158.12
 

Note:

The schedules above include operating data for all properties owned as of December 31, 2012, unless otherwise noted.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

FFO, EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA

The Company considers the non-GAAP measures of FFO (including FFO per share/unit), EBITDA and hotel EBITDA to be key supplemental measures of the Company's performance and should be considered along with, but not as alternatives to, net income or loss as a measure of the Company's operating performance. 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 real estate industry investors consider FFO, EBITDA and hotel EBITDA to be helpful in evaluating a real estate company's operations.

The White Paper on FFO approved by NAREIT in April 2002, as revised in 2011, defines FFO as net income or loss (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains or losses from sales of properties, impairment write-downs and items classified by GAAP as extraordinary, plus real estate-related depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred finance costs) and after comparable adjustments for the Company's portion of these items related to unconsolidated entities and joint ventures. The Company computes FFO consistent with standards established by NAREIT, which may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than the Company.

With respect to FFO, the Company believes that excluding the effect of extraordinary items, real estate-related depreciation and amortization, and the portion of these items related to unconsolidated entities, all of which are based on historical cost accounting and which may be of limited significance in evaluating current performance, can facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and between REITs, even though FFO does not represent an amount that accrues directly to common shareholders. However, FFO may not be helpful when comparing the Company to non-REITs.

With respect to EBITDA, the Company believes that excluding the effect of non-operating expenses and non-cash charges, and the portion of these items related to unconsolidated entities, all of which are also based on historical cost accounting and may be of limited significance in evaluating current performance, can help eliminate the accounting effects of depreciation and amortization, and financing decisions and facilitate comparisons of core operating profitability between periods and between REITs, even though EBITDA also does not represent an amount that accrues directly to common shareholders.

With respect to hotel EBITDA, the Company believes that excluding the effect of corporate-level expenses, non-cash items, and the portion of these items related to unconsolidated entities, provides a more complete understanding of the operating results over which individual hotels and operators have direct control. We believe property-level results provide investors with supplemental information on the ongoing operational performance of our hotels and effectiveness of the third-party management companies operating our business on a property-level basis.

FFO, EBITDA and hotel EBITDA do not represent cash generated from operating activities as determined by GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income or loss, cash flows from operations or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP. FFO, EBITDA and hotel EBITDA are not measures of the Company's liquidity, nor are FFO, EBITDA and hotel EBITDA indicative of funds available to fund the Company's cash needs, including its ability to make cash distributions. These measurements do not reflect cash expenditures for long-term assets and other items that have been and will be incurred. FFO, EBITDA and hotel EBITDA may include funds that may not be available for management's discretionary use due to functional requirements to conserve funds for capital expenditures, property acquisitions, and other commitments and uncertainties. To compensate for this, management considers the impact of these excluded items to the extent they are material to operating decisions or the evaluation of the Company's operating performance.

Adjusted FFO and Adjusted EBITDA

The Company presents adjusted FFO (including adjusted FFO per share/unit) and adjusted EBITDA, which adjusts for certain additional items including gains on sale of property and impairment losses (to the extent included in EBITDA), acquisition transaction costs, costs associated with the departure of executive officers, costs associated with the recognition of issuance costs related to the calling of preferred shares and certain other items. The Company excludes these items as it believes it allows for meaningful comparisons with other REITs and between periods and is more indicative of the ongoing performance of its assets. As with FFO, EBITDA, and hotel EBITDA, the Company’s calculation of adjusted FFO and adjusted EBITDA may be different from similar adjusted measures calculated by other REITs.

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