• A total of 3,269 hotels or 331,347 hotel rooms in operation as of December 31, 2016.
  • Net revenues increased 10.9% year-over-year to RMB1,669.9 million (US$240.5 million) 1 for the fourth quarter and 13.2% to RMB6,538.6 million (US$941.8 million) for the full year of 2016, in line with the guidance previously announced.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) increased 18.4% year-over-year to RMB379.3 million (US$54.6 million) for the fourth quarter and increased 34.9% to RMB1,785.8 million (US$257.2 million) for the full year of 2016. 
  • Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited was RMB125.9 million (US$18.1 million) for the fourth quarter and RMB804.6 million (US$115.9 million) for the full year of 2016, increasing 77.9% year-over-year for the fourth quarter and increasing 84.3% for the full year of 2016. 
  • Basic earnings per ADS2 were RMB1.81 (US$0.26) for the fourth quarter of 2016 and RMB11.70 (US$1.68) for the full year of 2016. Diluted earnings per ADS were RMB1.76 (US$0.25) for the fourth quarter of 2016 and RMB11.38 (US$1.64) for the full year of 2016. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB1.99 (US$0.29) for the fourth quarter of 2016 and RMB12.50 (US$1.80) for the full year of 2016 and adjusted diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB1.94 (US$0.28) for the fourth quarter of 2016 and RMB12.16 (US$1.75) for the full year of 2016.
  • The Company provided guidance for Q1 2017 net revenues growth of 7.2% to 8.4% and full year 2017 net revenues growth of 8% to 12%.

SHANGHAI, China, March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) ("China Lodging Group", "Huazhu" or the "Company"), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

Operational Highlights of Fourth Quarter 2016

  • During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company opened 10 leased ("leased-and-owned") hotels and 138 manachised ("franchised-and-managed") and franchised hotels, and closed 11 leased hotels and 66 manachised and franchised hotels.
  • The ADR, which is defined as the average daily rate for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), was RMB186 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with RMB177 in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB194 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase of 5.2% was mainly attributable to more favorable brand mix with an increased proportion of midscale and upscale hotels in operation. The sequential decrease resulted mainly from seasonality.
  • The occupancy rate for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels) was 84.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with 84.3% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 88.9% in the previous quarter. The slight year-over-year increase was mainly due to improved occupancy in mature hotels. The sequential decrease resulted mainly from seasonality.
  • RevPAR, defined as revenue per available room for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), was RMB158 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with RMB149 in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB173 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was a result of higher ADR and higher occupancy rate. The sequential decrease resulted mainly from seasonality.
  • For all hotels which had been in operation for at least 18 months (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), the same-hotel RevPAR was RMB157 for the fourth quarter of 2016, a 2.5% increase from RMB153 for the fourth quarter of 2015, with a 1.6% increase in ADR and a 0.7-percentage-point increase in occupancy rate. The midscale and upscale hotels registered an 8.9% same-hotel RevPAR improvement, with a 7.6% increase in ADR and 1-percentage-point increase in occupancy rate.

Operational Highlights of Full Year 2016
  • For the full year of 2016, the Company opened 33 leased hotels and 704 manachised and franchised hotels, and closed 25 leased hotels and 206 manachised and franchised hotels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 624 leased hotels, 2,471 manachised hotels, and 174 franchised hotels in operation in 367 cities. The number of hotel rooms in operation totaled 331,347, an increase of 18.8% from a year ago.
  • As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 15 leased hotels and 427 manachised and franchised hotels contracted or under construction.
  • For the full year of 2016, the ADR for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels) was RMB185, compared to RMB179 in 2015.
  • For the full year of 2016, the occupancy rate for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels) was 84.9%, compared with 85.3% in 2015. The slight decline in occupancy rate was due to lower occupancy of our new brands, and partially offset by improved occupancy in mature hotels.
  • For the full year of 2016, the RevPAR for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), was RMB157, a 2.7% increase from RMB153 in 2015. The increase was a result of higher ADR.
  • For all the hotels which had been in operation for at least 18 months (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), the same-hotel RevPAR was RMB158 in 2016, a 0.4% increase from RMB157 in 2015, with a 0.5% increase in ADR and a 0.1-percentage-point drop in occupancy rate. In 2016, the midscale and upscale hotels registered an 8.3% same-hotel RevPAR improvement, with a 5.4% increase in ADR and 2.3-percentage-point increase in occupancy rate.
  • As of December 31, 2016, the Company's loyalty program had more than 78 million members, who contributed 80% of room nights sold during the full year of 2016. In 2016, more than 88% of room nights were sold through the Company's own channels.

"We are encouraged by our accelerated blended RevPAR growth this quarter. The year-over-year growth of 5.7% was fueled by the improved blended RevPAR of HanTing hotels thanks to upgrade to HanTing 2.0, coupled with continuously-growing demand for our midscale hotels. In the fourth quarter, the blended RevPAR of HanTing hotels increased by 3% year-over-year, with 31% of rooms under HanTing 2.0 model. We will continue the upgrade program of economy hotels in the next three years, so as to revitalize our flagship brand to attract more customers and franchisees," said Ms. Jenny Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of China Lodging Group.

"In 2017, our focus remains on product quality. In addition to our economy hotels upgrade program, we have also strengthened the brand and operating standards for our existing hotels by removing a number of hotels that failed to comply with our standards. We have also increased the proportion of midscale and upscale hotels in the portfolio. For the full year 2016, midscale and upscale brands accounted for 29% of our net new openings, and 40% of our pipeline as of December 31, 2016. We believe our continued focus on quality and powerful brand portfolio will lead to better operational performance and financial results in the coming quarters," Jenny added.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2016 Financial Results
(RMB in thousands) Q4 2015   Q3 2016   Q4 2016   2015 FY   2016 FY
Revenues:                  
Leased and owned hotels  1,287,714      1,390,334    1,290,575    4,986,872      5,212,405  
Manachised and franchised hotels   305,573       373,239     367,983    1,123,979      1,411,156  
Others   -       10,233     11,365     -       31,219  
Total revenues  1,593,287      1,773,806    1,669,923    6,110,851      6,654,780  
Less: business tax and related surcharges   (86,972 )     -     -     (336,227 )     (116,149 )
Net revenues  1,506,315      1,773,806    1,669,923    5,774,624      6,538,631  
Net revenues from leased and owned hotels  1,217,422      1,390,334    1,290,575    4,712,488      5,121,431  
Net revenues from manachised and franchised hotels   288,893       373,239     367,983    1,062,136      1,386,526  
Others   -       10,233     11,365     -       30,674  
                         
Note: Value-added tax ("VAT") has been implemented for hospitality industry to replace business tax in China effective May 1, 2016. For comparison purpose, the net revenue for each business in Q4 2015 and full year of 2015 and 2016 are calculated with proportional allocation of business tax and related surcharges.  

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB1,669.9 million (US$240.5 million), representing a 10.9% year-over-year increase and a 5.9% sequential decrease. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to our hotel network expansion and improved blended RevPAR. The sequential decrease was due to seasonality.

Net revenues for the full year of 2016 were RMB6,538.6 million (US$941.8 million), representing an increase of 13.2% from the full year of 2015.

Net revenues from leased and owned hotels for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB1,290.6 million (US$185.9 million), representing a 6.0% year-over-year increase and a 7.2% sequential decrease.

For the full year of 2016, net revenues from leased and owned hotels were RMB5,121.4 million (US$737.6 million), representing a 8.7% year-over-year increase.

Net revenues from manachised and franchised hotels for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB368.0 million (US$53.0 million), representing a 27.4% year-over-year increase and a 1.4% sequential decrease.

For the full year of 2016, net revenues from manachised and franchised hotels were RMB 1,386.5 million (US$199.7 million), representing a 30.5% year-over-year increase. It accounts for 21.2% of net revenues, compared to 18.4% of net revenues for the year of 2015.

Other revenues represent revenues generated from other than the operation of hotel businesses, which mainly include revenues from Hua Zhu mall and the provision of IT products and services to hotels, totaling RMB11.4 million (US$1.6 million) in the fourth quarter of 2016.

For the full year of 2016, net revenues from other businesses were RMB30.7 million (US$4.5 million).
(RMB in thousands) Q4 2015   Q3 2016   Q4 2016   2015 FY   2016 FY
Operating costs and expenses:                  
Hotel operating costs  1,198,604    1,249,701    1,264,602    4,512,147    4,932,173
Other operating costs   -     2,258     2,319     -     7,606
Selling and marketing expenses   46,791     31,264     46,142     179,568     146,525
General and administrative expenses    128,233     123,233     143,434     403,008     492,141
Pre-opening expenses   16,216     16,710     19,747     110,011     71,847
Total operating costs and expenses  1,389,844    1,423,166    1,476,244    5,204,734    5,650,292
                   

Hotel operating costs for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB1,264.6 million (US$182.1 million), compared to RMB1,198.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB1,249.7 million in the previous quarter, representing a 5.5% year-over-year increase and a 1.2% sequential increase. Total hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB1,260.9 million (US$181.6 million), representing 75.5% of net revenues, compared to 79.4% for the fourth quarter in 2015 and 70.3% for the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in the percentage was mainly attributable to the improved blended RevPAR and VAT deductions. The sequential increase in the percentage was mainly due to seasonality.

For the full year of 2016, hotel operating costs were RMB4,932.2 million (US$710.4 million), compared to RMB4,512.1 million in 2015. Excluding share-based compensation, hotel operating costs (non-GAAP) were RMB4,918.6 million (US$708.4 million), representing 75.2% of net revenues, compared to 77.9% in 2015.

Selling and marketing expenses for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB46.1 million (US$6.6 million), compared to RMB46.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB31.3 million in the previous quarter. Selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB46.1 million (US$6.6 million), or 2.8% of net revenues, compared to 3.1% for the fourth quarter of 2015 and 1.8% for the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease was mainly attributable to the adjustment related to membership point cost in the fourth quarter of 2016. The sequential increase in the percentage was mainly due to more marketing activities occurred at the year-end.

For the full year of 2016, selling and marketing expenses were RMB146.5 million (US$21.1 million), compared to RMB179.6 million in 2015. Selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB145.7 million (US$21.0 million), representing 2.2% of net revenues, compared to 3.1% in 2015. The year-over-year decrease was mainly attributable to the adjustment related to membership point cost in 2016.

General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB143.4 million (US$20.7 million), compared to RMB128.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB123.2 million in the previous quarter. General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB134.7 million (US$19.4 million), representing 8.1% of net revenues, compared with 7.7% of net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 6.5% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year and sequential increase in the percentage was mainly due to the increase of personnel costs and professional fees.

For the full year of 2016, general and administrative expenses were RMB492.1 million (US$70.9 million), compared to RMB403.0 million in 2015. General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB451.1 million (US$65.0 million), representing 6.9% of net revenues, compared to 6.3% in 2015.

Pre-opening expenses for the fourth quarter of 2016 were RMB19.7 million (US$2.8 million), representing a 21.8% year-over-year increase and an 18.2% sequential increase. The increase was mainly due to more leased and owned hotels are under construction in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Pre-opening expenses for the full year of 2016 were RMB71.8 million (US$10.3 million), compared to RMB110.0 million in 2015, representing a year-over-year decrease of 34.7%. The decrease in pre-opening expenses was mainly attributable to fewer leased hotel opened or under construction in 2016 than in 2015. The pre-opening expenses as a percentage of net revenues decreased to 1.1% in 2016 from 1.9% in 2015.

Income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2016 was RMB185.7 million (US$26.7 million), compared to RMB130.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB351.0 million in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 was RMB198.2 million (US$28.6 million), compared to adjusted income from operation (non-GAAP) of RMB144.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB362.9 million for the previous quarter. The adjusted operating margin,defined as adjusted operating income (non-GAAP) as percentage of net revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 11.8%, compared with 9.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 20.4% in the previous quarter. The improved year-over-year adjusted operating margin was mainly attributable to improved blended RevPAR and VAT deductions. The sequential decrease in the margin was due to seasonality.

Income from operations for the full year of 2016 was RMB870.9 million (US$125.4 million), compared to RMB601.2 million in 2015. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) for the year of 2016 was RMB926.3 million (US$133.4 million), compared to RMB653.7 million for the year of 2015. The adjusted operating margin (non-GAAP) for the year of 2016 was 14.1%, compared with 11.4% for the year of 2015. The improvement of 2.7-percentage-points in the adjusted operating margin was mainly attributable to the higher blended RevPAR and VAT deductions in 2016.

Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited for the fourth quarter of 2016 was RMB125.9 million (US$18.1 million), compared to RMB70.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB293.9 million in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 was RMB138.4 million (US$19.9 million), representing a 63.4% year-over-year increase and a 54.7% sequential decrease.

Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited for the full year of 2016 was RMB804.6 million (US$115.9 million), compared to RMB436.6 million in 2015. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group (non-GAAP) for the full year of 2016 was RMB860.1 million (US$123.9 million), compared to RMB489.1 million in 2015. The year-over-year increase of 75.8% was mainly attributable to the expanded hotel network, improved blended RevPAR, and investment gain in 2016.

Basic and diluted earnings per share/ADS.  For the fourth quarter of 2016, basic earnings per share were RMB0.45 (US$0.07) and diluted earnings per share were RMB0.44 (US$0.06); basic earnings per ADS were RMB1.81 (US$0.26) and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB1.76 (US$0.25). For the fourth quarter of 2016, excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB0.50 (US$0.07) and adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB0.48 (US$0.07); adjusted basic earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB1.99 (US$0.29) and adjusted diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB1.94 (US$0.28).

For the full year of 2016, basic earnings per share were RMB2.92 (US$0.42) and diluted earnings per share were RMB2.84 (US$0.41); basic earnings per ADS were RMB11.70 (US$1.68), while diluted earnings per ADS were RMB11.38 (US$1.64). For the full year of 2016, excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB3.13 (US$0.45), while adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB3.04 (US$0.44), and adjusted basic earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB12.50 (US$1.80), while adjusted diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB12.16 (US$1.75).

EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 was RMB366.8 million (US$52.8 million), compared with RMB 306.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB546.7 million in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2016 was RMB379.3 million (US$54.6 million), compared with RMB320.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 and RMB558.5 million for the previous quarter.

EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the full year of 2016 was RMB1,730.3 million (US$249.2 million), compared to RMB1,271.7 million in 2015. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the full year of 2016 was RMB1,785.8 million (US$257.2 million), compared with RMB1,324.2 million in 2015, representing a 34.9% year-over-year increase. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to the expansion of the Company's hotel network, the improved RevPAR and investment gain in 2016. The adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP) for the year of 2016 was 27.3%, compared with 22.9% for the year of 2015.

Cash flow. Operating cash inflow for the fourth quarter of 2016 was RMB442.5 million (US$63.7 million). Investing cash outflow for the fourth quarter was RMB240.7 million (US$34.7 million).

Operating cash inflow for the full year of 2016 was RMB2,047.7 million (US$294.9 million), representing an increase of 17.0% from 2015. The significant growth was mainly due to the Company's fast network expansion with manachise and franchise models. Investing cash inflow for the full year of 2016 was RMB183.8 million (US$26.5 million), compared to investing cash outflow of RMB 1,550.4 million in 2015. The fluctuation was mainly attributable to cash from business acquisition, the maturity and sale of short-term investment like Home Inn, and decrease in restricted cash.

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a total balance of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash of RMB3,235.5 million (US$466.0 million).

Debt financing. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a short-term loan balance of RMB298.3 million (US$43.0 million) and the total credit facility available to the Company was RMB250.0 million.

Business Outlook and Guidance for 2016"We remain positive about the long-term prospects about China travel industry. In 2017, we continue our consistent execution of asset-light and multiple-brand strategy. We plan to add about 450-500 hotels, with approximately 40% for midscale and upscale hotels. The manachised and franchised hotels continue to be the vast majority of our new openings in 2017, which is similar to 2016," commented Mr. Ji.

In the first quarter of 2017, the Company expects net revenues to grow 7.2% to 8.4% year-over-year. For the full year 2017, the Company expects net revenues to grow 8% to 12% from 2016.

The above forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference CallChina Lodging Group's management will host a conference call at 9 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (or 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the Shanghai/Hong Kong time zone) following the announcement. To participate in the event by telephone, please dial +1 (855) 500 8701 (for callers in the US), +86 400 120 0654 (for callers in China Mainland), +852 3018 6776 (for callers in Hong Kong) or +65 6713 5440 (for callers outside of the US, China Mainland, and Hong Kong) and enter pass code 7256 4976.  Please dial in approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the call.

A recording of the conference call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through March 22, 2017. Please dial +1 (855) 452 5696 (for callers in the US) or +61 2 9003 4211 (for callers outside the US) and entering pass code 7256 4976.

The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties at the Company's Web site, http://ir.huazhu.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement the Company's unaudited consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC: hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses; general and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses; selling expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted income from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted operating margin excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share and per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses; EBITDA; adjusted EBITDA excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted EBITDA margin excluding share-based compensation expenses. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" set forth at the end of this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding Company performance by excluding share-based compensation expenses that may not be indicative of Company operating performance. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing Company performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are also useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used regularly by Company management in financial and operational decision-making. A limitation of using non-GAAP financial measures excluding share-based compensation expenses is that share-based compensation expenses have been - and will continue to be - a significant recurring expense in the Company's business. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.

The Company believes that EBITDA is a useful financial metric to assess the operating and financial performance before the impact of investing and financing transactions and income taxes, given the significant investments that the Company has made in leasehold improvements, depreciation and amortization expense that comprise a significant portion of the Company's cost structure. In addition, the Company believes that EBITDA is widely used by other companies in the lodging industry and may be used by investors as a measure of financial performance. The Company believes that EBITDA will provide investors with a useful tool for comparability between periods because it eliminates depreciation and amortization expense attributable to capital expenditures. The Company also uses adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as EBITDA before share-based compensation expenses, to assess operating results of the hotels in operation. The Company believes that the exclusion of share-based compensation expenses helps facilitate year-on-year comparison of the results of operations as the share-based compensation expenses may not be indicative of Company operating performance. Therefore, the Company believes adjusted EBITDA more closely reflects the performance capability of hotels currently in operation. The presentation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an indication that the Company's future results will be unaffected by other charges and gains considered to be outside the ordinary course of business.

The use of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations. Depreciation and amortization expense for various long-term assets (including land use rights), income tax, interest expense and interest income have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of EBITDA. Share-based compensation expenses have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of adjusted EBITDA. Each of these items should also be considered in the overall evaluation of the results. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the depreciation and amortization, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense, share-based compensation expenses and other relevant items both in the reconciliations to the U.S. GAAP financial measures and in the consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating the performance of the Company.

The terms EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not defined under U.S. GAAP, and neither EBITDA nor adjusted EBITDA is a measure of net income, operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. When assessing the operating and financial performance, investors should not consider these data in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's net income, operating income or any other operating performance measure that is calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company's EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA - or similarly titled measures utilized by other companies - since such other companies may not calculate EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA in the same manner as the Company does.

Reconciliations of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, to the consolidated statement of operations information are included at the end of this press release.

About China Lodging Group, LimitedChina Lodging Group, Limited is a leading hotel operator and franchisor in China under 12 brand names. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 3,269 hotels or 331,347 rooms in operation in 367 cities. With a primary focus on economy and midscale hotel segments, China Lodging Group's brands include Hi Inn, HanTing Hotel, Elan Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Joya Hotel, and Manxin Hotels & Resorts. The Company also has the rights as master franchisee for Mercure, Ibis and Ibis Styles, and co-development rights for Grand Mercure and Novotel, in Pan-China region.

The Company's business includes leased, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers it appoints and collects fees from franchisees. Under the franchise model, the Company provides training, reservation and support services to the franchised hotels and collects fees from franchisees but does not appoint on-site hotel managers. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. As of December 31, 2016, China Lodging Group operates 24 percent of its hotel rooms under lease model, 76 percent under manachise and franchise models.

For more information, please visit the Company's website: http://ir.huazhu.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company's capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "will," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "forecast," "project," or "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. Any or all of the Company's forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, readers should consider various factors, including the anticipated growth strategies of the Company, the future results of operations and financial condition of the Company, the economic conditions of China, the regulatory environment in China, the Company's ability to attract customers and leverage its brand, trends and competition in the lodging industry, the expected growth of the lodging market in China and other factors and risks outlined in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F and other filings. These factors may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In addition, new factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to the Company, which is subject to change. This release also contains statements or projections that are based upon information available to the public, as well as other information from sources which the Company believes to be reliable, but it is not guaranteed by the Company to be accurate, nor does the Company purport it to be complete. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by applicable law.

1 The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") into United States dollars ("US$") is based on the exchange rate of US$1.00=RMB6.9430 on December 31, 2016 as set forth in H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/hist/dat00_ch.htm.

2 Each ADS represents four of the Company's ordinary shares.

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China Lodging Group, Limited  
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  RMB   RMB   US$
  (in thousands)
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents   1,237,838       3,235,007       465,938  
Restricted cash   360,500       500       72  
Short-term investments   506,407       -        -   
Accounts receivable, net   93,956       141,649       20,402  
Loan receivables   26,808       22,410       3,228  
Amounts due from related parties   16,157       98,453       14,180  
Prepaid rent   429,588       446,127       64,256  
Inventories   24,529       21,606       3,112  
Other current assets   167,995       208,929       30,091  
Total current assets   2,863,778       4,174,681       601,279  
           
Property and equipment, net   3,805,886       3,710,468       534,419  
Intangible assets, net   144,812       342,694       49,358  
Land use right   -        145,521       20,959  
Long-term investments   344,242       1,064,321       153,294  
Goodwill   108,344       171,504       24,702  
Loan receivables   12,336       7,269       1,047  
Other assets   195,446       200,492       28,877  
Deferred tax assets   218,677       176,414       25,409  
Total assets   7,693,521       9,993,364       1,439,344  
           
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Short-term debt   324,680       298,291       42,963  
Accounts payable   585,347       584,731       84,219  
Amounts due to related parties   7,653       11,058       1,593  
Salary and welfare payable   210,955       274,259       39,501  
Deferred revenue   705,607       749,793       107,993  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   576,160       895,837       129,027  
Dividends payable   276,261       -        -   
Income tax payable   102,810       152,112       21,909  
Total current liabilities   2,789,473       2,966,081       427,205  
           
Deferred rent   945,192       1,023,843       147,464  
Deferred revenue   180,861       166,963       24,048  
Other long-term liabilities   275,954       323,991       46,664  
Deferred tax liabilities   61,293       96,329       13,874  
Total liabilities   4,252,773       4,577,207       659,255  
           
Equity:          
Ordinary shares   186       204       29  
Treasury shares   (107,331 )     (107,331 )     (15,459 )
Additional paid-in capital   2,470,099       3,699,056       532,776  
Retained earnings   1,007,559       1,812,174       261,007  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   59,596       (4,503 )     (649 )
Total China Lodging Group, Limited shareholders' equity   3,430,109       5,399,600       777,704  
Noncontrolling interest   10,639       16,557       2,385  
Total equity   3,440,748       5,416,157       780,089  
Total liabilities and equity   7,693,521       9,993,364       1,439,344  
           

China Lodging Group, Limited  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
  Quarter Ended   Year Ended
  December 31, 2015   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   December 31, 2016
  RMB   RMB   RMB   US$   RMB   RMB   US$
  (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data)
Revenues:                          
Leased and owned hotels   1,287,714       1,390,334       1,290,575       185,881       4,986,872       5,212,405       750,743  
Manachised and franchised hotels   305,573       373,239       367,983       53,001       1,123,979       1,411,156       203,249  
Others   -        10,233       11,365       1,637       -        31,219       4,496  
Total revenues   1,593,287       1,773,806       1,669,923       240,519       6,110,851       6,654,780       958,488  
Less: business tax and related surcharges   (86,972 )     -        -        -        (336,227 )     (116,149 )     (16,729 )
Net revenues   1,506,315       1,773,806       1,669,923       240,519       5,774,624       6,538,631       941,759  
                           
Operating costs and expenses:                          
Hotel operating costs:                          
Rents   (470,567 )     (458,946 )     (461,112 )     (66,414 )     (1,804,532 )     (1,870,879 )     (269,463 )
Utilities   (85,288 )     (85,953 )     (78,451 )     (11,299 )     (341,620 )     (345,615 )     (49,779 )
Personnel costs   (232,662 )     (282,911 )     (272,706 )     (39,278 )     (919,555 )     (1,088,380 )     (156,759 )
Depreciation and amortization    (164,890 )     (171,089 )     (169,350 )     (24,391 )     (645,058 )     (676,996 )     (97,508 )
Consumables, food and beverage    (130,017 )     (122,071 )     (127,864 )     (18,416 )     (485,099 )     (494,764 )     (71,261 )
Others   (115,180 )     (128,731 )     (155,119 )     (22,342 )     (316,283 )     (455,539 )     (65,611 )
Total hotel operating costs   (1,198,604 )     (1,249,701 )     (1,264,602 )     (182,140 )     (4,512,147 )     (4,932,173 )     (710,381 )
Other operating costs   -        (2,258 )     (2,319 )     (334 )     -        (7,606 )     (1,095 )
Selling and marketing expenses   (46,791 )     (31,264 )     (46,142 )     (6,646 )     (179,568 )     (146,525 )     (21,104 )
General and administrative expenses    (128,233 )     (123,233 )     (143,434 )     (20,659 )     (403,008 )     (492,141 )     (70,883 )
Pre-opening expenses   (16,216 )     (16,710 )     (19,747 )     (2,844 )     (110,011 )     (71,847 )     (10,348 )
Total operating costs and expenses   (1,389,844 )     (1,423,166 )     (1,476,244 )     (212,623 )     (5,204,734 )     (5,650,292 )     (813,811 )
Other operating income (expense), net   14,111       399       (7,961 )     (1,147 )     31,264       (17,440 )     (2,512 )
Income from operations   130,582       351,039       185,718       26,749       601,154       870,899       125,436  
Interest income   9,007       19,154       22,939       3,304       26,712       67,366       9,703  
Interest expense   (1,606 )     (2,158 )     (2,289 )     (329 )     (3,854 )     (11,056 )     (1,592 )
Other income   2,855       11,577       (3,207 )     (462 )     6,979       133,755       19,265  
Foreign exchange gain   4,533       1,800       10,341       1,489       7,814       16,481       2,373  
Income before income taxes   145,371       381,412       213,502       30,751       638,805       1,077,445       155,185  
Income tax expense   (73,742 )     (94,204 )     (87,745 )     (12,638 )     (196,529 )     (287,120 )     (41,354 )
Income (Loss) from equity method investments   (791 )     2,277       3,734       538       (2,896 )     6,157       886  
Net income   70,838       289,485       129,491       18,651       439,380       796,482       114,717  
Less: net  loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests   (78 )     4,384       (3,633 )     (524 )     (2,780 )     8,133       1,171  
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited   70,760       293,869       125,858       18,127       436,600       804,615       115,888  
Other comprehensive income                          
Unrealized securities holding gains (losses), net of tax   106,600       10,395       3,278       472       68,069       16,449       2,369  
Reclassification adjustment of unrealized securities holdin g gains, net of tax, for gain included in net income   -        -        -        -        -        (67,921 )     (9,783 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax     3,342       (1,547 )     (6,911 )     (995 )     3,535       (12,627 )     (1,819 )
Comprehensive income   180,780       298,333       125,858       18,128       510,984       732,383       105,484  
Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to the noncontrolling interest   (78 )     4,384       (3,633 )     (524 )     (2,780 )     8,133       1,171  
Comprehensive income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited   180,702       302,717       122,225       17,604       508,204       740,516       106,655  
                           
Earnings per share:                          
Basic   0.28       1.06       0.45       0.07       1.74       2.92       0.42  
Diluted   0.28       1.03       0.44       0.06       1.70       2.84       0.41  
                           
Earnings per ADS:                          
Basic   1.13       4.24       1.81       0.26       6.97       11.70       1.68  
Diluted   1.10       4.12       1.76       0.25       6.82       11.38       1.64  
                           
Weighted average number of shares used in computation:                          
Basic   249,674       277,169       277,473       277,473       250,533       275,139       275,139  
Diluted   256,546       285,426       285,887       285,887       256,104       282,889       282,889  
                           

China Lodging Group, Limited  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
  Quarter Ended   Year Ended  
  December 31, 2015   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   December 31, 2016  
  RMB   RMB   RMB   US$   RMB   RMB   US$  
  (in thousands)
Operating activities:                            
Net income   70,838       289,485       129,491       18,651       439,380       796,482       114,717    
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                            
Share-based compensation   13,909       11,813       12,527       1,805       52,535       55,436       7,984    
Depreciation and amortization   169,355       175,637       173,826       25,036       661,404       694,894       100,086    
Deferred taxes   (42,673 )     6,426       30,809       4,437       (50,149 )     33,446       4,817    
Bad debt expenses   1,909       (964 )     1,200       173       1,997       1,082       156    
Deferred rent   32,440       20,923       29,764       4,287       130,301       103,322       14,881    
Loss (gain) from disposal of property and equipment   (5,519 )     1,252       1,240       179       (5,519 )     9,333       1,344    
Impairment loss   50,368       51,457       62,669       9,026       95,608       153,741       22,143    
Loss (Income) from equity method investments   791       (2,277 )     (3,734 )     (538 )     2,896       (6,157 )     (887 )  
Investment loss (gain)   (2,766 )     1,989       -       -       (2,767 )     (116,763 )     (16,817 )  
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation   (7,833 )     (3,656 )     (11,470 )     (1,652 )     (12,838 )     (18,645 )     (2,685 )  
                             
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:                            
Accounts receivable   (5,419 )     (4,114 )     922       133       (5,749 )     (46,211 )     (6,656 )  
Prepaid rent   21,191       (22,304 )     (43,153 )     (6,215 )     (44,430 )     (25,380 )     (3,655 )  
Inventories   1,888       (565 )     167       24       5,952       3,923       565    
Amounts due from related parties   -       1       (4,537 )     (653 )     -       (9,314 )     (1,341 )  
Other current assets   (27,515 )     (21,681 )     (11,803 )     (1,700 )     (15,518 )     (40,813 )     (5,878 )  
Other assets   6,544       (6,451 )     5,362       772       1,787       (5,046 )     (727 )  
Accounts payable   8,187       (1,107 )     39,690       5,717       14,194       59,129       8,516    
Amounts due to related parties   1,332       1,764       1,796       259       1,250       7,489       1,079    
Salary and welfare payables   79,990       (27,150 )     111,005       15,988       24,532       60,669       8,738    
Deferred revenue   80,235       (42,477 )     (89,742 )     (12,926 )     216,805       19,529       2,813    
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   58,797       126,971       3,665       528       121,502       202,351       29,145    
Income tax payable and receivable   58,255       54,895       (11,563 )     (1,665 )     56,019       64,087       9,230    
Other long-term liabilities   13,968       10,319       14,339       2,065       60,481       51,072       7,356    
Net cash provided by operating activities    578,272       620,186       442,470       63,731       1,749,673      2,047,656       294,924    
                             
Investing activities:                            
Purchases of property and equipment   (119,380 )     (108,719 )     (109,231 )     (15,733 )     (640,222 )     (503,136 )     (72,467 )  
Purchases of intangibles   (1,182 )     (5,122 )     (3,517 )     (507 )     (8,818 )     (13,557 )     (1,953 )  
Amount received as a result of government zoning   5,721       -       -       -       6,721       2,099       302    
Acquisitions, net of cash received   (3,633 )     (2,926 )     (1,683 )     (242 )     (19,153 )     131,501       18,940    
Proceeds from disposal of subsidiary and branch, net of cash disposed   2,500       -       -       -       5,000       (20,668 )     (2,977 )  
Purchase of long-term investments   (31,168 )     (17,130 )     (152,321 )     (21,939 )     (105,707 )     (293,125 )     (42,219 )  
Proceeds from maturity/sale of long-term investments   14,410       4,553       -       -       14,410       14,842       2,138    
Payment for shareholder loan to joint venture   (134 )     (81 )     (1,214 )     (175 )     (1,386 )     (39,387 )     (5,673 )  
Collection of shareholder loan from joint venture   -       9,285       -       -       1,522       9,285       1,337    
Purchase of short-term investments   -       -       -       -       (434,811 )     -       -    
Proceeds from sale of short-term investment   -       -       -       -       -       526,443       75,824    
Payment for the origination of loan receivables   (5,000 )     (3,020 )     -       -       (53,000 )     (36,420 )     (5,246 )  
Proceeds from collection of loan receivables   32,706       5,401       25,622       3,690       45,587       45,885       6,609    
Decrease (increase) in restricted cash   219,500       358,343       1,657       239       (360,500 )     360,000       51,851    
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   114,340       240,584       (240,687 )     (34,667 )     (1,550,357 )     183,762       26,466    
                             
Financing activities:                            
Net proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares upon exercise of option   10,970       3,299       3,668       528       22,619       12,206       1,759    
Payment of share repurchase   -       -       -       -       (107,331 )     -       -    
Proceeds from short-term debt   -       -       -       -       589,376       281,719       40,576    
Repayment of short-term debt   (269,424 )     (332,555 )     -       -       (283,516 )     (332,555 )     (47,898 )  
Funds advanced from noncontrolling interest holders   5,432       -       7,453       1,073       5,432       11,453       1,650    
Repayment of funds advanced from noncontrolling interest holders   (120 )     -       (400 )     (58 )     (900 )     (600 )     (86 )  
Acquisition of noncontrolling interest   (2,042 )     -       (4,083 )     (588 )     (4,083 )     (4,083 )     (588 )  
Contribution from noncontrolling interest holders   200       800       10,500       1,512       2,450       45,604       6,568    
Dividend paid to noncontrolling interest holders   (120 )     (1,935 )     (612 )     (88 )     (4,604 )     (3,677 )     (530 )  
Dividend paid   -       -       -       -       -       (276,261 )     (39,790 )  
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation   7,833       3,656       11,470       1,652       12,838       18,645       2,685    
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (247,271 )     (326,735 )     27,996       4,031       232,281       (247,549 )     (35,654 )  
                             
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (6,731 )     1,444       3,397       489       (2,624 )     13,300       1,916    
                             
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   438,610       535,479       233,176       33,584       428,973      1,997,169       287,652    
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period   799,228       2,466,352      3,001,831       432,354       808,865      1,237,838       178,286    
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period   1,237,838       3,001,831      3,235,007       465,938       1,237,838      3,235,007       465,938    
                             

China Lodging Group, Limited  
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results
  Quarter Ended December 31, 2016
  GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues   Share-based Compensation   % of Net Revenues   Non-GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues
  RMB       RMB       RMB    
  (in thousands)
                       
Hotel operating costs  1,264,602   75.7 %     3,738   0.2 %    1,260,864   75.5 %
Other operating costs   2,319   0.1 %     -   0.0 %     2,319   0.1 %
Selling and marketing expenses   46,142   2.8 %     52   0.0 %     46,090   2.8 %
General and administrative expenses   143,434   8.6 %     8,737   0.5 %     134,697   8.1 %
Pre-opening expenses   19,747   1.2 %     -   0.0 %     19,747   1.2 %
Total operating costs and expenses  1,476,244   88.4 %     12,527   0.7 %    1,463,717   87.7 %
Income from operations   185,718   11.1 %     12,527   0.7 %     198,245   11.8 %
                       
  Quarter Ended December 31, 2016
  GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues   Share-based Compensation   % of Net Revenues   Non-GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues
  US$         US$       US$    
  (in thousands)
                       
Hotel operating costs   182,140   75.7 %     538   0.2 %     181,602   75.5 %
Other operating costs   334   0.1 %     -   0.0 %     334   0.1 %
Selling and marketing expenses   6,646   2.8 %     8   0.0 %     6,638   2.8 %
General and administrative expenses   20,659   8.6 %     1,259   0.5 %     19,400   8.1 %
Pre-opening expenses   2,844   1.2 %     -   0.0 %     2,844   1.2 %
Total operating costs and expenses   212,623   88.4 %     1,805   0.7 %     210,818   87.7 %
Income from operations   26,749   11.1 %     1,805   0.7 %     28,554   11.8 %
                       
  Quarter Ended September 30, 2016
  GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues   Share-based Compensation   % of Net Revenues   Non-GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues
  RMB       RMB       RMB    
  (in thousands)
                       
Hotel operating costs  1,249,701   70.5 %     3,866   0.2 %    1,245,835   70.3 %
Other operating costs   2,258   0.1 %     -   0.0 %     2,258   0.1 %
Selling and marketing expenses   31,264   1.8 %     244   0.0 %     31,020   1.8 %
General and administrative expenses   123,233   6.9 %     7,703   0.4 %     115,530   6.5 %
Pre-opening expenses   16,710   0.9 %     -   0.0 %     16,710   0.9 %
Total operating costs and expenses  1,423,166   80.2 %     11,813   0.6 %    1,411,353   79.6 %
Income from operations   351,039   19.8 %     11,813   0.6 %     362,852   20.4 %
                       
  Quarter Ended December 31, 2015
  GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues   Share-based Compensation   % of Net Revenues   Non-GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues
  RMB       RMB       RMB    
  (in thousands)
                       
Hotel operating costs  1,198,604   79.6 %     2,352   0.2 %    1,196,252   79.4 %
Other operating costs   -   0.0 %     -   0.0 %     -   0.0 %
Selling and marketing expenses   46,791   3.1 %     100   0.0 %     46,691   3.1 %
General and administrative expenses   128,233   8.5 %     11,457   0.8 %     116,776   7.7 %
Pre-opening expenses   16,216   1.1 %     -   0.0 %     16,216   1.1 %
Total operating costs and expenses  1,389,844   92.3 %     13,909   1.0 %    1,375,935   91.3 %
Income from operations   130,582   8.7 %     13,909   1.0 %     144,491   9.7 %
                       
  Year Ended December 31, 2016
  GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues   Share-based Compensation   % of Net Revenues   Non-GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues
  RMB       RMB       RMB    
  (in thousands)
                       
Hotel operating costs  4,932,173   75.4 %     13,603   0.2 %    4,918,570   75.2 %
Other operating costs   7,606   0.1 %     -   0.0 %     7,606   0.1 %
Selling and marketing expenses   146,525   2.2 %     811   0.0 %     145,714   2.2 %
General and administrative expenses   492,141   7.5 %     41,022   0.6 %     451,119   6.9 %
Pre-opening expenses   71,847   1.1 %     -   0.0 %     71,847   1.1 %
Total operating costs and expenses  5,650,292   86.3 %     55,436   0.8 %    5,594,856   85.5 %
Income from operations   870,899   13.3 %     55,436   0.8 %     926,335   14.1 %
                       
  Year Ended December 31, 2016
  GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues   Share-based Compensation   % of Net Revenues   Non-GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues
  US$         US$         US$      
  (in thousands)
Hotel operating costs   710,381   75.4 %     1,959   0.2 %     708,422   75.2 %
Other operating costs   1,095   0.1 %     -   0.0 %     1,095   0.1 %
Selling and marketing expenses   21,104   2.2 %     117   0.0 %     20,987   2.2 %
General and administrative expenses   70,883   7.5 %     5,908   0.6 %     64,975   6.9 %
Pre-opening expenses   10,348   1.1 %     -   0.0 %     10,348   1.1 %
Total operating costs and expenses   813,811   86.3 %     7,984   0.8 %     805,827   85.5 %
Income from operations   125,436   13.3 %     7,984   0.8 %     133,420   14.1 %
                       
  Year Ended December 31, 2015
  GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues   Share-based Compensation   % of Net Revenues   Non-GAAP Result   % of Net Revenues
  RMB       RMB       RMB    
  (in thousands)
Hotel operating costs  4,512,147   78.1 %     8,835   0.2 %    4,503,312   77.9 %
Other operating costs   -   0.0 %     -   0.0 %     -   0.0 %
Selling and marketing expenses   179,568   3.1 %     907   0.0 %     178,661   3.1 %
General and administrative expenses   403,008   7.0 %     42,793   0.7 %     360,215   6.3 %
Pre-opening expenses   110,011   1.9 %     -   0.0 %     110,011   1.9 %
Total operating costs and expenses  5,204,734   90.1 %     52,535   0.9 %    5,152,199   89.2 %
Income from operations   601,154   10.5 %     52,535   0.9 %     653,689   11.4 %
                       

China Lodging Group, Limited  
  Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results  
  Quarter Ended   Year Ended
  December 31, 2015   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   December 31, 2016
  RMB   RMB   RMB   US$   RMB   RMB   US$
  (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data)            
                           
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP)   70,760       293,869       125,858       18,127       436,600       804,615       115,888  
Share-based compensation expenses   13,909       11,813       12,527       1,805       52,535       55,436       7,984  
Adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP)   84,669       305,682       138,385       19,932       489,135       860,051       123,872  
                           
Earnings per share (GAAP)                          
Basic   0.28       1.06       0.45       0.07       1.74       2.92       0.42  
Diluted   0.28       1.03       0.44       0.06       1.70       2.84       0.41  
                           
Earnings per ADS (GAAP)                          
Basic   1.13       4.24       1.81       0.26       6.97       11.70       1.68  
Diluted   1.10       4.12       1.76       0.25       6.82       11.38       1.64  
                           
Adjusted earnings per share (non-GAAP)                          
Basic   0.34       1.10       0.50       0.07       1.95       3.13       0.45  
Diluted   0.33       1.07       0.48       0.07       1.91       3.04       0.44  
                           
Adjusted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP)                          
Basic   1.36       4.41       1.99       0.29       7.81       12.50       1.80  
Diluted   1.32       4.28       1.94       0.28       7.64       12.16       1.75  
                           
Weighted average number of shares used in computation                          
Basic   249,674       277,169       277,473       277,473       250,533       275,139       275,139  
Diluted   256,546       285,426       285,887       285,887       256,104       282,889       282,889  
                           
  Quarter Ended   Year Ended
  December 31, 2015   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   December 31, 2016
  RMB   RMB   RMB   US$   RMB   RMB   US$
  (in thousands)            
                           
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP)   70,760       293,869       125,858       18,127       436,600       804,615       115,888  
Interest income   (9,007 )     (19,154 )     (22,939 )     (3,304 )     (26,712 )     (67,366 )     (9,703 )
Interest expenses   1,606       2,158       2,289       329       3,854       11,056       1,592  
Income tax expense   73,742       94,204       87,745       12,638       196,529       287,120       41,354  
Depreciation and amortization   169,355       175,637       173,826       25,036       661,404       694,894       100,086  
EBITDA (non-GAAP)   306,456       546,714       366,779       52,826       1,271,675     1,730,319       249,217  
Share-based Compensation   13,909       11,813       12,527       1,805       52,535       55,436       7,984  
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)   320,365       558,527       379,306       54,631       1,324,210     1,785,755       257,201  
                           

China Lodging Group, Limited
Operational Data        
  As of  
  December 31,   September 30, December 31,  
  2015 2016 2016
Total hotels in operation:   2,763     3,198     3,269  
Leased hotels   616     625     624  
Manachised hotels   2,067     2,399     2,471  
Franchised hotels   80     174     174  
Total hotel rooms in operation   278,843     322,785     331,347  
Leased hotels   75,436     77,158     78,160  
Manachised hotels   196,737     229,565     237,094  
Franchised hotels   6,670     16,062     16,093  
Number of cities   352   365     367  
       
  For the quarter ended
  December 31, September 30, December 31,
  2015 2016 2016
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)      
Leased hotels 85.8 % 90.0 % 85.5 %
Manachised hotels 84.2 % 89.3 % 85.4 %
Franchised hotels 67.4 % 74.1 % 68.1 %
Blended 84.3 % 88.9 % 84.7 %
Average daily room rate (in RMB)      
Leased hotels 201   217   211  
Manachised hotels 167   186   178  
Franchised hotels 172   194   180  
Blended 177   194   186  
RevPAR (in RMB)      
Leased hotels 172   195   181  
Manachised hotels 141   166   152  
Franchised hotels 116   144   123  
Blended 149   173   158  
       
  For the full year ended  
  December 31, December 31,  
  2015 2016  
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)      
Leased hotels 86.6 % 86.1 %  
Manachised hotels 85.0 % 85.3 %  
Franchised hotels 70.1 % 68.9 %  
Blended 85.3 % 84.9 %  
Average daily room rate (in RMB)      
Leased hotels 198   208    
Manachised hotels 170   177    
Franchised hotels 177   182    
Blended 179   185    
RevPAR (in RMB)      
Leased hotels 172   179    
Manachised hotels 145   151    
Franchised hotels 124   125    
Blended 153   157    

Same-hotel Operational Data: like-for-like performance for leased and manachised hotels opened for at least 18 months during the current quarter and full year
     
  As of and for the quarter ended
  December 31,  
  2015 2016
Total    2,205     2,205  
Leased hotels   583     583  
Manachised hotels   1,622     1,622  
Occupancy rate (as a percentage) 86.4 % 87.1 %
Average daily room rate (in RMB) 177   180  
RevPAR (in RMB) 153   157  
     
  As of and for full year ended
  December 31,  
  2015 2016
Total    2,205     2,205  
Leased hotels   583     583  
Manachised hotels   1,622     1,622  
Occupancy rate (as a percentage) 87.4 % 87.4 %
Average daily room rate (in RMB) 180   181  
RevPAR (in RMB) 157   158  

Hotel breakdown by segment    
     
  Number of hotels in operation Number of Rooms
  As of   As of  
  December 31, 2016 December 31, 2016
Economy hotels 2,813 270,808
HanTing Hotel 2,181 221,157
Leased hotels 486 56,491
Manachised hotels 1,694 164,602
Franchised hotels 1 64
Hi Inn 375 25,600
Leased hotels 36 3,411
Manachised hotels 294 19,361
Franchised hotels 45 2,828
Elan Hotel 185 13,800
Manachised hotels 149 11,121
Franchised hotels 36 2,679
ibis Hotel 72 10,251
Leased hotels 14 2,572
Manachised hotels 12 1,753
Franchised hotels 46 5,926
Midscale and upscale hotels 456 60,539
JI Hotel 284 39,664
Leased hotels 81 14,314
Manachised hotels 201 25,201
Franchised hotels 2 149
Starway Hotel 136 13,206
Leased hotels 2 386
Manachised hotels 96 9,577
Franchised hotels 38 3,243
Joya Hotel 6 1,131
Leased hotels 3 523
Manachised hotels 3 608
Manxin Hotels & Resorts 2 78
Leased hotels    
Manachised hotels 2 78
ibis Styles Hotel  10 1,614
Manachised hotels  7 1,202
Franchised hotels  3 412
Mercure Hotel 15 4,026
Leased hotels 2 463
Manachised hotels 12 3,285
Franchised hotels 1 278
Novotel Hotel 2 629
Manachised hotels 1 306
Franchised hotels 1 323
Grand Mercure  1 191
Franchised hotels 1 191
Total 3,269 331,347
     

Same-hotel operational data by segment                    
  Number of hotels in operation Same-hotel RevPAR   Same-hotel ADR   Same-hotel Occupancy  
  As of For the quarter ended   For the quarter ended   For the quarter ended  
  December 31, December 31, yoychange December 31, yoychange December 31, yoychange
  2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015   2016  
Economy hotels   1,999   1,999   143   144 1.0 %   165   165 0.2 % 87 % 87 % 0.7 %
Leased hotels   511   511 149 151 0.9 % 175 175 0.3 % 86 % 86 % 0.5 %
Manachised and franchised hotels   1,488   1,488 140 141 1.1 % 160 161 0.2 % 87 % 88 % 0.8 %
Midscale and upscale hotels   206   206   231   251 8.9 %   274   295 7.6 % 84 % 85 % 1.0 %
Leased hotels   72   72 276 301 9.3 % 307 336 9.4 % 90 % 90 % -0.1 %
Manachised and franchised hotels   134   134 195 211 8.2 % 245 259 5.8 % 79 % 81 % 1.9 %
Total   2,205   2,205 153 157 2.5 % 177 180 1.6 % 86 % 87 % 0.7 %
                       
                       
  Number of hotels in operation Same-hotel RevPAR   Same-hotel ADR   Same-hotel Occupancy  
  As of For the year ended   For the year ended   For the year ended  
  December 31, December 31, yoychange December 31, yoychange December 31, yoychange
  2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015   2016  
Economy hotels   1,999   1,999 148 147 -1.2 % 169 167 -0.7 % 88 % 88 % -0.4 %
Leased hotels   511   511 154 151 -1.6 % 176 175 -0.5 % 87 % 86 % -1.0 %
Manachised and franchised hotels   1,488   1,488 146 145 -0.9 % 165 164 -0.8 % 88 % 88 % -0.1 %
Midscale and upscale hotels   206   206 229 248 8.3 % 275 290 5.4 % 83 % 86 % 2.3 %
Leased hotels   72   72 264 291 10.0 % 304 324 6.5 % 87 % 90 % 2.8 %
Manachised and franchised hotels   134   134 195 207 5.9 % 245 253 3.5 % 80 % 82 % 1.8 %
Total   2,205   2,205   157 158 0.4 % 180 181 0.5 % 87 % 87 % -0.1 %

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