Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results
February 16, 2023 at 06:55 AM EST
Record Cash Flow from Operations of $674M; Net Rooms Growth of 6.7% Exceeds Expectations
Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results. Highlights include:
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Full Year 2022 Earnings Infographic
Mark S. Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt, said, "Our results in the fourth quarter mark the completion of a truly transformative year. We generated a record level of fees and free cash flow while leading the industry in organic growth for a sixth consecutive year. This outcome is a direct result of successfully executing on our asset-light growth strategy. We continue to experience positive momentum in the markets in which we operate and are optimistic about the year ahead."
Comparable system-wide RevPAR increased 2.4% in the fourth quarter and declined 6.1% for the full year of 2022, compared to the same periods in 2019. Excluding Greater China, system-wide RevPAR increased 6.6% in the fourth quarter and declined 2.5% for the full year of 2022, compared to the same periods in 2019. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the RevPAR recovery continued to be powered by strong pricing with leisure transient and group average rates up 19% and 15% compared to 2019 levels, respectively.
The ALG all-inclusive portfolio also continues to experience positive trends. Net package RevPAR for the same set of properties managed by ALG in the Americas increased 24.4% in the fourth quarter and 12.6% for the full year of 2022, compared to the same periods in 2019. Total Net package revenue for all ALG properties increased 65.4% in the fourth quarter and 48.2% for the full year of 2022, compared to the same periods in 2019, fueled by ALG's net rooms growth in the Americas and significant expansion into Europe.
Segment Results and Highlights
Openings and Development
In the fourth quarter, 57 new hotels (or 10,784 rooms) joined Hyatt's system. Notable openings included 31 franchised hotels (or 5,082 rooms), predominately across Germany, as part of Hyatt's agreement with Lindner Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Impression Moxché, Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Montréal, and Fuji Speedway Hotel and Grayson Hotel in New York City, both part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio.
For the full year of 2022, 120 new hotels (or 23,227 rooms) joined Hyatt's system with 48 properties (or 8,281 rooms) converted to a Hyatt brand.
As of December 31, 2022, the Company had a pipeline of executed management or franchise contracts for approximately 580 hotels (approximately 117,000 rooms), inclusive of ALG's pipeline contribution of approximately 20 hotels (or approximately 8,000 rooms).
Transactions and Capital Strategy
On February 2, 2023, the Company completed the acquisition of Dream Hotel Group and paid cash of approximately $125 million. The terms of the agreement provide for up to an additional $175 million of contingent consideration through 2028 as properties come into the pipeline and open. The acquisition adds 12 lifestyle hotels (or approximately 1,700 rooms) to the Hyatt portfolio, with an additional 24 signed long-term management agreements for hotels expected to open in the future.
The Company is currently marketing two assets held for sale and intends to successfully execute plans to realize $2.0 billion of gross proceeds from the sale of real estate, net of acquisitions, by the end of 2024 as part of its expanded asset-disposition commitment announced in August 2021. As of December 31, 2022, the Company has realized $721 million of proceeds from the net disposition of real estate as part of this commitment.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of December 31, 2022, the Company reported the following:
The Company repurchased a total of 1,158,003 Class A common shares for approximately $106 million in the fourth quarter and repurchased a total of 4,233,894 Class A common shares for approximately $369 million during the full year of 2022. The Company ended the fourth quarter with 47,482,787 Class A and 58,917,749 Class B shares issued and outstanding. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had approximately $559 million remaining under its share repurchase authorization.
The Company is providing the following guidance for the 2023 fiscal year:
Conference Call Information
The Company will hold an investor conference call this morning, February 16, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. CT.
Participants may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company’s website at investors.hyatt.com. Alternatively, participants may access the live call by dialing: 888-412-4131 (U.S. Toll-Free) or 646-960-0134 (International Toll Number) using conference ID# 9019679 approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
A replay of the call will be available Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. CT until Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 10:59 p.m. CT by dialing: 800-770-2030 (U.S. Toll-Free) or 647-362-9199 (International Toll Number) using conference ID# 9019679. An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website for 90 days.
Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements about our plans, strategies, outlook, occupancy, the amount by which the Company intends to reduce its real estate asset base, the expected amount of gross proceeds from the sale of such assets, and the anticipated timeframe for such asset dispositions, the number of properties we expect to open in the future, booking trends, RevPAR trends, our expected Adjusted SG&A expense, our expected capital expenditures, our expected net rooms growth, our expected system-wide RevPAR, our expected one-time integration costs, financial performance, prospects or future events and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "may," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "likely," "will," "would" and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: general economic uncertainty in key global markets and a worsening of global economic conditions or low levels of economic growth; the rate and the pace of economic recovery following economic downturns; global supply chain constraints and interruptions, rising costs of construction-related labor and materials, and increases in costs due to inflation or other factors that may not be fully offset by increases in revenues in our business; risks affecting the luxury, resort, and all-inclusive lodging segments; levels of spending in business, leisure, and group segments, as well as consumer confidence; declines in occupancy and average daily rate; limited visibility with respect to future bookings; loss of key personnel; domestic and international political and geo-political conditions, including political or civil unrest or changes in trade policy; hostilities, or fear of hostilities, including future terrorist attacks, that affect travel; travel-related accidents; natural or man-made disasters, weather and climate-related events, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, floods, wildfires, oil spills, nuclear incidents, and global outbreaks of pandemics or contagious diseases, or fear of such outbreaks; the pace and consistency of recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic and the long-term effects of the pandemic, additional resurgence, or COVID-19 variants, including with respect to global and regional economic activity, travel limitations or bans, the demand for travel, transient and group business, and levels of consumer confidence; the ability of third-party owners, franchisees, or hospitality venture partners to successfully navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, any additional resurgence, or COVID-19 variants or other pandemics, epidemics or other health crises; our ability to successfully achieve certain levels of operating profits at hotels that have performance tests or guarantees in favor of our third-party owners; the impact of hotel renovations and redevelopments; risks associated with our capital allocation plans, share repurchase program, and dividend payments, including a reduction in, or elimination or suspension of, repurchase activity or dividend payments; the seasonal and cyclical nature of the real estate and hospitality businesses; changes in distribution arrangements, such as through internet travel intermediaries; changes in the tastes and preferences of our customers; relationships with colleagues and labor unions and changes in labor laws; the financial condition of, and our relationships with, third-party property owners, franchisees, and hospitality venture partners; the possible inability of third-party owners, franchisees, or development partners to access the capital necessary to fund current operations or implement our plans for growth; risks associated with potential acquisitions and dispositions and our ability to successfully integrate completed acquisitions with existing operations, including with respect to our acquisition of Apple Leisure Group and Dream Hotel Group and the successful integration of each business; failure to successfully complete proposed transactions (including the failure to satisfy closing conditions or obtain required approvals); our ability to successfully execute on our strategy to expand our management and franchising business while at the same time reducing our real estate asset base within targeted timeframes and at expected values; declines in the value of our real estate assets; unforeseen terminations of our management or franchise agreements; changes in federal, state, local, or foreign tax law; increases in interest rates, wages, and other operating costs; foreign exchange rate fluctuations or currency restructurings; risks associated with the introduction of new brand concepts, including lack of acceptance of new brands or innovation; general volatility of the capital markets and our ability to access such markets; changes in the competitive environment in our industry, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, industry consolidation, and the markets where we operate; our ability to successfully grow the World of Hyatt loyalty program and Unlimited Vacation Club paid membership program; cyber incidents and information technology failures; outcomes of legal or administrative proceedings; violations of regulations or laws related to our franchising business and licensing businesses and our international operations; and other risks discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 10-K, which filings are available from the SEC. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth above. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake or assume any obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company refers to certain financial measures that are not recognized under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in this press release, including: Adjusted Net Income (Loss); Adjusted Diluted EPS; Adjusted EBITDA; Adjusted EBITDA Margin; Adjusted SG&A Expenses; and Free Cash Flow. See the schedules to this earnings release, including the "Definitions" section, for additional information and reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures.
Availability of Information on Hyatt's Website and Social Media Channels
Investors and others should note that Hyatt routinely announces material information to investors and the marketplace using U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, press releases, public conference calls, webcasts and the Hyatt Investor Relations website. The Company uses these channels as well as social media channels (e.g., the Hyatt Facebook account (facebook.com/hyatt); the Hyatt Instagram account (instagram.com/hyatt/); the Hyatt Twitter account (twitter.com/hyatt); the Hyatt LinkedIn account (linkedin.com/company/hyatt/); and the Hyatt YouTube account (youtube.com/user/hyatt)) as a means of disclosing information about the Company's business to our guests, customers, colleagues, investors, and the public. While not all of the information that the Company posts to the Hyatt Investor Relations website or on the Company's social media channels is of a material nature, some information could be deemed to be material. Accordingly, the Company encourages investors, the media, and others interested in Hyatt to review the information that it shares at the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page on hyatt.com and on the Company's social media channels. Users may automatically receive email alerts and other information about the Company when enrolling an email address by visiting "Email Alerts" in the "Investor Resources" section of Hyatt's website at investors.hyatt.com. The contents of these websites are not incorporated by reference into this press release or any report or document Hyatt files with the SEC, and any references to the websites are intended to be inactive textual references only.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of December 31, 2022, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,250 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 75 countries across six continents. The Company's offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt®; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt®, and JdV by Hyatt®; and the Inclusive Collection, including Hyatt Ziva®, Hyatt Zilara®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Hyatt Vivid Hotels & Resorts, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
Refer to the tables beginning on page A - 15 of the schedules for a summary of special items impacting Adjusted net income (loss) and Adjusted diluted earnings (losses) per share in the three months and year ended December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.
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