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Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

/EIN News/ -- FAIRFAX, Va., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (the “Company” or “Playa”) (NASDAQ: PLYA) today announced results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 Results

  • Net Income was $43.0 million compared to $21.8 million in 2018
  • Adjusted Net Income was $46.9 million compared to $35.1 million in 2018
  • Net Package RevPAR decreased 10.7% over 2018 to $244.20, driven by a 2.4% decrease in Net Package ADR and a 750 basis points decrease in Occupancy
  • Comparable Net Package RevPAR decreased 5.3% over 2018 to $264.55, driven by a 1.3% decrease in Net Package ADR and a 360 basis points decrease in Occupancy
  • Owned Resort EBITDA decreased 0.3% over 2018 to $82.4 million
  • Owned Resort EBITDA Margin decreased 4.1 percentage points over 2018 to 43.8%
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 0.3% over 2018 to $74.8 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA Margin decreased 3.5 percentage points over 2018 to 39.6%

“Despite the unfavorable holiday shift, supply growth in a few key markets, and the last vestiges of group cancellations in Cabo, we exceeded the high-end of our implied first quarter EBITDA outlook primarily on higher property-level margins as proactive changes by our new regional management teams, and the power of our all-inclusive resort model enabled us to better flex our property-level costs during our peak season, more than offsetting the negative effects of the unfavorable shift in the timing of the Easter holiday.

With the holiday shift now behind us, we expect demand patterns and results to return to more normalized trends in May and beyond, and we are reiterating our full year outlook. We are just six short months away from the unveiling of five U.S. brand affiliated flagship resorts, which will attract new and repeat lower-cost-of- acquisition guests, while diversifying our cash flow streams, and once again drive returns in excess of our cost of capital.

I couldn't be more excited to introduce our loyal and future guests to these new Hyatt and Hilton all-inclusive experiences. I believe the growth in our EBITDA, combined with the diversification in our cash flow streams, the inflection in our free cash flow, and subsequent deleveraging, will be transformative for both our company, and the price of our shares.”

Bruce D. Wardinski, Chairman and CEO of Playa Hotels & Resorts

Financial and Operating Results

The following table sets forth information with respect to the operating results of our total portfolio and comparable portfolio for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 ($ in thousands):

Total Portfolio            
    Three Months Ended March 31,    
      2019       2018     Change
Occupancy     80.1 %     87.6 %   (7.5) pts
Net Package ADR   $ 304.88     $ 312.33     (2.4)%
Net Package RevPAR   $ 244.20     $ 273.50     (10.7)%
Total Net Revenue (1)   $ 188,941     $ 173,152     9.1%
Owned Net Revenue (2)   $ 188,005     $ 172,504     9.0%
Owned Resort EBITDA (3)   $ 82,357     $ 82,583     (0.3)%
Owned Resort EBITDA Margin   43.8 %     47.9 %   (4.1) pts
Other corporate - unallocated $ 8,506     $ 8,320     2.2%
Management Fee Revenue   $ 934     $ 296     215.5%
Adjusted EBITDA (4)   $ 74,785     $ 74,559     0.3%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     39.6 %     43.1 %   (3.5) pts
             
             
             
             
Comparable Portfolio (5)        
    Three Months Ended March 31,    
      2019       2018     Change
Occupancy     83.8 %     87.4 %   (3.6) pts
Net Package ADR   $ 315.55     $ 319.85     (1.3)%
Net Package RevPAR   $ 264.55     $ 279.46     5.3%
Total Net Revenue (1)   $ 134,024     $ 141,096     (5.0)%
Owned Net Revenue (2)   $ 133,087     $ 140,449     (5.2)%
Owned Resort EBITDA (3)   $ 60,096     $ 66,152     (9.2)%
Owned Resort EBITDA Margin   45.2 %     47.1 %   (1.9) pts
Other corporate - unallocated $ 8,506     $ 8,320     2.2%
Management Fee Revenue   $ 934     $ 296     215.5%
Adjusted EBITDA (4)   $ 52,524     $ 58,127     (9.6)%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     39.2 %     41.2 %   (2.0) pts


(1) Total Net Revenue represents revenue from the sale of all-inclusive packages, which include room accommodations, food and beverage services and entertainment activities, net of compulsory tips paid to employees in all of our jurisdictions, as well as revenue from other goods, services and amenities not included in the all-inclusive package. Government mandated compulsory tips in the Dominican Republic are not included in this adjustment as they are already excluded from revenue in accordance with U.S. GAAP. A description of how we compute Total Net Revenue and a reconciliation of Total Net Revenue to total revenue can be found in the section “Definitions of Non-U.S. GAAP Measures and Operating Statistics” below. Total Net Revenue also includes all Management Fee Revenue.

(2) Owned Net Revenue excludes Management Fee Revenue, Jamaica delayed opening accrual reversal and MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and events) revenue.

(3) A description of how we compute Owned Resort EBITDA and a reconciliation of net income to Owned Resort EBITDA can be found in the section “Definitions of Non-U.S. GAAP Measures and Operating Statistics” below.

(4) A description of how we compute Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA can be found in the section “Definitions of Non-U.S. GAAP Measures and Operating Statistics” below.

(5) For the three months ended March 31, 2019 the comparable portfolio excludes the following non-comparable resorts: Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Resort, Hilton Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa and Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana.

Balance Sheet

As of March 31, 2019, the Company held $111.0 million in cash and cash equivalents. Total interest-bearing debt was $994.0 million, comprised entirely of our term loan secured debt due 2024. Effective March 29, 2018, we entered into two interest rate swaps to fix LIBOR at 2.85% on $800.0 million of our Term Loan B. As of March 31, 2019, there were no amounts outstanding on the Company’s $100.0 million Revolving Credit Facility.

We have spent $170.4 million on the development of our new 750-room Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, inclusive of land costs. Adjusting for this construction in progress spending, our net leverage stood at 4.0x as of March 31, 2019.

For the remainder of 2019, we anticipate spending a total of approximately $135.0 million in capital expenditures, which breaks out as follows: approximately $35.0 million to complete the Hilton conversions, approximately $85.0 million to finish the construction of Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Cap Cana, and approximately $15.0 million in maintenance capital expenditures. All development and rebranding projects currently remain on-time and on-budget with anticipated openings in the fourth quarter of 2019.

On December 17, 2018, we announced that our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $100.0 million of Playa's outstanding ordinary shares as market conditions and the Company’s liquidity warrant. During the first quarter of 2019, we purchased 198,179 of our ordinary shares at an average price of $7.68 per share. From April 1, 2019 through May 2, 2019, we purchased an additional 94,673 of our ordinary shares at an average price of $7.83 per share. As of May 2, 2019, there was approximately $97.4 million remaining under our share repurchase authorization.

Guidance

Achievement of the anticipated results is subject to the risks disclosed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expects Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2019 to be as follows:

  Low End   High End
Adjusted EBITDA $165.0 million   $175.0 million

Our 2019 outlook is predicated on the following assumptions:

  • Comparable revenue growth: slightly negative to slightly positive;
  • $25 - $30 million of forgone EBITDA owing to the rebranding and renovations at the Hilton La Romana All- Inclusive Resorts and the Hilton Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort;
  • $3 million in incremental electricity costs year-over-year;
  • $1 - $2 million in incremental property-level environmental taxes and minimum wage related increases;
  • A full year contribution from the Sagicor portfolio, which we acquired in June of 2018;
  • Potential future acquisitions, dispositions, or management agreement changes are explicitly excluded from our outlook.

The Company is unable to provide a reconciliation of our 2019 Adjusted EBITDA outlook to our anticipated 2019
U.S. GAAP net income as we are unable to reasonably estimate the impact of our income tax provision, which could be significantly impacted by several factors including future fluctuations in foreign currencies.

Earnings Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter results on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The conference call can be accessed by dialing (833) 683-7154 for domestic participants and (409) 983-9744 for international participants. The conference ID number is 4495114. Additionally, interested parties may listen to a taped replay of the entire conference call commencing two hours after the call’s completion on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This replay will run through Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The access number for a taped replay of the conference call is (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 using the same conference ID number. There will also be a webcast of the conference call accessible on the Company’s investor relations website at www.investors.playaresorts.com.

About the Company

Playa is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in popular vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 21 resorts (7,914 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In Mexico, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen, Hilton Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. In Jamaica, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort and Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. In the Dominican Republic, Playa owns and manages the Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Family Resort and the Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Adult Resort. Playa also owns four resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party and Playa manages the Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains ‘‘forward-looking statements,’’ as defined by federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect Playa’s current expectations and projections about future events at the time, and thus involve uncertainty and risk. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “may,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” and the negatives of these words and other similar expressions generally identify forward looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Playa’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2019, as such factors may be updated from time to time in Playa’s periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in Playa’s filings with the SEC. While forward-looking statements reflect Playa’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. Playa disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to Playa (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).

Definitions of Non-U.S. GAAP Measures and Operating Statistics

Occupancy

“Occupancy” represents the total number of rooms sold for a period divided by the total number of rooms available during such period. Occupancy is a useful measure of the utilization of a resort’s total available capacity and can be used to gauge demand at a specific resort or group of properties during a given period. Occupancy levels also enable us to optimize Net Package ADR by increasing or decreasing the stated rate for our all-inclusive packages as    demand for a resort increases or decreases.

Net Package Average Daily Rate (“Net Package ADR”)

“Net Package ADR” represents total Net Package Revenue for a period divided by the total number of rooms sold during such period. Net Package ADR trends and patterns provide useful information concerning the pricing environment and the nature of the guest base of our portfolio or comparable portfolio, as applicable. Net Package ADR is a commonly used performance measure in the all-inclusive segment of the lodging industry, and is commonly used to assess the stated rates that guests are willing to pay through various distribution channels.

Net Package Revenue per Available Room (“Net Package RevPAR”)

“Net Package RevPAR” is the product of Net Package ADR and the average daily occupancy percentage. Net Package RevPAR does not reflect the impact of non-package revenue. Although Net Package RevPAR does not include this additional revenue, it generally is considered the key performance measure in the all-inclusive segment of the lodging industry to identify trend information with respect to net room revenue produced by our portfolio or comparable portfolio, as applicable, and to evaluate operating performance on a consolidated basis or a regional basis, as applicable.

Net Package Revenue, Net Non-package Revenue, Owned Net Revenue, Management Fee Revenue, Cost Reimbursements and Total Net Revenue

“Net Package Revenue” is derived from the sale of all-inclusive packages, which include room accommodations,   food and beverage services and entertainment activities, net of compulsory tips paid to employees in all of our jurisdictions. Government mandated compulsory tips in the Dominican Republic are not included in this adjustment,  as they are already excluded from revenue. Revenue is recognized, net of discounts and rebates, when the rooms are occupied and/or the relevant services have been rendered. Advance deposits received from guests are deferred and included in trade and other payables until the rooms are occupied and/or the relevant services have been rendered, at which point the revenue is recognized.

“Net Non-package Revenue” represents all other revenues earned from the operations of our resorts, other than Net Package Revenue, net of compulsory tips paid to employees in all of our jurisdictions. Government mandated compulsory tips in the Dominican Republic are not included in this adjustment, as they are already excluded from revenue. Net Non-package Revenue includes revenue associated with guests' purchases of upgrades, premium services and amenities, such as premium rooms, dining experiences, wines and spirits and spa packages, which are not included in the all-inclusive package. Revenue not included in a guest’s all-inclusive package is recognized   when the goods are consumed.

“Owned Net Revenue” represents Net Package Revenue and Net Non-Package Revenue. Owned Net Revenue represents a key indicator to assess the overall performance of our business and analyze trends, such as consumer demand, brand preference and competition. In analyzing our Owned Net Revenues, our management differentiates between Net Package Revenue and Net Non-package Revenue. Guests at our resorts purchase packages at stated rates, which include room accommodations, food and beverage services and entertainment activities, in contrast to other lodging business models, which typically only include the room accommodations in the stated rate. The amenities at all-inclusive resorts typically include a variety of buffet and á la carte restaurants, bars, activities, and shows and entertainment throughout the day.

“Management Fee Revenue” is derived from fees earned for managing hotels owned by third-parties. The fees earned are typically composed of a base fee, which is computed as a percentage of revenue, and an incentive fee, which is computed as a percentage of profitability. Management Fee Revenue was immaterial to our operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, but we expect Management Fee Revenue to be a more relevant indicator to assess the overall performance of our business in the future as we enter into more management  contracts.

“Total Net Revenue” represents Net Package Revenue, Net Non-package Revenue and Management Fee Revenue. “Cost Reimbursements” is excluded from Total Net Revenue as it is not considered a key indicator of financial and operating performance. Cost reimbursements is derived from the reimbursement of certain costs incurred by Playa    on behalf of resorts managed by Playa and owned by third parties. This revenue is fully offset by reimbursable costs and has no net impact on operating income or net income.

The following table shows a reconciliation of Net Package Revenue, Net Non-package Revenue and Management Fee Revenue to total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 ($ in thousands):

Total Portfolio        
  Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2019     2018  
   
Net Package Revenue        
Comparable Net Package Revenue $ 115,736   $ 122,261  
Non-comparable Net Package Revenue   48,051     28,629  
Net Package Revenue   163,787     150,890  
         
Net Non-package Revenue        
Comparable Net Non-package Revenue   17,354     18,539  
Non-comparable Net Non-package Revenue   6,866     3,427  
Net Non-package Revenue   24,220     21,966  
         
Net Management Fee Revenue        
Comparable Net Management Fee Revenue   934     296  
Non-comparable Net Management Fee Revenue   -     -  
Net Management Fee Revenue   934     296  
         
Net Revenue:        
Comparable Net Revenue   134,024     141,096  
Non-comparable Net Revenue   54,917     32,056  
Total Net Revenue   188,941     173,152  
Plus: compulsory tips   6,267     3,651  
Cost reimbursements   588     44  
Total revenue $ 195,796   $ 176,847  
         

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Owned Resort EBITDA, Owned Resort EBITDA Margin and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

We define EBITDA, a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, as net income or loss, determined in accordance with
U.S. GAAP, for the period presented, before interest expense, income tax  and  depreciation  and  amortization expense. We define Adjusted EBITDA, a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, as EBITDA further adjusted to exclude the following items:

  • Other expense
  • Pre-opening expense
  • Transaction expenses
  • Severance expense
  • Other tax expense
  • Gain on property damage insurance proceeds
  • Share-based compensation
  • Loss on extinguishment of debt
  • Other items which may include, but are not limited to the following: management contract termination fees; gains or losses from legal settlements; repairs from hurricanes and tropical storms; impairment loss and Jamaica delayed opening accrual reversals.

We include the non-service cost components of net periodic pension benefit (cost) recorded within other expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in calculating Adjusted EBITDA as they are considered part  of our ongoing resort operations.

“Owned Resort EBITDA” represents Adjusted EBITDA before corporate expenses and Management Fee Revenue. “Owned Resort EBITDA Margin” represents Owned Resort EBITDA as a percentage of Owned Net Revenue. “Adjusted EBITDA Margin” represents Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Total Net Revenue.

Adjusted Net Income

“Adjusted Net Income” represents net income attributable to Playa, determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, excluding special items which are not reflective of our core operating performance, such as one-time expenses related to transaction expenses.

Non-U.S. GAAP Measures

Net Package Revenue, Net Non-package Revenue, Owned Net Revenue, Total Net Revenue, Net Package ADR and Net Package RevPAR are all useful to investors as they more accurately reflect our operating results by excluding compulsory tips. These tips have a margin of zero and do not represent our operating margins.

We also believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors for two principal reasons. First, we believe Adjusted EBITDA assists investors in comparing our performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis by removing from our operating results the impact of items that do not reflect our core operating performance. For example, changes in foreign exchange rates (which are the principal driver of changes in other expense), and expenses related to capital raising, strategic initiatives and other corporate initiatives, such as expansion into new markets (which are the principal drivers of changes in transaction expenses), are not indicative of the operating performance of our resorts. The other adjustments included in our definition of Adjusted EBITDA relate to items that occur infrequently and therefore would obstruct the comparability of our operating results over reporting periods. For example, revenue from insurance policies, other than business interruption insurance policies, is infrequent in nature, and we believe excluding these expense and revenue items permits investors to better evaluate the core operating performance of our resorts over time. We  believe Adjusted EBITDA Margin provides our investors a useful measurement of operating profitability for the same reasons we find Adjusted EBITDA useful.

The second principal reason that we believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors is that it is considered a key performance indicator by our board of directors (our “Board”) and management. In addition, the compensation committee of our Board determines the annual variable compensation for certain members of our management  based, in part, on consolidated Adjusted EBITDA. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because  it provides investors with information utilized by our Board and management to assess our performance and may (subject to the limitations described below) enable investors to compare the performance of our portfolio to our competitors.

Adjusted Net Income is non-GAAP performance measure that provides meaningful comparisons of ongoing operating results, by removing from net income the impact of items that do not reflect our normalized operations.

Any of our non-U.S. GAAP financial measures are not substitutes for revenue, net income or any other measure determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  There are limitations to the utility of non-U.S. GAAP financial measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA. For example, other companies in our industry may define Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do. As a result, it may be difficult to use Adjusted EBITDA or similarly named non-U.S. GAAP financial measures that other companies publish to compare the performance of  those  companies  to  our performance. Because of these limitations, all of our non-U.S. GAAP financial measures should not be considered     as a measure of the income or loss generated by our business or discretionary cash available for investment in our business, and investors should carefully consider our U.S. GAAP results presented. A reconciliation of net income as computed under U.S. GAAP to Adjusted Net Income is presented below.

Comparable Non-U.S. GAAP Measures

We believe that presenting Adjusted EBITDA, Total Net Revenue, Net Package Revenue and Net Non-package Revenue on a comparable basis is useful to investors because these measures include only the results of resorts   owned and in operation for the entirety of the periods presented and thereby eliminate disparities in results due to the acquisition or disposition of resorts or the impact of resort closures or re-openings in connection with redevelopment or renovation projects. As a result, we believe these measures provide more consistent metrics for comparing the performance of our operating resorts. We calculate Comparable Adjusted EBITDA, comparable Total Net Revenue, comparable Net Package Revenue and comparable Net Non-package Revenue as the total amount of each respective measure less amounts attributable to non-comparable resorts, by which we mean resorts that were    not owned or in operation during some or all of the relevant reporting period.

Our comparable resorts for the three months ended March 31, 2019 exclude the following: Hilton La Romana All- Inclusive Resort and Hilton Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort, which are currently under renovations, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa and Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, which were acquired on June 1, 2018, and Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana, a ground up development projected to open during the fourth quarter of 2019.

A reconciliation of net income as computed under U.S. GAAP to Comparable Adjusted EBITDA is presented below. For a reconciliation of comparable Net Package Revenue, comparable Net Non-package Revenue, comparable Management Fee Revenue and comparable Total Net Revenue to total revenue as computed under U.S. GAAP, see “Net Package Revenue, Net Non-package Revenue, Owned Net Revenue, Management Fee Revenue, Cost Reimbursements and Total Net Revenue” in this section.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 
Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Owned Resort EBITDA
($ in thousands)

The following is a reconciliation of our U.S. GAAP net income to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Owned Resort EBITDA and Comparable Owned Resort EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

      Three Months Ended March 31,
        2019       2018  
Net income   $   42,988     $   21,817  
Interest expense       14,194         21,882  
Income tax provision (benefit)       (10,547 )       9,583  
Depreciation and amortization       22,311         15,689  
EBITDA       68,946         68,971  
           
Other expense(a)     602         1,824  
Share-based compensation       2,748         1,786  
Pre-opening expense       89         -   
Transaction expense(b)     1,967         2,344  
Other tax expense(c)     359         431  
Jamaica delayed opening reversal(d)     -          (342 )
Non-service cost components of net periodic pension benefit (cost)(e)     74         (455 )
Adjusted EBITDA       74,785         74,559  
Other corporate - unallocated       8,506         8,320  
Management Fee Revenue       (934 )       (296 )
Owned Resort EBITDA       82,357         82,583  
Less: Non-comparable Owned Resort EBITDA(f)     22,261       16,431  
Comparable Owned Resort EBITDA   $   60,096     $   66,152  
           

(a) Represents changes in foreign exchange and other miscellaneous expenses or income.

(b) Represents expenses incurred in connection with corporate initiatives, such as: debt refinancing costs; other capital raising efforts including our business combination with Sagicor in 2018; the redesign and build-out of our internal controls and strategic initiatives, such as the launch of a new resort or possible expansion into new markets.

(c) Relates primarily to a Dominican Republic asset/revenue tax, which is an alternative tax to income tax in the Dominican Republic. We eliminate this expense from Adjusted EBITDA because it is substantially similar to the income tax provision we eliminate from our calculation of EBITDA.

(d) Represents a reversal on an expense accrual recorded in 2014 related to our future stay obligations provided to guests affected by the delayed opening of Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. This reversal concluded in the first quarter of 2018.

(e) Represents the non-service cost components of net periodic pension benefit (cost) recorded within other expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Previously, these expenses were presented within direct expense. We include these benefits (costs) for the purposes of calculating Adjusted EBITDA as they are considered part of our ongoing resort operations.

(f) Owned Resort EBITDA for Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Resort, Hilton Playa Del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa and Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income 
($ in thousands)

The following table reconciles our net income to Adjusted Net Income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018
Net (loss) income $   42,988     $   21,817
Reconciling items      
Transaction expense (a)     1,967         2,344
Change in fair value of interest rate swaps (b)     2,001         10,960
Total reconciling items before tax     3,968         13,304
Income tax provision for reconciling items     (85 )       - 
Total reconciling items after tax     3,883         13,304
Adjusted net income $   46,871     $   35,121
       

The following table presents the impact of Adjusted Net Income on our diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019     2018
Adjusted net income $   46,871   $   35,121
       
Earnings (loss) per share - Diluted $   0.33   $   0.20
Total reconciling items impact per diluted share     0.03       0.12
Adjusted earnings per share - Diluted $   0.36   $   0.32
       

(a) Represents expenses incurred in connection with corporate initiatives, such as: debt refinancing costs; other capital raising efforts including our business combination with Sagicor in 2018; the redesign and build-out of our internal controls and strategic initiatives, such as the launch of a new resort or possible expansion into new markets.

(b) Represents the change in fair value, excluding interest paid and accrued, of our interest rate swaps recognized as interest expense in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.


Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
($ in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)
 

  As of March 31,     As of December 31,
    2019       2018  
         
ASSETS        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 111,018     $ 116,353  
Trade and other receivables, net   68,223       64,770  
Accounts receivable from related parties   7,702       6,430  
Inventories   16,343       15,390  
Prepayments and other assets   36,692       32,617  
Property, plant and equipment, net   1,834,767       1,808,412  
Goodwill   83,656       83,656  
Other intangible assets   6,509       6,103  
Deferred tax assets   15,032       1,427  
Total assets $   2,179,942     $   2,135,158  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
Trade and other payables $ 148,356     $ 159,600  
Accounts payable to related parties   6,968       4,320  
Income tax payable   2,172       1,899  
Debt   987,201       989,387  
Derivative financial instruments   20,351       12,476  
Other liabilities   30,815       21,602  
Deferred tax liabilities   106,033       106,033  
Total liabilities $   1,301,896     $   1,295,317  
Shareholders' equity        
Ordinary shares (par value €0.10; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 130,743,778 shares issued and 130,490,991 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2019, and 130,494,734 shares issued and 130,440,126 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2018)   14,190       14,161  
Treasury shares (at cost, 252,787 as of March 31, 2019 and 54,608 shares as of December 31, 2018)   (1,916 )     (394 )
Paid-in capital   995,016       992,297  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (9,667 )     (3,658 )
Accumulated deficit   (119,577 )     (162,565 )
Total shareholders' equity     878,046         839,841  
Total liabilities, cumulative redeemable preferred shares and shareholders' equity $   2,179,942     $   2,135,158  
         

 

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations ($ in thousands) 
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
    2019       2018  
   
Revenue:      
Package $   169,792     $   154,708  
Non-package     24,482         21,799  
Management Fees     934         296  
Cost reimbursements     588         44  
Total revenue   195,796       176,847  
Direct and selling, general and administrative expenses:      
Direct     93,743         81,056  
Selling, general and administrative     31,828         26,473  
Pre-opening     89       -  
Depreciation and amortization     22,311         15,689  
Reimbursed Costs   588       44  
Gain on insurance proceeds     -          (1,521 )
Direct and selling, general and administrative expenses     148,559         121,741  
Operating income   47,237       55,106  
Interest expense     (14,194 )       (21,882 )
Other expense (income), net     (602 )       (1,824 )
Net income before tax   32,441       31,400  
Income tax provision     10,547         (9,583 )
Net income $ 42,988     $ 21,817  
Earnings per share - Basic $   0.33     $   0.20  
Earnings per share - Diluted $   0.33     $   0.20  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period - Basic   130,540,057       110,345,855  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period - Diluted     130,770,356         110,601,606  
               
               

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 
Consolidated Debt Summary - As of March 31, 2019
($ in millions)

      Maturity        
Debt    Date   # of Years   Debt   Applicable
Rate
  LTM Interest
                       
Revolving Credit Facility (1)   Apr-22   3.1   $ -     0.5 %   $ 0.5
Term Loan (2)   Apr-24   5.1     994.0     5.5 %     55.5
Total Debt           $ 994.0     5.5 %   $ 56.0
Less: cash and cash equivalents (3)             111.0          
Net debt (Face)           $ 883.0          
Less: Cap Cana Spending             170.4          
Adjusted Net debt           $ 712.6          
                       

(1) As of March 31, 2019, the total borrowing capacity under our revolving credit facility was $100.0 million. The interest rate on outstanding balances of our revolving credit facility is L+300 bps with no LIBOR floor. As of March 31, 2019, the commitment fee on undrawn balances of our revolving credit facility is 0.5%.

(2) The interest rate on our term loan is L+275 bps with a LIBOR floor of 1%. The interest rate was 5.25% as of March 31, 2019, which includes the LIBOR rate that was locked in on March 29, 2019 for the 1-month period of March 29, 2019 to April 29, 2019. Effective March 29, 2018, we entered into two interest rate swaps to mitigate the long term interest rate risk inherent in our variable rate Term Loan. The interest rate swaps have an aggregate fixed notional value of $800.0 million. The fixed rate paid by us is 2.85% and the variable rate received resets monthly to the one-month LIBOR rate.

(3) Based on cash balances on hand as of March 31, 2019.

(4) Represents last twelve months interest expense and commitment fee. The impact of amortization of deferred financing costs and discounts, capitalized interest and the change in fair market value of our interest rate swaps before we elected hedge accounting is excluded.

 

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. 
Reportable Segment Operating Statistics - Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

Reportable Segment Operating Statistics - Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
        Occupancy   Net Package ADR   Net Package RevPAR   Owned Net Revenue   Owned Resort EBITDA   Owned EBITDA Margin
Total Portfolio   Rooms   2019     2018     Pts. Change     2019     2018   % Change     2019     2018   % Change   2019   2018   % Change   2019   2018   % Change   2019     2018     Pts. Change
Yucatán Peninsula   2,708   85.1 %   90.3 %   (5.2) pts   $ 301.80   $ 323.23   -6.6 %   $ 256.73   $ 291.95   -12.1 %   70,213   79,271   -11.4 %   32,159   39,604   -18.8 %   45.8 %   50.0 %   (4.2) pts
Pacific Coast   926   75.8 %   81.1 %   (5.3) pts   $ 347.85   $ 356.00   -2.3 %   $ 263.65   $ 288.84   -8.7 %   25,570   29,055   -12.0 %   12,387   13,908   -10.9 %   48.4 %   47.9 %   0.5 pts
Dominican Republic   1,882   71.9 %   89.4 %   (17.5) pts   $ 233.66   $ 234.44   -0.3 %   $ 168.11   $ 209.60   -19.8 %   33,075   40,418   -18.2 %   13,463   18,427   -26.9 %   40.7 %   45.6 %   (4.9) pts
Jamaica   1,946   83.1 %   79.6 %   3.5 pts   $ 350.47   $ 456.54   -23.2 %   $ 291.33   $ 363.36   -19.8 %   59,147   23,760   148.9 %   24,348   10,644   128.7 %   41.2 %   44.8 %   (3.6) pts
Total Portfolio     7,462   80.1 %   87.6 %   (7.5) pts   $ 304.88   $ 312.33   -2.4 %   $ 244.20   $ 273.50   -10.7 %     188,005     172,504   9.0 %     82,357     82,583   -0.3 %   43.8 %   47.9 %   (4.1) pts
                                                                             
                                                                             
Reportable Segment Operating Statistics - Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
        Occupancy   Net Package ADR   Net Package RevPAR   Owned Net Revenue   Owned Resort EBITDA   Owned EBITDA Margin
Comparable Portfolio   Rooms   2019     2018     Pts. Change     2019     2018   % Change     2019     2018   % Change   2019   2018   % Change   2019   2018   % Change   2019     2018     Pts. Change
Yucatán Peninsula   2,195   86.3 %   90.8 %   (4.5) pts   $ 300.45   $ 316.62   -5.1 %   $ 259.15   $ 287.61   -9.9 %   57,503   63,434   -9.3 %   25,813   30,358   -15.0 %   44.9 %   47.9 %   (3.0) pts
Pacific Coast   926   75.8 %   81.1 %   (5.3) pts   $ 347.85   $ 356.00   -2.3 %   $ 263.65   $ 288.84   -8.7 %   25,570   29,055   -12.0 %   12,387   13,908   -10.9 %   48.4 %   47.9 %   0.5 pts
Dominican Republic   1,120   89.3 %   90.0 %   (0.7) pts   $ 236.50   $ 232.42   1.8 %   $ 211.10   $ 209.29   0.9 %   24,592   24,200   1.6 %   10,225   11,243   -9.1 %   41.6 %   46.5 %   (4.9) pts
Jamaica   620   77.5 %   79.6 %   (2.1) pts   $ 492.33   $ 456.54   7.8 %   $ 381.55   $ 363.36   5.0 %   25,422   23,760   7.0 %   11,670   10,644   9.6 %   45.9 %   44.8 %   1.1 pts
Total Comparable Portfolio   4,861   83.8 %   87.4 %   (3.6) pts   $ 315.55   $ 319.85   -1.3 %   $ 264.55   $ 279.46   -5.3 %     133,087     140,449   -5.2 %     60,095     66,153   -9.2 %   45.2 %   47.1 %   (1.9) pts

Yucatán Peninsula

  • Net Package RevPAR decreased 12.1% over the prior year, driven by a decrease in Net Package ADR of 6.6% and a decrease in Occupancy of 520 basis points.
  • Owned Resort EBITDA decreased $7.4 million or 18.8% over the prior year. 
    -- Owned Resort EBITDA at all properties in this segment except Panama Jack Cancun decreased $7.5 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018, with Hilton Playa del Carmen accounting for $2.9 million of the total decrease as this resort is currently under renovation. This was offset by the performance of Panama Jack Cancun, which accounted for a $0.1 million increase in Owned Resort EBITDA compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018. All properties within this segment have been affected by increased insurance premiums and energy costs year over year which contributed to a $0.9 million decrease in Owned Resort EBITDA compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Pacific Coast

  • Net Package RevPAR decreased 8.7% over the prior year, driven by a decrease in Net Package ADR of 2.3% and a decrease in Occupancy of 530 basis points.
  • Owned Resort EBITDA decreased $1.5 million or 10.9% over the prior year. 
    -- This decrease was due to Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos decreased Owned Resort EBITDA compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018. Group business, which have higher rates and additional non-package revenue, is significantly lower compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018. All properties within this segment have been affected by increased insurance premiums and energy costs year over year which contributed to a $0.4 million decrease in Owned Resort EBITDA compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Dominican Republic

  • Net Package RevPAR decreased 19.8% over the prior year, driven by a decrease in Net Package ADR of 0.3% and a decrease in Occupancy of 1,750 basis points.
  • Owned Resort EBITDA decreased $5.0 million, or 26.9%, over the prior year. 
    -- This decrease was due to decreased Owned Resort EBITDA by Hilton La Romana, which accounted for $3.9 million of the decrease and Dreams Punta Cana, which accounted for
    $1.1 million of the decrease compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018. The Occupancy, Net Package RevPAR, Owned Net Revenue and Owned Resort EBITDA declines are largely attributable to the renovations underway at Hilton La Romana, which is currently being renovated with 350 rooms out of service. Dreams Punta Cana decreased due to a non-recurring prior year gain from business interruption insurance proceeds of $1.5 million received during the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Jamaica

  • Net Package RevPAR decreased 19.8% over the prior year, driven by a decrease in Net Package ADR of 23.2%, which was partially offset by an increase in Occupancy of 350 basis points. As the Sagicor resorts have a lower relative ADR than the Hyatt properties in this segment, the addition of the Sagicor resorts led to the 23.6% decline in Net Package RevPAR in this segment.
  • Owned Resort EBITDA increased $13.7 million, or 128.7%, over the prior year.
    -- This increase was due to the performance of Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall, which accounted for an increase in Owned Resort EBITDA of $1.0 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018 and to the acquisition of the Sagicor Assets, which accounted for the remaining $12.7 million increase. The Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall continues to show positive results after completing renovations in 2017. 

Company Contact

Ryan Hymel, EVP and Chief Financial Officer (571) 529-6113

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