Choice Hotels International Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Published on : Monday, November 6, 2017

Choice Hotels International Logo chain (PRNewsFoto/Choice Hotels International, Inc)

Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest hotel companies, today reported its results for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Net income for the 2017 third quarter was $47.6 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, compared to $47.6 million or $0.84 per diluted share for the 2016 third quarter. Third quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.95, a 13 percent increase from the 2016 third quarter. Third quarter adjusted earnings before income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $92.5 million, compared to $82.0 million in the prior-year third quarter, a 13 percent increase from the 2016 third quarter.

 

“Choice Hotels is uniquely positioned in the industry as a company at the intersection of hospitality, franchising and technology. Our strong brands, focus on the guest experience and franchisee profitability, and industry-leading technology solutions and tools continue to drive positive results,” said Patrick Pacious, president and chief executive officer, Choice Hotels. “In the third quarter, our impressive performance was highlighted by a 13 percent increase in adjusted diluted earnings per share and a nearly 3 percent increase in our domestic unit growth.”

 

Highlights of the company’s third quarter 2017 results are as follows:

Overall Results

Adjusted diluted EPS for the third quarter was $0.95, a 13 percent increase from the third quarter of the prior year.

 

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $92.5 million for the third quarter, a 13 percent increase from the third quarter of the prior year.

 

Adjusted EBITDA from hotel franchising activities for the third quarter increased 9 percent from the third quarter of the prior year to $94.0 million.

 

Total revenues and hotel franchising revenues for the third quarter both increased 10 percent from the third quarter of the prior year.
Royalties

Domestic royalty fees for the third quarter totaled $98.3 million, an 8.4 percent increase from the third quarter of the prior year.

 

Domestic system-wide revenue per available room (RevPAR) increased 2.1 percent for the third quarter compared to the third quarter of the prior year. Occupancy and average daily rates increased 70 basis points and 1.2 percent, respectively, in the third quarter compared to the same period of 2016.

 

Effective royalty rate increased 19 basis points for the third quarter of 2017, compared to the third quarter of the prior year.

 

Domestic franchised hotels, as of September 30, 2017, increased 2.8 percent from September 30, 2016.

 

Quality Inn surpassed 1,500 open domestic hotels during the third quarter, and the number of domestic hotels under this brand increased over 7 percent from September 30, 2016.

 

Domestic and international rooms, as of September 30, 2017, increased 2.1 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively, from September 30, 2016.
Development

 

New, executed domestic franchised hotel development contracts totaled 133 in the third quarter. Executed domestic franchised hotel development for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, totaled 415, a 10 percent increase from the same period of the prior year.

 

The company executed 24 new domestic franchise agreements during the third quarter for its upscale brands, Cambria Hotels and the Ascend Hotel Collection, a 71 percent increase from the same period of the prior year. The domestic pipeline for the company’s upscale brands now exceeds 135 hotels.

 

Domestic relicensing and contract renewal transactions totaled 121 for the three months ended September 30, 2017, a 6 percent increase from the same period of 2016.

 

The company’s total domestic pipeline of hotels awaiting conversion, under construction or approved for development, as of September 30, 2017, increased 16 percent to 751 hotels from September 30, 2016.

 

The new construction domestic pipeline totaled 530 hotels at September 30, 2017, a 26 percent increase from September 30, 2016.

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