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Hyatt Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results

11/03/2010

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CHICAGO, Nov 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported financial results for the third quarter and year-to-date 2010 as follows:

THIRD QUARTER 2010

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $111 million compared to $92 million in the third quarter of 2009, an increase of 20.7%.
  • Net income attributable to Hyatt was $30 million, or $0.17 per share, compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $5 million, or $0.03 per share, in the third quarter of 2009. Net income attributable to Hyatt included a favorable impact from special items of $21 million after-tax, or $0.11 per share, during the third quarter of 2010 compared to a favorable impact from special items of $5 million after-tax, or $0.03 per share, during the third quarter of 2009. See the table on page 3 of the accompanying schedules for a summary of special items.
  • Comparable owned and leased hotels RevPAR increased 6.9% (7.3% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the third quarter of 2009.
  • Owned and leased hotel operating margins increased 120 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2009. Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins increased 130 basis points compared to the same period in 2009. See the table on page 8 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins to owned and leased hotel operating margins.
  • Comparable North American full-service RevPAR increased 7.5% (7.3% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the third quarter of 2009. Comparable North American select-service RevPAR increased 9.1% compared to the third quarter of 2009.
  • Comparable International RevPAR increased 17.3% (15.1% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the third quarter of 2009.
  • The Company opened three properties during the third quarter of 2010.

Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, said, "During the third quarter, RevPAR, margins, and fees increased as a result of improved demand. Higher levels of corporate and group business resulted in improved performance at convention and business hotels in particular. International hotels continued to perform well as occupancies and rates increased in several regions, contributing to fee growth of approximately 25% in the quarter."

"During the third quarter, we opened three hotels, including Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City, an owned property. In total, we expect to open approximately 30 properties in 2010. In terms of future expansion, last month we announced the development of Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences in Maui, Hawaii, which is scheduled to open in 2012. Also, during the last week we announced the development of three new hotels in New York -- Park Hyatt New York, Hyatt 48Lex, and a Hyatt property near Union Square. Also, the major renovation of Grand Hyatt New York is progressing well. We are excited about increasing and improving our presence in key markets in the years ahead."

THIRD QUARTER 2010 SEGMENT RESULTS & OTHER ITEMS

Owned and Leased Hotels Segment

Adjusted EBITDA increased 16.7% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.

RevPAR for comparable owned and leased hotels increased 6.9% (7.3% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Occupancy improved 440 basis points, and ADR increased 0.7% (1.0% excluding the effect of currency).

Revenues increased 3.9% (4.1% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Comparable hotel revenues increased 5.6% (5.9% excluding the effect of currency) largely due to increased occupancy in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. The strong performance at the Company's North American owned and leased hotels contributed significantly to the revenue growth in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.

Owned and leased expenses increased 2.5% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Excluding expenses related to benefit programs funded through Rabbi Trusts and non-comparable hotel expenses, expenses increased 4.0% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. See the table on page 8 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotels expense to owned and leased hotels expense.

The following property was added to the portfolio during the third quarter of 2010:

  • Andaz 5th Avenue (owned, 184 rooms)

 

Three hotels were removed from the owned and leased portfolio as follows:

  • Sold Hyatt Regency Greenville for $15 million and entered into a franchise contract for the property.
  • Sold one non-Hyatt branded property.
  • Conveyed Hyatt Regency Princeton to the lender. The Company continues to manage the property.

 

North American Management and Franchising Segment

Adjusted EBITDA increased by 32.1% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.

RevPAR for comparable North American full-service hotels increased 7.5% (7.3% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Occupancy increased 360 basis points and ADR increased 2.3% (2.1% excluding the effect of currency).

RevPAR for comparable North American select-service hotels increased 9.1% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Occupancy increased 520 basis points and ADR increased by 1.6%.

Revenue from management, franchise, and other fees increased 14.3% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 primarily due to increased hotel revenue and a greater number of properties.

The following properties were added to the portfolio during the third quarter of 2010:

  • Andaz 5th Avenue (owned, 184 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU (franchised, 126 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Philadelphia/King of Prussia (franchised, 129 rooms)

 

The one aforementioned non-Hyatt branded property was removed from the portfolio during the third quarter of 2010.

International Management and Franchising Segment

Adjusted EBITDA increased by 30.8% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 as a result of increased fee revenue.

RevPAR for comparable international hotels increased 17.3% (15.1% excluding the effect of currency) in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Occupancy increased 600 basis points and ADR increased 6.5% (4.5% excluding the effect of currency).

Revenue from management, franchise and other fees increased 14.8% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 primarily as a result of increased hotel revenue and profits, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased by 3.0% in the third quarter 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses increased by 3.4% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. See the table on page 7 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses to selling, general and administrative expenses.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Capital expenditures during the third quarter of 2010 totaled approximately $60 million, including approximately $6 million for investment in new properties.

Year-to-date 2010 capital expenditures totaled approximately $150 million, including approximately $39 million for investment in new properties.

CORPORATE FINANCE

During the third quarter of 2010, the Company:

  • Invested $60 million for preferred equity in the Hyatt Regency New Orleans re-development.
  • Sold two aforementioned properties (Hyatt Regency Greenville and one non-Hyatt branded property) for $20 million.
  • Conveyed Hyatt Regency Princeton to the lender, resulting in a reduction in debt of approximately $45 million.

 

On September 30, 2010, the Company had total debt of approximately $800 million, cash and cash equivalents, including investments in highly-rated money market funds and similar investments, of approximately $1.0 billion, short-term investments of approximately $600 million and undrawn borrowing availability of approximately $1 billion under its revolving credit facility.

YEAR-TO-DATE 2010

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $358 million compared to $303 million for year-to-date 2009, an increase of 18.2% (17.1% excluding the effect of currency). Adjusted EBITDA for year-to-date 2010 benefited from an approximately $8 million settlement related to a vacation ownership property.
  • Net income attributable to Hyatt was $60 million, or $0.34 per share, compared to a net loss attributable to Hyatt of $31 million, or $0.21 per share, for year-to-date 2009. Net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt included a favorable impact from special items of $16 million after-tax, or $0.08 per share, for year-to-date 2010 compared to an unfavorable impact from special items of $48 million after-tax, or $0.32 per share, for year-to-date 2009. See the table on page 3 of the accompanying schedules for a summary of special items.
  • Comparable owned and leased hotels RevPAR increased 8.8% (8.3% excluding the effect of currency) compared to year-to-date 2009.
  • Both owned and leased hotel operating margins and comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins increased 170 basis points compared to year-to-date 2009. See the table on page 8 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins to owned and leased hotel operating margins.
  • Comparable North American full-service RevPAR increased 4.1% (3.8% excluding the effect of currency) compared to year-to-date 2009. Comparable North American select-service RevPAR increased 6.6% compared to year-to-date 2009.
  • Comparable International RevPAR increased 19.1% (14.0% excluding the effect of currency) compared to year-to-date 2009.
  • The Company opened 25 properties in year-to-date 2010.

 

2010 INFORMATION

The Company is providing the following information for the 2010 fiscal year:

  • Capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $250 to $260 million, inclusive of broad-scope renovation projects at five owned properties. The Company began renovations at these properties during the third quarter and expects that displacement will negatively impact owned and leased segment results for the remainder of 2010. The broad-scope renovations will continue to negatively impact owned and leased segment results through the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Depreciation and amortization expense is expected to be in the range of $275 to $285 million.
  • Interest expense is expected to be in the range of $50 to $55 million.

 

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will hold an investor conference call today, November 3, 2010, at 10 a.m. CT. All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company's website at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hyatt.com&esheet=6494454&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hyatt.com&index=1&md5=3dd126677ed8d67959848d2a08c7f0a3 and selecting the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page, or by dialing 617-614-2706, passcode #67527368, approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. CT on November 3, 2010 through midnight on November 10, 2010 by dialing 617-801-6888, passcode #77755086. Additionally, an archive of the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations website for approximately 90 days.

DEFINITIONS

Adjusted EBITDA

We use the term Adjusted EBITDA throughout this earnings release. Adjusted EBITDA, as we define it, is a non-GAAP measure. We define consolidated Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation plus our pro-rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA based on our ownership percentage of each venture, adjusted to exclude the following items:

  • equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures;
  • asset impairments;
  • other income (loss), net;
  • discontinued operations, net of tax;
  • net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests;
  • depreciation and amortization;
  • interest expense; and
  • (provision) benefit for income taxes.

 

We calculate consolidated Adjusted EBITDA by adding the Adjusted EBITDA of each of our reportable segments to corporate and other Adjusted EBITDA.

Our board of directors and executive management team focus on Adjusted EBITDA as a key performance and compensation measure both on a segment and on a consolidated basis. Adjusted EBITDA assists us in comparing our performance over various reporting periods on a consistent basis because it removes from our operating results the impact of items that do not reflect our core operating performance both on a segment and on a consolidated basis. Our President and Chief Executive Officer, who is our chief operating decision maker, also evaluates the performance of each of our reportable segments and determines how to allocate resources to those segments, in significant part, by assessing the Adjusted EBITDA of each segment. In addition, the compensation committee of our board of directors determines the annual variable compensation for certain members of our management based in part on consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, segment Adjusted EBITDA or some combination of both.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it provides investors the same information that we use internally for purposes of assessing our operating performance and making compensation decisions.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a substitute for net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, income (loss) from continuing operations, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure prescribed by GAAP. There are limitations to using non-GAAP measures such as Adjusted EBITDA. Although we believe that Adjusted EBITDA can make an evaluation of our operating performance more consistent because it removes items that do not reflect our core operations, 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-GAAP measures that other companies may use to compare the performance of those companies to our performance. Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a measure of the income generated by our business or discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business. Our management compensates for these limitations by reference to our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA supplementally.

Adjusted Selling, General and Administrative Expense

Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses exclude the impact of expenses related to benefit programs funded through Rabbi Trusts in addition to expenses resulting from the termination of supplemental executive defined benefit plans.

Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin

We define Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin as the difference between comparable owned and leased hotels revenue and comparable owned and leased hotels expenses. Comparable owned and leased hotels revenue is calculated by removing noncomparable hotels revenue from owned and leased hotels revenue as reported in our condensed consolidated statements of income (loss). Comparable owned and leased hotel expenses is calculated by removing both noncomparable hotels expenses and the impact of expenses funded through Rabbi Trusts from owned and leased hotel expenses as reported in our condensed consolidated statements of income (loss).

Comparable Hotels

"Comparable systemwide hotels" represents all properties we manage or franchise (including owned and leased properties) and that are operated for the entirety of the periods being compared and that have not sustained substantial damage, business interruption or undergone large scale renovations during the periods being compared or for which comparable results are not available. We may use variations of comparable systemwide hotels to specifically refer to comparable systemwide North American full service or select service hotels or comparable systemwide international full service hotels for those properties that we manage or franchise within the North American and international management and franchising segments, respectively. "Comparable owned and leased hotels" represents all properties we own or lease and that are operated and consolidated for the entirety of the periods being compared and have not sustained substantial damage, business interruption or undergone large scale renovations during the periods being compared or for which comparable results are not available. Comparable systemwide hotels and comparable owned and leased hotels are commonly used as a basis of measurement in the industry. "Non-comparable systemwide hotels" or "Non-comparable owned and leased hotels" represent all hotels that do not meet the respective definition of "comparable" as defined above.

Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)

RevPAR is the product of the average daily rate and the average daily occupancy percentage. RevPAR does not include non-room revenues, which consist of ancillary revenues generated by a hotel property, such as food and beverage, parking, telephone and other guest service revenues. Our management uses RevPAR to identify trend information with respect to room revenues from comparable properties and to evaluate hotel performance on a regional and segment basis. RevPAR is a commonly used performance measure in the industry.

RevPAR changes that are driven predominately by changes in occupancy have different implications for overall revenue levels and incremental profitability than do changes that are driven predominately by changes in average room rates. For example, increases in occupancy at a hotel would lead to increases in room revenues and additional variable operating costs (including housekeeping services, utilities and room amenity costs), and could also result in increased ancillary revenues (including food and beverage). In contrast, changes in average room rates typically have a greater impact on margins and profitability as there is no substantial effect on variable costs.

Average Daily Rate (ADR)

ADR represents hotel room revenues, divided by total number of rooms sold in a given period. ADR measures average room price attained by a hotel and ADR trends provide useful information concerning the pricing environment and the nature of the customer base of a hotel or group of hotels. ADR is a commonly used performance measure in the industry, and we use ADR to assess the pricing levels that we are able to generate by customer group, as changes in rates have a different effect on overall revenues and incremental profitability than changes in occupancy, as described above.

Occupancy

Occupancy represents the total number of rooms sold divided by the total number of rooms available at a hotel or group of hotels. Occupancy measures the utilization of our hotels' available capacity. Management uses occupancy to gauge demand at a specific hotel or group of hotels in a given period. Occupancy levels also help us determine achievable ADR levels as demand for hotel rooms increases or decreases.

Select Service

The term "select service" includes our Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites brands. These properties have limited food and beverage outlets and do not offer comprehensive business or banquet facilities but rather are suited to serve smaller business meetings.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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, occupancy and ADR trends, market share, the number of properties we expect to open in the future, our expected capital expenditures, depreciation and amortization expense and interest expense, estimates, 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, among others, the depth and duration of the current economic downturn; levels of spending in the business, travel and leisure industries as well as consumer confidence; declines in occupancy and average daily rate; hostilities, including future terrorist attacks, or fear of hostilities that affect travel; travel-related accidents; changes in the tastes and preferences of our customers; relationships with associates and labor unions and changes in labor law; the financial condition of, and our relationships with, third-party property owners, franchisees and hospitality venture partners; if our third-party owners, franchisees or development partners are unable to access the capital necessary to fund current operations or implement our plans for growth; risk associated with potential acquisitions and dispositions and the introduction of new brand concepts; changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets where we operate; outcomes of legal proceedings; changes in federal, state, local or foreign tax law; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; general volatility of the capital markets; our ability to access the capital markets; and other risks discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010, which filings are available from the SEC. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no 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 laws. 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.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt(R), Park Hyatt(R), Andaz(R), Grand Hyatt(R), Hyatt Regency(R), Hyatt Place(R) and Hyatt Summerfield Suites(R) brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club(R) brand. As of September 30, 2010, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 447 properties. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Table of Contents
Financial Information (unaudited)
1. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
2. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation
3. Summary of Special Items - Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009
4. Segment Financial Summary
5. Hotel Chain Statistics - Comparable Locations
6. Fee Summary
7. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses to Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses
8. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin to Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin
9. Properties and Rooms / Units by Geography
10. Properties and Rooms / Units by Brand

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
REVENUES:
Owned and leased hotels $ 455 $ 438 $ 1,389 $ 1,313
Management and franchise fees 61 49 182 158
Other revenues 11 10 34 39
Other revenues from managed properties (a) 352 309 1,004 932
Total revenues 879 806 2,609 2,442
DIRECT AND SELLING, GENERAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:
Owned and leased hotels 376 367 1,114 1,075
Depreciation and amortization 68 68 204 198
Other direct costs 3 1 - 9
Selling, general, and administrative 68 66 195 188
Other costs from managed properties (a) 352 309 1,004 932
Direct and selling, general, and administrative expenses 867 811 2,517 2,402
Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund

operating programs

13 14 12 22
Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures (4 ) 2 (23 ) (11 )
Interest expense (16 ) (15 ) (40 ) (42 )
Asset impairments (11 ) - (14 ) (5 )
Other income (loss), net 52 12 62 (44 )
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES 46 8 89 (40 )
(PROVISION) BENEFIT FOR INCOME TAXES (17 ) (2 ) (34 ) 11
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS 29 6 55 (29 )
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS:
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax benefit
of $- and $1 for the three months ended and $2 and $2 for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively - - (3 ) (3 )
Gain on the sale of discontinued operations, net of income tax expense
of $1 and $- for the three months ended and $4 and $- for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively 1 - 7 -
NET INCOME (LOSS) 30 6 59 (32 )
NET LOSS (INCOME) ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS - (1 ) 1 1
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION $ 30 $ 5 $ 60 $ (31 )
EARNINGS PER SHARE - Basic
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.17 $ 0.04 $ 0.32 $ (0.20 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 0.17 $ 0.03 $ 0.34 $ (0.21 )
EARNINGS PER SHARE - Diluted
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.17 $ 0.04 $ 0.32 $ (0.20 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 0.17 $ 0.03 $ 0.34 $ (0.21 )
Basic share counts 174.1 168.2 174.1 144.7
Diluted share counts 174.2 168.2 174.3 144.7
(a) The Company includes in total revenues the reimbursement of costs incurred on behalf of managed hotel property owners and franchisees with no added margin and includes in direct and selling, general and administrative expenses these reimbursed costs. These costs relate primarily to payroll costs where the Company is the employer.

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation
The table below provides a reconciliation of consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA to net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Adjusted EBITDA, as the Company defines it, is a non-GAAP financial measure. See definitions for our definition of Adjusted EBITDA and why we present it.
(in millions)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Adjusted EBITDA $ 111 $ 92 $ 358 $ 303
Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures (4 ) 2 (23 ) (11 )
Asset impairments (11 ) - (14 ) (5 )
Other income (loss), net 52 12 62 (44 )
Discontinued operations, net of tax 1 - 4 (3 )
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests - (1 ) 1 1
Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA (18 ) (15 ) (50 ) (43 )
EBITDA $ 131 $ 90 $ 338 $ 198
Depreciation and amortization (68 ) (68 ) (204 ) (198 )
Interest expense (16 ) (15 ) (40 ) (42 )
(Provision) benefit for income taxes (17 ) (2 ) (34 ) 11
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 30 $ 5 $ 60 $ (31 )

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Summary of Special Items - Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009
The following table represents a reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, adjusted for special items, to net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation presented for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, and September 30, 2009, respectively.
(in millions, except per share amounts)

Location on Condensed
Consolidated Statements of
Income (Loss)

Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 30 $ 5 $ 60 $ (31 )
Earnings per share $ 0.17 $ 0.03 $ 0.34 $ (0.21 )
Special Items
Income from cost method investment (a) Other income (loss), net - - - (22 )
Asset impairments (b) Asset impairments 11 - 14 5
Unconsolidated hospitality ventures impairments (c) Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures 6 - 15 10
Provisions on hotel loans (d) Other income (loss), net 2 - 2 -
Debt settlement costs (e) Other income (loss), net - - - 93
Gain on extinguishment of debt (f) Other income (loss), net (35 ) - (35 ) -
Gain on sale of real estate (g) Other income (loss), net (6 ) - (6 ) -
Marketable securities (h) Other income (loss), net (10 ) (8 ) (12 ) (11 )
Total special items - pre-tax (32 ) (8 ) (22 ) 75
(Provision) benefit for income taxes for special items (Provision) benefit for income taxes 12 3 10 (30 )
Discontinued operations, net of tax (i) (Gain) Loss from discontinued operations (1 ) - (4 ) 3
Total special items - after-tax (21 ) (5 ) (16 ) 48
Special items impact per share $ (0.11 ) $ (0.03 ) $ (0.08 ) $ 0.32
Net income (loss) attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, adjusted for special items $ 9 $ - $ 44 $ 17
Earnings per share, adjusted for special items $ 0.06 $ - $ 0.26 $ 0.11
a) Income from cost method investment - During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded $22 million of income related to distributions from certain non-hospitality related real estate investments.

b) Asset impairments - During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, we identified and recorded $10 million related to the impairment of a company owned airplane. This asset has been classified as an asset held for sale as of September 30, 2010. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, we identified and recorded $3 million of asset impairment charges related to the impairment of property and equipment at one of our owned hotels. During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded a $5 million impairment of intangible assets relating to a management agreement covering certain select service hotels.

c) Unconsolidated hospitality ventures impairments - In the three months ended September 30, 2010, we recorded an impairment charge of $6 million related to an investment in a hotel property. In the nine months ended September 30, 2010, we recorded an impairment charge of $9 million related to an investment in a vacation ownership property. During the second quarter of 2009, we recorded $10 million of impairment charges, of which $7 million related to an investment in a hospitality venture property and $3 million related to an investment in a vacation ownership property.

d) Provisions on hotel loans - In the third quarter of 2010, we recorded $2 million in provisions related to certain hotel developer loans based on our assessment of their collectability.

e) Debt settlement costs - In the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded amounts related to costs associated with the repurchase of senior subordinated notes and early settlement of a subscription agreement. The costs include $88 million of make whole payments and early settlement premiums and a $5 million write-off of deferred financing costs.

f) Gain on extinguishment of debt - During 2010, we extinguished $45 million of mortgage debt for a majority owned property as a result of executing a deed in lieu of foreclosure transaction with the lender. The deed was transferred to the lender on September 30, 2010 and at that time a gain on extinguishment of debt of $35 million was recorded.

g) Gain on sale of real estate - Represents a $6 million gain on the sale of the Hyatt Regency Greenville in the third quarter of 2010.
h) Marketable securities - Represents (gains) losses on investments in trading securities not used to fund operating programs.

i) Discontinued operations - During the three months ended September 30, 2010, we sold a hotel property and recognized a gain on sale of $1 million, net of taxes. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, we sold a residential property and recognized a gain on sale of $6 million, net of taxes. The gain was partially offset by an impairment charge at one of our owned hotels for a total of $3 million. During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we incurred a $3 million charge related to the impairment of property and equipment in one of our owned hotels that has been subsequently sold in 2010.

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Segment Financial Summary
(in millions)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%) 2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%)
Revenue:
Owned and leased $ 455 $ 438 $ 17 3.9 % $ 1,389 $ 1,313 $ 76 5.8 %
North America 48 42 6 14.3 % 145 135 10 7.4 %
International 31 27 4 14.8 % 97 81 16 19.8 %
Total management and franchising 79 69 10 14.5 % 242 216 26 12.0 %
Corporate and other 11 10 1 10.0 % 34 39 (5 ) (12.8 )%
Other revenues from managed properties 352 309 43 13.9 % 1,004 932 72 7.7 %
Eliminations (18 ) (20 ) 2 10.0 % (60 ) (58 ) (2 ) (3.4 )%
Total revenues $ 879 $ 806 73 9.1 % $ 2,609 $ 2,442 167 6.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA:
Owned and leased $ 66 $ 57 $ 9 15.8 % $ 219 $ 186 $ 33 17.7 %
Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures 18 15 3 20.0 % 50 43 7 16.3 %
Total owned and leased 84 72 12 16.7 % 269 229 40 17.5 %
North America management and franchising 37 28 9 32.1 % 109 94 15 16.0 %
International management and franchising 17 13 4 30.8 % 49 36 13 36.1 %
Corporate and other (27 ) (21 ) (6 ) (28.6 )% (69 ) (56 ) (13 ) (23.2 )%
Adjusted EBITDA $ 111 $ 92 19 20.7 % $ 358 $ 303 55 18.2 %

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hotel Chain Statistics
Comparable Locations
Three Months Ended September 30, Change Nine Months Ended September 30, Change
Owned and leased hotels (# hotels) 2010 2009 Change (in constant $) 2010 2009 Change (in constant $)
Full service (45)
ADR $ 170.78 $ 167.72 1.8 % 2.2 % $ 176.44 $ 175.51 0.5 % (0.0 %)
Occupancy 73.2 % 69.9 % 3.3 % pts 70.5 % 64.9 % 5.6 % pts
RevPAR $ 124.98 $ 117.20 6.6 % 7.1 % $ 124.38 $ 113.97 9.1 % 8.5 %
Select service (54)
ADR $ 88.89 $ 90.52 (1.8 %) (1.8 %) $ 89.44 $ 94.99 (5.8 %) (5.8 %)
Occupancy 79.6 % 72.2 % 7.5 % pts 75.8 % 66.9 % 8.9 % pts
RevPAR $ 70.80 $ 65.34 8.4 % 8.4 % $ 67.83 $ 63.54 6.8 % 6.8 %
Comparable owned and leased hotels (99)
ADR $ 148.64 $ 147.60 0.7 % 1.0 % $ 153.09 $ 154.57 (1.0 %) (1.4 %)
Occupancy 74.8 % 70.5 % 4.4 % pts 71.9 % 65.4 % 6.4 % pts
RevPAR $ 111.22 $ 104.01 6.9 % 7.3 % $ 110.00 $ 101.14 8.8 % 8.3 %
Managed and franchised hotels (# hotels; includes owned & leased hotels)
North America
Full service (119)
ADR $ 152.34 $ 148.91 2.3 % 2.1 % $ 155.79 $ 159.22 (2.2 %) (2.5 %)
Occupancy 73.6 % 70.1 % 3.6 % pts 70.5 % 66.3 % 4.3 % pts
RevPAR $ 112.13 $ 104.31 7.5 % 7.3 % $ 109.85 $ 105.49 4.1 % 3.8 %
Select service (158)
ADR $ 92.40 $ 90.94 1.6 % 1.6 % $ 92.80 $ 97.06 (4.4 %) (4.4 %)
Occupancy 75.7 % 70.5 % 5.2 % pts 72.6 % 65.1 % 7.5 % pts
RevPAR $ 69.94 $ 64.09 9.1 % 9.1 % $ 67.36 $ 63.20 6.6 % 6.6 %
International (92)
ADR $ 210.31 $ 197.49 6.5 % 4.5 % $ 212.28 $ 201.61 5.3 % 0.8 %
Occupancy 64.9 % 58.9 % 6.0 % pts 64.4 % 56.9 % 7.5 % pts
RevPAR $ 136.55 $ 116.40 17.3 % 15.1 % $ 136.68 $ 114.74 19.1 % 14.0 %
Comparable systemwide hotels (369)
ADR $ 155.75 $ 149.98 3.9 % 3.1 % $ 158.73 $ 158.49 0.1 % (1.4 %)
Occupancy 71.6 % 67.0 % 4.5 % pts 69.2 % 63.5 % 5.7 % pts
RevPAR $ 111.46 $ 100.54 10.9 % 10.0 % $ 109.80 $ 100.57 9.2 % 7.5 %

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Fee Summary
(in millions) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%) 2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%)
Fees:
Base management fees $ 33 $ 29 $ 4 13.8% $ 97 $ 87 $ 10 11.5%
Incentive management fees 19 14 5 35.7% 62 54 8 14.8%
Franchise and other fees 9 6 3 50.0% 23 17 6 35.3%
Total fees $ 61 $ 49 $ 12 24.5% $ 182 $ 158 $ 24 15.2%

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses to Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses
Results of operations as presented on condensed consolidated statements of income (loss) include the impact of expenses recognized with respect to employee benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts. Certain of these expenses are recognized in selling, general, and administrative expenses and are completely offset by the corresponding net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs, thus having no net impact to our earnings. Below is a reconciliation of this account excluding the impact of our rabbi trust investments.
(in millions)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%) 2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%)
Adjusted Selling, General and Administrative Expenses $ 61 $ 59 $ 2 3.4 % $ 190 $ 178 $ 12 6.7 %
Rabbi Trust impact 7 7 - 0.0 % 5 10 (5 ) (50.0 )%
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses $ 68 $ 66 $ 2 3.0 % $ 195 $ 188 $ 7 3.7 %

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin to Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin
Below is a breakdown of consolidated owned and leased hotels revenues and expenses, as used in calculating comparable owned and leased hotel operating margin percentages. Results of operations as presented on condensed consolidated statements of income (loss) include the impact of expenses recognized with respect to employee benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts. Certain of these expenses are recognized in owned and leased hotels expenses and are completely offset by the corresponding net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs, thus having no net impact to our earnings. Below is a reconciliation of this account excluding the impact of our rabbi trusts and excluding the impact of non-comparable hotels.
(in millions)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%) 2010 2009 Change ($) Change (%)
Revenue
Comparable owned and leased hotels $ 450 $ 426 $ 24 5.6 % $ 1,374 $ 1,282 $ 92 7.2 %
Noncomparable hotels 5 12 (7 ) (58.3 )% 15 31 (16 ) (51.6 )%
Owned and Leased Hotels Revenue $ 455 $ 438 $ 17 3.9 % $ 1,389 $ 1,313 $ 76 5.8 %
Expenses
Comparable owned and leased hotels $ 367 $ 353 $ 14 4.0 % $ 1,095 $ 1,044 $ 51 4.9 %
Noncomparable hotels 5 9 (4 ) (44.4 )% 17 23 (6 ) (26.1 )%
Rabbi Trust 4 5 (1 ) (20.0 )% 2 8 (6 ) (75.0 )%
Owned and Leased Hotels Expense $ 376 $ 367 $ 9 2.5 % $ 1,114 $ 1,075 $ 39 3.6 %
Owned and leased hotel operating margins percentage 17.4 % 16.2 % 1.2 % 19.8 % 18.1 % 1.7 %
Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margin percentage 18.4 % 17.1 % 1.3 % 20.3 % 18.6 % 1.7 %

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Properties and Rooms/Units by Geography
September 30, 2010 June 30, 2010 December 31, 2009 QTD Change YTD Change
Owned and leased hotels Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units
Full service 46 20,715 47 21,211 47 21,447 (1 ) (496 ) (1 ) (732 )
Select service 54 7,041 55 7,169 55 7,169 (1 ) (128 ) (1 ) (128 )
Total owned and leased hotels 100 27,756 102 28,380 102 28,616 (2 ) (624 ) (2 ) (860 )
Managed and franchised hotels
(includes owned and leased hotels)
North America September 30, 2010 June 30, 2010 December 31, 2009 QTD Change YTD Change
Full service hotels Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units
Managed (a) 116 60,685 116 60,828 110 59,225 - (143 ) 6 1,460
Franchised 13 3,947 12 3,619 11 3,401 1 328 2 546
Subtotal 129 64,632 128 64,447 121 62,626 1 185 8 2,006
Select service hotels
Managed 80 10,308 81 10,436 80 10,285 (1 ) (128 ) - 23
Franchised 112 14,221 110 13,956 96 12,218 2 265 16 2,003
Subtotal 192 24,529 191 24,392 176 22,503 1 137 16 2,026
- -
International (b)
Managed (a) 100 33,994 100 34,006 100 33,914 - (12 ) - 80
Franchised 2 988 2 988 2 988 - - - -

Subtotal

102 34,982 102 34,994 102 34,902 - (12 ) - 80
Total managed & franchised hotels 423 124,143 421 123,833 399 120,031 2 310 24 4,112
Vacation ownership 15 962 15 962 15 962 - - - -
Residential 9 1,252 9 1,252 10 1,324 - - (1 ) (72 )
- -
Total properties and rooms/units 447 126,357 445 126,047 424 122,317 2 310 23 4,040
(a) Park Hyatt and Andaz branded hotels located in North America were reclassified from international managed to North America managed as of December 31, 2009.
Park Hyatt and Andaz branded hotels were previously managed by and reported within our international management and franchising segment, regardless of the property's location.
(b) Additional details included for a regional breakout of international managed and franchised hotels.
International managed & franchised hotels September 30, 2010 June 30, 2010 December 31, 2009 QTD Change YTD Change
(includes owned and leased hotels) Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units
Asia Pacific 51 20,365 51 20,372 51 20,276 - (7 ) - 89
Southwest Asia 12 4,207 12 4,207 12 4,207 - - - -
Europe, Africa, Middle East. 32 8,492 32 8,497 32 8,501 - (5 ) - (9 )
Other Americas 7 1,918 7 1,918 7 1,918 - - - -
- - - -
Total International 102 34,982 102 34,994 102 34,902 - (12 ) - 80

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Properties and Rooms/Units by Brand
September 30, 2010 June 30, 2010 December 31, 2009 QTD Change YTD Change

Brand

Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units Properties Rooms/Units
Park Hyatt 25 5,049 25 5,054 25 4,901 - (5 ) - 148
Andaz 5 1,096 4 912 2 505 1 184 3 591
Grand Hyatt 37 21,568 37 21,567 37 21,561 - 1 - 7
Hyatt Regency/Hyatt 164 71,901 164 71,908 159 70,561 - (7 ) 5 1,340
Hyatt Place 158 19,947 157 19,810 146 18,433 1 137 12 1,514
Hyatt Summerfield Suites 34 4,582 34 4,582 30 4,070 - - 4 512

Vacation Ownership & Residential

24 2,214 24 2,214 25 2,286 - - (1 ) (72 )
Total 447 126,357 445 126,047 424 122,317 2 310 23 4,040

SOURCE: Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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