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FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE:FCH) reported operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Same-store RevPAR increased 11.2%; comparable core RevPAR increased 9.3%.
  • Adjusted FFO per share improved to $0.15, a 200% increase from the same quarter in 2013.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased $6.2 million to $49.4 million; same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased $9.3 million, or 23.8%, to $48.4 million.
  • Net income per share increased $0.24 from the same quarter in 2013.
  • Quarterly common dividend was doubled to $0.04 per share.
  • Two non-strategic hotels were sold for gross proceeds of $46.4 million in the quarter and two additional non-strategic hotels were sold in February for total gross proceeds of $63.6 million; four other non-strategic hotels are currently under contract or in negotiations to be sold (one with a non-refundable deposit).

“I am very pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter. Same-store Adjusted EBITDA and RevPAR increased significantly and exceeded our expectations. This performance reflects our progress toward building a superior portfolio and enhancing returns on our investments, which continues to drive our ability to outperform the industry,” said Richard A. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of FelCor.

Mr. Smith added, “We have only six remaining non-strategic hotels, which we will sell shortly, thus completing our portfolio repositioning plan. We expect our high-quality and well-positioned portfolio to continue outperforming the industry. That outperformance, combined with the ongoing ramp-up of the Wyndham portfolio, the opening and ramp-up of the Knickerbocker and the significant reduction in interest expense, will drive incremental shareholder value well into the future. In addition, we are positioned to pursue future opportunities that build upon our substantial accomplishments.”

Hotel Results

Fourth Quarter
2014 2013 Change
Comparable hotels (37)
RevPAR $ 124.98 $ 114.68 9.0 %
Total hotel revenue, in millions $ 168.0 $ 154.9 8.4 %
Hotel EBITDA, in millions $ 43.1 $ 36.1 19.2 %
Hotel EBITDA margin 25.7 % 23.3 % 232 bps
Wyndham Hotels (8)
RevPAR $ 109.29 $ 88.30 23.8 %
Total hotel revenue, in millions $ 30.8 $ 24.5 25.4 %
Hotel EBITDA, in millions $ 10.9 $ 8.8 24.0 %
Hotel EBITDA margin 35.3 % 35.7 % (37) bps
Same-store hotels (45)
RevPAR $ 122.04 $ 109.79 11.2 %
Total hotel revenue, in millions $ 198.8 $ 179.4 10.8 %
Hotel EBITDA, in millions $ 54.0 $ 44.9 20.2 %
Hotel EBITDA margin 27.1 % 25.0 % 212 bps

RevPAR for our 31 comparable core hotels (our 39 core hotels excluding the eight Wyndham hotels that were converted from Holiday Inn on March 1, 2013) increased 9.3% compared to the same period in 2013.

RevPAR for our 37 comparable hotels (31 comparable core hotels plus six non-strategic hotels) was $124.98, a 9.0% increase compared to the same period in 2013. The change reflects a 5.2% increase in ADR to $170.73 and a 3.6% increase in occupancy to 73.2%. Hotel EBITDA for our 37 comparable hotels was $43.1 million, a 19.2% increase, and Hotel EBITDA margin was 25.7% during the quarter, a 232 basis point increase.

RevPAR for the eight Wyndham hotels increased 23.8%, compared to the same period in 2013. We expect our Wyndham hotels’ revenues and EBITDA will continue to grow meaningfully during 2015, as transitional disruption subsides. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has guaranteed minimum annual NOI for these hotels over the ten-year term of the management agreements. We recorded $3 million of the guaranty for the three months ended December 31, 2013, compared to $748,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2014 (which affected margin comparisons for the eight hotels). For the year ended December 31, 2014, Wyndham paid $1.3 million under the guaranty compared to $8 million for 2013, as the hotels’ operating performance improved significantly.

RevPAR for our 45 same-store hotels (37 comparable hotels plus our Wyndham hotels) was $122.04, an 11.2% increase compared to the same period in 2013. The change reflects a 5.6% increase in ADR to $169.07 and a 5.3% increase in occupancy to 72.2%.

See page 15 for hotel portfolio composition and pages 16-18 and 22-23 for more detailed hotel portfolio operating data.

Fourth Quarter Operating Results

Fourth Quarter
$ in millions, except for per share information 2014 2013 Change
Same-store Adjusted EBITDA $ 48.4 $ 39.1 23.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA $ 49.4 $ 43.2 14.3 %
Adjusted FFO per share $ 0.15 $ 0.05 $ 0.10
Net income (loss) per share $ 0.00 $ (0.24 ) $ 0.24

Same-store Adjusted EBITDA was $48.4 million, a 23.8% increase from the same period in 2013. Adjusted EBITDA (which includes Adjusted EBITDA from sold hotels) was $49.4 million, a 14.3% increase for the same period in 2013.

Adjusted FFO was $18.5 million ($0.15 per share), compared to $6.3 million ($0.05 per share) for the same period in 2013. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $567,000 ($0.00 per share) in 2014, compared to a net loss of $29.5 million ($0.24 per share) for the same period in 2013. Net income in 2014 included a $15.6 million net gain on the sale of our consolidated hotels. Net loss in 2013 included a $1.1 million impairment charge offset by a $373,000 net gain on the sale of our consolidated hotels.

Full Year Operating Results

RevPAR for 45 same-store hotels increased 10.5% in 2014 to $128.82 compared to 2013. RevPAR for 37 comparable hotels (excluding our eight Wyndham hotels) increased 8.9% in 2014 to $132.32, compared to 2013. The change reflects a 6.3% increase in ADR to $172.17 and a 2.5% increase in occupancy to 76.9%. Total revenue for the 37 comparable hotels increased 8.4% to $693.5 million from 2013. RevPAR for our 31 comparable core hotels (excluding our eight Wyndham and six remaining non-strategic hotels) increased 9.2%, while RevPAR for our six non-strategic hotels increased 5.8%.

Adjusted EBITDA (which includes Adjusted EBITDA from sold hotels) increased 10.3% in 2014 to $220.9 million. Same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased 20.6% in 2014 to $209.6 million from 2013.

Adjusted FFO was $82.2 million ($0.65 per share) compared to $48.7 million ($0.39 per share) in 2013. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $53.4 million ($0.43 per share) in 2014, compared to a net loss of $100.2 million ($0.81 per share) in 2013. Net income in 2014 included a $66.7 million net gain on the sale of our consolidated hotels, a $30.2 million gain on the sale of our interest in unconsolidated hotels, and a $20.7 million gain on the fair value remeasurement of previously unconsolidated entities. Net loss in 2013 included a $28.8 million impairment loss, partially offset by a $19.4 million net gain on the sale of our consolidated hotels.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Same-store Adjusted EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA margin, FFO, Adjusted FFO and Adjusted FFO per share are all non-GAAP financial measures. See our discussion of “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on page 18 for a reconciliation of each of these measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure and for information regarding the use, limitations and importance of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Portfolio Repositioning

Since December 2010, we have sold 34 non-strategic hotels for total gross proceeds of $698 million (includes our pro rata share) as part of our portfolio repositioning program. We expect to complete this program in the next few months.

During 2014, we moved closer to completing the program by selling eight hotels, including two in the fourth quarter (the 395-room Sheraton-Atlanta Airport and the 208-room DoubleTree Suites-Charlotte SouthPark), for total gross proceeds of $169.0 million.

Earlier this month, we sold two hotels (the 225-room Embassy Suites-Raleigh and the 536-room Westin-Dallas Park Central) for total gross proceeds of $63.6 million.

We have six non-strategic hotels remaining to be sold, of which we have agreed to sell three (the 261-room Embassy Suites-San Antonio Airport, the 216-room Embassy Suites-San Antonio Northwest, and the 288-room Holiday Inn-Orlando Airport) for total gross proceeds of $62 million (we hold a non-refundable deposit for one of these hotels). We are negotiating a contract to sell one more hotel. We began marketing the final two hotels last month.

Capital Expenditures

During the quarter, we invested $18.6 million in capital improvements at our hotels (excluding the Knickerbocker). During 2015, we plan to invest approximately $45 million in capital improvements and renovations, concentrated at five hotels, as part of our long-term capital plan. Please see page 13 of this release for more detail on renovations.

Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker Hotel (www.TheKnickerbocker.com), located in the heart of Times Square on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway in New York City, opened on February 12, 2015.

The newly redeveloped hotel boasts 330 spacious guest rooms, including 31 suites, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a 2,200-square-foot event space, upscale food and dining options, and a spectacular 7,500-square-foot rooftop bar and terrace with unrivaled views of New York City’s skyline. The 4+ star luxury property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

As of December 31, 2014, we have invested $138.0 million (excluding initial acquisition costs and capitalized interest) to redevelop the property.

We expect the Knickerbocker will generate approximately $10 million of EBITDA during 2015.

Balance Sheet

At December 31, 2014, we had $1.6 billion of consolidated debt bearing a 5.4% weighted-average interest rate and a seven-year weighted-average maturity. We had $47.1 million of cash and cash equivalents and $20.5 million of restricted cash, of which $6.3 million secured our Knickerbocker construction loan.

We will use proceeds from selling the remaining non-strategic hotels at December 31, 2014 (six current, plus two sold this month) to repay $69 million of non-cross-collateralized debt encumbering five of these hotels, with the remaining proceeds applied to our $140 million term loan and borrowings under our line of credit.

Common Dividend

During the fourth quarter, we doubled our quarterly dividend to $0.04 per share. Future quarterly common stock dividends will be determined by our Board of Directors based on funds available for distribution, reinvestment opportunities within our portfolio and taxable income, among other things.

Outlook

Our 2015 outlook reflects continuing strong lodging industry fundamentals. We expect continued robust demand growth reflecting strength in both the leisure and corporate segments. We expect occupancy will increase, as demand growth broadly outpaces new supply. Average occupancy for the U.S. is expected to reach a new record in early 2015, allowing for strong ADR growth. Our projected RevPAR growth exceeds projected overall industry RevPAR growth because of our high-quality and diverse portfolio, overweighted to higher growth markets with favorable fundamentals.

Our outlook assumes we sell eight remaining non-strategic hotels during 2015 (including two already sold in February). The low end of our guidance assumes that all of the remaining six non-strategic hotels are sold in the first quarter. The high end of our guidance assumes that one of the remaining six is sold in the first quarter, three are sold in the second quarter and two are sold in the third quarter. Our outlook assumes EBITDA for the Wyndham hotels equals the amount guaranteed by Wyndham.

During 2015, we expect:

  • RevPAR for same-store hotels will increase 8.0 – 9.0%;
  • Adjusted EBITDA will be $234.5 million – $246.5 million;
  • Adjusted FFO per share will be $0.80 – $0.88;
  • Net income attributable to FelCor will be $19.2 million – $28.6 million; and
  • Interest expense, including our pro rata share from joint ventures, will be $86.0 million – $87.8 million.

The following table reconciles our Adjusted EBITDA outlook (in millions):

Low Middle High
2014 Same-store Adjusted EBITDA (45 hotels) $ 209.6 $ 209.6 $ 209.6
EBITDA from remaining asset sales (6 hotels) (16.1 ) (16.1 ) (16.1 )
2014 Core Adjusted EBITDA (39 hotels) $ 193.5 $ 193.5 $ 193.5
2015 Growth (including Knickerbocker) 36.0 39.5 43.0
2015 Core Adjusted EBITDA (40 hotels) $ 229.5 $ 233.0 $ 236.5
2015 EBITDA of non-strategic hotels(a) 5.0 7.0 10.0
2015 Adjusted EBITDA $ 234.5 $ 240.0 $ 246.5

(a)

Forecasted EBITDA for the eight non-strategic hotels from January 1, 2015 through the actual or assumed sale dates.

About FelCor

FelCor, a real estate investment trust, owns a diversified portfolio of primarily upper-upscale and luxury hotels that are located in major and resort markets. FelCor partners with leading hotel companies to operate its hotels, which are flagged under globally renowned brands and premier independent hotels. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.felcor.com.

We invite you to listen to our fourth quarter earnings Conference Call on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time). The conference call will be webcast simultaneously on FelCor’s website at www.felcor.com. Interested investors and other parties who wish to access the call can go to FelCor’s website and click on the conference call microphone icon on the “Investor Relations” page. The conference call replay will also be archived on the Company’s website.

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “continue” and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts of future results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Numerous risks and uncertainties, and the occurrence of future events, may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. Current economic circumstances or an economic slowdown and the impact on the lodging industry, operating risks associated with the hotel business, relationships with our property managers, risks associated with our level of indebtedness and our ability to meet debt covenants in our debt agreements, our ability to complete acquisitions, dispositions and debt refinancing, the availability of capital, the impact on the travel industry from security precautions, our ability to continue to qualify as a Real Estate Investment Trust for federal income tax purposes and numerous other factors may affect future results, performance and achievements. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe our current expectations to be based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that actual results will not differ materially. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

The following information is presented in order to help our investors understand FelCor’s financial position as of and for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Consolidated Statements of Operations(a)

9

Consolidated Balance Sheets(a) 10
Consolidated Debt Summary 11
Schedule of Encumbered Hotels 12
Capital Expenditures 13
Hotels Under Renovation During 2014 – 2015 13
Supplemental Financial Data 14
Hotel Portfolio Composition 15
Hotel Operating Statistics by Brand 16
Hotel Operating Statistics by Market 17
Historical Quarterly Operating Statistics 18
Non-GAAP Financial Measures 18
(a) Our consolidated statements of operations and balance sheets have been prepared without audit. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP have been omitted. The consolidated statements of operations and balance sheets should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenues:
Hotel operating revenue:
Room $ 157,177 $ 163,525 $ 713,213 $ 692,016
Food and beverage 38,064 39,011 157,607 151,233
Other operating departments 10,990 11,282 47,161 46,757
Other revenue 436 396 3,606 3,430
Total revenues 206,667 214,214 921,587 893,436
Expenses:
Hotel departmental expenses:
Room 42,799 44,734 188,465 184,840
Food and beverage 28,281 30,043 121,201 120,287
Other operating departments 4,914 5,179 22,210 21,954
Other property-related costs 54,239 58,159 238,170 238,115
Management and franchise fees 7,262 8,487 36,067 35,735
Taxes, insurance and lease expense 15,170 23,340 84,926 96,194
Corporate expenses 7,671 6,653 29,585 26,996
Depreciation and amortization 28,613 30,149 115,819 119,624
Impairment loss 24,441
Conversion expenses 1,134
Other expenses 4,078 1,913 17,952 8,749
Total operating expenses 193,027 208,657 854,395 878,069
Operating income 13,640 5,557 67,192 15,367
Interest expense, net (19,051 ) (25,330 ) (90,695 ) (103,787 )
Debt extinguishment (7 ) (4,770 )
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net (8 ) 30,176
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities 4 20,737
Other gains, net 20 100 41
Income (loss) before equity in income from unconsolidated entities (5,422 ) (19,753 ) 22,740 (88,379 )
Equity in income from unconsolidated entities 254 491 5,010 4,586
Income (loss) from continuing operations (5,168 ) (19,262 ) 27,750 (83,793 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (492 ) (910 ) (360 ) 18,010
Income (loss) before gain on sale of property (5,660 ) (20,172 ) 27,390 (65,783 )
Gain on sale of property, net 16,123 66,762
Net income (loss) 10,463 (20,172 ) 94,152 (65,783 )
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 133 161 (697 ) 3,782
Net loss (income) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP (2 ) 145 (137 ) 497
Preferred distributions – consolidated joint venture (349 ) (1,219 )
Net income (loss) attributable to FelCor 10,245 (19,866 ) 92,099 (61,504 )
Preferred dividends (9,678 ) (9,679 ) (38,712 ) (38,713 )
Net income (loss) attributable to FelCor common stockholders $ 567 $ (29,545 ) $ 53,387 $ (100,217 )
Basic and diluted per common share data:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.01 $ (0.23 ) $ 0.43 $ (0.95 )
Net income (loss) $ $ (0.24 ) $ 0.43 $ (0.81 )
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 124,188 123,827 124,158 123,818
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 125,146 123,827 124,892 123,818
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

December 31, December 31,
2014 2013
Assets
Investment in hotels, net of accumulated depreciation of $850,687 and $929,801 at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively $ 1,599,791 $ 1,653,267
Hotel development 297,466 216,747
Investment in unconsolidated entities 15,095 46,943
Hotels held for sale 47,145 16,319
Cash and cash equivalents 47,147 45,645
Restricted cash 20,496 77,227
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $241 and $262 at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 27,805 35,747
Deferred expenses, net of accumulated amortization of $17,111 and $20,362 at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 25,827 29,325
Other assets 23,886 23,060
Total assets $ 2,104,658 $ 2,144,280
Liabilities and Equity
Debt, net of discount of $4,714 at December 31, 2013 $ 1,585,867 $ 1,663,226
Distributions payable 13,827 11,047
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 135,481 150,738
Total liabilities 1,735,175 1,825,011
Commitments and contingencies
Redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP, 611 and 618 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 6,616 5,039
Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 20,000 shares authorized:
Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, 12,879 and 12,880 shares, liquidation value of $321,987 and $322,011, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 309,337 309,362
Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 68 shares, liquidation value of $169,950, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013 169,412 169,412
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; 124,605 and 124,051 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 1,246 1,240
Additional paid-in capital 2,353,666 2,354,328
Accumulated other comprehensive income 24,937
Accumulated deficit (2,530,671 ) (2,568,350 )
Total FelCor stockholders’ equity 302,990 290,929
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 18,435 23,301
Preferred equity in consolidated joint venture, liquidation value of $42,094 41,442
Total equity 362,867 314,230
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,104,658 $ 2,144,280
Consolidated Debt Summary

(dollars in thousands)

Encumbered Interest December 31, December 31,
Hotels Rate (%) Maturity Date 2014 2013
Line of credit 8 LIBOR + 3.375 June 2016(a) $ 111,500 $ 88,000
Term loan 3 LIBOR + 2.50 July 2017(b) 140,000
Mortgage debt 4 LIBOR + 3.00 March 2017 64,000
Mortgage debt(c) 4 4.95 October 2022 124,278 126,220
Mortgage debt 1 4.94 October 2022 31,228 31,714
Senior secured notes 6 6.75 June 2019 525,000 525,000
Senior secured notes 9 5.625 March 2023 525,000 525,000
Knickerbocker loan:(d)
Construction tranche LIBOR + 4.00 May 2016 58,562
Cash collateralized tranche LIBOR + 1.25 May 2016 6,299 64,861
Retired debt 302,431
Total 35 $ 1,585,867 $ 1,663,226
(a) Our $225 million line of credit can be extended for one year (to 2017), subject to satisfying certain conditions.
(b) This debt can be extended up to two years, subject to satisfying certain conditions.
(c) This debt is comprised of separate non-cross-collateralized loans each secured by a mortgage of a single hotel.
(d) In November 2012, we obtained an $85.0 million construction loan to finance the redevelopment of the Knickerbocker Hotel. This loan can be extended for one year subject to satisfying certain conditions. In 2014, we drew $58.6 million of the cash collateral to fund construction costs, leaving $6.3 million of cash collateral to be drawn before drawing on the remaining $20.1 million available under the construction loan.
Schedule of Encumbered Hotels

(dollars in millions)

Consolidated December 31, 2014
Debt Balance Encumbered Hotels
Line of credit $ 112 Charleston Mills House – WYN, Houston Medical Center – WYN, Mandalay Beach – ES, Miami International Airport – ES, Myrtle Beach Resort – ES, Philadelphia Historic District – WYN, Pittsburgh University Center – WYN and Santa Monica at the Pier – WYN
Term loan $ 140 New Orleans French Quarter – WYN, Phoenix Biltmore – ES, and San Francisco Union Square – MAR
Mortgage debt $ 64 Austin Airport – ES, Chicago Lombard – ES, Raleigh – ES, and San Antonio NW – ES
Mortgage debt $ 28 Napa Valley – ES
Mortgage debt $ 35 Ft. Lauderdale – ES
Mortgage debt $ 24 Birmingham – ES
Mortgage debt $ 38 Minneapolis Airport – ES
Mortgage debt $ 31 Deerfield Beach – ES
Senior secured notes (6.75%) $ 525 Boston Copley – FMT, Indian Wells Esmeralda Resort & Spa – REN, LAX South – ES, Morgans, Royalton and St. Petersburg Vinoy Resort & Golf Club – REN
Senior secured notes (5.625%) $ 525 Atlanta Buckhead – ES, Boston Marlboro – ES, Burlington – SH, Dallas Love Field – ES, Milpitas – ES, Myrtle Beach Resort – HIL, Orlando South – ES, Philadelphia Society Hill – SH and SF South San Francisco – ES
Capital Expenditures

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Improvements and additions to majority-owned hotels $ 18,117 $ 26,901 $ 83,664 $ 101,357
Partners’ pro rata share of additions to consolidated joint venture hotels (27 ) (88 ) (308 ) (521 )
Pro rata share of additions to unconsolidated hotels 528 369 2,412 1,470
Total additions to hotels(a) $ 18,618 $ 27,182 $ 85,768 $ 102,306
(a) Includes capitalized interest, property taxes, property insurance, ground leases and certain employee costs.

Hotels Under Renovation During 2014 – 2015

Primary Areas Start Date End Date
Burlington – SH guestrooms, exterior Nov-2013 May-2014

San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf – HI

guestrooms, public areas, F&B Nov-2013 Mar-2014

San Diego – WYN(a)

guestrooms, public areas Nov-2013 May-2014

San Francisco Waterfront – ES(b)

guestrooms, F&B Dec-2013 Jul-2014

New Orleans – WYN(a)

guestrooms, public areas May-2014 Oct-2014
Dallas Love Field – ES guestrooms, F&B Jun-2014 Sep-2014

Ft. Lauderdale – ES(c)

guestrooms July-2014 Oct-2014
Myrtle Beach – HLT meeting space, new F&B Dec-2014 Feb-2015

LAX – ES(d)

public areas, F&B, meeting space Feb-2014 May-2015
Nashville – HI public areas, F&B, rooms Aug-2014 June-2015
New Orleans – French Quarter Chateau Lemoyne – HI guestrooms, public areas, exterior May-2015 Dec-2015
Vinoy Resort & Golf Club – REN meeting space, F&B, golf shop Nov-2015 Jan-2016
(a) Repositioning from Holiday Inn to Wyndham.
(b) Public areas renovation completed in May 2013.
(c) Public areas renovation completed in November 2013.
(d) Guestrooms renovation completed in February 2013. Public areas and F&B completed in May 2014.
Supplemental Financial Data

(in thousands, except per share data)

December 31, December 31,

Total Enterprise Value

2014 2013
Common shares outstanding 124,605 124,051
Units outstanding 611 618
Combined shares and units outstanding 125,216 124,669
Common stock price $ 10.82 $ 8.16
Market capitalization $ 1,354,837 $ 1,017,299
Series A preferred stock(a) 309,337 309,362
Series C preferred stock(a) 169,412 169,412
Preferred equity – Knickerbocker joint venture, net(b) 39,370
Consolidated debt(b) 1,585,867 1,663,226
Noncontrolling interests of consolidated debt (2,928 ) (2,719 )
Pro rata share of unconsolidated debt 17,096 73,179
Hotel development (297,466 ) (216,747 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(c) (67,643 ) (122,872 )
Total enterprise value (TEV) $ 3,107,882 $ 2,890,140
(a) Book value based on issue price.
(b) Book value based on issue price, net of noncontrolling interest.
(c) Restricted cash includes $6.3 million of cash fully securing $6.3 million of outstanding debt assumed when we purchased the Knickerbocker Hotel.
Hotel Portfolio Composition

The following table illustrates the distribution of same-store hotels.

2014 Hotel

2014 Hotel

Operating Revenue

EBITDA

Brand

Hotels Rooms (in thousands)

(in thousands)(a)

Embassy Suites Hotels 18 4,982 $ 282,866 $ 95,000
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand(b) 8 2,528 125,354 43,126
Renaissance and Marriott 3 1,321 128,770 26,089
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 3 802 45,383 15,484
Sheraton 2 673 39,639 10,623
Fairmont 1 383 53,451 10,011
Holiday Inn 2 968 51,511 8,967
Morgans and Royalton 2 285 33,895 3,314
Core hotels 39 11,942 760,869 212,614
Non-strategic hotels(c) 6 1,561 58,028 17,837
Same-store hotels 45 13,503 $ 818,897 $ 230,451

Market

San Francisco area 5 1,903 $ 139,692 $ 39,470
Boston 3 916 85,670 21,834
South Florida 3 923 55,561 17,009
Los Angeles area 2 481 28,696 12,406
Myrtle Beach 2 640 41,149 12,219
Philadelphia 2 728 38,680 9,631
Tampa 1 361 49,358 9,302
New York area 3 546 48,456 7,259
Austin 1 188 13,935 6,177
Atlanta 1 316 13,899 5,701
Other markets 16 4,940 245,773 71,606
Core hotels 39 11,942 760,869 212,614
Non-strategic hotels(c) 6 1,561 58,028 17,837
Same-store hotels 45 13,503 $ 818,897 $ 230,451

Location

Urban 17 5,310 $ 360,177 $ 97,594
Resort 9 2,733 203,370 51,684
Airport 8 2,621 136,144 43,208
Suburban 5 1,278 61,178 20,128
Core hotels 39 11,942 760,869 212,614
Non-strategic hotels(c) 6 1,561 58,028 17,837
Same-store hotels 45 13,503 $ 818,897 $ 230,451
(a) Hotel EBITDA is more fully described on page 26.
(b) These hotels were converted to Wyndham on March 1, 2013.
(c) Excludes two hotels held for sale as of December 31, 2014, both of which were sold in February 2015.

The following tables set forth occupancy, ADR and RevPAR for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the percentage changes therein for the periods presented, for our same-store hotels.

Hotel Operating Statistics by Brand

Occupancy (%)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 %Variance 2014 2013 %Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 76.2 73.4 3.8 79.0 76.7 3.0
Renaissance and Marriott 66.2 65.8 0.5 72.0 70.2 2.6
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 65.0 59.1 9.9 73.6 68.3 7.7
Sheraton 66.2 63.1 4.9 69.4 68.0 2.0
Fairmont 70.1 70.3 (0.3 ) 74.4 74.2 0.4
Holiday Inn 74.1 69.8 6.2 77.6 78.0 (0.5 )
Morgans and Royalton 91.2 90.9 0.3 87.9 87.6 0.4
Comparable core hotels (31) 73.1 70.4 3.8 76.8 74.8 2.7
Non-strategic hotels (6)(a) 73.7 72.2 2.1 77.0 76.2 1.1
Comparable hotels (37) 73.2 70.7 3.6 76.9 75.0 2.5
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand(b) 67.8 59.1 14.6 71.8 65.7 9.3
Same-store hotels (45) 72.2 68.5 5.3 75.9 73.3 3.6
ADR ($)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 %Variance 2014 2013 %Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 159.92 150.27 6.4 164.11 153.17 7.1
Renaissance and Marriott 221.53 208.65 6.2 223.51 209.58 6.6
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 146.71 138.95 5.6 155.15 148.99 4.1
Sheraton 147.31 146.73 0.4 146.75 145.71 0.7
Fairmont 322.99 300.62 7.4 307.77 285.06 8.0
Holiday Inn 163.29 143.08 14.1 164.21 144.29 13.8
Morgans and Royalton 340.38 358.54 (5.1 ) 308.05 315.50 (2.4 )
Comparable core hotels (31) 179.45 170.40 5.3 180.73 169.91 6.4
Non-strategic hotels (6)(a) 118.56 114.11 3.9 120.68 115.29 4.7
Comparable hotels (37) 170.73 162.22 5.2 172.17 162.03 6.3
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand(b) 161.26 149.34 8.0 158.35 144.37 9.7
Same-store hotels (45) 169.07 160.16 5.6 169.72 159.07 6.7
RevPAR ($)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 %Variance 2014 2013 %Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels 121.87 110.36 10.4 129.71 117.55 10.4
Renaissance and Marriott 146.60 137.37 6.7 160.92 147.11 9.4
DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton 95.32 82.16 16.0 114.12 101.71 12.2
Sheraton 97.49 92.54 5.4 101.78 99.09 2.7
Fairmont 226.48 211.36 7.2 229.14 211.41 8.4
Holiday Inn 121.07 99.94 21.1 127.41 112.52 13.2
Morgans and Royalton 310.34 325.78 (4.7 ) 270.69 276.27 (2.0 )
Comparable core hotels (31) 131.21 120.03 9.3 138.84 127.13 9.2
Non-strategic hotels (6)(a) 87.41 82.38 6.1 92.95 87.83 5.8
Comparable hotels (37) 124.98 114.68 9.0 132.32 121.54 8.9
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand(b) 109.29 88.30 23.8 113.63 94.79 19.9
Same-store hotels (45) 122.04 109.79 11.2 128.82 116.54 10.5
(a) Excludes two hotels held for sale as of December 31, 2014, both of which were sold in February 2015.
(b) These hotels were converted to Wyndham on March 1, 2013.

Hotel Operating Statistics by Market

Occupancy (%)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 %Variance 2014 2013 %Variance
San Francisco area 81.1 75.5 7.5 82.2 81.4 1.0
Boston 67.9 68.9 (1.4 ) 73.6 73.5 0.1
South Florida 81.3 78.4 3.7 83.4 81.4 2.5
Los Angeles area 67.9 76.7 (11.5 ) 80.1 82.2 (2.6 )
Myrtle Beach 53.9 47.4 13.6 66.5 62.3 6.8
Philadelphia 61.6 62.5 (1.4 ) 69.7 66.3 5.2
Tampa 80.0 78.7 1.5 81.2 80.5 0.9
New York area 86.6 85.7 1.0 83.3 83.2 0.2
Austin 78.2 73.3 6.7 79.9 78.9 1.2
Atlanta 74.1 73.3 1.0 77.2 75.4 2.3
Other markets 69.3 66.3 4.5 73.1 69.6 5.0
Comparable core hotels (31) 73.1 70.4 3.8 76.8 74.8 2.7
ADR ($)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 %Variance 2014 2013 %Variance
San Francisco area 209.59 194.25 7.9 210.51 187.91 12.0
Boston 266.80 247.73 7.7 253.57 234.97 7.9
South Florida 157.24 143.52 9.6 160.25 147.49 8.7
Los Angeles area 143.85 131.43 9.4 145.73 136.89 6.5
Myrtle Beach 109.47 101.86 7.5 152.64 147.36 3.6
Philadelphia 174.98 171.14 2.2 164.54 166.52 (1.2 )
Tampa 192.17 177.50 8.3 195.98 183.55 6.8
New York area 269.66 277.31 (2.8 ) 252.90 250.72 0.9
Austin 220.76 214.15 3.1 214.22 200.90 6.6
Atlanta 137.71 134.69 2.2 141.85 140.41 1.0
Other markets 145.66 139.35 4.5 150.64 143.47 5.0
Comparable core hotels (31) 179.45 170.40 5.3 180.73 169.91 6.4
RevPAR ($)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 %Variance 2014 2013 %Variance
San Francisco area 170.02 146.58 16.0 173.02 152.91 13.2
Boston 181.20 170.57 6.2 186.57 172.68 8.0
South Florida 127.80 112.51 13.6 133.64 120.00 11.4
Los Angeles area 97.63 100.79 (3.1 ) 116.68 112.54 3.7
Myrtle Beach 58.98 48.31 22.1 101.51 91.75 10.6
Philadelphia 107.71 106.88 0.8 114.69 110.32 4.0
Tampa 153.64 139.78 9.9 159.21 147.71 7.8
New York area 233.50 237.73 (1.8 ) 210.72 208.57 1.0
Austin 172.72 156.96 10.0 171.17 158.59 7.9
Atlanta 102.02 98.75 3.3 109.44 105.87 3.4
Other markets 100.92 92.42 9.2 110.08 99.88 10.2
Comparable core hotels (31) 131.21 120.03 9.3 138.84 127.13 9.2

Historical Quarterly Operating Statistics

Occupancy (%)
Q1 2014 Q2 2014 Q3 2014 Q4 2014
Comparable core hotels (31) 72.2 81.3 80.6 73.1
Non-strategic hotels (6)(a) 76.9 81.1 76.4 73.7
Comparable hotels (37) 72.9 81.3 80.0 73.2
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand (8)(b) 62.9 77.4 78.9 67.8
Same-store hotels (45) 71.0 80.5 79.8 72.2
ADR ($)
Q1 2014 Q2 2014 Q3 2014 Q4 2014
Comparable core hotels (31) 176.24 182.53 184.02 179.45
Non-strategic hotels (6)(a) 123.14 120.70 120.29 118.56
Comparable hotels (37) 168.27 173.76 175.37 170.73
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand (8)(b) 144.62 164.91 160.19 161.26
Same-store hotels (45) 164.35 172.17 172.56 169.07
RevPAR ($)
Q1 2014 Q2 2014 Q3 2014 Q4 2014
Comparable core hotels (31) 127.25 148.39 148.38 131.21
Non-strategic hotels (6)(a) 94.72 97.86 91.91 87.41
Comparable hotels (37) 122.62 141.20 140.35 124.98
Wyndham and Wyndham Grand (8)(b) 90.99 127.59 126.31 109.29
Same-store hotels (45) 116.70 138.65 137.72 122.04
(a) Excludes two hotels held for sale as of December 31, 2014, both of which were sold in February 2015.
(b) These hotels were converted to Wyndham on March 1, 2013.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We refer in this release to certain “non-GAAP financial measures.” These measures, including FFO, Adjusted FFO, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Same-store Adjusted EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin, are measures of our financial performance that are not calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The following tables reconcile each of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Immediately following the reconciliations, we include a discussion of why we believe these measures are useful supplemental measures of our performance and the limitations of such measures.

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013
Per Share Per Share
Dollars Shares Amount Dollars Shares Amount
Net income (loss) $ 10,463 $ (20,172 )
Noncontrolling interests 131 306
Preferred dividends (9,678 ) (9,679 )
Preferred distributions – consolidated joint venture (349 )
Net income (loss) attributable to FelCor common stockholders 567 (29,545 )
Less: Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock (3 )
Basic earnings per share data 564 124,188 $ (29,545 ) 123,827 $ (0.24 )
Restricted stock units 958
Diluted earnings per share data 564 125,146 (29,545 ) 123,827 (0.24 )
Depreciation and amortization 28,613 0.23 30,149 0.24
Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 496 3,263 0.03
Gain on sale of hotels, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships (15,682 ) (0.13 ) (373 )
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net 8
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities (4 )
Other gains, net (18 )
Impairment loss, discontinued operations 1,089 0.01
Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP 2 611 0.01 (145 ) 617
Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock 3
Conversion of unvested restricted stock and units 7 866
FFO 14,000 125,764 0.11 4,420 125,310 0.04
Hurricane and earthquake loss 348
Debt extinguishment 7
Debt extinguishment, unconsolidated entities 13
Severance costs 99 372
Variable stock compensation 1,103 0.01 590
Pre-opening costs, net of noncontrolling interests 2,925 0.03 939 0.01
Adjusted FFO $ 18,495 125,764 $ 0.15 $ 6,321 125,310 $ 0.05
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)

Year Ended December 31,
2014 2013
Per Share Per Share
Dollars Shares Amount Dollars Shares Amount
Net income (loss) $ 94,152 $ (65,783 )
Noncontrolling interests (834 ) 4,279
Preferred distributions – consolidated joint venture (1,219 )
Preferred dividends (38,712 ) (38,713 )
Net income (loss) attributable to FelCor common stockholders 53,387 (100,217 )
Less: Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock (8 )
Less: Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted stock (20 )
Basic earnings per share data 53,359 124,158 $ 0.43 (100,217 ) 123,818 $ (0.81 )
Restricted stock units 734
Diluted earnings per share data 53,359 124,892 0.43 (100,217 ) 123,818 (0.81 )
Depreciation and amortization 115,819 0.93 119,624 0.97
Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 6,891 0.06 15,996 0.13
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net (30,176 ) (0.24 )
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities (20,737 ) (0.17 )
Other gains, net (100 ) (37 )
Other gains, discontinued operations (59 )
Impairment loss, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 20,382 0.16
Impairment loss, discontinued operations 4,354 0.04
Gain on sale of hotels, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships (65,453 ) (0.52 ) (18,590 ) (0.15 )
Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP 137 614 (0.01 ) (497 ) 619 (0.01 )
Dividends declared on unvested restricted stock 8
Conversion of unvested restricted stock and units 20 5 547
FFO 59,768 125,511 0.48 40,956 124,984 0.33
Acquisition costs 23
Hurricane and earthquake loss 348
Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations, net of noncontrolling interests 4,850 0.03
Debt extinguishment, unconsolidated entities 168
Contract dispute contingency 5,850 0.05
Severance costs 928 0.01 3,268 0.02
Conversion expenses 1,134 0.01
Variable stock compensation 2,723 0.02 963 0.01
Pre-opening costs, net of noncontrolling interests 7,530 0.06 2,314 0.02
Adjusted FFO $ 82,165 125,511 $ 0.65 $ 48,658 124,984 $ 0.39

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Same-store

Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net income (loss) $ 10,463 $ (20,172 ) $ 94,152 $ (65,783 )
Depreciation and amortization 28,613 30,149 115,819 119,624
Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 496 3,263 6,891 15,996
Interest expense 19,058 25,349 90,743 103,865
Interest expense, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities 216 868 1,896 3,496
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 133 161 (697 ) 3,782
EBITDA 58,979 39,618 308,804 180,980
Impairment loss, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships 20,382
Impairment loss, discontinued operations 1,089 4,354
Hurricane and earthquake loss 348 348
Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations 7 4,850
Debt extinguishment, unconsolidated entities 13 168
Acquisition costs 23
Gain on sale of hotels, net of noncontrolling interests in other partnerships (15,682 ) (373 ) (65,453 ) (18,590 )
Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated entities, net 8 (30,176 )
Gain from remeasurement of unconsolidated entities (4 ) (20,737 )
Other gains, net (18 ) (100 ) (37 )
Other gains, discontinued operations (59 )
Contract dispute contingency 5,850
Amortization of fixed stock and directors’ compensation 1,631 1,023 6,122 5,570
Severance costs 99 372 928 3,268
Abandoned projects
Conversion expenses 1,134
Variable stock compensation 1,103 590 2,723 963
Pre-opening costs, net of noncontrolling interests 2,925 939 7,530 2,314
Adjusted EBITDA 49,427 43,240 220,857 200,302
Adjusted EBITDA from hotels, sold and held for sale (1,090 ) (3,781 ) (11,464 ) (25,842 )
Adjusted EBITDA from joint venture exchange 25 (379 ) 237 (656 )
Same-store Adjusted EBITDA $ 48,362 $ 39,080 $ 209,630 $ 173,804

Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA Margin

(dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Same-store operating revenue:
Room $ 151,613 $ 136,055 $ 634,892 $ 574,647
Food and beverage 36,434 33,226 140,156 127,234
Other operating departments 10,705 10,104 43,849 41,606
Same-store operating revenue 198,752 179,385 818,897 743,487
Same-store operating expense:
Room 41,213 36,891 166,534 152,724
Food and beverage 27,182 25,749 108,206 102,398
Other operating departments 4,733 4,573 20,401 19,320
Other property related costs 51,631 47,300 207,481 193,569
Management and franchise fees 7,018 7,005 32,043 29,396
Taxes, insurance and lease expense 13,018 12,968 53,781 52,032
Same-store operating expense 144,795 134,486 588,446 549,439
Hotel EBITDA $ 53,957 $ 44,899 $ 230,451 $ 194,048
Hotel EBITDA Margin 27.1 % 25.0 % 28.1 % 26.1 %
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Hotel EBITDA – Comparable core (31) $ 38,979 $ 32,574 $ 169,488 $ 142,983
Hotel EBITDA – Non-strategic (6)(a) 4,115 3,565 17,837 16,015
Hotel EBITDA – Comparable (37) 43,094 36,139 187,325 158,998
Hotel EBITDA – Wyndham (8) 10,863 8,760 43,126 35,050
Hotel EBITDA Same-store (45) $ 53,957 $ 44,899 $ 230,451 $ 194,048
Hotel EBITDA Margin – Comparable core (31) 25.3 % 23.0 % 26.7 % 24.5 %
Hotel EBITDA Margin – Non-strategic (6)(a) 30.0 % 27.4 % 30.7 % 29.1 %
Hotel EBITDA Margin – Comparable (37) 25.7 % 23.3 % 27.0 % 24.9 %
Hotel EBITDA Margin – Wyndham (8) 35.3 % 35.7 % 34.4 % 33.7 %
Hotel EBITDA Margin Same-store (45) 27.1 % 25.0 % 28.1 % 26.1 %
(a) Excludes two hotels held for sale as of December 31, 2014, both of which were sold in February 2015.
Reconciliation of Same-store Operating Revenue and Same-store Operating Expense to Total
Revenue, Total Operating Expense and Operating Income

(in thousands)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Same-store operating revenue $ 198,752 $ 179,385 $ 818,897 $ 743,487
Other revenue 436 396 3,606 3,430
Revenue from hotels disposed and held for sale(a) 7,479 34,433 99,084 146,519
Total revenue 206,667 214,214 921,587 893,436
Same-store operating expense 144,795 134,486 588,446 549,439
Consolidated hotel lease expense(b) 2,412 10,515 31,635 44,087
Unconsolidated taxes, insurance and lease expense (637 ) (1,720 ) (5,503 ) (7,456 )
Corporate expenses 7,671 6,653 29,585 26,996
Depreciation and amortization 28,613 30,149 115,819 119,624
Impairment loss 24,441
Conversion expenses 1,134
Expenses from hotels disposed and held for sale(a) 6,095 26,661 76,461 111,055
Other expenses 4,078 1,913 17,952 8,749
Total operating expense 193,027 208,657 854,395 878,069
Operating income $ 13,640 $ 5,557 $ 67,192 $ 15,367
(a)

During the year ended December 31, 2014, we disposed of 12 hotels that were not held for sale at December 31, 2013. We sold two held for sale hotels for $63.6 million subsequent to December 31, 2014. These hotels are considered held for sale on our December 31, 2014 balance sheet, as the purchasers each paid a non-refundable deposit toward the purchase price. Under recently issued GAAP accounting guidance, we included the operating performance for these hotels in continuing operations in our Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months and years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013. However, for purposes of our Non-GAAP reporting metrics, we have excluded the results of these hotels to provide a meaningful same-store comparison.

(b) Consolidated hotel lease expense represents the percentage lease expense of our 51% owned operating lessees. The offsetting percentage lease revenue is included in equity in income from unconsolidated entities.
Reconciliation of Forecasted Net Income attributable to FelCor to Forecasted Adjusted FFO
and Adjusted EBITDA

(in millions, except per share data)

Full Year 2015 Guidance
Low High
Per Share Per Share
Dollars

Amount(a)

Dollars

Amount(a)

Net income attributable to FelCor(b) $ 19.2 $ 28.6
Preferred dividends (39.0 ) (39.0 )
Net income attributable to FelCor common stockholders (19.8 ) $ (0.16 ) (10.4 ) $ (0.08 )
Depreciation(c) 120.3 121.1
FFO and Adjusted FFO $ 100.5 $ 0.80 $ 110.7 $ 0.88
Net income attributable to FelCor(b) $ 19.2 $ 28.6
Depreciation(c) 120.3 121.1
Interest expense(c) 86.0 87.8
Amortization expense 1.5 1.5
EBITDA $ 227.0 $ 239.0
Amortization of stock compensation 7.5 7.5
Adjusted EBITDA $ 234.5 $ 246.5
(a) Weighted average shares are 126.3 million.
(b) Excludes any gains or losses on future asset sales.
(c) Includes pro rata portion of unconsolidated entities.

Substantially all of our non-current assets consist of real estate. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, most industry investors consider supplemental measures of performance, which are not measures of operating performance under GAAP, to be helpful in evaluating a real estate company’s operations. These supplemental measures are not measures of operating performance under GAAP. However, we consider these non-GAAP measures to be supplemental measures of a hotel REIT’s performance and should be considered along with, but not as an alternative to, net income (loss) attributable to FelCor as a measure of our operating performance.

FFO and EBITDA

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) defines FFO as net income or loss attributable to parent (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains or losses from sales of property, plus depreciation, amortization and impairment losses. FFO for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures are calculated on the same basis. We compute FFO in accordance with standards established by NAREIT. This may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the term in accordance with the current NAREIT definition or that interpret the current NAREIT definition differently than we do.

EBITDA is a commonly used measure of performance in many industries. We define EBITDA as net income or loss attributable to parent (computed in accordance with GAAP) plus interest expenses, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures are calculated to reflect EBITDA on the same basis.

Adjustments to FFO and EBITDA

We adjust FFO and EBITDA when evaluating our performance because management believes that the exclusion of certain additional items provides useful supplemental information to investors regarding our ongoing operating performance and that the presentation of Adjusted FFO, and Adjusted EBITDA when combined with GAAP net income attributable to FelCor, EBITDA and FFO, is beneficial to an investor’s better understanding of our operating performance.

  • Gains and losses related to extinguishment of debt and interest rate swaps – We exclude gains and losses related to extinguishment of debt and interest rate swaps from FFO and EBITDA because we believe that it is not indicative of ongoing operating performance of our hotel assets. This also represents an acceleration of interest expense or a reduction of interest expense, and interest expense is excluded from EBITDA.
  • Cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle - Infrequently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board promulgates new accounting standards that require the consolidated statements of operations to reflect the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle. We exclude these one-time adjustments in computing Adjusted FFO and Adjusted EBITDA because they do not reflect our actual performance for that period.
  • Other transaction costs – From time to time, we periodically incur costs that are not indicative of ongoing operating performance. Such costs include, but are not limited to, conversion costs, acquisition costs, pre-opening costs and severance costs. We exclude these costs from the calculation of Adjusted FFO and Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Variable stock compensation – We exclude the cost associated with our variable stock compensation. This cost is subject to volatility related to the price and dividends of our common stock that does not necessarily correspond to our operating performance.

In addition, to derive Adjusted EBITDA, we exclude gains or losses on the sale of depreciable assets and impairment losses because including them in EBITDA is inconsistent with reporting the ongoing performance of our remaining assets. Additionally, the gain or loss on sale of depreciable assets and impairment losses represents either accelerated depreciation or excess depreciation in previous periods, and depreciation is excluded from EBITDA. We also exclude the amortization of our fixed stock and directors’ compensation, which is included in corporate expenses and is not separately stated on our statements of operations. Excluding amortization of our fixed stock and directors’ compensation maintains consistency with the EBITDA definition.

Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA Margin

Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin are commonly used measures of performance in the hotel industry and give investors a more complete understanding of the operating results over which our individual hotels and brand/managers have direct control. We believe that Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin are useful to investors by providing greater transparency with respect to two significant measures that we use in our financial and operational decision-making. Additionally, using these measures facilitates comparisons with other hotel REITs and hotel owners. We present Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin in a manner consistent with Adjusted EBITDA, however, we also eliminate all revenues and expenses from continuing operations not directly associated with hotel operations, including other income and corporate-level expenses. We eliminate these additional items because we believe property-level results provide investors with supplemental information into the ongoing operational performance of our hotels and the effectiveness of management on a property-level basis. We also eliminate consolidated percentage rent paid to unconsolidated entities, which is effectively eliminated by noncontrolling interests and equity in income from unconsolidated subsidiaries, and include the cost of unconsolidated taxes, insurance and lease expense, to reflect the entire operating costs applicable to our Consolidated Hotels. Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margins are presented on a same-store basis.

Use and Limitations of Non-GAAP Measures

We use FFO, Adjusted FFO, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Same-store Adjusted EBITDA, Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin to evaluate the performance of our hotels and to facilitate comparisons between us and other lodging REITs, hotel owners who are not REITs and other capital intensive companies. We use Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA margin in evaluating hotel-level performance and the operating efficiency of our hotel managers.

The use of these non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations. As we present them, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP financial measures as presented by other real estate companies. These measures do not reflect certain expenses or expenditures that we incurred and will incur, such as depreciation, interest and capital expenditures. We compensate for these limitations by separately considering the impact of these excluded items to the extent they are material to operating decisions or assessments of our operating performance. Our reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP financial measures, and our consolidated statements of operations and cash flows, include interest expense, capital expenditures, and other excluded items, all of which should be considered when evaluating our performance, as well as the usefulness of our non-GAAP financial measures.

These non-GAAP financial measures are used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. They should not be considered as alternatives to operating profit, cash flow from operations, or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect additional ways of viewing our operations that we believe, when viewed with our GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. We strongly encourage investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.

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