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FelCor Lodging Trust Posts 4th Qtr 2011 Net Loss of $42.8 million
Compared
to Net Loss of $103.1 million in the Year-ago Quarter;
RevPAR for its 43 Hotels Increased 4.8% for the Quarter

Hotel Operating Statistics

IRVING, Texas--February 29, 2012--FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today reported operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.

Summary:

  • Revenue per available room ("RevPAR") at 43 same-store core hotels increased 4.8% for the quarter and 5.4% for the year.
  • Hotel EBITDA margin increased 83 basis points for the quarter and 116 basis points for the year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $202.7 million and adjusted funds from operations ("FFO") per share was $0.14 for the year. Net loss was $130.9 million for the year. Fourth quarter results were negatively impacted by four cents, resulting from accelerated renovations at four hotels and softness in Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Sold eight non-strategic hotels for gross proceeds of $138 million in 2011. Brought additional non-strategic hotels to market in January and currently marketing 16 non-strategic hotels. Net proceeds from asset sales will be used to repay debt and pay accrued preferred dividends.
  • Completed acquisition and commenced redevelopment of the four-plus star Knickerbocker Hotel in New York's Times Square during the fourth quarter (projecting a late 2013 opening).
  • Began renovation or redevelopment at 10 hotels during 2011, including four of our largest hotels. We accelerated renovation start dates at four hotels to accommodate seasonal demand.

Commenting on the fourth quarter and full year, Richard A. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of FelCor, said, "In the past year, we made significant progress advancing our long-term value creation strategy to strengthen our balance sheet, reposition our portfolio and invest in the future of our business. Of note, we began marketing a significant number of non-strategic hotels and sold nine hotels quicker than anticipated, using a majority of the proceeds to repay debt. We also eliminated all of our near-term debt maturities. Our top priority is to sell non-strategic hotels and reduce debt to reach our long-term goal of 4.5 times leverage. Industry fundamentals are strong. Occupancy is approaching stabilized levels, and ADR growth is accelerating. Looking ahead, we continue to position our portfolio to benefit from the lodging recovery to generate above-average growth in our core markets. This month, we also announced the acquisition of the iconic Knickerbocker Hotel in the heart of Manhattan. This is a rare opportunity, and we are confident this strategic investment will enhance future stockholder value. We expect the Knickerbocker to be our last acquisition in this cycle."

Fourth Quarter Operating Results:

RevPAR for our 43 same-store core hotels was $92.88, a 4.8% increase compared to the same period in 2010. Average daily rate ("ADR") increased 4.5% to $139.11, and occupancy increased 0.4% to 66.8%. RevPAR and ADR for the company's 73 same-store consolidated hotels increased 4.4% (to $85.69) and 3.7% (to $128.00), respectively, compared to the same period in 2010.

The quarter was negatively impacted by accelerated timing of renovations (ongoing renovations impacted RevPAR by 1% more than anticipated) and softness in Atlanta (lower than expected group and transient business) and Fort Lauderdale (lower than expected group business due to weather). Consequently, our results were four cents lower than anticipated.

Hotel EBITDA increased 7.5% to $48.1 million, compared to $44.8 million for the same period in 2010. Hotel EBITDA represents EBITDA for 73 same-store consolidated hotels prior to corporate expenses and joint venture adjustments. Hotel EBITDA margin was 21.6%, an 83 basis point increase compared to the same period in 2010.

Same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased 10.6% to $39.3 million. Same-store Adjusted EBITDA excludes EBITDA from hotels sold or acquired during the year. Adjusted EBITDA (which includes our pro rata share of joint ventures) decreased 6.1% to $42.2 million, compared to $45.0 million for the same period in 2010, due to asset sales.

Adjusted FFO reflects a $3.5 million, or $0.03 per share, loss compared to a $3.6 million, or $0.04 per share, loss for the same period in 2010.

Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $42.8 million, or $0.35 per share, compared to a $103.1 million, or $1.08 per share, loss for the same period in 2010. Our 2010 net loss includes $86.8 million of impairment charges reflecting the reduced book values on ten non-strategic hotels (three hotels comprise the majority of the impairment), as well as a $7.0 million gain on extinguishment of debt related to the disposition of one hotel, a $1.7 million charge related to the repurchase of $40 million of our senior notes maturing 2011 and a $20.5 million gain related to the sale of our interest in a joint venture.

Full Year Operating Results:

RevPAR for our 43 same-store core hotels was $101.29, a 5.4% increase compared to 2010. ADR increased 4.5% to $139.34, compared to 2010 and occupancy increased 0.9% to 72.7%. RevPAR for our 73 same-store consolidated hotels increased 5.2% (to $92.68) compared to 2010.

Hotel EBITDA increased 9.7% to $225.5 million, compared to $205.5 million in 2010. Hotel EBITDA represents EBITDA for 73 same-store consolidated hotels prior to corporate expenses and joint venture adjustments. Hotel EBITDA margin was 24.4%, a 116 basis point increase compared to 2010.

Same-store Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.2% to $187.8 million. Same-store Adjusted EBITDA excludes EBITDA from hotels sold or acquired during the year. Adjusted EBITDA (which includes our pro rata share of joint ventures) increased 7.7% to $202.7 million, compared to $188.1 million in 2010.

Adjusted FFO increased to $16.2 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to a loss of $7.6 million, or $0.09 per share, in 2010.

Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $168.6 million, or $1.44 per share, compared to a $261.8 million, or $3.25 per share, loss in 2010. Our 2011 loss included $13.2 million of impairment charges and $24.4 million of losses from extinguishment of debt, partially offset by $4.7 million of gains from hotel dispositions. Our 2010 loss included $173.7 million of impairment charges, $59.5 million of gains from extinguishment of debt and a $20.5 million gain related to the sale of our interest in an unconsolidated joint venture.

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.

Balance Sheet:

At December 31, 2011, the company had $1.6 billion of consolidated debt, $93.8 million of cash and cash equivalents and full availability on its $225 million line of credit. The weighted average maturity date for our debt was 4.4 years at December 31, 2011, compared to 3.3 years for the same period in 2010. We lowered our weighted average interest rate to 7.59%, and total interest expense was $8.4 million lower in 2011 than in 2010.

During the fourth quarter, we modified a CMBS loan to extend the loan up to two years beyond the original November 2011 maturity date. The loan balance at December 31, 2011 was $156 million, after we repaid $20 million of principal. The interest rate changed from LIBOR plus 93 basis points to LIBOR plus 220 basis points. This non-recourse loan is pre-payable at any time without penalty or premium and is cross-collateralized by nine mortgaged hotels. The company is currently marketing five of those properties for sale and will repay the mortgage loan securing any sold hotel using sale proceeds without penalty.

In early 2012, we amended and extended the maturity date of a $130 million loan, secured by eight joint venture hotels that would have matured in January 2013 (assuming extension options). The interest rate was reduced from LIBOR plus 375 basis points to LIBOR plus 325 basis points, and the maturity date was extended to 2014. Annual loan amortization also decreased from $5.0 million to $1.3 million.

Andrew J. Welch, FelCor's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, "We made very good first steps this year toward restructuring our balance sheet to lower our leverage, reduce our cost of capital and stagger and extend debt maturities. We issued new senior notes due 2019 at very favorable terms to repay high-cost debt and acquire three hotels, and issued equity to repay $144 million of our 10% notes due 2014. As we execute our hotel sale program, we will embark on the next steps to completely restructure our balance sheet including paying accrued preferred dividends and repaying and refinancing remaining debt to achieve our long-term goal of 4.5 times leverage and lower our cost of borrowing."

Capital Expenditures:

For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, we spent $32.2 million and $91.2 million, respectively, on capital improvements at properties (including our pro rata share of joint venture expenditures). Included in the expenditures is $19 million on ROI-redevelopment projects. As part of our long-term capital plan, we anticipate renovating between six and eight hotels each year. In 2011, the company began renovating eight hotels and redeveloping two hotels, including four of our largest properties. Although accelerating this work caused more displacement in the fourth quarter 2011 than originally anticipated, the core portfolio will be better positioned to benefit from current industry growth trends.

During 2012, the company anticipates spending approximately $85 million on improvements and renovations. A majority of that capital will be focused on 11 hotels, including four of our largest properties. Please see page 17 of this release for more detail on renovations. We also expect to spend approximately $35 million on value-enhancing redevelopment projects at three hotels: Morgans (re-concept food and beverage, relocate lounge and fitness center and add three guest rooms); Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation (transform lobby, food and beverage outlet and entrance); and the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

In 2011, we began redeveloping the historic Fairmont Copley Plaza. All 383 guest rooms will be renovated by mid-2012, including 12 rooms that will be upgraded to Fairmont Gold (for a total of 71 Fairmont Gold rooms). In addition, the project includes a new 3,000-square-foot state-of-the-art rooftop fitness facility and day spa overlooking the Back Bay, as well as extensive redevelopment of the public areas and food and beverage facilities.

Portfolio Repositioning:

With a focus on creating a high-value portfolio of superior hotels, the company intends to sell up to 40 non-strategic hotels, representing 72 percent of our suburban hotels and 44 percent of our airport hotels, as part of the portfolio repositioning plan. Core hotels are located in key high-growth markets, primarily in major urban markets and resort destinations. Our remaining suburban and airport hotels are generally located in gateway cities and benefit from relatively high barriers-to-entry. We have brought 25 non-strategic hotels to market since December 2010 and sold nine for gross proceeds of $222 million, representing approximately 12 times prior year hotel EBITDA. During the fourth quarter, we sold two hotels (Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale and Embassy Suites Dallas-Market Center) for combined gross proceeds of $37 million.

The company is currently marketing 16 non-strategic hotels. We expect to generate approximately $350 million in gross proceeds from selling these hotels. We are committed to using these funds to pay all accrued preferred dividends, reduce debt and strengthen our balance sheet. Nine of the 16 hotels secure approximately $130 million of hotel mortgage debt. We have received strong interest from potential buyers and expect to sell the majority of these hotels in 2012. We will bring the remaining non-strategic hotels to market at the appropriate time in order to maximize proceeds. The proceeds from the sale of these hotels will allow the company to continue to reduce debt, contribute to a sound and flexible balance sheet, and improve long-term FFO and stockholder value.

During the fourth quarter, we acquired the landmark Knickerbocker Hotel in midtown Manhattan for $115 million. Located at Broadway and 42nd Street, the Knickerbocker Hotel boasts one of the world's premier addresses for both business and leisure travelers and will serve as FelCor's flagship upon opening in late 2013. The four-plus star hotel will feature approximately 330 large guest rooms (averaging in excess of 420 square feet), several food and beverage outlets, including a large rooftop sky bar and lounge directly overlooking Times Square, state-of-the-art meeting space and a full-service fitness facility. We own 95% of the joint venture that owns the hotel. Highgate Holdings, Inc., which will manage the hotel upon opening, owns the other 5%. Our joint venture will leverage the development expertise of both companies to realize the full value of this iconic New York building, which was acquired at a significant discount to replacement cost. The design phase is currently in process, and the redevelopment will commence during the third quarter.

Outlook:

Lodging industry fundamentals remain strong, as lodging demand growth continues to improve and new hotel supply growth remains low. Economic indicators that correlate to future lodging demand are strengthening. Additionally, group business pace is currently the strongest since prior to the recession, and group room nights are expected to increase in 2012, after declining in 2011. FelCor's hotels are taking advantage of the growth in corporate and premium segments to remix their customer base and replace the lower rated business with those premium customers. Our hotels are opportunistically increasing rates where appropriate. We expect ADR to increase in every customer segment, including strong rate growth for corporate transient customers, which comprise almost half of our occupancy.

During 2012, the company will be renovating 11 of its hotels, plus ongoing redevelopment of three hotels. A significant portion of the renovations will take place in the first four months of the year, given the seasonally low demand. Therefore, first quarter RevPAR will be impacted by approximately 2%. The displacement from the renovations will impact full year RevPAR growth by approximately 1%, compared to 2011, or $6 million of room revenue.

For 2012, we anticipate:

  • Same-store RevPAR for 75 hotels (including Morgans and Royalton for both years) to increase from 4% to 6%;
  • Adjusted EBITDA to be between $205 million and $214 million;
  • Adjusted FFO per share to be between $0.23 and $0.30;
  • Hotel operating margins to increase approximately 40 basis points (excluding prior year tax and insurance credits, margins are expected to increase approximately 110 basis points);
  • Net loss attributable to FelCor to be between $85 million and $76 million; and
  • Interest expense to be approximately $133 million.

The following table reconciles 2011 Adjusted EBITDA to the mid-point of our 2012 anticipated EBITDA (in millions):

2011 Adjusted EBITDA
$

202.7


EBITDA from sold hotels

(11.2 )
EBITDA from acquired hotels (prior to ownership)

0.1


2011 same-store Adjusted EBITDA(a)

191.6
Same store growth

17.9
2012 Adjusted EBITDA
$ 209.5
2012 RevPAR Growth

5.0 %
Same-store EBITDA growth

9.3 %

(a) Represents EBITDA for 75 consolidated hotels, including Morgans and Royalton, for the full year prior to our May 2011 acquisition.

The company's 2012 projections are based on 75 consolidated hotels and do not reflect any future hotel sales, acquisitions or other capital transactions. 2012 guidance assumes same-store Adjusted EBITDA growth of 7% to 12%, compared to 2011 (including Morgans and Royalton full year EBITDA for both periods).

FelCor, a real estate investment trust, owns 76 primarily upper-upscale, full-service hotels that are located in major and resort markets throughout 22 states. FelCor partners with leading hotel companies to operate its diversified portfolio of hotels, which are flagged under globally recognized names such as, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites®, Fairmont®, Hilton®, Marriott®, Renaissance®, Sheraton®, Westin® and Holiday Inn®, and premier independent hotels in New York. 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 Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (CST). 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 either the "Investor Relations" or "News Releases" page. The conference call replay also will 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 resultant 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, 2011.

TABLE OF CONTENTS





PAGE
Consolidated Statements of Operations(a)

9
Consolidated Balance Sheets(a)

10
Hotel Portfolio Composition

11
Detailed Operating Statistics by Brand

12
Operating Statistics for FelCor's Top Markets

13
Consolidated Debt Summary

14
Schedule of Encumbered Hotels

15
Total Enterprise Value

16
Discontinued Operations

16
Capital Expenditures

17
Hotels Under Renovation

17
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,


2011
2010
2011
2010
Revenues:







Hotel operating revenue:







Room
$ 177,983

$ 162,919

$ 737,298

$ 670,939
Food and beverage

41,382


39,305


151,799


134,893
Other operating departments

13,010


13,375


53,946


54,003
Other revenue

319


381


2,949


3,174
Total revenues

232,694


215,980


945,992


863,009
Expenses:







Hotel departmental expenses:







Room

50,015


46,397


199,464


180,644
Food and beverage

33,172


30,835


121,151


106,653
Other operating departments

6,277


6,439


25,092


24,488
Other property-related costs

66,993


63,627


265,794


244,060
Management and franchise fees

10,391


9,569


43,155


40,154
Taxes, insurance and lease expense

22,732


20,844


91,012


88,327
Corporate expenses

6,375


7,826


29,080


30,747
Depreciation and amortization

33,664


33,340


133,119


133,393
Impairment loss




82,294


7,003


106,421
Other expenses

562


587


4,017


3,280
Total operating expenses

230,181


301,758


918,887


958,167
Operating income (loss)

2,513


(85,778 )

27,105


(95,158 )
Interest expense, net

(32,997 )

(34,458 )

(134,901 )

(139,493 )
Debt extinguishment

(64 )

(1,659 )

(24,182 )

44,313
Gain on involuntary conversion, net







280



Loss before equity in income (loss) from unconsolidated entities



(30,548 )

(121,895 )

(131,698 )

(190,338 )
Equity in income (loss) from unconsolidated entities

(765 )

17,802


(2,068 )

16,916
Loss from continuing operations

(31,313 )

(104,093 )

(133,766 )

(173,422 )
Discontinued operations

(2,083 )

8,488


2,871


(52,415 )
Net loss

(33,396 )

(95,605 )

(130,895 )

(225,837 )

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in other partnerships



83


1,838


352


1,915

Net loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP



220


310


689


881
Net loss attributable to FelCor

(33,093 )

(93,457 )

(129,854 )

(223,041 )
Preferred dividends

(9,679 )

(9,679 )

(38,713 )

(38,713 )
Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders
$ (42,772 )
$ (103,136 )
$ (168,567 )
$ (261,754 )
Basic and diluted per common share data:







Loss from continuing operations
$ (0.33 )
$ (1.18 )
$ (1.46 )
$ (2.61 )
Net loss
$ (0.35 )
$ (1.08 )
$ (1.44 )
$ (3.25 )

Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding



123,906


95,490


117,068


80,611


































Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)








December 31,


2011
2010
Assets



Investment in hotels, net of accumulated depreciation of $987,895 and $982,564 at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively


$ 1,953,795

$ 1,985,779
Hotel development

120,163



Investment in unconsolidated entities

70,002


75,920
Cash and cash equivalents

93,758


200,972
Restricted cash

84,240


16,702

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $333 and $696 at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively



27,135


27,851

Deferred expenses, net of accumulated amortization of $13,119 and $17,892 at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively



29,772


19,940
Other assets

24,363


32,271
Total assets
$ 2,403,228

$ 2,359,435
Liabilities and Equity



Debt, net of discount of $32,069 and $53,193 at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively


$ 1,596,466

$ 1,548,309
Distributions payable

76,293


76,293
Accrued expenses and other liabilities

140,548


144,451
Total liabilities

1,813,307


1,769,053
Commitments and contingencies



Redeemable noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP, 636 and 285 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively



3,026


2,004
Equity:



Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 20,000 shares authorized:



Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, 12,880 shares, liquidation value of $322,011, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 and 2010



309,362


309,362

Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 68 shares, liquidation value of $169,950, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011 and 2010



169,412


169,412

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized and 124,281 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2011, and 101,038 shares issued and outstanding, including shares in treasury, at December 31, 2010



1,243


1,010
Additional paid-in capital

2,353,251


2,190,308
Accumulated other comprehensive income

25,738


26,457
Accumulated deficit

(2,297,468 )

(2,054,625 )

Less: Common stock in treasury, at cost, of 4,156 shares at December 31, 2010






(73,341 )
Total FelCor stockholders’ equity

561,538


568,583
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships

25,357


19,795
Total equity

586,895


588,378
Total liabilities and equity
$ 2,403,228

$ 2,359,435


















Hotel Portfolio Composition

The following table illustrates the distribution of 75 consolidated hotels by brand, market and location at December 31, 2011.








% of
2011
Brand

Hotels
Rooms
Total Rooms

Hotel EBITDA(a)

Embassy Suites Hotels
21
5,742
27
$ 79,965
Holiday Inn
9
3,119
14

32,530
Doubletree and Hilton
5
1,206
6

15,345
Sheraton and Westin
4
1,605
7

15,196
Renaissance and Marriott
3
1,321
6

11,352
Fairmont
1
383
2

5,698
Morgans and Royalton
2
282
1

Total core hotels
45
13,658
63

160,086
Non-strategic hotels
30
7,920
37

65,406
Total
75
21,578
100
$ 225,492










Market








San Francisco area
4
1,637
8
$ 16,806
Boston
3
915
4

14,025
Los Angeles area
3
677
3

13,725
South Florida
3
923
4

13,111
Philadelphia
2
729
3

8,804
Atlanta
3
952
4

8,417
Myrtle Beach
2
640
3

7,859
Dallas
2
784
4

7,150
San Diego
1
600
3

6,141
Orlando
2
473
2

5,808
Other markets
20
5,328
25

58,240
Total core hotels
45
13,658
63

160,086
Non-strategic hotels
30
7,920
37

65,406
Total
75
21,578
100
$ 225,492









Location








Urban
16
4,931
23
$ 60,988
Airport
10
3,267
15

35,564
Resort
10
2,927
14

35,189
Suburban
9
2,533
11

28,345
Total core hotels
45
13,658
63

160,086
Non-strategic hotels
30
7,920
37

65,406
Total
75
21,578
100
$ 225,492

(a) Hotel EBITDA is more fully described on page 25. We consider Hotel EBITDA as a same-store metric and current year acquisitions (Morgans and Royalton) are excluded from this metric.

The following tables set forth occupancy, ADR and RevPAR for the three months and years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, and the percentage changes thereto between the periods presented, for 73 same-store consolidated hotels (excludes Morgans and Royalton, which were acquired in May 2011).

Detailed Operating Statistics by Brand



Occupancy (%)


Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2011
2010
%Variance
2011
2010
%Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels
69.8
70.2
(0.6 )
75.8
75.0
1.1
Holiday Inn
70.3
67.1
4.8

75.0
73.9
1.5
Doubletree and Hilton
59.0
59.0
(0.1 )
67.9
69.8
(2.7 )
Sheraton and Westin
59.5
62.9
(5.5 )
65.7
66.4
(1.1 )
Renaissance and Marriott
63.6
60.7
4.8

67.3
63.9
5.3
Fairmont
60.5
69.2
(12.6 )
70.2
72.3
(2.9 )
Same-store core hotels (43)
66.8
66.5
0.4

72.7
72.1
0.9
Non-strategic hotels (30)
67.3
66.4
1.3

70.9
69.0
2.7
Total same-store hotels (73)
66.9
66.5
0.7

72.0
70.9
1.5















ADR ($)


Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2011
2010
%Variance
2011
2010
%Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels
136.46
130.46
4.6

137.61
134.33
2.4
Holiday Inn
131.83
126.06
4.6

131.27
123.38
6.4
Doubletree and Hilton
120.42
119.32
0.9

130.20
123.31
5.6
Sheraton and Westin
111.41
104.74
6.4

111.81
106.62
4.9
Renaissance and Marriott
175.94
167.59
5.0

177.04
165.95
6.7
Fairmont
262.93
249.18
5.5

248.97
233.32
6.7
Same-store core hotels (43)
139.11
133.16
4.5

139.34
133.29
4.5
Non-strategic hotels (30)
108.97
106.56
2.3

110.23
108.26
1.8
Total same-store hotels (73)
128.00
123.41
3.7

128.68
124.23
3.6















RevPAR ($)


Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2011
2010
%Variance
2011
2010
%Variance
Embassy Suites Hotels
95.25
91.64
3.9

104.35
100.77
3.6
Holiday Inn
92.73
84.59
9.6

98.39
91.15
7.9
Doubletree and Hilton
71.02
70.43
0.8

88.42
86.05
2.8
Sheraton and Westin
66.29
65.93
0.5

73.47
70.82
3.7
Renaissance and Marriott
111.90
101.73
10.0

119.12
106.00
12.4
Fairmont
158.98
172.43
(7.8 )
174.85
168.73
3.6
Same-store core hotels (43)
92.88
88.59
4.8

101.29
96.07
5.4
Non-strategic hotels (30)
73.28
70.76
3.6

78.13
74.71
4.6
Total same-store hotels (73)
85.69
82.05
4.4

92.68
88.12
5.2






























Operating Statistics for FelCor's Top Markets


Occupancy (%)


Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2011
2010
%Variance
2011
2010
%Variance
San Francisco area
76.8
72.2
6.3

79.9
77.1
3.7
Boston
70.9
74.3
(4.5 )
77.1
77.5
(0.5 )
Los Angeles area
68.2
64.7
5.3

77.3
74.1
4.2
South Florida
74.4
71.4
4.1

78.0
77.7
0.4
Philadelphia
61.6
63.5
(3.0 )
69.4
70.9
(2.2 )
Atlanta
63.1
70.8
(10.9 )
73.3
75.0
(2.2 )
Myrtle Beach
44.7
43.5
2.8

59.7
61.0
(2.0 )
Dallas
61.0
58.2
4.8

64.1
61.5
4.1
San Diego
72.9
70.4
3.6

78.5
75.8
3.6
Orlando
79.9
83.0
(3.7 )
83.5
82.9
0.7
Other markets
64.3
64.4
(0.2 )
69.6
69.4
0.4
Same-store core hotels (43)
66.8
66.5
0.4

72.7
72.1
0.9
Non-strategic hotels (30)
67.3
66.4
1.3

70.9
69.0
2.7
Total same-store hotels (73)
66.9
66.5
0.7

72.0
70.9
1.5


ADR ($)


Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2011
2010
%Variance
2011
2010
%Variance
San Francisco area
164.26
144.16
13.9

152.75
136.30
12.1
Boston
192.84
183.81
4.9

187.14
175.59
6.6
Los Angeles area
141.31
141.07
0.2

149.47
144.93
3.1
South Florida
137.20
137.45
(0.2 )
141.29
141.81
(0.4 )
Philadelphia
145.45
127.71
13.9

135.80
125.56
8.2
Atlanta
104.68
105.17
(0.5 )
104.83
104.55
0.3
Myrtle Beach
103.53
103.29
0.2

140.62
135.78
3.6
Dallas
102.97
101.54
1.4

108.32
107.11
1.1
San Diego
115.01
122.89
(6.4 )
119.70
120.13
(0.4 )
Orlando
129.10
133.38
(3.2 )
127.53
124.23
2.7
Other markets
136.67
131.39
4.0

138.46
133.28
3.9
Same-store core hotels (43)
139.11
133.16
4.5

139.34
133.29
4.5
Non-strategic hotels (30)
108.97
106.56
2.3

110.23
108.26
1.8
Total same-store hotels (73)
128.00
123.41
3.7

128.68
124.23
3.6


RevPAR ($)


Three Months Ended


Year Ended



December 31,


December 31,



2011
2010
%Variance
2011
2010
%Variance
San Francisco area
126.11
104.12
21.1

122.05
105.04
16.2
Boston
136.76
136.48
0.2

144.25
136.06
6.0
Los Angeles area
96.31
91.29
5.5

115.49
107.43
7.5
South Florida
102.03
98.17
3.9

110.20
110.21

Philadelphia
89.63
81.13
10.5

94.21
89.03
5.8
Atlanta
66.03
74.44
(11.3 )
76.83
78.38
(2.0 )
Myrtle Beach
46.27
44.90
3.0

84.01
82.81
1.4
Dallas
62.83
59.14
6.3

69.38
65.92
5.3
San Diego
83.89
86.54
(3.1 )
94.00
91.10
3.2
Orlando
103.16
110.73
(6.8 )
106.46
102.93
3.4
Other markets
87.86
84.67
3.8

96.40
92.46
4.3
Same-store core hotels (43)
92.88
88.59
4.8

101.29
96.07
5.4
Non-strategic hotels (30)
73.28
70.76
3.6

78.13
74.71
4.6
Total same-store hotels (73)
85.69
82.05
4.4

92.68
88.12
5.2






























Consolidated Debt Summary

(dollars in thousands)














Encumbered

Hotels


Interest Rate

(%)




December 31,




Maturity Date
2011
2010
Line of credit (a)
11
L + 4.50
August 2014(b)
$
$
Hotel mortgage debt









Mortgage debt
8
L + 5.10(c)
April 2015

202,982

212,000
Mortgage debt
9
L + 2.20
May 2013(d)

156,398

250,000
Mortgage debt
7
9.02
April 2014

109,044

113,220
Mortgage debt

5 (e)


6.66
June - August 2014

67,375

69,206
Mortgage debt
1
5.81
July 2016

10,876

11,321
Senior notes









Senior secured notes
6
6.75
June 2019

525,000

Senior secured notes(f)
11
10.00
October 2014

459,931

582,821
Other(g)

L + 1.50
December 2012

64,860

Retired debt






309,741
Total
58




$ 1,596,466
$ 1,548,309

(a) We currently have full availability under our $225 million line of credit.

(b) The line of credit can be extended for one year (to 2015), subject to satisfying certain conditions.

(c) LIBOR (for this loan) is subject to a 3% floor. We purchased an interest rate cap ($212 million notional amount) that caps LIBOR at 5.0% and expires May 2012.

(d) This loan can be extended for six months, subject to satisfying certain conditions.

(e) The hotels securing this debt are subject to separate loan agreements and are not cross-collateralized.

(f) These notes have $492 million in aggregate principal outstanding ($144 million in aggregate principal amount was redeemed in June 2011) and were initially sold at a discount that provided an effective yield of 12.875% before transaction costs.

(g) This loan is related to our Knickerbocker development project and is fully secured by restricted cash and a mortgage. Because we were able to assume an existing loan when we purchased this hotel, we were not required to pay any local mortgage recording tax. When that loan is transferred to a new lender and made part of our construction loan, we expect to only pay such tax to the extent of the incremental principal amount of the construction loan.











Schedule of Encumbered Hotels

(dollars in millions)








December 31, 2011



Consolidated



Debt
Balance
Encumbered Hotels
Line of credit


$


Boca Raton - ES, Charlotte SouthPark - DT, Dana Point - DTGS, Houston Medical Center - HI, Myrtle Beach - HLT, Mandalay Beach - ES, Nashville Airport - ES, Philadelphia Independence Mall - HI, Pittsburgh University Center - HI, Santa Barbara Goleta - HI and Santa Monica at the Pier - HI
Mortgage debt


$ 203


Atlanta Buckhead - ES, Atlanta Galleria - SS, Boston Marlboro - ES, Burlington - SH, Ft. Lauderdale Cypress Creek - SS, Orlando South - ES, Philadelphia Society Hill - SH and South San Francisco - ES
CMBS debt


$ 156


Anaheim - ES, Bloomington - ES, Charleston Mills House - HI, Deerfield Beach - ES, Jacksonville - ES, Dallas Love Field - ES, Raleigh/Durham - DTGS, San Antonio Airport - HI and Tampa Rocky Point - DTGS
Mortgage debt


$ 109


Baton Rouge - ES, Birmingham - ES, Ft. Lauderdale - ES, Miami Airport - ES, Milpitas - ES, Minneapolis Airport - ES and Napa Valley - ES
CMBS debt(a)


$ 67


Atlanta Airport - ES, Austin - DTGS, BWI Airport - ES, Orlando Airport - HI and Phoenix Biltmore - ES
CMBS debt


$ 11


Indianapolis North - ES

Senior secured notes




$ 525


Boston Copley - FMT, Los Angeles International Airport - ES, Indian Wells Esmeralda Resort & Spa - REN, St. Petersburg Vinoy Resort & Golf Club - REN, Morgans and Royalton

Senior secured notes




$ 460


Atlanta Airport - SH, Boston Beacon Hill - HI, Myrtle Beach Resort - ES, Nashville Opryland - Airport - HI, New Orleans French Quarter - HI, Orlando Walt Disney World® - DTGS, San Diego on the Bay - HI, San Francisco Waterfront - ES, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf - HI, San Francisco Union Square - MAR and Toronto Airport - HI

(a) The hotels under this debt are subject to separate loan agreements and are not cross-collateralized.











Total Enterprise Value

(in thousands, except per share information)








December 31,


2011
2010
Common shares outstanding

124,281


96,882
Units outstanding

636


285
Combined shares and units outstanding

124,917


97,167
Common stock price
$ 3.05

$ 7.04
Market capitalization
$ 380,997

$ 684,056
Series A preferred stock

309,362


309,362
Series C preferred stock

169,412


169,412
Consolidated debt

1,596,466


1,548,309
Noncontrolling interests of consolidated debt

(2,894 )

(3,754 )
Pro rata share of unconsolidated debt

75,178


77,295
Cash and cash equivalents

(93,758 )

(200,972 )
Total enterprise value (TEV)
$ 2,434,763

$ 2,583,708


















Discontinued Operations
(in thousands)

Discontinued operations include the results of operations of eight hotels sold in 2011 and three hotels disposed in 2010. Condensed financial information for the hotels included in discontinued operations is as follows:



Three Months Ended
Year Ended


December 31,
December 31,


2011
2010
2011
2010
Operating revenue
$ 3,191

$ 23,379

$ 42,148

$ 98,008
Operating expenses(a)

(2,626 )

(21,236 )

(42,975 )

(160,978 )
Operating income (loss)

565


2,143


(827 )

(62,970 )
Interest expense, net




(682 )

(817 )

(4,596 )
Debt extinguishment




7,027


(199 )

15,151
Gain (loss) on sale, net of tax

(2,648 )




4,714



Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(2,083 )

8,488


2,871


(52,415 )
Depreciation and amortization

169


2,903


5,771


14,270
Interest expense




682


819


4,599
Noncontrolling interest in other partnerships




917


13


917
Pro rata EBITDA from sold unconsolidated joint ventures




(995 )




1,559
EBITDA from discontinued operations

(1,914 )

11,995


9,474


(31,070 )
Impairment loss




4,510


6,247


67,292
Debt extinguishment




(7,027 )

199


(15,151 )
Loss (gain) on sale, net of tax

2,648





(4,714 )


Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations
$ 734

$ 9,478

$ 11,206

$ 21,071

(a) Includes impairment charges of $6.2 million and $67.3 million for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively, and $4.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2010.



















Capital Expenditures

(in thousands)












Three Months Ended
Year Ended


December 31,
December 31,


2011
2010
2011
2010
Improvements and additions to majority-owned hotels
$ 31,572

$ 11,095

$ 89,042

$ 38,936

Partners' pro rata share of additions to consolidated joint venture hotels



(156 )

(55 )

(882 )

(258 )
Pro rata share of additions to unconsolidated hotels

801


521


3,051


1,741
Total additions to hotels(a)
$ 32,217

$ 11,561

$ 91,211

$ 40,419

(a) Includes capitalized interest, property taxes, ground leases and certain employee costs.



















Hotels Under Renovation

(dollars in millions)


















Project


Affected Areas


Rooms


Start Date


Amount

Renovations-Started in 2011









Philadelphia Society Hill-SH
guest rooms, corridors, public areas, meeting space; re-concept F&B
365
Q4-2011
$ 12
Mandalay Beach-ES
guestrooms, corridors, public areas, exterior
249
Q4-2011
$ 10
Napa Valley-ES
guestrooms, corridors, public areas
205
Q4-2011
$ 8
Austin-DTGS
guestrooms corridors, public areas, entrance
189
Q4-2011
$ 6
Boston Beacon Hill-HI
guestrooms, lobby, F&B
303
Q4-2011
$ 5
Charlotte SouthPark-DT
guestrooms, corridors, exterior, lobby; upgrade F&B
208
Q4-2011
$ 5
Pittsburgh University Center-HI
guestrooms, public areas
251
Q4-2011
$ 4
St Petersburg Vinoy Resort & Golf Club-REN
lobby, lounge area, F&B areas, new bar
361
Q3-2011
$ 2

Renovations-Scheduled in 2012









Los Angeles International Airport-ES
guestrooms, corridors, pool area
350
Q3-2012
$ 7
Orlando Walt Disney World-DTGS
meeting space, public areas, pool upgrades, new pool bar
229
Q2-2012
$ 2
San Francisco Burlingame-ES
public space, meeting rooms, lobby, F&B
340
Q3-2012
$ 2




















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 Loss to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended December 31,


2011
2010






Per




Per






Share




Share


Dollars
Shares
Amount
Dollars
Shares
Amount
Net loss
$ (33,396 )




$ (95,605 )



Noncontrolling interests

303






2,148




Preferred dividends

(9,679 )





(9,679 )



Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders



(42,772 )
123,906
$ (0.35 )

(103,136 )
95,490

$ (1.08 )
Depreciation and amortization

33,664



0.27


33,340




0.35

Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities



2,994



0.02


6,371




0.07
Impairment loss








82,294




0.86

Impairment loss, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities










3,772




0.04
Loss on sale of hotels

2,648



0.02








Gain on sale of unconsolidated entities








(20,544 )



(0.22 )
Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP

(220 )
636

0.01


(310 )
290



Unvested restricted stock










654



FFO

(3,686 )
124,542

(0.03 )

1,787

96,434


0.02
Acquisition costs

121






31





Extinguishment of debt

64






(5,369 )



(0.06 )
Unvested restricted stock










(654 )


Adjusted FFO
$ (3,501 )
124,542
$ (0.03 )
$ (3,551 )
95,780

$ (0.04 )












































Reconciliation of Net Loss to FFO and Adjusted FFO

(in thousands, except per share data)






Year Ended December 31,


2011
2010






Per Share




Per Share


Dollars
Shares
Amount
Dollars
Shares
Amount
Net loss
$ (130,895 )




$ (225,837 )



Noncontrolling interests

1,041






2,796




Preferred dividends

(38,713 )





(38,713 )



Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders



(168,567 )
117,068
$ (1.44 )

(261,754 )
80,611

$ (3.25 )
Depreciation and amortization

133,119



1.14


133,393




1.65

Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities



18,249



0.16


28,833




0.35
Gain on involuntary conversion

(280 )











Impairment loss

7,003



0.06


106,421




1.32

Impairment loss, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities



6,247



0.05


66,555




0.83
Gain on sale of hotels, net

(4,714 )


(0.04 )







Gain on sale of unconsolidated entities










(21,103 )



(0.26 )

Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP



(689 )
499

(0.01 )

(881 )
294


(0.01 )
Unvested restricted stock










505



FFO

(9,632 )
117,567

(0.08 )

51,464

81,410


0.63
Acquisition costs

1,479



0.01


449




0.01
Extinguishment of debt

24,381



0.21


(59,465 )



(0.73 )
Unvested restricted stock



175






(505 )


Adjusted FFO
$ 16,228

117,742
$ 0.14

$ (7,552 )
80,905

$ (0.09 )












































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

(in thousands)












Three Months Ended
Year Ended


December 31,
December 31,


2011
2010
2011
2010
Net loss
$ (33,396 )
$ (95,605 )
$ (130,895 )
$ (225,837 )

Depreciation and amortization



33,664


33,340


133,119


133,393

Depreciation, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities



2,994


6,371


18,249


28,833
Interest expense

33,084


34,514


135,141


139,853

Interest expense, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities



1,126


1,791


5,409


9,656
Amortization of stock compensation

1,828


2,544


7,170


7,445
Noncontrolling interests in other partnerships

83


1,838


352


1,915
EBITDA

39,383


(15,207 )

168,545


95,258
Impairment loss




82,294


7,003


106,421

Impairment loss, discontinued operations and unconsolidated entities






3,772


6,247


66,555

Debt extinguishment, including discontinued operations



64


(5,369 )

24,381


(59,465 )
Acquisition costs

121


31


1,479


449
Lease termination costs











Loss (gain) on sale of hotels, net

2,648





(4,714 )


Gain on involuntary conversion







(280 )


Gain on sale of unconsolidated subsidiary




(20,544 )




(21,103 )
Adjusted EBITDA

42,216


44,977


202,661


188,115
Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations

(734 )

(9,478 )

(11,206 )

(21,071 )
Adjusted EBITDA from acquired hotels

(2,207 )




(3,655 )

319
Same-store Adjusted EBITDA
$ 39,275

$ 35,499

$ 187,800

$ 167,363


































Hotel EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA Margin

(dollars in thousands)












Three Months Ended
Year Ended


December 31,
December 31,


2011
2010
2011
2010
Same-store operating revenue:







Room
$ 170,152

$ 162,919

$ 720,251

$ 684,852
Food and beverage

39,949


39,305


149,150


143,428
Other operating departments

12,731


13,375


53,239


54,664
Same-store operating revenue

222,832


215,599


922,640


882,944
Same-store operating expense:







Room

41,903


41,008


170,060


163,150
Food and beverage

37,085


36,224


141,111


136,340
Other operating departments

6,192


6,438


24,876


25,044
Other property related costs

64,776


63,629


260,550


251,275
Management and franchise fees

10,366


9,569


43,154


40,787
Taxes, insurance and lease expense

14,382


13,957


57,397


60,823
Same-store operating expense

174,704


170,825


697,148


677,419
Hotel EBITDA
$ 48,128

$ 44,774

$ 225,492

$ 205,525
Hotel EBITDA Margin

21.6 %

20.8 %

24.4 %

23.3 %


































Reconciliation of Same-store Operating Revenue and Same-store Operating Expense to Total Revenue,
Total Operating Expense and Operating Income (Loss)

(dollars in thousands)




Three Months Ended
Year Ended


December 31,
December 31,



2011


2010


2011


2010
Same-store operating revenue(a)
$ 222,832

$ 215,599

$ 922,640

$ 882,944
Other revenue

319


381


2,949


3,174
Revenue from acquired hotels

9,543





20,403


(23,109 )
Total revenue

232,694


215,980


945,992


863,009
Same-store operating expense(a)

174,704


170,825


697,148


677,419
Consolidated hotel lease expense(b)

9,375


8,501


38,759


36,327
Unconsolidated taxes, insurance and lease expense

(1,835 )

(1,615 )

(6,987 )

(6,630 )
Corporate expenses

6,375


7,826


29,080


30,747
Depreciation and amortization

33,664


33,340


133,119


133,393
Impairment loss




82,294


7,003


106,421
Acquired hotel expenses

7,336





16,748


(22,790 )
Other expenses

562


587


4,017


3,280
Total operating expenses

230,181


301,758


918,887


958,167
Operating income (loss)
$ 2,513

$ (85,778 )
$ 27,105

$ (95,158 )

(a) For same-store metrics, we have included the hotel acquired in August 2010 and excluded the two hotels acquired in May 2011 for all periods presented.

(b) Consolidated hotel lease expense represents 100% of the percentage lease expense for our 51% owned operating lessees. The offsetting percentage lease revenue (approximately 51% of the expense) is included in equity in income from unconsolidated entities.



Reconciliation of Forecasted Net Loss Attributable to FelCor to Forecasted FFO and EBITDA

(in millions, except per share and unit data)




Full Year 2012 Guidance


Low Guidance

High Guidance


Dollars
Per Share

Amount



Dollars
Per Share

Amount


Net loss attributable to FelCor
$ (85 )



$

(76

)


Preferred dividends

(39 )




(39 )


Net loss attributable to FelCor common stockholders

(124 )
$ (1.00 )


(115

)
$ (0.92 )
Depreciation(b)

153





153



Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP

(1 )




(1 )


FFO
$ 28

$ 0.23
(a)
$

37



$ 0.30
(a)











Net loss attributable to FelCor
$ (85 )



$

(76

)


Depreciation(b)

153





153



Interest expense(b)

133





133





Amortization expense

5





5



Noncontrolling interests in FelCor LP

(1 )




(1 )


EBITDA
$ 205




$ 214



(a) Weighted average shares and units are 124.9 million.

(b) 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, including but not limited to those described below, 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.

In addition, to derive Adjusted EBITDA we exclude gains or losses on the sale of depreciable assets because we believe that including them in EBITDA is not consistent with reflecting 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.

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 by eliminating all revenues and expenses from continuing operations not directly associated with hotel operations, including corporate-level expenses, depreciation and amortization, and expenses related to our capital structure. We eliminate corporate-level costs and expenses 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 eliminate depreciation and amortization because, even though depreciation and amortization are property-level expenses, we do not believe that these non-cash expenses, which are based on historical cost accounting for real estate assets, and implicitly assume that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time, accurately reflect an adjustment in the value of our assets. 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 and exclude the historical results of operations from the Fairmont Copley Plaza acquired in August 2010.

Use and Limitations of Non-GAAP Measures

Our management and Board of Directors use FFO, Adjusted FFO, EBITDA, 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. These non-GAAP financial measures as presented by us, may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures as calculated 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. Management compensates 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. Management strongly encourages investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.


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Contact: 

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated
Stephen A. Schafer, 972-444-4912
Vice President Strategic Planning & Investor Relations
sschafer@felcor.com
 

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