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Hyatt Hotels Reports 1st Qrt. 2012 Net Income of $10 million
Compared to $10 million Same Period Last Year
RevPAR Increased 8.3%

CHICAGO--(May 3, 2012)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: H) today reported financial results as follows:

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $125 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $109 million in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 14.7%.
  • Net income attributable to Hyatt was $10 million, or $0.06 per share, during the first quarter of 2012 compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $10 million, or $0.06 per share, in the first quarter of 2011. Adjusted for special items, net income attributable to Hyatt was $5 million, or $0.03 per share, during the first quarter of 2012 compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $11 million, or $0.07 per share, during the first quarter of 2011. See the table on page 3 of the accompanying schedules for a summary of special items.
  • Comparable owned and leased hotel RevPAR increased 8.3% (8.7% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011.
  • Owned and leased hotel operating margins increased 220 basis points in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011. Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margins increased 120 basis points in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. See the table on page 8 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotel operating margin to owned and leased hotel operating margin.
  • Comparable North American full service hotel RevPAR increased 8.1% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011. Comparable North American select service hotel RevPAR increased 7.2% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011.
  • Comparable international hotel RevPAR increased 5.7% (6.5% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011.
  • The Company added six properties during the first quarter of 2012.

Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, said, “During the first quarter of 2012, we continued to deliver on our mission of providing authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of people that we touch every day, evidenced by improvements in market share as well as guest and meeting planner satisfaction. Our Adjusted EBITDA increased almost 15% as recently added and renovated hotels contributed to stronger results.

“We continue to expand in key markets that are significant to our future success. During the quarter, we opened six hotels, including Park Hyatt Hyderabad in India. We also converted two existing North American properties to our Andaz brand and, following an extensive renovation, re-opened the world-renowned Park Hyatt Sydney.

“Over the last year, we increased both development resources and financial capital dedicated to expanding our presence. Results of these investments are becoming more visible, as our base of executed agreements for future hotels has increased by 15% during that time period. Over the last few months, we announced management agreements for hotels in Cambodia, Switzerland, India, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and Puerto Rico. These expected future additions represent both conversions and to-be-built hotels across many of our brands, and demonstrate an executed contract base that is oriented toward high-value international full service hotels.

“We recently announced the acquisition of a 756-room hotel in the Polanco area of Mexico City for approximately $190 million. Upon closing, this 38-story property will be re-branded as Hyatt Regency Mexico City, establishing Hyatt’s presence in a prominent position in this gateway city and marking an important step in our growth strategy in Mexico and Latin America. We intend to invest approximately $40 million to renovate the property over the next three years and believe that our all-in investment is far below replacement cost for this high-quality well-located property in a top global market.

“We look forward to continued progress in 2012 given the dedication of our people, the ongoing cyclical recovery in lodging evidenced by strong occupancy levels, limited new supply growth in the U.S., and increasing preference for our brands among developers, hotel owners, and guests. In addition, we are excited about our recently announced organizational re-alignment intended to enhance our effectiveness and support our growth in this decade and beyond.”

SEGMENT RESULTS & OTHER ITEMS

Owned and Leased Hotels Segment

Adjusted EBITDA increased 24.0% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

RevPAR for comparable owned and leased hotels increased 8.3% (8.7% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Occupancy improved 420 basis points and ADR increased 1.9% (2.3% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2011.

Revenues increased 9.5% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Comparable hotel revenues increased 7.6% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

Owned and leased hotel expenses increased 6.5% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Excluding expenses related to benefit programs funded through Rabbi Trusts and non-comparable hotel expenses, expenses increased 6.0% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, primarily due to higher payroll and related expenses as a result of higher occupancy levels. See the table on page 8 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotels expenses to owned and leased hotels expenses.

North American Management and Franchising Segment

Adjusted EBITDA increased 15.0% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

RevPAR for comparable North American full service hotels increased 8.1% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Occupancy increased 340 basis points and ADR increased 2.7% (2.8% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2011.

Group rooms revenue at comparable North American full service hotels increased approximately 9% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, as a result of strong corporate demand offset by slightly lower association demand.

Transient rooms revenue at comparable North American full service hotels also increased approximately 9% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, driven by strength from corporate customers.

RevPAR for comparable North American select service hotels increased 7.2% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Occupancy increased 240 basis points and ADR increased by 3.5% compared to the same period in 2011.

Revenue from management and franchise fees increased 21.6% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

The following four hotels were added to the portfolio during the first quarter:

  • Hyatt North Houston (franchised, 335 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Raleigh West (franchised, 132 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place San Jose / Downtown (franchised, 234 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place New Orleans / Convention Center (franchised, 170 rooms)

International Management and Franchising Segment

Adjusted EBITDA was flat in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

RevPAR for comparable international hotels increased 5.7% (6.5% excluding the effect of currency) in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Occupancy increased 130 basis points and ADR increased 3.6% (4.4% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2011.

Revenue from management and franchise fees increased 5.4% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

The following two hotels were added to the portfolio during the first quarter:

  • Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa (managed, 214 rooms)
  • Park Hyatt Hyderabad (managed, 209 rooms)

One hotel was removed from the portfolio in the first quarter of 2012.

Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased by 32.9% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses increased by $17 million, or 25.8%, in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Approximately one-third of the $17 million increase relates to brand launch expenses, bad debts, and legal fees. See the table on page 7 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses to selling, general, and administrative expenses.

OPENINGS AND FUTURE EXPANSION

Hyatt added six hotels in the first quarter of 2012, each of which is listed above.

The Company expects to open a significant number of new properties in the future. As of March 31, 2012 this effort was underscored by executed management or franchise contracts for more than 170 hotels (or more than 38,000 rooms) across all brands. The executed contracts represent potential entry into several new countries and expansion into many new markets or markets in which the Company is under-represented. Approximately 70% of the future expansion is expected to be located outside North America.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Capital expenditures during the first quarter of 2012 totaled $95 million, categorized as follows:

  • Maintenance: $23 million
  • Enhancements to existing properties: $52 million
  • Investment in new properties: $20 million

Expenditures related to investment in new properties primarily consist of land acquisition costs.

CORPORATE FINANCE

On March 31, 2012, the Company had total debt of approximately $1.2 billion.

On March 31, 2012, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, including investments in highly-rated money market funds and similar investments, of approximately $540 million and short-term investments of approximately $510 million.

On March 31, 2012, the Company had undrawn borrowing availability of approximately $1.4 billion under its revolving credit facility.

2012 INFORMATION

The Company is providing the following information for the 2012 fiscal year:

  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $360 million. The increase in capital expenditures as compared to previously announced 2012 information relates to the recently announced construction of Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown/Old Market.
  • Depreciation and amortization expense is expected to be approximately $350 million.
  • Interest expense is expected to be between $70 and $75 million.
  • The Company expects to open over 20 hotels.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will hold an investor conference call today, May 3, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. CT. The Company requests that questions be submitted via email to earnings@hyatt.com by 9:00 a.m. CT. Hyatt management will read and respond to as many submitted questions as possible. All interested persons may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company's website at http://www.hyatt.com and selecting the Investor Relations link located at the bottom of the page, or by dialing 617.801.9713, passcode #38505034, approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. CT on May 3, 2012 through midnight on May 10, 2012 by dialing 617.801.6888, passcode #93256525. Additionally, an archive of the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations website for approximately 90 days.

DEFINITIONS

Adjusted EBITDA

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

  • equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures;
  • other income, net;
  • depreciation and amortization;
  • interest expense; and
  • provision for income taxes.

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

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

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

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

Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expense

Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses exclude the impact of expenses related to benefit programs funded through Rabbi Trusts.

Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin

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

Comparable Hotels

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

Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

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

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

Average Daily Rate (ADR)

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

Occupancy

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

Select service

The term “select service” includes the brands Hyatt Place and Hyatt House (which is in the process of changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites). These properties have limited food and beverage outlets and do not offer comprehensive business or banquet facilities but rather are suited to serve smaller business meetings.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements about our plans, strategies, occupancy and ADR trends, market share, the number of properties we expect to open in the future, our expected capital expenditures, depreciation and amortization expense, interest expense and effective tax rate, estimates, financial performance, prospects or future events and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, general economic uncertainty in key global markets, the rate and pace of economic recovery following economic downturns; levels of spending in business and leisure segments as well as consumer confidence; declines in occupancy and average daily rate; our ability to successfully execute and implement our organizational realignment and the costs associated with such organizational realignment; loss of key personnel, including as a result of our organizational realignment; hostilities, including future terrorist attacks, or fear of hostilities that affect travel; travel-related accidents; changes in the tastes and preferences of our customers; relationships with associates and labor unions and changes in labor law; the financial condition of, and our relationships with, third-party property owners, franchisees and hospitality venture partners; if our third-party owners, franchisees or development partners are unable to access the capital necessary to fund current operations or implement our plans for growth; risk associated with potential acquisitions and dispositions and the introduction of new brand concepts; changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets where we operate; outcomes of legal proceedings; changes in federal, state, local or foreign tax law; foreign exchange rate fluctuations or currency restructurings; general volatility of the capital markets; our ability to access the capital markets; and other risks discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, which filings are available from the SEC. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTM. Hyatt House is changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of March 31, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 488 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Tables to follow

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Table of Contents
Financial Information (unaudited)



1.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
2.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation
3.
Summary of Special Items - Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
4.
Segment Financial Summary
5.
Hotel Chain Statistics - Comparable Locations
6.
Fee Summary
7.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses to Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses
8.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin to Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin
9.
Net Gains and Interest Income from Marketable Securities Held to Fund Operating Programs
10.
Properties and Rooms / Units by Geography
11.
Properties and Rooms / Units by Brand

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
(in millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)















Three Months Ended March 31,



2012
2011
REVENUES:




Owned and leased hotels $ 473

$ 432
Management and franchise fees
79


70
Other revenues
17


14
Other revenues from managed properties (a)
389


359
Total revenues
958


875






DIRECT AND SELLING, GENERAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:




Owned and leased hotels
377


354
Depreciation and amortization
86


71
Other direct costs
6


4
Selling, general, and administrative
93


70
Other costs from managed properties (a)
389


359
Direct and selling, general, and administrative expenses
951


858






Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund



operating programs
14


6
Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures
(1 )

3
Interest expense
(18 )

(13 )
Other income, net
12


3






INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
14


16






PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
(4 )

(6 )






NET INCOME
10


10






NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
-


-






NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION $ 10

$ 10






EARNINGS PER SHARE - Basic




Net income

$ 0.06

$ 0.06






Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 0.06

$ 0.06






EARNINGS PER SHARE - Diluted




Net income

$ 0.06

$ 0.06






Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation $ 0.06

$ 0.06






Basic share counts


165.5


174.2






Diluted share counts


166.0


174.5






(a) The Company includes in total revenues the reimbursement of costs incurred on behalf of managed hotel property owners with no added margin and includes in direct and selling, general, and administrative expenses these reimbursed costs. These costs relate primarily to payroll costs where the Company is the employer.

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation

The table below provides a reconciliation of consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA to net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Adjusted EBITDA, as the Company defines it, is a non-GAAP financial measure. See Definitions for our definition of Adjusted EBITDA and why we present it.






(in millions)










Three Months Ended March 31,


2012
2011





Adjusted EBITDA
$ 125

$ 109
Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures

(1 )

3
Other income, net

12


3
Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA

(18 )

(15 )
EBITDA
$ 118

$ 100
Depreciation and amortization

(86 )

(71 )
Interest expense

(18 )

(13 )
Provision for income taxes

(4 )

(6 )
Net Income Attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation
$ 10

$ 10









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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Summary of Special Items - Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

The following table represents a reconciliation of net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, adjusted for special items, to net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation presented for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2011, respectively.


(in millions, except per share amounts)











Location on Condensed Consolidated
Statements of Income


Three Months Ended March 31,





2012
2011









Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation


$ 10

$ 10

Earnings per share


$ 0.06

$ 0.06









Special items














Marketable securities (a)
Other income, net

(8 )

1

Total special items - pre-tax



(8 )

1

Provision for income taxes for special items
Provision for income taxes

3


-

Total special items - after-tax



(5 )

1

Special items impact per share


$ (0.03 )
$ 0.01









Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation, adjusted for special items

$ 5

$ 11

Earnings per share, adjusted for special items


$ 0.03

$ 0.07






(a) Marketable securities - Represents (gains) losses on investments in trading securities not used to fund operating programs.


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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Segment Financial Summary









(in millions)











Three Months Ended March 31,





2012
2011
Change ($)
Change (%)









Revenue







Owned and leased
$ 473

$ 432

$ 41

9.5 %
North America

62


51


11

21.6 %
International

39


37


2

5.4 %
Total management and franchising

101


88


13

14.8 %
Corporate and other

17


14


3

21.4 %
Other revenues from managed properties

389


359


30

8.4 %
Eliminations

(22 )

(18 )

(4 )
(22.2 )%
Total revenues
$ 958

$ 875

$ 83

9.5 %









Adjusted EBITDA







Owned and leased
$ 75

$ 60

$ 15

25.0 %
Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures

18


15


3

20.0 %
Total owned and leased

93


75


18

24.0 %
North American management and franchising

46


40


6

15.0 %
International management and franchising

20


20


-

- %
Corporate and other

(34 )

(26 )

(8 )
(30.8 )%
Adjusted EBITDA
$ 125

$ 109

$ 16

14.7 %
















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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hotel Chain Statistics
Comparable Locations
















Three Months Ended March 31,



Change

Owned and leased hotels (# hotels) (a)



2012

2011
Change

(in constant $)

Full service (39)










ADR
$ 202.01
$ 200.35
0.8%

1.3%


Occupancy

70.4%

65.2%
5.2%
pts


RevPAR
$ 142.31
$ 130.54
9.0%

9.5%













Select service (46)










ADR
$ 96.21
$ 93.36
3.1%

3.1%


Occupancy

72.1%

71.2%
0.9%
pts


RevPAR
$ 69.35
$ 66.50
4.3%

4.3%













Comparable owned and leased hotels (85)









ADR
$ 174.97
$ 171.68
1.9%

2.3%


Occupancy

70.9%

66.7%
4.2%
pts


RevPAR
$ 123.97
$ 114.47
8.3%

8.7%












Managed and franchised hotels (# hotels; includes owned and leased hotels)


North America










Full service (128)










ADR
$ 169.83
$ 165.32
2.7%

2.8%


Occupancy

69.7%

66.3%
3.4%
pts


RevPAR
$ 118.39
$ 109.57
8.1%

8.1%














Select service (195)










ADR
$ 101.87
$ 98.38
3.5%

3.5%


Occupancy

71.0%

68.6%
2.4%
pts


RevPAR
$ 72.34
$ 67.45
7.2%

7.2%













International










International comparable hotels (97)










ADR
$ 235.25
$ 227.19
3.6%

4.4%


Occupancy

65.2%

63.9%
1.3%
pts


RevPAR
$ 153.36
$ 145.06
5.7%

6.5%













Comparable systemwide hotels (420)










ADR
$ 172.23
$ 167.28
3.0%

3.3%


Occupancy

68.8%

66.1%
2.7%
pts


RevPAR
$ 118.42
$ 110.55
7.1%

7.4%

(a) Owned and leased hotel statistics do not include unconsolidated hospitality ventures.


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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Fee Summary









(in millions)
Three Months Ended March 31,





2012
2011
Change ($)
Change (%)









Fees







Base management fees
$ 38
$ 34
$ 4

11.8 %
Incentive management fees

26

25

1

4.0 %
Franchise fees and other revenue

15

11

4

36.4 %
Total fees
$ 79
$ 70
$ 9

12.9 %














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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Adjusted Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses to Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

Results of operations as presented on condensed consolidated statements of income include the impact of expenses recognized with respect to employee benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts. Certain of these expenses are recognized in selling, general, and administrative expenses and are completely offset by the corresponding net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs, thus having no net impact to our earnings. Below is a reconciliation of this account excluding the impact of our rabbi trust investments.










(in millions)


















Three Months Ended March 31,





2012
2011
Change ($)
Change (%)









Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses (a)
$ 83
$ 66
$ 17

25.8 %









Rabbi trust impact

10

4

6

150.0 %









Selling, general, and administrative expenses
$ 93
$ 70
$ 23

32.9 %


















(a) Segment breakdown for adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses.











Three Months Ended March 31,





2012
2011
Change ($)
Change (%)









North America management and franchising
$ 16
$ 11
$ 5

45.5 %
International management and franchising

19

17

2

11.8 %
Owned and leased

3

2

1

50.0 %
Corporate and other (1)

45

36

9

25.0 %
Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses
$ 83
$ 66
$ 17

25.8 %














(1) Corporate and other includes vacation ownership expenses of $8 million and $7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP to GAAP Measure: Comparable Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin to Owned and Leased Hotel Operating Margin

Below is a breakdown of consolidated owned and leased hotels revenues and expenses, as used in calculating comparable owned and leased hotel operating margin percentages. Results of operations as presented on condensed consolidated statements of income include the impact of expenses recognized with respect to employee benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts. Certain of these expenses are recognized in owned and leased hotels expenses and are completely offset by the corresponding net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs, thus having no net impact to our earnings. Below is a reconciliation of this account excluding the impact of our rabbi trusts and excluding the impact of non-comparable hotels.











(in millions)





















Three Months Ended March 31,






2012
2011
Change ($)
Change (%)










Revenue








Comparable owned and leased hotels
$ 440

$ 409

$ 31

7.6 %










Non-comparable hotels


33


23


10

43.5 %










Owned and leased hotels revenue

$ 473

$ 432

$ 41

9.5 %






























Expenses








Comparable owned and leased hotels
$ 352

$ 332

$ 20

6.0 %










Non-comparable hotels


21


20


1

5.0 %










Rabbi trust


4


2


2

100.0 %










Owned and leased hotels expense

$ 377

$ 354

$ 23

6.5 %










Owned and leased hotel operating margin percentage

20.3 %

18.1 %


2.2 %










Comparable owned and leased hotel operating margin percentage

20.0 %

18.8 %


1.2 %














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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs

The table below provides a reconciliation of net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs, all of which are completely offset within other line items of our condensed consolidated statements of income, thus having no net impact to our earnings. The gains or losses on securities held in rabbi trusts are offset to our owned and leased hotels expense for our hotel staff and selling, general, and administrative expenses for our corporate staff and personnel supporting our business segments. The gains and losses on securities held to fund our Hyatt Gold Passport program for our owned and leased hotels are offset by corresponding changes to our owned and leased hotel revenues. The table below shows the amounts recorded to the respective offsetting account.











(in millions)





















Three Months Ended March 31,






2012
2011
Change ($)
Change (%)










Rabbi trust impact allocated to selling, general, and administrative expenses
$ 10
$ 4
$ 6

150.0 %
Rabbi trust impact allocated to owned and leased hotels expense

4

2

2

100.0 %
Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund our Gold Passport program allocated to owned and leased hotels revenue

-

-

-

- %
Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs
$ 14
$ 6
$ 8

133.3 %














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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Properties and Rooms / Units by Geography





















March 31, 2012
December 31, 2011
QTD Change
Owned and leased hotels
Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units


















Full service hotels














North America
34
15,882
34
15,875
-
7


International
10
2,603
10
2,603
-
-


Select service
64
8,712
64
8,712
-
-
Total owned and leased hotels
108
27,197
108
27,190
-
7
































Managed and franchised hotels











(includes owned and leased hotels)











North America

March 31, 2012
December 31, 2011
QTD Change


Full service hotels
Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units


Managed (a)
115
59,994
115
59,986
-
8


Franchised
21
6,376
20
6,046
1
330


Subtotal

136
66,370
135
66,032
1
338


















Select service hotels













Managed
95
12,781
95
12,781
-
-


Franchised
123
15,783
120
15,247
3
536


Subtotal

218
28,564
215
28,028
3
536
















International (b)













Managed (a)
109
35,574
108
35,486
1
88


Franchised
2
988
2
988
-
-


Subtotal
111
36,562
110
36,474
1
88
















Total managed and franchised hotels
465
131,496
460
130,534
5
962


















Vacation ownership
15
963
15
963
-
-


Residential
8
1,230
8
1,230
-
-

















Total properties and rooms/units
488
133,689
483
132,727
5
962
































(a) Owned and leased hotel figures do not include unconsolidated hospitality ventures.

(b) Additional details included for a regional breakout of international managed and franchised hotels.


















International managed and franchised hotels
March 31, 2012
December 31, 2011
QTD Change

(includes owned and leased hotels)
Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units


Asia Pacific
53
20,858
53
20,981
-
(123 )


Southwest Asia
19
5,822
18
5,614
1
208


Europe, Africa, Middle East
32
7,964
32
7,961
-
3


Other Americas
7
1,918
7
1,918
-
-


















Total International
111
36,562
110
36,474
1
88

















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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Properties and Rooms / Units by Brand

















































March 31, 2012
December 31, 2011
QTD Change


Brand


Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units
Properties
Rooms/Units


Park Hyatt
29
5,815
27
5,399
2

416


Andaz
8
1,701
6
1,408
2

293


Hyatt
25
6,048
26
6,010
(1 )
38


Grand Hyatt
37
21,092
37
21,101
-

(9 )


Hyatt Regency
148
68,276
149
68,588
(1 )
(312 )


Hyatt Place
165
21,109
162
20,573
3

536


Hyatt House (a)
53
7,455
53
7,455
-

-


Vacation Ownership and Residential
23
2,193
23
2,193
-

-


Total
488
133,689
483
132,727
5

962

















(a) Hyatt House is in the process of changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites.


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Contact:

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Investors:
Atish Shah, 312-780-5427
atish.shah@hyatt.com
or
Media:
Farley Kern, 312-780-5506
farley.kern@hyatt.com

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