WEST PALM BEACH, FL — February 25, 2022 — Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels, today announced results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021.
Fourth Quarter 2021 Operating Results
- Portfolio Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) – Increased 93 percent to $92 compared to the 2020 fourth quarter. Average daily rate (ADR) accelerated 36 percent to $141, and occupancy jumped 43 percent to 65 percent for the 40 comparable hotels owned as of December 31, 2021 (excludes one Austin hotel acquired in August 2021 that opened in June 2021).
- Net loss – Incurred a $11.4 million net loss compared to a net loss of $3.4 million in the 2020 fourth quarter. Net loss per diluted common share was $(0.27) versus net loss per diluted common share of $(0.07) for the same period last year.
- GOP Margin – Grew margins a significant 64 percent to a portfolio-wide GOP margin of 41 percent in the 2021 fourth quarter compared to 25 percent in the 2020 fourth quarter.
- Adjusted EBITDA – Jumped to $15.2 million from $0.2 million in the 2020 fourth quarter.
- Adjusted FFO – Swung significantly from negative FFO of $8.7 million in the 2020 fourth quarter to positive adjusted FFO of $6.1 million this year. Adjusted FFO per diluted share was $0.12, compared to an FFO loss of $(0.18) in the 2020 fourth quarter.
- Cash Flow/Burn Before Capital Expenditures – Generated fourth quarter 2021 cash flow before capital expenditures of $5.1 million which compares to $10.0 million in the 2021 third quarter, $4.0 million in the 2021 second quarter and cash burn of $7.6 million in the 2021 first quarter. Cash flow/burn includes $2.2 million of principal amortization per quarter.
- Amended and Extended Revolving Credit Facility – Amended and extended its credit facility successfully, extending the maturity date to March 2024, including extension options, and waived key financial covenants through June 30, 2022.
The following chart summarizes the consolidated financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021, and 2020, based on all properties owned during those periods ($ in millions, except margin percentages and per share data):
|Three Months Ended||Year Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Diluted net loss per common share||$(0.27)||$(0.07)||$(0.46)||$(1.62)|
|Hotel EBITDA Margin||30.8%||7.9%||29.2%||15.9%|
|AFFO per diluted share||$0.12||$(0.18)||$0.29||$(0.40)|
Jeffrey H. Fisher, Chatham’s president and chief executive officer, highlighted,
“Prior to the adverse impact on travel as a result of fears related to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, we were starting to see the return of the business traveler. Although that is going to impact our first quarter, we are starting to see trends rebound and believe we will experience a meaningful recovery in the business traveler starting in the spring and accelerating throughout 2022. Silicon Valley, our most significant market, is coming back to life in February, and we know some of our top clients there are resuming travel, opening offices and bringing back in-person internships this summer.
“Despite the recent sluggish RevPAR trend owing to the Omicron variant, I am really pleased with our operating margin performance and what that means for our best-in-class operating model moving forward. Our fourth quarter GOP margins were a strong 41 percent on RevPAR of $92, which is only down 100 basis points compared to our 2019 fourth quarter when RevPAR was 22 percent higher at $118. In December, our GOP margins were 330 basis points higher than our December 2019 GOP margins even though RevPAR was $17 lower. As we move forward, we certainly believe same store operating margins will be higher compared to pre-pandemic levels,” Fisher pointed out.
View full results here.