22/05/2019 21:30:00

Huazhu Group Limited Reports First Quarter of 2019 Financial Results

  • A total of 4,396 hotels or 439,614 hotel rooms in operation as of March 31, 2019.

  • Hotel turnover

    1

    increased 17% year-over-year to RMB7.2 billion for the first quarter of 2019

  • Net

    revenues

    increased 14.2% year-over-year to RMB2.4 billion (US$356 million)

    2

    for the first quarter of 2019, in line with the revenue

    guidance previously announced of 13% to 15%.

  • EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB412 million (US$62 million), compared with RMB406 million for the first quarter of 2018.

  • Net income

    attributable to Huazhu Group Limited was RMB106 million (US$16 million) for the first quarter of 2019, compared with net income attributable to Huazhu Group Limited of

    RMB129 million in the first quarter of 2018.

  • The Company provides guidance for Q2 2019 net revenues growth of 13

    %-15%

    year over year.

SHANGHAI, China, May 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huazhu Group Limited (NASDAQ: HTHT) (“Huazhu” or the “Company”), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

First Quarter of 2019 Operational Highlights

  • During the first quarter of 2019, Huazhu opened 226 hotels, including 11 leased (“leased-and-operated”) hotels and 215 manachised (“franchised-and-managed”) hotels and franchised hotels.

  • The Company closed a total of 60 hotels, including 12 leased hotels and 48 manachised and franchised hotels, during the first quarter of 2019. This was mainly due to:

  1. Property related issues, including rezoning and expiry of leases, which resulted in the closure of 22 hotels.

  2. Operating losses from hotels located mainly in selected 3rd or lower tier cities which resulted in the closure of 18 hotels.

  3. The Company's strategic focus to upgrade the quality of the product and service. The Company closed 10 hotels for brand upgrade and business model change purposes; and permanently removed 10 hotels from its network for their non-compliance with the brand and operating standards. These hotels were mainly under HanTing and Hi Inn brands. By removing hotels of lower quality, the Company is able to provide a more consistent customer experience, which will help enhance both the brands and future profitability.

  • As of March 31, 2019, the Company had 698 leased hotels, 3,470 manachised hotels, and 228 franchised hotels in operation in 404 cities. The number of hotels in operation increased 15% from a year ago.

  • As of March 31, 2019, the Company had a total number of 1,311 hotels contracted or under construction, including 50 leased hotels and 1,261 manachised and franchised hotels. The pipeline represented 30% of the number of hotels in operation as end of Q1 2019 compared to 19% a year ago.

  • The ADR, which is defined as the average daily rate for all hotels in operation, was RMB221 in the first quarter of 2019, compared with RMB207 in the first quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase of 6.9% was due to both an increase in ADR of the mature hotels, as well as an increase in the proportion of midscale and upscale hotels with higher ADR in the Company’s brand mix.

  • The occupancy rate for all hotels in operation was 80.6% in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 83.7% in the first quarter of 2018. The year-over-year decrease of 3.1 percentage points was mainly due to the softness in macro economy.

  • RevPAR, defined as revenue per available room for all hotels in operation, was RMB178 in the first quarter of 2019, compared with RMB173 in the first quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase of 2.9% was attributable to higher ADR.

  • For all hotels which had been in operation for at least 18 months, the same-hotel RevPAR was RMB176 for the first quarter of 2019, representing a 0.4% decrease year-over-year, with a 2.9% increase in ADR and a 2.8-percentage-point decrease in occupancy rate. Excluding hotel rooms under renovation for product upgrade, the normalized same-hotel RevPAR would have been flat.

  • As of March 31, 2019, Huazhu’s loyalty program had approximately 126 million members, who contributed approximately 76% of room nights sold during the first quarter of 2019 and approximately 84% of room nights were sold through Huazhu’s own direct channels.

“We had a record-breaking hotels gross opening in the first quarter with an average of 2.5 hotels every day. We will continue our fast expansion in 2019, particularly for the mid- and up-scale brands, supported by a record-high hotel pipeline of 1,311. In the first quarter of 2019, our mid- and up-scale room count increased by 45% year-over-year, accounting for approximately 40% in total rooms in operation. With 82% of our pipeline hotel rooms under the mid- and upscale brands, revenue contribution from this segment will continue to increase,” commented Ms. Jenny Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Huazhu Group.

“In addition, we will continue to invest in our brands, hotel developments and IT capabilities. We believe these investments will strengthen our positions in the market and fuel our continuing future growth,” added Ms Zhang.

1 Hotel turnover, refers to total transaction value of room and non-room revenues from Huazhu hotels (i.e., leased and operate, manachised and franchised hotels).

2 The conversion of Renminbi (“RMB”) into United States dollars (“US$”) is based on the exchange rate of US$1.00=RMB6.7112 on March 29, 2019 as set forth in H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.

First Quarter

of 2019 Financial Results

   

(RMB in millions)

Q1 2018

Q1 2019

Revenues:

  
Leased and owned hotels1,5761,706
Manachised and franchised hotels509663
Others618
Net revenues2,0912,387
   

Net revenues for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB2.4 billion (US$356 million), representing a 14.2% year-over-year increase, primarily attributable to our hotel network expansion and RevPAR growth.

Net revenues from leased and owned hotels for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB1.7 billion (US$254 million), representing an 8.2% year-over-year increase.

Net revenues from manachised and franchised hotels for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB663 million (US$99 million), representing a 30.3% year-over-year increase. It accounted for 27.8% of the Company’s net revenues in the first quarter of 2019, up from 24.3% a year ago.

   

(RMB in millions)

Q1 2018

Q1 2019

Operating costs and expenses:

  
Hotel operating costs 1,506 1,735
Other operating costs 3 7
Selling and marketing expenses 66 77
General and administrative expenses 159 206
Pre-opening expenses 75 104
Total operating costs and expenses 1,809 2,129
   

Hotel operating costs for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB1.7 billion (US$257 million), compared to RMB1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2018, representing a 15.2% year-over-year increase. Total hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB1.7 billion (US$256 million), representing 72.4% of net revenues, compared to 71.8% for the first quarter in 2018. The higher hotel operating costs mainly reflected the increase in our hotel network (rentals, hotel headcounts, utilities and consumables, etc.).   

Selling and marketing expenses for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB77 million (US$12 million), compared to RMB66 million in the first quarter of 2018. Selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB76 million (US$12 million), or 3.2% of net revenues, compared to 3.0% for the first quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase was mainly related to expansion in sales and marketing team, increased bank charges for online payments, and higher commission fees to online travel agencies.

General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB206 million (US$31 million), compared to RMB159 million in the first quarter of 2018. General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB189 million (US$28 million), representing 7.9% of net revenues, compared with 7.1% of net revenues in the first quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to our investments to expand our hotel development teams, upscale brands and IT capabilities.

Pre-opening expenses for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB104 million (US$16 million), representing a 38.7% year-over-year increase, mainly related to upscale brand hotels.

Other operating income, net for the first quarter of 2019 were RMB6 million (US$1 million) mainly related to subsidy income, compared to RMB24 million in the first quarter of 2018. The year-over-year variance was mainly due to timing of receipts of such subsidy income.

Income from operations for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB264 million (US$40 million; 11.1% on net revenue), compared to RMB306 million (14.7% on net revenue) in the first quarter of 2018.  Excluding our investments to expand our development teams, upscale brand hotels, and IT capabilities, the pro-forma operating income for the first quarter of 2019 would have been RMB352 million (14.7% on net revenue).  

Other income, net for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB65 million (US$10 million), compared to other expense, net of RMB9 million for the first quarter of 2018. Other income for the first quarter of 2019 was mainly related to gain from disposal on marketable securities.

Unrealized losses from fair value changes of equity securities for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB90 million (US$13 million), compared to RMB136 million in the first quarter of 2018. These unrealized losses were mainly related to lower market price of our investments in Accor at each quarter end.

Net income attributable to Huazhu Group Limited for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB106 million (US$16 million), compared to net income attributable to Huazhu Group Limited of RMB129 million in the first quarter of 2018. Excluding share-based compensation expenses and the unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities, adjusted net income attributable to Huazhu Group Limited (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB222 million (US$33 million), compared to RMB282 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Basic and diluted earnings per share/ADS. For the first quarter of 2019, basic earnings per share were RMB0.37 (US$0.06) and diluted earnings per share were RMB0.36 (US$0.05). For the first quarter of 2019, excluding share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities, adjusted basic earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB0.79 (US$0.12) and adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB0.76 (US$0.11).

EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB412 million (US$62 million), compared with RMB406 million in the first quarter of 2018. Excluding share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities, adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB528 million (US$79 million, 22.1% on net revenue), compared with RMB559 million (26.7% on net revenue) for the first quarter of 2018. The pro forma adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) would have been RMB610 million (25.5% on net revenue) after considering the impact of our investments in development teams, upscale brands hotel and IT capabilities mentioned above.

Cash flow. Operating cash inflow for the first quarter of 2019 was RMB147 million (US$22 million). Investing cash outflow for the first quarter was RMB378 million (US$56 million). Financing cash outflow for the first quarter was RMB194 million (US$29 million)

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had a total balance of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of RMB4.5 billion (US$664 million).

Debt financing. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had a total loan balance of RMB10.0 billion (US$1.5 billion) and the unutilized credit facility available to the Company was RMB1.9 billion.

Adoption of New Lease Accounting Standards

The Company adopted Accounting Standards Update 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) utilizing the optional transition approach allowed under ASU 2018-11 and applying the package of practical expedients beginning January 1, 2019. By applying ASU 2016-02 at the adoption date, as opposed to at the beginning of the earliest period presented, the reporting for periods prior to January 1, 2019 will continue to be reported in accordance with Leases (Topic 840).

As a result of adoption, the Company recognized operating lease right-of-use assets of RMB19.0 billion and related operating lease liabilities of RMB19.5 billion for operating leases on January 1, 2019. The Company reclassified from assets and liabilities RMB0.5 billion net to operating lease right-of-use assets. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 did not materially affect the consolidated statements of income or consolidated statements of cash flows and had no impact on the debt covenant compliance under the current agreements.

Guidance

In the second quarter of 2019, the Company expects net revenues to grow 13% to 15% year-over-year.

The Company revised the gross opening target of 800-900 hotels to 1,100-1,200 hotels, and hotel closure to 200-250 in 2019.

The above forecast reflects the Company’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

Huazhu’s management will host a conference call at 9 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (or 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in the Shanghai/Hong Kong time zone) following the announcement. To participate in the event by telephone, please dial +1 (845) 675 0438 (for callers in the US), +86 400 120 0654 (for callers in China Mainland), +852 3018 6776 (for callers in Hong Kong) or +65 6713 5440 (for callers outside of the US, China Mainland, and Hong Kong) and enter pass code 7554067.  Please dial in approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the call.

A recording of the conference call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through May 30, 2019. Please dial +1 (855) 452 5696 (for callers in the US) or +61 2 9003 4211 (for callers outside the US) and entering pass code 7554067.

The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties at the Company’s Web site, https://ir.huazhu.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s unaudited consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC: hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses; general and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses; selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted income from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted net income attributable to Huazhu Group Limited excluding share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities; adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share/ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities; EBITDA; and adjusted EBITDA excluding share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned “Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results” set forth at the end of this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding Company performance by excluding share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities that may not be indicative of Company operating performance. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing Company performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management’s internal comparisons to the Company’s historical performance. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are also useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used regularly by Company management in financial and operational decision-making. A limitation of using non-GAAP financial measures excluding share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities is that share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities have been and will continue to be significant and recurring in the Company’s business. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.

The Company believes that EBITDA is a useful financial metric to assess the operating and financial performance before the impact of investing and financing transactions and income taxes, given the significant investments that the Company has made in leasehold improvements, depreciation and amortization expense that comprise a significant portion of the Company’s cost structure. In addition, the Company believes that EBITDA is widely used by other companies in the lodging industry and may be used by investors as a measure of financial performance. The Company believes that EBITDA will provide investors with a useful tool for comparability between periods because it eliminates depreciation and amortization expense attributable to capital expenditures. The Company also uses adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as EBITDA before share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities, to assess operating results of the hotels in operation. The Company believes that the exclusion of share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities helps facilitate year-on-year comparison of the results of operations as the share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities may not be indicative of Company operating performance.

The Company believes that unrealized gains and losses from changes in fair value of equity securities are generally meaningless in understanding our reported results or evaluating our economic performance of our businesses. These gains and losses have caused and will continue to cause significant volatility in periodic earnings.

Therefore, the Company believes adjusted EBITDA more closely reflects the performance capability of hotels. The presentation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an indication that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by other charges and gains considered to be outside the ordinary course of business.

The use of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations. Depreciation and amortization expense for various long-term assets (including land use rights), income tax, interest expense and interest income have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of EBITDA. Share-based compensation expenses and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of adjusted EBITDA. Each of these items should also be considered in the overall evaluation of the results. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the depreciation and amortization, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense, share-based compensation expenses, and unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities and other relevant items both in the reconciliations to the U.S. GAAP financial measures and in the consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating the performance of the Company.

The terms EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not defined under U.S. GAAP, and neither EBITDA nor adjusted EBITDA is a measure of net income, operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. When assessing the operating and financial performance, investors should not consider these data in isolation or as a substitute for the Company’s net income, operating income or any other operating performance measure that is calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company’s EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures utilized by other companies since such other companies may not calculate EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA in the same manner as the Company does.

Reconciliations of the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, to the consolidated statement of operations information are included at the end of this press release.

About Huazhu Group Limited

Huazhu Group Limited is a leading hotel operator and franchisor in China. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had 4,396 hotels or 439,614 rooms in operation. With a primary focus on economy and midscale hotel segments, Huazhu’s brands include Hi Inn, Elan Hotel, HanTing Hotel, HanTing Premium Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Manxin Hotel, Joya Hotel, Crystal Orange Hotel, Orange Hotel Select, Orange Hotel and Blossom Hill. The Company also has the rights as master franchisee for Mercure, Ibis and Ibis Styles, and co-development rights for Grand Mercure and Novotel, in Pan-China region.

The Company's business includes leased and owned, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease and ownership model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased or owned properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers it appoints and collects fees from franchisees. Under the franchise model, the Company provides training, reservation and support services to the franchised hotels and collects fees from franchisees but does not appoint on-site hotel managers. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. As of March 31, 2019, Huazhu Group operates 20 percent of its hotel rooms under lease and ownership model, 80 percent under manachise and franchise models.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website: https://ir.huazhu.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company’s capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “forecast,” “project,” or “continue,” the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. Any or all of the Company’s forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, readers should consider various factors, including the anticipated growth strategies of the Company, the future results of operations and financial condition of the Company, the economic conditions of China, the regulatory environment in China, the Company’s ability to attract customers and leverage its brands, trends and competition in the lodging industry, the expected growth of the lodging market in China and other factors and risks outlined in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F and other filings. These factors may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In addition, new factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to the Company, which is subject to change. This release also contains statements or projections that are based upon information available to the public, as well as other information from sources which the Company believes to be reliable, but it is not guaranteed by the Company to be accurate, nor does the Company purport it to be complete. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by applicable law.

---Financial Tables and Operational Data Follow—

 

Huazhu Group Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

December 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 
    
 

RMB

RMB

US$

 

(in millions)

 

 

ASSETS

   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents4,262 3,840 572 
Restricted cash622 617 92 
Short-term investments89 84 12 
Accounts receivable, net195 226 34 
Loan receivables94 165 25 
Amounts due from related parties176 224 33 
Prepaid rent955 - - 
Inventories41 41 6 
Other current assets540 536 80 
Total current assets6,974 5,733 854 
    
Property and equipment, net5,018 5,108 761 
Intangible assets, net1,834 1,665 248 
Operating lease right-of-use assets- 20,533 3,060 
Land use rights, net220 218 33 
Long-term investments6,152 5,747 856 
Goodwill2,630 2,657 396 
Loan receivables189 235 35 
Other assets471 498 74 
Deferred tax assets505 497 74 
Total assets23,993 42,891 6,391 
    
    

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

   
Current liabilities:   
Short-term debt948 1,437 215 
Accounts payable890 788 117 
Amounts due to related parties75 81 12 
Salary and welfare payables521 354 53 
Deferred revenue1,005 1,082 161 
Operating lease liabilities, current- 2,819 420 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities1,607 1,538 229 
Dividends payable658 - - 
Income tax payable265 82 12 
Total current liabilities5,969 8,181 1,219 
    
Long-term debt8,812 8,583 1,279 
Deferred rent1,507   
Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent- 18,175 2,708 
Deferred revenue458 450 67 
Other long-term liabilities453 474 71 
Deferred tax liabilities475 482 72 
Total liabilities17,674 36,345 5,416 
    
    
Equity:   
  Ordinary shares0 0 0 
  Treasury shares(107)(107)(16)
  Additional paid-in capital3,713 3,743 558 
  Retained earnings2,610 2,716 405 
  Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income(42)51 7 
Total Huazhu Group Limited shareholders' equity6,174 6,403 954 
  Noncontrolling interest145 143 21 
Total equity6,319 6,546 975 
Total liabilities and equity23,993 42,891 6,391 

 

Huazhu Group Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

Quarter Ended

 

March 31, 2018

 

December 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 
     

 

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

 

(in millions, except share, per share and per ADS data)

Revenues:

    
Leased and owned hotels1,576 1,942  1,706  254 
Manachised and franchised hotels509 703  663  99 
Others6 38 18 3 
Net revenues2,091 2,683 2,387 356 
     
     
Operating costs and expenses:    
Hotel operating costs:    
Rents (564) (662) (651) (97)
Utilities (126) (87) (129) (19)
Personnel costs (376) (436)(446)(66)
Depreciation and amortization (211) (223) (223) (33)
Consumables, food and beverage (144) (179) (174) (26)
Others(85)(150)(112)(16)
Total hotel operating costs(1,506)(1,737)(1,735)(257)
Other operating costs (3) (8) (7) (1)
Selling and marketing expenses (66) (108) (77) (12)
General and administrative expenses (159) (269)(206)(31)
Pre-opening expenses(75)(54)(104)(16)
Total operating costs and expenses(1,809)(2,176)(2,129)(317)
Other operating income (expense), net24 85 6 1 
Income from operations306 592 264 40 
Interest income 34 32 33 5 
Interest expense (51)(70)(77)(12)
Other (expense) income, net (9)1 65 10 
Unrealized gains (losses) from fair value changes of equity securities (136)(756)(90)(13)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)30 (42)(32)(5)
Income (Loss) before income taxes174 (243)163 25 
Income tax expense(44)(106)(31)(5)
Gain (Loss) from equity method investments(4)(64)(33)(5)
Net income (loss)126 (413)99 15 
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest3 (6)7 1 
Net income (loss) attributable to Huazhu Group Limited129 (419)106 16 
     
     
Other comprehensive income    
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax125 20 93 14 
Comprehensive income (loss)  251 (393)192 29 
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest3 (6)7 1 
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Huazhu Group Limited254 (399)199 30 
     
     
Earnings (Losses) per share/ADS2:    
Basic 0.46  (1.48)0.37 0.06 
Diluted 0.44  (1.48)0.36  0.05 
     
Weighted average number of shares used in computation:  
Basic 280,700,780  282,500,261 283,251,520 283,251,520 
Diluted 293,243,274  282,500,261 293,449,989 293,449,989 

2 As of May 25, 2018, the company changed its ADS to its ordinary share ratio from one ADS representing four ordinary shares to one ADS representing one ordinary share. Therefore, the company recalculated earnings per ADS of the first quarter of 2018using the new ratio.

 

Huazhu Group Limited

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

 

Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

 

GAAP

Result

 

% of Net

Revenues

  

Share-based

Compensation

 

% of Net

Revenues

  

Non-GAAP

Result

 

% of Net

Revenues

 
 

RMB

  

RMB

  

RMB

 
 

(in millions)

Hotel operating costs1,735 72.7%  8 0.3% 1,727 72.4%
Other operating costs 7 0.3%  - 0.0%  7 0.3%
Selling and marketing expenses 77 3.2%  1 0.0%  76 3.2%
General and administrative expenses206 8.6%  17 0.7% 189 7.9%
Pre-opening expenses 104 4.4%  - 0.0%  104 4.4%
Total operating costs and expenses2,129 89.2%  26 1.0% 2,103 88.2%
Income from operations264 11.1%  26 1.0% 290 12.1%
  .      
 

Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

 

GAAP

Result

 

% of Net

Revenues

  

Share-based

Compensation

 

% of Net

Revenues

  

Non-GAAP

Result

 

% of Net

Revenues

 
 

US$

  

US$

  

US$

 
 

(in millions)

Hotel operating costs257 72.7%  1 0.3% 256 72.4%
Other operating costs 1 0.3%  - 0.0%  1 0.3%
Selling and marketing expenses 12 3.2%  0 0.0%  12 3.2%
General and administrative expenses31 8.6%  3 0.7% 28 7.9%
Pre-opening expenses 16 4.4%  - 0.0%  16 4.4%
Total operating costs and expenses317 89.2%  4 1.0% 313 88.2%
Income from operations40 11.1%  4 1.0% 44 12.1%
  

 

 
 

Quarter Ended December 31, 2018

 

GAAP

Result

 

% of Net

Revenues

  

Share-based

Compensation

 

% of Net

Revenues

  

Non-GAAP

Result

 

% of Net

Revenues

 
 

RMB

  

RMB

  

RMB

 
 

(in millions)

Hotel operating costs 1,737 64.7%  9 0.3%  1,728 64.4%
Other operating costs 8 0.3%  - 0.0%  8 0.3%
Selling and marketing expenses 108 4.0%  1 0.0%  107 4.0%
General and administrative expenses 269 10.0%  17 0.7%  252 9.3%
Pre-opening expenses 54 2.0%  - 0.0%  54 2.0%
Total operating costs and expenses 2,176 81.0%  27 1.0%  2,149 80.0%
Income from operations 592 22.1%  27 1.0%  619 23.1%
  
  
 

Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

 

GAAP

Result

% of Net

Revenues

 

Share-based

Compensation

% of Net

Revenues

 

Non-GAAP

Result

% of Net

Revenues

 

RMB

  

RMB

  

RMB

 
 

(in millions)

Hotel operating costs 1,506 72.0%  5 0.2%  1,501 71.8%
Other operating costs 3 0.1%  - 0.0%  3 0.1%
Selling and marketing expenses 66 3.1%  1 0.1%  65 3.0%
General and administrative expenses 159 7.6%  11 0.5%  148 7.1%
Pre-opening expenses 75 3.6%  - 0.0%  75 3.6%
Total operating costs and expenses 1,809 86.4%  17 0.8%  1,792 85.6%
Income from operations 306 14.7%  17 0.8%  323 15.5%

 

Huazhu Group Limited

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

 

Quarter Ended

 

March 31, 2018

 

December 31, 2018

  

March 31, 2019

 
 

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

 

(in millions, except share, per share and per ADS data)

Net income (loss) attributable to Huazhu Group Limited (GAAP) 129   (419)  106  16 
Share-based compensation expenses 17   27    26   4 
Unrealized (gains) losses from fair value changes of equity securities 136   756    90   13 
Adjusted net income attributable to Huazhu Group Limited (non-GAAP) 282   364   222  33 
     
     
Adjusted earnings (losses) per share/ADS (non-GAAP)
  Basic 1.01   1.29   0.79  0.12 
  Diluted 0.96   1.23   0.76   0.11 
     
Weighted average number of shares used in computation
  Basic 280,700,780   282,500,261   283,251,520  283,251,520 
  Diluted 293,243,274  303,161,652     293,449,989  293,449,989 
     
 

Quarter Ended

 

March 31, 2018

 

December 31, 2018

  

March 31, 2019

 
 

RMB

RMB

RMB

US$

 

(in millions)

Net income (loss) attributable to Huazhu Group Limited (GAAP)

 129   (419)  106  16 
Interest income (34)  (32)   (33)  (5)
Interest expense 51   70    77   12 
Income tax expense 44   106   31  5 
Depreciation and amortization 216   229    231   34 

EBITDA (non-GAAP)

 406   (46)  412  62 
Share-based compensation 17   27    26   4 
Unrealized (gains) losses from fair value changes of equity securities 136   756    90   13 

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

 559   737   528  79 
           

 

 

Huazhu Group Limited

Operational Data

 

 

 

 
 

As of

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

March 31,

 

2018

2018

2019

Total hotels in operation:  3,817   4,230   4,396 
  Leased and owned hotels  673   699   698 
  Manachised hotels  2,943   3,309   3,470 
  Franchised hotels  201   222   228 
       
Total hotel rooms in operation  384,959   422,747   439,614 
  Leased and owned hotels  85,508 86,787 87,766 
  Manachised hotels280,133 314,932 330,568 
  Franchised hotels  19,318   21,028   21,280 
       
Number of cities  382   403 404 
    

 

   
 

For the quarter ended

 

March 31,

December 31,

March 31,

 

2018

2018

2019

Average daily room rate  (in RMB)   
  Leased and owned hotels243 275 258 
  Manachised hotels194 216 210 
  Franchised hotels228 248 237 
  Blended207 230 221 
    
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)   
  Leased and owned hotels85.6%86.7%83.6%
  Manachised hotels84.0%85.5%80.5%
  Franchised hotels69.8%74.5%68.6%
  Blended83.7%85.2%80.6%
    
RevPAR  (in RMB)   
  Leased and owned hotels208 238 216 
  Manachised hotels163 185 169 
  Franchised hotels159 185 162 
  Blended173 196 178 
   
      
Same-hotel Operational Data: like-for-like performance for leased, manachised and franchised hotels opened for at least 18 months during the current quarter.

   
 

As of and for the quarter ended

 
 

March 31,

 
 

2018

2019

 
Total   3,189   3,189  
  Leased and owned hotels  608   608  
  Manachised and franchised hotels  2,581   2,581  
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)86.1%83.4% 
Average daily room rate (in RMB)205 211  
RevPAR (in RMB)176 176  
 
Note: Excluding hotel rooms under renovations for product upgrades, the normalized same-hotel RevPAR growth would be flat (0). 

 

Hotel bre

akdown by segment 

  
 

As of March 31, 2019 

 

Number of hotels

in operation

Number of rooms

in operation

Economy hotels

2,916

262,040

  HanTing Hotel2,303221,825
  Hi Inn39925,218
  Elan Hotel20714,275
  Orange Hotel7722

Midscale and upscal

e hotels

1,480

177,574

  JI Hotel61179,024
  Starway Hotel23020,189
  Joya Hotel61,250
  Manxin Hotels & Resorts282,199
  HanTing Premium Hotel918,410
  Ibis Hotel14917,653
  Ibis Styles Hotel 374,732
  Mercure Hotel459,356
  Novotel Hotel72,512
  Grand Mercure 71,452
  Orange Select18922,576
  Crystal Orange607,618
  Blossom Hill20603

Total

 

4,396

 

439,614

   

Same-hotel operational data by segment

         
 

Number of hotels

in operation

Same-hotel

RevPAR

 

Same-hotel

ADR

 

Same-hotel

Occupancy

 
 

As of

For the quarter ended

 

For the quarter ended

 

For the quarter ended

 
 

March 31,

March 31,

yoy

change

March 31,

yoy

change

March 31,

yoy

change

(p.p.)

 

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

2019

2018

 

2019

 

Economy hotels

  2,481  2,481  152  1520.1%  170  1763.7%89.2%86.1%(3.1)
  Leased hotels  439  439  161  1674.0%  181  1915.4%88.8%87.7%(1.1)
  Manachised and franchised hotels  2,042  2,042  149  148-1.1%  167  1723.1%89.3%85.6%(3.6)

Midscale and upscale ho

tels

  708  708  240  237-1.1%  306  3101.3%78.4%76.5%(1.9)
  Leased and owned hotels  169  169  295  287-2.8%  360  3620.4%81.8%79.3%(2.6)
  Manachised and franchised hotels  539  539  216  216-0.1%  281  2862.0%76.9%75.3%(1.6)

Total

  3,189  3,189  176  176-0.4%  205  2112.9%86.1%83.4%(2.8)
            

Contact Information

Investor Relations

Tel: +86 (21) 6195 9561

Email: ir@huazhu.com

https://ir.huazhu.com

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