SECOND QUARTER 2010 HIGHLIGHTS
- ILG generated diluted earnings per share of $0.20.
- Consolidated EBITDA increased 5.2% and Interval segment EBITDA increased by 7.6%, compared to 2009.
- The Interval segment delivered revenue of $87.2 million; average revenue per member increased 3.5% over 2009.
- Free cash flow was $51.1 million for the first six months of 2010.
“With earnings per share over 30% higher than 2009, ILG reported a strong quarter that reflects our team’s focus on execution and cost containment. Enhanced member engagement drove an increase in average revenue per member for the Interval segment while Aston showed positive signs of recovery with improved occupancy and RevPAR in Hawaii during the second quarter,” said Craig M. Nash, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Interval Leisure Group. “Overall, we are pleased with the second quarter 2010 results and our 24% year-over-year increase in free cash flow for the first six months of the year.”
* “EBITDA” and “Free cash flow” are non-GAAP measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Please see “Presentation of Financial Information,” “Glossary of Terms” and “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures” below for an explanation of non-GAAP measures used throughout this release.
Discussion of Results
Second Quarter 2010 Consolidated Operating Results
Consolidated revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 was $101.6 million, comparable to $100.6 million for the second quarter of 2009. Consolidated revenue was comprised of 86% and 14% from Interval and Aston, respectively.
Net income attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended June 30, 2010 was $11.3 million, an increase of 31.6% from net income attributable to common stockholders of $8.6 million for the same period of 2009. Diluted earnings per share were $0.20 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.15 for the same period of 2009.
EBITDA was $38.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, compared to EBITDA of $36.7 million for the same period of 2009, representing an increase of 5.2%.
Business Segment Results
Interval’s revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2010, was $87.2 million, increasing 0.3% over the comparable period in 2009. Membership fee revenue was $32.4 million, a decrease of 2.0% from the same period of 2009. Transaction revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was $48.3 million, an increase of 1.3% when compared to the same period of 2009. Total active members at June 30, 2010 were approximately 1.8 million, a decrease of 3.6% over total active members of approximately 1.9 million at June 30, 2009. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to fewer new members entering the Interval Network at the developer point of sale.
Average revenue per member for the second quarter of 2010 increased 3.5% to $45.51 from the second quarter of 2009. The increase in average revenue per member was largely attributable to an increase in transaction revenue per member due to increases in Getaway related revenue.
Interval’s EBITDA was $38.3 million in the second quarter representing an increase of 7.6% over the segment’s EBITDA of $35.6 million in the second quarter of 2009. This increase was due primarily to a $2.2 million increase in gross profit and, excluding non-cash compensation expense, decreases of $0.3 million in selling and marketing expenses and $0.2 million in general and administrative expenses. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was favorably impacted by operating net gains of $0.9 million in foreign currency remeasurements primarily related to our Euro-denominated Value Added Tax liabilities.
Interval segment revenue and EBITDA in constant currency for the second quarter of 2010 was up insignificantly from actual results.
Aston’s revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2010 was $14.4 million, an increase of 5.5% from the comparable period of 2009 primarily due to an increase of $1.3 million, or 14.2%, in pass-through revenue (defined below). Aston revenue for the second quarter included $10.1 million of pass-through revenue. Management fee revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was $4.3 million, a decline of 10.4% from the second quarter of 2009.
The decrease in Aston management fee revenue was primarily driven by a reduction in revenue per available room (“RevPAR”). RevPAR for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 was $81.24 compared to $83.85 for the same period in 2009, a decline of 3.1%. Lower average daily rate and a slight decrease in occupancy, led to the reduction in RevPAR. For Aston’s managed properties in Hawaii, RevPAR for the second quarter of 2010 increased 2.6% from the comparable period of 2009 to $86.03, primarily due to an increase in occupancy partly related to a decrease in available room nights, partially offset by lower average daily rate.
Aston reported EBITDA of $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2010, a decrease of 76.1% from EBITDA of $1.0 million in the prior year period. The Aston segment was adversely impacted by reduced management fee revenue attributable to lower RevPAR and ramp-up and seasonality related to mainland properties that Aston began adding to the business in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Capital Resources and Liquidity
As of June 30, 2010, ILG’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $188.1 million, compared to $160.0 million as of December 31, 2009. The Company’s total debt outstanding, which was incurred in connection with the spin-off from IAC, was $376.4 million, net of unamortized bond discount, as of June 30, 2010. During the second quarter, the Company made a $10.0 million voluntary prepayment of principal on its term loan.
For the first six months of 2010, ILG’s capital expenditures totaled $8.2 million, or 3.8% of revenue, net cash provided by operating activities was $59.3 million and free cash flow (defined below) was $51.1 million. Total interest paid, net of amounts capitalized, during the six-month period was $15.5 million.
Presentation of Financial Information
ILG management believes that the presentation of non-generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP) financial measures, including, among others, EBITDA, and free cash flow, serves to enhance the understanding of ILG’s performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to and not as substitutes for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In addition, EBITDA (with certain additional add-backs) is used to calculate compliance with certain financial covenants in ILG’s credit agreement. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures improve the transparency of our disclosures, provide meaningful presentation of our results from our business operations excluding the impact of certain items not related to our core business operations and improve the period to period comparability of results from business operations. These measures may also be useful in comparing our results to those of other companies, however, our calculations may differ from the calculations of these measures used by other companies. More information about the non-GAAP financial measures, including reconciliations of GAAP results to the non-GAAP measures, is available in the financial tables that accompany this press release.
ILG hosted a conference call August 5 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its results for the second quarter 2010, with access via the Internet and telephone. A live webcast of the conference call was be available on the Investor Relations section of ILG’s Web site at www.iilg.com. The replay can be accessed at (800) 642-1687 (toll-free domestic) or (706) 645-9291 (international); conference ID: 88787975. The webcast will be archived on ILG’s Web site for 90 days after the call.
About Interval Leisure Group
Interval Leisure Group (ILG) is a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
Its principal business segment, Interval, has been serving the vacation ownership market for more than 34 years. Interval operates mainly through Interval International, a membership-based organization that offers a comprehensive array of year-round benefits, including the opportunity to exchange the use of shared ownership vacation time. Today, Interval’s primary vacation network comprises more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 14 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs.
ILG’s other business segment is Aston which traces its roots in lodging back 60 years. Through a portfolio of approximately 5,000 units, Aston Hotels & Resorts and Maui Condo and Home provide hotel and resort management and vacation rental services to vacationers and property owners primarily in the Hawaiian Islands.
ILG is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and has more than 2,500 employees worldwide.
More information about the Company is available at www.iilg.com
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, relating to: our future financial performance, our business prospects and strategy, anticipated financial position, liquidity and capital needs and other similar matters. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events, which are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict.
Actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements included herein for a variety of reasons, including, among others: adverse trends in economic conditions generally or in the vacation ownership, vacation rental and travel industries; adverse changes to, or interruptions in, relationships with third parties; lack of available financing for or insolvency of developers; decreased demand from prospective purchasers of vacation interests; travel related health concerns, such as pandemics; changes in our senior management; regulatory changes; our ability to compete effectively; the effects of our significant indebtedness and our compliance with the terms thereof; adverse events or trends in key vacation destinations; business interruptions in connection with the rearchitecture of our technology systems; and our ability to expand successfully in international markets and manage risks specific to international operations. Certain of these and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in our filings with the SEC. Other unknown or unpredictable factors that could also adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations may arise from time to time. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking statements discussed in this release may not prove to be accurate. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which only reflect the views of our management as of the date of this press release. Except as required by applicable law, ILG does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.
Glossary of Terms
Ancillary Member Revenue – Other member related revenue including insurance and travel related services.
Available Room Nights – Number of nights available for rental by Aston at managed vacation properties during the period.
Average Revenue per Member – Membership fee revenue, transaction revenue and ancillary member revenue for the Interval Network for the applicable period, divided by the monthly weighted average number of active members during the applicable period.
Constant Currency – Represents current period results of operations determined by translating our functional currency results into U.S. dollars (our reporting currency) using the actual blended rate of translation from the comparable prior period.
EBITDA – Net income, excluding, if applicable (1) non-cash compensation expense, (2) depreciation expense, (3) amortization expense of intangibles, (4) goodwill and asset impairments, (5) income taxes, (6) interest income and interest expense and (7) other non-operating income and expense. The Company’s presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.
Free Cash Flow – Cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures.
Gross Lodging Revenue – Total room revenue collected from all Aston-managed occupied rooms during the period.
Pass-through Revenue – Represents the compensation and other employee-related costs directly associated with Aston’s management of the properties that are included in both revenue and cost of sales and that are passed on to the property owners without mark-up. Management believes presenting gross margin without these expenses provides management and investors a relevant period-over-period comparison.
RevPAR – Gross Lodging Revenue divided by Available Room Nights during the period.
Total Active Members – Active members of the Interval Network as of the end of the period. Active members are members in good standing that have paid membership fees and any other applicable charges in full as of the end of the period or are within the allowed grace period.
Transaction Revenue – Transactional and service fees paid primarily for Interval Network exchanges, Getaways, and reservation servicing.
Interval Leisure Group
Jennifer Klein, Investor Relations, 305-925-7302
Christine Boesch, Corporate Communications, 305-925-7267
SOURCE: Interval Leisure Group