MIAMI, FL (March 2, 2015) — Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG) (“ILG”) has announced results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2014.
FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2014 HIGHLIGHTS
- ILG consolidated fourth quarter revenue including pass-throughs increased by 36.8% from the same period last year
- The Company generated fourth quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.27, adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.29
- Fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA increased 11.8%
- ILG completed transaction to acquire Hyatt Vacation Ownership; reporting segments are realigned to reflect new business operations
- ILG reports record revenues including pass-throughs of $614.4 million, an increase of 22.6%
- Full year diluted earnings per share were $1.36. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.41
- Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for 2014 rose by 5.4% year-over-year, driven by the contribution of acquisitions
- During 2014, ILG paid $25.2 million in shareholder dividends
- Free cash flow was $91.6 million for 2014
- The Company’s Board of Directors declared a $0.12 per share quarterly dividend, a 9% increase
- The Company’s Board of Directors increased its share repurchase authorization to $25 million
- The Company issued guidance for full year 2015
“ILG finished a momentous year with record revenue and adjusted EBITDA. We have strategically expanded the role that our Company plays in non-traditional lodging. With the completion of the Hyatt Vacation Ownership acquisition, ILG has further diversified its portfolio, building a platform from which we expect to drive shareholder returns,” said Craig M. Nash, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Interval Leisure Group. “We are optimistic about the future for ILG. With this confidence, we are providing guidance to our analysts and investors.”
Financial Summary & Operating Metrics (USD in millions except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended||Over||Year Ended||Year|
|December 31,||Quarter||December 31,||Over Year|
|Exchange and Rental revenue||116.3||100.9||15.2%||483.4||442.4||9.3%|
|Vacation Ownership revenue||50.8||21.3||139.2%||131.0||58.8||122.7%|
|Net income attributable to common stockholders||15.6||18.5||(16.1)%||78.9||81.2||(2.8)%|
|Adjusted net income*||16.7||19.9||(16.2)%||81.8||81.5||0.4%|
|Adjusted diluted EPS*||$0.29||$0.34||(14.7)%||$1.41||$1.41||0.0%|
|BALANCE SHEET DATA||December 31, 2014||December 31, 2013|
|Cash and cash equivalents||80.5||48.5|
|December 31,||Over Year|
|CASH FLOW DATA||2014||2013||Change|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||110.7||109.9||0.7%|
|Free cash flow*||91.6||95.2||(3.8)%|
* “Adjusted EBITDA”, “adjusted net income,” “adjusted diluted EPS,” 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
Fourth Quarter 2014 Consolidated Operating Results
Consolidated revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 was $167.1 million, an increase of 36.8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
Net income attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was $15.6 million, a decline of $3.0 million from the fourth quarter of 2013 primarily due to the impact in our Exchange and Rental segment ofInterval International contract renewals that occurred in the first quarter of 2014, in addition to incremental interest expense of $1.1 million as well as additional amortization and depreciation of $1.9 million related to acquisitions. These items were partially offset by the incremental earnings contribution from our recently acquired businesses. Net income reflects the unfavorable impact of a purchase accounting treatment applicable to our acquisition of Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO) whereby pre-acquisition deferred revenue and any related expenses have been re-measured as of the acquisition date. As a result, revenue recognized post-acquisition pertaining to certain deferred revenue items, principally those related to sales of vacation ownership interests, are at a lesser amount than would have otherwise been recognized on a historical basis.
Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.27 compared to diluted EPS of $0.32 for the same period of 2013. Net income and diluted EPS for the fourth quarter of 2013 include a one-time income tax benefit of $3.5 million and $0.06, respectively, related to a favorable regulatory ruling. When this benefit is excluded from the 2013 net income, fourth quarter 2014 net income and diluted EPS would have increased by $0.5 million and $0.01 respectively from the prior period. Adjusted net income (defined below) for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 was $16.7 million.
Adjusted EBITDA (defined below) for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 of $39.0 million includes the results from Hyatt Vacation Ownership, VRI Europe and Aqua Hotels and Resorts businesses and compares to $34.8 million for the same period of 2013. In November, HVO’s joint venture vacation ownership resort in Maui received its temporary certificate of occupancy which allowed for the recognition of previously unrecognized sales. This entity contributed $4.5 million of adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter, which includes $4.0 million related to pre-acquisition sales and $0.5 million derived from the quarter.
Full Year 2014 Consolidated Operating Results
Consolidated revenue for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $614.4 million, an increase of 22.6% from $501.2 millionfor 2013. Excluding pass-through revenue (defined below), the increase was 15% and was largely driven by incremental revenue contribution from our recently acquired businesses.
Net income attributable to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $78.9 million, or $1.36 of diluted EPS, compared to $81.2 million or $1.40 for the same period of 2013. The decline was primarily due to the impact in our Exchange and Rental segment of Interval International contract renewals that occurred in the first quarter of 2014, in addition to incremental interest expense of $1.0 million as well as additional amortization and depreciation of $5.3 millionrelated to acquisitions partially offset by the contribution from recent acquisitions. Net income and diluted EPS for the full year 2013 include a one-time income tax benefit of $3.5 million and $0.06, respectively, related to a favorable regulatory ruling. When this tax benefit is excluded from the 2013 net income, full year 2014 net income and diluted EPS would have increased by $1.2 million and $0.02, respectively, from the prior year.
Full year 2014 adjusted net income of $81.8 million and adjusted diluted EPS (defined below) are comparable to the 2013 period.
Adjusted EBITDA was $175.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to $166.2 million in 2013, an increase of 5.4%.
Business Segment Results
In the fourth quarter of 2014, as a result of the acquisition of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, ILG reorganized its management reporting structure resulting in the following operating and reportable segments: Exchange and Rental, and Vacation Ownership.
The Exchange and Rental segment offers access to vacation accommodations and other travel-related transactions and services to leisure travelers, by providing vacation exchange services and vacation rentals, working with resort developers and managing vacation properties. The Vacation Ownership segment engages in the management, sales, marketing, financing, and development of vacation ownership interests and related services to owners and associations.
Exchange and Rental
Exchange and Rental segment revenue for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014, was $116.3 million and$483.4 million, respectively.
For the full year 2014, Interval Network membership fee and transaction revenue were $127.4 million and $193.2 million, representing decreases of 5.8% and 2.9%, respectively, over the prior year. This decline was due to the impact of Interval International contract renewals that occurred in the first quarter of 2014 and a continued shift in percentage mix of the membership base from traditional to corporate. Additionally, during 2013, an immaterial $3.5 million net understatement of membership revenue and related membership expenses was recorded as an out of period item. Average revenue per member in 2014 decreased 3.5% to $180.55, year-over-year. Excluding the out of period item, average revenue per member decreased by 2.4% from last year.
At December 31, 2014, the Exchange and Rental segment had approximately two million members enrolled in its various membership programs. The Interval Network had approximately 1.8 million active members, consistent with the prior year.
Throughout 2014, the Interval Network affiliated 77 vacation ownership resorts in domestic and international markets. In 2014, approximately 78% of all new affiliations were located in non-US locations. Membership mix as of December 31, 2014 included 58% traditional and 42% corporate members, compared to 60% and 40%, respectively, as of December 31, 2013.
Year-over-year, rental management revenue grew by over 60.6% for the fourth quarter and 60.7% for the year endedDecember 31, 2014. The improvement was primarily driven by the incremental revenue contribution from Aqua.
Aston RevPAR for the year ended December 31, 2014, which excludes Aqua for purposes of year-over-year comparison, of $137.17 declined by 2.4% when compared to Aston RevPAR of $140.55 for 2013. This was due to the inclusion of mainland resorts that typically have a lower RevPAR than Aston’s Hawaii locations. Aston’s Hawaii resorts increased RevPAR by 4.2% year over year. Combined Aston and Aqua RevPAR was $123.06 for the full year, a decline of 11.4% due primarily to the inclusion of Aqua rentals which typically transact at a lower RevPAR than Aston.
Exchange and Rental adjusted EBITDA was $31.5 million and $150.9 million in the fourth quarter and full year 2014, respectively, representing an increase of 0.8% and a decrease of 3.9% from the segment’s adjusted EBITDA of $31.2 million and $157.1 million in the fourth quarter and full year 2013, respectively. Full year segment adjusted EBITDA was primarily impacted by Interval International contract renewals that occurred during the first quarter of 2014. The improvement in fourth quarter segment adjusted EBITDA is primarily driven by revenue growth largely attributable to the incremental contributions from Aqua.
Vacation Ownership segment revenue for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014, was $50.8 million and$131.0 million, respectively, including $16.5 million and $29.5 million of pass-through revenue.
Vacation Ownership segment adjusted EBITDA was $7.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, more than double the prior year period. Full year 2014 Adjusted EBITDA for the Vacation Ownership segment was $24.2 million, an increase of 164.1% from adjusted EBITDA of $9.2 million for the same period in 2013 primarily due to the incremental contribution from VRI Europe and HVO.
Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter was impacted by the purchase accounting treatment on HVO’s deferred revenue and the contribution from previously unrecognized sales at HVO’s Maui joint venture, as earlier described.
CAPITAL RESOURCES AND LIQUIDITY
As of December 31, 2014, ILG’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $80.5 million, compared to $48.5 million as ofDecember 31, 2013. As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s total debt outstanding was $488 million, compared to$253.0 million as of December 31, 2013. ILG had $103.7 million available on its revolving credit facility net of outstanding letters of credit as of December 31, 2014, which may be increased by an additional $100 million, subject to specified conditions.
For the year ended December 31, 2014, ILG’s net cash provided by operating activities increased to $110.7 million in 2014 from $109.9 million in 2013 driven by higher net cash receipts, partly offset by payments made in connection with long-term agreements, higher income taxes paid of $5.6 million, and higher interest paid of $1.0 million.
Net cash used in investing activities was $258.3 million in 2014, primarily related to the HVO acquisition, net of cash acquired, of $208.5 million, capital expenditures of $19.1 million primarily related to IT initiatives, and funding of a $15.1 million loan agreed upon in connection with the VRI Europe transaction.
For the year ended December 31, 2014, net cash provided by financing activities was $185.0 million primarily related to net borrowings of $235.0 million on the revolving credit facility principally related to funding the HVO acquisition partly offset by cash dividends totaling $25.2 million, repurchases of ILG common stock totaling $14.1 million, and $7.3 million of contingent consideration payments related to acquisitions.
Free cash flow for the period ended December 31, 2014 was $91.6 million.
Dividend and Share Repurchases
For the full year 2014, ILG paid $25.2 million in dividends, or forty-four cents per share, compared to $18.9 million in the prior year due to the acceleration into 2012 of the first quarter 2013 payment.
In February 2015, our Board of Directors increased the quarterly dividend by 9% and declared a $0.12 per share dividend payable March 31, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 17, 2015.
Additionally, the Board of Directors has authorized an additional $15 million in share repurchases, which increases the total authorization to $25 million dollars. ILG repurchased $14.1 million in common stock during 2014.
For the full year 2015, the Company provides the following guidance:
Consolidated revenue of approximately $690 – $720 million.
Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $180 – $195 million.
Free cash flow of approximately $90 – $100 million.
Capital expenditures of 3 – 5% of consolidated revenue
These expectations of future performance are for continuing operations and exclude the impact of any potential acquisitions or restructuring activities. Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA guidance reflects the expectation of an adverse impact of foreign exchange. Based on February 25, 2015 rates, foreign exchange movements are expected to adversely impact 2015 revenue and EBITDA by $10 million and $3 million, respectively, when compared with 2014 full year results. Adjusted EBITDA will be computed on a basis consistent with the reconciliation of the 2014 results in the tables at the end of this release.
PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ILG management believes that the presentation of non-generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP) financial measures, including, among others, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted basic and diluted EPS 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, adjusted 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 presentations 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. ILG has not provided a quantitative reconciliation of the forecast Adjusted EBITDA included in this presentation to the most comparable financial measure or measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP due primarily to the timing of the closing of ILG’s financial records for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 and the difficulty in forecasting and quantifying the exact amount of the items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA that will be included in the comparable GAAP financial measures such that it is not practicable to produce such reconciliations for this financial information without unreasonable effort. More information about the non-GAAP financial measures, including reconciliations of historical GAAP results to the non-GAAP measures, is available in the financial tables that accompany this press release.
ILG will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014, with access via the Internet and telephone.
Investors and analysts may participate in the live conference call by dialing (866) 383-8009 (toll-free domestic) or (617) 597-5342 (international); Conference ID: 26944701. Please register at least 10 minutes before the conference call begins. A replay of the call will be available for 14 days via telephone starting approximately two hours after the call ends. The replay can be accessed at (888) 286-8010 (toll-free domestic) or (617) 801-6888 (international); Conference ID:92132656. The webcast will be archived on Interval Leisure Group’s website for 90 days after the call. A transcript of the call will also be available on the website www.iilg.com.
ABOUT INTERVAL LEISURE GROUP
Interval Leisure Group (ILG) is a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership. In its exchange and rental segment, Interval International and Trading Places International (TPI) offer vacation exchange and travel-related products to more than 2 million member families worldwide, while Hyatt Residence Club provides exchanges among its branded resorts in addition to its participation in the Interval Network. Aston Hotels & Resorts and Aqua Hospitality provide hotel and condominium rentals and resort management. In its vacation ownership segment, Vacation Resorts International, VRI Europe, Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO) and TPI provide management services to timeshare resorts and clubs, as well as homeowners’ associations. HVO also sells, markets, and finances vacation ownership interests. ILG through its subsidiaries independently owns and manages the Hyatt Residence Club program and uses the Hyatt Vacation Ownership name and other Hyatt marks under license from affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, ILG has offices in 16 countries and more than 6,000 employees. For more information, visit 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; consolidation of developers; decreased demand from prospective purchasers of vacation interests; travel related health concerns; changes in our senior management; regulatory changes; our ability to compete effectively and successfully add new products and services; our ability to successfully manage and integrate acquisitions; the occurrence of a change of control event under the master license agreement with Hyatt; our failure to comply with designated Hyatt® brand standards with respect to the operation of the Hyatt Vacation Ownership business; our ability to market vacation ownership interests successfully and efficiently; impairment of assets; the restrictive covenants in our revolving credit facility; adverse events or trends in key vacation destinations; business interruptions in connection with our technology systems; ability of managed homeowners associations to collect sufficient maintenance fees; third parties not repaying advances or extensions of credit; 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.
Source: Interval Leisure Group