MIAMI, FL (Nov 04, 2011) — Interval Leisure Group IILG (“ILG”) has announced results for the three months ended September 30, 2011.
THIRD QUARTER 2011 HIGHLIGHTS
*ILG consolidated revenue and EBITDA increased year over year by 6.2% and 4.8%, respectively
*Transaction revenue grew by 3.9% from the same period of 2010
*Interval International added 27 new resort affiliations
*Management fee and rental revenue improved by 39.7%
*ILG free cash flow of $66.9 million year to date
“ILG delivered positive growth in consolidated revenue and EBITDA. Each of the operating segments saw success from new initiatives that were implemented in the first and second quarters. The results for the third quarter are consistent with our expectation that the second half of the year will show year over year improvement from the first six months of 2011,” said Craig M. Nash, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Interval Leisure Group.
*”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
Third Quarter 2011 Consolidated Operating Results
Consolidated revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 was $106.7 million, an increase of 6.2% from $100.5 million for the third quarter of 2010. The increase was driven primarily by the incremental revenue contribution from the acquisition of Trading Places International (TPI) and an increase in transaction revenue.
Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2011 was $11.4 million, an increase of 23.1% from net income of $9.3 million for the same period of 2010. The year over year increase reflects a $4.3 million increase in the Membership and Exchange segment pre-tax income primarily due to higher gross profit of $1.2 million, largely from the inclusion of TPI in these results, a change in the estimated accrual for European Union (“EU”) Value Added Taxes (“VAT”) of $1.5 million, and favorable foreign currency exchange related impact of $4.0 million. These items were partly offset by an increase in general and administrative expense primarily pertaining to a $1.2 million change in the fair value of the estimated contingent consideration of the TPI acquisition, increases of $0.7 million in depreciation and $1.0 million in IT costs (including non-capitalized IT expenses) predominantly related to the fourth quarter 2010 iServices deployment and an increase in consolidated income tax expense. Diluted earnings per share were $0.20 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.16 for the same period of 2010.
EBITDA was $38.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, compared to EBITDA of $36.6 million for the same period of 2010.
Business Segment Results
Membership and Exchange
Membership and Exchange segment revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2011 was $86.2 million, an increase of 3.1% from the comparable period in 2010.
For the third quarter of 2011, transaction and membership fee revenue were $46.8 million and $32.2 million, respectively, an increase of 3.9% and a decrease of 0.6% over the same period in 2010.
Total active members at September 30, 2011 were 1.79 million, approximately 1% less than the total active members at September 30, 2010. New member enrollments for the first nine months of 2011 increased by 5.0% compared to the same period last year.
Average revenue per member for the third quarter of 2011 was $45.15, an increase of 2.6% from the third quarter of 2010. During the third quarter of 2011, Interval International affiliated 27 new vacation ownership resorts in the United States and 11 international markets.
Membership and Exchange segment EBITDA was $36.3 million in the third quarter, an increase of 4.9% from the segment’s EBITDA of $34.6 million in 2010. Membership and Exchange segment EBITDA reflects higher gross profit of $1.2 million, primarily due to the inclusion of TPI in the results, and a decrease in general and administrative expense attributable largely to a $1.1 million change in the estimated accrual for EU VAT and higher operating foreign currency net gains of $0.8 million, partly offset by increased sales and marketing expenses at Interval, a $0.6 million charge to this segment resulting from a change in the fair value of the estimated contingent consideration of the TPI acquisition and $0.4 million of higher non-capitalized expenses related to iServices following its implementation in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Management and Rental
Management and Rental segment revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2011, was $20.5 million, including $8.5 million of management fee and rental revenue (defined below). Year-over-year, management fee and rental revenue grew by 39.7%. The improvement was primarily driven by the acquisition of TPI and an increase in revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) at Aston. Aston RevPAR for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 was $113.12, increasing 13.4% from $99.74 for the same period in 2010, resulting primarily from a higher average daily rate (ADR) of 11.0% and, to a lesser extent, improvement in occupancy rates by 2.2% in the third quarter.
In the third quarter of 2011, Management and Rental segment EBITDA was $2.1 million, compared to $2.0 million in the prior year period. Segment EBITDA benefitted from a 5.3% increase in room revenue and the inclusion of TPI in these results, partly offset by a $0.6 million charge to this segment resulting from a change in the fair value of the estimated contingent consideration of the TPI acquisition.
Capital Resources and Liquidity
As of September 30, 2011, ILG’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $191.0 million, compared to $180.5 million as of December 31, 2010. The Company’s total debt outstanding was $344.4 million, net of unamortized bond discount, as of September 30, 2011.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, ILG’s net cash provided by operating activities was $76.9 million and free cash flow (defined below) was $66.9 million. Net cash used in investing activities was $31.7 million, including $16.2 million for loans to third parties, the acquisition of certain management agreements by our Management and Rental segment for $5.6 million and capital expenditures of $9.9 million, or 3.0% of total revenue, primarily related to IT initiatives. The decrease in capital expenditures in 2011 from 2010 is due to less capitalized expenditures pertaining to internally developed software subsequent to the launch of iServices in November 2010.
Net cash used in financing activities was $34.3 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2011, including voluntary principal prepayments on the term loan totaling $15.0 million and the repurchase of 1.6 million shares of common stock that were acquired by the Company at a cost of $19.3 million, mostly settled in the quarter. The average cost per share was $12.26, including commissions and fees.
Effective August 3, 2011, ILG’s Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for up to $25.0 million, excluding commissions, of our outstanding common stock. As of September 30, 2011, the remaining availability for future repurchases of our common stock was $5.8 million. The amount and timing of specific repurchases are subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors. Repurchases may be conducted in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. This program may be modified, suspended or terminated by Interval Leisure Group at any time without notice.
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 adjustments) 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 these disclosures, provide meaningful presentations of results from business operations excluding the impact of certain items not related to its core business operations and improve the period to period comparability of results from business operations. These measures may also be useful in comparing results to those of other companies; however, these calculations may differ from the calculations of 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 will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its results for the third quarter 2011, with access via the Internet and telephone. Investors and analysts may participate in the live conference call by dialing (866) 510-0708 (toll-free domestic) or (617) 597-5377 (international); participant passcode: 70917144. Please register at least 10 minutes before the conference call begins. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of ILG’s Web site at http://www.iilg.com . A replay of the call will be available for 10 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); passcode: 15335026. 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. ILG is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and has more than 2,800 employees worldwide.
The company’s primary business segment is Membership and Exchange, which offers travel and leisure-related products and services to approximately 2 million member families who are enrolled in various programs. Interval International, the segment’s principal business, is celebrating 35 years as a leader in vacation ownership exchange. With offices in 15 countries, it operates the Interval Network of about 2,600 resorts in more than 75 nations. ILG delivers additional opportunities for vacation ownership exchange through its Trading Places International (TPI) and Preferred Residences networks.
ILG also has a Management and Rental business segment that includes Aston Hotels & Resorts and TPI. These businesses provide hotel, condominium resort, timeshare resort, and homeowners’ association management, as well as vacation rental services, to travelers and property owners at over 60 locations in North America.
More information about the Company is available at http://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: future financial performance, 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 or consolidation of developers; decreased demand from prospective purchasers of vacation interests; travel related health concerns, such as pandemics; changes in senior management; regulatory changes; ability to compete effectively and successfully introduce new products and services; the effects of significant indebtedness and compliance with the terms thereof; adverse events or trends in key vacation destinations; business interruptions in connection with the rearchitecture of technology systems and 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 filings with the SEC. Other unknown or unpredictable factors that could also adversely affect 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, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which only reflect the views of ILG 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.