Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Results
5.2% Net Rooms Growth in 2020; Pipeline Maintained at Over 100,000 Rooms
CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported fourth quarter 2020 financial results. Net loss attributable to Hyatt was $203 million, or $2.00 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to net income attributable to Hyatt of $321 million, or $3.08 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted net loss attributable to Hyatt was $179 million, or $1.77 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to Adjusted net income attributable to Hyatt of $49 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Refer to the table on page 14 of the schedules for a summary of special items impacting Adjusted net income (loss) and Adjusted earnings (losses) per diluted share in the three months ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.
Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, said, "I am extremely proud of, and grateful for, the achievements of our teams around the world throughout 2020. The Hyatt family demonstrated resilience in the face of difficult decisions and undertook meaningful action to place Hyatt in a strong position as the recovery unfolds. Amidst a backdrop of challenging operating fundamentals, our net rooms growth was strong, demonstrating the strength of our brands. We opened 72 hotels and entered 27 new markets. Our teams also executed new signings to maintain a pipeline representing over 40% growth of our existing hotel rooms in the future."
Fourth quarter 2020 financial results as compared to fourth quarter 2019 are as follows:
- Net income (loss) decreased from $321 million to $(203) million.
- Adjusted EBITDA decreased from $191 million to $(98) million, almost half of which relates to costs incurred on behalf of our managed and franchised properties that we do not intend to recover from hotel owners.
- Comparable system-wide RevPAR decreased 68.9%.
As of December 31, 2020, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $1,882 million.
Fiscal year 2020 financial results as compared to fiscal year 2019 are as follows:
- Net income (loss) decreased from $766 million to $(703) million.
- Adjusted EBITDA decreased from $754 million to $(177) million.
- Comparable system-wide RevPAR decreased 65.4%.
- Net rooms growth of 5.2%.
As of December 31, 2020, the Company's pipeline consisted of approximately 500 hotels, or approximately 101,000 rooms.
Mr. Hoplamazian continued, "We maintained a very strong liquidity position while the fourth quarter showed a modest sequential improvement in RevPAR. We are prepared for whatever 2021 brings, and we are looking ahead to realize improving financial results as vaccine distribution continues and travel restrictions are lifted over time. We continue to be guided by our purpose of caring for people so they can be their best, and this has sustained and strengthened our culture throughout the past year."
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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of June 30, 2022, the Company's portfolio included more than 1,150 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 72 countries across six continents. The Company's offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, and JdV by Hyatt™; and the Inclusive Collection, including Hyatt Ziva®, Hyatt Zilara®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Vivid Hotels & Resorts®, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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