August 16, 2016

China Lodging Group, Limited Reports Second Quarter of 2016 Results

  • A total of 3,114 hotels or 314,811 hotel rooms in operation as of June 30, 2016
  • Net revenues increased 13.7% year-over-year to RMB1,656.9 million (US$249.3 million) 1 for the second quarter of 2016, in line with the guidance previously announced.
  • Income from operations increased 31.9% year-over-year to RMB263.4 million (US$39.6 million) for the second quarter of 2016.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) increased 51.4% year-over-year to RMB572.2 million (US$86.1 million) for the second quarter of 2016.
  • Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited increased 111.5% year-over-year to RMB315.5 million (US$47.5 million) for the second quarter of 2016.
  • Basic earnings per ADS2 were RMB4.56 (US$0.69) and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB4.44 (US$0.67) for the second quarter of 2016. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB4.80 (US$0.72) and adjusted diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB4.67 (US$0.70) for the second quarter of 2016.
  • The Company expects the Q3 2016 net revenues growth of 10% to 12.5% year-over-year; and reaffirms the full year 2016 net revenues growth of 12% to 15%.

SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) ("China Lodging Group" or the "Company"), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.
                                          
Second Quarter 2016 Operational Highlights

• During the second quarter of 2016, the Company added a net of 125 hotels, including the opening of 174 hotels and the closure of 49 hotels. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had 627 leased ("leased-and-operated") and owned hotels, 2,306 manachised ("franchised-and-managed") hotels, and 181 franchised hotels in operation in 357 cities. As of June 30, 2016, the number of hotel rooms in operation totaled 314,811, an increase of 28% from a year ago.

• As of June 30, 2016, the Company had 23 leased hotels and 563 manachised and franchised hotels contracted or under construction.

• The ADR, which is defined as the average daily rate for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), was RMB184 in the second quarter of 2016, compared with RMB181 in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB172 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase of 1.8% was due to more favorable brand mix with an increased proportion of midscale and upscale hotels. The sequential increase resulted mainly from seasonality.

• The occupancy rate for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels) was 85.2% in the second quarter of 2016, compared with 85.8% in the second quarter of 2015 and 80.4% in the previous quarter. The slight year-over-year decrease was mainly due to lower occupancy in lower-tier cities. The sequential increase resulted mainly from seasonality.

• RevPAR, defined as revenue per available room for all hotels in operation (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), was RMB157 in the second quarter of 2016, compared with RMB156 in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB139 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase of 1.1% was a result of the higher ADR. The sequential increase resulted mainly from seasonality.

• For all hotels which had been in operation for at least 18 months (excluding certain franchised Starway hotels), the same-hotel RevPAR was RMB159 for the second quarter of 2016, representing a 1.2% decrease from RMB161 for the second quarter of 2015, with a 0.7% decrease in ADR and a 0.4-percentage-point decrease in occupancy rate. Excluding hotel rooms under renovations for product upgrades,the normalized same-hotel RevPAR would show a year-over year decrease of 0.1%. The midscale and upscale hotels registered an 8.6% same-hotel RevPAR improvement, mainly driven by a 2.9% increase in ADR and a 4.5-percentage-point increase in occupancy rate.

As of June 30, 2016, the Company's loyalty program had approximately 61 million members, who contributed more than 80% of room nights sold during the second quarter of 2016. In the second quarter of 2016, approximately 89% of room nights were sold through the Company's own channels.
    
"We had solid results this quarter. Our net revenues grew by 13.7% in line with our expectation while income from operations and adjusted EBITDA grew by 31.9% and 51.4%, respectively, for the second quarter," said Ms. Jenny Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of China Lodging Group.
    
"We are thrilled to see improved performance combined with growing hotel network. The same-hotel RevPAR for midscale and upscale hotels has maintained high-single-digit growth. About 36% of our hotel pipeline are contributed by midscale and upscale brands," Ms. Zhang added. "We are optimistic about the prospects of the travel industry in China, especially the growth of demand in leisure travel. We continue executing our multi-brand and asset-light strategy, and expect to offer high quality products and deliver strong results."
    

Second Quarter of 2016 Financial Results

(RMB in thousands)Q2 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016
Revenues:   
Leased and owned hotels   1,269,125    1,201,761    1,329,736 
Manachised and franchised hotels   273,259    318,103    351,831 
Others   -     628    8,994 
Total revenues   1,542,384    1,520,492    1,690,561 
Less: business tax and related surcharges   (84,625)   (82,507)   (33,642)
Net revenues   1,457,759    1,437,985    1,656,919 


Total revenues for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB1,690.6 million (US$254.4 million), representing a 9.6% year-over-year increase and an 11.2% sequential increase. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to our expanded hotel network and improved blended RevPAR, partially offset by the impact of VAT reform in China. The sequential increase was due to seasonality.

Total revenues from leased and owned hotels for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB1,329.7 million (US$200.1 million), representing a 4.8% year-over-year increase and a 10.6% sequential increase.

Total revenues from manachised and franchised hotels for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB351.8 million (US$52.9 million), representing a 28.8% year-over-year increase and a 10.6% sequential increase. Total revenues from manachised and franchised hotels accounted for 20.8% of the Company's total revenues in the second quarter of 2016, increase from 17.7% a year ago.

Other revenues represent revenues generated from other than hotel businesses, which mainly include revenues from HuaZhu mall and the provision of IT products and services to hotels, were RMB9.0 million (US$1.4 million) for the second quarter of 2016.

Net revenues for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB1,656.9 million (US$249.3 million), representing a 13.7% year-over-year increase and a 15.2% sequential increase.

(RMB in thousands)Q2 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016
Operating costs and expenses:    
Hotel operating costs1,088,159 1,200,459 1,217,412
Other operating costs- - 3,029
Selling and marketing expenses44,566 33,055 36,064
General and administrative expenses95,408 106,607 118,868
Pre-opening expenses31,553 22,019 13,371
Total operating costs and expenses1,259,686 1,362,140 1,388,744


Hotel operating costs for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB1,217.4 million (US$183.2 million), compared to RMB1,088.2 million in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB1,200.5 million in the previous quarter, representing an 11.9% year-over-year increase and a 1.4% sequential increase. Total hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB1,214.2 million (US$182.7 million), representing 73.3% of net revenues, compared to 74.5% for the second quarter of 2015 and 83.3% for the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in the percentage was mainly attributable to the improved blended RevPAR. The sequential decrease in the percentage was mainly due to seasonality.

Selling and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB36.1 million (US$5.4 million), compared to RMB44.6 million in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB33.1 million in the previous quarter. Selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB35.8 million (US$5.4 million), or 2.2% of net revenues, compared to 3.1% for the second quarter of 2015 and 2.3% for the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in selling and marketing expenses was mainly attributable to the adjustment related to membership points cost in the second quarter of 2016.

General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB118.9 million (US$17.9 million), compared to RMB95.4 million in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB106.6 million in the previous quarter. General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB106.2 million (US$16.0 million), representing 6.4% of net revenues, compared with 5.7% of net revenues in the second quarter of 2015 and 6.6% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to increased professional fees.

Pre-opening expenses for the second quarter of 2016 were RMB13.4 million (US$2.0 million), representing a 57.6% year-over-year decrease and a 39.3% sequential decrease. The year-over-year and sequential decreases were mainly due to fewer leased hotels opened and in the pipeline through organic growth in the second quarter of 2016.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB263.4 million (US$39.6 million), compared to RMB199.7 million in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB70.8 million in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB279.6 million (US$42.1 million), representing a 31.3% year-over-year increase and a 226.6% sequential increase. The adjusted operating margin,defined as adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) as percentage of net revenues, for the second quarter of 2016 was 16.9%, compared with 14.6% in the second quarter of 2015 and 5.9% in the previous quarter. The improved year-over-year adjusted operating margin was mainly due to the improved blended RevPAR, lower pre-opening expenses and operating leverage. The sequential increase in the margin was due to seasonality.

Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB315.5 million (US$47.5 million), compared to RMB149.2 million in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB69.4 million in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB331.7 million (US$49.9 million), representing a 104.1% year-over-year increase and a 293.7% sequential increase. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to the expanded hotel network, the improved blended RevPAR, the lower pre-opening expenses, and the gain from disposal of the Home Inns ADS and deconsolidation of a subsidiary. The sequential increase was mainly attributed to the gain from disposal of the Home Inns ADS and from deconsolidation of a subsidiary, and seasonality.

Basic and diluted earnings per share/ADS.  For the second quarter of 2016, basic earnings per share were RMB1.14 (US$0.17) and diluted earnings per share were RMB1.11 (US$0.17); basic earnings per ADS were RMB4.56 (US$0.69) and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB4.44 (US$0.67). For the second quarter of 2016, excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB1.20 (US$0.18) and adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB1.17 (US$0.18); adjusted basic earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB4.80 (US$0.72) and adjusted diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB4.67 (US$0.70).

EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB556.0 million (US$83.7 million), compared with RMB364.6 million in the second quarter of 2015 and RMB260.8 million in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB572.2 million (US$86.1 million), representing a 51.4% year-over-year increase and a 107.5% sequential increase.

Cash flow. Operating cash inflow for the second quarter of 2016 was RMB660.1 million (US$99.3 million). Investing cash inflow for the second quarter was RMB380.2 million (US$57.2 million).

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had a total balance of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash of RMB2,826.9 million (US$425.4 million).

Debt financing. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had a short-term loan balance of RMB616.7 million (US$92.8 million) and the total credit facility available to the Company was RMB549.3 million (US$82.7 million).

Guidance for Third Quarter of 2016
The Company expects net revenues for the third quarter of 2016 to grow 10% to 12.5% year-over-year. The Company reaffirms the net revenues for the full year 2016 to grow 12% to 15%.
The above forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call
China Lodging Group's management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. ET, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 (or 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in the Shanghai/Hong Kong time zone) following the announcement. To participate in the event by telephone, please dial +1 (855) 500 8701 (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 5130 9681.  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 August 23, 2016. 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 5130 9681.

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, http://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 expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted income from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted operating margin excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share and per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses; EBITDA; adjusted EBITDA excluding share-based compensation expenses; and adjusted EBITDA margin excluding share-based compensation expenses. 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 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 is that share-based compensation expenses have been — and will continue to be — a significant recurring expense 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, to assess operating results of the hotels in operation. The Company believes that the exclusion of share-based compensation expenses helps facilitate year-on-year comparison of the results of operations as the share-based compensation expenses may not be indicative of Company operating performance. Therefore, the Company believes adjusted EBITDA more closely reflects the performance capability of hotels currently in operation. 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, 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 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 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 China Lodging Group, Limited
China Lodging Group, Limited is a leading hotel operator and franchisor in China under 12 brand names. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had 3,114 hotels or 314,811 rooms in operation in 357 cities. With a primary focus on economy and midscale hotel segments, China Lodging Group's brands include Hi Inn, HanTing Hotel, Elan Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Joya Hotel, and Manxin Hotels & Resorts. 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, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased 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 June 30, 2016, China Lodging Group operates 24 percent of its hotel rooms under lease model, 76 percent under manachise and franchise models.
For more information, please visit the Company's website: http://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.

 1 The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") into United States dollars ("US$") is based on the exchange rate of US$1.00=RMB6.6459 on June 30, 2016 as set forth in H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/hist/dat00_ch.htm.

2 Each ADS represents four of the Company's ordinary shares.

---Financial Tables and Operational Data Follow—

 

China Lodging Group, Limited 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
 December 31, 2015 June 30, 2016 
 RMB RMB US$ 
 (in thousands) 
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents   1,237,838     2,466,352     371,109  
Restricted cash   360,500     360,500     54,244  
Short-term investments   533,215     46,295     6,966  
Accounts receivable, net   93,956     137,477     20,686  
Amounts due from related parties   16,157     111,140     16,723  
Prepaid rent   429,588     380,670     57,279  
Inventories   24,529     21,162     3,184  
Other current assets   167,995     166,912     25,116  
Deferred tax assets   98,200     98,200     14,775  
Total current assets   2,961,978     3,788,708     570,082  
       
Property and equipment, net   3,805,886     3,876,258     583,256  
Intangible assets, net   144,812     487,848     73,405  
Long-term investments   356,578     837,098     125,957  
Amounts due from a related party   -      47,961     7,217  
Goodwill   108,344     170,280     25,622  
Other assets   195,446     199,404     30,004  
Deferred tax assets   120,477     116,409     17,516  
Total assets   7,693,521     9,523,966     1,433,059  
       
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Short-term debt   324,680     616,702     92,795  
Accounts payable   585,347     502,419     75,599  
Amounts due to related parties   7,653     11,582     1,743  
Salary and welfare payable   210,955     188,158     28,312  
Deferred revenue   705,607     863,716     129,962  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   576,160     725,369     109,145  
Dividends payable   276,261     -      -   
Income tax payable   102,810     119,543     17,987  
Deferred tax liabilities   1,465     1,465     220  
Total current liabilities   2,790,938     3,028,954     455,763  
       
Deferred rent   945,192     977,382     147,065  
Deferred revenue   180,861     185,259     27,876  
Other long-term liabilities   275,954     299,401     45,051  
Deferred tax liabilities   59,828     94,572     14,230  
Total liabilities   4,252,773     4,585,568     689,985  
       
Equity:      
Ordinary shares   186     203     30  
Treasury shares   (107,331)    (107,331)    (16,150) 
Additional paid-in capital   2,470,099     3,653,452     549,730  
Retained earnings   1,007,559     1,392,447     209,520  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   59,596     (9,718)    (1,462) 
Total China Lodging Group, Limited shareholders' equity   3,430,109     4,929,053     741,668  
Noncontrolling interest   10,639     9,345     1,406  
Total equity   3,440,748     4,938,398     743,074  
Total liabilities and equity   7,693,521     9,523,966     1,433,059  

 

 

China Lodging Group, Limited 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income 
 Quarter Ended  
 June 30, 2015 March 31, 2016 June 30, 2016  
 RMB RMB RMB US$  
 (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data) 
Revenues:         
Leased and owned hotels 1,269,125   1,201,761   1,329,736   200,084   
Manachised and franchised hotels 273,259   318,103   351,831   52,939   
Others -   628   8,994   1,353   
Total revenues 1,542,384   1,520,492   1,690,561   254,376   
Less: business tax and related surcharges (84,625)  (82,507)  (33,642)  (5,062)  
Net revenues 1,457,759   1,437,985   1,656,919   249,314   
          
Operating costs and expenses:         
Hotel operating costs:         
Rents (441,462)  (477,271)  (473,549)  (71,254)  
Utilities (65,404)  (114,482)  (66,730)  (10,041)  
Personnel costs (232,082)  (257,556)  (275,206)  (41,410)  
Depreciation and amortization (162,573)  (165,870)  (170,688)  (25,683)  
Consumables, food and beverage (123,704)  (115,037)  (129,792)  (19,530)  
Others (62,934)  (70,243)  (101,447)  (15,265)  
Total hotel operating costs (1,088,159)  (1,200,459)  (1,217,412)  (183,183)  
Other operating costs -   -   (3,029)  (455)  
Selling and marketing expenses (44,566)  (33,055)  (36,064)  (5,427)  
General and administrative expenses (95,408)  (106,607)  (118,868)  (17,886)  
Pre-opening expenses (31,553)  (22,019)  (13,371)  (2,012)  
Total operating costs and expenses (1,259,686)  (1,362,140)  (1,388,744)  (208,963)  
Other operating income (expense), net 1,589   (5,091)  (4,787)  (719)  
Income from operations 199,662   70,754   263,388   39,632   
Interest income 7,757   9,801   15,472   2,328   
Interest expense (168)  (3,067)  (3,541)  (533)  
Other income 3,815   15,661   109,724   16,510   
Foreign exchange gain (loss) (3,663)  (1,586)  5,926   892   
Income before income taxes 207,403   91,563   390,969   58,829   
Income tax expense (56,432)  (27,713)  (77,457)  (11,656)  
Income (Loss) from equity method investments -   3,291   (3,146)  (473)  
Net income 150,971   67,141   310,366   46,700   
Less: net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests (1,785)  2,247   5,134   773   
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited 149,186   69,388   315,500   47,473   
Other comprehensive income         
Unrealized securities holding gains (losses), net of tax 7,397   (1,288)  4,064   612   
Reclassification adjustment of unrealized securities holding gains, net of tax, for gain included in net income -   (12,903)  (55,018)  (8,278)  
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax 316   1,834   (6,003)  (903)  
Comprehensive income 158,684   54,784   253,409   38,131   
Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to the noncontrolling interest (1,785)  2,247   5,134   773   
Comprehensive income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited 156,899   57,031   258,543   38,904   
          
Earnings per share:         
Basic 0.59   0.26   1.14   0.17   
Diluted 0.58   0.25   1.11   0.17   
          
Earnings per ADS:         
Basic 2.37   1.03   4.56   0.69   
Diluted 2.32   1.01   4.44   0.67   
          
Weighted average number of shares used in computation:         
Basic 251,338   269,131   276,496   276,496   
Diluted 257,161   275,949   284,009   284,009   

 

 

China Lodging Group, Limited
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 Quarter Ended 
 June 30, 2015 March 31, 2016 June 30, 2016 
 RMB RMB RMB US$ 
 (in thousands)
Operating activities:        
Net income 150,971   67,141   310,366   46,700  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:       
Share-based compensation 13,311   14,863   16,232   2,443  
Depreciation and amortization 166,535   170,478   174,952   26,325  
Deferred taxes -   -   (3,789)  (570) 
Bad debt expenses (1,447)  749   97   15  
Deferred rent 27,400   30,547   22,088   3,324  
Gain from disposal of property and equipment -   -   6,841   1,029  
Impairment loss 10,505   6,393   33,222   4,999  
Loss (Income) from equity method investments 173   (3,291)  3,146   473  
Gain from sale of investments -   (12,903)  (105,849)  (15,927) 
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation (2,019)  (3,009)  (510)  (77) 
         
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:        
Accounts receivable (2,256)  (22,211)  (20,809)  (3,131) 
Prepaid rent (28,617)  6,549   33,528   5,045  
Inventories 1,716   2,731   1,590   239  
Amounts due from related parties -   (824)  (3,954)  (595) 
Other current assets 6,020   4,544   (11,874)  (1,787) 
Other assets 994   (4,368)  410   62  
Accounts payable (7,620)  (3,321)  23,867   3,591  
Amounts due to related parties 1,647   749   3,180   478  
Salary and welfare payables 44,559   (68,012)  44,827   6,745  
Deferred revenue 75,048   97,110   54,638   8,221  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (23,465)  39,119   32,597   4,905  
Income tax payable and receivable 24,225   (13,905)  34,660   5,215  
Other long-term liabilities 16,282   15,766   10,648   1,602  
Net cash provided by operating activities 473,962   324,895   660,104   99,324  
         
Investing activities:        
Purchases of property and equipment (100,964)  (179,440)  (105,747)  (15,912) 
Purchases of intangibles (3,808)  (3,868)  (1,049)  (158) 
Amount received as a result of government zoning -   2,099   -   -  
Acquisitions, net of cash received (1,744)  3,762   132,348   19,914  
Proceeds from disposal of subsidiary and branch -   -   (20,667)  (3,110) 
Purchase of long-term investments (12,602)  (79,252)  (52,422)  (7,888) 
Proceeds from maturity/sale of long-term investments 3,612   14,727   5,009   754  
Payment for shareholder loan to joint venture -   (34,650)  (3,442)  (518) 
Collection of shareholder loan from joint venture 749   -   -   -  
Purchase of short-term investments (237,895)  -   (25,400)  (3,822) 
Proceeds from maturity/sale of short-term investments 862   80,242   451,616   67,954  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (351,790)  (196,380)  380,246   57,214  
         
Financing activities:        
Net proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares upon exercise of option 7,733   4,251   990   149  
Proceeds from short-term debt 100,000   281,719   -   -  
Repayment of short-term debt (511)  -   -   -  
Funds advanced from noncontrolling interest holders -   4,000   -   -  
Repayment of funds advanced from noncontrolling interest holders (441)  (100)  (100)  (15) 
Contribution from noncontrolling interest holders 2,250   34,059   245   37  
Dividend paid to noncontrolling interest holders (3,212)  (890)  (240)  (36) 
Dividend paid -   (276,262)  -   -  
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation 2,019   3,009   510   77  
Net cash provided by financing activities 107,838   49,786   1,405   212  
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 316   (1,379)  9,837   1,482  
         
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 230,326   176,922   1,051,592   158,232  
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 663,150   1,237,838   1,414,760   212,877  
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 893,476   1,414,760   2,466,352   371,109  

 

 

China Lodging Group, Limited 
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results 
 Quarter Ended June 30, 2016 
 GAAP Result % of Net Revenues Share-based Compensation % of Net Revenues Non-GAAP Result % of Net Revenues 
 RMB   RMB   RMB   
 (in thousands) 
             
Hotel operating costs  1,217,412  73.5%   3,254  0.2%   1,214,158  73.3% 
Other operating costs  3,029  0.2%   -   0.0%   3,029  0.2% 
Selling and marketing expenses  36,064  2.2%   283  0.0%   35,781  2.2% 
General and administrative expenses  118,868  7.2%   12,695  0.8%   106,173  6.4% 
Pre-opening expenses  13,371  0.8%   -   0.0%   13,371  0.8% 
Total operating costs and expenses  1,388,744  83.9%   16,232  1.0%   1,372,512  82.9% 
Income from operations  263,388  15.9%   16,232  1.0%   279,620  16.9% 
             
 Quarter Ended June 30, 2016 
 GAAP Result % of Net Revenues Share-based Compensation % of Net Revenues Non-GAAP Result % of Net Revenues 
 US$   US$   US$   
 (in thousands) 
             
Hotel operating costs  183,183  73.5%   490  0.2%   182,693  73.3% 
Other operating costs  455  0.2%   -   0.0%   455  0.2% 
Selling and marketing expenses  5,427  2.2%   43  0.0%   5,384  2.2% 
General and administrative expenses  17,886  7.2%   1,910  0.8%   15,976  6.4% 
Pre-opening expenses  2,012  0.8%   -   0.0%   2,012  0.8% 
Total operating costs and expenses208,963  83.9%   2,443  1.0%   206,520  82.9% 
Income from operations39,632  15.9%   2,443  1.0%   42,075  16.9% 
             
 Quarter Ended March 31, 2016 
 GAAP Result % of Net Revenues Share-based Compensation % of Net Revenues Non-GAAP Result % of Net Revenues 
 RMB   RMB   RMB   
 (in thousands) 
             
Hotel operating costs  1,200,459  83.5%   2,744  0.2%   1,197,715  83.3% 
Other operating costs  -   0.0%   -   0.0%   -   0.0% 
Selling and marketing expenses  33,055  2.3%   232  0.0%   32,823  2.3% 
General and administrative expenses  106,607  7.4%   11,887  0.8%   94,720  6.6% 
Pre-opening expenses  22,019  1.5%   -   0.0%   22,019  1.5% 
Total operating costs and expenses  1,362,140  94.7%   14,863  1.0%   1,347,277  93.7% 
Income from operations  70,754  4.9%   14,863  1.0%   85,617  5.9% 
             
 Quarter Ended June 30, 2015 
 GAAP Result % of Net Revenues Share-based Compensation % of Net Revenues Non-GAAP Result % of Net Revenues 
 RMB   RMB   RMB   
 (in thousands) 
             
Hotel operating costs  1,088,159  74.6%   1,898  0.1%   1,086,261  74.5% 
Other operating costs  -   0.0%   -   0.0%   -   0.0% 
Selling and marketing expenses  44,566  3.1%   281  0.0%   44,285  3.1% 
General and administrative expenses  95,408  6.5%   11,132  0.8%   84,276  5.7% 
Pre-opening expenses  31,553  2.2%   -   0.0%   31,553  2.2% 
Total operating costs and expenses  1,259,686  86.4%   13,311  0.9%   1,246,375  85.5% 
Income from operations  199,662  13.7%   13,311  0.9%   212,973  14.6% 

 

 

China Lodging Group, Limited 
 Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results  
 Quarter Ended 
 June 30, 2015 March 31, 2016 June 30, 2016 
 RMB RMB RMB US$ 
 (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data) 
         
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP) 149,186   69,388   315,500   47,473  
Share-based compensation expenses 13,311   14,863   16,232   2,443  
Adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP) 162,497   84,251   331,732   49,916  
         
Earnings per share (GAAP)        
Basic 0.59   0.26   1.14   0.17  
Diluted 0.58   0.25   1.11   0.17  
         
Earnings per ADS (GAAP)        
Basic 2.37   1.03   4.56   0.69  
Diluted 2.32   1.01   4.44   0.67  
         
Adjusted earnings per share (non-GAAP)        
Basic 0.65   0.31   1.20   0.18  
Diluted 0.63   0.31   1.17   0.18  
         
Adjusted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP)        
Basic 2.59   1.25   4.80   0.72  
Diluted 2.53   1.22   4.67   0.70  
         
Weighted average number of shares used in computation        
Basic 251,338   269,131   276,496   276,496  
Diluted 257,161   275,949   284,009   284,009  
         
 Quarter Ended 
 June 30, 2015 March 31, 2016 June 30, 2016 
 RMB RMB RMB US$ 
 (in thousands) 
         
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP) 149,186   69,388   315,500   47,473  
Interest income (7,757)  (9,801)  (15,472)  (2,328) 
Interest expenses 168   3,067   3,541   533  
Income tax expense 56,432   27,713   77,457   11,656  
Depreciation and amortization 166,535   170,478   174,952   26,325  
EBITDA (non-GAAP) 364,564   260,845   555,978   83,659  
Share-based Compensation 13,311   14,863   16,232   2,443  
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) 377,875   275,708   572,210   86,102  

 

 

 China Lodging Group, Limited 
Operational Data   
 As of
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
  2015  2016  2016 
Total hotels in operation:   2,384    2,989    3,114 
Leased and owned hotels   616  627  627 
Manachised hotels   1,731    2,189    2,306 
Franchised hotels   37    173    181 
Total hotel rooms in operation   246,344    304,428    314,811 
Leased and owned hotels   74,758  77,263  77,123 
Manachised hotels   168,421  209,944  220,456 
Franchised hotels   3,165    17,221    17,232 
Number of cities 323    356    357 
    
    
    
    
 For the quarter ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
  2015  2016  2016 
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)   
Leased and owned hotels 87.3% 82.2% 86.7%
Manachised hotels 85.3% 80.8% 85.5%
Franchised hotels 73.9% 61.9% 70.6%
Blended 85.8% 80.4% 85.2%
Average daily room rate (in RMB)   
Leased and owned hotels 201  193  210 
Manachised hotels 172  165  175 
Franchised hotels 171  169  181 
Blended 181  172  184 
RevPAR (in RMB)   
Leased and owned hotels 176  159  182 
Manachised hotels 146  133  150 
Franchised hotels 126  105  128 
Blended 156  139  157 
    
    
Same-hotel Operational Data: like-for-like performance for hotels in operation for at least 18 months during the current quarter
 
 
 As of and for the quarter ended
June 30,
 
  2015  2016  
Total   1,899    1,899  
Leased hotels   590    590  
Manachised and franchised hotels   1,309    1,309  
Occupancy rate (as a percentage) 88.0% 87.7% 
Average daily room rate (in RMB) 183  181  
RevPAR (in RMB) 161  159  

 

Hotel breakdown by segment 
   
 Number of hotels in operation 
 Net addedAs of
 in Q2 2016June 30, 2016
Economy hotels   84    2,726
HanTing Hotel   46   2,105
Leased hotels   (1)  492
Manachised hotels   47   1,613
Hi Inn   26   358
Leased hotels   (1)  37
Manachised hotels   21   285
Franchised hotels   6   36
Elan Hotel   11   180
Manachised hotels   7   149
Franchised hotels   4   31
ibis Hotel   1   83
Leased hotels   1   13
Manachised hotels   4   13
Franchised hotels   (4)  57
Midscale and upscale hotels   41    388
JI Hotel   27   229
Leased hotels   1   78
Manachised hotels   24   149
Franchised hotels   2   2
Starway Hotel   13   136
Leased hotels   -   3
Manachised hotels   13   84
Franchised hotels   -   49
Joya Hotel   1   5
Leased hotels   -   2
Manachised hotels   1   3
Manxin Hotels & Resorts   -   2
Leased hotels   -   1
Manachised hotels   -   1
 ibis Styles Hotel    -   6
 Manachised hotels    -   2
 Franchised hotels    -   4
Mercure Hotel   -   8
Leased hotels   -   1
Manachised hotels   -   6
Franchised hotels   -   1
Novotel Hotel   -   1
Leased hotels   -  1
Manachised hotels   -   1
Grand Mercure   -   1
Franchised hotels   -   1
Total   125    3,114

 

Same-hotel operational data by segment       
 Number of hotels in operationSame-hotel RevPAR Same-hotel ADR Same-hotel Occupancy 
 As ofFor the quarter ended For the quarter ended For the quarter ended 
 June 30,June 30,yoy changeJune 30,yoy changeJune 30,yoy change
 201520162015201620152016 2015  2016 
Economy hotels  1,739  1,739152148 -3.0%172168 -1.9% 89% 88% -1.0%
Leased hotels  522  522159152 -4.1%179177 -1.6% 88% 86% -2.3%
Manachised and franchised hotels  1,217  1,217149146 -2.4%168164 -2.0% 89% 89% -0.3%
Midscale and upscale hotels  160  160230250 8.6%281290 2.9% 82% 86% 4.5%
Leased hotels  68  68263292 11.2%310322 3.8% 85% 91% 6.1%
Manachised and franchised hotels  92  92195204 4.6%248251 0.9% 79% 81% 2.8%
Total  1,899  1,899161159 -1.2%183181 -0.7% 88% 88% -0.4%
            


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