Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (WH) Tops Q4 EPS by 3c

February 10, 2021 5:05 PM EST

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: WH) reported Q4 EPS of $0.07, $0.03 better than the analyst estimate of $0.04. Revenue for the quarter came in at $296 million versus the consensus estimate of $295.27 million.

  • Diluted loss per share for the quarter was $0.08 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.07; diluted loss per share for the full-year was $1.42 and adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.03.
  • Net loss for the quarter was $7 million and adjusted net income was $7 million; net loss for the full-year was $132 million and adjusted net income was $96 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $56 million for the quarter and $327 million for the full-year.
  • Global comparable RevPAR for the quarter declined 33% year-over-year; global comparable RevPAR for the year declined 35% year-over-year.
  • System-wide rooms declined 4% year-over-year.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities for the full-year was $67 million and free cash flow was $34 million.
  • Paid quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share in fourth quarter, and Board of Directors recently authorized a 100% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.16 per share beginning with the dividend expected to be declared in first quarter 2021.
  • Repaid all remaining revolver credit facility borrowings.

"We generated strong adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow in the worst year our industry has ever experienced. At the same time, we strengthened our portfolio with the completion of our strategic termination plan and drove sequential growth in hotel openings and our development pipeline," said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, president and chief executive officer. "Our non-urban, drive-to economy and midscale hotels, combined with our ongoing investment in sales and marketing, captured rising pent-up leisure travel demand, which continued to produce sequential RevPAR improvements and domestic market share gains for our franchisees over the course of 2020."

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