SUNSTONE HOTEL INVESTORS REPORTS RESULTS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2023 – Sunstone Hotel Invts (NYSE:SHO)


Returns Additional Capital to Stockholders Through Incremental Share Repurchases and Dividends
Refinances Only 2023 Debt Maturity

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (the “Company” or “Sunstone”) SHO, the owner of Long-Term Relevant Real Estate® in the lodging industry, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

First Quarter 2023 Operational Results (as compared to First Quarter 2022):

  • Net Income: Net income was $21.1 million as compared to $15.1 million. Excluding the gain on three hotels sold during the quarter, first quarter 2022 would have been a net loss of $7.8 million.
  • Comparable RevPAR: Comparable RevPAR increased 32.0% to $218.82. The average daily rate was $313.94 and occupancy was 69.7%.
  • Adjusted EBITDAre: Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest increased 121.0% to $60.0 million.
  • Adjusted FFO: Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders per diluted share increased 162.5% to $0.21.

Information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed in this release is provided below in “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP measure for each of the periods presented are included later in this release.

Bryan A. Giglia, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our first quarter results exceeded our expectations as corporate and group demand continued to accelerate. Our group hotels performed very well, growing profitability more than 170% over the prior year and contributing to corporate earnings that surpassed the high end of our guidance range. Since the start of the year, we have continued to opportunistically repurchase our common stock, acquiring $21 million of shares at a meaningful discount to our net asset value. Additionally, during the quarter, we took steps to address our only 2023 debt maturity by refinancing the mortgage secured by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront with a new $225 million unsecured term loan, which will unencumber the hotel and extend our maturities. Last, we took advantage of a pullback in interest rates and swapped $175 million of floating rate debt to fixed rates, which will decrease our near-term interest expense and increase the percentage of our total debt and preferred equity that is fixed to nearly 65%.”

Mr. Giglia continued, “After a successful first quarter, we are encouraged by our near-term outlook as we expect the investments we made in the portfolio will combine with the ongoing demand recovery to provide additional growth. Over the last year, we have thoughtfully allocated our capital to achieve a balance of short-term earnings accretion and long-term value creation. Our recent investments in the wine country resorts are expected to combine with the completion of the soon-to-be rebranded Westin Washington DC Downtown to add incremental earnings this year. As demand growth begins to normalize across the industry in the coming quarters, we expect the investments we are making now to transform the Andaz Miami Beach will then provide the next layer of our growth.”

Unaudited Selected Statistical and Financial Data ($ in millions, except RevPAR, ADR and per share amounts)



Quarter Ended March 31,


2023


2022


Change










Net Income

$

21.1


$

15.1


39.4

%

Income Attributable to Common Stockholders per Diluted Share

$

0.08


$

0.05


60.0

%










Comparable RevPAR (1)

$

218.82


$

165.75


32.0

%










Comparable Occupancy (1)


69.7

%


54.2

%

1,550

bps

Comparable ADR (1)

$

313.94


$

305.82


2.7

%










Comparable Adjusted EBITDAre Margin (1)


26.9

%


23.6

%

330

bps










Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest

$

60.0


$

27.2


121.0

%

Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders

$

43.8


$

16.4


167.0

%

Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders per Diluted Share

$

0.21


$

0.08


162.5

%



(1)

Comparable operating statistics presented in this release include all 15 hotels owned by the Company at March 31, 2023, and include both prior ownership results and the Company’s ownership results for The Confidante Miami Beach, acquired by the Company in June 2022.



The Company’s actual results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 compare to its guidance previously provided as follows:








Metric ($ in millions, except per share data)


Quarter Ended
March 31, 2023
Guidance (1)


Quarter Ended

March 31, 2023

Actual Results
(unaudited)


Performance Relative
to Prior
Guidance Midpoint

Net Income


$3 to $7


$21


+ $16

Total Portfolio RevPAR Growth (as compared to the first quarter of 2022)


 + 30% to + 32%


32.0 %


+ 100 bps

Adjusted EBITDAre


$51  to  $55


$60


+ $7

Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders


$34  to  $38


$44


+ $8

Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders per Diluted Share


$0.16  to  $0.18


$0.21


+ $0.04

Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


208,000,000


207,500,000


– 500,000



(1)

Represents guidance presented on February 22, 2023.



Balance Sheet and Liquidity Update

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had $145.5 million of cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash of $49.1 million, total assets of $3.1 billion, including $2.8 billion of net investments in hotel properties, total debt of $815.6 million and stockholders’ equity of $2.1 billion.

Operations Update

April 2023, 2022 and 2019 results included the following ($ in millions, except RevPAR and ADR):




















April

13 Comparable Hotels (1)

2023 (2)


2022


2019


Change
2023 vs. 2022


Change
2023 vs. 2019

Room Revenue

$

54.0



$

51.6



$

52.0



4.6

%


3.8

%



















RevPAR

$

239.31



$

228.81



$

230.82



4.6

%


3.7

%

Occupancy


78.7

%



76.1

%



88.7

%


260

bps


(1,000)

bps

Average Daily Rate

$

304.08



$

300.67



$

260.23



1.1

%


16.9

%

 




















April

15 Comparable Hotels (3)

2023 (2)


2022


2019


Change
2023 vs. 2022


Change
2023 vs. 2019

Room Revenue

$

58.9



$

56.7




N/A



3.9

%


N/A




















RevPAR

$

253.56



$

244.31




N/A



3.8

%


N/A


Occupancy


77.9

%



75.7

%



N/A



220

bps


N/A


Average Daily Rate

$

325.50



$

322.73




N/A



0.9

%


N/A




(1)

The 13 Comparable Hotels exclude the Montage Healdsburg and the Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley, which were newly-developed and not open in 2019. The 13 Comparable Hotels include both prior ownership results and the Company’s ownership results for The Confidante Miami Beach, acquired by the Company in June 2022.

(2)

April 2023 results are preliminary and may be adjusted during the Company’s month-end close process.

(3)

The 15 Comparable Hotels include all hotels owned by the Company at March 31, 2023, and include both prior ownership results and the Company’s ownership results for The Confidante Miami Beach, acquired by the Company in June 2022.



Capital Investments Update

During the first quarters of 2023 and 2022, the Company invested $22.5 million and $30.3 million, respectively, into its portfolio. In 2023, the Company expects to invest approximately $130 million to $150 million into its portfolio with the majority of the investment consisting of the completion of the renovation and conversion of the Renaissance Washington DC to the Westin brand, the beginning of the transformational conversion of The Confidante Miami Beach to Andaz Miami Beach and the renovation and conversion of the Renaissance Long Beach to the Marriott brand. The Company currently anticipates that it will incur approximately $13 million to $15 million of EBITDAre displacement in 2023 in connection with its planned capital investments.

2023 Outlook

For the second quarter of 2023, the Company expects:




Metric ($ in millions, except per share data)


Quarter Ended

June 30, 2023

Guidance (1)

Net Income


$29  to  $35

Total Portfolio RevPAR Growth (as compared to the second quarter of 2022)


 + 6.5% to + 8.5%

Adjusted EBITDAre


$79  to  $84

Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders


$61  to  $66

Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders per Diluted Share


$0.29  to  $0.32

Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


207,000,000



(1)

Detailed reconciliations of Net Income to non-GAAP financial measures are provided later in this release.



Second quarter 2023 guidance is based in part on the following full year assumptions:

  • Full year total Adjusted EBITDAre displacement of approximately $13 million to $15 million in connection with planned capital investments.
  • Full year corporate overhead expense (excluding deferred stock amortization) of approximately $22 million to $23 million.
  • Full year interest expense of approximately $52 million to $54 million, including approximately $2 million in amortization of deferred financing costs and approximately $2 million of noncash interest on derivatives.
  • Full year preferred stock dividends of approximately $15 million, which includes the Series G, H and I cumulative redeemable preferred stock.

Recent Developments

Stock Repurchase Program. During the first quarter of 2023, the Company repurchased 1,964,923 shares of its common stock at an average purchase price of $9.46 per share. Year to date through May 4, 2023, the Company has repurchased a total of 2,266,384 shares of its common stock at an average price of $9.46 per share for a total repurchase amount before expenses of $21.4 million, leaving $489.5 million of authorized capacity remaining under the Company’s stock repurchase program.

New Unsecured Term Loan and Hilton San Diego Bayfront Mortgage Refinancing. On May 1, 2023, the Company entered into a new $225.0 million term loan agreement and expects to use substantially all of the proceeds to repay the $220.0 million loan secured by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront loan was scheduled to mature in December 2023, and was available to be repaid without penalty. The $225.0 million term loan has an initial term of two years with one 12-month extension option, which would result in an extended maturity of May 2026. The term loan will bear interest pursuant to a leverage-based pricing grid ranging from 1.35% to 2.20% over the applicable adjusted term SOFR. Following the repayment of the loan secured by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Company will have 14 unencumbered hotels and no debt maturities through December 2024.

Dividend Update

On May 4, 2023, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock, as well as cash dividends of $0.439072 per share payable to its Series G cumulative redeemable preferred stockholder, $0.382813 per share payable to its Series H cumulative redeemable preferred stockholders and $0.356250 per share payable to its Series I cumulative redeemable preferred stockholders. The dividends will be paid on July 17, 2023 to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2023.

The Company expects to continue to pay a quarterly cash common dividend throughout 2023. Consistent with the Company’s past practice, and to the extent that the expected regular quarterly dividends for 2023 do not satisfy its annual distribution requirements, the Company may satisfy its annual distribution requirement by paying a “catch-up” dividend in January 2024. The level of any future quarterly dividends will be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors after considering the Company’s obligations under its various financing agreements, projected taxable income, compliance with its debt covenants, long-term operating projections, expected capital requirements and risks affecting the Company’s business.

Supplemental Disclosures

Contemporaneous with this release, the Company has furnished a Form 8-K with unaudited financial information. This additional information is being provided as a supplement to the information in this release and other filings with the SEC. The Company has no obligation to update any of the information provided to conform to actual results or changes in the Company’s portfolio, capital structure or future expectations.

Earnings Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss first quarter financial results on May 5, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time). A live webcast of the call will be available via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.sunstonehotels.com. Alternatively, interested parties may dial 1-888-330-3573 and reference conference ID 4831656 to listen to the live call. A replay of the webcast will also be archived on the website.

About Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. is a lodging real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that as of the date of this release owns 15 hotels comprised of 7,735 rooms, the majority of which are operated under nationally recognized brands. Sunstone’s strategy is to create long-term stakeholder value through the acquisition, active ownership and disposition of hotels considered to be Long-Term Relevant Real Estate®. For further information, please visit Sunstone’s website at www.sunstonehotels.com. The Company’s website is provided as a reference only and any information on the website is not incorporated by reference in this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will” and other similar terms and phrases, including opinions, references to assumptions and forecasts of future results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks include, but are not limited to: we own upper upscale and luxury hotels in an industry that is highly competitive; events beyond our control, including economic slowdowns or recessions, global pandemics such as those caused by COVID-19 and its variants, natural disasters, civil unrest and terrorism; rising hotel operating costs, including wages, employee-related benefits, food costs, commodity costs, including those used to renovate or reposition our hotels, property taxes, property and liability insurance and utilities may not be offset by increased room rates; system security risks, data protection breaches, cyber-attacks and systems integration issues, including those impacting the Company’s suppliers, hotel managers or franchisors; a significant portion of our hotels are geographically concentrated so we may be harmed by economic downturns or natural disasters in these areas of the country; we face possible risks associated with the physical and transitional effects of climate change; uninsured or underinsured losses could harm our financial condition; the operating results of some of our hotels are significantly reliant upon group and transient business generated by large corporate customers, and the loss of such customers for any reason could harm our operating results; the increased use of virtual meetings and other similar technologies could lessen the need for business-related travel, and, therefore, demand for rooms in our hotels may be adversely affected; our hotels have an ongoing need for capital investment and we may incur significant capital expenditures in connection with acquisitions, repositionings and other improvements, some of which are mandated by applicable laws or regulations or agreements with third parties, and the costs of such renovations, repositionings or improvements may exceed our expectations or cause other problems; delays in the acquisition, renovation or repositioning of hotel properties may have adverse effects on our results of operations and returns to our stockholders; accounting for the acquisition of a hotel property or other entity involves assumptions and estimations to determine fair value that could differ materially from the actual results achieved in future periods; volatility in the debt and equity markets may adversely affect our ability to acquire, renovate, refinance or sell our hotels; we may pursue joint venture investments that could be adversely affected by our lack of sole decision-making authority, our reliance on a co-venturer’s financial condition and disputes between us and our co-venturer; we may be subject to unknown or contingent liabilities related to recently sold or acquired hotels, as well as hotels we may sell or acquire in the future; we may seek to acquire a portfolio of hotels or a company, which could present more risks to our business and financial results than the acquisition of a single hotel; the sale of a hotel or portfolio of hotels is typically subject to contingencies, risks and uncertainties, any of which may cause us to be unsuccessful in completing the disposition; the illiquidity of real estate investments and the lack of alternative uses of hotel properties could significantly limit our ability to respond to adverse changes in the performance of our hotels; we may issue or invest in hotel loans, including subordinated or mezzanine loans, which could involve greater risks of loss than senior loans secured by income-producing real properties; if we make or invest in mortgage loans with the intent of gaining ownership of the hotel secured by or pledged to the loan, our ability to perfect an ownership interest in the hotel is subject to the sponsor’s willingness to forfeit the property in lieu of the debt; one of our hotels is subject to a ground lease with an unaffiliated party, the termination of which by the lessor for any reason, including due to our default on the lease, could cause us to lose the ability to operate the hotel altogether and may adversely affect our results of operations; because we are a REIT, we depend on third-parties to operate our hotels; we are subject to risks associated with our operators’ employment of hotel personnel; most of our hotels operate under a brand owned by Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Four Seasons or Montage. Should any of these brands experience a negative event, or receive negative publicity, our operating results may be harmed; our franchisors and brand managers may adopt new policies or change existing policies which could result in increased costs that could negatively impact our hotels; future adverse litigation judgments or settlements resulting from legal proceedings could have an adverse effect on our financial condition; claims by persons regarding our properties could affect the attractiveness of our hotels or cause us to incur additional expenses; the hotel business is seasonal and seasonal variations in business volume at our hotels will cause quarterly fluctuations in our revenue; changes in the debt and equity markets may adversely affect the value of our hotels; certain of our hotels have in the past become impaired and additional hotels may become impaired in the future; laws and governmental regulations may restrict the ways in which we use our hotel properties and increase the cost of compliance with such regulations. Noncompliance with such regulations could subject us to penalties, loss of value of our properties or civil damages; corporate responsibility, specifically related to ESG factors and commitments, may impose additional costs and expose us to new risks that could adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows; our franchisors and brand managers may require us to make capital expenditures pursuant to property improvement plans or to comply with brand standards; termination of any of our franchise, management or operating lease agreements could cause us to lose business or lead to a default or acceleration of our obligations under certain of our debt instruments; the growth of alternative reservation channels could adversely affect our business and profitability; the failure of tenants in our hotels to make rent payments under our retail and restaurant leases may adversely affect our results of operations; we rely on our corporate and hotel senior management teams, the loss of whom may cause us to incur costs and harm our business; if we fail to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results; we have outstanding debt which may restrict our financial flexibility; certain of our debt is subject to variable interest rates, which can create uncertainty in forecasting our interest expense and may negatively impact our operating results; and other risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All forward-looking information provided herein is as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

This release should be read together with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Copies of these reports are available on our website at www.sunstonehotels.com and through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (“EDGAR”) at www.sec.gov.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present the following non-GAAP financial measures that we believe are useful to investors as key supplemental measures of our operating performance: earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization for real estate, or EBITDAre; Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest (as defined below); funds from operations attributable to common stockholders, or FFO attributable to common stockholders; Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders (as defined below); hotel Adjusted EBITDAre; and hotel Adjusted EBITDAre margins. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance in accordance with GAAP. In addition, our calculation of these measures may not be comparable to other companies that do not define such terms exactly the same as the Company. These non-GAAP measures are used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. They should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss), cash flow from operations, or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect additional ways of viewing our operations that we believe, when viewed with our GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. We strongly encourage investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.

We present EBITDAre in accordance with guidelines established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“Nareit”), as defined in its September 2017 white paper “Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization for Real Estate.” We believe EBITDAre is a useful performance measure to help investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period in comparison to our peers. Nareit defines EBITDAre as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP) plus interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, gains or losses on the disposition of depreciated property (including gains or losses on change in control), impairment write-downs of depreciated property and of investments in unconsolidated affiliates caused by a decrease in the value of depreciated property in the affiliate, and adjustments to reflect the entity’s share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated affiliates.

We make additional adjustments to EBITDAre when evaluating our performance because we believe that the exclusion of certain additional items described below provides useful information to investors regarding our operating performance, and that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest, when combined with the primary GAAP presentation of net income, is beneficial to an investor’s complete understanding of our operating performance. In addition, we use both EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest as measures in determining the value of hotel acquisitions and dispositions.

We believe that the presentation of FFO attributable to common stockholders provides useful information to investors regarding our operating performance because it is a measure of our operations without regard to specified noncash items such as real estate depreciation and amortization, any real estate impairment loss and any gain or loss on sale of real estate assets, all of which are based on historical cost accounting and may be of lesser significance in evaluating our current performance. Our presentation of FFO attributable to common stockholders conforms to Nareit’s definition of “FFO applicable to common shares.” Our presentation may not be comparable to FFO reported by other REITs that do not define the terms in accordance with the current Nareit definition, or that interpret the current Nareit definition differently than we do.

We also present Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders when evaluating our operating performance because we believe that the exclusion of certain additional items described below provides useful supplemental information to investors regarding our ongoing operating performance, and may facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and our peer companies.

We adjust EBITDAre and FFO attributable to common stockholders for the following items, which may occur in any period, and refer to these measures as either Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest or Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders:

  • Amortization of deferred stock compensation: we exclude the noncash expense incurred with the amortization of deferred stock compensation as this expense is based on historical stock prices at the date of grant to our corporate employees and does not reflect the underlying performance of our hotels.
  • Amortization of contract intangibles: we exclude the noncash amortization of any favorable or unfavorable contract intangibles recorded in conjunction with our hotel acquisitions. We exclude the noncash amortization of contract intangibles because it is based on historical cost accounting and is of lesser significance in evaluating our actual performance for the current period.
  • Gains or losses from debt transactions: we exclude the effect of finance charges and premiums associated with the extinguishment of debt, including the acceleration of deferred financing costs from the original issuance of the debt being redeemed or retired because, like interest expense, their removal helps investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the impact of our capital structure.
  • Cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle: from time to time, the FASB promulgates new accounting standards that require the consolidated statement of operations to reflect the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle. We exclude these one-time adjustments, which include the accounting impact from prior periods, because they do not reflect our actual performance for that period.
  • Other adjustments: we exclude other adjustments that we believe are outside the ordinary course of business because we do not believe these costs reflect our actual performance for the period and/or the ongoing operations of our hotels. Such items may include: lawsuit settlement costs; the write-off of development costs associated with abandoned projects; property-level restructuring, severance and management transition costs; debt resolution costs; lease terminations; property insurance restoration proceeds or uninsured losses; and other nonrecurring identified adjustments.

In addition, to derive Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest we exclude the noncontrolling partner’s pro rata share of the net (income) loss allocated to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront partnership prior to our acquisition of the noncontrolling partner’s interest in June 2022, as well as the noncontrolling partner’s pro rata share of any EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre components. We also exclude the amortization of our right-of-use assets and related lease obligations as these expenses are based on historical cost accounting and do not reflect the actual rent amounts due to the respective lessors or the underlying performance of our hotels. Additionally, we include an adjustment for the cash finance lease expense recorded on the building lease at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile (prior to the hotel’s sale in February 2022). We determined that the building lease was a finance lease, and, therefore, we included a portion of the lease payment each month in interest expense. We adjust EBITDAre for the finance lease in order to more accurately reflect the actual rent due to the hotel’s lessor in the respective period, as well as the operating performance of the hotel. We also exclude the effect of gains and losses on the disposition of undepreciated assets because we believe that including them in Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest is not consistent with reflecting the ongoing performance of our assets.

To derive Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders, we also exclude the noncash interest on our derivatives and finance lease obligation as we believe that these items are not reflective of our ongoing finance costs. Additionally, we exclude the noncontrolling partner’s pro rata share of any FFO adjustments related to our consolidated Hilton San Diego Bayfront partnership components prior to our acquisition of the noncontrolling partner’s interest in June 2022. We also exclude the real estate amortization of our right-of-use assets and related lease obligations, which includes the amortization of both our finance and operating lease intangibles (with the exception of our corporate operating lease), as these expenses are based on historical cost accounting and do not reflect the actual rent amounts due to the respective lessors or the underlying performance of our hotels. In addition, we exclude preferred stock redemption charges, changes to deferred tax assets, liabilities or valuation allowances, and income tax benefits or provisions associated with the application of net operating loss carryforwards, uncertain tax positions or with the sale of assets other than real estate investments.

In presenting hotel Adjusted EBITDAre and hotel Adjusted EBITDAre margins, miscellaneous non-hotel items have been excluded. We believe the calculation of hotel Adjusted EBITDAre results in a more accurate presentation of the hotel Adjusted EBITDAre margins for our hotels, and that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in evaluating our property-level operating performance.

Comparable operating statistics in this release include both prior ownership results and the Company’s ownership results for The Confidante Miami Beach, acquired by the Company in June 2022. We obtained prior ownership information from the previous owner of The Confidante Miami Beach during the due diligence period before acquiring the hotel. We performed a limited review of the information as part of our analysis of the acquisition. We believe providing comparable hotel data is useful to us and to investors in evaluating our operating performance because this measure helps us and investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the fluctuations caused by any acquisitions or dispositions.

Reconciliations of net income to EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest, FFO attributable to common stockholders, Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders, hotel Adjusted EBITDAre and hotel Adjusted EBITDAre margins are set forth in the following pages of this release.

 

For Additional Information:
Aaron Reyes
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
(949) 382-3018

 

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)











March 31,


December 31,



2023


2022



(unaudited)



Assets







Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

96,386


$

101,223

Restricted cash



49,115



55,983

Accounts receivable, net



41,981



42,092

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



20,502



14,668

Total current assets



207,984



213,966








Investment in hotel properties, net



2,836,894



2,840,928

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net



16,100



15,025

Deferred financing costs, net



4,680



5,031

Other assets, net



7,514



7,867








Total assets


$

3,073,172


$

3,082,817








Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity







Current liabilities:







Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$

53,061


$

56,849

Accrued payroll and employee benefits



17,475



22,801

Dividends and distributions payable



14,231



13,995

Other current liabilities



74,125



65,213

Current portion of notes payable, net



222,043



222,030

Total current liabilities



380,935



380,888








Notes payable, less current portion, net



590,308



590,651

Operating lease obligations, less current portion



15,425



14,360

Other liabilities



14,102



11,957

Total liabilities



1,000,770



997,856








Commitments and contingencies














Stockholders’ equity:







Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized:







Series G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 2,650,000 shares issued and outstanding at both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, stated at liquidation preference of $25.00 per share



66,250



66,250

6.125% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 4,600,000 shares issued and outstanding at both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, stated at liquidation preference of $25.00 per share



115,000



115,000

5.70% Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 4,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, stated at liquidation preference of $25.00 per share



100,000



100,000

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 207,410,059 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2023 and 209,320,447 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022



2,074



2,093

Additional paid in capital



2,446,185



2,465,595

Retained earnings



1,056,440



1,035,353

Cumulative dividends and distributions



(1,713,547)



(1,699,330)

Total stockholders’ equity



2,072,402



2,084,961








Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity


$

3,073,172


$

3,082,817

 

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share data)











Quarter Ended March 31,



2023


2022




Revenues







Room


$

152,438


$

108,772

Food and beverage



70,812



39,583

Other operating



20,193



23,960

Total revenues



243,443



172,315

Operating expenses







Room



39,064



30,461

Food and beverage



48,535



32,319

Other operating



5,757



5,436

Advertising and promotion



13,022



10,474

Repairs and maintenance



9,446



9,714

Utilities



7,092



5,705

Franchise costs



3,918



3,004

Property tax, ground lease and insurance



19,233



15,991

Other property-level expenses



31,777



23,910

Corporate overhead



8,468



10,714

Depreciation and amortization



32,342



31,360

Total operating expenses



218,654



179,088

Interest and other income



541



4,380

Interest expense



(13,794)



(5,081)

Gain on sale of assets





22,946

Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt, net



9,909



(213)

Income before income taxes



21,445



15,259

Income tax provision



(358)



(136)

Net income



21,087



15,123

Income from consolidated joint venture attributable to noncontrolling interest





(1,134)

Preferred stock dividends



(3,768)



(3,773)

Income attributable to common stockholders


$

17,319


$

10,216








Basic and diluted per share amounts:







Basic and diluted income attributable to common stockholders per common share


$

0.08


$

0.05








Basic weighted average common shares outstanding



207,035



217,271

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding



207,282



217,271








Distributions declared per common share


$

0.05


$

 

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited and in thousands)


Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest











Quarter Ended March 31,



2023


2022








Net income


$

21,087


$

15,123

Operations held for investment:







Depreciation and amortization



32,342



31,360

Interest expense



13,794



5,081

Income tax provision



358



136

Gain on sale of assets





(22,946)

EBITDAre



67,581



28,754








Operations held for investment:







Amortization of deferred stock compensation



2,427



3,578

Amortization of right-of-use assets and obligations



(52)



(346)

Amortization of contract intangibles, net



(18)



(6)

Finance lease obligation interest – cash ground rent





(117)

(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt, net



(9,909)



213

Hurricane-related insurance restoration proceeds net of losses





(2,893)

Noncontrolling interest





(2,020)

Adjustments to EBITDAre, net



(7,552)



(1,591)








Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest


$

60,029


$

27,163

 

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited and in thousands, except per share data)


Reconciliation of Net Income to FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders and

Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders











Quarter Ended March 31,



2023


2022








Net income


$

21,087


$

15,123

Preferred stock dividends



(3,768)



(3,773)

Operations held for investment:







Real estate depreciation and amortization



32,191



31,027

Gain on sale of assets





(22,946)

Noncontrolling interest





(1,924)

FFO attributable to common stockholders



49,510



17,507








Operations held for investment:







Amortization of deferred stock compensation



2,427



3,578

Real estate amortization of right-of-use assets and obligations



(119)



(286)

Amortization of contract intangibles, net



83



60

Noncash interest on derivatives, net



1,832



(1,842)

(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt, net



(9,909)



213

Hurricane-related insurance restoration proceeds net of losses





(2,893)

Noncontrolling interest





74

Adjustments to FFO attributable to common stockholders, net



(5,686)



(1,096)








Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders


$

43,824


$

16,411








FFO attributable to common stockholders per diluted share


$

0.24


$

0.08








Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders per diluted share


$

0.21


$

0.08








Basic weighted average shares outstanding



207,035



217,271

Shares associated with unvested restricted stock awards



501



305

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding



207,536



217,576

 

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Guidance for Second Quarter 2023

(Unaudited and in thousands, except for per share amounts)


Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDAre











Quarter Ended



June 30, 2023




Low



High








Net income


$

29,300


$

34,800

Depreciation and amortization



32,100



32,100

Interest expense



14,000



13,500

Income tax provision



300



300

Amortization of deferred stock compensation



3,300



3,300

Adjusted EBITDAre


$

79,000


$

84,000

 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted FFO Attributable to Common Stockholders











Quarter Ended



June 30, 2023




Low



High








Net income


$

29,300


$

34,800

Preferred stock dividends



(3,800)



(3,800)

Real estate depreciation and amortization



31,900



31,900

Amortization of deferred stock compensation



3,300



3,300

Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders


$

60,700


$

66,200








Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders per diluted share


$

0.29


$

0.32








Diluted weighted average shares outstanding



207,000



207,000

 

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Hotel Adjusted EBITDAre and Margins

(Unaudited and in thousands)











Quarter Ended March 31,



2023


2022








Comparable Hotel Adjusted EBITDAre Margin (1)



26.9 %



23.6 %















Total revenues


$

243,443


$

172,315

Non-hotel revenues (2)



(18)



(20)

Reimbursements to offset net losses (3)





(1,618)

Total Actual Hotel Revenues



243,425



170,677

Prior ownership hotel revenues (4)





13,705

Sold hotel revenues (5)





(3,234)

Comparable Hotel Revenues


$

243,425


$

181,148















Net income


$

21,087


$

15,123

Non-hotel revenues (2)



(18)



(20)

Reimbursements to offset net losses (3)





(1,618)

Non-hotel operating expenses, net (6)



(350)



(372)

Taxes assessed on commercial rents (7)



182



Property-level hurricane-related restoration expenses (8)





1,476

Corporate overhead



8,468



10,714

Depreciation and amortization



32,342



31,360

Interest and other income



(541)



(4,380)

Interest expense



13,794



5,081

Gain on sale of assets





(22,946)

(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt, net



(9,909)



213

Income tax provision



358



136

Actual Hotel Adjusted EBITDAre



65,413



34,767

Prior ownership hotel Adjusted EBITDAre (4)





5,748

Sold hotel Adjusted EBITDAre (5)





2,172

Comparable Hotel Adjusted EBITDAre


$

65,413


$

42,687

 

*Footnotes on following page

 

(1)

Comparable Hotel Adjusted EBITDAre Margin is calculated as Comparable Hotel Adjusted EBITDAre divided by Comparable Hotel Revenues.



(2)

Non-hotel revenues include the amortization of any favorable or unfavorable contract intangibles recorded in conjunction with the Company’s hotel acquisitions.



(3)

Reimbursement to offset net losses for the first quarter of 2022 includes $1.6 million at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco as stipulated by the hotel’s operating lease agreement.



(4)

Prior ownership hotel revenues and Adjusted EBITDAre for the first quarter of 2022 include results for The Confidante Miami Beach prior to the Company’s acquisition of the hotel in June 2022. The Company obtained prior ownership information from the hotel’s previous owner during the due diligence period before acquiring the hotel. The Company performed a limited review of the information as part of its analysis of the acquisition. The Company determined the amount to include as pro forma depreciation expense based on the hotel’s actual depreciation expense recognized by the Company.



(5)

Sold hotel revenues and Adjusted EBITDAre for the first quarter of 2022 include results for the Embassy Suites Chicago and the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, sold in March 2022, and the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile, sold in February 2022.



(6)

Non-hotel operating expenses, net for the first quarters of 2023 and 2022 include the amortization of hotel real estate-related right-of-use assets and obligations. Non-hotel operating expenses, net for the first quarter of 2023 also includes a prior year property tax credit related to a sold hotel. Non-hotel operating expenses, net for the first quarter of 2022 also includes the amortization of a favorable management agreement contract intangible prior to the hotel’s sale in March 2022, and finance lease obligation interest – cash ground rent prior to the hotel’s sale in February 2022.



(7)

Taxes assessed on commercial rents for the first quarter of 2023 include $0.2 million at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.



(8)

Property-level hurricane-related restoration expenses for the first quarter of 2022 include a total of $1.5 million incurred at the Hilton New Orleans St. Charles and the JW Marriott New Orleans related to Hurricane Ida.

 

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