August 17, 2017

China Lodging Group, Limited Reports Second Quarter of 2017 Results

  • A total of 3,541 hotels or 359,530 hotel rooms in operation as of June 30, 2017.
  • Net revenues increased 20.1% year-over-year to RMB1,989.2 million (US$293.4 million) 1 for the second quarter of 2017, above the previously-announced guidance without the acquisition of Crystal Orange
  • EBITDA (non-GAAP) increased 26.5% year-over-year to RMB703.1 million (US$103.7 million) for the second quarter of 2017, or 47.8% excluding investment gain.
  • Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited increased 23.5% year-over-year to RMB389.6 million (US$57.5 million) for the second quarter of 2017, or 67.8% excluding investment gain.
  • Basic earnings per ADS2 were RMB5.58 (US$0.82) and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB5.41 (US$0.80) for the second quarter of 2017. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB5.81 (US$0.86) and adjusted diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB5.63 (US$0.83) for the second quarter of 2017.
  • The Company expects the Q3 2017 net revenues growth of 30% to 34% (or 13% to 16% excluding the impact of Crystal Orange) year-over-year ; and revises up the full year 2017 net revenues growth to 23% to 26% (or 12% to 15% excluding the impact of Crystal Orange, from 10% to 13%)

SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 17, 2017 (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, 2017.

Second Quarter of 2017 Operational Highlights

  • During the second quarter of 2017, China Lodging Group opened 272 hotels, including 72 leased ("leased-and-operated") hotels and 200 manachised ("franchised-and-managed") hotels and franchised hotels. These newly-opened hotels included 140 hotels (69 leased and 71 manachised and franchised hotels) from Crystal Orange Hotel Holdings Limited ("Crystal Orange")3. The Company closed 6 leased hotels and 61 manachised and franchised hotels during the quarter.

    The Company closed a total of 89 hotels during the first half of 2017, mainly due to:
    a)  As part of the Company's strategic focus to upgrade the products and services qualities, the Company removed 31 of the manachised and franchised hotels from the Company's network for incompliances with the brand and operating standards. These hotels mainly related to HanTing, Elan and Starway brand. By removing hotels with lower qualities, the Company is able to provide products with better qualities and consistent customer experiences, which will help enhance both the brands and profitability.
    b)  We also closed 28 hotels due to property related issues including rezoning and returning of military-owned properties and expiry of leases.
    c)  30 hotels located mainly in selected 3rd or lower tier cities were closed due to operating losses. These loss making hotels were primarily under HanTing, Elan and Hi Inn brands with average RevPAR lower than RMB90 and therefore, the financial impact to the Company's financial is not significant.

  • As of June 30, 2017, the Company had 686 leased and owned hotels, 2,654 manachised hotels, and 201 franchised hotels in operation in 369 cities. The number of hotel rooms in operation totaled 359,530, an increase of 14.2% from a year ago. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had a total number of 612 hotels contracted or under construction, including 30 leased hotels and 582 manachised and franchised hotels.

  • The ADR, which is defined as the average daily rate for all hotels in operation, was RMB199 in the second quarter of 2017, compared with RMB184 in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB182 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase of 7.9% was due to both an increase in ADR of the mature hotels, as well as an increase in the proportion of midscale and upscale hotels with higher ADR in the Company's brand mix. The sequential increase resulted mainly from seasonality.

  • The occupancy rate for all hotels in operation was 90.1% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 85.2% in the second quarter of 2016 and 83.9% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase of 4.9-percentage points due to improved performance across all brands as driven by strong travel demand and increasing popularity of the Company's brands. The sequential increase resulted mainly from seasonality.

  • RevPAR, defined as revenue per available room for all hotels in operation, was RMB179 in the second quarter of 2017, compared with RMB157 in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB152 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase of 14.0% was attributable to both higher ADR and occupancy. The sequential increase resulted mainly from seasonality.

  • For all hotels which had been in operation for at least 18 months, the same-hotel RevPAR was RMB175 for the second quarter of 2017, representing an 8.3% increase from RMB162 for the second quarter of 2016, with a 3.0% increase in ADR and a 4.5-percentage-point increase in occupancy rate. The midscale and upscale hotels registered a 9.9% same-hotel RevPAR improvement, driven by a 6.1% increase in ADR and a 3.1-percentage-point increase in occupancy rate. The economy hotels also registered a 7.7% same-hotel RevPAR improvement, driven by a 2.2% increase in ADR and a 4.8-percentage-point increase in occupancy rate.

  • As of June 30, 2017, the Company's loyalty program had approximately 88 million members, who contributed approximately 76% of room nights sold during the second quarter of 2017. In the second quarter of 2017, approximately 87% of room nights were sold through the Company's own channels. The strong leisure travel demands as well as the expansion of our newly launched midscale brands attract increasing bookings from third party channels.

"Thanks to the better-than-expected hotel performance, our various efforts to improve the quality of our economic hotels, and midscale and upscale expansion strategy, we have once again achieved a historically high year-over-year growth in our same hotel RevPAR. "We are confident that the consumption upgrade in China will continue to feed into the growing demand for mid-and up- scale hotels. Midscale and upscale hotel rooms contribute 24% and 57% of our hotels in operation and in pipeline, respectively. We are well positioned to capture growth opportunity in consumption upgrade, and look forward to creating more value for our shareholders." said Ms. Jenny Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of China Lodging Group.

"As of May 25, 2017, we closed the acquisition of Crystal Orange, which further strengthens our leading position in the midscale hotel segment and also enriches our talent pool. The integration process on the reservation platform and operations have been progressing as planned.  Mr. Wu Hai, the founder and CEO of Crystal Orange added to his responsibilities the role of Executive Vice President of High-End Product Innovation in Huazhu. He will be responsible for the brand strategy and promotion, product design and development for our high-end brands," Ms. Zhang added.

Second Quarter of 2017 Financial Results

(RMB in thousands)Q2 2016 Q1 2017Q2 2017
Revenues:   
Leased and owned hotels1,329,736 1,223,476 1,543,117
Manachised and franchised hotels351,831 361,362 435,552
Others8,994 8,268 10,512
Total revenues1,690,561 1,593,106 1,989,181
Less: business tax and related taxes(33,642)--
Net revenues1,656,919 1,593,1061,989,181
Net revenues from leased and owned hotels 1,303,274 1,223,476 1,543,117
Net revenues from manachised and franchised hotels344,830 361,362435,552
Others 8,815 8,268 10,512
Note: Value-added tax ("VAT") has been implemented for hospitality industry to replace business tax in China, effective May 1, 2016. For comparison purpose, the business tax and related taxes in Q2 2016 are reallocated to reflect net revenues for each business.

Net revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB1,989.2 million (US$293.4 million), representing a 20.1% year-over-year increase and a 24.9% sequential increase. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the Company's hotel network expansion, improved blended RevPAR and the acquisition of Crystal Orange. Since the acquisition completion date May 25 until June 30, 2017, the net revenues consolidated from Crystal Orange were RMB119.1 million, contributing 7.2 percentage points to the year-over-year net revenues growth.

Net revenues from leased and owned hotels for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB1,543.1 million (US$227.6 million), representing an 18.4% year-over-year increase and a 26.1% sequential increase.

Net revenues from manachised and franchised hotels for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB435.6 million (US$64.2 million), representing a 26.3% year-over-year increase and a 20.5% sequential increase. Net revenues from manachised and franchised hotels accounted for 21.9% of the Company's net revenues in the second quarter of 2017, up from 20.8% 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 outside customers, totaling RMB10.5 million (US$1.6 million) in the second quarter of 2017.


(RMB in thousands)
Q2 2016 Q1 2017 Q2 2017
Operating costs and expenses:     
Hotel operating costs 1,217,412 1,198,962  1,348,270
Other operating costs 3,029 1,933  3,739
Selling and marketing expenses 36,064 34,268  45,262
General and administrative expenses 118,868 165,343  135,689
Pre-opening expenses 13,371 24,112  43,134
Total operating costs and expenses 1,388,744 1,424,618  1,576,094

Hotel operating costs for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB1,348.3 million (US$198.9 million), compared to RMB1,217.4 million in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB1,199.0 million in the previous quarter, representing a 10.7% year-over-year increase and a 12.5% sequential increase. Total hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB1,343.8 million (US$198.2 million), representing 67.6% of net revenues, compared to 73.3% for the second quarter in 2016 and 75.0% for the previous quarter. The year-over-year and  decrease in the percentage was mainly attributable to the improved blended RevPAR and increased portion of manachised-and-franchised revenue. The sequential decrease was mainly due to seasonality.

Selling and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB45.3 million (US$6.7 million), compared to RMB36.1 million in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB34.3 million in the previous quarter. Selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB44.9 million (US$6.6 million), or 2.3% of net revenues, compared to 2.2% for the second quarter of 2016 and for the previous quarter.  

General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB135.7 million (US$20.0 million), compared to RMB118.9 million in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB165.3 million in the previous quarter. General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB124.5 million (US$18.4 million), representing 6.2% of net revenues, compared with 6.4% of net revenues in the second quarter of 2016 and 9.7% in the previous quarter. The sequential decrease was mainly due to one-off Crystal Orange acquisition transaction costs amounting to RMB45.2 million in the previous quarter.

Pre-opening expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were RMB43.1 million (US$6.4 million), representing a 222.6% year-over-year increase and a 78.9% sequential increase. The year-over-year and sequential increases in percentage were mainly due to more midscale or upscale leased hotels were under construction in the second quarter of 2017.

Income from operations for the second quarter of 2017 was RMB442.7 million (US$65.3 million), compared to RMB263.4 million in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB167.3 million in the previous quarter. The operating margin, defined as income from operations as percentage of net revenues, for the second quarter of 2017 was 22.3%, compared with 15.9% in the second quarter of 2016 and 10.5% in the previous quarter. The improved year-over-year operating margin was mainly attributable to the improved blended RevPAR.

Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited for the second quarter of 2017 was RMB389.6 million (US$57.5 million), as 19.6% of net revenues, compared to RMB315.5 million, as 19.0% of net revenues in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB148.1 million, as 9.3% of net revenues in the previous quarter. This demonstrated a 23.5% year-over-year increase and a 163.1% sequential increase. The year-over-year and sequential increases were mainly attributable to the Company's expanded hotel network, the improved blended RevPAR, and the acquisition of Crystal Orange. The net income in the second quarter of 2017 included an investment gain of RMB37.8 million, compared to RMB105.8 million during the same period in 2016. Excluding the investment gains, the increase would have been higher at 67.8% year-over-year.

Basic and diluted earnings per share/ADS. For the second quarter of 2017, basic earnings per share were RMB1.40 (US$0.21) and diluted earnings per share were RMB1.35 (US$0.20); basic earnings per ADS were RMB5.58 (US$0.82) and diluted earnings per ADS were RMB5.41 (US$0.80). For the second quarter of 2017, excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB1.45 (US$0.21) and adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB1.41 (US$0.21); adjusted basic earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB5.81 (US$0.86) and adjusted diluted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB5.63 (US$0.83).

EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2017 was RMB703.1 million (US$103.7 million), as 35.3% of net revenues, compared with RMB556.0 million, as 33.6% of net revenues in the second quarter of 2016 and RMB357.7 million, as 22.5% of net revenues in the previous quarter. This demonstrated a 26.5% year-over-year increase and a 96.6% sequential increase. Excluding the investment gains, the increase would have been higher at 47.8% year-over-year.

Cash flow. Operating cash inflow for the second quarter of 2017 was RMB806.0 million (US$118.9 million). Investing cash outflow for the second quarter of 2017 was RMB3,728.4 million (US$550.0 million).

Cash and cash equivalents and Restricted cash. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had a total balance of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of RMB3,447.9 million (US$508.6 million).

Debt financing. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had a total loan balance of RMB3,820.8 million (US$563.6 million), including a syndicated loan of US$500 million for the acquisition of Crystal Orange, which was drawn down in May 2017.

Guidance 
For the third quarter of 2017, the Company expects net revenues to grow 30% to 34% year-over-year. For the full year of 2017, the Company raises its net revenues growth range to 23% to 26%, given the consolidation of Crystal Orange and better-than-expected performance. Excluding the impact of the Crystal Orange acquisition, the net revenues is expected to grow 13%-16% and 12%-15% for the third quarter and the full year of 2017, respectively, up from the previous guidance of 10%-13% for the full year of 2017.

Considering the interest expense and amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition, the financial impact from Crystal Orange is expected to be negligible in 2017, and will start to contribute to the bottom line in 2018.

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 7 a.m. ET, Thursday, August 17, 2017 (or 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 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 5760 9181.  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 24, 2017. 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 5760 9181.

The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties at the Company's website, 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 and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted income from operations 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; and adjusted EBITDA 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. 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 (including land use rights), 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. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had 3,541 hotels or 359,530 rooms in operation in 369 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, CitiGo Hotel, VUE Hotel, Crystal Orange Hotel, Orange Hotel Select, Orange Hotel and Manxin Hotel. 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 and owned, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease and ownership model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased or owned 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. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. As of June 30, 2017, China Lodging Group operates 24 percent of its hotel rooms under lease and ownership 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.

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1 The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") into United States dollars ("US$") is based on the exchange rate of US$1.00=RMB6.7793 on June 30, 2017 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.

3 As of June 30, 2017, the Company is still in the process of evaluating the purchase price allocation for Crystal Orange. Hence, the financial results for the second quarter of 2017 is based on the preliminary numbers and are subject to change upon finalization.

—Financial Tables and Operational Data Follow—

China Lodging Group, Limited
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
 December 31, 2016June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBUS$
 (in thousands)
  
ASSETS   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents3,235,007 2,980,375 439,629 
Restricted cash500 467,500 68,960 
Accounts receivable, net141,649 163,737 24,152 
Loan receivables22,410 65,885 9,719 
Amounts due from related parties98,453 124,301 18,335 
Prepaid rent446,127 502,447 74,115 
Inventories21,606 33,239 4,903 
Other current assets208,929 240,112 35,418 
Total current assets4,174,681 4,577,596 675,231 
    
Property and equipment, net3,710,468 4,462,948 658,320 
Intangible assets, net342,694 1,806,383 266,456 
Land use rights145,521 142,826 21,068 
Long-term investments1,064,321 1,282,714 189,210 
Goodwill171,504 2,136,710 315,181 
Loan receivables7,269 6,856 1,011 
Other assets200,492 345,655 50,988 
Deferred tax assets176,414 241,795 35,667 
Total assets9,993,364 15,003,483 2,213,132 
       
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   
Current liabilities:   
Short-term debt298,291 162,586 23,983 
Long-term debt, current portion- 135 20 
Accounts payable584,731 600,330 88,553 
Amounts due to related parties11,058 9,606 1,417 
Salary and welfare payables274,259 246,335 36,336 
Deferred revenue749,793 799,238 117,894 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities895,837 1,065,785 157,212 
Income tax payable152,112 195,137 28,784 
Total current liabilities2,966,081 3,079,152 454,199 
    
Long-term debt- 3,658,041 539,590 
Deferred rent1,023,843 1,242,292 183,248 
Deferred revenue166,963 167,241 24,669 
Other long-term liabilities323,991 350,273 51,668 
Deferred tax liabilities96,329 458,760 67,671 
Total liabilities4,577,207 8,955,759 1,321,045 
      
Equity:   
Ordinary shares204 204 30 
Treasury shares(107,331)(107,331)(15,832)
Additional paid-in capital3,699,056 3,753,504 553,671 
Retained earnings1,812,174 2,349,896 346,628 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(4,503)32,743 4,830 
Total China Lodging Group, Limited shareholders' equity5,399,600 6,029,016 889,327 
Noncontrolling interest16,557 18,708 2,760 
Total equity5,416,157 6,047,724 892,087 
Total liabilities and equity9,993,364 15,003,483 2,213,132 


China Lodging Group, Limited
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
 
 Quarter Ended
 June 30, 2016March 31, 2017June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBRMBUS$
 (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data)
Revenues:    
Leased and owned hotels1,329,736  1,223,476  1,543,117  227,622 
Manachised and franchised hotels351,831  361,362  435,552  64,247 
Others8,994  8,268  10,512  1,551 
Total revenues1,690,561  1,593,106  1,989,181  293,420 
Less: business tax and related taxes(33,642) -  -  - 
Net revenues1,656,919  1,593,106  1,989,181  293,420 
Operating costs and expenses:             
Hotel operating costs:    
Rents(473,549) (463,138) (502,353) (74,101)
Utilities(66,730) (101,850) (69,942) (10,317)
Personnel costs(275,206) (280,316) (329,025) (48,534)
Depreciation and amortization(170,688) (169,567) (185,419) (27,351)
Consumables, food and beverage(129,792) (108,602) (137,139) (20,229)
Others(101,447) (75,489) (124,392) (18,349)
Total hotel operating costs(1,217,412) (1,198,962) (1,348,270) (198,881)
Other operating costs(3,029) (1,933) (3,739) (551)
Selling and marketing expenses(36,064) (34,268) (45,262) (6,676)
General and administrative expenses(118,868) (165,343) (135,689) (20,015)
Pre-opening expenses(13,371) (24,112) (43,134) (6,363)
Total operating costs and expenses(1,388,744) (1,424,618) (1,576,094) (232,486)
Other operating income (expense), net(4,787) (1,145) 29,619  4,369 
Income from operations263,388  167,343  442,706  65,303 
Interest income15,472  18,332  21,792  3,214 
Interest expense(3,541) (2,358) (15,870) (2,341)
Other income, net109,724  27,049  74,312  10,962 
Foreign exchange gain (loss)5,926  (5,378) (4,577) (675)
Income before income taxes390,969  204,988  518,363  76,463 
Income tax expense(77,457) (52,343) (130,183) (19,203)
Loss from equity method investments(3,146) (4,654) (978) (144)
Net income310,366  147,991  387,202  57,116 
Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest5,134  92  2,437  359 
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited315,500  148,083  389,639  57,475 
              
Other comprehensive income    
Unrealized securities holding gains (losses), net of tax4,064  8,736  (13,511) (1,993)
Reclassification of gains realized to net income, net of tax(55,018) (3,737) (1,545) (228)
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax(6,003) 1,113  46,190  6,813 
Comprehensive income253,409  154,103  418,336  61,708 
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest5,134  92  2,437  359 
Comprehensive income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited258,543  154,195  420,773  62,067 
              
     
Earnings per share:    
Basic1.14  0.53  1.40  0.21 
Diluted1.11  0.52  1.35  0.20 
     
Earnings per ADS:    
Basic4.56  2.13  5.58  0.82 
Diluted4.44  2.06  5.41  0.80 
     
Weighted average number of shares used in computation:  
Basic276,496  278,472  279,101  279,101 
Diluted284,009  287,313  288,316  288,316 
     


China Lodging Group, Limited
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 Quarter Ended
 June 30, 2016March 31, 2017June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBRMBUS$
 (in thousands)
Operating activities:    
Net income310,366  147,991  387,202  57,116 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Share-based compensation16,232  15,799  16,021  2,363 
Depreciation and amortization174,952  173,204  189,210  27,910 
Deferred taxes(3,789) 2,955  (916) (135)
Bad debt expenses97  413  601  89 
Deferred rent22,088  14,837  48,485  7,152 
Loss from disposal of property and equipment6,841  4,291  11,388  1,680 
Impairment loss33,222  -  44,439  6,555 
Loss from equity method investments3,146  4,654  978  144 
Investment gain(105,849) (27,016) (37,773) (5,572)
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation(510) (7,525) (8,200) (1,210)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable(20,809) 6,174  (4,904) (723)
Prepaid rent33,528  (34,897) 3,770  556 
Inventories1,590  (1,748) (4,697) (693)
Amounts due from related parties(3,954) 2,835  (3,553) (524)
Other current assets(11,874) (7,134) 4,362  643 
Other assets410  (21,002) (14,403) (2,125)
Accounts payable23,867  (39,822) 1,432  211 
Amounts due to related parties3,180  (700) (752) (111)
Salary and welfare payables44,827  (104,752) 57,289  8,451 
Deferred revenue54,638  (19,232) (14,048) (2,072)
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities32,597  107,023  35,123  5,181 
Income tax payable34,660  (46,442) 83,089  12,256 
Other long-term liabilities10,648  8,583  11,886  1,753 
Net cash provided by operating activities660,104  178,489  806,029  118,895 
              
Investing activities:    
Purchases of property and equipment(105,747) (185,116) (156,840) (23,135)
Purchases of intangibles(1,049) (826) (247) (36)
Acquisitions, net of cash received132,348  (765,023) (2,980,236) (439,608)
Proceeds from disposal of subsidiary and branch, net of cash disposed(20,667) -  -  - 
Purchase of long-term investments(52,422) (78,609) (216,917) (31,997)
Proceeds from maturity/sale of long-term investments5,009  38,613  87,593  12,921 
Payment for shareholder loan to joint venture(3,442) (75,980) (775) (114)
Collection of shareholder loan from joint venture-  -  48,500  7,154 
Purchase of short-term investments(25,400) -  -  - 
Proceeds from maturity/sale of short-term investments451,616  -  -  - 
Payment for the origination of loan receivables-  (3,400) (47,000) (6,933)
Proceeds from collection of loan receivables-  5,812  4,526  668 
Increase in restricted cash-  -  (467,000) (68,886)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities380,246  (1,064,529) (3,728,396) (549,966)
              
Financing activities:    
Net proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares upon exercise of options990  2,190  4,428  653 
Proceeds from short-term debt 1,000  135,488  19,986 
Repayment of short-term debt-  (1,000) (266,764) (39,350)
Proceeds from long-term debt-  -  3,633,174  535,922 
Funds advanced from noncontrolling interest holders-  22,739  13,950  2,058 
Repayment of funds advanced from noncontrolling interest holders(100) -  (1,677) (247)
Acquisition of noncontrolling interest-  (3,750) -  - 
Contribution from noncontrolling interest holders245  310  6,631  978 
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest holders(240) (650) (1,680) (248)
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation510  7,525  8,200  1,210 
Net cash provided by financing activities1,405  28,364  3,531,750  520,962 
              
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents9,837  (1,839) (4,500) (666)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents1,051,592  (859,515) 604,883  89,225 
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period1,414,760  3,235,007  2,375,492  350,404 
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period2,466,352  2,375,492  2,980,375  439,629 


China Lodging Group, Limited
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results
 Quarter Ended June 30, 2017
 GAAP Result% of Net
Revenues
Share-based
Compensation
% of Net
Revenues
Non-GAAP
Result
% of Net
Revenues
 RMB RMB RMB 
 (in thousands)
Hotel operating costs1,348,27067.8%4,5020.2%1,343,76867.6%
Other operating costs3,7390.2%-0.0%3,7390.2%
Selling and marketing expenses45,2622.3%3710.0%44,8912.3%
General and administrative expenses135,6896.8%11,1480.6%124,5416.2%
Pre-opening expenses43,1342.2%-0.0%43,1342.2%
Total operating costs and expenses1,576,09479.3%16,0210.8%1,560,07378.5%
Income from operations442,70622.3%16,0210.8%458,72723.1%
       
 Quarter Ended June 30, 2017
 GAAP Result% of Net
Revenues
Share-based
Compensation
% of Net
Revenues
Non-GAAP
Result
% of Net
Revenues
 US$ US$ US$ 
 (in thousands)
Hotel operating costs198,88167.8%6640.2%198,21767.6%
Other operating costs5510.2%-0.0%5510.2%
Selling and marketing expenses6,6762.3%550.0%6,6212.3%
General and administrative expenses20,0156.8%1,6440.6%18,3716.2%
Pre-opening expenses6,3632.2%-0.0%6,3632.2%
Total operating costs and expenses232,48679.3%2,3630.8%230,12378.5%
Income from operations65,30322.3%2,3630.8%67,66623.1%
          
 Quarter Ended March 31, 2017
 GAAP Result% of Net
Revenues
Share-based
Compensation
% of Net
Revenues
Non-GAAP
Result
% of Net
Revenues
 RMB RMB RMB 
 (in thousands)
Hotel operating costs1,198,96275.3%4,6720.3%1,194,29075.0%
Other operating costs1,9330.1%-0.0%1,9330.1%
Selling and marketing expenses34,2682.2%2870.0%33,9812.2%
General and administrative expenses165,34310.4%10,8400.7%154,5039.7%
Pre-opening expenses24,1121.5%-0.0%24,1121.5%
Total operating costs and expenses1,424,61889.5%15,7991.0%1,408,81988.5%
Income from operations167,34310.5%15,7991.0%183,14211.5%
          
 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 costs1,217,41273.5%3,2540.2%1,214,15873.3%
Other operating costs3,0290.2%-0.0%3,0290.2%
Selling and marketing expenses36,0642.2%2830.0%35,7812.2%
General and administrative expenses118,8687.2%12,6950.8%106,1736.4%
Pre-opening expenses13,3710.8%-0.0%13,3710.8%
Total operating costs and expenses1,388,74483.9%16,2321.0%1,372,51282.9%
Income from operations263,38815.9%16,2321.0%279,62016.9%


China Lodging Group, Limited
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results
 Quarter Ended
 June 30, 2016March 31, 2017June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBRMBUS$
 (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data)
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP)315,500 148,083 389,639 57,475 
Share-based compensation expenses16,232 15,799 16,021 2,363 
Adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP)331,732 163,882 405,660 59,838 
         
Earnings per share (GAAP)        
  Basic1.14 0.53  1.40  0.21 
  Diluted1.11 0.52  1.35  0.20 
     
Earnings per ADS (GAAP)    
  Basic4.56 2.13  5.58  0.82 
  Diluted4.44 2.06  5.41  0.80 
     
Adjusted earnings per share (non-GAAP)
  Basic1.20 0.59  1.45  0.21 
  Diluted1.17 0.57  1.41  0.21 
     
Adjusted earnings per ADS (non-GAAP)
  Basic4.80 2.35  5.81  0.86 
  Diluted4.67 2.28  5.63  0.83 
     
Weighted average number of shares used in computation
  Basic276,496 278,472  279,101 279,101 
  Diluted284,009 287,313  288,316 288,316 
     
 Quarter Ended
 June 30, 2016March 31, 2017June 30, 2017
 RMBRMBRMBUS$
 (in thousands)
Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP)315,500 148,083 389,639 57,475 
Interest income(15,472)(18,332) (21,792) (3,214)
Interest expense3,541 2,358  15,870  2,341 
Income tax expense77,457 52,343 130,183  19,203 
Depreciation and amortization174,952 173,204  189,210  27,910 
EBITDA (non-GAAP)555,978 357,656   703,110    103,715  
Share-based Compensation16,232 15,799  16,021  2,363 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)572,210 373,455 719,131   106,078  

 

 

 China Lodging Group, Limited  
Operational Data     
 As of  
 June 30, March 31, June 30, 
 2016 2017 2017  
Total hotels in operation:  3,114   3,336   3,541  
  Leased and owned hotels627   620   686  
  Manachised hotels  2,306   2,535   2,654  
  Franchised hotels  181   181   201  
Total hotel rooms in operation  314,811   335,900   359,530  
  Leased and owned hotels77,123   78,012   86,232  
  Manachised hotels220,456   241,251   253,469  
  Franchised hotels  17,232   16,637   19,829  
Number of cities  357   369 369  
     
     
     
     
 For the quarter ended 
 June 30, March 31, June 30,  
 2016 2017 2017  
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)    
  Leased and owned hotels86.7%85.0%90.8% 
  Manachised hotels85.5%84.6%90.8% 
  Franchised hotels70.6%65.6%74.4% 
  Blended85.2%83.9%90.1% 
Average daily room rate (in RMB)    
  Leased and owned hotels210 204 232  
  Manachised hotels175 174 188  
  Franchised hotels181 180 203  
  Blended184 182 199  
RevPAR (in RMB)    
  Leased and owned hotels182 174 211  
  Manachised hotels150 147 171  
  Franchised hotels128 118 151  
  Blended157 152 179  
     
     
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,   
 2016 2017   
Total   2,513   2,513   
  Leased hotels  577   577   
  Manachised and franchised hotels  1,936   1,936   
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)88.1%92.6%  
Average daily room rate (in RMB)183 189   
RevPAR (in RMB)162 175   


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
change
June 30,yoy
change
June 30,yoy
change
 
 2016201720162017201620172016 2017  
Economy hotels  2,250  2,250  148  1607.7%  168  1722.2%88%93%4.8% 
  Leased hotels  498  498  156  1708.5%  180  1842.7%87%92%4.9% 
  Manachised and franchised hotels  1,752  1,752  146  1567.5%  164  1672.1%89%94%4.7% 
Midscale and upscale hotels  263  263  247  2729.9%  288  3066.1%86%89%3.1% 
  Leased hotels  79  79  304  3329.0%  333  3577.3%91%93%1.4% 
  Manachised and franchised hotels  184  184  207  23010.9%  253  2675.4%82%86%4.2% 
Total  2,513  2,513  162  1758.3%  183  1893.0%88%93%4.5% 
             


Hotel breakdown by segment
 
 Number of hotels in operation
 Net added As of  
 in Q2 2017June 30, 2017 
Economy hotels41 2,893
HanTing Hotel10 2,213
Leased hotels(5)473
Manachised hotels13 1,736
Franchised hotels2 4
Hi Inn8 395
Leased hotels(1)35
Manachised hotels8 314
Franchised hotels1 46
Elan Hotel7 195
Manachised hotels11 162
Franchised hotels(4)33
ibis Hotel6 80
Leased hotels1 15
Manachised hotels6 18
Franchised hotels(1)47
Orange Hotel10 10
Leased hotels8 8
Manachised hotels1 1
Franchised hotels1 1
Midscale and upscale hotels164 648
JI Hotel23 327
Leased hotels1 85
Manachised hotels22 239
Franchised hotels- 3
Starway Hotel7 148
Leased hotels- 2
Manachised hotels11 112
Franchised hotels(4)34
Joya Hotel- 6
Leased hotels- 3
Manachised hotels- 3
Manxin Hotels & Resorts1 4
Leased hotels1 1
Manachised hotels- 2
Franchised hotels- 1
ibis Styles Hotel- 10
Manachised hotels- 6
Franchised hotels4
Mercure Hotel2 18
Leased hotels- 2
Manachised hotels2 15
Franchised hotels- 1
Novotel Hotel- 2
Manachised hotels- 1
Franchised hotels- 1
Grand Mercure1 3
Leased hotels- 1
Franchised hotels1 2
Orange Select90 90
Leased hotels42 42
Manachised hotels32 32
Franchised hotels16 16
Crystal Orange40 40
Leased hotels19 19
Manachised hotels13 13
Franchised hotels8 8
Total205 3,541
   
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