Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (“Hilton” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HLT) today reported its second quarter 2019 results. Highlights include:
Diluted EPS was $0.89 for the second quarter, a 25 percent increase from the same period in 2018, and diluted EPS, adjusted for special items, was $1.06, a 23 percent increase from the same period in 2018
Net income for the second quarter was $261 million, a 20 percent increase from the same period in 2018, exceeding the high end of guidance.
Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $618 million, an 11 percent increase from the same period in 2018, exceeding the high end of guidance.
System-wide comparable RevPAR increased 1.4 percent on a currency neutral basis for the second quarter from the same period in 2018.
Approved 28,100 new rooms for development during the second quarter, growing Hilton’s development pipeline to approximately 373,000 rooms as of June 30, 2019.
Opened 17,100 rooms in the second quarter, contributing to 15,700 net additional rooms, on track to deliver approximately 6.5 percent net unit growth for the full year.
Repurchased 4.2 million shares of Hilton common stock during the second quarter, bringing total capital return, including dividends, to approximately $426 million for the quarter and $766 million year to date through June.
Issued $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2030 and repaid $500 million on the Term Loans, bringing the outstanding balance down to $2.6 billion.
Refinanced and extended the senior secured credit facilities, upsizing the Revolving Credit Facility to $1.75 billion and lengthening Hilton’s weighted average maturity to over seven years.
Full year system-wide comparable RevPAR is expected to increase between 1.0 percent and 2.0 percent on a currency neutral basis; full year net income is projected to be between $887 million and $909 million; full year Adjusted EBITDA is projected to be between $2,280 million and $2,310 million.
Full year 2019 capital return is projected to be between $1.5 billion and $1.8 billion.