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Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT") specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results (as compared to Fourth Quarter 2017):

  • Consolidated Net Income Increased 120.1% to $159.2 Million (including a one-time gain)
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Increased 2.3% to $108.7 Million
  • RevPAR increased 0.3% and Total RevPAR declined 0.7%
  • Gross Advanced Bookings of 1.05 million room nights, an increase of 8.8%
  • Closed acquisition of increased ownership in Gaylord Rockies to 61.2% from 35% – now majority owner and managing member – hotel successfully opened in December 
  • Successfully opened indoor portion of SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland in December
  • Declares First Quarter 2019 Dividend of $0.90 Per Share; Intends to Pay $3.60 Per Share Annualized Dividend in 2019, a 5.9% Increase Over Full Year 2018

Full Year 2018 Results (as compared to Full Year 2017):

  • Consolidated Net Income Increased 50.3% to $264.7 Million (including a one-time gain)
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Increased 7.7% to $388.8 Million
  • RevPAR increased 2.9% and Total RevPAR increased 4.0%
  • Gross Advanced Group Bookings of 2.63 million room nights for full year 2018, Surpasses Previous Record

Colin Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties, said, “2018 was a pivotal year for our business. We closed the year with solid fourth quarter results, and our full year 2018 results set new company records for both revenue and Adjusted EBITDA. In addition to this solid consolidated financial performance, we also completed some major initiatives on the development front beginning with the opening of our flagship Ole Red property in downtown Nashville and our expansion at Gaylord Texan. We capped off the year in December by opening the indoor portion of our SoundWaves water experience at Gaylord Opryland at the beginning of December followed by the milestone opening of the fifth Gaylord Hotels property, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, in which we are pleased to be the majority owner through a joint venture. We look forward to reaping the benefits of these projects in the years ahead as we continue to widen our competitive advantage, particularly in the group segment where we continue to see healthy demand.

We closed out 2018 with strong production momentum in the fourth quarter, delivering 8.8% growth in gross room night production for all future periods compared to this same time last year. These production levels amount to the best fourth quarter and full year bookings results we have experienced in the history of the Gaylord Hotels brand.”

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results (As Compared to Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017):

Consolidated Results

($ in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
Total Revenue $360,565     $345,175     4.5%     $1,275,118     $1,184,719     7.6%  
                       
Operating Income $51,526     $36,788     40.1%     $214,269     $185,917     15.2%  
Operating Income Margin 14.3%     10.7%     3.6pt     16.8%     15.7%     1.1pt  
                           
Net Income  $159,194     $72,318     120.1%     $264,670     $176,100     50.3%  
Net Income Margin 44.2%     21.0%     23.2pt     20.8%     14.9%     5.9pt  
Net Income per diluted share  $3.09     $1.41     119.1%     $5.14     $3.43     49.9%  
                           
Adjusted EBITDA  $108,700     $106,283     2.3%     $388,778     $360,839     7.7%  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin  30.1%     30.8%     -0.7pt     30.5%     30.5%     0.0pt  
                       
Funds From Operations (FFO) $59,518     $100,433     -40.7%     $255,022     $288,130     -11.5%  
FFO per diluted share  $1.15     $1.95     -41.0%     $4.95     $5.61     -11.8%  
                       
Adjusted FFO  $84,708     $86,962     -2.6%     $301,804     $285,504     5.7%  
Adjusted FFO per diluted share  $1.64     $1.69     -3.0%     $5.86     $5.56     5.4%  

Note: For the Company’s definitions of Operating Income Margin, Net Income Margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, FFO, and Adjusted FFO, as well as a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted FFO to Net Income, see “Calculation of GAAP Margin Figures,” “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” “Adjusted EBITDA Definition,” “Adjusted EBITDA Margin Definition,” “Adjusted FFO Definition” and “Supplemental Financial Results” below.

During fourth quarter 2018, the Company recognized a gain of $131.4 million related to the acquisition of its increased ownership in the Gaylord Rockies joint venture which is reflected in Net Income, which was the primary driver for the increase in Net Income for the 2018 period. This was partially offset by an income tax benefit of $51.2 million recognized in the fourth quarter 2017, which related primarily to the release of valuation allowances during 2017 of $53.4 million and a benefit related to tax reform of $2.0 million and is reflected in Net Income and FFO. In the fourth quarter of 2018 and 2017, the Company also recognized non-cash impairment charges of $19.2 million and $35.4 million, respectively, which are included in Net Income and FFO. 

Hospitality Segment

($ in thousands, except ADR, RevPAR, and Total RevPAR)                    
                       
  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
                       
Hospitality Revenue  $321,796     $312,543     3.0%     $1,127,903     $1,059,660     6.4%  
                       
Hospitality Operating Income  $71,979     $38,016     89.3%     $244,961     $187,576     30.6%  
Hospitality Operating Income Margin 22.4%     12.2%     10.2pt     21.7%     17.7%     4.0pt  
                           
Hospitality Adjusted EBITDA $103,821     $103,889     -0.1%     $374,766     $346,147     8.3%  
Hospitality Adjusted EBITDA Margin  32.3%     33.2%     -0.9pt     33.2%     32.7%     0.5pt  
                           
Hospitality Performance Metrics                           
Occupancy 75.1%     77.1%     -2.0pt     75.3%     75.5%     -0.2pt  
Average Daily Rate (ADR) $204.88     $199.01     2.9%     $194.64     $188.67     3.2%  
RevPAR $153.88     $153.36     0.3%     $146.50     $142.42     2.9%  
Total RevPAR $406.29     $409.01     -0.7%     $363.66     $349.53     4.0%  
                           
Gross Definite Rooms Nights Booked   1,052,645       967,714     8.8%       2,628,283       2,601,604     1.0%  
Net Definite Rooms Nights Booked   921,385       832,385     10.7%       2,105,972       2,011,906     4.7%  
Group Attrition (as % of contracted block) 13.0%     13.1%     -0.1pt     13.6%     13.6%     0.0pt  
Cancellations ITYFTY (1)   2,600       5,356     -51.5%       31,247       50,828     -38.5%  
                       
(1)  "ITYFTY" represents In The Year For The Year.                       

Note: For the Company’s definitions of Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) and Total Revenue Per Available Room (Total RevPAR), see “Calculation of RevPAR and Total RevPAR” below.  Property-level results and operating metrics for fourth quarter and full year 2018 are presented in greater detail below and under “Supplemental Financial Results—Hospitality Segment Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliations and Operating Metrics,” which includes a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures Hospitality Adjusted EBITDA to Hospitality Operating Income, and property-level Adjusted EBITDA to property-level Operating Income for each of the hotel properties.

Gaylord Opryland

    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
($ in thousands)   2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
                         
Revenue   $107,748     $106,305     1.4%     $365,999     $337,764     8.4%  
Operating Income   $29,482     $31,014     -4.9%     $96,033     $84,095     14.2%  
Operating Income Margin 27.4%     29.2%     -1.8pt     26.2%     24.9%     1.3pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $38,350     $39,974     -4.1%     $131,623     $118,783     10.8%  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin  35.6%     37.6%     -2.0pt     36.0%     35.2%     0.8pt  
                             
Occupancy   82.5%     82.2%     0.3pt     77.2%     75.1%     2.1pt  
Average daily rate (ADR) $198.64     $194.50     2.1%     $191.17     $182.42     4.8%  
RevPAR   $163.89     $159.94     2.5%     $147.52     $137.04     7.6%  
Total RevPAR   $405.53     $400.10     1.4%     $347.21     $320.42     8.4%  

Gaylord Opryland Highlights for Fourth Quarter Include:

  • On December 1st the property successfully opened the indoor portion of SoundWaves, an indoor/outdoor water amenity.  Completion of the outdoor portion of the facility is scheduled for early spring.
  • Total revenue for the quarter increased 1.4% to $107.7 million led by a mix shift toward Corporate room nights, which contributed to higher outside the room spend in group banqueting and catering.
  • Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA were negatively impacted by lower attrition and cancellation fee collection during the quarter, increased wage costs across the property, and higher utility and maintenance costs associated with the new SoundWaves facility.  The lower attrition and cancellation fee collection was driven by a large, one-time group cancellation fee of $1.2 million that was collected in fourth quarter 2017 that did not occur in fourth quarter 2018. 
  • The hotel is undergoing a planned rooms renovation of the Magnolia wing of Gaylord Opryland, which is adjacent to the SoundWaves water experience. The Magnolia rooms renovation began in late fourth quarter 2018 with approximately 1,000 room nights out of service during the quarter and is anticipated to be complete in the fourth quarter 2019. 

Gaylord Palms 

    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
($ in thousands)   2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
                         
Revenue   $53,692     $56,116     -4.3%     $200,763     $195,735     2.6%  
Operating Income   $7,579     $10,356     -26.8%     $37,128     $35,965     3.2%  
Operating Income Margin 14.1%     18.5%     -4.4pt     18.5%     18.4%     0.1pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $13,836     $16,360     -15.4%     $61,584     $60,115     2.4%  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin  25.8%     29.2%     -3.4pt     30.7%     30.7%     0.0pt  
                             
Occupancy   74.1%     79.6%     -5.5pt     77.5%     78.3%     -0.8pt  
Average daily rate (ADR) $206.36     $197.39     4.5%     $192.10     $185.44     3.6%  
RevPAR   $152.84     $157.17     -2.8%     $148.79     $145.12     2.5%  
Total RevPAR   $412.15     $430.75     -4.3%     $388.44     $378.71     2.6%  

Gaylord Palms Highlights for Fourth Quarter Include:

  • Total revenue decreased 4.3% to $53.7 million compared to fourth quarter 2017, driven largely by a 550 basis points decline in occupancy, particularly in the Corporate group segment.
  • The hotel experienced a 5.1% decrease in transient room nights sold compared to fourth quarter 2017, which was a similar trend seen in the broader Orlando market, particularly in December.  The drop in transient room nights negatively impacted holiday special events.
  • Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA were negatively impacted by higher wage costs and lower attrition and cancellation fee collection due to a one-time group cancellation fee of $0.5 million collected in fourth quarter 2017 that did not occur in fourth quarter 2018. 

Gaylord Texan

    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
($ in thousands)   2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
                         
Revenue   $80,624     $70,402     14.5%     $260,418     $230,085     13.2%  
Operating Income   $24,914     $21,484     16.0%     $70,915     $60,406     17.4%  
Operating Income Margin 30.9%     30.5%     0.4pt     27.2%     26.3%     0.9pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $31,474     $26,714     17.8%     $97,183     $81,061     19.9%  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin  39.0%     37.9%     1.1pt     37.3%     35.2%     2.1pt  
                             
Occupancy   73.9%     77.4%     -3.5pt     74.9%     76.2%     -1.3pt  
Average daily rate (ADR) $212.82     $204.54     4.0%     $196.78     $192.09     2.4%  
RevPAR   $157.37     $158.32     -0.6%     $147.35     $146.31     0.7%  
Total RevPAR   $483.10     $506.44     -4.6%     $419.12     $417.19     0.5%  

Gaylord Texan Highlights for Fourth Quarter Include:

  • Total revenue for fourth quarter 2018 increased 14.5% to $80.6 million compared to fourth quarter 2017, driven by a 14.7%, or nearly 16,000, room night increase in fourth quarter 2018 compared to fourth quarter 2017.  Both Corporate and Association room nights sold increased by nearly 20% and accounted for approximately 10,500 additional room nights sold in the fourth quarter 2018 compared to fourth quarter 2017, aided by the recently completed 303-room expansion.
  • Although occupancy declined in fourth quarter 2018 as compared to fourth quarter 2017, the amount of total room nights available was higher in fourth quarter 2018 due to the recently completed expansion. The additional room nights available also decreased RevPAR and Total RevPAR figures.
  • Transient room nights sold increased by over 6,000 room nights in the fourth quarter 2018 compared to fourth quarter 2017, driving record ICE! attendance and contributing to increased spending at hotel food and beverage outlets.

Gaylord National

    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
($ in thousands)   2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
                         
Revenue   $73,553     $72,925     0.9%     $274,299     $268,313     2.2%  
Operating Income    $9,310     ($27,081)     134.4%     $36,499     $89     40910.1%  
Operating Income Margin 12.7%     -37.1%     49.8pt     13.3%     0.0%     13.3pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $18,428     $17,922     2.8%     $76,874     $76,502     0.5%  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin  25.1%     24.6%     0.5pt     28.0%     28.5%     -0.5pt  
                             
Occupancy   68.2%     68.9%     -0.7pt     72.3%     73.5%     -1.2pt  
Average daily rate (ADR) $218.99     $213.34     2.6%     $207.83     $204.50     1.6%  
RevPAR   $149.28     $147.06     1.5%     $150.31     $150.36     0.0%  
Total RevPAR   $400.54     $397.13     0.9%     $376.50     $368.29     2.2%  

Gaylord National Highlights for Fourth Quarter Include:

  • Total revenue for fourth quarter 2018 increased 0.9% to $73.6 million, compared to fourth quarter 2017, driven by a 2.6% increase in ADR and strong holiday programming to close out the year. 
  • 2017 operating income was negatively impacted by a $35.4 million non-cash impairment charge associated with the Gaylord National bonds in fourth quarter. Excluding this non-cash charge, operating income in the year ago period would have been $8.3 million, which would result in a 11.9% increase in operating income in fourth quarter 2018 compared to adjusted operating income for fourth quarter 2017.

Reed continued, “There is certainly a lot to be proud of across our portfolio, and we are particularly pleased with the early response we are seeing to the expansion at Gaylord Texan. We are also very pleased with the early customer feedback we have received on SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland. We look forward to completing that project in April and having the full benefit of this premium offering as we head into the summer season.”

Entertainment Segment

For the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company reported the following:

  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
($ in thousands) 2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
                                 
Revenue $38,769     $32,632     18.8%     $147,215     $125,059     17.7%  
Operating Income -$12,375     $7,888     -256.9%     $1,958     $31,854     -93.9%  
Operating Income Margin -31.9%     24.2%     -56.1pt     1.3%     25.5%     -24.2pt  
Adjusted EBITDA $10,775     $9,679     11.3%     $37,793     $41,209     -8.3%  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin 27.8%     29.7%     -1.9pt     25.7%     33.0%     -7.3pt  

Reed continued, “Overall, we are pleased with the top-line growth we saw in our Entertainment segment for both the fourth quarter and full year 2018. Our profitability and operating income in this segment were impacted by Opry City Stage in New York City, including impairment charges associated with our decision to close the venue in late 2018 as we focus on other growth initiatives, including our Ole Red brand and our core Nashville-based assets. We look forward to growing the Ole Red footprint in 2019 with Ole Red Gatlinburg and again in 2020 with Ole Red Orlando. In Nashville, we continue to invest in both the daytime and nighttime guest experience to enhance our offerings and increase our reach.”

Corporate and Other Segment

For the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company reported the following:

  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
($ in thousands) 2018   2017   % ∆   2018   2017   % ∆
                                 
Operating Loss  ($8,078)     ($9,116)     11.4%     ($32,650)     ($33,513)     2.6%  
Adjusted EBITDA ($5,896)     ($7,285)     19.1%     ($23,781)     ($26,517)     10.3%  
                                   

2019 Guidance

The following business performance outlook for 2019 is based on current information as of February 26, 2019. The Company does not expect to update the guidance provided below before next quarter’s earnings release. However, the Company may update its full business outlook or any portion thereof at any time for any reason.

Starting in 2019, we will use the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted EBITDAre, based on EBITDAre as calculated under NAREIT guidelines.  For definitions and an explanation of how we use Adjusted EBITDAre in our business, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures—Adjusted EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Definition” below. 

($ in millions, except per share figures)     Guidance
    Full Year 2019
    Low     High
         
Same-Store Hospitality RevPAR (1)(2)     1.5 %     3.5 %
Same-Store Hospitality Total RevPAR (1)(2)     2.0 %     4.0 %
         
Net Income   $   120.9     $   128.2  
         
Adjusted EBITDA re        
Hospitality--Same Store (2)   $   390.0     $   400.0  
Gaylord Rockies (3)       77.0         83.0  
Hospitality (3)   $   467.0     $   483.0  
         
Entertainment        45.0         50.0  
Corporate and Other       (28.0 )       (26.0 )
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDAre (3)   $   484.0     $   507.0  
         
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest (4) $   454.8     $   475.5  
         
Net Income available to common shareholders (4)   $   130.0     $   143.2  
         
Funds from Operations (FFO) available to common shareholders (4)   $   305.8     $   323.6  
Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders (4)   $   330.6     $   349.6  
         
Diluted Income per share available to common shareholders (4)   $   2.50     $   2.75  
         
Estimated Diluted Shares Outstanding       52.1         52.1  
  1. Same-Store Hospitality segment guidance for RevPAR and Total RevPAR excludes the Gaylord Rockies.
  2. Hospitality—Same Store segment guidance excludes Gaylord Rockies results and assumes approximately 32,000 room nights out of service in 2019 due to the renovation of rooms at Gaylord Opryland.  The out of service rooms are included in the total available room count for calculating hotel metrics (e.g., RevPAR and Total RevPAR).
  3. Includes fully consolidated results from Gaylord Rockies. Company owns 61.2% and is the managing member of the joint venture that owns Gaylord Rockies.
  4. Excludes ownership of Gaylord Rockies joint venture not controlled or owned by the Company.

Note: For reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest to Net Income and reconciliation of FFO available to common shareholders, and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders guidance to Net Income available to common shareholders and reconciliations of segment Adjusted EBITDAre guidance to segment EBITDAre and Operating Income, see “Reconciliations of Forward-Looking Statements,” below.

Reed concluded, “Our forward book of business is as strong as it has ever been and provides us with the visibility and confidence to make strategic investments across our business. We look forward to having the full benefit in 2019 of our recently-completed capital projects. We entered 2019 with 6.7 million net group room nights on the books for all future years for our hotels, excluding Gaylord Rockies. We remain confident in our ability to capitalize on the strength of the group market with the full anticipated benefit of our capital reinvestments at Gaylord Texan and Gaylord Opryland and our increased ownership in the newly opened Gaylord Rockies hotel. Coupled with our growth plans on the Entertainment side of our business, we believe the future looks promising for our Company.”

Dividend Update

The Company paid its fourth quarter 2018 cash dividend of $0.85 per share of common stock on January 15, 2019 to stockholders of record on December 28, 2018. Including the fourth quarter cash dividend payment, the Company paid a total of $3.40 per share of dividends to its common shareholders for the full year 2018.

Today, the Company declared its first quarter cash dividend of $0.90 per share of common stock, a quarterly increase of $0.05, payable on April 15, 2019 to stockholders of record on March 29, 2019. It is the Company’s current plan to distribute total 2019 annual dividends of approximately $3.60 per share in cash in equal quarterly payments in April, July, and October of 2019 and in January of 2020, which is a 5.9% increase over the full year 2018 dividend of $3.40. Future dividends are subject to the Board’s future determinations as to amount and timing. 

Balance Sheet/Liquidity Update

As of December 31, 2018, the Company had total debt outstanding of $2,441.9 million (net of unamortized deferred financing costs) and unrestricted cash of $103.4 million. Total debt outstanding includes full consolidation of $494.6 million of Gaylord Rockies joint venture debt (net of unamortized deferred financing costs).  As of December 31, 2018, $525.0 million of borrowings were drawn under the revolving credit line of the Company’s credit facility, and the lending banks had issued $2.3 million in letters of credit, which left $172.7 million of availability for borrowing under the credit facility.

Earnings Call Information

Ryman Hospitality Properties will hold a conference call to discuss this release today at 11 a.m. ET. Investors can listen to the conference call over the Internet at www.rymanhp.com. To listen to the live call, please go to the Investor Relations section of the website (Investor Relations/Presentations, Earnings and Webcasts) at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register and download any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call and will be available for at least 30 days.

About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 8,114 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. The Company is a joint venture owner of the 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, which is also managed by Marriott International, Inc. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand. For additional information about Ryman Hospitality Properties, visit www.rymanhp.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements as to the Company’s beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the future performance of our business, estimated capital expenditures, new projects or investments, out-of-service rooms, the expected approach to making dividend payments, the board’s ability to alter the dividend policy at any time and other business or operational issues. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These include the risks and uncertainties associated with economic conditions affecting the hospitality business generally, the geographic concentration of the Company’s hotel properties, business levels at the Company’s hotels, the Company’s ability to remain qualified as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, the Company’s ability to execute its strategic goals as a REIT, the Company’s ability to generate cash flows to support dividends, future board determinations regarding the timing and amount of dividends and changes to the dividend policy, which could be made at any time, the determination of Adjusted FFO and REIT taxable income, and the Company’s ability to borrow funds pursuant to its credit agreement. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and include the risk factors and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements made by it to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Additional Information
This release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. Copies of our reports are available on our website at no expense at www.rymanhp.com and through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (“EDGAR”) at www.sec.gov.

Calculation of RevPAR, Other RevPAR, and Total RevPAR
We calculate revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) for our hotels by dividing room revenue by room nights available to guests for the period. We calculate other revenue per available room (“Other RevPAR”) for our hotels by dividing all non-room revenue (food & beverage and other ancillary services revenue) by room nights available to guests for the period. We calculate total revenue per available room (“Total RevPAR”) for our hotels by dividing the sum of room revenue, food & beverage and other ancillary services revenue by room nights available to guests for the period. Rooms out of service for renovation are included in room nights available.  Same-Store Hospitality RevPAR and Same-Store Hospitality Total RevPAR do not include the Gaylord Rockies.

Calculation of GAAP Margin Figures
We calculate Net Income Margin by dividing GAAP consolidated Net Income by GAAP consolidated Total Revenue. We calculate consolidated, segment or property-level Operating Income Margin by dividing consolidated, segment or property-level GAAP Operating Income by consolidated, segment or property-level GAAP Revenue.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We present the following non-GAAP financial measures we believe are useful to investors as key measures of our operating performance:

Adjusted EBITDA Definition
To calculate Adjusted EBITDA, we first determine Operating Income, which represents Net Income (loss) determined in accordance with GAAP, plus, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented: loss (income) from discontinued operations, net; provision (benefit) for income taxes; other (gains) and losses, net; loss on extinguishment of debt; (income) loss from joint ventures; and interest expense, net. Adjusted EBITDA is then calculated as Operating Income, plus, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented: depreciation and amortization; preopening costs; non-cash ground lease expense; equity-based compensation expense; impairment charges; any transaction costs of completed acquisitions; interest income on bonds; other gains and (losses), net; (gains) losses on warrant settlements; pension settlement charges; pro rata Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated joint ventures, (gains) losses on the disposal of assets, and any other adjustments we have identified in this release. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance because this measure helps investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest expense) and our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) from our operating results. A reconciliation of Net Income to Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of segment and property-level Operating Income to segment and property-level Adjusted EBITDA are set forth below under “Supplemental Financial Results.”

Adjusted EBITDA Margin Definition

We calculate consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin by dividing consolidated Adjusted EBITDA by GAAP consolidated Total Revenue. We calculate segment or property-level Adjusted EBITDA Margin by dividing segment, or property-level Adjusted EBITDA by segment, or property-level GAAP Revenue.  We believe Adjusted EBITDA Margin is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance because this non-GAAP financial measure helps investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by presenting a ratio showing the quantitative relationship between Adjusted EBITDA and GAAP consolidated Total Revenue or segment or property-level GAAP Revenue, as applicable.

Adjusted EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Definition
We calculate EBITDAre, which is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) in its September 2017 white paper 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 or the affiliate, and adjustments to reflect the entity’s share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated affiliates. Adjusted EBITDAre is then calculated as EBITDAre, plus to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented: preopening costs; non-cash ground lease expense; equity-based compensation expense; impairment charges that do not meet the NAREIT definition above; any transaction costs of completed acquisitions; interest income on bonds; pension settlement charges; pro rata Adjusted EBITDAre from unconsolidated joint ventures, and any other adjustments we have identified in this release. We then exclude noncontrolling interests in joint ventures to calculate Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest. We make additional adjustments to EBITDAre when evaluating our performance because we believe that presenting Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest and adjustments for certain additional items provide useful information to investors regarding our operating performance and debt leverage metrics, 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.

Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Margin Definition

We calculate consolidated Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Margin by dividing consolidated Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest by GAAP consolidated Total Revenue. We calculate segment or property-level Adjusted EBITDAre Margin by dividing segment, or property-level Adjusted EBITDAre by segment, or property-level GAAP Revenue.  We believe Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Margin is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance because this non-GAAP financial measure helps investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by presenting a ratio showing the quantitative relationship between Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest and GAAP consolidated Total Revenue or segment or property-level GAAP Revenue, as applicable.

Adjusted FFO Definition
We calculate FFO, which definition is clarified by NAREIT in its December 2018 white paper as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP) excluding depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts), gains and losses from the sale of certain real estate assets, gains and losses from a change in control, impairment write-downs of certain real estate assets and investments in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in the value of depreciated real estate held by the entity, income (loss) from consolidated joint ventures attributable to noncontrolling interest, and pro rata adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures. The clarifications did not change our calculation of FFO and Adjusted FFO for any historical period.  To calculate Adjusted FFO, we then exclude, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented, impairment charges that do not meet the NAREIT definition above; write-offs of deferred financing costs, non-cash ground lease expense, amortization of debt discounts and amortization of deferred financing cost, pension settlement charges, additional pro rata adjustments from joint ventures, (gains) losses on other assets, transaction costs on completed acquisitions, deferred income tax expense (benefit), and (gains) losses on extinguishment of debt and warrant settlements. FFO available to common shareholders and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders (presented for 2019) exclude the ownership portion of Gaylord Rockies joint venture not controlled or owned by the Company.

We believe that the presentation of Adjusted FFO and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders provide useful information to investors regarding the performance of our ongoing operations because it is a measure of our operations without regard to specified non-cash items such as real estate depreciation and amortization, gain or loss on sale of assets and certain other items which we believe are not indicative of the performance of our underlying hotel properties. We believe that these items are more representative of our asset base than our ongoing operations. We also use Adjusted FFO and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders as measures in determining our results after taking into account the impact of our capital structure. A reconciliation of Net Income (loss) to Adjusted FFO and a reconciliation of Net Income (loss) available to common shareholders to Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders are set forth below under “Supplemental Financial Results.”  

We caution investors that amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Margin, and Adjusted FFO may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies calculate these non-GAAP measures in the same manner. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Margin, and Adjusted FFO, and any related per share measures, should not be considered as alternative measures of our Net Income (loss), operating performance, cash flow or liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest, and Adjusted FFO may include funds that may not be available for our discretionary use due to functional requirements to conserve funds for capital expenditures and property acquisitions and other commitments and uncertainties. Although we believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest Margin, and Adjusted FFO can enhance an investor’s understanding of our results of operations, these non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed individually, are not necessarily better indicators of any trend as compared to GAAP measures such as Net Income (loss), Net Income Margin, Operating Income (loss), Operating Income Margin, or cash flow from operations. In addition, you should be aware that adverse economic and market and other conditions may harm our cash flow.  


Investor Relations Contacts: Media Contacts:
Mark Fioravanti, President & Chief Financial Officer Shannon Sullivan, Vice President Corporate and Brand Communications
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
(615) 316-6588 (615) 316-6725
mfioravanti@rymanhp.com ssullivan@rymanhp.com
~or~ ~or~
Todd Siefert, Vice President Corporate Finance & Treasurer Robert Winters
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Alpha IR Group
(615) 316-6344 (929) 266-6315
tsiefert@rymanhp.com robert.winters@alpha-ir.com
   


             
  RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
 Unaudited 
 (In thousands, except per share data) 
             
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,
      2018     2017       2018     2017  
Revenues :          
  Rooms $   121,880   $   117,191     $   454,370   $   431,768  
  Food and beverage     127,355       124,898         519,843       483,945  
  Other hotel revenue     72,561       70,454         153,690       143,947  
  Entertainment     38,769       32,632         147,215       125,059  
    Total revenues     360,565       345,175         1,275,118       1,184,719  
             
Operating expenses:          
  Rooms     29,510       28,674         118,060       112,636  
  Food and beverage     71,229       69,733         282,906       269,824  
  Other hotel expenses     112,564       107,210         339,529       327,283  
  Management fees     8,421       7,439         30,744       23,856  
    Total hotel operating expenses     221,724       213,056         771,239       733,599  
  Entertainment     28,302       22,876         109,249       84,513  
  Corporate     7,652       8,601         30,833       31,387  
  Preopening costs     897       339         4,869       1,926  
  Impairment and other charges     19,243       35,418         23,783       35,418  
  Depreciation and amortization     31,221       28,097         120,876       111,959  
    Total operating expenses     309,039       308,387         1,060,849       998,802  
             
Operating income     51,526       36,788         214,269       185,917  
             
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized     (19,387 )     (16,411 )       (74,961 )     (66,051 )
Interest income     2,272       2,944         10,469       11,818  
Income (loss) from joint ventures     127,232       (1,786 )       125,005       (4,402 )
Other gains and (losses), net     (452 )     (394 )       1,633       (337 )
Income before income taxes     161,191       21,141         276,415       126,945  
             
(Provision) benefit for income taxes     (1,997 )     51,177         (11,745 )     49,155  
Net income $   159,194   $   72,318     $   264,670   $   176,100  
             
Basic net income per share  $   3.10   $   1.41     $   5.16   $   3.44  
Diluted net income per share  $   3.09   $   1.41     $   5.14   $   3.43  
             
Weighted average common shares for the period:          
  Basic     51,334       51,197         51,294       51,147  
  Diluted     51,543       51,446         51,507       51,371  
             


 
  RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
 Unaudited 
 (In thousands) 
           
      Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,
        2018       2017  
           
 ASSETS:       
   Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation  $   3,149,095   $   2,065,657
   Cash and cash equivalents - unrestricted      103,437       57,557
   Cash and cash equivalents - restricted      45,652       21,153
   Notes receivable      122,209       111,423
   Investment in Gaylord Rockies joint venture      -       88,685
   Trade receivables, net      67,923       57,520
   Deferred income taxes, net      40,557       50,117
   Prepaid expenses and other assets      78,240       67,831
   Intangible assets      246,770       4,285
     Total assets  $   3,853,883   $   2,524,228
           
           
 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:       
   Debt and capital lease obligations  $   2,441,895   $   1,591,392
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities      274,890       179,649
   Dividends payable      45,019       42,129
   Deferred management rights proceeds      174,026       177,057
   Other liabilities      161,043       155,845
   Noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture      287,433       -
   Stockholders' equity      469,577       378,156
     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $   3,853,883   $   2,524,228
           


                       
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS
ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION
Unaudited
(in thousands)
                       
  Three Months Ended Dec. 31,   Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31,
    2018       2017       2018       2017  
  $ Margin   $ Margin   $ Margin   $ Margin
Consolidated                      
Revenue $   360,565       $   345,175       $   1,275,118       $   1,184,719    
Net income $   159,194   44.2 %   $   72,318   21.0 %   $   264,670   20.8 %   $   176,100   14.9 %
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     1,997           (51,177 )         11,745           (49,155 )  
Other (gains) and losses, net     452           394           (1,633 )         337    
(Gain) loss from joint ventures     (127,232 )         1,786           (125,005 )         4,402    
Interest expense, net     17,115           13,467           64,492           54,233    
Operating Income     51,526   14.3 %       36,788   10.7 %       214,269   16.8 %       185,917   15.7 %
Depreciation & amortization     31,221           28,097           120,876           111,959    
Preopening costs     897           339           4,869           1,926    
Non-cash ground lease expense     1,378           1,276           5,291           5,180    
Equity-based compensation expense     1,832           1,682           7,656           6,636    
Pension settlement charge     555           516           1,559           1,734    
Impairment charges     19,243           35,418           23,783           35,418    
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds     2,200           2,891           10,128           11,639    
Pro rata adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures     (692 )         (323 )         (2,394 )         (323 )  
Transaction costs on completed acquisitions     993           -            993           -     
Other gains and (losses), net     (452 )         (394 )         1,633           (337 )  
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets     (1 )         (7 )         115           1,090    
Adjusted EBITDA $   108,700   30.1 %   $   106,283   30.8 %   $   388,778   30.5 %   $   360,839   30.5 %
                       
Hospitality segment                      
Revenue $   321,796       $   312,543       $   1,127,903       $   1,059,660    
Operating income $   71,979   22.4 %   $   38,016   12.2 %   $   244,961   21.7 %   $   187,576   17.7 %
Depreciation & amortization     27,400           25,973           108,779           102,759    
Preopening costs     693           80           2,924           308    
Non-cash lease expense     1,248           1,280           4,991           5,119    
Impairment charges     -            35,418           -            35,418    
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds     2,200           2,891           10,128           11,639    
Pro rata adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures     (692 )         -            (692 )         -     
Transaction costs on completed acquisitions     993           -            993           -     
Other gains and (losses), net     -            231           2,682           3,328    
Adjusted EBITDA $   103,821   32.3 %   $   103,889   33.2 %   $   374,766   33.2 %   $   346,147   32.7 %
                       
Entertainment segment                      
Revenue $   38,769       $   32,632       $   147,215       $   125,059    
Operating income (loss) $   (12,375 ) -31.9 %   $   7,888   24.2 %   $   1,958   1.3 %   $   31,854   25.5 %
Depreciation & amortization     3,395           1,609           10,280           7,074    
Preopening costs     204           259           1,945           1,618    
Non-cash lease expense     130           (4 )         300           61    
Equity-based compensation     178           208           1,229           805    
Impairment charges     19,243           -            23,783           -     
Pro rata adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures     -            (323 )         (1,702 )         (323 )  
Other gains and (losses), net     -            42           -            (311 )  
Loss on disposal of assets     -            -            -            431    
Adjusted EBITDA $   10,775   27.8 %   $   9,679   29.7 %   $   37,793   25.7 %   $   41,209   33.0 %
                       
Corporate and Other segment                      
Operating loss $   (8,078 )     $   (9,116 )     $   (32,650 )     $   (33,513 )  
Depreciation & amortization     426           515           1,817           2,126    
Equity-based compensation     1,654           1,474           6,427           5,831    
Pension settlement charge     555           516           1,559           1,734    
Other gains and (losses), net     (452 )         (667 )         (1,049 )         (3,354 )  
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets     (1 )         (7 )         115           659    
Adjusted EBITDA $   (5,896 )     $   (7,285 )     $   (23,781 )     $   (26,517 )  
                       


               
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS
FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS ("FFO") AND ADJUSTED FFO RECONCILIATION
Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)
               
  Three Months Ended Dec. 31,   Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31,
    2018       2017       2018       2017  
Consolidated              
Net income $   159,194     $   72,318     $   264,670     $   176,100  
Depreciation & amortization     31,221         28,097         120,876         111,959  
Pro rata adjustments from joint ventures     (130,897 )       18         (130,524 )       71  
FFO     59,518         100,433         255,022         288,130  
               
Non-cash lease expense     1,378         1,276         5,291         5,180  
Pension settlement charge     555         516         1,559         1,734  
Impairment charges     19,243         35,418         23,783         35,418  
Pro rata adjustments from joint ventures     27         64         (2,702 )       307  
Loss on other assets     -          -          80         1,097  
Write-off of deferred financing costs     -          -          1,956         925  
Amortization of deferred financing costs     1,395         1,392         5,632         5,350  
Transaction costs on completed acquisitions     993         -          993         -   
Deferred tax (benefit) expense     1,599         (52,137 )       10,190         (52,637 )
Adjusted FFO $   84,708     $   86,962     $   301,804     $   285,504  
Capital expenditures (1)     (22,772 )       (18,617 )       (68,792 )       (60,672 )
Adjusted FFO less maintenance capital expenditures $   61,936     $   68,345     $   233,012     $   224,832  
               
               
Basic net income per share  $   3.10     $   1.41     $   5.16     $   3.44  
Fully diluted net income per share  $   3.09     $   1.41     $   5.14     $   3.43  
               
FFO per basic share $   1.16     $   1.96     $   4.97     $   5.63  
Adjusted FFO per basic share $   1.65     $   1.70     $   5.88     $   5.58  
               
FFO per diluted share $   1.15     $   1.95     $   4.95     $   5.61  
Adjusted FFO per diluted share $   1.64     $   1.69     $   5.86     $   5.56  
               
(1) Represents FF&E reserve for managed properties and maintenance capital expenditures for non-managed properties.
     


                       
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS
HOSPITALITY SEGMENT ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATIONS AND OPERATING METRICS
Unaudited
(in thousands)
       
  Three Months Ended Dec. 31,   Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31,
    2018       2017       2018       2017  
  $ Margin   $ Margin   $ Margin   $ Margin
Hospitality segment                      
Revenue $   321,796       $   312,543       $   1,127,903       $   1,059,660    
Operating Income $   71,979   22.4 %   $   38,016   12.2 %   $   244,961   21.7 %   $   187,576   17.7 %
Depreciation & amortization     27,400           25,973           108,779           102,759    
Preopening costs     693           80           2,924           308    
Non-cash lease expense     1,248           1,280           4,991           5,119    
Impairment charges     -            35,418           -            35,418    
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds     2,200           2,891           10,128           11,639    
Pro rata adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures     (692 )         -            (692 )         -     
Transaction costs on completed acquisitions     993           -            993           -     
Other gains and (losses), net     -            231           2,682           3,328    
Adjusted EBITDA $   103,821   32.3 %   $   103,889   33.2 %   $   374,766   33.2 %   $   346,147   32.7 %
                       
Occupancy   75.1 %       77.1 %       75.3 %       75.5 %  
Average daily rate (ADR) $   204.88       $   199.01       $   194.64       $   188.67    
RevPAR $   153.88       $   153.36       $   146.50       $   142.42    
OtherPAR $   252.41       $   255.65       $   217.16       $   207.11    
Total RevPAR $   406.29       $   409.01       $   363.66       $   349.53    
                       
                       
Gaylord Opryland                      
Revenue $   107,748       $   106,305       $   365,999       $   337,764   #DIV/0!
Operating Income $   29,482   27.4 %   $   31,014   29.2 %   $   96,033   26.2 %   $   84,095   24.9 %
Depreciation & amortization     8,215           8,731           34,665           33,966    
Preopening costs     653           -            925           -     
Other gains and (losses), net     -            229           -            722    
Adjusted EBITDA $   38,350   35.6 %   $   39,974   37.6 %   $   131,623   36.0 %   $   118,783   35.2 %
                       
Occupancy   82.5 %       82.2 %       77.2 %       75.1 %  
Average daily rate (ADR) $   198.64       $   194.50       $   191.17       $   182.42    
RevPAR $   163.89       $   159.94       $   147.52       $   137.04    
OtherPAR $   241.64       $   240.16       $   199.69       $   183.38    
Total RevPAR $   405.53       $   400.10       $   347.21       $   320.42    
                       
                       
Gaylord Palms                      
Revenue $   53,692       $   56,116       $   200,763       $   195,735    
Operating Income   $   7,579   14.1 %   $   10,356   18.5 %   $   37,128   18.5 %   $   35,965   18.4 %
Depreciation & amortization     5,009           4,724           19,465           19,031    
Non-cash lease expense     1,248           1,280           4,991           5,119    
Adjusted EBITDA $   13,836   25.8 %   $   16,360   29.2 %   $   61,584   30.7 %   $   60,115   30.7 %
                       
Occupancy   74.1 %       79.6 %       77.5 %       78.3 %  
Average daily rate (ADR) $   206.36       $   197.39       $   192.10       $   185.44    
RevPAR $   152.84       $   157.17       $   148.79       $   145.12    
OtherPAR $   259.31       $   273.58       $   239.65       $   233.59    
Total RevPAR $   412.15       $   430.75       $   388.44       $   378.71    
                       
                       
Gaylord Texan                      
Revenue $   80,624       $   70,402       $   260,418       $   230,085    
Operating Income $   24,914   30.9 %   $   21,484   30.5 %   $   70,915   27.2 %   $   60,406   26.3 %
Depreciation & amortization     6,560           5,150           24,309           20,575    
Preopening costs     -            80           1,959           80    
Adjusted EBITDA $   31,474   39.0 %   $   26,714   37.9 %   $   97,183   37.3 %   $   81,061   35.2 %
                       
Occupancy   73.9 %       77.4 %       74.9 %       76.2 %  
Average daily rate (ADR) $   212.82       $   204.54       $   196.78       $   192.09    
RevPAR $   157.37       $   158.32       $   147.35       $   146.31    
OtherPAR $   325.73       $   348.12       $   271.77       $   270.88    
Total RevPAR $   483.10       $   506.44       $   419.12       $   417.19    
                       
                       
Gaylord National                      
Revenue $   73,553       $   72,925       $   274,299       $   268,313    
Operating Income (Loss) $   9,310   12.7 %   $   (27,081 ) -37.1 %   $   36,499   13.3 %   $   89   0.0 %
Depreciation & amortization     6,918           6,694           27,565           26,524    
Preopening costs     -            -            -            228    
Impairment charges     -            35,418           -            35,418    
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds     2,200           2,891           10,128           11,639    
Other gains and (losses), net     -            -            2,682           2,604    
Adjusted EBITDA $   18,428   25.1 %   $   17,922   24.6 %   $   76,874   28.0 %   $   76,502   28.5 %
                       
Occupancy   68.2 %       68.9 %       72.3 %       73.5 %  
Average daily rate (ADR) $   218.99       $   213.34       $   207.83       $   204.50    
RevPAR $   149.28       $   147.06       $   150.31       $   150.36    
OtherPAR $   251.26       $   250.07       $   226.19       $   217.93    
Total RevPAR $   400.54       $   397.13       $   376.50       $   368.29    
                       
                       
The AC Hotel at National Harbor                      
Revenue $   2,383       $   2,739       $   10,761       $   11,805    
Operating Income $   148   6.2 %   $   443   16.2 %   $   1,489   13.8 %   $   2,759   23.4 %
Depreciation & amortization     329           323           1,312           1,292    
Adjusted EBITDA $   477   20.0 %   $   766   28.0 %   $   2,801   26.0 %   $   4,051   34.3 %
                       
Occupancy   59.8 %       61.6 %       66.6 %       71.4 %  
Average daily rate (ADR) $   186.57       $   206.81       $   198.03       $   202.55    
RevPAR $   111.48       $   127.49       $   131.96       $   144.58    
OtherPAR $   23.46       $   27.56       $   21.60       $   23.87    
Total RevPAR $   134.94       $   155.05       $   153.56       $   168.45    
                       
                       
The Inn at Opryland (1)                      
Revenue $   3,796       $   4,056       $   15,663       $   15,958    
Operating Income $   546   14.4 %   $   1,800   44.4 %   $   2,897   18.5 %   $   4,262   26.7 %
Depreciation & amortization     369           351           1,463           1,371    
Preopening costs     40           -            40           -     
Pro rata adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures     (692 )         -            (692 )         -     
Transaction costs on completed acquisitions     993           -            993           -     
Other gains and (losses), net     -            2           -            2    
Adjusted EBITDA $   1,256   33.1 %   $   2,153   53.1 %   $   4,701   30.0 %   $   5,635   35.3 %
                       
Occupancy   71.9 %       77.4 %       74.0 %       78.2 %  
Average daily rate (ADR) $   139.70       $   136.88       $   142.72       $   138.17    
RevPAR $   100.50       $   105.93       $   105.56       $   108.03    
OtherPAR $   39.29       $   39.59       $   36.97       $   36.25    
Total RevPAR $   139.79       $   145.52       $   142.53       $   144.28    
                       
(1) Includes other hospitality revenue and expense 
                       

 

 
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Statements
Unaudited
(in thousands)
           
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization for Real Estate ("Adjusted EBITDA re ")  and Adjusted Funds From Operations ("AFFO") reconciliation:
           
      GUIDANCE RANGE
      FOR FULL YEAR 2019
      Low     High
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.        
  Net Income   $     120,900     $     128,200  
  Provision (benefit) for income taxes       15,000         17,100  
  Interest expense       112,000         118,000  
  Depreciation and amortization       210,800         216,400  
  EBITDA re       458,700         479,700  
  Preopening expense       1,200         1,800  
  Non-cash lease expense       4,800         5,000  
  Equity based compensation       7,600         8,500  
  Pension settlement charge, Other       1,500         1,500  
  Interest income on bonds       10,200         10,500  
  Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA re   $     484,000     $     507,000  
  Adjusted EBITDAre of noncontrolling interest       (29,183 )       (31,457 )
  Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA re , excluding noncontrolling interest   $     454,817     $     475,543  
           
Same Store Hospitality Segment          
  Operating Income   $     264,600     $     272,000  
  Depreciation and amortization       108,000         110,000  
  Non-cash lease expense       4,800         5,000  
  Preopening expense       -         -  
  Other gains and (losses), net       2,600         2,800  
  Interest income on bonds       10,000         10,200  
  Adjusted EBITDA re   $     390,000     $     400,000  
           
Gaylord Rockies        
  Operating Loss   $     (12,700 )   $     (8,800 )
  Depreciation and amortization       89,500         91,500  
  Interest income on bonds       200         300  
  Adjusted EBITDA re   $     77,000     $     83,000  
           
Entertainment Segment        
  Operating Income   $     32,000     $     35,200  
  Depreciation and amortization       11,000         12,000  
  Preopening expense       1,200         1,800  
  Equity based compensation       800         1,000  
  Adjusted EBITDA re   $     45,000     $     50,000  
           
Corporate and Other Segment        
  Operating Loss   $     (37,100 )   $     (35,400 )
  Depreciation and amortization       2,300         2,900  
  Equity based compensation       6,800         7,500  
  Pension settlement charge, Other       1,500         1,500  
  Other gains and (losses), net       (1,500 )       (2,500 )
  Adjusted EBITDA re   $     (28,000 )   $     (26,000 )
           
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.        
  Net income available to common shareholders   $     130,000     $     143,200  
  Depreciation & amortization       210,800         216,400  
  Noncontrolling interest FFO adjustments       (35,000 )       (36,000 )
  Funds from Operations (FFO) available to common shareholders       305,800         323,600  
  Non-cash lease expense       4,800         5,000  
  Amortization of DFC       5,700         6,200  
  Deferred tax expense (benefit)       12,800         13,300  
  Pension settlement charge       1,500         1,500  
  Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders   $     330,600     $     349,600  
           

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