Second Quarter 2014

  • Like-for like ("L/L") RevPAR was up by 2.7%.
  • Revenue decreased marginally to MEUR 247.1 (248.9).
  • On a L/L basis Revenue decreased by 0.9%.
  • EBITDA amounted to MEUR 30.8 (34.9), and EBITDA margin decreased to 12.5% (14.0).
  • Profit after tax amounted to MEUR 14.1 (17.4).
  • Basic and diluted Earnings per Share were EUR 0.09 (0.12).
  • 2,194 new rooms were contracted, 795 new rooms opened and 415 rooms left the system.
  • Through a successful rights issue, proceeds of MEUR 59.7 were received.

Half year 2014

  • L/L RevPAR was up by 3.7%.
  • Revenue increased marginally to MEUR 458.5 (456.0).
  • On a L/L basis Revenue increased by 1.2%.
  • EBITDA amounted to MEUR 30.1 (32.1), and the EBITDA margin decreased to 6.6% (7.0).
  • Profit after tax amounted to MEUR 3.8 (6.2).
  • Basic and diluted Earnings per Share were EUR 0.03 (0.04).
  • Cash flow from operating activities amounted to MEUR 0.8 (6.6).
  • 3,200 new rooms were contracted and 2,009 new rooms opened.
MEUR Q2 2014 Q2 2013 H1 2014 H1 2013
Revenue 247.1 248.9 458.5 456.0
EBITDAR 93.0 97.0 154.7 155.6
EBITDA 30.8 34.9 30.1 32.1
EBIT 21.4 26.2 12.9 16.2
Profit for the period 14.1 17.4 3.8 6.2
EBITDAR margin, % 37.6% 39.0% 33.7% 34.1%
EBITDA margin, % 12.5% 14.0% 6.6% 7.0%
EBIT margin, % 8.7% 10.5% 2.8% 3.6%

Comments from the CEO

Growth in underlying RevPAR supported by gain in market share; continued focus on delivering on Route 2015 targets

"We see a rate driven, modest recovery in several EMEA markets despite overall macroeconomic uncertainties. During the quarter, Western Europe and the Nordics posted a good RevPAR performance, with the exception of Norway which showed a more pronounced impact of the Easter timing. Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa continued to show a positive trend. The exceptions included Russia and Ukraine, which suffered from the regional political turmoil.  

Our Route 2015 turnaround plan has continued to deliver positive results. The quarter posted good underlying results, albeit those were somewhat diluted by the strengthening of the Euro, the Easter timing and some specific events, like the closure of one leased hotel for renovation and the exit of the casino operations in Copenhagen. We continued to gain market share during this period and we completed a successful rights issue which generated MEUR 60 in additional cash. Those funds will be strategically deployed to execute our long-term plans and increase shareholder value.

During the quarter, we added 2,200 rooms to the pipeline and opened 800 rooms. All the new rooms were under fee based contracts, which support our asset-light strategy.

The visibility for the next quarter and the rest of the year is still low. We maintain cautious optimism, and remain strongly focussed on revenue generation, tight cost control, asset management and profitable growth."

Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO

Presentation of the Q2 Results

On July 23, 2014 at 10:00 (Central European Time) a combined telephone conference and live webcast (in English) concerning the report will be presented by the President & CEO, Wolfgang M. Neumann and Deputy President & CFO, Knut Kleiven.

To follow the webcast, please visit www.investor.rezidor.com

To access the telephone conference, please dial:

Sweden:       +46(0)8 5065 3937
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Confirmation code: 3116852

For a replay of the conference call please visit www.investor.rezidor.com.

Financial Calendar

Q3 2014 results: October 24, 2014
Q4 2014 results: February 17, 2015
Q1 2015 results: April 24, 2015

This quarterly report comprises information which Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ) is required to disclose under the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. It was released for publication at 07:30 Central European Time on July 23, 2014.

For Further Information, Contact

Knut Kleiven
Deputy President & CFO
Tel: +32 2 702 9244
Fax: +32 2 702 9330
knut.kleiven@carlsonrezidor.com

The Rezidor Hotel Group Corporate Office
Avenue du Bourget 44
B-1130 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 702 9200
Fax: +32 2 702 9300

Website: www.rezidor.com

About the Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group currently features a portfolio of 433 hotels with ca 96,000 rooms in operation and under development in 69 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson.

Rezidor is a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

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