DENVER, March 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation (the “Company”) (NYSE: RLH), a growing hospitality company doing business as RLH Corporation that franchises upscale, midscale and economy hotels, today reported full year and fourth quarter 2018 results.

 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Despite the reduction of $14.5 million in EBITDA from the sale of nine company owned hotels in 2018, the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA for 2018 was down less than $10 million, from $25.7 million in 2017 to $15.8 million in 2018.
     
  • Net income for 2018 was $2.0 million or $0.08 per diluted share compared to net income of $0.6 million or $0.02 per diluted share in the prior year period. Net loss for the quarter was $7.3 million or ($0.30) per share compared to net income of $1.5 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the prior year period.
     
  • Royalty fees increased 27% in the year to $22.3 million and 36% in the quarter to $5.7 million reflecting the Company’s organic growth and the benefit of the Knights Inn acquisition.
  • Achieved 23% unit growth expanding franchised hotel network to 1,327 hotels with nearly 86,000 rooms.
  • Executed a total of 167 franchise agreements for the year and 58 franchise agreements in the fourth quarter.
  • Internalized and streamlined the management of the Company’s website, redlion.com, reducing our ongoing website management costs by $1.8 million annualized.
  • Enhanced Hello Rewards program to include other features such as Hello Bucks and Hello Rates.
  • Acquired Knights Inn for $27 million. The acquisition added more than 350 select service segment hotels across North America.
  • Sold nine hotels which generated gross proceeds of more than $116 million.
  • Subsequent to quarter end, launched its wholly-owned subsidiary RLabs, a lodging technology innovator that will leverage the Company’s ground breaking RevPak platform, creating additional asset light revenue streams.

Greg Mount, RLH Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “2018 was a strategic shift for us as we completed the execution of our strategy of becoming an asset light franchise and branding company. We achieved our objectives in 2018 by selling nine hotels while continuing to grow our franchise revenues by over 20%, and increasing our high margin franchise EBITDA. As high margin franchise business replaces the $14.5 million in EBITDA from our JV assets we are confident in our ability to continue grow our asset light revenue streams as demonstrated by our 27% growth in royalty fees and our 23% unit growth during 2018. In 2019, we are focused on the growth of our upscale and midscale franchise agreement portfolios through organic development and through complementary acquisitions to help accelerate growth and scale the RLH platform. Additionally, we will continue to look for opportunities such as Canvas to further grow our revenue vertically while holding our corporate overhead. Our teams are focused on execution and excited to have the bulk of the asset sales behind us.”

Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results 

The Company reported a net loss of $7.3 million or ($0.30) per share in the fourth quarter as compared to net income of $1.5 million or $0.06 per diluted share in the prior year period. The year-over-year change in operating results was primarily due to the elimination of profits from nine company-owned hotels sold during 2018, $3.5 million in non-cash impairment charges and a $3.8 million benefit realized in the prior year associated with the Tax Cut & Jobs Act of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, which is adjusted for non-cash and certain one-time items, was $2.3 million for the fourth quarter as compared to $3.6 million in prior year period.  The change in Adjusted EBITDA primarily reflects the lost EBITDA contribution from the sold hotels, partially offset by growth of the franchise business.

Royalty fees increased 36% to $5.7 million primarily due to the contribution from the Knights Inn acquisition and organic growth.

Marketing, reservations and reimbursables revenue, which are fees from franchised properties associated with the Company’s brands and shared services, increased 6.1% to $6.1 million due to new and acquired franchise agreements.

Other franchise fees, which are primarily charges for services provided to franchised properties for services such as revenue management, brand conference, and quality assurance inspections grew 21% to $3.1 million due to the organic and external growth achieved over the last 12 months.

Selling, general, and administrative expenses which include franchise sales, operations and corporate costs decreased by 3.9% to $8.5 million due to our focus on reductions in corporate overhead and efficiencies of the franchise business.

The Company executed 58 franchise agreements in the fourth quarter comprised of 6 upscale and midscale hotels and 52 select service hotels. 

Full Year 2018 Financial Results

Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 was $2.0 million or $0.08 per diluted share compared to net income of $0.6 million or $0.02 per diluted share in the prior year period.
             
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, which adjusts for non-cash and certain one-time items, was $15.8 million for 2018 compared to $25.7 million for 2017.  The change in adjusted EBITDA reflects the lost EBITDA contribution from the sold hotels, offset by the growth of the franchise business. The nine hotels sold during 2018 contributed $14.5 million in EBITDA during 2017.

Royalty fees increased 27% to $22.3 million primarily due organic growth and the contribution of the Knights Inn acquisition, which added $3.6 million of incremental royalty fees in 2018.
             
Marketing, reservations and reimbursables revenue fell modestly by 1% to $25.9 million. This was primarily the result of a strategic decision to restructure and enhance the competitiveness of our upscale brand marketing fees.

Selling, general, and administrative expenses increased by 8.0% to $32.1 million. The year over year change primarily reflects incremental costs for severance, the closing of the Florida office, and share based compensation during 2018.

Marketing, reservations and reimbursables expenses rose 5.7% to $26.9 million driven by an increase in transaction and reservation counts, primarily due to more hotels in the system.

The Company executed 167 franchise agreements in 2018, signing 37 upscale and midscale and 130 select service hotels. It also expanded its geographic footprint and scale through the acquisition of the Knights Inn brand which was completed in May 2018.

BALANCE SHEET AND LIQUIDITY

RLH Corporation finished the fourth quarter with cash and restricted cash of $20 million and debt of $44 million comprised of mortgage loans of $25 million, a term loan for $9 million loan and a $10 million revolving line of credit.

During 2018, the Company’s indebtedness declined by approximately 60% with the retirement of mortgages associated with the sold hotels. As of December 31, 2018, the Company had a net debt to trailing 12 months EBITDA ratio of 1.5 times.

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On January 14, 2019, the Company appointed Julie Shiflett as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Ms. Shiflett has a long history with the Company having been its Chief Financial Officer from September 2011 to October 2014 and a financial consultant to the Company since December 2014.

On March 5, 2019, the Company introduced RLabs, Inc., a travel technology subsidiary of RLH Corporation. RLabs will focus on new revenue verticals and on developing unique technology and system offerings for the hospitality industry including software, robotics, and artificial intelligence. RLabs’ first product, targeted at independent hotel owners, is Canvas Integrated Systems, a cloud-based hospitality management suite featuring a collection of seamlessly-integrated tools designed to drive revenue, secure more revenue opportunities, automate channel management, and reduce costs and friction for independent hotel owners.  RLabs will also be able to offer third party management companies the capability to bring brand-level resources, pricing and technology under a white label to independent hotels around the world.

2019 EXPECTATIONS

The Company is providing expectations for 2019 that do not contemplate incremental sales of the owned hotels. However, the Company expects that sales of the remaining hotels will reduce the Company’s profitability in 2019. As sales are closed, the Company will disclose the material terms of each transaction in 8K filings including the historical Adjusted EBITDA relating to the hotels sold. In addition, the Company will provide updated guidance to account for the sales of the hotels at the time it reports quarterly results.

  • The Company expects to execute between 160 and 200 franchise license agreements in 2019.
  • Corporate Selling, General and Administrative expenses are expected to be $29.5 million to $31.5 million, including stock compensation expense.
  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations is expected to be between $20.5 million and $22.5 million in 2019.

Conference Call Information

RLH Corporation will conduct a conference call on Friday, March 8th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the results for interested investors, analyst and portfolio managers. Hosting the call will be RLH Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer Greg Mount and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Julie Shiflett.

To participate in the conference call, please dial the following number 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time: (877) 407-8289. International callers should dial (201) 689-8341.

This conference call will also be webcast live on www.rlhco.com in the Investor Relations section of the website. To listen to the live call, please go to the RLH Corporation website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and to download and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available at approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 8 through March 22, 2019 at (877) 660-6853 or (International) (201) 612-7415, using access code 13687348. The replay will also be available shortly after the call on the RLH Corporation website.

About RLH Corporation

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is an innovative hotel company doing business as RLH Corporation and focusing on the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels. The Company strives to maximize return on invested capital for hotel owners across North America through relevant brands, industry-leading technology and forward-thinking services. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.rlhco.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities law, including statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, projections of future events or performance and underlying assumptions (many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions). The forward-looking statements in this press release are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, economic cycles; international conflicts; changes in future demand and supply for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with franchisees and properties; impact of government regulations; ability to obtain financing; changes in energy, healthcare, insurance and other operating expenses; ability to sell non-core assets; ability to locate lessees for rental property; dependency upon the ability and experience of executive officers and ability to retain or replace such officers as well as other matters discussed in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and in other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

To learn more about franchising with RLH Corporation, visit franchise.rlhco.com. We don’t wait for the future. We create it.

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Investor Relations Contact:

Evelyn Infurna
Investor Relations
203-682-8265
investorrelations@rlhco.com 

Media Contact:

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RED LION HOTELS CORPORATION
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except footnotes and per share data)
        
 Three Months Ended Years Ended
 December 31, December 31,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
Revenue:       
Royalty$5,734  $4,202  $22,309  $17,558 
Marketing, reservations and reimbursables6,074  5,726  25,948  26,179 
Other franchise3,125  2,586  5,537  4,822 
Company operated hotels13,263  25,839  82,021  123,100 
Other2  139  34  267 
Total revenues28,198  38,492  135,849  171,926 
Operating expenses:       
Marketing, reservations and reimbursables6,651  5,096  26,877  25,435 
Company operated hotels12,390  22,202  67,314  95,731 
Selling, general, administrative and other expenses8,532  8,874  32,122  29,753 
Depreciation and amortization4,289  5,082  17,003  18,824 
Asset impairment3,482    10,582   
Gain on asset dispositions, net73  (115) (42,021) (449)
Acquisition and integration costs23  283  2,219  1,529 
Total operating expenses35,440  41,422  114,096  170,823 
        
Operating income (loss)(7,242) (2,930) 21,753  1,103 
        
Other income (expense):       
Interest expense(843) (2,138) (6,209) (8,252)
Loss on early retirement of debt    (794)  
Other income (loss), net51  256  265  818 
Total other income (expense)(792) (1,882) (6,738) (7,434)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes(8,034) (4,812) 15,015  (6,331)
Income tax expense (benefit)168  (4,966) (71) (4,662)
Net income (loss) from continuing operations(8,202) 154  15,086  (1,669)
Discontinued operations:       
Income from discontinued business unit, net of income tax expense (benefit) of $0, $12, $0 and $221  23    425 
Loss on sale of business unit, net of income tax expense of $1,127  (244)   (244)
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations  (221)   181 
Net income (loss)(8,202) (67) 15,086  (1,488)
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest950  1,562  (13,129) 2,069 
Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to RLH Corporation$(7,252) $1,495  $1,957  $581 



RED LION HOTELS CORPORATION
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) - Continued
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except footnotes and per share data)
        
 Three Months Ended Years Ended
 December 31, December 31,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
Earnings (loss) per share - basic       
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to RLH Corporation$(0.30) $0.07  $0.08  $0.01 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations  (0.01)   0.01 
Net income (loss) attributable to RLH Corporation$(0.30) $0.06  $0.08  $0.02 
        
Earnings (loss) per share - diluted       
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to RLH Corporation$(0.30) $0.07  $0.08  $0.01 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations  (0.01)   0.01 
Net income (loss) attributable to RLH Corporation$(0.30) $0.06  $0.08  $0.02 
        
Weighted average shares - basic24,564  24,045  24,392  23,669 
Weighted average shares - diluted24,564  24,856  25,477  24,253 
        
Non-GAAP Financial Measures: (1)       
EBITDA from continuing operations$(2,902) $2,408  $38,227  $20,745 
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations$2,308  $3,608  $15,766  $25,683 
(1) The definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and how those measures relate to net income (loss) are discussed further in this release under Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.



RED LION HOTELS CORPORATION
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)
  December 31,
  2018 2017
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $17,034  $32,429 
Restricted cash 2,755  12,429 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,345 and $1,436, respectively 18,575  13,143 
Accounts receivable from related parties   1,520 
Notes receivable, net 2,103  1,098 
Other current assets 6,218  5,305 
Assets held for sale   34,359 
  Total current assets 46,685  100,283 
Property and equipment, net 115,522  165,302 
Goodwill 18,595  9,404 
Intangible assets, net 60,910  50,749 
Other assets, net 8,075  1,976 
  Total assets $249,787  $327,714 
LIABILITIES    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $5,322  $4,100 
Accrued payroll and related benefits 5,402  7,457 
Other accrued liabilities 4,960  4,094 
Long-term debt, due within one year 25,056  62,914 
Contingent consideration for acquisition due to related party, due within one year   9,289 
  Total current liabilities 40,740  87,854 
Long-term debt, due after one year, net of debt issuance costs 9,114  48,483 
Line of credit, due after one year 10,000   
Deferred income and other long-term liabilities 2,245  1,554 
Deferred income taxes 772  2,219 
  Total liabilities 62,871  140,110 
Commitments and contingencies    
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
RLH Corporation stockholders' equity:    
Preferred stock - 5,000,000 shares authorized; $0.01 par value; no shares issued or outstanding    
Common stock - 50,000,000 shares authorized; $0.01 par value; 24,570,158 and 23,651,212 shares issued and outstanding 246  237 
Additional paid-in capital, common stock 182,018  178,028 
Accumulated deficit (16,512) (18,042)
  Total RLH Corporation stockholders' equity 165,752  160,223 
Noncontrolling interest 21,164  27,381 
  Total stockholders’ equity 186,916  187,604 
  Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $249,787  $327,714 



RED LION HOTELS CORPORATION
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
(In thousands)
  Years Ended December 31,
  2018 2017
Operating activities:    
Net income (loss) $15,086  $(1,488)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 17,003  18,888 
Amortization of debt issuance costs 942  1,187 
Amortization of key money and contract costs 748   
Amortization of contract liabilities (753)  
Gain on asset dispositions, net (42,021) (449)
Loss on early retirement of debt 794   
Asset impairment 10,582   
Loss on sale of entertainment business   244 
Deferred income taxes (1,302) (3,497)
Stock based compensation expense 3,955  3,309 
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,014  528 
Fair value adjustments to contingent consideration 581  1,670 
Change in current assets and liabilities, net of business acquired:    
  Accounts receivable (3,644) (4,130)
  Notes receivable (19) (88)
  Other current assets (6,907) (1,229)
  Accounts payable 1,249  (2,543)
  Other accrued liabilities (822) 2,114 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (3,514) 14,516 
Investing activities:    
Capital expenditures (8,615) (9,779)
Acquisition of Knights Inn (27,249)  
Net payments related to the sale of entertainment business   (6,679)
Net proceeds from disposition of property and equipment 113,748  28 
Collection of notes receivable related to property sales 62  694 
Advances on notes receivable (1,048) (409)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 76,898  (16,145)
Financing activities:    
Borrowings on long-term debt 30,000  3,297 
Repayment of long-term debt (107,999) (1,373)
Proceeds from line of credit borrowing 10,000   
Debt issuance costs (1,282) (41)
Buyout of joint venture interest (304)  
Distributions to noncontrolling interest (21,457) (3,057)
Contingent consideration paid for Vantage Hospitality acquisition (7,000)  
Stock-based compensation awards canceled to settle employee tax withholding (647) (361)
Stock option and stock purchase plan issuances, net and other 236  413 
Net cash used in financing activities (98,453) (1,122)
Change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:    
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (25,069) (2,751)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year 44,858  47,609 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of year $19,789  $44,858 


A summary of our properties as of December 31, 2018, including the approximate number of available rooms, is provided below:

RED LION HOTELS CORPORATION
Additional Hotel Statistics
(unaudited)
             
  Upscale Service Brand Select Service Brand Total
  Hotels Total
Available
Rooms
 Hotels Total
Available
Rooms
 Hotels Total
Available
Rooms
Beginning quantity, January 1, 2018 104  14,400  978  55,100  1,082  69,500 
Newly opened / acquired properties 30  5,000  395  24,200  425  29,200 
Change in brand (2) (100) 2  100     
Terminated properties(1) (20) (3,400) (160) (9,600) (180) (13,000)
Ending quantity, December 31, 2018 112  15,900  1,215  69,800  1,327  85,700 

(1) Terminated properties include locations at which we ended our franchise relationship because the hotels did not meet RLH Corporation's hotel standards. We continue to focus on maintaining a set of standards at all of our locations.


A summary of our executed agreements for the year ended December 31, 2018 is provided below:

RED LION HOTELS CORPORATION
Additional Hotel Statistics
(unaudited)
       
  Upscale
Service
Brand
 Select
Service
Brand
 Total
Executed franchise license agreements, year ended December 31, 2018:      
New locations 25  47  72 
New contracts for existing locations 3  83  86 
Change from company operated to franchised 9    9 
Total executed franchise license and management agreements, year ended December 31, 2018 37  130  167 



RED LION HOTELS CORPORATION
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(unaudited)
(In thousands)
EBITDA is defined as net income (loss), before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.  The Company believes it is a useful financial performance measure due to the significance of the long-lived assets and level of indebtedness.
Adjusted EBITDA is an additional measure of financial performance.  The Company believes that the inclusion or exclusion of certain special items, such as gains and losses on asset dispositions and impairments, is necessary to provide the most accurate measure of core operating results and as a means to evaluate comparative results.
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are commonly used measures of performance in the industry. RLH Corporation utilizes these measures because management finds them a useful tool to calculate more meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results and as a means to evaluate the results of core, ongoing operations. The Company believes they are a complement to reported operating results.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to represent net income (loss) defined by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), and such information should not be considered as an alternative to reported information or any other measure of performance prescribed by GAAP. In addition, other companies in the industry may calculate EBITDA and, in particular, Adjusted EBITDA differently than the Company does or may not calculate them at all, limiting the usefulness of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as comparative measures.
The following is a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) for the periods presented:
         
  Three Months Ended December 31, Years Ended December 31,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
Net income (loss)$(8,202) $(67) $15,086  $(1,488)
 Depreciation and amortization4,289  5,082  17,003  18,824 
 Interest expense843  2,138  6,209  8,252 
 Income tax expense (benefit)168  (4,966) (71) (4,662)
 Net income from discontinued operations (1)  221    (181)
 EBITDA from continuing operations(2,902) 2,408  38,227  20,745 
 Stock-based compensation (2)1,059  917  3,955  3,309 
 Asset impairment (3)3,482    10,582   
 Acquisition and integration costs (4)23  283  2,219  1,529 
 Employee separation and transition costs (5)534    1,509  100 
 Loss on early retirement of debt (6)    794   
 Gain on asset dispositions (7)112    (41,520)  
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations2,308  3,608  15,766  25,683 
 Net income from discontinued operations (1)  (221)   181 
 Depreciation and amortization of discontinued operations      64 
 Interest expense from discontinued operations       
 Gain on sale of business unit  (883)   (883)
 Income tax expense from discontinued operations  1,139    1,348 
 Adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations  35    710 
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing & discontinued operations2,308  3,643  15,766  26,393 
 Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests109  (753) (1,806) (6,863)
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to RLH Corporation$2,417  $2,890  $13,960  $19,530 
(1)  On October 3, 2017, the Company completed the sale of its entertainment segment. Based on this sale, the results of operations of the entertainment segment are reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented.
(2)  Represents total stock-based compensation for each period. All are included within Selling, general, administrative and other expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
(3)  During the third quarter of 2018 we recognized an impairment on our Baltimore hotel asset. During the fourth quarter of 2018 we recognized an impairment on our Guesthouse brand name. All are included within Asset impairment on the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
(4)  Acquisition and integration costs for 2018 are associated with the Knights Inn and Vantage acquisitions. Acquisition and integration costs for 2017 and 2016 are associated with the Vantage acquisition. Acquisition and integration costs include periodic changes in the fair value and probability of contingent consideration arising from our 2016 Vantage acquisition.
(5)  The costs recognized in 2018 relate to employee separation, primarily for severance agreements with our Chief Operating Officer, and President of Global Development in May 2018 and our Chief Marketing Officer in December 2018. The costs recognized in 2017 consisted of legal and consulting services associated with the CFO transition. The costs recognized in 2016 consisted of the separation costs of a former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and other legal and consulting services associated with the CFO transition. These costs are included within Selling, general, administrative and other expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
(6)  The Loss on early retirement of debt arose primarily on a $20.6 million early payment of our Senior Secured Term Loan. The debt was repaid using proceeds from a distribution from RL Venture after the sales of our Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles and Hotel RL Spokane. All are included within Loss on early retirement of debt on the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
(7)  Represents the gain on our sale of nine properties during 2018. During 2016, RLH Corporation recorded a gain on sale of intellectual property, net of brokerage fees, of $0.4 million and a $1.5 million gain on sale of the Coos Bay property. All are included within Gain on asset dispositions, net on the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).


EXHIBITS

We have two operating segments: franchised hotels and company operated hotels. The "other" segment consists of miscellaneous revenues and expenses, cash and cash equivalents, certain receivables, certain property and equipment and general and administrative expenses, which are not specifically associated with an operating segment. Management reviews and evaluates the operating segments exclusive of interest expense, income taxes and certain corporate expenses; therefore, they have not been allocated to the operating segments. All balances have been presented after the elimination of inter-segment and intra-segment revenues and expenses.

Selected financial information is provided below (in thousands):

Year Ended December 31, 2018 Franchised
Hotels
 Company
Operated
Hotels
 Other Total
Revenue $53,794  $82,021  $34  $135,849 
Operating expenses:        
Segment and other operating expenses (1) 36,203  70,899  19,211  126,313 
Depreciation and amortization 4,110  11,007  1,886  17,003 
Asset impairment 3,482  7,100    10,582 
Gain on asset dispositions, net   (41,943) (78) (42,021)
Acquisition and integration costs 2,219      2,219 
Operating income (loss) $7,780  $34,958  $(20,985) $21,753 
         
Capital expenditures $438  $2,235  $6,311  $8,984 
Identifiable assets as of December 31, 2018 $101,863  $123,527  $24,397  $249,787 
         
(1) Segment and other operating expenses includes employee separation and transition costs of $0.8 million in Franchised Hotels and $0.7 million in Other. Segment and other operating expenses also includes stock based compensation of $0.4 million in Franchised Hotels, $0.1 million in Company Operated Hotels and $3.5 million in Other.


Year Ended December 31, 2017 Franchised
Hotels
 Company
Operated
Hotels
 Other Total
Revenue $48,559  $123,100  $267  $171,926 
Operating expenses:        
Segment and other operating expenses (1) 34,897  100,342  15,680  150,919 
Depreciation and amortization 2,434  15,020  1,370  18,824 
Asset impairment        
Gain on asset dispositions, net   (461) 12  (449)
Acquisition and integration costs 1,426    103  1,529 
Operating income (loss) $9,802  $8,199  $(16,898) $1,103 
         
Capital expenditures $650  $4,718  $3,103  $8,471 
Identifiable assets as of December 31, 2017 $70,035  $239,023  $18,656  $327,714 
         
(1) Segment and other operating expenses includes employee separation and transition costs of $0.1 million in Other. Segment and other operating expenses also includes stock based compensation of $0.3 million Franchised Hotels, $0.1 million in Company Operated Hotels and $2.9 million in Other.


With this presentation of our financial results, we disaggregated and reclassified the presentation of certain items in the Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 and for the interim periods included in the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. We have disaggregated royalty revenues from other franchise revenues, combined revenues from company operated hotels and other revenues from managed properties, combined operating expenses from company operated hotels, other costs from managed properties, and hotel facility and land lease, and reclassified amounts previously allocated as operating expenses for franchised and company operated hotels into selling, general and administrative and marketing, reservations, and reimbursable expenses.

We believe these classifications better reflect our results of operations as we have changed our business model to focus on the franchising of hotels. Additionally, we believe these reclassifications will allow better comparison with financial statements of peer companies. The reclassifications had no impact on total revenue, total operating expenses, operating income, net income, earnings per share, total assets, total equity, or cash flows for any period. The following tables show the impact of the reclassifications on the previously reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017 (in thousands):

  For the Year Ended December 31, 2017
  As Previously
Reported
 Reclassifications As Currently
Presented
Revenue: 
 Company operated hotels$119,186  $3,914  $123,100 
 Other revenues from managed properties3,914  (3,914)  
 Franchised hotels48,559  (48,559)  
 Other267    267 
 Royalty  17,558  17,558 
 Marketing, reservations and reimbursables  26,179  26,179 
 Other franchise  4,822  4,822 
 Total revenues$171,926  $  $171,926 
       
Operating expenses:     
 Company operated hotels$91,622  $4,109  $95,731 
 Other costs from managed properties3,914  (3,914)  
 Franchised hotels34,794  (34,794)  
 Depreciation and amortization18,824    18,824 
 Hotel facility and land lease4,806  (4,806)  
 Gain on asset dispositions, net(449)   (449)
 General, administrative, and other expenses15,783  (15,783)  
 Acquisition and integration costs1,529    1,529 
 Marketing, reservations and reimbursables  25,435  25,435 
 Selling, general, administrative and other expenses  29,753  29,753 
 Total operating expenses$170,823  $  $170,823 


The following tables set forth supplementary financial data (in thousands except per share data) for each quarter for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, derived from our unaudited financial statements. The data set forth below should be read in conjunction with and is qualified in its entirety by reference to our consolidated financial statements.

 Year Ended December 31, 2018 (unaudited)
 First Second Third Fourth  
 Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Total
Revenue:         
Royalty$4,275  $5,770  $6,530  $5,734  $22,309 
Marketing, reservations and reimbursables5,256  7,027  7,591  6,074  25,948 
Other franchise592  804  1,016  3,125  5,537 
Company operated hotels22,896  25,005  20,857  13,263  82,021 
Other20  6  6  2  34 
Total revenues33,039  38,612  36,000  28,198  135,849 
Operating expenses:         
Marketing, reservations and reimbursables5,559  7,214  7,453  6,651  26,877 
Company operated hotels20,255  18,618  16,051  12,390  67,314 
Selling, general, administrative and other expenses7,210  8,268  8,112  8,532  32,122 
Depreciation and amortization4,392  4,701  3,621  4,289  17,003 
Asset impairment    7,100  3,482  10,582 
Gain on asset dispositions, net(14,043) (1,855) (26,196) 73  (42,021)
Acquisition and integration costs104  1,997  95  23  2,219 
Total operating expenses23,477  38,943  16,236  35,440  114,096 
Operating income (loss)9,562  (331) 19,764  (7,242) 21,753 
Other income (expense):         
Interest expense(2,247) (1,702) (1,417) (843) (6,209)
Loss on early retirement of debt    (794)   (794)
Other income (loss), net158  22  34  51  265 
Total other income (expense)(2,089) (1,680) (2,177) (792) (6,738)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes7,473  (2,011) 17,587  (8,034) 15,015 
Income tax expense (benefit)135  (348) (26) 168  (71)
Net income (loss) from continuing operations7,338  (1,663) 17,613  (8,202) 15,086 
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations         
Net income (loss)7,338  (1,663) 17,613  (8,202) 15,086 
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest(4,750) (659) (8,670) 950  (13,129)
Net income (loss) attributable to RLH Corporation$2,588  $(2,322) $8,943  $(7,252) $1,957 
          
          
Basic earnings (loss) per share$0.11  $(0.10) $0.36  $(0.30) $0.08 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.10  $(0.10) $0.35  $(0.30) $0.08 


 Year Ended December 31, 2017 (unaudited)
 First Second Third Fourth  
 Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter Total
Revenue:         
Royalty$4,188  $4,457  $4,711  $4,202  $17,558 
Marketing, reservations and reimbursables6,196  6,993  7,264  5,726  26,179 
Other franchise520  977  739  2,586  4,822 
Company operated hotels25,622  33,341  38,298  25,839  123,100 
Other55  61  12  139  267 
Total revenues36,581  45,829  51,024  38,492  171,926 
Operating expenses:         
Marketing, reservations and reimbursables6,579  7,073  6,687  5,096  25,435 
Company operated hotels22,365  24,799  26,365  22,202  95,731 
Selling, general, administrative and other expenses6,856  7,007  7,016  8,874  29,753 
Depreciation and amortization4,510  4,572  4,660  5,082  18,824 
Asset impairment         
Gain on asset dispositions, net(119) (102) (113) (115) (449)
Acquisition and integration costs(175) 186  1,235  283  1,529 
Total operating expenses40,016  43,535  45,850  41,422  170,823 
Operating income (loss)(3,435) 2,294  5,174  (2,930) 1,103 
Other income (expense):         
Interest expense(1,958) (2,037) (2,119) (2,138) (8,252)
Other income (loss), net175  49  338  256  818 
Total other income (expense)(1,783) (1,988) (1,781) (1,882) (7,434)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes(5,218) 306  3,393  (4,812) (6,331)
Income tax expense (benefit) (1)77  193  34  (4,966) (4,662)
Net income (loss) from continuing operations(5,295) 113  3,359  154  (1,669)
Discontinued operations:         
Income (loss) from discontinued business unit, net of income tax expense172  (38) 268  23  425 
Loss on sale of business unit, net of income tax expense      (244) (244)
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations172  (38) 268  (221) 181 
Net income (loss)(5,123) 75  3,627  (67) (1,488)
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest1,519  (141) (871) 1,562  2,069 
Net income (loss) attributable to RLH Corporation$(3,604) $(66) $2,756  $1,495  $581 
          
Basic earnings (loss) per share         
Continuing operations$(0.16) $  $0.11  $0.07  $0.01 
Discontinued operations0.01    0.01  (0.01) 0.01 
 $(0.15) $  $0.12  $0.06  $0.02 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share         
Continuing operations$(0.16) $  $0.10  $0.07  $0.01 
Discontinued operations0.01    0.01  (0.01) 0.01 
 $(0.15) $  $0.11  $0.06  $0.02 
(1)  Reflects $3.8 million of income tax benefit primarily due to tax law changes from the 2017 Tax Act.