Marriott Vacations Worldwide Reports Certain Preliminary Second Quarter Financial Results
ORLANDO, Fla. – July 26, 2018 – Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC) (the ‘company’ or ‘MVW’) today reported certain preliminary estimated second quarter financial results in connection with certain financing transactions related to the previously announced combination of MVW with ILG, Inc. (“ILG”) and provided updated guidance for the full year 2018 below.
Preliminary Estimated Second Quarter 2018 Results:
- Total company vacation ownership contract sales were $233 million, an increase of $18 million, or 8 percent, compared to the prior year period.
- The company estimates that the 2017 hurricanes negatively impacted contract sales in the 2018 second quarter by more than $3 million. Excluding that impact, the company estimates that total company contract sales would have grown 10 percent compared to the prior year period.
- North America VPG totaled $3,672, a 3 percent increase from the second quarter of 2017. North America tours increased 5 percent year-over-year.
- Net income is expected to be between $8 million and $13 million in the second quarter of 2018.
- Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be between $75 and $77 million, a decrease of between $6 to $8 million year-over-year.
- Excluding the impact of nearly $10 million of unfavorable revenue reportability year-over-year, Adjusted EBITDA increased $2 to $4 million compared to the prior year period.
- Development margin was $40 million compared to $53 million in the second quarter of 2017. Development margin percentage was 19.0 percent compared to 25.6 percent in the prior year quarter.
- Total company adjusted development margin percentage, which excludes the impact of revenue reportability and other charges, was 20.0 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to 23.2 percent in the second quarter of 2017.
See pages A-1 and A-2 of the Financial Schedules that follow for preliminary 2018 second quarter financial results.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
Certain financial measures included in this release are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), including adjusted net income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted development margin, adjusted free cash flow, and adjusted fully diluted earnings per share. For descriptions of and a reconciliation of such measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, see pages A-1 through A-7 of the Financial Schedules that follow.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
On June 30, 2018, cash and cash equivalents totaled $547 million. Since the beginning of the year, real estate inventory balances decreased $38 million to $685 million, including $325 million of finished goods and $360 million of land and infrastructure. The company had $1.3 billion in debt outstanding, net of unamortized debt issuance costs, at the end of the second quarter, an increase of $237 million from year-end 2017, consisting primarily of $1.1 billion of debt related to our securitized notes receivable and $196 million of convertible notes.
During the second quarter of 2018, the company completed the securitization of $436 million of vacation ownership notes receivable at a blended borrowing rate of 3.52 percent and an advance rate of 97 percent. Approximately $327 million of the vacation ownership notes receivable were purchased on June 28, 2018 by the MVW Owner Trust 2018-1 (the “Trust”), and all or a portion of the remaining vacation ownership notes receivable may be purchased by the Trust prior to January 15, 2019. This transaction generated approximately $423 million of gross proceeds, of which $106 million will be held in restricted cash until the remaining vacation ownership notes receivable are purchased by the Trust. Approximately $10 million was used to pay transaction expenses and fund required reserves and the remainder will be used for general corporate purposes.
As of June 30, 2018, the company had approximately $248 million in available capacity under its revolving credit facility after taking into account outstanding letters of credit, and approximately $40 million of gross vacation ownership notes receivable eligible for securitization.
Pages A-1 through A-7 of the Financial Schedules set forth a description and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures set forth below to the following full year 2018 expected GAAP results:
|Net income1||$150 million to $161 million|
|Fully diluted EPS1||$5.45 to $5.85|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||$95 million to $120 million|
1 2018 expected GAAP results above do not reflect the impact of future spending associated with the planned acquisition of ILG, Inc.
The company is updating guidance as reflected in the chart below for the full year 2018.
|Current Guidance||Previous Guidance|
|Adjusted free cash flow||$200 million to $230 million||$185 million to $215 million|
The company is reaffirming the following guidance for the full year 2018.
|Adjusted net income||$184 million to $195 million|
|Adjusted fully diluted EPS||$6.69 to $7.09|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$310 million to $325 million|
|Contract sales growth||7 percent to 12 percent|
The unaudited preliminary estimates and statements set forth in this release have been prepared by, and are the responsibility of, the company’s management and represent estimates and expectations based on the most current information available. While the company believes that the assumptions on which such information is based are reasonable, it cautions that it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors and it is impossible for the company to anticipate all factors that could affect actual results. The company has not finalized its operational results or completed its quarter end closing for the second quarter. The actual results may differ materially from these preliminary estimates due to the completion of financial closing procedures, final adjustments and other developments that may arise between now and the time the second quarter financial results are finalized. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance upon these preliminary estimates. You should evaluate all forward-looking statements contained in this press release in the context of these risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, are disclosed below under “Note on forward-looking statements.” The company’s independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, has not audited, reviewed, compiled or performed any procedures with respect to the accompanying preliminary estimates and statements. Accordingly, Ernst & Young LLP does not express an opinion or any other form of assurance with respect to these preliminary estimates.
Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call
The company will report complete financial results for the second quarter 2018 before the market opens on August 2, 2018. A conference call is scheduled to follow at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company’s results. Participants may access the call by dialing (877) 407-8289 or (201) 689-8341 for international callers. A live webcast of the call will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com.
About Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading global pure-play vacation ownership company, offering a diverse portfolio of quality products, programs and management expertise with over 65 resorts. Its brands include Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott. Since entering the industry in 1984 as part of Marriott International, Inc., the company earned its position as a leader and innovator in vacation ownership products. The company preserves high standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors and associates while maintaining a long-term relationship with Marriott International. For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com.
Note on forward-looking statements:
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Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, our financial and business prospects, our capital requirements, our financing prospects, our relationships with associates and labor unions, our ability to consummate potential acquisitions or dispositions, our relationships with the holders of licensed marks, and those additional factors disclosed as risks in other reports filed by us with the SEC, including those described in Part I of the company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K as well as in ILG’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and in the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 filed by the company with the SEC on June 6, 2018, and any amendments thereto.
Other risks and uncertainties include the timing and likelihood of completion of the proposed transactions between the company and ILG; the possibility that the company’s stockholders may not approve the issuance of the MVW shares to be issued in connection with the proposed transactions; the possibility that ILG’s stockholders may not approve the proposed transactions; the possibility that the expected synergies and value creation from the proposed transactions will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; the risk that the businesses of the company and ILG will not be integrated successfully; the potential impact of disruption from the proposed transactions making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred; the ability to retain key personnel; the availability of financing; the possibility that the proposed transactions do not close; as well as more specific risks and uncertainties. You should carefully consider these and other relevant factors, including those risk factors in this communication and other risks and uncertainties that affect the businesses of the company and ILG described in their respective filings with the SEC, when reviewing any forward-looking statement. These factors are noted for investors as permitted under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution readers that any such statements are based on currently available operational, financial and competitive information, and they should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s opinion only as of the date on which they were made. Except as required by law, we disclaim any obligation to review or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances as they occur.
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Important Information and Where to Find It
The proposed transactions involving the company and ILG will be submitted to the company’s stockholders and ILG’s stockholders for their consideration. In connection with the proposed transaction, on July 19, 2018, the company filed with the SEC an amendment to the registration statement on Form S-4 that included a joint proxy statement/prospectus for the stockholders of the company and ILG and was filed with the SEC on June 6, 2018. The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on July 23, 2018. The company and ILG mailed the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders on or about July 25, 2018 and each of the company and ILG intend to hold the special meeting of the stockholders of the company and ILG on August 28, 2018. This communication is not intended to be, and is not, a substitute for such filings or for any other document that the company or ILG may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4 AND THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The registration statement, the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials and any other documents filed or furnished by the company or ILG with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus from the company by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com and from ILG by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.ilg.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
The company, ILG, their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the company’s directors and executive officers is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on February 27, 2018 and in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 3, 2018, and information about ILG’s directors and executive officers is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on March 1, 2018, and in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on May 7, 2018. These documents are available free of charge from the sources indicated above, and from the company by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com and from ILG by going to its investor relations page on its corporate web site at www.ilg.com. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transactions is presented in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 filed by the company with the SEC, and may be included in other relevant materials that the company and ILG file with the SEC.
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