Rezidor Hotel Group: INTERIM REPORT January-September 2016

Third Quarter 2016

  • Like-for-like ("L/L") RevPAR for leased and managed hotels was up by 5.3%. The growth is mainly due to an increase in average room rate.
  • Revenue decreased by 3.9% to MEUR   251.3 (261.4). The positive impact of the like-for-like RevPAR development has been offset by the strengthening of the Euro and the exit of four leases in the Nordics. On a L/L basis revenue increased by 3.5%.
  • EBITDA amounted to MEUR   29.0 (35.8) and the EBITDA margin decreased to 11.5% (13.7). In addition to the decrease in revenue, EBITDA is negatively impacted by redundancy costs of MEUR 4.0.
  • EBIT amounted to MEUR   16.4 (24.4) and the EBIT margin decreased to 6.5% (9.3). EBIT is negatively impacted by higher costs for depreciation and impairment of fixed assets of MEUR 2.3, partially offset by lower termination costs of MEUR 1.2.

    The performance of the hotels in Brussels, Nice and Paris are significantly impacted by the recent terrorist attacks and are in total MEUR 4.4 below last year on EBIT.
  • Profit for the period amounted to MEUR   14.9 (17.9) , positively impacted by a lowered tax rate.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share were EUR   0.09 (0.10).
  • 1,879 (2,300) new rooms were contracted, 292 (1,348) new rooms opened and 515 (0) rooms left the system.

Nine months ended September 2016

  • L/L RevPAR for leased and managed hotels was up by 3.4%.
  • Revenue decreased by 3.2% to MEUR   718.1 (741.6). On a L/L basis revenue increased by 3.7%.
  • EBITDA amounted to MEUR   56.2 (68.6) and the EBITDA margin decreased to 7.8% (9.3).
  • EBIT amounted to MEUR   13.3 (35.0) and the EBIT margin decreased to 1.9% (4.7).
  • Profit for the period amounted to MEUR   9.5 (19.9).
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share were EUR   0.06 (0.12) and EUR   0.05 (0.12) respectively.
  • Cash flow from operating activities amounted to MEUR   38.5 (52.8).
  • 6,411 (7,071) new rooms were contracted, 2,678 (2,777) new rooms opened and 1,247 (1,152) rooms left the system.
MEUR Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Jan-Sep 2016 Jan-Sep 2015
Profit for the period14.917.99.519.9
EBITDA margin, %11.513.77.89.3
EBIT margin, %

Comments from the CEO

Fragile trading environment in some key markets impacted results, but cost restructuring and exit of loss-making hotels will support future profitability improvement

Market conditions continue to be fragile, especially in France and Belgium where the terrorist attacks are still affecting trading, with results in Brussels, Paris and Nice negatively impacting EBIT for the quarter by €4.4m. Also Turkey and Saudi Arabia continue to suffer from unrest and the depressed oil price. We are carefully monitoring these countries and are concentrating on operational efficiency.

In response to the ongoing challenges in some key markets, we have launched a cost containment plan targeting a total saving of €10m. Our focus is on central cost reductions as well as on a further increase of procurement efficiencies which leads to restructuring costs of ca €5m, of which €4m are accounted for in the third quarter.

It is encouraging to see that after a strong summer in Scandinavia the stressed market in Norway shows signs of recovery, while Denmark and Sweden continue to perform well. In Norway, we have further optimised our leased portfolio and exited three lease agreements at a cost of €11.7m (accrued for in previous quarters), but creating an annual positive EBIT of ca €4m as from September 2016. Two of the agreements have been converted to franchise contracts.

We continue to make solid progress in pursuit of our long-term strategy and sustainable network growth, while adapting to external factors. Management is focussed on vigilant cost containment and further margin enhancing inititiaves to drive profitability.

Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO

Presentation of the Q3 Results

On October 25, 2016 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 .

To access the telephone conference, please dial:

Belgium, Local+32 2 404 0660
Belgium, Free0800 58032
Sweden, Local:+46 8 5033 6538
Sweden, Free:0200 883 440
UK, Local:+44 20 3427 1918
UK, Free:0800 279 4841
USA, Local:+1 646 254 3360
USA, Free:1877 280 1254
France, Local:+33 1 76 77 22 27
France, Free:0805 631 579

Confirmation code: 3927067. For a replay of the conference call please visit .

Financial Calendar
Q4 2016 results: February 10, 2017
Annual Report 2016: March 24, 2017
Q1 2017 results: April 28, 2017
AGM 2017: April 28, 2017

For Further Information, Contact

Knut Kleiven
Deputy President & CFO
Tel: +32 2 702 9244
Fax: +32 2 702 9330

Andrea Brandenberger
Senior Director
Business Development Strategy & Investor Relations
Tel: +32 2 702 9237

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


About the Rezidor Hotel Group

The Rezidor Hotel Group is focused on hotel management and operates the core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson. In 2014, Rezidor announced together with Carlson the launch of two additional brands; Radisson RED, an upscale "lifestyle select" brand inspired by the millennial lifestyle, and Quorvus Collection, a new generation of distinctive five star hotels. Rezidor also holds 49% in prizeotel, a young hotel chain in the economy segment.

The portfolio consists of 474 hotels with over 103,000 rooms in operation and under development in 82 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Rezidor's strategy is to grow with management and franchise contracts and only selectively with leases. The strategy is also to further expand in the emerging markets.

Rezidor is a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. For more information, visit .

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Rezidors Interim Report January-September 2016

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