Travel + Leisure Co. Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results and Provides Third Quarter and Full Year 2021 Outlook
Vacation ownership sales growth accelerated as leisure travel returns; Strong cash flow and EPS demonstrate resilience and strength of the business
ORLANDO, Fla. (July 28, 2021)— Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL), the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company, today reported second quarter 2021 financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Highlights and outlook include:
Net income from continuing operations of $74 million ($0.84 diluted earnings per share) on net revenue of $797 million
Adjusted EBITDA of $193 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.88 (1)
Net cash provided by operating activities of $290 million and adjusted free cash flow of $56 million for the first six months of 2021
Expects full year adjusted EBITDA from $720 million to $735 million, adjusted diluted EPS of $3.20 to $3.30, and third quarter adjusted EBITDA from $200 million to $210 million
Management will recommend a third quarter dividend of $0.30 per share for approval by the Board of Directors
"The strong rebound in leisure travel in North America drove continued growth in the second quarter, demonstrated by the sustained improvement in our key metrics," said Michael D. Brown, president and CEO of Travel + Leisure Co. "Both reporting segments exceeded our expectations, further proving the resilience and strength of our business model.”
"Leisure travel is back in a significant way. All indicators of consumer behavior show that consumers are fulfilling their desire to travel, and we are benefiting from that recovery. We are particularly pleased with the strong recovery in adjusted EBITDA margins which reflects the actions we have taken over the last 18 months to improve the quality of our business,” Brown commented.
Business Segment Results
The results of operations during the second quarter of 2021 and 2020 include impacts related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, which have been significantly negative to the travel industry, the Company, its customers and employees. Refer to Table 8 for a breakout of COVID-19 related impacts.
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Vacation Ownership revenue increased 152% to $599 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in the prior year. Gross vacation ownership interest (VOI) sales were $383 million compared to $18 million in the prior year and tours were 117,000 during the quarter compared to 6,000 in the same period last year. Volume Per Guest (VPG) was $3,151 due to strong close rates and higher quality tours.
Second quarter adjusted EBITDA was $133 million compared to a loss of $12 million in the prior year period. The increase was driven by higher Gross VOI sales due to the ongoing recovery of our operations from COVID-19 and cost savings initiated in the prior year, partially offset by lower net interest income as a result of a smaller contract receivable portfolio.
Second quarter 2021 results include an adjustment to the COVID-19 related allowance for loan losses, resulting in a $26 million increase to revenue and a $10 million increase to cost of vacation ownership interests, resulting in a net positive impact to Adjusted EBITDA of $16 million.
Travel and Membership
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Travel and Membership revenue increased 92% to $204 million in the second quarter driven by an increase in net transactions. Second quarter net transactions of 524,000 increased 353%, four and a half times higher than the same period last year.
Adjusted EBITDA increased 114% to $75 million due to the ongoing recovery of operations from the impact of COVID-19 as well as cost savings initiatives implemented in 2020 partially offset by lower subscription revenues due to decreased new owner sales in the timeshare industry.
Net Debt — As of June 30, 2021, the Company's leverage ratio for covenant purposes was 4.7x, well within the 7.5x amended covenant under the Company's credit agreement. The Company had $3.4 billion of corporate debt outstanding as of June 30, 2021, which excluded $2.0 billion of non-recourse debt related to its securitized notes receivables portfolio. Additionally, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $328 million. At the end of the second quarter, the Company had $1.3 billion of liquidity in cash and cash equivalents and revolving credit facility availability.
Cash Flow— For the six months ended June 30, 2021, net cash provided by operating activities was $290 million, compared to $130 million in the prior year period. Adjusted free cash flow was $56 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, compared to $88 million in the same period of 2020 due to timing of securitization activity.
Dividend— The Company paid $26 million ($0.30 per share) in cash dividends on June 30, 2021 to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2021. Management will recommend a third quarter dividend of $0.30 per share for approval by the Company’s Board of Directors in August 2021.
The Company is providing guidance regarding expectations for the 2021 full year:
Adjusted EBITDA of $720 million to $735 million
Adjusted diluted EPS of $3.20 to $3.30
Gross VOI sales of $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion
Tours of 440,000 to 450,000
VPG of approximately $3,000
The Company is providing guidance regarding expectations for the third quarter of 2021:
Adjusted EBITDA of $200 million to $210 million
Gross VOI sales of $450 million to $470 million
This guidance is presented only on a non-GAAP basis because not all of the information necessary for a quantitative reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is available without unreasonable effort, primarily due to uncertainties relating to the occurrence or amount of these adjustments that may arise in the future.
Conference Call Information
Travel + Leisure Co. will hold a conference call with investors to discuss the Company’s results and outlook today at 8:30 a.m. ET. Participants may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company's website at investor.travelandleisureco.com, or by dialing 866-342-8591, passcode TNL, 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 90 days beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET today. Additionally, a telephone replay will be available for four days beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET today at 800-753-5575.
Presentation of Financial Information
Financial information discussed in this press release includes non-GAAP measures such as adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted EPS, adjusted free cash flow, gross VOI sales, and adjusted net income/(loss), which include or exclude certain items, as well as non-GAAP guidance. The Company utilizes these non-GAAP measures, defined in Table 9, on a regular basis to assess performance of its reportable segments and allocate resources. These non-GAAP measures differ from reported GAAP results and are intended to illustrate what management believes are relevant period-over-period comparisons and are helpful to investors when considered with GAAP measures as an additional tool for further understanding and assessing the Company’s ongoing operating performance by adjusting for items which in our view do not necessarily reflect ongoing performance. Management also internally uses these measures to assess our operating performance, both absolutely and in comparison to other companies, and in evaluating or making selected compensation decisions. Exclusion of items in the Company’s non-GAAP presentation should not be considered an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Full reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for the reported periods appear in the financial tables section of the press release. See definitions on Table 9 for an explanation of our non-GAAP measures.
About Travel + Leisure Co.
Travel + Leisure Co. is the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company, with nearly 20 travel brands across its resort, travel club, and lifestyle portfolio. The Company provides outstanding vacation experiences and travel inspiration to millions of owners, members, and subscribers every year through its products and services: Wyndham Destinations, the largest vacation ownership company with more than 245 vacation club resort locations across the globe; Panorama, the world’s foremost membership travel business that includes the largest vacation exchange company, industry-leading travel technology, and subscription travel brands; and Travel + Leisure Group, featuring top online and print travel content, online booking platforms and travel clubs, and branded consumer products. At Travel + Leisure Co., our global team of associates brings hospitality to millions, turning vacation inspiration into exceptional travel experiences. We put the world on vacation. Learn more at travelandleisureco.com.
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