Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Monday, 03. May 2021 23:00

Company announces agreement to acquire remaining 35% ownership interest in Gaylord Rockies JV

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a lodging real estate investment trust (“REIT”) specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

First Quarter 2021 Highlights and Recent Developments:

  • Through the end of first quarter 2021, rebooked 1.6 million room nights, or approximately 60% of total room nights cancelled as a result of COVID-19
  • Average monthly cash burn for the first quarter of 2021 was approximately $17.9 million, better than the expected range of $23-26 million provided on 4Q-2020 earnings call
  • Today announced an agreement to acquire the remaining 35% ownership interest in Gaylord Rockies JV along with approximately 130 acres of undeveloped, adjacent land for $210 million
  • Subsequent to quarter’s end, announced the anticipated July 1, 2021 reopening of Gaylord National
  • Issued updated Investor Supplement including more detailed information on the announced Gaylord Rockies transaction and quarterly operating results, which can be found on the Investor Relations section of the website at www.rymanhp.com

Colin Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties, said, “I am very pleased with our performance this quarter and am encouraged by the steadily improving conditions for the travel industry. The United States vaccine rollout continues to progress, and we believe consumer confidence is growing. We are seeing increasing demand for our unique offerings, our conversations with meeting planners continue to be encouraging, and we are seeing fewer cancellations and continued rebooking activity.

“In light of this momentum and our positive long-term outlook on our business model, we are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 35% ownership interest in the Gaylord Rockies JV along with approximately 130 acres of undeveloped, adjacent land for $210 million. Despite having just one full year of results prior to COVID-19, we believe Gaylord Rockies is positioned to be a strong contributor to our future performance, and we are thrilled to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.

“We were also pleased to have our resort pool enhancements at Gaylord Palms open in time for the Spring Break period and have received positive feedback from our guests. Our rooms and meeting space expansion was completed in April, and we look forward to hosting our first guests in the months ahead. Combined with our freshly refurbished room inventory at Gaylord National, which we anticipate completing prior to its July 1, 2021 reopening, we are in a prime position to welcome back groups across our portfolio.”  

First Quarter 2021 Results (As Compared to First Quarter 2020):

($ in thousands, except per share amounts)Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2021 2020 % ∆
Total Revenue$84,175 $313,030 -73.1%
      
Operating Income/(Loss) (1)($79,557) $4,750 -1774.9%
Operating Income/(Loss) margin-94.5% 1.5% -96.0pt
      
Net (Loss) available to common shareholders (1) (2)($104,521) ($46,516) -124.7%
Net (Loss) available to common shareholders margin-124.2% -14.9% -109.3pt
Net (Loss) available to common shareholders per diluted share ($1.90) ($0.85) -123.5%
      
Adjusted EBITDAre ($22,449) $66,875 -133.6%
Adjusted EBITDAre margin -26.7% 21.4% -48.1pt
Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture($21,705) $59,169 -136.7%
Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture margin -25.8% 18.9% -44.7pt
      
Funds From Operations (FFO) available to common shareholders and unit holders(1)(2)($59,965) ($1,760) -3307.1%
FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders per diluted share/unit($1.08) ($0.03) -3500.0%
      
Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders($50,505) $32,430 -255.7%
Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders per diluted share/unit($0.91) $0.59 -254.2%
      
(1) For the three months ended March 31, 2020, includes approximately $5.8 million for credit losses on held-to-maturity securities.     
(2) For the three months ended March 31, 2020, includes $26.7 million for income tax valuation allowances.      

Note: For the Company’s definitions of Adjusted EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre margin, Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture, Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture margin, FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders, and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders, as well as a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted EBITDAre to Net Income/(Loss) and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders to Net Income/(Loss), see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” “EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Ventures Definition,” “Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture Margin Definition” “FFO, Adjusted FFO, and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders Definition” and “Supplemental Financial Results” below.

Gaylord Rockies Acquisition

Today the Company announced an agreement to acquire the remaining 35% ownership interest in the Gaylord Rockies joint venture along with approximately 130 acres of undeveloped, adjacent land for approximately $210 million. The all-in purchase price represents an approximate 7.0% to 7.5% capitalization rate on potential 2023E stabilized net operating income and a 12.5x to 13.0x forward multiple on potential 2023 estimated Adjusted EBITDAre. Excluding the purchase price for the land, the acquisition of the remaining 35% equates to an approximate 7.5% to 8.0% capitalization rate on potential 2023E stabilized net operating income and a 12.0x to 12.5x forward multiple on potential 2023 estimated Adjusted EBITDAre. Funding for the transaction will be a combination of cash on hand and additional borrowings from the Company’s revolving credit facility. The Company expects the transaction to close in May 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. For more information on the transaction, please refer to the investor supplemental that was filed today and is located on the Investor Relations section of the Company website (https://ir.rymanhp.com/events-and-presentations/presentations). Information contained on or accessible through our website is not part of this press release and is therefore not incorporated by reference.

Hospitality Segment

($ in thousands, except ADR, RevPAR, and Total RevPAR)      
      
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2021 2020 % ∆
      
Hospitality Revenue (1)$69,802 $285,671 -75.6%
      
Hospitality Operating Income/(Loss) (1) (2) (5)($63,543) $19,143 -431.9%
Hospitality Adjusted EBITDAre (1) (5)($11,889) $76,164 -115.6%
      
Hospitality Performance Metrics (1) (3)     
Occupancy16.4% 57.1% -40.7pt
Average Daily Rate (ADR)$189.42 $202.09 -6.3%
RevPAR$31.02 $115.36 -73.1%
Total RevPAR$76.71 $310.51 -75.3%
      
Gross Definite Rooms Nights Booked         441,170      288,771 52.8%
Net Definite Rooms Nights Booked         (33,709)    (415,754) 91.9%
Group Attrition (as % of contracted block)42.1% 37.6% 4.5pt
Cancellations ITYFTY (4)         279,624      559,448 -50.0%
      
(1)  Gaylord National closed on March 25, 2020 and remained closed throughout first quarter 2021.      
(2)  For the three months ended March 31, 2020, includes approximately $5.8 million for credit losses on held-to-maturity securities.      
(3)  Calculation of hospitality performance metrics includes closed hotel room nights available. ADR is for occupied rooms.     
(4)  "ITYFTY" represents In The Year For The Year.       
(5)  Includes approximately $10.2 million in COVID-19 related costs for the three months ended March 31, 2020.      

Note: For the Company’s definitions of Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) and Total Revenue Per Available Room (Total RevPAR), see “Calculation of RevPAR and Total RevPAR” below. Property-level results and operating metrics for first quarter 2021 are presented in greater detail below and under “Supplemental Financial Results—Hospitality Segment Adjusted EBITDAre Reconciliations and Operating Metrics,” which includes a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures Hospitality Adjusted EBITDAre to Hospitality Operating Income/(Loss), and property-level Adjusted EBITDAre to property-level Operating Income/(Loss) for each of the hotel properties.

Hospitality Segment Highlights

  • The Gaylord Palms room and meeting space expansion project was completed in April, on time and on budget.
  • Subsequent to quarter’s end, announced the anticipated reopening of Gaylord National on July 1, 2021.
  • Occupancy at open hotels reached 20.4% in first quarter 2021.
  • Open Gaylord hotels generated positive Adjusted EBITDAre in March 2021.
  • Collected approximately $10.2 million in attrition and cancellation fees in first quarter 2021.
  • Serviced approximately 27,000 group room nights in the first quarter 2021.

Gaylord Opryland

($ in thousands, except ADR, RevPAR, and Total RevPAR)   
      
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2021 2020 % ∆
      
Revenue$21,759 $76,127 -71.4%
Operating Income/(Loss)($11,750) $14,005 -183.9%
Operating Income/(Loss) margin-54.0% 18.4% -72.4pt
Adjusted EBITDAre($3,482) $21,520 -116.2%
Adjusted EBITDAre margin -16.0% 28.3% -44.3pt
      
Occupancy (1)18.3% 60.4% -42.1pt
Average daily rate (ADR)$210.04 $194.54 8.0%
RevPAR (1)$38.37 $117.46 -67.3%
Total RevPAR (1)$83.71 $289.67 -71.1%
      
(1) Calculation of hospitality performance metrics includes closed hotel room nights available.


Gaylord Palms

($ in thousands, except ADR, RevPAR, and Total RevPAR)  
      
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2021 2020 % ∆
      
Revenue$15,117 $45,375 -66.7%
Operating Income/(Loss)($6,017) $7,072 -185.1%
Operating Income/(Loss) margin-39.8% 15.6% -55.4pt
Adjusted EBITDAre($393) $12,598 -103.1%
Adjusted EBITDAre margin -2.6% 27.8% -30.4pt
      
Occupancy (1)24.3% 62.6% -38.3pt
Average daily rate (ADR)$191.71 $216.67 -11.5%
RevPAR (1)$46.66 $135.56 -65.6%
Total RevPAR (1)$118.62 $352.14 -66.3%
      
(1) Calculation of hospitality performance metrics includes closed hotel room nights available. 
      Does not include expansion rooms completed in April 2021.    


Gaylord Texan

($ in thousands, except ADR, RevPAR, and Total RevPAR)  
      
 Three Months Ended    
 March 31,    
 2021 2020 % ∆
      
Revenue$18,358 $55,996 -67.2%
Operating Income/(Loss)($4,781) $13,379 -135.7%
Operating Income/(Loss) margin-26.0% 23.9% -49.9pt
Adjusted EBITDAre$1,448 $19,842 -92.7%
Adjusted EBITDAre margin 7.9% 35.4% -27.5pt
      
Occupancy (1)22.6% 56.3% -33.7pt
Average daily rate (ADR)$189.83 $204.70 -7.3%
RevPAR (1)$42.99 $115.26 -62.7%
Total RevPAR (1)$112.45 $339.22 -66.9%
      
(1) Calculation of hospitality performance metrics includes closed hotel room nights available.


Gaylord National

($ in thousands, except ADR, RevPAR, and Total RevPAR)  
      
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 2021 2020 % ∆
      
Revenue (1)$1,257 $49,394 -97.5%
Operating (Loss)($14,523) ($12,921) -12.4%
Operating (Loss) margin-1155.4% -26.2% -1,129.2pt
Adjusted EBITDAre($6,336) $1,313 -582.6%
Adjusted EBITDAre margin -504.1% 2.7% -506.8pt
      
Occupancy (2)0.0% 51.9% -51.9pt
Average daily rate (ADR)$0.00 $207.08 -100.0%
RevPAR (2)$0.00 $107.51 -100.0%
Total RevPAR (2)$7.00 $271.94 -97.4%
      
(1) Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 consisted primarily of attrition  
      and cancellation fees.     
(2) Calculation of hospitality performance metrics includes closed hotel room nights available.


Gaylord Rockies

($ in thousands, except ADR, RevPAR, and Total RevPAR)  
      
 Three Months Ended    
 March 31,    
 2021 2020 % ∆
      
Revenue$11,970 $54,598 -78.1%
Operating (Loss) (1)($24,699) ($1,739) -1320.3%
Operating (Loss) margin -206.3% -3.2% -203.1pt
Adjusted EBITDAre (1)($2,008) $20,870 -109.6%
Adjusted EBITDAre margin -16.8% 38.2% -55.0pt
      
Occupancy (2)17.4% 57.4% -40.0pt
Average daily rate (ADR)$175.28 $203.31 -13.8%
RevPAR (2)$30.46 $116.63 -73.9%
Total RevPAR (2)$88.61 $399.72 -77.8%
      
(1) Operating income/(loss) and Adjusted EBITDAre for Gaylord Rockies exclude asset  
      management fees payable to RHP of $0.1 million and $0.5 million during the three   
      months ended March 31, 2021, and March 31, 2020, respectively.   
(2) Calculation of hospitality performance metrics includes closed hotel room nights available.


Entertainment Segment
For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company reported the following:

Entertainment Segment Results   
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
($ in thousands)20212020% ∆
    
Revenue$14,373$27,359-47.5%
Operating (Loss)(1)($7,920)($5,786)-36.9%
Operating (Loss) margin-55.1%-21.1%-34.0pt
Adjusted EBITDAre(1)($5,461)($3,280)-66.5%
Adjusted EBITDAre margin-38.0%-12.0%-26.0pt
    
(1) Includes approximately $3.7 million in COVID-19 related costs, which are  
primarily employment costs, in the three months ended March 31, 2020. 

Reed continued, “I am very pleased with the performance of our entertainment business during this quarter. Despite occupancy limitations at the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium, we continued to see sold-out shows night after night, furthering our conviction that our customers have pent-up desire for live entertainment. Our Ole Red locations saw steady traffic throughout the first quarter, and we are pleased with their performance given the varying local restrictions on capacity and operating hours. On April 27, Nashville’s Mayor John Cooper and Metro Public Health Department announced that all capacity restrictions are being lifted in Nashville starting May 14. This announcement is a positive sign that the recovery is progressing and that a return to seeing our favorite performers in person is drawing nearer. Starting in mid-May, the Ryman and Opry will be allowed to sell tickets at full capacity, and we know that artists and music fans alike cannot wait to enjoy live entertainment in our historic venues.”

Corporate and Other Segment

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company reported the following:

 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
($ in thousands)20212020% ∆
    
Operating Loss(1)($8,094)($8,607)6.0%
Adjusted EBITDAre(1)($5,099)($6,009)15.1%
    
(1) Includes approximately $0.2 million in total COVID-19 related costs for the three 
     month period ending March 31, 2020, which were primarily employment costs. 

Reed concluded, “We continue to see positive news coming on the COVID-19 front, enabling leisure and business travel to resume for our customers who we believe are eager to congregate together again and safely enjoy the irreplaceable benefits of in-person gatherings. I again want to express my tremendous gratitude for and pride in the efforts our employees continue to make every day across our operating businesses. I remain confident in our employees, our business model, and the long-term strength of our Company.”   

Dividend Update
The Company suspended its regular quarterly dividend payments following the payment of the first quarter 2020 dividend payment, which was made in April 2020. The Board has not reinstituted the dividend.

Balance Sheet/Liquidity Update
As of March 31, 2021, the Company had total debt outstanding of $2,751.7 million, net of unamortized deferred financing costs, and unrestricted cash of $67.1 million. As of March 31, 2021, no borrowings were drawn under the revolving credit line of the Company’s credit facility, and the lending banks had issued $0.3 million in letters of credit, which left $699.7 million of availability for borrowing under the credit facility.

During the first quarter, the Company successfully completed a private placement of $600 million of 4.5% senior notes due 2029. The proceeds from this offering were used to repurchase and redeem the Company’s previously outstanding $400 million 5.00% senior notes due 2023, to repay amounts outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility, and for general corporate purposes.

Earnings Call Information
Ryman Hospitality Properties will hold a conference call to discuss this release tomorrow May 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET. Investors can listen to the conference call over the Internet at www.rymanhp.com. To listen to the live call, please go to the Investor Relations section of the website (Investor Relations/Presentations, Earnings and Webcasts) at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register and download any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call and will be available for at least 30 days.

About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) is a leading lodging and hospitality real estate investment trust that specializes in upscale convention center resorts and country music entertainment experiences. The Company’s core holdings* include a network of five of the top 10 largest non-gaming convention center hotels in the United States based on total indoor meeting space. These convention center resorts operate under the Gaylord Hotels brand and are managed by Marriott International. The Company also owns two adjacent ancillary hotels and a small number of attractions managed by Marriott International for a combined total of 10,110 rooms and more than 2.7 million square feet of total indoor and outdoor meeting space in top convention and leisure destinations across the country. The Company’s Entertainment segment includes a growing collection of iconic and emerging country music brands, including the Grand Ole Opry; Ryman Auditorium, WSM 650 AM; Ole Red and Circle, a country lifestyle media network the Company owns in a joint-venture with Gray Television. The Company operates its Entertainment segment as part of a taxable REIT subsidiary. Visit RymanHP.com for more information.

*The Company owns the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center; and Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is the majority owner and managing member of the joint venture that owns Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements as to the Company’s beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the future performance of our business, the anticipated impact of a widely available COVID-19 vaccine on group business, the impact of COVID-19 on travel, transient and group demand, the effects of COVID-19 on our results of operations, rebooking efforts, our plans to reopen the Gaylord National, completion of expansion or construction projects, our liquidity, monthly cash expenses, the anticipated acquisition of the remaining 35% ownership interest in the Gaylord Rockies joint venture not owned by the Company, anticipated estimated financial results for the Gaylord Rockies for future periods, and other business or operational issues. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These include the risks and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on us and the hospitality and entertainment industries generally, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the demand for travel, transient and group business (including government-imposed restrictions), levels of consumer confidence in the safety of travel and group gathering as a result of COVID-19, the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and the pace of recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the markets where our assets are located, governmental restrictions on our businesses, economic conditions affecting the hospitality business generally, the geographic concentration of the Company’s hotel properties, business levels at the Company’s hotels, the Company’s ability to remain qualified as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, the Company’s ability to execute its strategic goals as a REIT, the Company’s ability to generate cash flows to support dividends, the suspension of our dividend and our dividend policy, including the frequency and amount of any dividend we may pay, and the Company’s ability to borrow funds pursuant to its credit agreement, and the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could delay the Company’s acquisition of the remaining 35% ownership interest in the Gaylord Rockies joint venture not owned by the Company, or the termination of the transaction agreement for such acquisition. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and include the risk factors and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements made by it to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Additional Information
This release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. Copies of our reports are available on our website at no expense at www.rymanhp.com and through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (“EDGAR”) at www.sec.gov.

Calculation of RevPAR and Total RevPAR
We calculate revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) for our hotels by dividing room revenue by room nights available to guests for the period. Room nights available to guests include nights the hotels are closed. We calculate total revenue per available room (“Total RevPAR”) for our hotels by dividing the sum of room revenue, food & beverage and other ancillary services revenue by room nights available to guests for the period. Rooms out of service for renovation are included in room nights available. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the calculation of RevPAR and Total RevPAR in our tabular presentations has not been changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting hotel closures and is consistent with prior periods. The closure of our Gaylord Hotel properties, including the Gaylord National, which remains closed, and reopening under capacity restrictions has resulted in the significant decrease in performance reflected in these metrics for the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the prior-year periods.

Calculation of GAAP Margin Figures
We calculate Net Income available to common shareholders margin by dividing GAAP consolidated Net Income available to common shareholders by GAAP consolidated Total Revenue. We calculate consolidated, segment or property-level Operating Income Margin by dividing consolidated, segment or property-level GAAP Operating Income by consolidated, segment or property-level GAAP Revenue.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We present the following non-GAAP financial measures we believe are useful to investors as key measures of our operating performance:

EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Ventures Definition
We calculate EBITDAre, which is defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) in its September 2017 white paper as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP) plus interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, gains or losses on the disposition of depreciated property (including gains or losses on change in control), impairment write-downs of depreciated property and of investments in unconsolidated affiliates caused by a decrease in the value of depreciated property or the affiliate, and adjustments to reflect the entity’s share of EBITDAre of unconsolidated affiliates.

Adjusted EBITDAre is then calculated as EBITDAre, plus to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented:

  • preopening costs;
  • non-cash lease expense;
  • equity-based compensation expense;
  • impairment charges that do not meet the NAREIT definition above;
  • credit losses on held-to-maturity securities;
  • any transaction costs of acquisitions;
  • interest income on bonds;
  • loss on extinguishment of debt;
  • pension settlement charges;
  • pro rata Adjusted EBITDAre from unconsolidated joint ventures; and
  • any other adjustments we have identified herein.

We then exclude noncontrolling interests in consolidated joint ventures to calculate Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture.

We use EBITDAre, Adjusted EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture to evaluate our operating performance. We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP metrics provides useful information to investors regarding our operating performance and debt leverage metrics, and that the presentation of these non-GAAP metrics, when combined with the primary GAAP presentation of net income, is beneficial to an investor’s complete understanding of our operating performance. We make additional adjustments to EBITDAre when evaluating our performance because we believe that presenting Adjusted EBITDAre and Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture provides useful information to investors regarding our operating performance and debt leverage metrics.

Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture Margin Definition
We calculate consolidated Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture Margin by dividing consolidated Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture by GAAP consolidated Total Revenue. We calculate consolidated, segment or property-level Adjusted EBITDAre Margin by dividing consolidated, segment-, or property-level Adjusted EBITDAre by consolidated, segment-, or property-level GAAP Revenue. We believe Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture Margin is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance because this non-GAAP financial measure helps investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by presenting a ratio showing the quantitative relationship between Adjusted EBITDAre, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Joint Venture and GAAP consolidated Total Revenue or segment or property-level GAAP Revenue, as applicable.

FFO, Adjusted FFO, and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders Definition
We calculate FFO, which definition is clarified by NAREIT in its December 2018 white paper as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP) excluding depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts), gains and losses from the sale of certain real estate assets, gains and losses from a change in control, impairment write-downs of certain real estate assets and investments in entities when the impairment is directly attributable to decreases in the value of depreciated real estate held by the entity, income (loss) from consolidated joint ventures attributable to noncontrolling interest, and pro rata adjustments for unconsolidated joint ventures.

To calculate Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders, we then exclude, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented:

  • right-of-use asset amortization;
  • impairment charges that do not meet the NAREIT definition above;
  • write-offs of deferred financing costs;
  • amortization of debt discounts or premiums and amortization of deferred financing costs;
  • (gains) losses on extinguishment of debt
  • non-cash lease expense;
  • credit loss on held-to-maturity securities;
  • pension settlement charges;
  • additional pro rata adjustments from unconsolidated joint ventures;
  • (gains) losses on other assets;
  • transaction costs on acquisitions;
  • deferred income tax expense (benefit); and
  • any other adjustments we have identified herein.

To calculate adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders (excluding maintenance capex), we then exclude FF&E reserve for managed properties and maintenance capital expenditures for non-managed properties. FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders and Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders (excluding maintenance capex) exclude the ownership portion of Gaylord Rockies joint venture not controlled or owned by the Company.

Beginning in the third quarter of 2020, we refer to unitholders in these measures, reflecting outstanding OP units issued to noncontrolling interests for the first time during third quarter 2020.

We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors regarding the performance of our ongoing operations because each presents a measure of our operations without regard to specified non-cash items such as real estate depreciation and amortization, gain or loss on sale of assets and certain other items, which we believe are not indicative of the performance of our underlying hotel properties. We believe that these items are more representative of our asset base than our ongoing operations. We also use these non-GAAP financial measures as measures in determining our results after considering the impact of our capital structure.

We caution investors that non-GAAP financial measures we present may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies calculate these non-GAAP measures in the same manner. The non-GAAP financial measures we present, and any related per share measures, should not be considered as alternative measures of our Net Income (Loss), operating performance, cash flow or liquidity. These non-GAAP financial measures may include funds that may not be available for our discretionary use due to functional requirements to conserve funds for capital expenditures and property acquisitions and other commitments and uncertainties. Although we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures can enhance an investor’s understanding of our results of operations, these non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed individually, are not necessarily better indicators of any trend as compared to GAAP measures such as Net Income (Loss), Operating Income (Loss), or cash flow from operations.

Investor Relations Contacts:Media Contacts:
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Todd Siefert, Senior Vice President Corporate Finance & TreasurerRobert Winters
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.Alpha IR Group
(615) 316-6344(929) 266-6315
tsiefert@rymanhp.comrobert.winters@alpha-ir.com


       
 RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
      
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
 
 Unaudited  
 (In thousands, except per share data)  
       
       
       
  Three Months Ended
 
  Mar. 31
 
  2021  2020 
Revenues :     
 Rooms$          28,228  $      106,128 
 Food and beverage18,175  145,750 
 Other hotel revenue23,399  33,793 
 Entertainment14,373  27,359 
     Total revenues84,175  313,030 
       
Operating expenses:     
 Rooms9,477  32,308 
 Food and beverage19,329  83,811 
 Other hotel expenses54,557  90,474 
 Management fees753  5,492 
     Total hotel operating expenses84,116  212,085 
 Entertainment18,691  29,346 
 Corporate7,528  8,136 
 Preopening costs399  801 
 Gain on sale of assets(317) (1,261)
 Credit loss on held-to-maturity securities-  5,828 
 Depreciation and amortization53,315  53,345 
     Total operating expenses163,732  308,280 
       
Operating income (loss)(79,557) 4,750 
       
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized(30,796) (29,358)
Interest income1,370  2,371 
Loss on extinguishment of debt(2,949) - 
Loss from consolidated joint ventures(1,609) (1,895)
Other gains and (losses), net374  195 
Loss before income taxes(113,167) (23,937)
       
Provision for income taxes(3,954) (26,799)
Net loss(117,121) (50,736)
       
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture11,793  4,220 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest in Operating Partnership807  - 
Net loss available to common shareholders$       (104,521) $      (46,516)
       
Basic loss per share available to common shareholders$            (1.90) $          (0.85)
Diluted loss per share available to common shareholders$            (1.90) $          (0.85)
       
Weighted average common shares for the period:     
 Basic54,995  54,911 
 Diluted54,995  54,911 
       


 RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
      
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
 Unaudited 
 (In thousands) 
      
   Mar. 31 Dec. 31,
    2021   2020 
      
 ASSETS:    
  Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation $          3,102,335 $          3,117,247
  Cash and cash equivalents - unrestricted 67,138 56,697
  Cash and cash equivalents - restricted 20,657 23,057
  Notes receivable 70,515 71,923
  Trade receivables, net 18,283 20,106
  Prepaid expenses and other assets 105,697 100,494
  Intangible assets 156,925 166,971
   Total assets $          3,541,550 $          3,556,495
      
      
 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY:    
  Debt and finance lease obligations $          2,751,652 $          2,658,008
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 201,229 203,121
  Dividends payable 344 843
  Deferred management rights proceeds 171,948 172,724
  Operating lease liabilities 108,057 107,569
  Deferred income tax liabilities, net 4,446 665
  Other liabilities 92,945 92,779
  Noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture 93,601 100,969
  Total equity 117,328 219,817
   Total liabilities and equity $          3,541,550 $          3,556,495
      



RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS
ADJUSTED EBITDAre RECONCILIATION
Unaudited
(in thousands)
 
 Three Months Ended Mar. 31,
 2021  2020 
 $ Margin $ Margin
Consolidated       
Revenue$           84,175   $         313,030  
Net loss$        (117,121)-139.1% $         (50,736)-16.2%
Interest expense, net29,426   26,987  
Provision for income taxes3,954   26,799  
Depreciation & amortization53,315   53,345  
Gain on sale of assets(317)  (1,261) 
Pro rata EBITDAre from unconsolidated joint ventures15   3  
EBITDAre(30,728)-36.5% 55,137 17.6%
Preopening costs399   801  
Non-cash lease expense1,088   1,117  
Equity-based compensation expense2,522   2,230  
Credit loss on held-to-maturity securities-   5,828  
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds1,321   1,465  
Loss on extinguishment of debt2,949   -  
Transaction costs of acquisitions-   297  
Adjusted EBITDAre$          (22,449)-26.7% $           66,875 21.4%
Adjusted EBITDAre of noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture744   $           (7,706) 
Adjusted EBITDAre, excluding noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture$          (21,705)-25.8% $           59,169 18.9%
        
Hospitality segment       
Revenue$           69,802   $         285,671  
Operating income (loss)$          (63,543)-91.0% $           19,143 6.7%
Depreciation & amortization49,148   49,769  
Gain on sale of assets(317)  (1,261) 
Preopening costs398   107  
Non-cash lease expense1,104   1,113  
Credit loss on held-to-maturity securities-   5,828  
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds1,321   1,465  
Adjusted EBITDAre$          (11,889)-17.0% $           76,164 26.7%
        
Entertainment segment       
Revenue$           14,373   $           27,359  
Operating loss$            (7,920)-55.1% $           (5,786)-21.1%
Depreciation & amortization3,601   3,105  
Preopening costs1   694  
Non-cash lease (revenue) expense(16)  4  
Equity-based compensation467   298  
Transaction costs of acquisitions-   297  
Pro rata adjusted EBITDAre from unconsolidated joint ventures(1,594)  (1,892) 
Adjusted EBITDAre$            (5,461)-38.0% $           (3,280)-12.0%
        
Corporate and Other segment       
Operating loss$            (8,094)  $           (8,607) 
Depreciation & amortization566   471  
Other gains and (losses), net374   195  
Equity-based compensation2,055   1,932  
Adjusted EBITDAre$            (5,099)  $           (6,009) 
        


      
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS
FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS ("FFO") AND ADJUSTED FFO RECONCILIATION
Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)
      
        
 Three Months Ended Mar. 31,
 2021  2020 
Consolidated     
Net loss$        (117,121) $         (50,736)
Noncontrolling interest in consolidated joint venture11,793  4,220 
Net loss available to common shareholders and unit holders(105,328) (46,516)
Depreciation & amortization53,278  53,308 
Adjustments for noncontrolling interest(7,930) (8,557)
Pro rata adjustments from joint ventures15  5 
FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders(59,965) (1,760)
      
Right-of-use asset amortization37  37 
Non-cash lease expense1,088  1,117 
Credit loss on held-to-maturity securities-  5,828 
Gain on other assets(317) (1,261)
Amortization of deferred financing costs2,209  1,894 
Amortization of debt premiums(70) (67)
Loss on extinguishment of debt2,949  - 
Adjustments for noncontrolling interest(217) (214)
Transaction costs of acquisitions-  297 
Deferred tax expense3,781  26,559 
Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders$          (50,505) $           32,430 
Capital expenditures (1)(152) (13,719)
Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders (ex. maintenance capex)$          (50,657) $           18,711 
      
      
Basic net loss per share$             (1.90) $             (0.85)
Diluted net loss per share $             (1.90) $             (0.85)
      
FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders per basic share/unit$             (1.08) $             (0.03)
Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders and unit holders per basic share/unit$             (0.91) $              0.59 
      
FFO available to common shareholders per diluted share/unit$             (1.08) $             (0.03)
Adjusted FFO available to common shareholders per diluted share/unit$             (0.91) $              0.59 
      
Weighted average common shares and OP units for the period:     
Basic55,422  54,911 
Diluted55,422  54,911 
      
     (1) Represents FF&E reserve for managed properties and maintenance capital expenditures for non-managed properties. Note that beginning in  
     March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, contributions to the FF&E reserve for managed properties have been temporarily suspended.  
      



RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS
HOSPITALITY SEGMENT ADJUSTED EBITDAre RECONCILIATIONS AND OPERATING METRICS
Unaudited
(in thousands)
 
 Three Months Ended Mar. 31,
 2021
 2020
 $ Margin $ Margin
Hospitality segment       
Revenue$           69,802   $         285,671  
Operating income (loss)$          (63,543)-91.0% $           19,143 6.7%
Depreciation & amortization49,148   49,769  
Gain on sale of assets(317)   (1,261)  
Preopening costs398   107  
Non-cash lease expense1,104   1,113  
Credit loss on held-to-maturity securities-   5,828  
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds1,321   1,465  
Adjusted EBITDAre$          (11,889)-17.0% $           76,164 26.7%
        
Occupancy16.4%   57.1%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$           189.42   $           202.09  
RevPAR$             31.02   $           115.36  
OtherPAR$             45.69   $           195.15  
Total RevPAR$             76.71   $           310.51  
        
        
        
Gaylord Opryland       
Revenue$           21,759   $           76,127  
Operating income (loss)$          (11,750)-54.0% $           14,005 18.4%
Depreciation & amortization8,583   8,798  
Gain on sale of assets(317)  (1,261) 
Non-cash lease (revenue) expense2   (22) 
Adjusted EBITDAre$            (3,482)-16.0% $           21,520 28.3%
        
Occupancy18.3%   60.4%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$           210.04   $           194.54  
RevPAR$             38.37   $           117.46  
OtherPAR$             45.34   $           172.21  
Total RevPAR$             83.71   $           289.67  
        
        
        
Gaylord Palms       
Revenue$           15,117   $           45,375  
Operating income (loss)$            (6,017)-39.8% $             7,072 15.6%
Depreciation & amortization4,124   4,284  
Preopening costs398   107  
Non-cash lease expense1,102   1,135  
Adjusted EBITDAre$              (393)-2.6% $           12,598 27.8%
        
Occupancy24.3%   62.6%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$           191.71   $           216.67  
RevPAR$             46.66   $           135.56  
OtherPAR$             71.96   $           216.58  
Total RevPAR$           118.62   $           352.14  
        
        
        
Gaylord Texan       
Revenue$           18,358   $           55,996  
Operating income (loss)$            (4,781)-26.0% $           13,379 23.9%
Depreciation & amortization6,229   6,463  
Adjusted EBITDAre$             1,448 7.9% $           19,842 35.4%
        
Occupancy22.6%   56.3%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$           189.83   $           204.70  
RevPAR$             42.99   $           115.26  
OtherPAR$             69.46   $           223.96  
Total RevPAR$           112.45   $           339.22  
        
        
        
Gaylord National       
Revenue$             1,257   $           49,394  
Operating loss$          (14,523)-1155.4% $         (12,921)-26.2%
Depreciation & amortization6,866   6,941  
Credit loss on held-to-maturity securities-   5,828  
Interest income on Gaylord National bonds1,321   1,465  
Adjusted EBITDAre$            (6,336)-504.1% $             1,313 2.7%
        
Occupancy0.0%   51.9%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$-   $           207.08  
RevPAR$-   $           107.51  
OtherPAR$               7.00   $           164.43  
Total RevPAR$               7.00   $           271.94  
        
        
        
Gaylord Rockies       
Revenue$           11,970   $           54,598  
Operating loss (1)$          (24,699)-206.3% $           (1,739)-3.2%
Depreciation & amortization22,691   22,609  
Adjusted EBITDAre (1)$            (2,008)-16.8% $           20,870 38.2%
        
Occupancy17.4%   57.4%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$           175.28   $           203.31  
RevPAR$             30.46   $           116.63  
OtherPAR$             58.15   $           283.09  
Total RevPAR$             88.61   $           399.72  
        
        
        
The AC Hotel at National Harbor       
Revenue$                805   $             1,849  
Operating loss$              (765)-95.0% $              (317)-17.1%
Depreciation & amortization329   336  
Adjusted EBITDAre$              (436)-54.2% $                 19 1.0%
        
Occupancy33.3%   43.6%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$           125.99   $           206.29  
RevPAR$             41.89   $             90.00  
OtherPAR$               4.68   $             15.83  
Total RevPAR$             46.57   $           105.83  
        
        
        
The Inn at Opryland (2)       
Revenue$                536   $             2,332  
Operating (loss)$            (1,008)-188.1% $              (336)-14.4%
Depreciation & amortization326   338  
Adjusted EBITDAre$              (682)-127.2% $                   2 0.1%
        
Occupancy15.9%   45.8%  
Average daily rate (ADR)$           104.19   $           137.36  
RevPAR$             16.55   $             62.90  
OtherPAR$               3.09   $             21.69  
Total RevPAR$             19.64   $             84.59  

(1) Operating loss and Adjusted EBITDAre for Gaylord Rockies exclude asset management fees paid to RHP of $0.1 million and $0.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(2) Includes other hospitality revenue and expense


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