Marriott International, Inc., today reported third quarter 2023 results
- Third quarter 2023 comparable systemwide constant dollar RevPAR increased 8.8 percent worldwide, 4.3 percent in the U.S. & Canada, and 21.8 percent in international markets, compared to the 2022 third quarter;
- Third quarter reported diluted EPS totaled $2.51, compared to reported diluted EPS of $1.94 in the year-ago quarter. Third quarter adjusted diluted EPS totaled $2.11, compared to third quarter 2022 adjusted diluted EPS of $1.69;
- Third quarter reported net income totaled $752 million, compared to reported net income of $630 million in the year-ago quarter. Third quarter adjusted net income totaled $634 million, compared to third quarter 2022 adjusted net income of $551 million;
- Adjusted EBITDA totaled $1,142 million in the 2023 third quarter, compared to third quarter 2022 adjusted EBITDA of $985 million;
- The company added approximately 17,200 rooms globally during the third quarter, including roughly 13,000 rooms in international markets and more than 4,900 conversion rooms;
- At the end of the quarter, Marriott’s worldwide development pipeline totaled more than 3,200 properties and nearly 557,000 rooms, including roughly 40,300 of pipeline rooms approved, but not yet subject to signed contracts. Approximately 238,000 rooms in the pipeline were under construction as of the end of the third quarter;
- Marriott repurchased 4.8 million shares of common stock for $950 million during the third quarter. Year to date through October 31, the company has returned $3.7 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today reported third quarter 2023 results.
Anthony Capuano, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are extremely pleased with our results in the quarter. Worldwide RevPAR grew 9 percent year over year, reflecting robust demand around the world. International RevPAR increased 22 percent, with particular strength in Asia Pacific. Both occupancy and rate contributed to global RevPAR gains in the third quarter, and cross-border travel continued to rise.
“In the U.S. & Canada, RevPAR rose more than 4 percent, with many urban markets showing outsized growth. Group and business transient saw mid-single digit hotel revenue gains in the quarter, largely driven by rate increases. Leisure transient demand in the region has also remained solid, leading to 4 percent hotel revenue growth for the segment compared to the year-ago quarter.
“Given the meaningful benefits we deliver to owners, demand for our brands remains strong. Through the first three quarters of 2023, we’ve signed more than 100,000 organic rooms, including the MGM Resorts International deal, an impressive 60 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Even with 5 percent net rooms growth in the last four quarters, our development pipeline continues to grow. Of our record 557,000-room pipeline, 43 percent is under construction.
“With continued momentum in our business around the world, we are raising our full year 2023 worldwide RevPAR growth guidance to 14 to 15 percent year over year and expect to return $4.3 billion to $4.5 billion to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends.”
Third Quarter 2023 Results
Marriott’s reported operating income totaled $1,099 million in the 2023 third quarter, compared to 2022 third quarter reported operating income of $958 million. Reported net income totaled $752 million in the 2023 third quarter, compared to 2022 third quarter reported net income of $630 million. Reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $2.51 in the quarter, compared to reported diluted EPS of $1.94 in the year-ago quarter.
Adjusted operating income in the 2023 third quarter totaled $959 million, compared to 2022 third quarter adjusted operating income of $815 million. Third quarter 2023 adjusted net income totaled $634 million, compared to 2022 third quarter adjusted net income of $551 million. Adjusted diluted EPS in the 2023 third quarter totaled $2.11, compared to adjusted diluted EPS of $1.69 in the year-ago quarter. The 2023 third quarter adjusted results excluded a $24 million ($16 million after-tax and $0.05 per share) gain on the sale of a hotel in the Caribbean & Latin America (CALA) region. The 2022 third quarter adjusted results excluded special tax items of $30 million ($0.09 per share) and a $2 million ($2 million after-tax and $0.01 per share) gain on an investee’s property sale.
Adjusted results also excluded cost reimbursement revenue, reimbursed expenses and merger-related charges and other expenses. See pages A-3 and A-11 for the calculation of adjusted results and the manner in which the adjusted measures are determined in this press release.
Base management and franchise fees totaled $1,054 million in the 2023 third quarter, an 11 percent increase compared to base management and franchise fees of $953 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase is primarily attributable to RevPAR increases and unit growth. Non-RevPAR-related franchise fees in the 2023 third quarter totaled $208 million, an 8 percent increase compared to $192 million in the year-ago quarter, largely driven by higher co-brand credit card fees.
Incentive management fees totaled $143 million in the 2023 third quarter, a 35 percent increase compared to $106 million in the 2022 third quarter. Managed hotels in international markets contributed 77 percent of the incentive fees earned in the quarter.
Owned, leased, and other revenue, net of direct expenses, totaled $70 million in the 2023 third quarter, compared to $44 million in the year-ago quarter. Results in the 2022 quarter included a $19 million expense accrual related to a portfolio of 12 leased hotels in the U.S. & Canada.
General, administrative, and other expenses for the 2023 third quarter totaled $239 million,
compared to $216 million in the year-ago quarter. The year-over-year change largely reflects higher staffing levels.
Gains and other income, net, totaled $28 million, compared to $3 million in the 2022 third quarter. Gains and other income, net, in the 2023 third quarter primarily reflected a $24 million gain associated with the sale of a hotel in the CALA region.
Interest expense, net, totaled $139 million in the 2023 third quarter, compared to $93 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase was largely due to higher interest expense associated with higher debt balances.
Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) totaled $1,142 million in the 2023 third quarter, compared to third quarter 2022 adjusted EBITDA of $985 million. See page A-11 for the adjusted EBITDA calculation.
Selected Performance Information
Marriott added 97 properties (17,192 rooms) to its worldwide lodging portfolio during the 2023 third quarter, including roughly 13,000 rooms in international markets and more than 4,900 conversion rooms. Eleven properties (1,494 rooms) exited the system during the quarter. At the end of the quarter, Marriott’s global lodging system totaled nearly 8,700 properties, with approximately 1,581,000 rooms.
At the end of the quarter, the company’s worldwide development pipeline totaled 3,239 properties with nearly 557,000 rooms, including 242 properties with roughly 40,300 rooms approved for development, but not yet subject to signed contracts. The pipeline includes 1,081 properties with approximately 238,000 rooms under construction, or 43 percent, including approximately 37,000 rooms from the MGM deal.
In the 2023 third quarter, worldwide RevPAR increased 8.8 percent (an 8.7 percent increase using actual dollars) compared to the 2022 third quarter. RevPAR in the U.S. & Canada increased 4.3 percent (a 4.2 percent increase using actual dollars), and RevPAR in international markets increased 21.8 percent (a 22.0 percent increase using actual dollars).
Balance Sheet & Common Stock
At the end of the quarter, Marriott’s total debt was $11.8 billion and cash and equivalents totaled $0.7 billion, compared to $10.1 billion in debt and $0.5 billion of cash and equivalents at year-end 2022.
Year to date through October 31, the company has repurchased 18.3 million shares for $3.3 billion.
In the third quarter, the company issued $450 million of Series LL Senior Notes due in 2026 with a 5.45 percent interest rate coupon and $700 million of Series MM Senior Notes due in 2028 with a 5.55 percent interest rate coupon.
Marriott anticipates that the 37,000 rooms related to its deal with MGM will now be added to its distribution in early 2024. As such, the company now expects full year 2023 net rooms growth of 4.2 to 4.5 percent, higher than its August 2, 2023 guidance when excluding the MGM rooms.
1See pages A-12 and A-13 for the adjusted EBITDA calculations.
2Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS – diluted for fourth quarter and full year 2023 do not include cost reimbursement revenue, reimbursed expenses, merger-related charges and other expenses, special tax items, or any additional asset sales that may occur during the year, each of which the company cannot forecast with sufficient accuracy and without unreasonable efforts, and which may be significant. Adjusted EPS – diluted for full year 2023 excludes a special tax item of $100 million and an asset sale gain of $24 million reported in the first three quarters of 2023. See page A-3 for the Adjusted EPS – diluted calculation for the first three quarters of 2023.
3Assumes the level of capital return to shareholders noted above.
4Investment spending includes capital and technology expenditures, loan advances, contract acquisition costs, and other investing activities.
5 Assumes the level of investment spending noted above and that no asset sales occur during the remainder of the year.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will conduct its quarterly earnings review for the investment community and news media on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call will be webcast simultaneously via Marriott’s investor relations website at http://www.marriott.com/investor, click on “Events & Presentations” and click on the quarterly conference call link. A replay will be available at that same website until November 2, 2024.
The telephone dial-in number for the conference call is US Toll Free: 800-579-2543, or Global: +1 785-424-1789. The conference ID is MAR3Q23. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from 1:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 2, 2023, until 8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 9, 2023. To access the replay, call US Toll Free: 800-839-1246 or Global: +1 402-220-0464.
1 All occupancy, Average Daily Rate (ADR) and RevPAR statistics and estimates are systemwide constant dollar. Unless otherwise stated, all changes refer to year-over-year changes for the comparable period. Occupancy, ADR and RevPAR comparisons between 2023 and 2022 reflect properties that are comparable in both years.
Note on forward-looking statements: All statements in this press release and the accompanying schedules are made as of November 2, 2023. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release and the accompanying schedules contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, including statements related to our RevPAR, rooms growth and other financial metric estimates, outlook and assumptions; travel and lodging demand trends and expectations; our development pipeline and growth expectations; and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous evolving risks and uncertainties that we may not be able to accurately predict or assess, including the risk factors that we describe in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release.
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