Press Release

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Completes Sale of Hotel Palomar Washington, DC

Company Release - 2/25/2019 7:00 AM ET

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it has closed on the sale of the 335-room, Hotel Palomar Washington, DC for $141.5 million. The sale closed on February 22, 2019.

The sale price of $141.5 million reflects a 14.9x EBITDA multiple and a 5.9% net operating income capitalization rate (after an assumed annual capital reserve of 4.0% of total hotel revenues) based on the hotel’s operating performance for 2018. When combined with the recently announced sale of The Liaison Capitol Hill, the aggregate sales proceeds of $252.5 million for these two sales reflect a 15.7x EBITDA multiple and a 5.5% net operating income capitalization rate based on the operating performance of the hotels in 2018.

Proceeds from the sale of Hotel Palomar Washington, DC will be utilized for general business purposes which may include reducing the Company’s outstanding debt. As a result of this completed sale, the Company estimates its total net debt to trailing 12-month corporate EBITDA will be approximately 4.7 times at the end of the first quarter 2019.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 61 hotels, totaling approximately 14,600 guest rooms, located in 10 states and the District of Columbia, in the following markets: Del Mar, California; Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and West Hollywood); San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Santa Cruz, California; Washington, DC; Coral Gables, Florida; Key West, Florida; Naples, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; and Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit us at www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us on Twitter at @PebblebrookPEB.

All information in this press release is as of February 25, 2019. The Company undertakes no duty to update the statements in this press release to conform the statements to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “intend,” “expect,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “approximately,” “believe,” “could,” “project,” “predict,” “forecast,” “continue,” “assume,” “plan,” references to “outlook” or other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections and forecasts and other forward-looking information and estimates. Examples of forward-looking statements include the following: projections and forecasts of total net debt to trailing 12-month corporate EBITDA; descriptions of the Company’s plans or objectives for future operations, acquisitions or services; forecasts of the Company’s future economic and descriptions of assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing expectations including assumptions regarding the timing of their occurrence. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the state of the U.S. economy and the supply of hotel properties, and other factors as are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. Unless legally required, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Hotel Palomar Washington, DC
Reconciliation of Hotel Net Income to Hotel EBITDA and Hotel Net Operating Income
Trailing Twelve Months
(Unaudited, in millions)
 
 

Twelve months ended
December 31,

2018
 
Hotel net income $4.3
 
Adjustment:
Depreciation and amortization 5.2
 
Hotel EBITDA $9.5  
 
Adjustment:
Capital reserve (1.1 )
 
Hotel Net Operating Income $8.4  
 

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the hotel’s results of operations determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

The Company has presented trailing twelve-month hotel EBITDA and trailing twelve-month hotel net operating income after capital reserves because it believes these measures provide investors and analysts with an understanding of the hotel-level operating performance. These non-GAAP measures do not represent amounts available for management’s discretionary use, because of needed capital replacement or expansion, debt service obligations or other commitments and uncertainties, nor are they indicative of funds available to fund the Company’s cash needs, including its ability to make distributions.

 

The Company’s presentation of the hotel’s trailing twelve-month EBITDA and trailing twelve-month net operating income after capital reserves should not be considered as an alternative to net income (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of the hotel’s financial performance. The table above is a reconciliation of the hotel’s trailing twelve-month EBITDA and net operating income after capital reserves calculations to net income in accordance with GAAP. Any differences are a result of rounding.

 
 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Historical Operating Data
($ in millions, except ADR and RevPAR)
(Unaudited)
 
Historical Operating Data:          
 
First Quarter
2017
Second Quarter
2017
Third Quarter
2017
Fourth Quarter
2017
Full Year
2017
 
Occupancy 78% 87% 88% 77% 83%
ADR $240 $259 $255 $239 $249
RevPAR $188 $225 $225 $184 $206
 
Hotel Revenues $356.1 $426.0 $421.2 $368.4 $1,571.6
Hotel EBITDA $107.6 $160.4 $155.0 $111.8 $534.7
Hotel EBITDA Margin 30.2% 37.6% 36.8% 30.3% 34.0%
 
First Quarter
2018
Second Quarter
2018
Third Quarter
2018
 
Occupancy 76% 87% 89%
ADR $236 $262 $260
RevPAR $180 $228 $230
 
Hotel Revenues $347.8 $435.1 $434.0
Hotel EBITDA $97.5 $161.7 $158.6
Hotel EBITDA Margin 28.0% 37.2% 36.5%
 

These historical hotel operating results include information for all of the hotels the Company owned as of February 25, 2019. These historical operating results include periods prior to the Company's ownership of the hotels. The information above does not reflect the Company's corporate general and administrative expense, interest expense, property acquisition costs, depreciation and amortization, taxes and other expenses. Any differences are a result of rounding.

 

The information above has not been audited and has been presented only for comparison purposes.

 

Raymond D. Martz, Chief Financial Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust - (240) 507-1330

Source: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust