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Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Aug 8, 2017

– Consolidated Net Income of $47.3 Million

– Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of $98.5 Million

– RevPAR Decrease of 0.7 Percent; Total RevPAR Increase of 0.3 Percent Compared to Second Quarter 2016 –

– Capital Projects Across Hospitality and Entertainment Segments Remain on Pace –

– Raises Full-Year Guidance Midpoint –

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 08, 2017 (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 second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties, said, “Our businesses delivered another solid quarter of results that were consistent with our expectations at the outset of 2017. This steady performance comes amidst a busy calendar of development activity for both our Hospitality and Entertainment segments as we continue to enhance our competitive position and set the stage for future growth across our portfolio.

In our Hospitality segment, forward-booking production remained strong in second quarter 2017 despite a challenging comparison from second quarter 2016. The group segment continues to perform well, and we remain enthusiastic about the demand we are seeing for future years, particularly given the capital investment projects we have coming online in our Hospitality segment over the next 18 months.”

Second Quarter and Year-to-Date 2017 Results (As Compared to Second Quarter and Year-to-Date 2016) Included the Following:

Consolidated Results
($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,  
  2017   2016   % ∆     2017   2016   % ∆  
Total Revenue $ 298,778     $ 296,215     0.9 %     $ 574,820     $ 557,712     3.1 %  
                           
Operating Income $ 64,693     $ 66,945     -3.4 %     $ 111,753     $ 105,739     5.7 %  
Operating Income Margin   21.7 %     22.6 %   -0.9pt       19.4 %     19.0 %   0.4pt  
                           
Net Income $ 47,292     $ 51,331     -7.9 %     $ 79,912     $ 77,677     2.9 %  
Net Income Margin   15.8 %     17.3 %   -1.5pt       13.9 %     13.9 %   0.0pt  
Net Income per diluted share $ 0.92     $ 1.00     -8.0 %     $ 1.56     $ 1.51     3.3 %  
                           
Adjusted EBITDA $ 98,488     $ 99,058     -0.6 %     $ 179,049     $ 172,474     3.8 %  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   33.0 %     33.4 %   -0.4pt       31.1 %     30.9 %   0.2pt  
                           
Funds From Operations (FFO) $ 74,989     $ 77,756     -3.6 %     $ 135,264     $ 132,880     1.8 %  
FFO per diluted share $ 1.46     $ 1.52     -3.9 %     $ 2.64     $ 2.59     1.9 %  
                           
Adjusted FFO $ 79,775     $ 81,586     -2.2 %     $ 142,528     $ 138,136     3.2 %  
Adjusted FFO per diluted share $ 1.55     $ 1.59     -2.5 %     $ 2.78     $ 2.69     3.3 %  


For the Company’s definitions of Operating Income Margin, Net Income Margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, FFO, and Adjusted FFO, as well as a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted FFO to Net Income, see “Calculation of GAAP Margin Figures,” “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” “Adjusted EBITDA Definition,” “Adjusted EBITDA Margin Definition,” “Adjusted FFO Definition” and “Supplemental Financial Results” below.

Operating Results

Hospitality Segment

For the three months and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company reported the following:

($ in thousands, except for ADR, RevPAR and Total RevPAR)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,  
  2017   2016   % ∆     2017   2016   % ∆  
                           
Hospitality Revenue $ 263,373     $ 262,329     0.4 %     $ 517,527     $ 506,520     2.2 %  
                           
Hospitality Operating Income $ 61,443     $ 63,018     -2.5 %     $ 113,575     $ 108,477     4.7 %  
Hospitality Operating Income Margin   23.3 %     24.0 %   -0.7pt       21.9 %     21.4 %   0.5pt  
                           
Hospitality Adjusted EBITDA $ 91,373     $ 91,502     -0.1 %     $ 172,949     $ 167,843     3.0 %  
Hospitality Adjusted EBITDA Margin   34.7 %     34.9 %   -0.2pt       33.4 %     33.1 %   0.3pt  
                           
Hospitality Performance Metrics                    
Occupancy   76.7 %     78.0 %   -1.3pt       74.7 %     74.1 %   0.6pt  
Average Daily Rate (ADR) $ 191.00     $ 188.86     1.1 %     $ 190.68     $ 186.19     2.4 %  
RevPAR $ 146.42     $ 147.40     -0.7 %     $ 142.37     $ 137.98     3.2 %  
Total RevPAR $ 348.45     $ 347.32     0.3 %     $ 344.24     $ 335.51     2.6 %  
                           
Gross Definite Rooms Nights Booked   546,208       604,093     -9.6 %       1,028,001       990,659     3.8 %  
Net Definite Rooms Nights Booked   309,065       429,507     -28.0 %       696,789       748,522     -6.9 %  
Group Attrition (as % of contracted block)   14.4 %     12.8 %   1.6pt       12.9 %     11.9 %   1.0pt  
Cancellations ITYFTY (1)   12,544       12,739     -1.5 %       32,723       28,512     14.8 %  
                           
(1)  "ITYFTY" represents In The Year For The Year.                  


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 second quarter 2017 are presented in greater detail below and under “Supplemental Financial Results—Hospitality Segment Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliations,” which includes a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures Hospitality Adjusted EBITDA to Hospitality Operating Income, and property-level Adjusted EBITDA to property-level Operating Income for each of the hotel properties. Highlights for second quarter 2017 for the Hospitality segment and at each property include:

  • Hospitality Segment: Total revenue increased 0.4 percent to $263.4 million in second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016. Total RevPAR increased by 0.3 percent for the quarter, driven by an increase in both ADR and other hotel revenue that was partially offset by a 130 basis point decline in occupancy as compared to the second quarter of 2016. The shift in the Easter holiday into the second quarter in 2017 had an estimated 170 basis point unfavorable impact to RevPAR, compared to second quarter 2016. In addition, the planned rooms renovation project at Gaylord Opryland impacted occupancy for the Hospitality segment, as approximately 18,800 room nights were out of service during the quarter, compared to 8,630 room nights out of service in second quarter 2016.  Hospitality segment operating income declined by 2.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to the second quarter of 2016. Hospitality segment Adjusted EBITDA was flat at $91.4 million compared to second quarter 2016.

    ($ in thousands, except for ADR, RevPAR and Total RevPAR)
      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
      June 30,   June 30,
Gaylord Opryland   2017   2016   % ∆   2017   2016   % ∆  
Revenue     $ 80,260     $ 79,582     0.9 %   $ 155,222     $ 155,222     0.0 %  
Operating Income   $ 20,777     $ 21,359     -2.7 %   $ 36,418     $ 37,908     -3.9 %  
Operating Income Margin       25.9 %     26.8 %   -0.9pt     23.5 %     24.4 %   -0.9pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 29,150     $ 28,707     1.5 %   $ 52,888     $ 52,797     0.2 %  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   36.3 %     36.1 %   0.2pt     34.1 %     34.0 %   0.1pt  
                             
Occupancy     72.8 %     77.2 %   -4.4pt     70.6 %     74.3 %   -3.7pt  
Average daily rate (ADR)     $ 180.11     $ 180.88     -0.4 %   $ 178.76     $ 173.67     2.9 %  
RevPAR     $ 131.07     $ 139.58     -6.1 %   $ 126.16     $ 129.08     -2.3 %  
Total RevPAR   $ 305.40     $ 303.45     0.6 %   $ 296.95     $ 295.93     0.3 %  

 

  • Gaylord Opryland: Total revenue increased by 0.9 percent to $80.3 million in second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016, driven by strong food and beverage performance which offset a decrease in occupancy of 440 basis points compared to the second quarter of 2016. There were 18,800 room nights out of service during the second quarter of 2017 due to planned room renovations of the Delta section of the hotel, compared to 8,630 room nights out of service in second quarter 2016. The room renovation program at Gaylord Opryland is expected to be complete in third quarter 2017. Operating income decreased 2.7 percent to $20.8 million in the second quarter of 2017, compared to the second quarter of 2016, primarily due to an increase in depreciation and amortization expense related to additional fixed assets associated with the ongoing rooms renovation program at the hotel, which was partially offset by lower than anticipated property tax accrual. Adjusted EBITDA increased by 1.5 percent to $29.2 million compared to second quarter 2016, primarily due to the decrease in property tax accrual.  During the second quarter of 2017, the property broke ground on its $90 million resort water feature, which is scheduled to open in the second half of 2018.  

    ($ in thousands, except for ADR, RevPAR and Total RevPAR)
      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
      June 30,   June 30,
Gaylord Palms   2017   2016   % ∆   2017   2016   % ∆  
Revenue     $ 48,184     $ 45,683     5.5 %   $ 102,381     $ 101,442     0.9 %  
Operating Income   $ 9,387     $ 8,062     16.4 %   $ 22,501     $ 22,941     -1.9 %  
Operating Income Margin   19.5 %     17.6 %   1.9pt     22.0 %     22.6 %   -0.6pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 15,425     $ 14,135     9.1 %   $ 34,614     $ 35,033     -1.2 %  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   32.0 %     30.9 %   1.1pt     33.8 %     34.5 %   -0.7pt  
                             
                             
Occupancy     80.3 %     78.3 %   2.0pt     80.1 %     80.1 %   0.0pt  
Average daily rate (ADR)   $ 181.68     $ 167.77     8.3 %   $ 194.21     $ 181.31     7.1 %  
RevPAR     $ 145.91     $ 131.37     11.1 %   $ 155.52     $ 145.16     7.1 %  
Total RevPAR   $ 373.94     $ 354.52     5.5 %   $ 399.47     $ 395.02     1.1 %  

 

  • Gaylord Palms: Total revenue increased 5.5 percent to $48.2 million in second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016, driven by higher corporate and transient room nights and overall growth in ADR of 8.3 percent. An increase in food and beverage revenue and the addition of new resort pool amenities also contributed to revenue growth compared to second quarter 2016. While corporate room nights were higher in the quarter compared to second quarter 2016, overall group room nights were down 4.8 percent due to the shift in the Easter holiday into second quarter 2017. Occupancy increased by 200 basis points to 80.3 percent compared to second quarter 2016, while RevPAR increased 11.1 percent. Operating income increased 16.4 percent to $9.4 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA increased 9.1 percent to $15.4 million compared to second quarter 2016.  The increases in operating income and Adjusted EBITDA were driven mostly by the strong room revenue performance year-over-year and supported by an increase in food and beverage revenue, including contributions from the new resort pool amenities.

    ($ in thousands, except for ADR, RevPAR and Total RevPAR)
      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
      June 30,   June 30,
Gaylord Texan   2017   2016   % ∆   2017   2016   % ∆  
Revenue     $ 52,772     $ 56,350     -6.3 %   $ 109,517     $ 110,021     -0.5 %  
Operating Income   $ 12,631     $ 15,607     -19.1 %   $ 28,521     $ 29,956     -4.8 %  
Operating Income Margin       23.9 %     27.7 %   -3.8pt     26.0 %     27.2 %   -1.2pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 17,771     $ 20,633     -13.9 %   $ 38,771     $ 39,986     -3.0 %  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   33.7 %     36.6 %   -2.9pt     35.4 %     36.3 %   -0.9pt  
                             
Occupancy     72.7 %     79.8 %   -7.1pt     76.1 %     76.4 %   -0.3pt  
Average daily rate (ADR)   $ 190.73     $ 198.00     -3.7 %   $ 189.76     $ 192.02     -1.2 %  
RevPAR     $ 138.66     $ 158.09     -12.3 %   $ 144.44     $ 146.74     -1.6 %  
Total RevPAR   $ 383.79     $ 409.81     -6.3 %   $ 400.44     $ 400.07     0.1 %  

 

  • Gaylord Texan:  Total revenue decreased 6.3 percent to $52.8 million in second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016 due to an occupancy decrease of 710 basis points and a 3.7 percent decrease in ADR.  RevPAR and Total RevPAR decreased by 12.3 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively, on a year-over-year basis, driven by a decrease in group occupancy, partially due to the shift in the Easter holiday into second quarter 2017. The property also faced a difficult year-over-year comparison from last year’s nearly 80 percent second quarter occupancy. Operating income decreased 19.1 percent to $12.6 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA declined 13.9 percent to $17.8 million compared to second quarter 2016. The decreases in operating income and Adjusted EBITDA were driven primarily by the decline in overall occupancy. The previously-announced room and meeting space expansion at Gaylord Texan continues to be on pace and on budget, with an anticipated opening in second quarter 2018. Advanced bookings for the new rooms, as well as the 60,000 square feet of additional high-quality meeting space, remain strong.

    ($ in thousands, except for ADR, RevPAR and Total RevPAR)
      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
      June 30,   June 30,
Gaylord National   2017   2016   % ∆   2017   2016   % ∆  
Revenue     $ 73,995     $ 73,550     0.6 %   $ 136,452     $ 127,705     6.8 %  
Operating Income   $ 16,152     $ 15,976     1.1 %   $ 22,861     $ 15,219     50.2 %  
Operating Income Margin       21.8 %     21.7 %   0.1pt     16.8 %     11.9 %   4.9pt  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 25,869     $ 25,363     2.0 %   $ 42,080     $ 36,274     16.0 %  
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   35.0 %     34.5 %   0.5pt     30.8 %     28.4 %   2.4pt  
                             
Occupancy     81.3 %     76.6 %   4.7pt     75.5 %     68.5 %   7.0pt  
Average daily rate (ADR)     $ 214.42     $ 217.96     -1.6 %   $ 210.19     $ 214.48     -2.0 %  
RevPAR     $ 174.41     $ 167.01     4.4 %   $ 158.76     $ 147.00     8.0 %  
Total RevPAR   $ 407.38     $ 404.93     0.6 %   $ 377.69     $ 351.54     7.4 %  

 

  • Gaylord National: Total revenue increased 0.6 percent to $74.0 million in second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016, driven by a solid 470 basis point increase in occupancy and a 4.4 percent increase in RevPAR. Operating income increased 1.1 percent to $16.2 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA increased 2.0 percent to $25.9 million in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to the second quarter of 2016. The increases in operating income and Adjusted EBITDA were driven by higher occupancy and increases in ancillary revenue, such as parking and resort fees, associated with the increase in occupancy. The previously-announced Riverview Ballroom opened in May 2017 and has been well received by groups and leisure customers.

Reed continued, “We are pleased with the profitability our hotels delivered despite the occupancy and calendar-related challenges they faced this quarter. Gaylord National and Gaylord Palms delivered particularly strong results this quarter, with Gaylord National boasting record occupancy for the quarter and Gaylord Palms benefitting from the addition of teen-friendly resort pool amenities, which positively impacted transient occupancy.

Our Hospitality development projects, including our joint venture investment in the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, remain on pace and on budget, and we look forward to further capitalizing on these investments in the years ahead.”

Entertainment Segment
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company reported the following:

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
($ in thousands) June 30,   June 30,
  2017 2016 % ∆   2017 2016 % ∆
               
Revenue $ 35,405   $ 33,886   4.5 %   $ 57,293   $ 51,192   11.9 %
Operating Income $ 11,379   $ 11,491   -1.0 %   $ 14,373   $ 12,454   15.4 %
Operating Income Margin     32.1 %   33.9 % -1.8pt     25.1 %   24.3 % 0.8pt
Adjusted EBITDA $ 13,537   $ 13,247   2.2 %   $ 18,762   $ 16,019   17.1 %
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   38.2 %   39.1 % -0.9pt     32.7 %   31.3 % 1.4pt

Reed continued, “Our existing entertainment assets performed well during the second quarter as Nashville’s popularity as a tourism destination continues. We will continue to invest in these core assets and their unique value proposition in addition to preparing for the launch of our new retail, restaurant and entertainment venues Opry City Stage and Ole Red Tishomingo, which are expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2017. Our flagship Ole Red location is slated to open in downtown Nashville in the spring of 2018.”  

Corporate and Other Segment Results
For the three months and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company reported the following:

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
($ in thousands) June 30,   June 30,
  2017 2016 % ∆   2017 2016 % ∆
               
Operating Loss ($ 8,129 )   ($ 7,564 )   -7.5 %   ($ 16,195 )   ($ 15,192 )   -6.6 %
Adjusted EBITDA ($ 6,422 ) ($ 5,691 ) -12.8 %   ($ 12,662 ) ($ 11,388 ) -11.2 %

Corporate and Other Segment Operating Loss and Adjusted EBITDA for second quarter 2017, as compared to second quarter 2016, includes an increase in administrative and employment costs associated with investments in the Company’s growth initiatives in both the Hospitality and Entertainment segments.

Dividend Update
The Company paid its second quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.80 per share of common stock on July 14, 2017 to stockholders of record as of June 19, 2017. It is the Company’s current plan to distribute total 2017 annual dividends of approximately $3.20 per share in cash in equal quarterly payments with the remaining payments occurring in October of 2017 and January of 2018. Any future dividend is subject to the Board of Director’s determinations as to the amount of quarterly distributions and the timing thereof.  

Balance Sheet/Liquidity Update
As of June 30, 2017, the Company had total debt outstanding of $1,560.7 million, net of unamortized deferred financing costs, and unrestricted cash of $49.6 million. As of June 30, 2017, $140.5 million of borrowings were drawn under the revolving credit line of the Company’s credit facility, and the lending banks had issued $2.1 million in letters of credit, which left $557.4 million of availability for borrowing under the credit facility.

On May 23, 2017, the Company announced the completion of several refinancing activities, which included the extension of its revolving credit facility, the refinancing of its Term B loan facility, and the addition of a new secured Term Loan A facility. These financing activities took advantage of favorable conditions in the capital markets to extend the earliest maturity of the Company’s outstanding debt by two years, lower the Company’s average cost of capital and create additional liquidity for the Company moving forward, which we believe provides the Company with flexibility to take advantage of strategic opportunities that may develop in the future.

Guidance
The Company has narrowed its guidance range for 2017 RevPAR and Total RevPAR growth and raised the low end and top end of its 2017 consolidated guidance to reflect stronger levels of profitability, as well as increased visibility into expected performance in the second half of 2017. The Company does not expect to update the guidance before next quarter’s earnings release. However, the Company may update its full business outlook or any portion thereof at any time for any reason.

Reed continued, “The pace of future bookings is progressing as planned, and first-half results were in line with our expectations. Group room nights on the books for 2017 are on track with the plan we had coming into the year, and we continue to believe 2017 will be another strong year for the Company. As we look to the second half of the year, we are now expecting fiscal year 2017 RevPAR growth in the range of 1% – 3% (from our prior guidance of 0% - 3%) and Total RevPAR growth in the range of 1% – 2% (from our prior guidance of 0% - 3%).

Our net income guidance range for the full year is $148.5 to $158.2 million (from our prior guidance of $139.8 to $157.6 million). The low end of our Adjusted EBITDA guidance range for the Hospitality segment was raised to reflect a range of $335.0 to $344.0 million (from our prior guidance of $330.0 to $344.0 million), which primarily reflects a lower-than-anticipated increase in property tax expense at Gaylord Opryland resulting from a decrease in rate.

Our 2017 Adjusted EBITDA guidance for the Entertainment segment is now $37.0 to $40.0 million (from our prior guidance of $34.0 to $38.0 million) and Corporate & Other guidance is now a loss of $24.0 to $23.0 million (from our prior guidance of $24.0 to $22.0 million). As a result of these changes, our guidance for 2017 Adjusted EBITDA on a consolidated basis is now $348.0 to $361.0 million (from our prior guidance of $340.0 to $360.0 million).

We remain confident in our ability to capitalize on the strength of the group market in the near-term and are looking forward to an expected strong year of performance in 2018 when we will begin to see the benefits of recent growth investments.”

($ in millions, except per share figures) Updated Guidance   Variance to Prior Guidance
    Full Year 2017        
    Low    High   Low    High
                 
Hospitality RevPAR (1)     1.0 %     3.0 %   1.0pt   0.0pt
Hospitality Total RevPAR (1)   1.0 %     2.0 %   1.0pt   -1.0pt
                 
Net Income   $ 148.5     $ 158.2     $ 8.7   $ 0.6
                 
Adjusted EBITDA                
Hospitality (1)   $ 335.0     $ 344.0     $ 5.0   $ 0.0
Entertainment     37.0       40.0       3.0     2.0
Corporate and Other     -24.0       -23.0       0.0     -1.0
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA $ 348.0     $ 361.0     $ 8.0   $ 1.0
                 
Funds from Operations (FFO) $ 259.1     $ 271.4     $ 5.8   -$ 2.7
Adjusted FFO   $ 273.0     $ 285.7     $ 8.5   $ 0.2
                 
Net Income per Diluted Share $ 2.89     $ 3.08     $ 0.16   $ 0.01
                 
FFO per Diluted Share   $ 5.05     $ 5.29     $ 0.11   -$ 0.05
                 
Estimated Diluted Shares Outstanding   51.3       51.3       -     -

(1)  Hospitality segment guidance assumes approximately 49,000 room nights out of service in 2017 due to the renovation of rooms at Gaylord Opryland.  The out of service rooms are included in the total available room count for calculating hotel metrics (e.g., RevPAR and Total RevPAR).

       
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About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 7,811 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room overflow hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; and 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home. For additional information about Ryman Hospitality Properties, visit www.rymanhp.com.

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, estimated capital expenditures, new projects or investments, out-of-service rooms, refinancing plans, the expected approach to making dividend payments, the board’s ability to alter the dividend policy at any time 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 economic conditions affecting the hospitality business generally, the geographic concentration of the Company’s hotel properties, business levels at the Company’s hotels, the effect of the Company’s election to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes commencing with the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company’s ability to remain qualified as a REIT, the Company’s ability to execute its strategic goals as a REIT, the Company’s ability to generate cash flows to support dividends, future board determinations regarding the timing and amount of dividends and changes to the dividend policy, which could be made at any time, the determination of Adjusted FFO and REIT taxable income, and the Company’s ability to borrow funds pursuant to its credit agreement. 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, 2016 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 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. 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.

Calculation of GAAP Margin Figures
We calculate Net Income Margin by dividing GAAP consolidated Net Income 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:

Adjusted EBITDA Definition
To calculate Adjusted EBITDA, we first determine Operating Income, which represents Net Income (loss) determined in accordance with GAAP, plus, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented: loss (income) from discontinued operations, net; provision (benefit) for income taxes; other (gains) and losses, net; loss on extinguishment of debt; (income) loss from joint ventures; and interest expense, net. Adjusted EBITDA is then calculated as Operating Income, plus, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented: depreciation and amortization; preopening costs; non-cash ground lease expense; equity-based compensation expense; impairment charges; any closing costs of completed acquisitions; interest income on Gaylord National bonds; other gains and (losses), net; (gains) losses on warrant settlements; pension settlement charges; pro rata Adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures, (gains) losses on the disposal of assets, and any other adjustments we have identified in this release. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance because this measure helps investors evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest expense) and our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) from our operating results. A reconciliation of Net Income (loss) to Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of segment, and property-level Operating Income to segment, and property-level Adjusted EBITDA are set forth below under “Supplemental Financial Results.”

Adjusted EBITDA Margin Definition
We calculate consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin by dividing consolidated Adjusted EBITDA by GAAP consolidated Total Revenue. We calculate segment, or property-level Adjusted EBITDA Margin by dividing segment, or property-level Adjusted EBITDA by segment, or property-level GAAP Revenue.  We believe Adjusted EBITDA 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 EBITDA and GAAP consolidated Total Revenue or segment or property-level GAAP Revenue, as applicable.

Adjusted FFO Definition
We calculate Adjusted FFO to mean Net Income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented: non-controlling interests, and (gains) and losses from sales of property; depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discounts) and certain pro rata adjustments from joint ventures (which equals FFO). We then exclude, to the extent the following adjustments occurred during the periods presented, impairment charges; write-offs of deferred financing costs, non-cash ground lease expense, amortization of debt discounts and amortization of deferred financing cost, pension settlement charges, additional pro rata adjustments from joint ventures, (gains) losses on other assets, (gains) losses on extinguishment of debt and warrant settlements, and the impact of deferred income tax expense (benefit). We believe that the presentation of Adjusted FFO provides useful information to investors regarding the performance of our ongoing operations because it is 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 Adjusted FFO as one measure in determining our results after considering the impact of our capital structure. A reconciliation of Net Income (loss) to Adjusted FFO is set forth below under “Supplemental Financial Results.”

We caution investors that amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Adjusted FFO may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, because not all companies calculate these non-GAAP measures in the same manner. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Adjusted FFO, and any related per share measures, should not be considered as alternative measures of our Net Income (loss), operating performance, cash flow or liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted FFO 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 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Adjusted FFO 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), Net Income Margin, Operating Income (loss), Operating Income Margin, or cash flow from operations. In addition, you should be aware that adverse economic and market and other conditions may harm our cash flow.

 
 

 RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS   
Unaudited  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
               
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
    Jun. 30,   Jun. 30,  
    2017 2016   2017 2016  
Revenues :            
  Rooms $ 110,674   $ 111,331     $ 214,043   $ 208,300    
  Food and beverage   128,441     127,217       254,610     249,450    
  Other hotel revenue   24,258     23,781       48,874     48,770    
  Entertainment   35,405     33,886       57,293     51,192    
  Total revenues   298,778     296,215       574,820     557,712    
               
Operating expenses:            
  Rooms   28,359     28,140       56,387     54,121    
  Food and beverage   68,285     67,998       137,442     136,255    
  Other hotel expenses   73,388     73,491       147,461     146,179    
  Management fees   6,178     5,501       11,709     10,838    
  Total hotel operating expenses   176,210     175,130       352,999     347,393    
  Entertainment   22,113     20,834       38,938     35,530    
  Corporate   7,589     6,897       15,104     13,868    
  Preopening costs   494     -       710     -    
  Depreciation and amortization   27,679     26,409       55,316     55,182    
  Total operating expenses   234,085     229,270       463,067     451,973    
               
Operating income   64,693     66,945       111,753     105,739    
               
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized   (17,155 )   (16,016 )     (33,019 )   (32,055 )  
Interest income   2,969     3,008       5,917     6,151    
Loss from joint ventures   (943 )   (1,058 )     (1,717 )   (1,448 )  
Other gains and (losses), net   (1,373 )   (133 )     (1,530 )   (180 )  
Income before income taxes   48,191     52,746       81,404     78,207    
               
Provision for income taxes   (899 )   (1,415 )     (1,492 )   (530 )  
Net income $ 47,292   $ 51,331     $ 79,912   $ 77,677    
               
Basic net income per share $ 0.92   $ 1.01     $ 1.56   $ 1.52    
Fully diluted net income per share $ 0.92   $ 1.00     $ 1.56   $ 1.51    
               
Weighted average common shares for the period:            
  Basic   51,154     50,977       51,100     51,011    
  Diluted   51,334     51,221       51,316     51,296    
               

 

 RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
Unaudited
(In thousands)
           
      Jun. 30,   Dec. 31,
       2017     2016 
           
ASSETS:      
  Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation   $ 2,023,907   $ 1,998,012
  Cash and cash equivalents - unrestricted   49,610     59,128
  Cash and cash equivalents - restricted   15,175     22,062
  Notes receivable   155,535     152,882
  Investment in Gaylord Rockies joint venture   87,716     70,440
  Trade receivables, net   65,576     47,818
  Prepaid expenses and other assets   58,255     55,411
  Total assets $ 2,455,774   $ 2,405,753
           
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:      
  Debt and capital lease obligations $ 1,560,667   $ 1,502,554
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   153,785     163,205
  Dividends payable   41,712     39,404
  Deferred management rights proceeds   178,572     180,088
  Deferred income taxes, net   1,340     1,469
  Other liabilities   154,368     151,036
  Stockholders' equity   365,330     367,997
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,455,774   $ 2,405,753

 
 

RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS  
ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION  
Unaudited  
(in thousands)  
                           
    Three Months Ended Jun. 30,   Six Months Ended Jun. 30,  
    2017   2016   2017   2016  
    $  Margin    $  Margin    $  Margin    $  Margin   
  Consolidated                        
  Revenue $ 298,778       $ 296,215       $ 574,820       $ 557,712      
  Net income $ 47,292   15.8 %   $ 51,331   17.3 %   $ 79,912   13.9 %   $ 77,677   13.9 %  
  Provision for income taxes   899         1,415         1,492         530      
  Other (gains) and losses, net   1,373         133         1,530         180      
  Loss from joint ventures   943         1,058         1,717         1,448      
  Interest expense, net   14,186         13,008         27,102         25,904      
  Operating Income   64,693   21.7 %     66,945   22.6 %     111,753   19.4 %     105,739   19.0 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   27,679         26,409         55,316         55,182      
  Preopening costs   494         -         710         -      
  Non-cash ground lease expense   1,304         1,311         2,609         2,622      
  Equity-based compensation expense   1,644         1,513         3,213         3,062      
  Interest income on Gaylord National bonds   2,931         2,992         5,862         6,094      
  Pro rata adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures   -         (3 )       -         (3 )    
  Other gains and (losses), net   (1,373 )       (133 )       (1,530 )       (180 )    
  (Gain) loss on disposal of assets   1,116         24         1,116         (42 )    
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 98,488   33.0 %   $ 99,058   33.4 %   $ 179,049   31.1 %   $ 172,474   30.9 %  
                           
  Hospitality segment                        
  Revenue $ 263,373       $ 262,329       $ 517,527       $ 506,520      
  Operating income $ 61,443   23.3 %   $ 63,018   24.0 %   $ 113,575   21.9 %   $ 108,477   21.4 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   25,547         24,181         50,725         50,650      
  Preopening costs   173         -         228         -      
  Non-cash lease expense   1,279         1,311         2,559         2,622      
  Interest income on Gaylord National bonds   2,931         2,992         5,862         6,094      
  Other gains and (losses), net   -         (24 )       -         (24 )    
  Loss on disposal of assets   -         24         -         24      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 91,373   34.7 %   $ 91,502   34.9 %   $ 172,949   33.4 %   $ 167,843   33.1 %  
                           
  Entertainment segment                        
  Revenue $ 35,405       $ 33,886       $ 57,293       $ 51,192      
  Operating income $ 11,379   32.1 %   $ 11,491   33.9 %   $ 14,373   25.1 %   $ 12,454   24.3 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   1,592         1,561         3,500         3,208      
  Preopening costs   321         -         482         -      
  Non-cash lease expense   25         -         50         -      
  Equity-based compensation   220         198         357         360      
  Pro rata adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures   -         (3 )       -         (3 )    
  Other gains and (losses), net   (431 )       -         (431 )       -      
  Loss on disposal of assets   431         -         431         -      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 13,537   38.2 %   $ 13,247   39.1 %   $ 18,762   32.7 %   $ 16,019   31.3 %  
                           
  Corporate and Other segment                        
  Operating loss $ (8,129 )     $ (7,564 )     $ (16,195 )     $ (15,192 )    
  Depreciation & amortization   540         667         1,091         1,324      
  Equity-based compensation   1,424         1,315         2,856         2,702      
  Other gains and (losses), net   (942 )       (109 )       (1,099 )       (156 )    
  (Gain) loss on disposal of assets   685         -         685         (66 )    
  Adjusted EBITDA $ (6,422 )     $ (5,691 )     $ (12,662 )     $ (11,388 )    

 
 

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 Jun. 30,   Six Months Ended Jun. 30,  
    2017   2016   2017   2016  
  Consolidated                
  Net income $ 47,292     $ 51,331     $ 79,912     $ 77,677    
  Depreciation & amortization   27,679       26,409       55,316       55,182    
  Pro rata adjustments from joint ventures   18       16       36       21    
  FFO   74,989       77,756       135,264       132,880    
                   
  Non-cash lease expense   1,304       1,311       2,609       2,622    
  Pro rata adjustments from joint ventures   79       417       176       811    
  (Gain) loss on other assets   1,116       24       1,116       (10 )  
  Write-off of deferred financing costs   925       -       925       -    
  Amortization of deferred financing costs   1,304       1,216       2,567       2,432    
  Deferred tax (benefit) expense   58       862       (129 )     (599 )  
  Adjusted FFO $ 79,775     $ 81,586     $ 142,528     $ 138,136    
  Capital expenditures (1)   (13,583 )     (15,795 )     (28,495 )     (29,491 )  
  Adjusted FFO less maintenance capital expenditures   $ 66,192     $ 65,791     $ 114,033     $ 108,645    
                   
                   
  Basic net income per share $ 0.92     $ 1.01     $ 1.56     $ 1.52    
  Fully diluted net income per share $ 0.92     $ 1.00     $ 1.56     $ 1.51    
                   
  FFO per basic share $ 1.47     $ 1.53     $ 2.65     $ 2.60    
  Adjusted FFO per basic share $ 1.56     $ 1.60     $ 2.79     $ 2.71    
                   
  FFO per diluted share $ 1.46     $ 1.52     $ 2.64     $ 2.59    
  Adjusted FFO per diluted share $ 1.55     $ 1.59     $ 2.78     $ 2.69    
                   
(1) Represents FF&E reserve for managed properties and maintenance capital expenditures for non-managed properties.      

 
 

RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS  
HOSPITALITY SEGMENT ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATIONS AND OPERATING METRICS  
Unaudited  
(in thousands)  
                           
           
    Three Months Ended Jun. 30,   Six Months Ended Jun. 30,  
    2017   2016   2017   2016  
    $  Margin    $  Margin    $  Margin    $  Margin   
  Hospitality segment                        
  Revenue $ 263,373       $ 262,329       $ 517,527       $ 506,520      
  Operating Income $ 61,443   23.3 %   $ 63,018   24.0 %   $ 113,575   21.9 %   $ 108,477   21.4 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   25,547         24,181         50,725         50,650      
  Preopening costs   173         -         228         -      
  Non-cash lease expense   1,279         1,311         2,559         2,622      
  Interest income on Gaylord National bonds   2,931         2,992         5,862         6,094      
  Other gains and (losses), net   -         (24 )       -         (24 )    
  Loss on disposal of assets   -         24         -         24      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 91,373   34.7 %   $ 91,502   34.9 %   $ 172,949   33.4 %   $ 167,843   33.1 %  
                           
  Occupancy   76.7 %       78.0 %       74.7 %       74.1 %    
  Average daily rate (ADR) $ 191.00       $ 188.86       $ 190.68       $ 186.19      
  RevPAR $ 146.42       $ 147.40       $ 142.37       $ 137.98      
  OtherPAR $ 202.03       $ 199.92       $ 201.87       $ 197.53      
  Total RevPAR $ 348.45       $ 347.32       $ 344.24       $ 335.51      
                           
                           
                           
  Gaylord Opryland                        
  Revenue $ 80,260       $ 79,582       $ 155,222       $ 155,222      
  Operating Income $ 20,777   25.9 %   $ 21,359   26.8 %   $ 36,418   23.5 %   $ 37,908   24.4 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   8,373         7,348         16,470         14,889      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 29,150   36.3 %   $ 28,707   36.1 %   $ 52,888   34.1 %   $ 52,797   34.0 %  
                           
  Occupancy   72.8 %       77.2 %       70.6 %       74.3 %    
  Average daily rate (ADR) $ 180.11       $ 180.88       $ 178.76       $ 173.67      
  RevPAR $ 131.07       $ 139.58       $ 126.16       $ 129.08      
  OtherPAR $ 174.33       $ 163.87       $ 170.79       $ 166.85      
  Total RevPAR $ 305.40       $ 303.45       $ 296.95       $ 295.93      
                           
                           
                           
  Gaylord Palms                        
  Revenue $ 48,184       $ 45,683       $ 102,381       $ 101,442      
  Operating Income  $ 9,387   19.5 %   $ 8,062   17.6 %   $ 22,501   22.0 %   $ 22,941   22.6 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   4,759         4,762         9,554         9,470      
  Non-cash lease expense   1,279         1,311         2,559         2,622      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 15,425   32.0 %   $ 14,135   30.9 %   $ 34,614   33.8 %   $ 35,033   34.5 %  
                           
  Occupancy   80.3 %       78.3 %       80.1 %       80.1 %    
  Average daily rate (ADR) $ 181.68       $ 167.77       $ 194.21       $ 181.31      
  RevPAR $ 145.91       $ 131.37       $ 155.52       $ 145.16      
  OtherPAR $ 228.03       $ 223.15       $ 243.95       $ 249.86      
  Total RevPAR $ 373.94       $ 354.52       $ 399.47       $ 395.02      
                           
                           
                           
  Gaylord Texan                        
  Revenue $ 52,772       $ 56,350       $ 109,517       $ 110,021      
  Operating Income $ 12,631   23.9 %   $ 15,607   27.7 %   $ 28,521   26.0 %   $ 29,956   27.2 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   5,140         5,026         10,250         10,030      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 17,771   33.7 %   $ 20,633   36.6 %   $ 38,771   35.4 %   $ 39,986   36.3 %  
                           
  Occupancy   72.7 %       79.8 %       76.1 %       76.4 %    
  Average daily rate (ADR) $ 190.73       $ 198.00       $ 189.76       $ 192.02      
  RevPAR $ 138.66       $ 158.09       $ 144.44       $ 146.74      
  OtherPAR $ 245.13       $ 251.72       $ 256.00       $ 253.33      
  Total RevPAR $ 383.79       $ 409.81       $ 400.44       $ 400.07      
                           
                           
                           
  Gaylord National                        
  Revenue $ 73,995       $ 73,550       $ 136,452       $ 127,705      
  Operating Income  $ 16,152   21.8 %   $ 15,976   21.7 %   $ 22,861   16.8 %   $ 15,219   11.9 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   6,613         6,395         13,129         14,961      
  Preopening costs   173         -         228         -      
  Interest income on Gaylord National bonds   2,931         2,992         5,862         6,094      
  Other gains and (losses), net   -         (24 )       -         (24 )    
  Loss on disposal of assets   -         24         -         24      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 25,869   35.0 %   $ 25,363   34.5 %   $ 42,080   30.8 %   $ 36,274   28.4 %  
                           
  Occupancy   81.3 %       76.6 %       75.5 %       68.5 %    
  Average daily rate (ADR) $ 214.42       $ 217.96       $ 210.19       $ 214.48      
  RevPAR $ 174.41       $ 167.01       $ 158.76       $ 147.00      
  OtherPAR $ 232.97       $ 237.92       $ 218.93       $ 204.54      
  Total RevPAR $ 407.38       $ 404.93       $ 377.69       $ 351.54      
                           
                           
                           
  The AC Hotel at National Harbor                        
  Revenue $ 3,679       $ 3,022       $ 6,138       $ 4,834      
  Operating Income $ 1,378   37.5 %   $ 924   30.6 %   $ 1,757   28.6 %   $ 995   20.6 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   322         316         647         632      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,700   46.2 %   $ 1,240   41.0 %   $ 2,404   39.2 %   $ 1,627   33.7 %  
                           
  Occupancy   82.5 %       79.8 %       72.4 %       64.3 %    
  Average daily rate (ADR) $ 224.19       $ 188.82       $ 214.09       $ 185.57      
  RevPAR $ 184.85       $ 150.63       $ 154.94       $ 119.38      
  OtherPAR $ 25.77       $ 22.39       $ 21.70       $ 18.98      
  Total RevPAR $ 210.62       $ 173.02       $ 176.64       $ 138.36      
                           
                           
                           
  The Inn at Opryland (1)                        
  Revenue $ 4,483       $ 4,142       $ 7,817       $ 7,296      
  Operating Income $ 1,118   24.9 %   $ 1,090   26.3 %   $ 1,517   19.4 %   $ 1,458   20.0 %  
  Depreciation & amortization   340         334         675         668      
  Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,458   32.5 %   $ 1,424   34.4 %   $ 2,192   28.0 %   $ 2,126   29.1 %  
                           
  Occupancy   81.9 %       84.5 %       76.9 %       75.6 %    
  Average daily rate (ADR) $ 152.73       $ 132.64       $ 142.07       $ 129.27      
  RevPAR $ 125.07       $ 112.14       $ 109.26       $ 97.67      
  OtherPAR $ 37.49       $ 38.06       $ 33.24       $ 34.64      
  Total RevPAR $ 162.56       $ 150.20       $ 142.50       $ 132.31      
                           
  (1) Includes other hospitality revenue and expense                        

 
 

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. and Subsidiaries    
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Statements    
Unaudited    
(in thousands)    
                 
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") 
and Adjusted Funds From Operations ("AFFO") reconciliation:        
                 
                 
        GUIDANCE RANGE    
        FOR FULL YEAR 2017    
        Low    High    
  Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.            
    Net Income   $    148,500     $    158,200      
    Provision (benefit) for income taxes     2,500       3,000      
    Interest expense     70,500       69,000      
    Interest income on Gaylord National Bonds     (10,000 )     (11,000 )    
    Operating Income       211,500         219,200      
    Depreciation and amortization     110,500       113,000      
    Non-cash lease expense     5,000       5,000      
    Preopening expense     700       900      
    Equity based compensation     6,300       6,900      
    Pension settlement charge, Other     2,000       2,000      
    Other gains and (losses), net     2,000       3,000      
    Interest income on Gaylord National Bonds     10,000       11,000      
    Adjusted EBITDA   $    348,000     $    361,000      
  Hospitality Segment             
                 
    Operating Income   $    217,000     $    223,000      
    Depreciation and amortization     101,000       102,000      
    Non-cash lease expense     5,000       5,000      
    Other gains and (losses), net     2,000       3,000      
    Interest income     10,000       11,000      
    Adjusted EBITDA   $    335,000     $    344,000      
  Entertainment Segment            
                 
    Operating Income   $    28,500     $    30,200      
    Depreciation and amortization     7,000       8,000      
    Preopening expense     700       900      
    Equity based compensation     800       900      
    Adjusted EBITDA   $    37,000     $    40,000      
  Corporate and Other Segment            
                 
    Operating Income   $    (34,000 )   $    (34,000 )    
    Depreciation and amortization     2,500       3,000      
    Equity based compensation     5,500       6,000      
    Pension settlement charge, Other     2,000       2,000      
    Adjusted EBITDA   $    (24,000 )   $    (23,000 )    
  Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.            
                 
    Net income   $    148,500     $    158,200      
    Pro Rata FFO from Joint Ventures     100       150      
    Depreciation & amortization     110,500       113,000      
    Funds from Operations (FFO)       259,100         271,350      
    Pro Rata AFFO from Joint Ventures     250       350      
    (Gain) loss on Other Assets     1,000       1,200      
    Non-cash lease expense     5,000       5,000      
    Write-Off of Deferred Financing Costs     1,000       1,000      
    Amortization of DFC     5,000       5,200      
    Deferred tax expense     (350 )     (400 )    
    Pension settlement charge     2,000       2,000      
    Adjusted FFO   $    273,000     $    285,700      

 

Investor Relations Contacts:
Mark Fioravanti, President and Chief Financial Officer
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
(615) 316-6588
mfioravanti@rymanhp.com
~or~
Todd Siefert, Vice President Corporate Finance & Treasurer
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
(615) 316-6344
tsiefert@rymanhp.com

Media Contacts:
Shannon Sullivan, Director of Corporate Communications
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
(615) 316-6725
ssullivan@rymanhp.com
~or~
Robert Winters or Sam GibbonsAlpha IR Group
(929) 266-6315 or (312) 445-2874
robert.winters@alpha-ir.com; sam.gibbons@alpha-ir.com

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