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Host Hotels & Resorts 10-Q 2008

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FORM 10-Q
Table of Contents

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

For the quarterly period ended June 13, 2008

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission file number 001-14625

 

 

HOST HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   53-0085950
(State of Incorporation)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

6903 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1500, Bethesda, Maryland   20817
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(240) 744-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  x  Yes    ¨  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large Accelerated filer  x    Accelerated filer  ¨    Non-Accelerated filer  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  ¨   Yes    x  No

The registrant had 519,469,995 shares of its $0.01 par value common stock outstanding as of July 18, 2008.

 

 

 


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INDEX

 

          Page No.
  

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

Item 1.

   Financial Statements:   
  

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets-
June 13, 2008 (unaudited) and December 31, 2007

   3
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)-
Quarter and Year-to-Date Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007

   4
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)-
Year-to-Date Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007

   5
   Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)    7

Item 2.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition    13

Item 3.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk    32

Item 4.

   Controls and Procedures    32
  

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 2.

   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds    33

Item 4.

   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders    33

Item 6.

   Exhibits    34

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 13, 2008 and December 31, 2007

(in millions, except shares and per share amounts)

 

     June 13,
2008
    December 31,
2007
 
     (unaudited)        

ASSETS

    

Property and equipment, net

   $ 10,718     $ 10,588  

Due from managers

     134       106  

Investments in affiliates

     203       194  

Deferred financing costs, net

     54       51  

Furniture, fixtures and equipment replacement fund

     143       122  

Other

     227       198  

Restricted cash

     61       65  

Cash and cash equivalents

     505       488  
                

Total assets

   $ 12,045     $ 11,812  
                

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Debt

    

Senior notes, including $1,090 million and $1,088 million, respectively, net of discount, of Exchangeable Senior Debentures

   $ 4,116     $ 4,114  

Mortgage debt

     1,499       1,423  

Credit facility, including the $210 million term loan

     210       —    

Other

     87       88  
                

Total debt

     5,912       5,625  

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     84       315  

Other

     215       215  
                

Total liabilities

     6,211       6,155  
                

Interest of minority partners of Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. (redemption value of $369 million at June 13, 2008)

     250       188  

Interest of minority partners of other consolidated partnerships (redemption value of $92 million at June 13, 2008)

     29       28  

Stockholders’ equity

    

Cumulative redeemable preferred stock (liquidation preference $100 million) 50 million shares authorized; 4.0 million shares issued and outstanding

     97       97  

Common stock, par value $.01, 750 million shares authorized; 518.6 million shares and 522.6 million shares issued and outstanding, respectively

     5       5  

Additional paid-in capital

     5,640       5,673  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     49       45  

Deficit

     (236 )     (379 )
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     5,555       5,441  
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 12,045     $ 11,812  
                

See notes to condensed consolidated statements.

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Quarter and Year-to-Date Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007

(unaudited, in millions, except per share amounts)

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
    June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
 

REVENUES

        

Rooms

   $ 856     $ 839     $ 1,480     $ 1,447  

Food and beverage

     440       427       774       748  

Other

     92       90       162       159  
                                

Total hotel sales

     1,388       1,356       2,416       2,354  

Rental income

     27       25       57       56  
                                

Total revenues

     1,415       1,381       2,473       2,410  
                                

EXPENSES

        

Rooms

     199       193       356       343  

Food and beverage

     301       295       544       531  

Hotel departmental expenses

     325       314       583       563  

Management fees

     73       71       125       116  

Other property-level expenses

     96       94       177       175  

Depreciation and amortization

     131       118       255       233  

Corporate and other expenses

     14       15       31       37  

Gain on insurance settlement

     —         —         (7 )     —    
                                

Total operating costs and expenses

     1,139       1,100       2,064       1,998  
                                

OPERATING PROFIT

     276       281       409       412  

Interest income

     5       12       9       18  

Interest expense

     (81 )     (136 )     (157 )     (230 )

Net gains on property transactions

     1       1       2       2  

Minority interest expense

     (10 )     (5 )     (19 )     (16 )

Equity in earnings of affiliates

     2       3       2       5  
                                

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     193       156       246       191  

Provision for income taxes

     (14 )     (11 )     (7 )     (5 )
                                

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

     179       145       239       186  

Income from discontinued operations.

     11       4       12       150  
                                

NET INCOME

     190       149       251       336  

Less: Dividends on preferred stock

     (2 )     (2 )     (4 )     (4 )
                                

NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

   $ 188     $ 147     $ 247     $ 332  
                                

Basic earnings per common share:

        

Continuing operations

   $ .34     $ .27     $ .45     $ .35  

Discontinued operations

     .02       .01       .02       .29  
                                

Basic earnings per common share

   $ .36     $ .28     $ .47     $ .64  
                                

Diluted earnings per common share:

        

Continuing operations

   $ .33     $ .26     $ .44     $ .35  

Discontinued operations

     .02       .01       .02       .27  
                                

Diluted earnings per common share

   $ .35     $ .27     $ .46     $ .62  
                                

See notes to condensed consolidated statements.

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Year-to-Date Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007

(unaudited, in millions)

 

     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net income

   $ 251     $ 336  

Adjustments to reconcile to cash provided by operations:

    

Discontinued operations:

    

Gain on dispositions

     (10 )     (139 )

Depreciation

     —         3  

Depreciation and amortization

     255       233  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     5       6  

Deferred income taxes

     3       2  

Net gains on property transactions

     (2 )     (2 )

Equity in earnings of affiliates

     (2 )     (5 )

Distributions from investments in affiliates

     3       2  

Minority interest expense

     19       16  

Change in due from managers

     (29 )     (73 )

Changes in other assets

     (20 )     (19 )

Changes in other liabilities

     (32 )     (40 )
                

Cash provided by operations

     441       320  
                

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

    

Proceeds from sales of assets, net

     23       330  

Acquisitions

     —         (15 )

Investments in affiliates

     (5 )     —    

Capital expenditures:

    

Renewals and replacements

     (170 )     (104 )

Repositionings and other investments

     (140 )     (133 )

Change in furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) reserves

     (21 )     (32 )

Change in restricted cash designated for FF&E reserves

     —         34  

Other

     13       17  
                

Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     (300 )     97  
                

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Financing costs

     (8 )     (8 )

Debt issuances

     510       1,025  

Repayment of credit facility, net of draws

     —         (250 )

Debt prepayments

     (211 )     (825 )

Scheduled principal repayments

     (9 )     (24 )

Common stock repurchase

     (72 )     —    

Dividends on common stock

     (314 )     (236 )

Dividends on preferred stock

     (4 )     (4 )

Distributions to minority interests

     (19 )     (14 )

Change in restricted cash

     3       52  
                

Cash used in financing activities

     (124 )     (284 )
                

INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

     17       133  

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

     488       364  
                

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD

   $ 505     $ 497  
                

See notes to condensed consolidated statements.

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Year-to-Date Ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007

(unaudited, in millions)

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

     Year-to-date ended
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007

Interest paid

   $ 168    $ 187

Income taxes paid

     4      4

Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities:

In 2008 and 2007, we issued approximately 0.2 million and 0.3 million shares, respectively, upon the conversion of operating partnership units of Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. (Host LP) held by minority partners valued at approximately $3 million and $9 million, respectively.

On March 12, 2008, we acquired the remaining limited partnership interests in Pacific Gateway Ltd., a subsidiary partnership of Host LP, which owns the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, and other economic rights, including the right to receive 1.7% of the hotel’s sales, in exchange for 5,575,540 limited partnership units (“OP Units”) of Host LP. The OP Units were valued at $93 million based on the closing stock price of $16.68 on such date for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

See notes to condensed consolidated statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1. Organization

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., or Host, a Maryland corporation operating through an umbrella partnership structure, is the owner of hotel properties. We operate as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT, with our operations conducted solely through an operating partnership, Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., or the operating partnership, or Host LP, and its subsidiaries. We are the sole general partner of the operating partnership and, as of June 13, 2008, own approximately 96% of the partnership interests of Host LP, which are referred to as OP units.

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

We have condensed or omitted certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. We believe the disclosures made are adequate to prevent the information presented from being misleading. However, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10–K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

In our opinion, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments necessary to present fairly our financial position as of June 13, 2008 and the results of our operations for the quarterly and year-to-date periods ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007 and cash flows for the year-to-date periods ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of full year performance because of the impact of seasonal and short-term variations.

Certain prior year financial statement amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.

Reporting Periods

The results we report are based on results of our hotels reported to us by our hotel managers. Our hotel managers use different reporting periods. Marriott, the manager of the majority of our properties, uses a fiscal year ending on the Friday closest to December 31 and reports twelve weeks of operations for each of the first three quarters of the year and sixteen or seventeen weeks for the fourth quarter of the year. In contrast, other managers of our hotels, such as Starwood and Hyatt, report results on a monthly basis. For results reported by hotel managers using a monthly reporting period (approximately 42% of our hotels), the month of operation that ends after our fiscal quarter-end is included in our results of operations in the following fiscal quarter. Accordingly, our results of operations include results from hotel managers reporting results on a monthly basis as follows: first quarter (January, February), second quarter (March to May), third quarter (June to August), and fourth quarter (September to December). We elected to adopt the reporting period used by Marriott modified so that our fiscal year always ends on December 31 because we are a REIT. Accordingly, our first three quarters of operations end on the same day as Marriott but our fourth quarter ends on December 31.

Interest of minority partners of Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.

The percentage of Host LP owned by third parties, presented as interest of minority partners of Host LP in the consolidated balance sheets, was $250 million and $188 million as of June 13, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively. We adjust the interest of the minority partners of Host LP each period to maintain a proportional relationship between the book value of equity associated with our common stockholders relative to that of the unitholders of Host LP since Host LP units may be exchanged into common stock on a one-for-one basis. Net income is allocated to the minority partners of Host LP based on their weighted average ownership percentage during the period. As of June 13, 2008, approximately $369 million of cash or Host stock, at our option, would be paid to the outside partners of the operating partnership if the partnership were terminated. The approximate $369 million is equivalent to the 23.7 million partnership units outstanding valued at the June 13, 2008 Host common stock price of $15.55, which we have assumed would be equal to the value provided to outside partners upon liquidation of the operating partnership.

 

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(Unaudited)

 

Distributions from investments in affiliates

We classify the distributions from our equity investments in the statement of cash flows based upon an evaluation of the specific facts and circumstances of each distribution to determine its nature. For example, distributions from cash generated by property operations are classified as cash flows from operating activities. However, distributions received as a result of property sales would be classified as cash flows from investing activities.

Application of New Accounting Standards

The FASB recently issued FASB staff position (FSP) APB 14-1, “Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash Upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)” (“FSP 14-1”). FSP 14-1 specifies that issuers of such instruments should separately account for the liability and equity components in a manner that will reflect the entity’s nonconvertible debt borrowing rate on the instrument’s issuance date when interest cost is recognized. Our $600 million 25/8% Exchangeable Senior Debentures (the “2007 Debentures”) and our $500 million 3.25% Exchangeable Senior Debentures (the “2004 Debentures”) are within the scope of FSP 14-1; therefore, we will be required to record the debt components of the debentures at fair value as of the date of issuance and amortize the discount as an increase to interest expense over the expected life of the debt. The implementation of this standard will result in a decrease to net income and earnings per share for all periods presented; however, there is no effect on our cash interest payments. FSP 14-1 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those fiscal years and shall be applied retrospectively to all periods presented. Early adoption of FSP 14-1 is not permitted. We anticipate that as a result of the application of this standard, our annual diluted earnings per common share will decrease by approximately $.03 to $.04 per share. Additionally, we anticipate that the application of this standard will decrease our debt balance as of December 31, 2008 by approximately $89 million, with a corresponding increase to stockholders’ equity.

 

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(Unaudited)

 

3. Earnings per Common Share

Basic earnings per common share is computed by dividing net income available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding. Diluted earnings per common share is computed by dividing net income available to common stockholders as adjusted for potentially dilutive securities, by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding plus potentially dilutive securities. Dilutive securities may include shares granted under comprehensive stock plans, preferred OP units held by minority partners and exchangeable debt securities. No effect is shown for securities that are anti-dilutive.

 

     Quarter ended  
     June 13, 2008     June 15, 2007  
     (in millions, except per share amounts)  
     Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
    Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
 

Net income

   $ 190     520.5    $ .36     $ 149     522.1    $ .29  

Dividends on preferred stock

     (2 )   —        —         (2 )   —        (.01 )
                                          

Basic earnings available to common stockholders

     188     520.5      .36       147     522.1      .28  

Assuming distribution of common shares granted under the comprehensive stock plan, less shares assumed purchased at average market price

     —       .3      —         —       .7      —    

Assuming conversion of minority OP units issuable

     —       —        —         —       1.2      —    

Assuming conversion of 2004 Exchangeable Senior Debentures

     4     30.9      (.01 )     4     29.0      (.01 )
                                          

Diluted earnings available to common stockholders

   $ 192     551.7    $ .35     $ 151     553.0    $ .27  
                                          
     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13, 2008     June 15, 2007  
     (in millions, except per share amounts)  
     Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
    Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
 

Net income

   $ 251     521.5    $ .48     $ 336     521.8    $ .65  

Dividends on preferred stock

     (4 )   —        (.01 )     (4 )   —        (.01 )
                                          

Basic earnings available to common stockholders

     247     521.5      .47       332     521.8      .64  

Assuming distribution of common shares granted under the comprehensive stock plan, less shares assumed purchased at average market price

     —       .3      —         —       .8      —    

Assuming conversion of minority OP units issuable

     —       —        —         —       1.2      —    

Assuming conversion of 2004 Exchangeable Senior Debentures

     9     30.9      (.01 )     9     29.0      (.02 )
                                          

Diluted earnings available to common stockholders

   $ 256     552.7    $ .46     $ 341     552.8    $ .62  
                                          

 

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(Unaudited)

 

4. Property and Equipment

Property and equipment consists of the following as of:

 

     June 13,
2008
    December 31,
2007
 
     (in millions)  

Land and land improvements

   $ 1,619     $ 1,621  

Buildings and leasehold improvements

     11,185       10,907  

Furniture and equipment

     1,613       1,530  

Construction in progress

     253       230  
                
     14,670       14,288  

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (3,952 )     (3,700 )
                
   $ 10,718     $ 10,588  
                

 

5. Debt

Credit Facility Term Loan. During the second quarter of 2008, we entered into a $210 million term loan, which was an expansion of our existing $600 million credit facility. The term loan was completed in two phases, with $165 million closing in April 2008 and an additional $45 million, with the same terms, closing in May 2008. The term loan has a maturity date of September 9, 2011, which we can extend for one year, subject certain conditions. The term loan is prepayable without penalty after October 22, 2009 and may be prepaid prior to that date for a fee. The term loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 175 basis points (4.18% at June 13, 2008), with a LIBOR floor of 2.25%. The proceeds from the term loan were used to repay the $100 million then outstanding balance under the credit facility and for general corporate purposes. Currently, we have $600 million available under the credit facility.

The term loan is subject to the same covenants and restrictions as the credit facility. It is also guaranteed by certain of our existing subsidiaries and is secured by pledges of equity interests in many of our subsidiaries. The guarantees and pledges ratably benefit the term loan and the credit facility, as well as notes outstanding under our senior notes indenture and certain other indebtedness.

Mortgage Debt. On June 12, 2008, we refinanced the $208 million, 7.48% mortgage on the Orlando World Center Marriott with a non-amortizing $300 million mortgage that bears interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 350 basis points (5.96% at June 13, 2008) and has a maturity date of July 1, 2011, which we have the option to extend for two, one-year periods upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. Interest is payable monthly. Excess proceeds from the refinancing were used for general corporate purposes.

 

6. Stockholder’s Equity

Dividends. On June 16, 2008, our Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per share on our common stock. The dividend was paid on July 15, 2008 to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2008.

On June 16, 2008, our Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.5546875 per share on our Class E cumulative redeemable preferred stock. The dividend was paid on July 15, 2008 to preferred stockholders of record as of June 30, 2008.

Stock Repurchase. The Company’s Board of Directors authorized a program to repurchase up to $500 million of common stock and equity related securities. These securities may be purchased in the open market or through private transactions, dependent upon market conditions. The plan does not obligate the Company to repurchase any specific number of shares and may be suspended at any time at management’s discretion. As of June 13, 2008, the Company has repurchased 4.35 million shares valued at approximately $72 million of which 2.2 million shares valued at approximately $37 million were purchased in the second quarter. The shares repurchased constitute authorized but unissued shares.

 

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(Unaudited)

 

7. Geographic Information

We consider each one of our hotels to be an operating segment, none of which meets the threshold for a reportable segment. We also allocate resources and assess operating performance based on individual hotels. Our hotels meet the aggregation criteria for financial reporting and, accordingly, we report one business segment, hotel ownership. Our foreign operations consist of four properties located in Canada, two properties located in Chile and one property located in Mexico. There were no intercompany sales between our domestic properties and our foreign properties. The following table presents revenues for each of the geographical areas in which we operate:

 

     Quarter ended    Year-to-Date ended
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
   June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
     (in millions)

United States

   $ 1,365    $ 1,339    $ 2,389    $ 2,340

Canada

     33      28      58      49

Chile

     9      7      14      10

Mexico

     8      7      12      11
                           

Total revenue

   $ 1,415    $ 1,381    $ 2,473    $ 2,410
                           

 

8. Comprehensive Income

Other comprehensive income consists of unrealized gains and losses on foreign currency translation adjustments and hedging instruments. During 2008, we have entered into three foreign currency forward purchase contracts totaling €60 million (approximately $88 million) to hedge a portion of the foreign currency exposure resulting from the eventual repatriation of our net investment in the joint venture in Europe. The following table summarizes our three foreign currency forward purchase contracts (in millions):

 

Transaction Date

   Transaction
Amount in Euros
   Transaction
Amount in Dollars
   Forward Purchase
Date

February 2008

   30    $ 43    August 2011

February 2008

     15      22    February 2013

May 2008

     15      23    May 2014

These derivatives are considered a hedge of the foreign currency exposure of a net investment in a foreign operation, and, in accordance with SFAS 133, are marked-to-market with changes in fair value recorded to accumulated other comprehensive income within the stockholders’ equity portion of our condensed consolidated balance sheet. Year-to-date, we have recorded a decline in the fair value of the derivative instruments totaling approximately $(1) million, which is equal to the fair value as of June 13, 2008 included in accumulated other comprehensive income.

The following table presents comprehensive income for all periods presented:

 

     Quarter ended    Year-to-Date ended
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
   June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
     (in millions)

Net income

   $ 190     $ 149    $ 251    $ 336

Other comprehensive income (loss)

     (13 )     4      4      4
                            

Comprehensive income

   $ 177     $ 153    $ 255    $ 340
                            

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

9. Dispositions

Assets held for sale. During the first quarter, we executed an agreement with the County of Sacramento, California related to the expansion of the airport, which will result in the disposition of the Host Airport Hotel, Sacramento by August 2008 in exchange for $15 million. We deferred the recognition of any potential gain on the transaction pending final disposition. We reclassified the assets and liabilities related to this hotel as held for sale as of June 13, 2008. The following table summarizes the property and equipment, other assets and other liabilities for the Host Airport Hotel Sacramento as of June 13, 2008, which are included in other assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 13, 2008 (in millions):

 

Property and equipment, net

   $ 1

Other assets

     1
      

Total assets

   $ 2
      

Other liabilities

     —  
      

Total liabilities

   $ —  
      

Dispositions. For year-to-date 2008, we sold the Sheraton Tampa Suites for a total sales price of approximately $24 million and recorded a gain on sale of approximately $10 million. The following table summarizes the revenues, income before taxes, and the gain on dispositions, net of tax, of the hotels which have been reclassified to discontinued operations, which includes assets held for sale and the results of sold hotels prior to their disposition, in the consolidated statements of operations for the periods presented:

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
    June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
     (in millions)

Revenues

   $ 3    $ 10     $ 6    $ 32

Income before income taxes

     1      6       2      12

Gain (loss) on dispositions, net of tax

     10      (2 )     10      139

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a Maryland corporation and operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. owns properties and conducts operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership of which Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is the sole general partner and in which it holds approximately 96% of the partnership interests. In this report, we use the terms “we” or “our” to refer to Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. together, unless the context indicates otherwise. We also use the term “Host” to specifically refer to Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and the terms “operating partnership” or “Host LP” to refer to Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P. in cases where it is important to distinguish between Host and Host LP.

Forward-Looking Statements

In this report on Form 10-Q, we make some forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “may,” “intend,” “predict,” “project,” “plan,” “will,” “estimate” and other similar terms and phrases. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and are not guarantees of future performance that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks and uncertainties include those risk factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10–K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that we will attain these expectations or that any deviations will not be material. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligations or undertaking to publicly release updates to any forward-looking statement contained in this report to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

Outlook

As of July 18, 2008, we own 118 hotel properties, which operate primarily in the luxury and upper upscale hotel sectors. For a general overview of our business and a discussion of our reporting periods, see our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Consistent with the trends we experienced in the fourth quarter of 2007, our corporate transient and leisure business experienced weakness and, through April 2008, we saw no evidence of acceleration of this weakness in demand or in our group bookings or group cancellation rates. However, in May and June, our group and transient business further weakened. The decrease in demand for our transient business was most prominent in our higher-rated corporate, premium and special corporate accounts due to the slowdown in business travel in certain markets. Leisure demand, particularly on weekends, was soft. Economic weakness combined with higher costs, especially energy, food and commodities, is putting considerable pressure on both consumer and business spending. We expect our leisure business will further weaken throughout the year and that corporate travel will continue to decline as businesses seek to cut costs. For the quarter, our group business, while above the prior year level, fell slightly short of our expectations, as short-term bookings in the quarter were lower than anticipated. Our group booking pace for the rest of the year is below the comparable prior year level. We have also seen a slight increase in cancellations and this trend may accelerate. In addition, airline ticket prices have increased and airline capacity will be reduced in the second half of the year due to high fuel costs, which will likely further reduce lodging demand, particularly in the leisure market.

To help mitigate the effect of some of these trends, our operators are adjusting the business mix of our properties in order to maximize the average rate and to manage off-peak time periods to ensure that our properties capture their share of available business. Additionally, our operators are aggressively managing costs and each of our properties have implemented some level of contingency plans such as matching the level of staffing to the reduced level of occupancy, eliminating discretionary spending, modifying restaurant outlet operation hours and delaying the implementation of brand standards. New supply forecasts for the markets in which we own hotels

 

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suggest that supply growth has been increasing, however, it continues to be affected by increased building costs due to inflation and increased cost of financing because of continued uncertainty in the credit markets.

Due to the combination of these trends, particularly in projections for 2008 for GDP, business investment and employment, all key drivers of lodging demand, we have reduced our outlook for the second half of the year. We believe that the full year 2008 comparable hotel RevPAR will range from a decrease of 1% to an increase of 1% compared to our previous full year RevPAR guidance of an increase of 2% to 4%. Additionally, operating results will also be adversely effected by certain operating costs and other expenses, including wages, benefits, real estate taxes and utilities, increasing at a rate greater than inflation, which will likely result in reduced operating profit margins.

Due to the size and number of capital expenditures and investments projects we completed in early 2008, the disruption to our properties was particularly significant in the first half of the year, and, as a result, our RevPAR growth and operating margins were adversely affected. Additionally, certain properties will continue to experience temporary business interruption during the second half of 2008, although not to the same extent as the first half of 2008. Overall, we expect to continue our current level of capital expenditures and investment projects throughout the remainder of 2008. Over the long term, we expect to see improvements in RevPAR and operating margins as these projects are expected to enhance our properties’ competitive market position and profitability.

We believe the general economic trends and its effect on the lodging industry create an uncertain operating environment in 2008, and, therefore, there can be no assurances that we will not experience further deceleration in the growth rate of hotel revenues or earnings at our properties for any number of reasons, including, but not limited to, slower than anticipated growth in the economy and changes in travel patterns.

Application of New Accounting Standards

The FASB recently issued FASB staff position (FSP) APB 14-1 “Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash Upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)” (“FSP 14-1”). FSP 14-1 specifies that issuers of such instruments should separately account for the liability and equity components in a manner that will reflect the entity’s nonconvertible debt borrowing rate on the instrument’s issuance date when interest cost is recognized. Our $600 million 2 5/ 8% Exchangeable Senior Debentures (the “2007 Debentures”) and our $500 million 3.25% Exchangeable Senior Debentures (the “2004 Debentures”) are within the scope of FSP 14-1 and therefore, we will be required to record the debt components of the debentures at fair value as of the date of issuance and amortize the discount as an increase to interest expense over the expected life of the debt. The implementation of this standard will result in a decrease to net income, earnings per share and FFO per diluted share for all periods presented; however, there is no effect on our cash interest payments. FSP 14-1 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those fiscal years and shall be applied retrospectively to all periods presented. Early adoption of FSP 14-1 is not permitted. We anticipate that as a result of the application of this standard, our annual diluted earnings per common share and FFO per diluted share will decrease by approximately $.03 to $.04 per share. Additionally, we anticipate that the application of this standard will decrease our debt balance as of December 31, 2008 by approximately $89 million with a corresponding increase to stockholders’ equity.

 

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Results of Operations

The following table reflects certain line items from our statements of operations and other significant operating statistics (in millions, except operating statistics and percentages):

 

     Quarter ended        
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
    % Increase
(Decrease)
 

Revenues

      

Total hotel sales

   $ 1,388     $ 1,356     2.4 %

Operating costs and expenses:

      

Property-level costs (1)

     1,125       1,085     3.7  

Corporate and other expenses

     14       15     (6.7 )

Operating profit

     276       281     (1.8 )

Interest expense

     81       136     (40.4 )

Minority interest expense

     10       5     100.0  

Income from discontinued operations

     11       4     N/M(4 )

Net income

     190       149     27.5  

All hotel operating statistics (2):

      

RevPAR

   $ 156.20     $ 152.49     2.4 %

Average room rate

   $ 205.10     $ 199.50     2.8 %

Average occupancy

     76.2 %     76.4 %   (0.2) pts.  

Comparable hotel operating statistics (3):

      

RevPAR

   $ 158.91     $ 156.28     1.7 %

Average room rate

   $ 207.62     $ 202.34     2.6 %

Average occupancy

     76.5 %     77.2 %   (0.7) pts.  
     Year-to-Date ended        
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
    % Increase
(Decrease)
 

Revenues

      

Total hotel sales

   $ 2,416     $ 2,354     2.6 %

Operating costs and expenses:

      

Property-level costs (1)

     2,040       1,961     4.0  

Corporate and other expenses

     31       37     (16.2 )

Gain on insurance settlement

     7       —       N/M(4 )

Operating profit

     409       412     (0.7 )

Interest expense

     157       230     (31.7 )

Minority interest expense

     19       16     18.8  

Income from discontinued operations

     12       150     (92.0 )

Net income

     251       336     (25.3 )

All hotel operating statistics (2):

      

RevPAR

   $ 147.46     $ 143.33     2.9 %

Average room rate

   $ 201.99     $ 194.93     3.6 %

Average occupancy

     73.0 %     73.5 %   (0.5) pts.  

Comparable hotel operating statistics (3):

      

RevPAR

   $ 149.59     $ 146.72     2.0 %

Average room rate

   $ 204.57     $ 198.22     3.2 %

Average occupancy

     73.1 %     74.0 %   (0.9) pts.  

 

(1) Amount represents total operating costs and expenses per our condensed consolidated statements of operations less corporate expenses and the gain on insurance settlement.

 

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(2) Operating statistics are for all properties as of June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007 and include the results of operations for hotels we have sold prior to their disposition.
(3) Comparable hotel operating statistics for June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007 are based on 115 comparable hotels as of June 13, 2008.
(4) N/M=Not Meaningful.

2008 Compared to 2007

Hotel Sales Overview

 

     Quarter ended       
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
   % Increase
(Decrease)
 
     (in millions)       

Revenues

        

Rooms

   $ 856    $ 839    2.0 %

Food and beverage

     440      427    3.0  

Other

     92      90    2.2  
                

Total hotel sales

   $ 1,388    $ 1,356    2.4  
                
     Year-to-Date ended       
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
   % Increase
(Decrease)
 
     (in millions)       

Revenues

        

Rooms

   $ 1,480    $ 1,447    2.3 %

Food and beverage

     774      748    3.5  

Other

     162      159    1.9  
                

Total hotel sales

   $ 2,416    $ 2,354    2.6  
                

Hotel sales grew 2.4% and 2.6% for the quarter and year-to-date 2008, respectively, reflecting increases in RevPAR, as well as increases in food and beverage and other revenues. Sales for properties sold or classified as held for sale in 2008 or 2007 have been reclassified as discontinued operations. See “Discontinued Operations” below.

We discuss operating results for our hotels on a comparable basis. Comparable hotels are those properties that we have owned for the entirety of the reporting periods being compared. Comparable hotels do not include the results of properties acquired or sold, or that incurred significant property damage and business interruption or large scale capital improvements during these periods. As of June 13, 2008, 115 of our 118 hotels have been classified as comparable hotels. See “Comparable Hotel Operating Statistics” for a complete description of our comparable hotels. We discuss our operating results by property type (i.e. urban, suburban, resort/convention or airport), geographic region and mix of business (i.e. transient, group or contract).

Comparable hotel sales increased 1.9 % to approximately $1.4 billion for the quarter and increased 2.5% to approximately $2.4 billion year-to-date. The revenue growth reflects the increase in comparable RevPAR of 1.7% for the quarter and 2.0% year-to-date, as a result of an increase in average room rates of 2.6% for the quarter and 3.2% year-to-date, offset by a decrease in occupancy of 0.7 percentage points for the quarter and 0.9 percentage points year-to-date. The year-to-date increase also includes one extra day of results for approximately 42% of our hotels that report results on a monthly basis as 2008 is a leap year.

Food and beverage revenues for our comparable hotels increased 2.6% for the quarter and 3.2% year-to-date, primarily due to increased sales from our banquet and audio visual sales. Food and beverage revenues also benefited from a strong performance at the Orlando World Center Marriott and its recently opened 105,000 square foot Cypress ballroom/exhibit hall. Other revenues for our comparable hotels, which primarily represent spa, golf, parking, internet connectivity and attrition fees, increased 1.1% for the quarter and 1.2% year-to-date.

 

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Comparable Hotel Sales by Property Type

The following tables set forth performance information for our comparable hotels by property type as of June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007:

Comparable Hotels by Property Type (a)

 

     As of June 13, 2008    Quarter ended June 13, 2008    Quarter ended June 15, 2007       
     No. of
Properties
   No. of
Rooms
   Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Percent
Change in
RevPAR
 

Urban

   55    32,989    $ 220.48    78.3 %   $ 172.65    $ 212.39    79.9 %   $ 169.75    1.7 %

Suburban

   32    12,311      161.83    69.1       111.81      158.38    69.8       110.52    1.2  

Resort/Convention

   13    8,082      274.55    78.5       215.40      275.92    76.6       211.23    2.0  

Airport

   15    7,208      140.59    78.9       110.94      139.29    78.3       109.03    1.8  
                            

All Types

   115    60,590      207.62    76.5       158.91      202.34    77.2       156.28    1.7  
                            
     As of June 13, 2008    Year-to-Date ended June 13, 2008    Year-to-Date ended June 15, 2007       
     No. of
Properties
   No. of
Rooms
   Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Percent
Change in
RevPAR
 

Urban

   55    32,989    $ 213.78    74.5 %   $ 159.30    $ 205.35    76.3 %   $ 156.64    1.7 %

Suburban

   32    12,311      162.28    65.7       106.68      157.44    67.2       105.73    0.9  

Resort/Convention

   13    8,082      279.07    77.4       216.04      278.99    74.7       208.39    3.7  

Airport

   15    7,208      142.11    74.7       106.14      139.78    74.8       104.54    1.5  
                            

All Types

   115    60,590      204.57    73.1       149.59      198.22    74.0       146.72    2.0  
                            

 

(a) The reporting period for our comparable operating statistics for the year-to-date periods ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007 is from December 29, 2007 to June 13, 2008 and December 30, 2006 to June 15, 2007, respectively. For further discussion, see “Reporting Periods” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

For the second quarter of 2008, our resort/convention properties led the portfolio with a 2.0% growth in RevPAR. This property type was led by the Orlando World Center Marriott, which continues to benefit from the opening of its new 105,000 square foot Cypress ballroom/exhibit hall, which offset weaker group results at our Hawaiian resort properties. RevPAR growth at our urban, airport and suburban hotels was moderate due to the overall decline in lodging demand, which led to decreased occupancy at these properties.

 

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Comparable Hotel Sales by Geographic Region

The following tables set forth performance information for our comparable hotels by geographic region as of June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007:

Comparable Hotels by Region (a)

 

     As of June 13, 2008    Quarter ended June 13, 2008    Quarter ended June 15, 2007       
     No. of
Properties
   No. of
Rooms
   Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Percent
Change in
RevPAR
 

Pacific

   27    15,936    $ 206.12    76.5 %   $ 157.60    $ 204.17    76.8 %   $ 156.89    0.5 %

Mid-Atlantic

   11    8,684      265.87    81.9       217.73      254.96    85.3       217.38    0.2  

North Central

   14    6,175      158.64    70.7       112.15      154.80    72.1       111.65    0.4  

Florida

   9    5,676      236.85    78.3       185.51      231.75    76.7       177.77    4.4  

DC Metro

   13    5,666      214.09    83.8       179.31      206.99    85.1       176.05    1.8  

New England

   11    5,663      185.14    77.5       143.52      177.62    76.3       135.45    6.0  

South Central

   8    4,358      172.07    71.8       123.62      167.42    74.3       124.44    (0.7 )

Mountain

   8    3,372      182.61    69.8       127.49      183.00    70.1       128.26    (0.6 )

Atlanta

   7    2,589      196.56    70.5       138.66      204.27    71.9       146.88    (5.6 )

International

   7    2,471      181.20    74.0       134.00      154.69    70.9       109.69    22.2  
                            

All Regions

   115    60,590      207.62    76.5       158.91      202.34    77.2       156.28    1.7  
                            
     As of June 13, 2008    Year-to-Date ended June 13, 2008    Year-to-Date ended June 15, 2007       
     No. of
Properties
   No. of
Rooms
   Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Average
Room Rate
   Average
Occupancy
Percentages
    RevPAR    Percent
Change in
RevPAR
 

Pacific

   27    15,936    $ 206.10    74.7 %   $ 154.01    $ 203.13    74.8 %   $ 151.96    1.4 %

Mid-Atlantic

   11    8,684      253.22    78.1       197.72      241.06    80.6       194.39    1.7  

North Central

   14    6,175      149.20    63.1       94.21      145.50    67.4       98.10    (4.0 )

Florida

   9    5,676      242.60    79.7       193.29      239.45    76.4       183.01    5.6  

DC Metro

   13    5,666      208.75    74.4       155.40      202.59    77.6       157.28    (1.2 )

New England

   11    5,663      174.42    70.1       122.25      166.22    68.6       114.06    7.2  

South Central

   8    4,358      169.81    71.8       121.89      164.25    75.1       123.28    (1.1 )

Mountain

   8    3,372      192.74    67.4       129.99      187.75    69.2       129.94    —    

Atlanta

   7    2,589      195.77    70.0       136.98      198.26    70.8       140.34    (2.4 )

International

   7    2,471      172.90    71.9       124.29      149.15    68.0       101.35    22.6  
                            

All Regions

   115    60,590      204.57    73.1       149.59      198.22    74.0       146.72    2.0  
                            

 

(a) The reporting period for our comparable operating statistics for the year-to-date periods ended June 13, 2008 and June 15, 2007 is from December 29, 2007 to June 13, 2008 and December 30, 2006 to June 15, 2007, respectively. For further discussion, see “Reporting Periods” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

For the second quarter of 2008, our International region was the top performing region due to outstanding RevPAR growth at our Chilean and Canadian hotels and the relative weakness of the U.S. Dollar. The New England region also performed well as our Boston hotels benefited from strong group bookings and an increase in citywide events. Comparable hotel RevPAR growth in our Florida region was driven by double-digit RevPAR growth at the Orlando World Center Marriott attributable to the new exhibit hall. We expect overall performance in both the New England and Florida regions to be weaker in the second half of 2008.

The 1.8% increase in RevPAR in our DC Metro region in the second quarter was due to strong performance at our downtown hotels, particularly the JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C. and Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The performance at the downtown hotels was offset by RevPAR declines at the suburban properties in the region due to weaker transient business and short-term group demand. The Pacific region had slight improvements in RevPAR that were supported by strong results at our Los Angeles properties, due to improved transient and group demand. The San Diego market also performed well, driven by the strong performance at the

 

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San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina. San Francisco had mixed results as several properties were completing significant capital projects. Our Hawaiian properties experienced decreases in RevPAR because of lower leisure transient demand which was driven by a reduction in airline capacity as well as higher travel costs. RevPAR growth in our Mid-Atlantic region was moderate as RevPAR growth at our large New York hotels, the New York Marriott Marquis and the New York Sheraton Hotel and Towers, was offset by RevPAR declines at several of the other hotels in the region due to room displacement as a result of renovations.

The Atlanta region significantly underperformed in comparison to the overall portfolio due to weak group bookings, lower transient demand and a disruptive rooms renovation at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The South Central region also underperformed; however results varied by market. The Houston market performed well due to strong group bookings while RevPAR declined in the San Antonio market due to increased supply and due to room displacement as a result of renovations at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk.

Hotels Sales by Business Mix. The majority of our customers fall into three broad groups: transient, group and contract business. Individual travelers are referred to as “Transient” customers. Those traveling as part of an organized group, meeting or convention are referred to as “Group” customers. “Contract” customers represent blocks of rooms sold to a specific company for an extended period of time at significantly discounted rates, such as airline crews. The information below is derived from business mix data for 108 of our hotels for which business mix data is available from our managers. For further detail on our business mix, see our annual report on Form 10-K.

Transient business was weak during the quarter as room nights decreased approximately 3.7%, which was partially offset by an increase in the average room rate of 1.6%. The decrease in demand was most prominent in our higher rated corporate and special corporate segments due to the slowdown in business travel in some of our markets.

During the second quarter, group business performed well compared to last year, as group room nights increased approximately 2.0% and the average room rate increased 4.0%. The net result was an increase in group revenues of approximately 6.1% for the quarter. However, group booking pace for the second half of 2008 has slowed and we have seen a slight increase in cancellations which could result in further slowing in group revenues.

Property-level Operating Expenses

 

     Quarter ended       
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
   % Increase
(Decrease)
 
     (in millions)       

Rooms

   $ 199    $ 193    3.1 %

Food and beverage

     301      295    2.0  

Hotel departmental expenses

     325      314    3.5  

Management fees

     73      71    2.8  

Other property-level expenses

     96      94    2.1  

Depreciation and amortization

     131      118    11.0  
                

Total property-level operating expenses

   $ 1,125    $ 1,085    3.7  
                

 

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     Year-to-Date ended       
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
   % Increase
(Decrease)
 
     (in millions)       

Rooms

   $ 356    $ 343    3.8 %

Food and beverage

     544      531    2.4  

Hotel departmental expenses

     583      563    3.6  

Management fees

     125      116    7.8  

Other property-level expenses

     177      175    1.1  

Depreciation and amortization

     255      233    9.4  
                

Total property-level operating expenses

   $ 2,040    $ 1,961    4.0  
                

Operating expenses for the quarter and year-to-date increased 3.7% and 4.0%, respectively. Our operating expenses, which are both fixed and variable, are primarily affected by changes in occupancy, inflation and revenues, though the effect on specific costs will differ. For example, management fees are primarily affected by changes in revenues and operating profit at each property. The growth in expenses was primarily the result of a 3.0% and 3.4% increase in wages and benefits for the quarter and year-to-date, respectively, which represent approximately 64% and 63% of the overall increase, for both periods, respectively. While increases in energy costs broadly effect operating costs, utilities, which increased 7% for the second quarter, only represent approximately 5% of total operating expenses. We also experienced significant increases in real estate taxes both for the quarter and year-to-date. These costs were partially offset by a decrease in insurance expense of approximately 8.1% and 6.2% for the quarter and year-to-date, respectively. We expect the increases in operating expenses will continue to adversely affect margins throughout 2008. Property-level operating expenses exclude the costs for hotels we have sold, which are included in discontinued operations.

Corporate and Other Expenses. Corporate and other expenses primarily consist of employee salaries and bonuses and other costs such as employee stock-based compensation expense, travel, corporate insurance, audit fees, building rent and system costs. Corporate expenses decreased approximately $1 million for the quarter and approximately $6 million year-to-date from the same period last year due to the decrease in compensation expense recorded for our stock-based compensation awards primarily due to the decline in our stock price.

Gain on Insurance Settlement. The gain on insurance settlement of $7 million for year-to-date 2008, primarily represents the release of contingencies related to an insurance settlement reached for business interruption incurred at the New Orleans Marriott following Hurricane Katrina. As a result of recognizing this gain, we paid $2 million of management fees, which are included in management fee expense.

Interest Expense. Interest expense decreased $55 million and $73 million for the quarter and year-to-date 2008, respectively. During 2007, interest expense included $45 million for both the second quarter and year-to-date of call premiums and the acceleration of the amortization of deferred financing costs associated with debt prepayments. There were no such expenses for 2008. The reduction in interest expense also reflects the decline in the weighted average interest rate of 20 basis points when compared to the second quarter of 2007.

Minority Interest Expense. Minority interest expense increased $5 million and $3 million for the quarter and year-to-date, respectively. The increase for the quarter is due to an increase in the net income of Host LP of $45 million and an increase in the net income attributable to the outside partners in certain of our consolidated partnerships. The year-to-date increase primarily reflects the increase in the net income attributable to the outside partners in certain of our consolidated partnerships.

Equity in Earnings of Affiliates. Our share of income of affiliates decreased by $1 million and $3 million for the quarter and year-to-date, respectively, due to a decrease in earnings from our joint venture in Europe, primarily as a result of an increase in local country income taxes.

Discontinued Operations. Discontinued operations consist of one hotel sold and one hotel classified as held-for-sale as of June 13, 2008 and nine hotels sold during 2007 and represent the results of operations and the gains on the disposition of these hotels during the period. The following table summarizes the revenues, income before taxes,

 

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and the gain on dispositions, net of tax, of the hotels which have been reclassified to discontinued operations, which includes assets held for sale and the results of sold hotels prior to their disposition in the condensed consolidated statements of operations for the periods presented:

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended
     June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
    June 13,
2008
   June 15,
2007
     (in millions)

Revenue

   $ 3    $ 10     $ 6    $ 32

Income before taxes

     1      6       2      12

Gain on disposals, net of tax

     10      (2 )     10      139

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash Requirements

Host uses cash primarily for acquisitions, capital expenditures, debt payments and dividends to stockholders. As a REIT, Host is required to distribute to its stockholders at least 90% of its taxable income, excluding net capital gain, on an annual basis. Funds used by Host to make these distributions are provided by Host LP. We depend primarily on external sources of capital to finance future growth, including acquisitions.

Cash Balances. As of June 13, 2008, we had $505 million of cash and cash equivalents, which was an increase of $17 million from December 31, 2007. Additionally, we have $600 million available under our credit facility. The net increase in cash is primarily due to cash from operations, the issuance and refinancing of debt, for which we received net proceeds of approximately $300 million during the year and hotel dispositions. Uses of cash during the year primarily consisted of capital expenditures, dividend payments and stock repurchases. Excluding amounts necessary for working capital, we intend to use available funds, over time, to further invest in our portfolio, acquire new properties, repurchase our stock, invest in foreign joint ventures or make additional debt repayments. We believe we have ample liquidity and access to capital markets to take advantage of acquisition opportunities which may arise, continue our capital expenditures program, deal with our near term debt maturities and to withstand an unanticipated decline in the cash flow from our business.

Debt Transactions. During the second quarter 2008, we entered into a $210 million term loan, which is provided for under our existing $600 million credit facility agreement and used the proceeds to repay $100 million outstanding under the credit facility and for general corporate purposes. See “Debt” for further discussion.

On June 12, 2008, we refinanced the $208 million, 7.48% mortgage on the Orlando World Center Marriott with a $300 million mortgage that bears interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 350 basis points (5.96% at June 13, 2008). See “Debt” for further discussion.

We may continue to redeem or refinance senior notes (which include our exchangeable senior debentures) and mortgage debt from time to time to take advantage of favorable market conditions. We may purchase senior notes for cash through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, a tender offer or, in some cases, through the early redemption of such securities pursuant to their terms. Repurchases of debt, if any, will depend on prevailing market conditions, our liquidity requirements, contractual restrictions and other factors. Any refinancing or retirement before the maturity date would affect earnings and Funds From Operations, or FFO, per diluted share, as defined below, as a result of the payment of any applicable call premiums and the acceleration of previously deferred financing costs.

Equity Transactions. On February 19, 2008, our Board of Directors authorized a program to repurchase up to $500 million of common stock and equity related securities. These securities may be purchased in the open market or through private transactions, dependent upon market conditions. The plan does not obligate us to repurchase any specific number of shares and may be suspended at any time at management’s discretion. As of June 13, 2008, the Company has repurchased 4.35 million shares valued at approximately $72 million of which 2.2 million shares valued at approximately $37 million were purchased in the second quarter.

 

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Acquisitions and Dispositions. While we expect acquisition opportunities will be limited in domestic markets, we continue to believe that international markets are more likely to provide opportunities that meet our investment return criteria, particularly through the use of joint ventures. For example, in April 2008 the European joint venture acquired the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre for approximately €72 million. We own a 32.1% interest in the European joint venture and serve as the general partner. During the second quarter of 2008, we also sold the Sheraton Tampa Suites Airport for approximately $24 million. We anticipate that the continued turmoil in the credit markets will continue to restrict potential buyers and limit our ability to dispose of non-core assets and therefore, we believe that potential proceeds from dispositions will range from $0 to $150 million for the remainder of the year.

Capital Expenditures. Our capital expenditures generally fall into three broad categories; renewal and replacement expenditures, repositioning/return on investment (or “ROI”) projects and value enhancement projects. ROI/repositioning capital expenditures are selective capital improvements outside the scope of the typical renewal and replacement capital expenditures. These projects include, for example, significant repositionings of guest rooms, lobbies or food and beverage platforms and expanding ballroom, spa or conference facilities. Value enhancement projects are opportunities where we seek to enhance the value of our portfolio by identifying and executing strategies that maximize the highest and best use of all aspects of our properties, such as the development of timeshare or condominium units on excess land.

For year-to-date 2008, total capital expenditures increased $73 million to $310 million, primarily as a result of the timing of various projects across the portfolio including the completion of a 26,000 square foot ballroom at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, which was the final phase in the $81 million repositioning of this property, and the addition of an 8,300 square foot of new meeting space at the San Francisco Marriott. Our renewal and replacement capital expenditures were approximately $170 million, which reflects an increase of approximately 63% from year-to-date 2007. We expect total renewal and replacement capital expenditures for 2008 to be approximately $380 million. Our renewal and replacement capital expenditures are generally funded by the furniture, fixture and equipment funds established at certain of our hotels (typically funded with approximately 5% of property revenues) and by our available cash. We also spent approximately $140 million for year-to-date 2008 on repositioning and return on investment (ROI) projects, which reflects an increase of approximately 5% from year-to-date 2007. We expect total repositioning/ROI expenditures for 2008 to be approximately $270 million.

Sources and Uses of Cash

Our principal sources of cash are cash from operations, the sale of assets, borrowing under our credit facility and our ability to obtain additional financing through various capital market transactions. Our principal uses of cash are debt service, asset acquisitions, capital expenditures, operating costs, corporate expenses and distributions to equity holders.

Cash Provided by Operations. Our cash provided by operations year-to-date 2008 increased $121 million from year-to-date 2007 to $441 million, due primarily to a reduction in interest expense and a decrease in advances to our managers for certain capital expenditure projects.

Cash Used in Investing Activities. Approximately $300 million of cash was used in investing activities during the first half of 2008. This included approximately $310 million of capital expenditures, partially offset by the proceeds from the disposition of the Sheraton Tampa Suites Airport and cash received from the planned disposition of the Host Airport Hotel Sacramento.

 

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Cash Used in Financing Activities. Approximately $124 million of cash was used in financing activities during 2008 and primarily consisted of the payment of the fourth quarter 2007 and first quarter 2008 dividends of $318 million, an increase of $78 million from year-to-date 2007. Cash used in financing activities also consisted of scheduled principal repayments of $9 million and the repurchase of 4.35 million shares of our common stock for approximately $72 million. We also received net proceeds of approximately $300 million through debt issuances and refinancings. The following table summarizes the significant financing transactions as of July 18, 2008 (in millions), excluding the non-cash acquisition of the remaining limited partnership interests in Pacific Gateway, Ltd. through the issuance of $93 million of OP units:

 

Transaction

Date

  

Description of Transaction

   Transaction
Amount
 

Debt

     

June

   Proceeds from 5.96% Orlando World Center Marriott mortgage refinancing (1)    $ 300  

June

   Repayment of the 7.48% mortgage on the Orlando World Center Marriott      (208 )

May

   Proceeds from the Credit Facility Term Loan      45  

April

   Repayment of the draw on the Credit Facility Revolver      (100 )

April

   Proceeds from the Credit Facility Term Loan      165  

March

   Draw on the Credit Facility Revolver      100  

2008

   Principal amortization      (9 )

Equity

     

March-June

   Common stock repurchases      (72 )

 

(1) The Orlando World Center Marriott mortgage loan has a floating rate of interest of LIBOR plus 350 basis points. The interest rate shown reflects the rate as of June 13, 2008.

Debt

As of June 13, 2008, our total debt was $5.9 billion. The weighted average interest rate of our debt was approximately 5.9% and the weighted average maturity was 5.2 years. Additionally, 91% of our debt had a fixed rate of interest as of June 13, 2008. Currently, we are in compliance with the financial covenants under our debt agreements.

As of June 13, 2008 and December 31, 2007, our debt was comprised of (in millions):

 

     June 13,
2008
   December 31,
2007

Series K senior notes, with a rate of 7 1/8% due November 2013

   $ 725    $ 725

Series M senior notes, with a rate of 7% due August 2012

     347      347

Series O senior notes, with a rate of 6 3/8% due March 2015

     650      650

Series Q senior notes, with a rate of 6 3/4% due June 2016

     800      800

Series S senior notes, with a rate of 6 7/8% due November 2014

     497      497

$500 million Exchangeable Senior Debentures, with a rate of 3.25% due April 2024

     497      496

$600 million Exchangeable Senior Debentures, with a rate of 2 5/8% due April 2027

     593      592

Senior notes, with a rate of 10.0%, due May 2012

     7      7
             

Total senior notes

     4,116      4,114

Mortgage debt (non-recourse) secured by $2.2 billion of real estate assets, with an average interest rate of 6.3% at June 13, 2008 and 6.6% at December 31, 2007, maturing through December 2023

     1,499      1,423

Credit facility, including the $210 million term loan

     210      —  

Other

     87      88
             

Total debt

   $ 5,912    $ 5,625
             

 

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$600 million Exchangeable Senior Debentures. On March 23, 2007, Host LP issued $600 million 25/8% Exchangeable Senior Debentures (the “2007 Debentures”) and received proceeds of $589 million, net of underwriting fees and expenses and original issue discount. The 2007 Debentures mature on April 15, 2027 and are equal in right of payment with all of our other senior notes. Interest is payable quarterly in arrears on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year beginning on July 15, 2007. We can redeem for cash all, or part of, the 2007 Debentures at any time on or after April 20, 2012 upon 15 days notice at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount plus accrued interest. Holders have the right to require us to repurchase the 2007 Debentures on April 15, 2012, April 15, 2017 and April 15, 2022 for cash equal to 100% of the principal amount plus accrued interest. Holders may exchange their 2007 Debentures prior to maturity under certain conditions, including when the closing sale price of Host’s common stock is more than 130% of the exchange price per share for at least 20 of 30 consecutive trading days during certain periods or any time up to two days prior to the date on which the debentures have been called for redemption. On exchange, we must deliver cash in an amount equal to not less than the lower of the exchange value (which is the applicable exchange rate multiplied by the average price of our common shares) and the aggregate principal amount of the 2007 Debentures to be exchanged, and, at our option, shares, cash or a combination thereof for any excess above the principal value. We can redeem for cash all, or part of, the 2007 Debentures at any time on or after April 20, 2012 upon 15 days notice at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount plus accrued interest. If we elect to redeem the debentures and the exchange value exceeds the cash redemption price, we would expect holders to elect to exchange their debentures at the exchange value described above rather than receive the cash redemption price. The current exchange rate is 31.35 shares of our common stock per $1,000 principal amount of debentures, which is equivalent to an exchange price of $31.90 per share of Host common stock. The exchange rate may be adjusted under certain circumstances including the payment of common dividends exceeding $.20 per share in any given quarter. The 2007 Debentures are not currently exchangeable.

$500 million Exchangeable Senior Debentures. On March 16, 2004, Host LP issued $500 million of 3.25% Exchangeable Senior Debentures (the “2004 Debentures”) and received proceeds of $484 million, net of discounts, underwriting fees and expenses. The 2004 Debentures mature on April 15, 2024 and are equal in right of payment with all of our other senior debt. Interest is payable quarterly in arrears on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year. Holders have the right to require us to repurchase the 2004 Debentures on April 15, 2010, April 15, 2014 and April 15, 2019 for cash equal to 100% of the principal amount. Holders may exchange their 2004 Debentures prior to maturity under certain conditions, including at any time at which the closing sale price of our common stock is more than 120% of the exchange price per share, for at least 20 of 30 consecutive trading days during certain periods or any time up to two days prior to the date on which the debentures have been called for redemption. The current exchange rate is 62.5107 shares for each $1,000 of principal amount of the 2004 Debentures, (which is equivalent to an exchange price of $16.00 per share). The exchange rate is adjusted for certain circumstances, including the payment of all common dividends. The 2004 Debentures are not currently exchangeable. We can redeem for cash all or part of, the 2004 Debentures at any time subsequent to April 19, 2009 upon 30 days notice at the applicable redemption price as set forth in the indenture. If we elect to redeem the debentures and the exchange value exceeds the cash redemption price, we would expect holders to elect to exchange their debentures for stock rather than receive the cash redemption price.

Credit Facility Term Loan. During the second quarter of 2008, we entered into a $210 million term loan, which was an expansion of our existing $600 million credit facility. The term loan was completed in two phases, with $165 million closing in April 2008 and an additional $45 million, with the same terms, closing in May 2008. The term loan has a maturity date of September 9, 2011, which we can extend for one year, subject to certain conditions. The term loan is prepayable without penalty after October 22, 2009 and may be prepaid prior to that date for a fee. The term loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 175 basis points (4.18% at June 13, 2008), with a LIBOR floor of 2.25%. The proceeds from the term loan were used to repay the $100 million outstanding balance under the credit facility revolver and for general corporate purposes. Currently, we have $600 million available under the credit facility.

The term loan is subject to the same covenants and restrictions as the credit facility. It is also guaranteed by certain of our existing subsidiaries and is secured by pledges of equity interests in many of our subsidiaries. The guarantees and pledges ratably benefit the term loan and the credit facility, as well as notes outstanding under our senior notes indenture and certain other indebtedness.

 

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Mortgage Debt. On June 12, 2008, we refinanced the $208 million, 7.48% mortgage due on the Orlando World Center Marriott with a non-amortizing $300 million mortgage that bears interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 350 basis points (5.96% at June 13, 2008) and has a maturity date of July 1, 2011, which we have the option to extend for two, one-year periods upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. Excess proceeds from the refinancing were used for general corporate purposes.

Dividend Policy

Host is required to distribute to stockholders at least 90% of its annual taxable income, excluding net capital gain, to qualify as a REIT, including taxable income recognized for federal income tax purposes but with regard to which we do not receive corresponding cash. Funds used by Host to pay dividends on its common and preferred stock are provided through distributions from Host LP. For every share of common and preferred stock of Host, Host LP has issued to Host a corresponding common OP unit and preferred OP unit. As of July 18, 2008, Host is the owner of substantially all of the preferred OP units and approximately 96% of the common OP units. The remaining common OP units are held by various third-party limited partners.

Investors should take into account the 4% minority position in Host LP common OP units when analyzing common and preferred dividend payments by Host to its stockholders, as these holders share, on a pro rata basis, in amounts being distributed by Host LP to holders of its corresponding common and preferred OP units. When Host pays a common or preferred dividend, Host LP pays an equivalent per unit distribution on all common or corresponding preferred OP units. For example, if Host paid a $1 per share dividend on its common stock, it would be based on payment of a $1 per unit distribution by Host LP to Host, as well as to other common OP unit holders.

Host’s current policy on common dividends is generally to distribute, over time, 100% of its annual taxable income. Host intends to pay a regular quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share, and, in addition, to declare a special dividend during the fourth quarter of each year, the amount of which will vary depending on Host’s estimated taxable income. Based on our current outlook, we expect that the fourth quarter special dividend will be in the range of $.15 to $.20, resulting in a full year dividend of $0.95 to $1.00. Host currently intends to continue paying dividends on its preferred stock, regardless of the amount of taxable income, unless contractually restricted. The amount of any dividends will be determined by Host’s Board of Directors.

On June 16, 2008, our Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per share on our common stock. The dividend was paid on July 15, 2008 to stockholders of record as of June 30, 2008.

On June 16, 2008, our Board of Directors also declared a cash dividend of $0.5546875 per share on our Class E cumulative redeemable preferred stock. The dividend was paid on July 15, 2008 to preferred stockholders of record as of June 30, 2008.

Comparable Hotel Operating Statistics

We present certain operating statistics (i.e., RevPAR, average daily rate and average occupancy) and operating results (revenues, expenses and adjusted operating profit) for the periods included in this report on a comparable hotel basis. We define our comparable hotels as properties (i) that are owned or leased by us and the operations of which are included in our consolidated results, whether as continuing operations or discontinued operations for the entirety of the reporting periods being compared and (ii) that have not sustained substantial property damage or business interruption, or undergone large-scale capital projects during the reporting periods being compared. Of the 118 hotels that we owned on June 13, 2008, 115 have been classified as comparable hotels. The operating results of the following hotels that we owned as of June 13, 2008 are excluded from comparable hotel results for these periods:

 

   

Atlanta Marriott Marquis (a two-year major renovation project that was completed in June 2008);

 

   

New Orleans Marriott (property damage and business interruption from Hurricane Katrina in August 2005); and

 

   

Host Airport Hotel Sacramento (we executed an agreement with the County of Sacramento related to the expansion of the airport, which will result in the closing of the hotel by August 2008).

 

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The operating results of the ten hotels we disposed of during 2008 and 2007 are also not included in comparable hotel results for the periods presented herein. Moreover, because these statistics and operating results are for our hotel properties, they exclude results for our non-hotel properties and other real estate investments.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use certain “non-GAAP financial measures,” which are measures of our historical financial performance that are not calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, within the meaning of applicable SEC rules. They are as follows: (i) Funds From Operations (FFO) per diluted share, and (ii) Comparable Hotel Operating Results. A complete discussion of these measures (including the reasons why we believe they are useful to investors, the additional purposes for which management uses these measures and their limitations) is included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10–K.

FFO per Diluted Share

We present FFO per diluted share as a non-GAAP measure of our performance in addition to our earnings per share (calculated in accordance with GAAP). We calculate FFO per diluted share for a given operating period as our FFO (defined as set forth below) for such period divided by the number of fully diluted shares outstanding during such period. The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) defines FFO as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP) excluding gains (or losses) from sales of real estate, the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles, real estate-related depreciation and amortization and adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. FFO is presented on a per share basis after making adjustments for the effects of dilutive securities, including the payment of preferred stock dividends, in accordance with NAREIT guidelines. We believe that FFO per diluted share is a useful supplemental measure of our operating performance and that presentation of FFO per diluted share, when combined with the primary GAAP presentation of earnings per share, provides beneficial information to investors. The following table provides a reconciliation of net income available to common stockholders per share to FFO per diluted share (in millions, except per share amounts):

Reconciliation of Net Income Available to

Common Stockholders to Funds From Operations per Diluted Share

 

     Quarter ended  
     June 13, 2008     June 15, 2007  
     Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
    Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
 

Net income available to common stockholders

   $ 188     520.5    $ .36     $ 147     522.1    $ .28  

Adjustments:

              

Loss (gain) on dispositions, net of taxes

     (10 )   —        (.02 )     2     —        —    

Amortization of deferred gains, net of taxes

     (1 )   —        —         (1 )   —        —    

Depreciation and amortization

     130     —        .25       117     —        .23  

Partnership adjustments

     12     —        .02       6     —        .01  

FFO of minority partners of Host LP(a)

     (14 )   —        (.03 )     (9 )   —        (.02 )

Adjustments for dilutive securities:

              

Assuming distribution of common shares granted under the comprehensive stock plan less shares assumed purchased at average market price

     —       .3      —         —       .7      —    

Assuming conversion of 2004 Exchangeable Senior Debentures

     4     30.9      (.02 )     4     29.0      (.02 )
                                          

FFO per diluted share (b)(c)

   $ 309     551.7    $ .56     $ 266     551.8    $ .48  
                                          

 

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     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13, 2008     June 15, 2007  
     Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
    Income     Shares    Per Share
Amount
 

Net income available to common stockholders

   $ 247     521.5    $ .47     $ 332     521.8    $ .64  

Adjustments:

              

Loss (gain) on dispositions, net of taxes

     (10 )   —        (.02 )     (139 )   —        (.27 )

Amortization of deferred gains, net of taxes

     (2 )   —        —         (2 )   —        —    

Depreciation and amortization

     254     —        .49       234     —        .45  

Partnership adjustments

     16     —        .03       13     —        .02  

FFO of minority partners of Host LP(a)

     (21 )   —        (.04 )     (15 )   —        (.03 )

Adjustments for dilutive securities:

              

Assuming distribution of common shares granted under the comprehensive stock plan less shares assumed purchased at average market price

     —       .3      —         —       .8      —    

Assuming conversion of 2004 Exchangeable Senior Debentures

     9     30.9      (.04 )     9     29.0      (.03 )
                                          

FFO per diluted share (b)(c)

   $ 493     552.7    $ .89     $ 432     551.6    $ .78  
                                          

 

(a) Represents FFO attributable to the minority interests in Host LP.
(b) FFO per diluted share in accordance with NAREIT is adjusted for the effects of dilutive securities. Dilutive securities may include shares granted under comprehensive stock plans, preferred OP units held by minority partners, exchangeable debt securities and other minority interests that have the option to convert their limited partnership interest to common OP units. No effect is shown for securities if they are anti-dilutive.

 

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(c) The following table presents significant transactions affecting earnings per share and FFO per diluted share for all periods presented (in millions, except per share amounts):

Schedule of Significant Transactions Affecting Earnings per Share

and Funds From Operations per Diluted Share

 

     Quarter ended  
     June 13, 2008    June 15, 2007  
     Net Income
(Loss)
   FFO    Net Income
(Loss)
    FFO  

Senior notes redemptions and debt prepayments (1)

   $ —      $ —      $ (46 )   $ (46 )

Gain (loss) on hotel dispositions, net of taxes

     10      —        (2 )     —    

Assuming conversion of minority OP Units issuable

     —        —        —         (1 )

Minority interest income (expense) (2)

     —        —        2       2  
                              

Total

   $ 10    $ —      $ (46 )   $ (45 )
                              

Diluted shares

     551.7      —        553.0       553.0  

Per diluted share

   $ .02    $ —      $ (.08 )   $ (.08 )
                              
     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13, 2008    June 15, 2007  
     Net Income
(Loss)
   FFO    Net Income
(Loss)
    FFO  

Senior note redemptions and debt prepayments (1)

   $ —      $ —      $ (46 )   $ (46 )

Gain on hotel dispositions, net of taxes

     10      —        139       —    

Minority interest income (expense) (2)

     —        —        (3 )     2  
                              

Total

   $ 10    $ —      $ 90     $ (44 )
                              

Diluted shares

     552.7      —        552.8       551.6  

Per diluted share

   $ .02    $ —      $ .16     $ (.08 )
                              

 

(1) Represents call premiums and the acceleration of original issue discounts and deferred financing costs, as well as incremental interest during the call or prepayment notice period, included in interest expense in the consolidated statements of operations. We recognized these costs in conjunction with the prepayment or refinancing of senior notes and mortgages during certain periods presented.
(2) Represents the portion of the significant transactions attributable to minority partners in Host LP.

 

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Comparable Hotel Operating Results

We present certain operating results for our hotels, such as hotel revenues, expenses and adjusted operating profit, on a comparable hotel, or “same store” basis as supplemental information for investors. We present these hotel operating results on a comparable hotel basis because we believe that doing so provides investors and management with useful information for evaluating the period-to-period performance of our hotels and facilitates comparisons with other hotel REITs and hotel owners. The following table presents certain operating results and statistics for our comparable hotels for the periods presented herein:

Comparable Hotel Results (a)

(in millions, except hotel statistics)

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
    June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
 

Number of hotels

     115       115       115       115  

Number of rooms

     60,590       60,590       60,590       60,590  

Percent change in Comparable Hotel RevPAR

     1.7 %       2.0 %  

Comparable hotel sales

        

Room

   $ 841     $ 827     $ 1,463     $ 1,431  

Food and beverage (b)

     436       425       772       748  

Other

     93       92       165       163  
                                

Comparable hotel sales (c)

     1,370       1,344       2,400       2,342  
                                

Comparable hotel expenses

        

Room

     195       189       350       338  

Food and beverage (d)

     298       293       541       529  

Other

     49       49       87       87  

Management fees, ground rent and other costs

     415       406       750       725  
                                

Comparable hotel expenses (e)

     957       937       1,728       1,679  
                                

Comparable hotel adjusted operating profit

     413       407       672       663  

Non-comparable hotel results, net (f)

     9       8       17       20  

Office buildings and limited service properties, net (g)

     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )     (1 )

Depreciation and amortization

     (131 )     (118 )     (255 )     (233 )

Corporate and other expenses

     (14 )     (15 )     (31 )     (37 )

Gain on insurance settlement

     —         —         7       —    
                                

Operating profit

   $ 276     $ 281     $ 409     $ 412  
                                

 

(a) The reporting period for our comparable operating statistics for the second quarter of 2008 is from December 29, 2007 to June 13, 2008 and for the second quarter of 2007 from December 30, 2006 to June 15, 2007. For further discussion, see “Reporting Periods” in our most recent Annual Report of Form 10–K.

 

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(b) The reconciliation of total food and beverage sales per the consolidated statements of operations to the comparable food and beverage sales is as follows:

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
    June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
 

Food and beverage sales per the consolidated statements of operations

   $ 440     $ 427     $ 774     $ 748  

Non-comparable food and beverage sales

     (11 )     (9 )     (25 )     (20 )

Food and beverage sales for the property for which we record rental income

     7       7       16       16  

Adjustment for food and beverage sales for comparable hotels to reflect Marriott’s fiscal year for Marriott-managed hotels

     —         —         7       4  
                                

Comparable food and beverage sales

   $ 436     $ 425     $ 772     $ 748  
                                

 

(c) The reconciliation of total revenues per the consolidated statements of operations to the comparable hotel sales is as follows:

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
    June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
 

Revenues per the consolidated statements of operations

   $ 1,415     $ 1,381     $ 2,473     $ 2,410  

Non-comparable hotel sales

     (40 )     (33 )     (83 )     (72 )

Hotel sales for the property for which we record rental income, net

     14       14       27       27  

Rental income for office buildings and select service hotels

     (19 )     (18 )     (38 )     (37 )

Adjustment for hotel sales for comparable hotels to reflect Marriott’s fiscal year for Marriott- managed hotels

     —         —         21       14  
                                

Comparable hotel sales

   $ 1,370     $ 1,344     $ 2,400     $ 2,342  
                                

 

(d) The reconciliation of total food and beverage expenses per the consolidated statements of operations to the comparable food and beverage expenses is as follows:

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13
2008
    June 15,
2007
    June 13
2008
    June 15,
2007
 

Food and beverage expenses per the consolidated statements of operations

   $ 301     $ 295     $ 544     $ 531  

Non-comparable food and beverage expense

     (8 )     (6 )     (18 )     (14 )

Food and beverage expenses for the property for which we record rental income

     5       4       10       9  

Adjustment for food and beverage expenses for comparable hotels to reflect Marriott’s fiscal year for Marriott-managed hotels

     —         —         5       3  
                                

Comparable food and beverage expenses

   $ 298     $ 293     $ 541     $ 529  
                                

 

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(e) The reconciliation of operating costs per the consolidated statements of operations to the comparable hotel expenses is as follows (in millions):

 

     Quarter ended     Year-to-Date ended  
     June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
    June 13,
2008
    June 15,
2007
 

Operating costs and expenses per the consolidated statements of operations

   $ 1,139     $ 1,100     $ 2,064     $ 1,998  

Non-comparable hotel expenses

     (30 )     (24 )     (61 )     (50 )

Hotel expenses for the property for which we record rental income

     13       13       28       29  

Rent expense for office buildings and select service hotels

     (20 )     (19 )     (39 )     (38 )

Adjustment for hotel expenses for comparable hotels to reflect Marriott’s fiscal year for Marriott-managed hotels

     —         —         15       10  

Depreciation and amortization

     (131 )     (118 )     (255 )     (233 )

Corporate and other expenses

     (14 )     (15 )     (31 )     (37 )

Gain on insurance settlement

     —         —         7       —    
                                

Comparable hotel expenses

   $ 957     $ 937     $ 1,728     $ 1,679  
                                

 

(f) Non-comparable hotel results, net includes the following items: (i) the results of operations of our non-comparable hotels whose operations are included in our consolidated statements of operations as continuing operations and (ii) the difference between the number of days of operations reflected in the comparable hotel results and the number of days of operations reflected in the consolidated statements of operations. For further detail, see “Reporting Periods” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10–K.

 

(g) Represents rental income less rental expense for select service properties and office buildings.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

Interest Rate Sensitivity

As of June 13, 2008 and December 31, 2007, 91% and 100%, respectively, of our outstanding debt bore interest at fixed rates. See our most recent Annual Report on Form 10–K. A change in the LIBOR rate of 100 basis points would result in an increase or decrease of approximately $5 million in interest expense on an annual basis.

Exchange Rate Sensitivity

As we have non-U.S. operations (specifically, the ownership of hotels in Canada, Mexico and Chile and investments in our European joint venture), currency exchange risk arises as a normal part of our business. To manage the currency exchange risk applicable to ownership in non-U.S. hotels, where possible, we may enter into forward or option contracts. The foreign currency exchange agreements that we have entered into were strictly to hedge foreign currency risk and not for trading purposes.

During 2008, we have entered into three foreign currency forward purchase contracts totaling €60 million (approximately $88 million) to hedge a portion of the foreign currency exposure resulting from the eventual repatriation of our net investment in the European joint venture. These derivatives are considered a hedge of the foreign currency exposure of a net investment in a foreign operation, and, in accordance with SFAS 133, are marked-to-market with changes in fair value recorded to accumulated other comprehensive income within the stockholders’ equity portion of our balance sheet. Year-to-date, we have recorded a decline in the fair value of the derivative instruments totaling approximately $(1) million, which is equal to the fair value as of June 13, 2008 included in accumulated other comprehensive income. The following table summarizes our three foreign currency purchase contracts (in millions):

 

Transaction Date

   Transaction Amount
in Euros
   Transaction Amount
in Dollars
   Forward Purchase Date

February 2008

   30    $ 43    August 2011

February 2008

     15      22    February 2013

May 2008

     15      23    May 2014

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(b) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that these disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

Changes to Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during our most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

Period

   Total
Number of
Common

Shares
Purchased
    Average
Price
Paid

per
Common
Share
    Total
Number of
Common
Shares
Purchased
as Part of
Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs
   Approximate
Dollar Value of
Common
Shares that
May Yet Be
Purchased
Under the
Plans or
Programs

March 22, 2008 - April 21, 2008

   1,088 *   $ —       —      $ —  

April 22, 2008 - May 21, 2008

   45 **     17.42 **   —        —  

May 22, 2008 - June 13, 2008

   2,200,000     18.82   4,350,000      428 million
               

Total

   2,201,133     $ 18.82     4,350,000    $  428 million
               

 

* Reflects shares of restricted common stock forfeited for failure to meet vesting criteria.
** Reflects shares of restricted stock withheld and used for purposes of paying taxes in connection with the release of restricted common shares to plan participants. The average price paid reflects the average market value of shares withheld for tax purposes.
On February 20, 2008, Host announced that its Board of Directors had authorized a program to repurchase up to $500 million of common stock in open market transactions or through private transactions. The plan does not obligate Host to repurchase any specific number of shares and may be suspended at any time. There is no expiration date for the program.

 

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Annual Meeting of Stockholders

(a) Host held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 14, 2008.

(c) (i) Votes regarding the election of seven directors for terms expiring at the 2009 annual meeting of stockholders were as set forth below. Accordingly, each director nominee was elected for a one year term.

 

     FOR    AGAINST    ABSTENTIONS
AND

BROKER
NON-VOTES

Robert M. Baylis

   448,378,169    18,252,457    4,118,487

Terrence C. Golden

   275,698,694    190,930,829    4,119,590

Ann McLaughlin Korologos

   459,817,078    6,781,185    4,150,850

Richard E. Marriott

   460,107,146    6,554,156    4,087,811

Judith A. McHale

   464,345,674    2,399,167    4,004,272

John B. Morse, Jr.

   464,307,285    2,420,607    4,021,221

W. Edward Walter

   462,441,818    4,283,636    4,023,659

(ii) Votes on the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as independent auditors of Host to serve for the 2008 calendar year were as set forth below. Accordingly, the appointment of KPMG LLP was approved

 

FOR

   AGAINST    ABSTENTIONS
AND

BROKER
NON-VOTES

461,277,764

   5,475,833    3,995,516

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

The exhibits listed on the accompanying Exhibit Index are filed as part of this report and such Exhibit Index is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

10.41    Amendment No. 1 to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 22, 2008, among Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., Host Euro Business Trust, Certain Canadian Subsidiaries of Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, Bank of America, N.A., Citicorp North America, Inc., Société Générale, Calyon New York Branch, and Various Lenders (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.41 of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 28, 2008).
12.1    Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges and Preferred Stock Dividends.
31.1    Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2    Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32†    Certificate of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as created by Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

This certificate is being furnished solely to accompany the report pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 and is not being filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

 

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

     HOST HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.
July 21, 2008     

/s/ Brian G. Macnamara

    

Brian G. Macnamara

Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

 

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