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Wyndham Worldwide 10-Q 2008

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 10-Q
  2. Ex-10.1
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10-Q
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
þ
  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 


For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2008
 
OR
o
  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 


For the transition period from            to                          
 
Commission File No. 001-32876
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
  20-0052541
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
Seven Sylvan Way
Parsippany, New Jersey
(Address of principal executive offices)
  07054
(Zip Code)
 
(973) 753-6000
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.  Yes þ     No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
             
Large accelerated filer þ
  Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ
 
The number of shares outstanding of the issuer’s common stock was 177,468,695 shares as of July 31, 2008.
 


 

 
 
             
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  FINANCIAL INFORMATION        
             
  Financial Statements (Unaudited)     2  
             
    Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm     2  
             
    Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2008 and 2007     3  
             
    Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007     4  
             
    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2008 and 2007     5  
             
    Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2008     6  
             
    Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements     7  
             
  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     21  
             
    Forward-Looking Statements     21  
             
  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risks     38  
             
  Controls and Procedures     38  
             
  OTHER INFORMATION        
             
  Legal Proceedings     38  
             
  Risk Factors     39  
             
  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds     39  
             
  Defaults Upon Senior Securities     39  
             
  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders     39  
             
  Other Information     40  
             
  Exhibits     40  
             
    Signatures     41  
 EX-10.1: AMENDMENT TO TAX SHARING AGREEMENT
 EX-12: COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
 EX-15: LETTER RE: UNAUDITED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 EX-31.1: CERTIFICATION
 EX-31.2: CERTIFICATION
 EX-32: CERTIFICATION


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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Financial Statements (Unaudited).
 
 
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
Parsippany, New Jersey
 
We have reviewed the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of June 30, 2008, the related consolidated statements of income for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, the related consolidated statements of cash flows for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, and the related consolidated statement of stockholders’ equity for the six-month period ended June 30, 2008. These interim financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.
 
We conducted our reviews in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.
 
Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to such consolidated interim financial statements for them to be in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 
Prior to its separation from Cendant Corporation (“Cendant”; known as Avis Budget Group since August 29, 2006), the Company was comprised of the assets and liabilities used in managing and operating the lodging, vacation exchange and rental and vacation ownership businesses of Cendant. Included in Note 13 of the consolidated financial statements is a summary of transactions with related parties. As discussed in Note 13 to the consolidated financial statements, in connection with its separation from Cendant, the Company entered into certain guarantee commitments with Cendant and has recorded the fair value of these guarantees as of July 31, 2006. As discussed in Note 8 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 on January 1, 2007. Also, as discussed in Notes 1 and 7 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157, Fair Value Measurements, on January 1, 2008, except as it applies to those nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities as noted in FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) FAS 157-2, which was issued on February 12, 2008.
 
We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2007, and the related consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated February 29, 2008, we expressed an unqualified opinion (which included an explanatory paragraph relating to the fact that, prior to its separation from Cendant, the Company was comprised of the assets and liabilities used in managing and operating the lodging, vacation exchange and rental and vacation ownership businesses of Cendant. Included in Notes 20 and 21 of the consolidated and combined financial statements is a summary of transactions with related parties. As discussed in Note 14 to the consolidated and combined financial statements, in connection with its separation from Cendant, the Company entered into certain guarantee commitments with Cendant and has recorded the fair value of these guarantees as of July 31, 2006. As discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated and combined financial statements, as of January 1, 2006, the Company adopted the provisions for accounting for real estate time-sharing transactions. Also, as discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated and combined financial statements, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 on January 1, 2007) on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2007 is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.
 
/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
Parsippany, New Jersey
August 8, 2008


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WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Six Months Ended
 
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
 
Net revenues
                               
Vacation ownership interest sales
  $ 414     $ 443     $ 708     $ 816  
Service fees and membership
    424       387       876       790  
Franchise fees
    136       137       249       251  
Consumer financing
    104       88       203       169  
Other
    54       45       108       86  
                                 
Net revenues
    1,132       1,100       2,144       2,112  
                                 
Expenses
                               
Operating
    465       447       905       853  
Cost of vacation ownership interests
    80       104       140       195  
Marketing and reservation
    218       207       427       404  
General and administrative
    152       124       298       245  
Separation and related costs
          7             13  
Trademark impairment
                28        
Depreciation and amortization
    46       41       90       79  
                                 
Total expenses
    961       930       1,888       1,789  
                                 
Operating income
    171       170       256       323  
Other income, net
    (4 )           (5 )      
Interest expense
    18       18       37       35  
Interest income
    (3 )     (2 )     (5 )     (5 )
                                 
Income before income taxes
    160       154       229       293  
Provision for income taxes
    62       58       89       111  
                                 
Net income
  $ 98     $ 96     $ 140     $ 182  
                                 
Earnings per share
                               
Basic
  $ 0.55     $ 0.53     $ 0.79     $ 0.98  
Diluted
    0.55       0.52       0.79       0.98  
 
See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
                 
    June 30,
    December 31,
 
    2008     2007  
 
Assets
Current assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 240     $ 210  
Trade receivables, net
    472       459  
Vacation ownership contract receivables, net
    298       290  
Inventory
    618       586  
Prepaid expenses
    181       160  
Deferred income taxes
    95       101  
Due from former Parent and subsidiaries
    9       18  
Other current assets
    397       232  
                 
Total current assets
    2,310       2,056  
                 
Long-term vacation ownership contract receivables, net
    2,850       2,654  
Non-current inventory
    669       649  
Property and equipment, net
    1,071       1,009  
Goodwill
    2,732       2,723  
Trademarks, net
    594       620  
Franchise agreements and other intangibles, net
    418       416  
Other non-current assets
    295       332  
                 
Total assets
  $ 10,939     $ 10,459  
                 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
               
Securitized vacation ownership debt
  $ 284     $ 237  
Current portion of long-term debt
    207       175  
Accounts payable
    415       380  
Deferred income
    792       612  
Due to former Parent and subsidiaries
    104       110  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    661       666  
                 
Total current liabilities
    2,463       2,180  
                 
Long-term securitized vacation ownership debt
    1,797       1,844  
Long-term debt
    1,406       1,351  
Deferred income taxes
    983       927  
Deferred income
    266       262  
Due to former Parent and subsidiaries
    236       243  
Other non-current liabilities
    141       136  
                 
Total liabilities
    7,292       6,943  
                 
                 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 9) 
               
                 
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Preferred stock, $.01 par value, authorized 6,000,000 shares, none issued and outstanding
           
Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 600,000,000 shares, issued 204,604,378 in 2008 and 203,874,101 shares in 2007
    2       2  
Additional paid-in capital
    3,664       3,652  
Retained earnings
    651       525  
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    200       194  
Treasury stock, at cost — 27,284,823 shares in 2008 and 26,656,804 shares in 2007
    (870 )     (857 )
                 
Total stockholders’ equity
    3,647       3,516  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 10,939     $ 10,459  
                 
 
See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
                 
    Six Months Ended
 
    June 30,  
    2008     2007  
 
Operating Activities
               
Net income
  $ 140     $ 182  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    90       79  
Provision for loan losses
    195       136  
Deferred income taxes
    60       78  
Stock-based compensation
    17       11  
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
          (6 )
Trademark impairment
    28        
Net change in assets and liabilities, excluding the impact of acquisitions:
               
Trade receivables
    (4 )     1  
Vacation ownership contract receivables
    (370 )     (390 )
Inventory
    (71 )     (140 )
Prepaid expenses
    (20 )     (5 )
Other current assets
    (30 )     (1 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    (1 )     61  
Due to former Parent and subsidiaries, net
    (6 )     9  
Deferred income
    175       84  
Other, net
    (5 )     (9 )
                 
Net cash provided by operating activities
    198       90  
                 
Investing Activities
               
Property and equipment additions
    (86 )     (91 )
Net assets acquired, net of cash acquired, and acquisition-related payments
          (7 )
Equity investments and development advances
    (10 )     (25 )
Proceeds from asset sales
    6        
Increase in restricted cash, net
    (98 )     (30 )
Other, net
          (1 )
                 
Net cash used in investing activities
    (188 )     (154 )
                 
Financing Activities
               
Proceeds from securitized borrowings
    1,248       1,375  
Principal payments on securitized borrowing
    (1,248 )     (1,025 )
Proceeds from non-securitized borrowings
    870       669  
Principal payments on non-securitized borrowings
    (812 )     (513 )
Dividend to shareholders
    (14 )      
Repurchase of common stock
    (15 )     (476 )
Proceeds from stock option exercises
    5       17  
Debt issuance costs
    (8 )     (7 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation
          6  
Other, net
    (6 )     (1 )
                 
Net cash provided by financing activities
    20       45  
                 
Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents
          1  
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    30       (18 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    210       269  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 240     $ 251  
                 
 
See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
                                                                 
                            Accumulated
                   
                Additional
          Other
                Total
 
    Common Stock     Paid-in
    Retained
    Comprehensive
    Treasury Stock     Stockholders’
 
    Shares     Amount     Capital     Earnings     Income     Shares     Amount     Equity  
 
Balance at January 1, 2008
    204     $ 2     $ 3,652     $ 525     $ 194       (27)     $ (857)     $ 3,516  
Comprehensive income
                                                               
Net income
                      140                            
Currency translation adjustment, net of tax of $1
                                                 
Unrealized gains on cash flow hedges, net of tax of $4
                            6                      
Total comprehensive income
                                                            146  
Exercise of stock options
                5                               5  
Issuance of shares for RSU vesting
    1                                            
Change in deferred compensation
                10                               10  
Repurchases of common stock
                                        (13)       (13)  
Change in excess tax benefit on equity awards
                (3)                               (3)  
Payment of dividends
                      (14)                         (14)  
                                                                 
Balance at June 30, 2008
    205     $ 2     $ 3,664     $ 651     $ 200       (27)     $ (870)     $ 3,647  
                                                                 
 
See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unless otherwise noted, all amounts are in millions, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 1.   Basis of Presentation
 
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is a global provider of hospitality products and services. The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts and transactions of Wyndham, as well as the entities in which Wyndham directly or indirectly has a controlling financial interest. The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
In presenting the Consolidated Financial Statements, management makes estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported and related disclosures. Estimates, by their nature, are based on judgment and available information. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates. In management’s opinion, the Consolidated Financial Statements contain all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of interim results reported. The results of operations reported for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for the entire year or any subsequent interim period. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2007 Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements included in its Annual Report filed on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 29, 2008.
 
The Company applies the equity method of accounting when it has the ability to exercise significant influence over operating and financial policies of an investee in accordance with Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 18, “The Equity Method of Accounting for Investments in Common Stock.” During the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, the Company recorded $1 million and $2 million, respectively, of net earnings from such investments in other income, net on the Consolidated Statements of Income.
 
    Business Description
 
The Company operates in the following business segments:
 
  ·   Lodging—franchises hotels in the upscale, midscale and economy segments of the lodging industry and provides property management services to owners of the Company’s luxury, upscale and midscale hotels.
 
  ·   Vacation Exchange and Rentals—provides vacation exchange products and services to owners of intervals of vacation ownership interests (“VOIs”) and markets vacation rental properties primarily on behalf of independent owners.
 
  ·   Vacation Ownership—markets and sells VOIs to individual consumers, provides consumer financing in connection with the sale of VOIs and provides property management services at resorts.
 
    Significant Accounting Policy
 
Vacation Ownership Transactions.  In December 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 152, “Accounting for Real Estate Time-Sharing Transactions,” (“SFAS No. 152”) in connection with the issuance of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Statement of Position No. 04-2, “Accounting for Real Estate Time-Sharing Transactions.” SFAS No. 152 provides guidance on revenue recognition for vacation ownership transactions, accounting and presentation for the uncollectibility of vacation ownership contract receivables, accounting for costs of sales of VOIs and related costs, accounting for operations during holding periods and other transactions associated with vacation ownership operations.
 
The Company recognizes revenue from vacation ownership transactions in accordance with SFAS No. 152. Revenues are not recognized until such time as a 10% minimum down payment (initial investment) and any incentives given at the time of sale have been received and the buyer’s commitment satisfies the requirements of SFAS No. 152. If the buyer’s investment has not met the minimum investment criteria of SFAS No. 152, the revenue associated with the sale of the VOI and the related costs of sales and direct costs are deferred. SFAS No. 152 also requires that the Company record the estimate of uncollectible vacation ownership contract receivables, without consideration of estimated inventory recoveries, at the time a vacation ownership transaction is consummated as a reduction of net revenue. In addition, SFAS No. 152 requires a change in accounting for inventory and cost of sales such that cost of sales is allocated based on a relative sales value method, under which cost of sales is calculated as an estimated percentage of net sales.


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    Changes in Accounting Policies during 2008
 
Fair Value Measurements.  In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS No. 157”). SFAS No. 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. SFAS No. 157 explains the definition of fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. SFAS No. 157 clarifies the principle that fair value should be based on the assumptions market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability and establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the information used to develop those assumptions. In February 2008, the FASB issued Staff Position (“FSP”) 157-2, “Effective Date of Statement No. 157” which deferred the effective date of SFAS No. 157 for all nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities to fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2008. The Company adopted SFAS No. 157 on January 1, 2008, as required, for financial assets and financial liabilities. There was no material impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements resulting from the adoption. See Note 7—Fair Value for a further explanation of the adoption.
 
The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities.  In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, including an amendment of FASB Statement No. 115” (“SFAS No. 159”). SFAS No. 159 permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments at fair value that are not currently required to be measured at fair value. It also establishes presentation and disclosure requirements designed to facilitate comparisons between entities that choose different measurement attributes for similar types of assets and liabilities. The Company adopted SFAS No. 159 on January 1, 2008, as required, but elected not to remeasure any assets. Therefore, there was no impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements resulting from the adoption.
 
Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 110.  In December 2007, the SEC issued Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) No. 110 (“SAB 110”). SAB 110 expresses the views of the SEC regarding the use of a “simplified” method, as discussed in SAB 107, “Share-Based Payment,” in developing an estimate of the expected term of “plain vanilla” share options in accordance with SFAS No. 123(R). As permitted by SAB 110, the Company will continue to use the simplified method as the Company does not have sufficient historical data to estimate the expected term of its share-based awards.
 
    Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
Business Combinations.  In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141(R), “Business Combinations” (“SFAS No. 141(R)”), replacing SFAS No. 141. SFAS No. 141(R) establishes principles and requirements for how the acquirer of a business recognizes and measures in its financial statements the identifiable assets acquired, the liabilities assumed, and any noncontrolling interest in the acquiree. SFAS No. 141(R) also provides guidance for recognizing and measuring the goodwill acquired in the business combination and determines what information to disclose to enable users of the financial statements to evaluate the nature and financial effects of the business combination. This Statement applies prospectively to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of SFAS No. 141(R) on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements—an amendment of ARB No. 51.  In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements—an amendment of ARB No. 51” (“SFAS No. 160”). SFAS No. 160 amends ARB No. 51 to establish accounting and reporting standards for the noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a subsidiary. It clarifies that a noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary is an ownership interest in the consolidated entity that should be reported as equity in the consolidated financial statements. In addition to the amendments to ARB No. 51, SFAS No. 160 amends SFAS No. 128; such that earnings per share data will continue to be calculated the same way that such data were calculated before this Statement was issued. SFAS No. 160 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning on or after December 15, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of SFAS No. 160 on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Disclosure about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities—an amendment of SFAS No. 133.  In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 161, “Disclosure about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities-an amendment of SFAS No. 133” (“SFAS No. 161”). SFAS No. 161 requires specific disclosures regarding the location and amounts of derivative instruments in the Company’s financial statements; how derivative instruments and related hedged items are accounted for; and how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect the Company’s financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. SFAS No. 161 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods after November 15, 2008. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of SFAS No. 161 on its Consolidated Financial Statements.


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 2.   Earnings Per Share
 
The computation of basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) is based on the Company’s net income divided by the basic weighted average number of common shares and diluted weighted average number of common shares, respectively.
 
The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted EPS:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Six Months Ended
 
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
 
Net income
  $ 98     $ 96     $ 140     $ 182  
                                 
                                 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding
    177       181       177       185  
Stock options and restricted stock units
    1       2       1       1  
                                 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding
    178       183       178       186  
                                 
Earnings per share:
                               
Basic
  $ 0.55     $ 0.53     $ 0.79     $ 0.98  
Diluted
    0.55       0.52       0.79       0.98  
 
The computations of diluted earnings per share available to common stockholders for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 do not include approximately 11 million stock options and stock-settled stock appreciation rights (“SSARs”), as the effect of their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive to EPS. Such amount was approximately 14 million stock options and SSARs during both the three and six months ended June 30, 2007.
 
On February 29, 2008, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per share payable March 13, 2008 to shareholders of record as of March 6, 2008. On March 13, 2008, the Company paid cash dividends of $0.04 per share ($7 million).
 
On April 24, 2008, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per share payable June 12, 2008 to shareholders of record as of May 29, 2008. On June 12, 2008, the Company paid cash dividends of $0.04 per share ($7 million).
 
 3.   Intangible Assets
 
Intangible assets consisted of:
 
                                                 
    As of June 30, 2008     As of December 31, 2007  
    Gross
          Net
    Gross
          Net
 
    Carrying
    Accumulated
    Carrying
    Carrying
    Accumulated
    Carrying
 
    Amount     Amortization     Amount     Amount     Amortization     Amount  
 
Unamortized Intangible Assets:
                                       
Goodwill
  $ 2,732                     $ 2,723                  
                                                 
Trademarks
  $ 592                     $ 620                  
                                                 
Amortized Intangible Assets:
                                               
Franchise agreements
  $ 612     $ 266     $ 346     $ 597     $ 257     $ 340  
Trademarks
    3       1       2                    
Other
    100       28       72       99       23       76  
                                                 
    $ 715     $ 295     $ 420     $ 696     $ 280     $ 416  
                                                 
 
As of December 31, 2007, the Company had $31 million of unamortized vacation ownership trademarks recorded on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. During the first quarter of 2008, the Company recorded a $28 million impairment charge due to the Company’s initiative to rebrand two of its vacation ownership trademarks to the Wyndham brand. The remaining $3 million was reclassified to amortized trademarks and will be fully amortized by March 31, 2009.


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The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill are as follows:
 
                                         
                Adjustments
             
          Goodwill
    to Goodwill
    Foreign
       
          Acquired
    Acquired
    Exchange
    Balance at
 
    Balance at
    during
    during
    and
    June 30,
 
    January 1,     2008     2007     Other     2008  
 
Lodging
  $ 245     $     $     $     $ 245  
Vacation Exchange and Rentals
    1,136                   9 (*)     1,145  
Vacation Ownership
    1,342                         1,342  
                                         
Total Company
  $ 2,723     $     $     $ 9     $ 2,732  
                                         
        ­ ­
  (*)   Relates to foreign exchange translation adjustments.
 
Amortization expense relating to amortizable intangible assets was as follows:
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended
    Six Months Ended
 
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2008     2007     2008     2007  
 
Franchise agreements
  $ 4     $ 5     $ 9     $ 10  
Trademarks
    1             1        
Other
    2       2       4       3  
                                 
Total (*)
  $ 7     $ 7     $ 14     $ 13  
                                 
        ­ ­
  (*)   Included as a component of depreciation and amortization on the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Income.
 
Based on the Company’s amortizable intangible assets as of June 30, 2008, the Company expects related amortization expense as follows:
 
         
    Amount  
 
Remainder of 2008
  $ 15  
2009
    28  
2010
    26  
2011
    25  
2012
    25  
2013
    23  
 
 4.   Vacation Ownership Contract Receivables
 
The Company generates vacation ownership contract receivables by extending financing to the purchasers of VOIs. Current and long-term vacation ownership contract receivables, net consisted of:
 
                 
    June 30,
    December 31,
 
    2008     2007  
 
Current vacation ownership contract receivables:
               
Securitized
  $ 248     $ 248  
Other
    82       73  
                 
      330       321  
Less: Allowance for loan losses
    (32 )     (31 )
                 
Current vacation ownership contract receivables, net
  $ 298     $ 290  
                 
Long-term vacation ownership contract receivables:
               
Securitized
  $ 2,268     $ 2,218  
Other
    890       725  
                 
      3,158       2,943  
Less: Allowance for loan losses
    (308 )     (289 )
                 
Long-term vacation ownership contract receivables, net
  $ 2,850     $ 2,654  
                 
 
Principal payments that are contractually due on the Company’s vacation ownership contract receivables during the next twelve months are classified as current on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. During the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, the Company originated vacation ownership contract receivables of $795 million and $764 million, respectively, and received principal collections of $425 million and $374 million, respectively. The


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weighted average interest rate on outstanding vacation ownership contract receivables was 12.6% and 12.5% as of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively.
 
The activity in the allowance for loan losses on vacation ownership contract receivables was as follows:
 
         
    Amount  
 
Allowance for loan losses as of January 1, 2008
  $ (320 )
Provision for loan losses
    (195 )
Contract receivables written-off
    175  
         
Allowance for loan losses as of June 30, 2008
  $ (340 )
         
 
In accordance with SFAS No. 152, the Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $113 million and $195 million as a reduction of net revenues during the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, respectively, and $75 million and $136 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively.
 
 5.   Inventory
 
Inventory consisted of:
 
                 
    June 30,
    December 31,
 
    2008     2007  
 
Land held for VOI development
  $ 151     $ 170  
VOI construction in process
    555       562  
Completed inventory and vacation credits (*)
    581       503  
                 
Total inventory
    1,287       1,235  
Less: Current portion
    618       586  
                 
Non-current inventory
  $ 669     $ 649  
                 
        ­ ­
  (*)   Includes estimated recoveries of $138 million and $128 million at June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively.
 
Inventory that the Company expects to sell within the next twelve months is classified as current on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 
 6.   Long-Term Debt and Borrowing Arrangements
 
The Company’s indebtedness consisted of:
 
                 
    June 30,
    December 31,
 
    2008     2007  
 
Securitized vacation ownership debt:
               
Term notes
  $ 1,727     $ 1,435  
Bank conduit facility (a)
    354       646  
                 
Total securitized vacation ownership debt
    2,081       2,081  
Less: Current portion of securitized vacation ownership debt
    284       237  
                 
Long-term securitized vacation ownership debt
  $ 1,797     $ 1,844  
                 
Long-term debt:
               
6.00% senior unsecured notes (due December 2016) (b)
  $ 797     $ 797  
Term loan (due July 2011)
    300       300  
Revolving credit facility (due July 2011) (c)
    145       97  
Vacation ownership bank borrowings (d)
    196       164  
Vacation rentals capital leases
    162       154  
Other
    13       14  
                 
Total long-term debt
    1,613       1,526  
Less: Current portion of long-term debt
    207       175  
                 
Long-term debt
  $ 1,406     $ 1,351  
                 
        ­ ­
  (a)   Represents a 364-day vacation ownership bank conduit facility with availability of $1,200 million, which expires in October 2008. The capacity is subject to the Company’s ability to provide additional assets to collateralize the facility (see below).
  (b)   The balance at June 30, 2008 represents $800 million aggregate principal less $3 million of unamortized discount.
  (c)   The revolving credit facility has a total capacity of $900 million, which includes availability for letters of credit. As of June 30, 2008, the Company had $67 million of letters of credit outstanding and, as such, the total available capacity of the revolving credit facility was $688 million.
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On May 1, 2008, the Company closed an additional series of term notes payable, Sierra Timeshare 2008-1 Receivables Funding, LLC, in the initial principal amount of $200 million. These borrowings bear interest at a weighted average rate of 7.9% and are secured by vacation ownership contract receivables. The proceeds from these notes were used primarily to reduce the balance outstanding under the bank conduit facility. As of June 30, 2008, the Company had $159 million of outstanding borrowings under this facility.
 
On June 26, 2008, the Company closed an additional series of term notes payable, Sierra Timeshare 2008-2 Receivables Funding, LLC, in the initial principal amount of $450 million. These borrowings bear interest at a weighted average rate of 7.2% and are secured by vacation ownership contract receivables. The proceeds from these notes were used primarily to reduce the balance outstanding under the bank conduit facility. As of June 30, 2008, the Company had $450 million of outstanding borrowings under this facility.
 
The Company’s outstanding debt as of June 30, 2008 matures as follows:
 
                         
    Securitized
             
    Vacation
             
    Ownership
             
    Debt     Debt     Total  
 
Within 1 year
  $ 284     $ 207     $ 491  
Between 1 and 2 years
    259       12       271  
Between 2 and 3 years
    409       22       431  
Between 3 and 4 years
    185       457       642  
Between 4 and 5 years
    201       12       213  
Thereafter
    743       903       1,646  
                         
    $ 2,081     $ 1,613     $ 3,694  
                         
 
As debt maturities of the securitized vacation ownership debt are based on the contractual payment terms of the underlying vacation ownership contract receivables, actual maturities may differ as a result of prepayments by the vacation ownership contract receivable obligors.
 
The revolving credit facility and unsecured term loan include covenants, including the maintenance of specific financial ratios. These financial covenants consist of a minimum interest coverage ratio of at least 3.0 times as of the measurement date and a maximum leverage ratio not to exceed 3.5 times on the measurement date. The interest coverage ratio is calculated by dividing EBITDA (as defined in the credit agreement and Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements) by Interest Expense (as defined in the credit agreement), excluding interest expense on any Securitization Indebtedness and on Non-Recourse Indebtedness (as the two terms are defined in the credit agreement), both as measured on a trailing 12 month basis preceding the measurement date. The leverage ratio is calculated by dividing Consolidated Total Indebtedness (as defined in the credit agreement) excluding any Securitization Indebtedness and any Non-Recourse Secured debt as of the measurement date by EBITDA as measured on a trailing 12 month basis preceding the measurement date. Covenants in these credit facilities also include limitations on indebtedness of material subsidiaries; liens; mergers, consolidations, liquidations, dissolutions and sales of all or substantially all assets; and sale and leasebacks. Events of default in these credit facilities include nonpayment of principal when due; nonpayment of interest, fees or other amounts; violation of covenants; cross payment default and cross acceleration (in each case, to indebtedness (excluding securitization indebtedness) in excess of $50 million); and a change of control (the definition of which permitted the Company’s separation (the “Separation”) from Cendant Corporation (“Cendant” or “former Parent”)).
 
The 6.00% senior unsecured notes contain various covenants including limitations on liens, limitations on sale and leasebacks, and change of control restrictions. In addition, there are limitations on mergers, consolidations and sales of all or substantially all assets. Events of default in the notes include nonpayment of interest, nonpayment of principal, breach of a covenant or warranty, cross acceleration of debt in excess of $50 million, and bankruptcy related matters.
 
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As of June 30, 2008, available capacity under the Company’s borrowing arrangements was as follows:
 
                         
    Total
    Outstanding
    Available
 
    Capacity     Borrowings     Capacity  
 
Securitized vacation ownership debt:
                       
Term notes
  $ 1,727     $ 1,727     $  
Bank conduit facility
    1,200       354       846  
                         
Total securitized vacation ownership debt (a)
  $ 2,927     $ 2,081     $ 846  
                         
Long-term debt:
                       
6.00% senior unsecured notes (due December 2016)
  $ 797     $ 797     $  
Term loan (due July 2011)
    300       300        
Revolving credit facility (due July 2011) (b)
    900       145       755  
Vacation ownership bank borrowings (c)
    252       196       56  
Vacation rentals capital leases (d)
    162       162        
Other
    13       13        
                         
Total long-term debt
  $ 2,424     $ 1,613       811  
                         
Less: Issuance of letters of credit (b)
                    67  
                         
                    $ 744  
                         
       ­ ­
  (a)   These outstanding borrowings are collateralized by $2,723 million of underlying vacation ownership contract receivables and related assets. The capacity of the Company’s bank conduit facility is subject to the Company’s ability to provide additional assets to collateralize such facility.
  (b)   The capacity under the Company’s revolving credit facility includes availability for letters of credit. As of June 30, 2008, the available capacity of $755 million was further reduced by $67 million for the issuance of letters of credit.
  (c)   These borrowings are collateralized by $245 million of underlying vacation ownership contract receivables. The capacity of this facility is subject to maintaining sufficient assets to collateralize these secured obligations.
  (d)   These leases are recorded as capital lease obligations with corresponding assets classified within property and equipment on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 
Interest expense incurred in connection with the Company’s securitized vacation ownership debt was $27 million and $60 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, respectively, and $25 million and $48 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively, and is recorded within operating expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Income. Cash paid related to such interest expense was $52 million and $43 million during the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, respectively.
 
Interest expense incurred in connection with the Company’s other debt was $24 million and $47 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, respectively, and $24 million and $47 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively, and is recorded within the interest expense line item on the Consolidated Statements of Income. Cash paid related to such interest expense was $51 million and $45 million during the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, respectively.
 
Interest expense is partially offset on the Consolidated Statements of Income by capitalized interest of $6 million and $10 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, respectively, and $6 million and $12 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively.
 
 7.   Fair Value
 
Effective January 1, 2008, the Company adopted SFAS No. 157, which requires additional disclosures about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value. The following table presents information about the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of June 30, 2008, and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques utilized by the Company to determine such fair values. Financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:
 
Level 1: Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.
 
Level 2: Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value driver are observable.
 
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In certain cases, the inputs used to measure fair value may fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In such cases, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement falls has been determined based on the lowest level input (closest to Level 3) that is significant to the fair value measurement. The Company’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment, and considers factors specific to the asset or liability.
 
                         
          Fair Value Measure on a
 
          Recurring Basis  
          Significant
       
          Other
    Significant
 
    As of
    Observable
    Unobservable
 
    June 30,
    Inputs
    Inputs
 
    2008     (Level 2)     (Level 3)  
 
Assets:
                       
Derivative instruments (a)
  $ 15     $ 15     $  
Securities available-for-sale (b)
    5             5  
                         
Total assets
  $ 20     $ 15     $ 5  
                         
Liabilities:
                       
Derivative instruments (c)
  $ 49     $ 49     $  
                         
       ­ ­
  (a)   Included in other current assets and other non-current assets on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet.
  (b)   Included in other non-current assets on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet.
  (c)   Included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities and other non-current liabilities on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet.
 
The Company’s derivative instruments are pay-fixed/receive-variable interest rate swaps, interest rate caps, foreign exchange forward contracts and foreign exchange average rate forward contracts. For assets and liabilities that are measured using quoted prices in active markets, the fair value is the published market price per unit multiplied by the number of units held without consideration of transaction costs. Assets and liabilities that are measured using other significant observable inputs are valued by reference to similar assets and liabilities. For these items, a significant portion of fair value is derived by reference to quoted prices of similar assets and liabilities in active markets. For assets and liabilities that are measured using significant unobservable inputs, fair value is derived using a fair value model, such as discounted cash flow model.
 
The following table presents additional information about financial assets which are measured at fair value on a recurring basis for which the Company has utilized Level 3 inputs to determine fair value as of June 30, 2008:
 
         
    Fair Value
 
    Measurements
 
    Using Significant
 
    Unobservable
 
    Inputs (Level 3)  
    Securities
 
    Available-For-
 
    Sale  
 
Balance at January 1, 2008
  $ 5  
Balance at June 30, 2008
    5  
 
 8.   Income Taxes
 
The Company or one of its subsidiaries files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various states and foreign jurisdictions. With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before 2003. During the first quarter of 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) opened an examination for Cendant’s taxable years 2003 through 2006 during which the Company was included in Cendant’s tax returns.
 
The Company adopted the provisions of FASB Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109” (“FIN 48”) on January 1, 2007. As a result of the implementation of FIN 48, the Company recognized an increase of $20 million in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits, which was accounted for as a reduction of retained earnings on the Consolidated Balance Sheet at January 1, 2007. During the


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six months ended June 30, 2008, the Company’s liability for unrecognized tax benefits increased by $1 million. The amount of the unrecognized tax benefits in the long-term income tax payable was $22 million and $21 million at June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively.
 
The Company recorded both accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as a component of provision for income taxes on the Consolidated Statements of Income. The Company recognized less than $1 million and $1 million in interest and penalties during the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, respectively. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, such amounts were also less than $1 million and $1 million, respectively.
 
The Company made cash income tax payments, net of refunds, of $44 million during both the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007. Such payments exclude income tax related payments made to former Parent.
 
 9.   Commitments and Contingencies
 
The Company is involved in claims, legal proceedings and governmental inquiries related to contract disputes, business practices, intellectual property and other matters relating to the Company’s business, including, without limitation, commercial, employment, tax and environmental matters. Such matters include, but are not limited to: (i) for the Company’s vacation ownership business, alleged failure to perform duties arising under management agreements, and claims for construction defects and inadequate maintenance (which are made by property owners’ associations from time to time); and (ii) for the Company’s vacation exchange and rentals business, breach of contract claims by both affiliates and members in connection with their respective agreements and bad faith and consumer protection claims asserted by members. See Part II, Item 1, “Legal Proceedings” for a description of claims and legal actions arising in the ordinary course of the Company’s business. See also Note 13—Separation Adjustments and Transactions with Former Parent and Subsidiaries regarding contingent litigation liabilities resulting from the Separation.
 
The Company believes that it has adequately accrued for such matters with reserves of $33 million at June 30, 2008. Such amount is exclusive of matters relating to the Separation. For matters not requiring accrual, the Company believes that such matters will not have a material adverse effect on its results of operations, financial position or cash flows based on information currently available. However, litigation is inherently unpredictable and, although the Company believes that its accruals are adequate and/or that it has valid defenses in these matters, unfavorable resolutions could occur. As such, an adverse outcome from such unresolved proceedings for which claims are awarded in excess of the amounts accrued, if any, could be material to the Company with respect to earnings or cash flows in any given reporting period. However, the Company does not believe that the impact of such unresolved litigation should result in a material liability to the Company in relation to its consolidated financial position or liquidity.
 
10.   Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 
The after-tax components of accumulated other comprehensive income are as follows:
 
                                 
          Unrealized
    Minimum
    Accumulated
 
    Currency
    Gains/(Losses)
    Pension
    Other
 
    Translation
    on Cash Flow
    Liability
    Comprehensive
 
    Adjustments     Hedges, Net     Adjustment     Income  
 
Balance, January 1, 2008, net of tax of $47
  $ 217     $ (26 )   $ 3     $ 194  
Current period change
          6             6  
                                 
Balance, June 30, 2008, net of tax of $52
  $ 217     $ (20 )   $ 3     $ 200  
                                 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments exclude income taxes related to investments in foreign subsidiaries where the Company intends to reinvest the undistributed earnings indefinitely in those foreign operations.
 
11.   Stock-Based Compensation
 
The Company has a stock-based compensation plan available to grant non-qualified stock options, incentive stock options, SSARs, restricted stock, restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and other stock or cash-based awards to key employees, non-employee directors, advisors and consultants. Under the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation 2006 Equity and Incentive Plan, a maximum of 43.5 million shares of common stock may be awarded. As of June 30, 2008, approximately 21.3 million shares remained available.
 
    Incentive Equity Awards Conversion
 
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ratio of one share of the Company’s common stock for every five shares of Cendant’s common stock. As a result, the Company issued approximately 2 million RSUs and approximately 24 million stock options upon completion of the conversion of existing Cendant equity awards into Wyndham equity awards. As of June 30, 2008, there were no converted RSUs outstanding.
 
The activity related to the converted stock options for the six months ended June 30, 2008 consisted of the following:
 
                 
          Weighted
 
    Number
    Average
 
    of Options     Exercise Price  
 
Balance at January 1, 2008
    13.6     $ 36.71  
Exercised (a)
    (0.2 )     20.01  
Canceled
    (1.5 )     52.61  
                 
Balance at June 30, 2008 (b)
    11.9     $ 35.20  
                 
        ­ ­
  (a)   Stock options exercised during the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007 had an intrinsic value of $600,000 and $18 million, respectively.
  (b)   As of June 30, 2008, the aggregate intrinsic value of the Company’s outstanding “in the money” stock options was immaterial. All 11.9 million options are exercisable as of June 30, 2008. Options outstanding and exercisable as of June 30, 2008 have a weighted average remaining contractual life of 2.2 years.
 
The following table summarizes information regarding the outstanding and exercisable converted stock options as of June 30, 2008:
 
                 
          Weighted
 
    Number
    Average
 
Range of Exercise Prices
  of Options     Exercise Price  
 
$10.00 – $19.99
    2.5     $ 19.76  
$20.00 – $29.99
    1.1       26.44  
$30.00 – $39.99
    3.4       37.50  
$40.00 & above
    4.9       43.38  
                 
Total Options
    11.9     $ 35.20  
                 
 
 
The activity related to incentive equity awards granted by the Company for the six months ended June 30, 2008 consisted of the following:
 
                                 
    RSUs     SSARs  
          Weighted
          Weighted
 
    Number
    Average
    Number
    Average
 
    of RSUs     Grant Price     of SSARs     Exercise Price  
 
Balance at January 1, 2008
    2.6     $ 34.09       0.9     $ 34.27  
Granted
    2.4 (b)     22.21       0.8 (b)     22.30  
Vested/exercised
    (0.7 )     33.84              
Canceled
    (0.2 )     30.89              
                                 
Balance at June 30, 2008 (a)
    4.1 (c)   $ 27.38       1.7 (d)   $ 28.51  
                                 
        ­ ­
  (a)   Aggregate unrecognized compensation expense related to SSARs and RSUs was $115 million as of June 30, 2008 which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 3 years.
  (b)   Primarily represents awards granted by the Company on February 29, 2008.
  (c)   Approximately 3.7 million RSUs outstanding at June 30, 2008 are expected to vest over time.
  (d)   Approximately 400,000 of the approximately 1.7 million SSARs are exercisable at June 30, 2008. Since the SSARs were issued to the Company’s top five officers, the Company assumes that all remaining unvested SSARs are expected to vest. SSARs outstanding at June 30, 2008 had no intrinsic value and have a weighted average remaining contractual life of 5.9 years.
 
On February 29, 2008 and May 2, 2008, the Company approved grants of incentive awards totaling $59 million to key employees and senior officers of Wyndham in the form of RSUs and SSARs. These awards will vest ratably over a period of four years.


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The fair value of SSARs granted by the Company on February 29, 2008 and May 2, 2008 was estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the weighted average assumptions outlined in the table below. Expected volatility is based on both historical and implied volatilities of (i) the Company’s stock and (ii) the stock of comparable companies over the estimated expected life of the SSARs. The expected life represents the period of time the SSARs are expected to be outstanding and is based on the “simplified method,” as defined in SAB 110. The risk free interest rate is based on yields on U.S. Treasury strips with a maturity similar to the estimated expected life of the SSARs. The dividend yield was based on the Company’s annual dividend divided by the closing price of the Company’s stock on the date of the grant.
 
                 
    SSARs Issued on  
    May 2,
    February 29,
 
    2008     2008  
 
Grant date fair value
  $ 7.27     $ 6.74  
Expected volatility
    34.4%       35.9%  
Expected life
    4.25 yrs.       4.25 yrs.  
Risk free interest rate
    3.05%       2.4%  
Dividend yield
    0.67%       0.72%  
 
 
The Company recorded stock-based compensation expense of $10 million and $17 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, respectively, and $6 million and $11 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively, related to the incentive equity awards granted by the Company. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, the Company recognized $4 million and $7 million, respectively, of tax benefit for stock-based compensation arrangements on the Consolidated Statements of Income. Such amounts were $2 million and $4 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively.
 
12.   Segment Information
 
The reportable segments presented below represent the Company’s operating segments for which separate financial information is available and which is utilized on a regular basis by its chief operating decision maker to assess performance and to allocate resources. In identifying its reportable segments, the Company also considers the nature of services provided by its operating segments. Management evaluates the operating results of each of its reportable segments based upon net revenues and “EBITDA,” which is defined as net income before depreciation and amortization, interest expense (excluding interest on securitized vacation ownership debt), interest income and income taxes, each of which is presented on the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Income. The Company’s presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.
 
                                 
    Three Months Ended June 30,  
    2008     2007  
    Net
          Net
       
    Revenues     EBITDA     Revenues     EBITDA (c)  
 
Lodging
  $ 200     $ 62     $ 186     $ 59  
Vacation Exchange and Rentals
    314       54       288       49  
Vacation Ownership
    621       112       629       100  
                                 
Total Reportable Segments
    1,135       228       1,103       208  
Corporate and Other (a)(b)
    (3 )     (7 )     (3 )     3  
                                 
Total Company
  $ 1,132     $ 221     $ 1,100     $ 211  
                                 
        ­ ­
  (a)   Includes the elimination of transactions between segments.
  (b)   Includes $7 million and $17 million of a net benefit, respectively, related to the resolution of and adjustment to certain contingent liabilities and assets and $15 million and $11 million, respectively, of corporate costs during the three months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007.
  (c)   Includes separation and related costs of $5 million and $2 million for Vacation Ownership and Corporate and Other, respectively, during the three months ended June 30, 2007.


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The reconciliation of EBITDA to income before income taxes is noted below:
 
                 
    Three Months Ended
 
    June 30,  
    2008     2007  
 
EBITDA
  $ 221     $ 211  
Depreciation and amortization
    46       41  
Interest expense (excluding interest on securitized vacation ownership debt)
    18       18  
Interest income
    (3 )     (2 )
                 
Income before income taxes
  $ 160     $ 154  
                 
 
                                 
    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2008     2007  
    Net
          Net
       
    Revenues     EBITDA     Revenues     EBITDA (d)  
 
Lodging
  $ 370     $ 108     $ 338       104  
Vacation Exchange and Rentals
    654       147       601       134  
Vacation Ownership
    1,124       120 (c)     1,178       162  
                                 
Total Reportable Segments
    2,148       375       2,117       400  
Corporate and Other (a)(b)
    (4 )     (24 )     (5 )     2  
                                 
Total Company
  $ 2,144     $ 351     $ 2,112     $ 402  
                                 
        ­ ­
  (a)   Includes the elimination of transactions between segments.
  (b)   Includes $4 million and $30 million of a net benefit, respectively, related to the resolution of and adjustment to certain contingent liabilities and assets and $28 million and $23 million, respectively, of corporate costs during the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007.
  (c)   Includes an impairment charge of $28 million due to the Company’s initiative to rebrand two of its vacation ownership trademarks to the Wyndham brand.
  (d)   Includes separation and related costs of $8 million and $5 million for Vacation Ownership and Corporate and Other, respectively, during the six months ended June 30, 2007.
 
The reconciliation of EBITDA to income before income taxes is noted below:
 
                 
    Six Months Ended
 
    June 30,  
    2008     2007  
 
EBITDA
  $ 351     $ 402  
Depreciation and amortization
    90       79  
Interest expense (excluding interest on securitized vacation ownership debt)
    37       35  
Interest income
    (5 )     (5 )
                 
Income before income taxes
  $ 229     $ 293  
                 
 
13.   Separation Adjustments and Transactions with Former Parent and Subsidiaries
 
 
Pursuant to the Separation and Distribution Agreement, upon the distribution of the Company’s common stock to Cendant shareholders, the Company entered into certain guarantee commitments with Cendant (pursuant to the assumption of certain liabilities and the obligation to indemnify Cendant and Cendant’s former real estate services (“Realogy”) and travel distribution services (“Travelport”) for such liabilities) and guarantee commitments related to deferred compensation arrangements with each of Cendant and Realogy. These guarantee arrangements primarily relate to certain contingent litigation liabilities, contingent tax liabilities, and Cendant contingent and other corporate liabilities, of which the Company assumed and is responsible for 37.5%. The amount of liabilities which were assumed by the Company in connection with the Separation was $336 million and $349 million at June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively. These amounts were comprised of certain Cendant corporate liabilities which were recorded on the books of Cendant as well as additional liabilities which were established for guarantees issued at the date of Separation related to certain unresolved contingent matters and certain others that could arise during the guarantee period. Regarding the guarantees, if any of the companies responsible for all or a portion of such liabilities


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were to default in its payment of costs or expenses related to any such liability, the Company would be responsible for a portion of the defaulting party or parties’ obligation. The Company also provided a default guarantee related to certain deferred compensation arrangements related to certain current and former senior officers and directors of Cendant, Realogy and Travelport. These arrangements, which are discussed in more detail below, have been valued upon the Separation in accordance with Financial Interpretation No. 45 (“FIN 45”) “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” and recorded as liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. To the extent such recorded liabilities are not adequate to cover the ultimate payment amounts, such excess will be reflected as an expense to the results of operations in future periods.
 
As a result of the sale of Realogy on April 10, 2007, Realogy’s senior debt credit rating was downgraded to below investment grade. Under the Separation Agreement, if Realogy experienced such a change of control and suffered such a ratings downgrade, it was required to post a letter of credit in an amount acceptable to the Company and Avis Budget Group to satisfy the fair value of Realogy’s indemnification obligations for the Cendant legacy contingent liabilities in the event Realogy does not otherwise satisfy such obligations to the extent they become due. On April 26, 2007, Realogy posted a $500 million irrevocable standby letter of credit from a major commercial bank in favor of Avis Budget Group and upon which demand may be made if Realogy does not otherwise satisfy its obligations for its share of the Cendant legacy contingent liabilities. The letter of credit can be adjusted from time to time based upon the outstanding contingent liabilities. The issuance of this letter of credit does not relieve or limit Realogy’s obligations for these liabilities.
 
The $336 million of Separation related liabilities is comprised of $36 million for litigation matters, $236 million for tax liabilities, $39 million for liabilities of previously sold businesses of Cendant, $18 million for other contingent and corporate liabilities and $7 million of liabilities where the calculated FIN 45 guarantee amount exceeded the SFAS No. 5 “Accounting for Contingencies” liability assumed at the date of Separation (of which $5 million of the $7 million pertain to litigation liabilities). In connection with these liabilities, $104 million are recorded in current due to former Parent and subsidiaries and $236 million are recorded in long-term due to former Parent and subsidiaries at June 30, 2008 on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The Company is indemnifying Cendant for these contingent liabilities and therefore any payments would be made to the third party through the former Parent. The $7 million relating to the FIN 45 guarantees is recorded in other current liabilities at June 30, 2008 on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. In addition, at June 30, 2008, the Company has $9 million of receivables due from former Parent and subsidiaries primarily relating to income tax refunds, which is recorded in current due from former Parent and subsidiaries on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Such receivables totaled $18 million at December 31, 2007.
 
Following is a discussion of the liabilities on which the Company issued guarantees. The timing of payment, if any, related to these liabilities cannot be reasonably predicted because the distribution dates are not fixed:
 
  ·   Contingent litigation liabilities The Company assumed 37.5% of liabilities for certain litigation relating to, arising out of or resulting from certain lawsuits in which Cendant is, was or may be named as the defendant. The Company will indemnify Cendant to the extent that Cendant is required to make payments related to any of the underlying lawsuits until all of the lawsuits are resolved. Since the Separation, Cendant settled the majority of the lawsuits pending on the date of Separation. As discussed above, for each settlement, the Company paid 37.5% of the aggregate settlement amount to Cendant. The Company’s payment obligations under the settlements were greater or less than the Company’s accruals, depending on the matter. During 2007, Cendant received an adverse order in a litigation matter for which the Company retains a 37.5% indemnification obligation. The Company maintained a contingent litigation accrual for this matter of $39 million as of June 30, 2008.
 
  ·   Contingent tax liabilities The Company is liable for 37.5% of certain contingent tax liabilities and will pay to Cendant the amount of taxes allocated pursuant to the Tax Sharing Agreement for the payment of certain taxes. This liability will remain outstanding until tax audits related to the 2006 tax year are completed or the statutes of limitations governing the 2006 tax year have passed. The Company’s maximum exposure cannot be quantified as tax regulations are subject to interpretation and the outcome of tax audits or litigation is inherently uncertain. Prior to the Separation, the Company was included in the consolidated federal and state income tax returns of Cendant through the Separation date for the 2006 period then ended. Balances due to Cendant for these pre-Separation tax returns and related tax attributes were estimated as of December 31, 2006 and have since been adjusted in connection with the filing of the pre-Separation tax returns. These balances will again be adjusted after the ultimate settlement of the related tax audits of these periods.
 
  ·   Cendant contingent and other corporate liabilities The Company has assumed 37.5% of corporate liabilities of Cendant including liabilities relating to (i) Cendant’s terminated or divested businesses, (ii) liabilities relating to the Travelport sale, if any, and (iii) generally any actions with respect to the Separation plan or the distributions brought by any third party. The Company’s maximum exposure to loss cannot be quantified as this guarantee relates primarily to future claims that may be made against Cendant. The Company assessed the


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  probability and amount of potential liability related to this guarantee based on the extent and nature of historical experience.
 
  ·   Guarantee related to deferred compensation arrangements In the event that Cendant, Realogy and/or Travelport are not able to meet certain deferred compensation obligations under specified plans for certain current and former officers and directors because of bankruptcy or insolvency, the Company has guaranteed such obligations (to the extent relating to amounts deferred in respect of 2005 and earlier). This guarantee will remain outstanding until such deferred compensation balances are distributed to the respective officers and directors. The maximum exposure cannot be quantified as the guarantee, in part, is related to the value of deferred investments as of the date of the requested distribution.
 
 
Prior to the Company’s Separation from Cendant, it entered into a Transition Services Agreement (“TSA”) with Avis Budget Group, Realogy and Travelport to provide for an orderly transition to becoming an independent company. Under the TSA, Cendant agreed to provide the Company with various services, including services relating to human resources and employee benefits, payroll, financial systems management, treasury and cash management, accounts payable services, telecommunications services and information technology services. In certain cases, services provided by Cendant under the TSA were provided by one of the separated companies following the date of such company’s separation from Cendant. Such services were substantially completed as of December 31, 2007. For both the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, the Company recorded $1 million of expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Income related to these agreements. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, the Company recorded $3 million and $9 million, respectively, of expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Income related to these agreements.
 
 
During the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, the Company incurred costs of $7 million and $13 million, respectively, in connection with executing the Separation, consisting primarily of expenses related to the rebranding initiative at the Company’s vacation ownership business and certain transitional expenses.
 
14.   Subsequent Events
 
 
On July 24, 2008, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per share payable September 11, 2008 to shareholders of record as of August 28, 2008.
 
 
On July 21, 2008, the Company announced the completion of its acquisition of U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. and its Microtel Inns & Suites (“Microtel”) and Hawthorn Suites (“Hawthorn”) hotel brands from a subsidiary of Global Hyatt Corporation for a purchase price of $131 million. The addition of Microtel, a chain of economy hotels, and Hawthorn, a chain of extended-stay hotels, expands the Wyndham Hotel Group system to 12 brands.


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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
 
 
This report includes “forward-looking” statements, as that term is defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases. Forward-looking statements are any statements other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “expects,” “should,” “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or other words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, our financial and business prospects, our capital requirements, our financing prospects, our relationships with associates and those disclosed as risks under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A, in our Annual Report filed on Form 10-K with the SEC on February 29, 2008. We caution readers that any such statements are based on currently available operational, financial and competitive information, and they should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s opinion only as of the date on which they were made. Except as required by law, we disclaim any obligation to review or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances as they occur.
 
 
We are a global provider of hospitality products and services and operate our business in the following three segments:
 
  ·   Lodging—franchises hotels in the upscale, midscale and economy segments of the lodging industry and provides property management services to owners of our luxury, upscale and midscale hotels.
 
  ·   Vacation Exchange and Rentals—provides vacation exchange products and services to owners of intervals of vacation ownership interests, or VOIs, and markets vacation rental properties primarily on behalf of independent owners.
 
  ·   Vacation Ownership—markets and sells VOIs to individual consumers, provides consumer financing in connection with the sale of VOIs and provides property management services at resorts.
 
On July 21, 2008, we completed the acquisition of U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. and its Microtel Inns & Suites and Hawthorn Suites hotel brands from a subsidiary of Global Hyatt Corporation for a purchase price of $131 million. The addition of Microtel Inns & Suites, a chain of economy hotels, and Hawthorn Suites, a chain of extended-stay hotels, expands the Wyndham Hotel Group system to 12 brands.


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Discussed below are our key operating statistics, consolidated results of operations and the results of operations for each of our reportable segments. The reportable segments presented below represent our operating segments for which separate financial information is available and which is utilized on a regular basis by our chief operating decision maker to assess performance and to allocate resources. In identifying our reportable segments, we also consider the nature of services provided by our operating segments. Management evaluates the operating results of each of our reportable segments based upon net revenues and EBITDA. Our presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.
 
 
The following table presents our operating statistics for the three months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007. See Results of Operations section for a discussion as to how these operating statistics affected our business for the periods presented.
 
                         
    Three Months Ended June 30,  
    2008     2007     % Change  
 
Lodging
                       
Number of rooms (a)
    551,500       541,700       2  
RevPAR (b)
  $ 38.87     $ 38.35       1  
Royalty, marketing and reservation revenues (in 000s) (c)
  $ 127,238     $ 129,453       (2 )
Vacation Exchange and Rentals
                       
Average number of members (000s) (d)
    3,682       3,506       5  
Annual dues and exchange revenues per member (e)
  $ 128.91     $ 132.33       (3 )
Vacation rental transactions (in 000s) (f)
    319       326       (2 )
Average net price per vacation rental (g)
  $ 477.63     $ 415.71       15  
Vacation Ownership
                       
Gross VOI sales (in 000s) (h)
  $ 532,000     $ 523,000       2  
Tours (i)
    314,000       304,000       3  
Volume Per Guest (“VPG”) (j)
  $ 1,583     $ 1,596       (1 )
 
 
(a)   Represents the number of rooms at lodging properties at the end of the period which are either (i) under franchise and/or management agreements, (ii) properties affiliated with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand for which we receive a fee for reservation and/or other services provided and (iii) properties managed under the CHI Limited joint venture. The amounts in 2008 and 2007 include 4,367 and 6,197 affiliated rooms, respectively.
 
(b)   Represents revenue per available room and is calculated by multiplying the percentage of available rooms occupied during the period by the average rate charged for renting a lodging room for one day. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, RevPAR remained flat.
 
(c)   Royalty, marketing and reservation revenues are typically based on a percentage of the gross room revenues of each hotel. Royalty revenue is generally a fee charged to each franchised or managed hotel for the use of one of our trade names, while marketing and reservation revenues are fees that we collect and are contractually obligated to spend to support marketing and reservation activities.
 
(d)   Represents members in our vacation exchange programs who pay annual membership dues. For additional fees, such participants are entitled to exchange intervals for intervals at other properties affiliated with our vacation exchange business. In addition, certain participants may exchange intervals for other leisure-related products and services.
 
(e)   Represents total revenues from annual membership dues and exchange fees generated for the period divided by the average number of vacation exchange members during the period.
 
(f)   Represents the gross number of transactions that are generated in connection with customers booking their vacation rental stays through us. In our European vacation rentals businesses, one rental transaction is recorded each time a standard one-week rental is booked; however, in the United States, one rental transaction is recorded each time a vacation rental stay is booked, regardless of whether it is less than or more than one week.
 
(g)   Represents the net rental price generated from renting vacation properties to customers divided by the number of rental transactions. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, such increase was 5%.
 
(h)   Represents gross sales of VOIs (including tele-sales upgrades, which are a component of upgrade sales) before deferred sales and loan loss provisions.
 
(i)   Represents the number of tours taken by guests in our efforts to sell VOIs.
 
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THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 VS. THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2007
 
Our consolidated results are as follows:
 
                         
    Three Months Ended June 30,  
    2008     2007     Change  
 
Net revenues
  $ 1,132     $ 1,100     $ 32  
Expenses
    961       930       31  
                         
Operating income
    171       170       1  
Other income, net
    (4 )           (4 )
Interest expense
    18       18        
Interest income
    (3 )     (2 )     (1 )
                         
Income before income taxes
    160       154       6  
Provision for income taxes
    62       58       4  
                         
Net income
  $ 98     $ 96     $ 2  
                         
 
During the second quarter of 2008, our net revenues increased $32 million (3%) principally due to (i) a $17 million increase in net revenues from rental transactions primarily due to an increase in the average net price per rental, including the favorable impact of foreign exchange movements and the conversion of one of our Landal parks from franchised to managed; (ii) a $16 million increase in net consumer financing revenues earned on vacation ownership contract receivables due primarily to growth in the portfolio; (iii) a $14 million increase in net revenues in our lodging business due to higher international royalty, marketing and reservation revenues, increased revenue generated by our Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, incremental property management reimbursable revenues and higher ancillary revenues, partially offset by a decline in domestic royalties; (iv) a $9 million increase in gross sales of VOIs at our vacation ownership businesses primarily due to higher tour flow; (v) $5 million of incremental property management fees within our vacation ownership business primarily as a result of growth in the number of units under management; (vi) $5 million of favorability related to an adjustment recorded during the second quarter of 2007 that reduced Asia Pacific consulting revenues in our vacation exchange and rentals business; (vii) a $3 million increase in annual dues and exchange revenues due to growth in the average number of members, partially offset by a decline in exchange revenue per member; and (viii) a $2 million increase in ancillary revenues at our vacation ownership business resulting from higher VOI sales. Such increases were partially offset by a $38 million increase in our provision for loan losses at our vacation ownership business. The net revenue increase at our vacation exchange and rentals business includes the favorable impact of foreign currency translation of $15 million.
 
Total expenses increased $31 million (3%) principally reflecting (i) the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation on expenses at our vacation exchange and rentals business of $15 million; (ii) a $14 million increase in marketing and reservation expenses primarily resulting from increased marketing initiatives across our lodging and vacation ownership businesses; (iii) a $13 million increase in operating and administrative expenses at our vacation ownership business primarily related to increased costs related to property management services, increased staffing and sales overhead costs due to growth and increased interest expense on our securitized debt, which is included in operating expenses; (iv) a $10 million decrease in net benefit related to the resolution of and adjustment to certain contingent liabilities and assets; (v) an $8 million increase in operating and administrative expenses at our lodging business primarily related to increased payroll costs paid on behalf of and for which we are reimbursed by the property owners and increased costs related to ancillary services provided to franchisees; (vi) a $5 million increase in depreciation and amortization primarily reflecting increased capital investments over the past two years; (vii) $4 million of increased resort services expenses at our vacation exchange and rentals business resulting from increased Landal park volume and the conversion of one of our Landal parks from franchised to managed; and (viii) $4 million of higher corporate costs. These increases were partially offset by (i) $24 million of decreased cost of sales primarily due to increased estimated recoveries associated with the increase in our provision for loan losses, as discussed above, and the mix of higher cost of sales on deferred VOI sales as compared to lower cost of sales on recognized VOI sales; (ii) $12 million of decreased costs at our vacation ownership business related to a benefit from our trial membership marketing program, lower maintenance fees on unsold inventory, decreased sales incentives awarded to owners and a net charge recorded during the second quarter of 2007; and (iii) $7 million of decreased costs related to our separation from Cendant (the “Separation”).
 
Other income, net increased $4 million due to (i) income associated with the assumption of a lodging-related credit card marketing program obligation by a third-party, (ii) net earnings primarily from equity investments and (iii) a gain on the sale of assets. Interest expense was flat compared to the second quarter of 2007. Interest income increased $1 million compared to the second quarter of 2007 due to increased interest income earned on invested cash balances as a result of an


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increase in cash available for investments. Our effective tax rate increased to 39% during the second quarter of 2008 as compared to 38% in the second quarter of 2007 primarily due to an increase in non-deductible items in foreign tax jurisdictions. We cannot estimate the effect of legacy matters for the remainder of 2008. Excluding the tax impact on such matters, we expect our effective tax rate will approximate 38%.
 
As a result of these items, our net income increased $2 million as compared to the second quarter of 2007.
 
Following is a discussion of the results of each of our reportable segments during the second quarter:
 
                                         
    Net Revenues   EBITDA
    2008     2007     % Change   2008     2007     % Change
 
Lodging
  $ 200     $ 186     8   $ 62     $ 59     5
Vacation Exchange and Rentals
    314       288     9     54       49     10
Vacation Ownership
    621       629     (1)     112       100     12
                                         
Total Reportable Segments
    1,135       1,103     3     228       208     10
Corporate and Other (a)
    (3 )     (3 )   *     (7 )     3     *
                                         
Total Company
  $ 1,132     $ 1,100     3     221       211     5
                                         
Less: Depreciation and amortization
                        46       41      
 Interest expense (excluding interest on securitized vacation ownership debt)
    18       18      
 Interest income
                        (3 )     (2 )    
                                         
Income before income taxes
                      $ 160     $ 154      
                                         
 
 
(*) Not meaningful.
(a) Includes the elimination of transactions between segments.
 
 
Net revenues and EBITDA increased $14 million (8%) and $3 million (5%), respectively, during the second quarter of 2008 compared to the second quarter of 2007 primarily reflecting higher international royalty, marketing and reservation revenues, increased revenue generated by our Wyndham Rewards loyalty program and incremental property management reimbursable revenues. Such increases were partially offset in EBITDA by increased expenses, particularly for expenses associated with marketing activities, ancillary services provided to franchisees and incremental property management reimbursable revenues.
 
The increase in net revenues includes (i) $6 million of incremental international royalty, marketing and reservation revenues resulting from international RevPAR growth of 15%, or 8% excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, and a 15% increase in system size, (ii) $4 million of incremental revenue generated by our Wyndham Rewards loyalty program primarily due to increased member stays, (iii) $4 million of incremental reimbursable revenues earned by our property management business and (iv) an $8 million increase in other revenue primarily due to fees generated upon execution of franchise contracts and ancillary services that we provide to our franchisees. These fees were partially offset by a decrease of $8 million in domestic royalty, marketing and reservation revenues due to a domestic RevPAR decline of 4% and incremental development advance note amortization, which is recorded net within revenues. The domestic RevPAR decline was principally driven by an overall decline in industry occupancy levels, while the international RevPAR growth was principally driven by price increases. The $4 million of incremental reimbursable revenues earned by our property management business primarily relates to payroll costs that we incur and pay on behalf of property owners, for which we are reimbursed by the property owner. As the reimbursements are made based upon cost with no added margin, the recorded revenue is offset by the associated expense and there is no resultant impact on EBITDA.
 
EBITDA further reflects (i) $5 million of higher marketing expenses primarily relating to incremental expenditures in our Wyndham Rewards loyalty program and (ii) $4 million of higher costs primarily associated with ancillary services provided to franchisees, as discussed above. Such amounts were partially offset by $2 million of income associated with the assumption of a lodging-related credit card marketing program obligation by a third-party.
 
As of June 30, 2008, we had approximately 6,560 properties and approximately 551,500 rooms in our system. Additionally, our hotel development pipeline included approximately 930 hotels and approximately 108,900 rooms, of which 42% were international and 50% were new construction as of June 30, 2008.


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Net revenues and EBITDA increased $26 million (9%) and $5 million (10%), respectively, during the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of 2007. The increase in net revenues primarily reflects a $17 million increase in net revenues from rental transactions and related services, a $3 million increase in annual dues and exchange revenues and a $6 million increase in ancillary revenues, which includes $5 million of favorability related to an adjustment recorded during the second quarter of 2007 that reduced Asia Pacific consulting revenues. Both net revenue and expense increases include $15 million of currency translation impact from a weaker U.S. dollar compared to other foreign currencies.
 
Net revenues generated from rental transactions and related services increased $17 million (12%). Excluding the favorable impact of foreign exchange movements, net revenues increased $4 million (3%) driven by (i) the conversion of one of our Landal parks from franchised to managed, which contributed an incremental $4 million to revenues or a 3% increase to average net price per rental and (ii) a 2% increase in the average net price per rental. Such increases were partially offset by a 2% decline in rental transaction volume. The 2% increase in average net price per rental was primarily a result of a more favorable pricing mix driven by our Landal brand. The decline in rental transaction volume was primarily driven by lower rental volume at our Novasol and Holiday Cottages brands, which we believe was due to a trend of customers booking their vacations closer to the travel date, as well as lower overall member rentals. In addition, favorability in rental transaction volume at our Landal business, which recognizes revenues on a customer arrival basis, was partially offset by the impact of the Easter holiday falling during the first quarter of 2008 as compared to the second quarter of 2007.
 
Annual dues and exchange revenues increased $3 million (2%) during the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of 2007. Excluding the favorable impact of foreign exchange movements, annual dues and exchange revenues increased by $1 million (1%) driven by a 5% increase in the average number of members, partially offset by a 4% decline in revenue generated per member. The decrease in revenue generated per member was driven by lower exchange transactions per member, partially offset by the impact of favorable exchange transaction pricing. We believe that recent trends among timeshare vacation ownership developers have been to enroll members in private label clubs, whereby the members have the option to exchange within the club or through other RCI channels. Such trends have a positive impact on the average number of members but an offsetting effect on the number of exchange transactions per average member. An increase in ancillary revenues of $6 million was driven by $1 million from various sources during the second quarter of 2008, which include fees from additional services provided to transacting members, club servicing revenues, fees from our credit card loyalty program and fees generated from programs with affiliates, as well as the $5 million Asia Pacific adjustment, as discussed above.
 
EBITDA further reflects an increase in expenses of $21 million (9%) primarily driven by (i) the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation on expenses of $15 million and (ii) $4 million of increased resort services expenses primarily as a result of increased Landal park volume and the conversion of one of our Landal parks from franchised to managed, as discussed above.
 
 
Net revenues decreased $8 million (1%) and EBITDA increased $12 million (12%) during the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of 2007. The operating results reflect growth in consumer finance income, gross VOI sales and property management fees, as well as lower cost of sales and operating and administrative expenses. Such growth was offset by a higher provision for loan losses, incremental marketing costs and increased costs related to property management services.
 
Gross sales of VOIs at our vacation ownership business increased $9 million (2%) during the second quarter of 2008, driven principally by a 3% increase in tour flow, partially offset by a 1% decrease in VPG. Tour flow was positively impacted by the opening of new sales locations and the continued growth, albeit slower than during the second quarter of 2007, of our in-house sales programs. However, such impact on tour flow was diminished by the impact of negative economic conditions faced during the second quarter of 2008. VPG was also negatively impacted by a decrease in sales to new customers, partially offset by higher pricing. Net revenues were also favorably impacted by (i) $5 million of incremental property management fees primarily as a result of growth in the number of units under management and (ii) $2 million of increased ancillary revenues resulting from higher VOI sales. Such revenue increases were more than offset by an increase of $38 million in our provision for loan losses primarily due to a higher estimate of uncollectible receivables as a percentage of VOI sales financed during the second quarter of 2008 as compared to the second quarter of 2007. Such trend has continued since the fourth quarter of 2007 as the negative impact of the economy is showing in the portfolio performance, particularly related to borrowers with lower credit scores. We expect such trend to continue for the remainder of 2008 as a result of the economic conditions.
 
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revenue will be recognized in future periods as construction of the vacation resort progresses. Our sales mix during the second quarter of both 2008 and 2007 resulted in deferred revenue under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting of $5 million during both periods. Accordingly, there was no impact quarter-over-quarter to net revenues (after deducting the related provision for loan losses) or EBITDA as a result of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting. We anticipate continued sales generated from vacation resorts where construction is still in progress. However, these deferred revenues will be partially offset by the recognition of previously deferred revenues as construction of these resorts progresses.
 
Net revenues and EBITDA comparisons were favorably impacted by $16 million and $14 million, respectively, during the second quarter of 2008 due to net interest income of $77 million earned on contract receivables during the second quarter of 2008 as compared to $63 million during the second quarter of 2007. Such increase was primarily due to growth in the portfolio, partially offset in EBITDA by higher interest costs during the second quarter of 2008. We incurred interest expense of $27 million on our securitized debt at a weighted average rate of 4.9% during the second quarter of 2008 compared to $25 million at a weighted average rate of 5.4% during the second quarter of 2007. Our net interest income margin increased from 72% during the second quarter of 2007 to 74% during the second quarter of 2008 due to a 44 basis point decrease in interest rates, as described above, partially offset by increased securitizations completed after June 30, 2007.
 
EBITDA was also positively impacted by $22 million (4%) of decreased expenses, exclusive of incremental interest expense on our securitized debt, primarily resulting from (i) $24 million of decreased cost of sales principally due to increased estimated recoveries associated with the increase in our provision for loan losses, as discussed above, and the mix of higher cost of sales on deferred VOI sales as compared to lower cost of sales on recognized VOI sales, (ii) the absence of $5 million in costs related to our Separation recorded during the second quarter of 2007, (iii) $5 million of decreased costs related to a benefit from our trial membership marketing program, (iv) $3 million of reduced costs associated with maintenance fees on unsold inventory, (v) $2 million of decreased costs related to sales incentives awarded to owners and (vi) the absence of a $2 million net charge recorded during the second quarter of 2007 related to a prior acquisition. Such decreases were partially offset by (i) $9 million of incremental marketing expenses to support sales efforts, (ii) $9 million of increased costs related to the property management services, as discussed above, and (iii) $2 million of incremental costs primarily incurred to fund additional staffing and sales overhead costs to support continued growth in the business.
 
 
Corporate and Other expenses increased $10 million during the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of 2007. Such increase primarily includes (i) a $10 million decrease in net benefit related to the resolution of and adjustment to certain contingent liabilities and assets and (ii) $4 million of increased corporate costs incurred during the second quarter of 2008. Such amounts were partially offset by the absence of $2 million of separation and related costs recorded during the second quarter of 2007 relating to consulting and legal services.
 
 
Interest expense remained flat in the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of 2007. Interest income increased $1 million in the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of 2007 due to increased interest income earned on invested cash balances as a result of an increase in cash available for investment.
 
 
During the three months ended June 30, 2008, other income, net includes (i) $2 million of income associated with the extinguishment of an obligation relating to an ancillary credit card marketing program, (ii) $1 million of net earnings primarily from equity investments and (iii) a $1 million gain on the sale of assets. Such amounts are included within our segment EBITDA results.


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SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2008 VS. SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2007
 
Our consolidated results are as follows:
 
                         
    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2008     2007     Change  
 
Net revenues
  $ 2,144     $ 2,112     $ 32  
Expenses
    1,888       1,789       99  
                         
Operating income
    256       323       (67 )
Other income, net
    (5 )           (5 )
Interest expense
    37       35       2  
Interest income
    (5 )     (5 )      
                         
Income before income taxes
    229       293       (64 )
Provision for income taxes
    89       111       (22 )
                         
Net income
  $ 140     $ 182     $ (42 )
                         
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2008, our net revenues increased $32 million (2%) principally due to (i) a $37 million increase in gross sales of VOIs at our vacation ownership businesses due to higher tour flow and an increase in VPG; (ii) a $37 million increase in net revenues from rental transactions primarily due to an increase in the average net price per rental, including the favorable impact of foreign exchange movements and the conversion of two of our Landal parks from franchised to managed; (iii) a $34 million increase in net consumer financing revenues earned on vacation ownership contract receivables due primarily to growth in the portfolio; (iv) a $32 million increase in net revenues in our lodging business due to incremental property management reimbursable revenues, higher international royalty, marketing and reservation revenues, increased revenue generated by our Wyndham Rewards loyalty program and higher ancillary revenues, partially offset by a decline in domestic royalties; (v) $16 million of incremental property management fees within our vacation ownership business primarily as a result of growth in the number of units under management; (vi) an $8 million increase in ancillary revenues at our vacation ownership business resulting from higher VOI sales; (vii) a $6 million increase in ancillary revenues at our vacation exchange and rentals business; (viii) a $5 million increase in annual dues and exchange revenues due to growth in the average number of members and favorable exchange transaction pricing, partially offset by a decline in exchange transactions per member; and (ix) $5 million of favorability related to an adjustment recorded during the second quarter of 2007 that reduced Asia Pacific consulting revenues in our vacation exchange and rentals business. Such increases were partially offset by (i) a net increase of $76 million in deferred revenue under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting at our vacation ownership business and (ii) a $69 million increase in our provision for loan losses at our vacation ownership business. The net revenue increase at our vacation exchange and rentals business includes the favorable impact of foreign currency translation of $30 million.
 
Total expenses increased $99 million (6%) principally reflecting (i) a $40 million increase in operating and administrative expenses at our vacation ownership business primarily related to increased costs related to property management services, increased staffing and sales overhead costs due to growth and increased interest expense on our securitized debt, which is included in operating expenses; (ii) a $31 million increase in marketing and reservation expenses primarily resulting from increased marketing initiatives across our lodging and vacation ownership businesses; (iii) a $28 million impairment charge recorded at our vacation ownership business due to our initiative to rebrand two of our vacation ownership trademarks to the Wyndham brand; (iv) the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation on expenses at our vacation exchange and rentals business of $27 million; (v) a $26 million decrease in net benefit related to the resolution of and adjustment to certain contingent liabilities and assets; (vi) a $19 million increase in operating and administrative expenses at our lodging business primarily related to increased payroll costs paid on behalf of and for which we are reimbursed by the property owners and increased expenses related to ancillary services provided to franchisees; (vii) a $12 million increase in operating and administrative expenses at our vacation exchange and rentals business primarily related to increased volume-related expenses due to growth and increased resort services expenses resulting from increased Landal park volume and the conversion of two of our Landal parks from franchised to managed; (viii) an $11 million increase in depreciation and amortization primarily reflecting increased capital investments over the past two years; and (ix) $5 million of higher corporate costs. These increases were partially offset by (i) $36 million of increased deferred expenses related to the net increase in deferred revenue at our vacation ownership business, as discussed above; (ii) $36 million of decreased cost of sales primarily due to increased estimated recoveries associated with the increase in our provision for loan losses, as discussed above, partially offset by the impact to cost of sales from increased VOI sales; (iii) $15 million of decreased costs at our vacation ownership business related to a benefit from our trial membership


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marketing program, lower maintenance fees on unsold inventory, decreased sales incentives awarded to owners and a net charge recorded during the second quarter of 2007; and (iv) $13 million of decreased costs related to our Separation.
 
Other income, net increased $5 million due to (i) income associated with the assumption of a lodging-related credit card marketing program obligation by a third-party, (ii) net earnings primarily from equity investments and (iii) a gain on the sale of assets. Interest expense increased $2 million during the six months ended June 30, 2008 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2007 due to lower capitalized interest at our vacation ownership business. Interest income remained flat during the six months ended June 30, 2008 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2007. Our effective tax rate increased to 39% during the six months ended June 30, 2008 from 38% during the six months ended June 30, 2007 primarily due to an increase in non-deductible items in foreign tax jurisdictions. We cannot estimate the effect of legacy matters for the remainder of 2008. Excluding the tax impact on such matters, we expect our effective tax rate will approximate 38%.
 
As a result of these items, our net income decreased $42 million as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2007.
 
Following is a discussion of the results of each of our reportable segments during the six months ended June 30, 2008:
 
                                         
    Net Revenues   EBITDA
    2008     2007     % Change   2008     2007     % Change
 
Lodging
  $ 370     $ 338     9   $ 108     $ 104     4
Vacation Exchange and Rentals
    654       601     9     147       134     10
Vacation Ownership
    1,124       1,178     (5)     120       162     (26)
                                         
Total Reportable Segments
    2,148       2,117     1     375       400     (6)
Corporate and Other (a)
    (4 )     (5 )   *     (24 )     2     *
                                         
Total Company
  $ 2,144     $ 2,112     2     351       402     (13)
                                         
Less: Depreciation and amortization
                        90       79      
 Interest expense (excluding interest on securitized vacation ownership debt)
    37       35      
 Interest income
                        (5 )     (5 )    
                                         
Income before income taxes
                      $ 229     $ 293      
                                         
 
 
(*) Not meaningful.
(a) Includes the elimination of transactions between segments.
 
 
Net revenues and EBITDA increased $32 million (9%) and $4 million (4%), respectively, during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared to the same period during 2007 primarily reflecting incremental property management reimbursable revenues, higher international royalty, marketing and reservation revenues and increased revenue generated by our Wyndham Rewards loyalty program. Such increases were partially offset in EBITDA by increased expenses, particularly for expenses associated with incremental property management reimbursable revenues, marketing activities and ancillary services provided to franchisees.
 
The increase in net revenues includes (i) $15 million of incremental reimbursable revenues earned by our property management business, (ii) $10 million of incremental international royalty, marketing and reservation revenues resulting from international RevPAR growth of 14%, or 6% excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, and a 15% increase in system size, (iii) $6 million of incremental revenue generated by our Wyndham Rewards loyalty program primarily due to increased member stays and (iv) a $14 million increase in other revenue primarily due to fees generated upon execution of franchise contracts and ancillary services that we provide to our franchisees. These fees were partially offset by a decrease of $13 million in domestic royalty, marketing and reservation revenues due to a domestic RevPAR decline of 3% and incremental development advance note amortization, which is recorded net within revenues. The domestic RevPAR decline was principally driven by an overall decline in industry occupancy levels, while the international RevPAR growth was principally driven by price increases. The $15 million of incremental reimbursable revenues earned by our property management business primarily relates to payroll costs that we incur and pay on behalf of property owners, for which we are reimbursed by the property owner. As the reimbursements are made based upon cost with no added margin, the recorded revenue is offset by the associated expense and there is no resultant impact on EBITDA.
 
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to franchisees, as discussed above. Such amounts were partially offset by $2 million of income associated with the assumption of a lodging-related credit card marketing program obligation by a third-party.
 
 
Net revenues and EBITDA increased $53 million (9%) and $13 million (10%), respectively, during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the same period during 2007. The increase in net revenues primarily reflects a $37 million increase in net revenues from rental transactions and related services, a $5 million increase in annual dues and exchange revenues and an $11 million increase in ancillary revenues, which includes $5 million of favorability related to an adjustment recorded during the second quarter of 2007 that reduced Asia Pacific consulting revenues. Net revenue and expense increases include $30 million and $27 million, respectively, of currency translation impact from a weaker U.S. dollar compared to other foreign currencies.
 
Net revenues generated from rental transactions and related services increased $37 million (14%). Excluding the favorable impact of foreign exchange movements, net revenues increased $12 million (4%) during the six months ended June 30, 2008 driven by (i) the conversion of two of our Landal parks from franchised to managed, which contributed an incremental $9 million to revenues or a 3% increase to average net price per rental and (ii) a 3% increase in the average net price per rental. Such increases were partially offset by a 2% decline in rental transaction volume. The 3% increase in average net price per rental was primarily a result of increased pricing at our Landal and Novasol European vacation rental businesses. The decline in rental transaction volume was primarily driven by lower rental volume at our Holiday Cottages brand which we believe was due to (i) a trend of customers booking their vacations closer to the travel date and (ii) lower overall member rentals. Such decline in rental transaction volume was partially offset by increased rentals at our Landal business, which benefited from enhanced marketing programs initiated to support an expansion strategy to provide consumers with broader inventories and more destinations.
 
Annual dues and exchange revenues increased $5 million (2%) during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the same period during 2007. Excluding the favorable impact of foreign exchange movements, annual dues and exchange revenues increased by $1 million (1%), driven by a 5% increase in the average number of members, partially offset by a 4% decline in revenue generated per member. The decrease in revenue generated per member was driven by lower exchange transactions per member, partially offset by the impact of favorable exchange transaction pricing. We believe that recent trends among timeshare vacation ownership developers have been to enroll members in private label clubs, whereby the members have the option to exchange within the club or through other RCI channels. Such trends have a positive impact on the average number of members but an offsetting effect on the number of exchange transactions per average member. An increase in ancillary revenues of $11 million was driven by (i) $5 million from various sources during the second quarter of 2008, which include fees from additional services provided to transacting members, club servicing revenues, fees from our credit card loyalty program and fees generated from programs with affiliates, as well as (ii) the $5 million Asia Pacific adjustment, as discussed above, and (iii) $1 million due to the favorable translation effects of foreign exchange movements.
 
EBITDA further reflects an increase in expenses of $40 million (9%) primarily driven by (i) the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation on expenses of $27 million, (ii) $9 million of increased resort services expenses as a result of increased Landal park volume and the conversion of two of our Landal parks from franchised to managed, as discussed above, and (iii) a $3 million increase in volume-related expenses, which was substantially comprised of incremental costs to support growth in rental transaction volume at our Landal business, as discussed above, increased staffing costs to support member growth and increased call volumes.
 
 
Net revenues and EBITDA decreased $54 million (5%) and $42 million (26%), respectively, during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the same period during 2007. The operating results reflect growth in gross VOI sales, consumer finance income and property management fees, as well as lower cost of sales. Such growth was more than offset by increased deferred revenue related to the percentage-of-completion method of accounting, a higher provision for loan losses and incremental expenses primarily related to a trademark impairment charge and incremental costs related to marketing and property management services.
 
Gross sales of VOIs at our vacation ownership business increased $37 million (4%) during the six months ended June 30, 2008, driven principally by a 4% increase in tour flow and a 1% increase in VPG. Tour flow was positively impacted by the opening of new sales locations and the continued growth, albeit slower than during the first half of 2007, of our in-house sales programs. However, such impact on tour flow was diminished by the impact of negative economic conditions faced during 2008. VPG benefited from a favorable tour mix, continued efficiency in our upgrade program and higher pricing, partially offset by a decrease in sales to new customers. Net revenues were also favorably impacted by (i) $16 million of


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incremental property management fees primarily as a result of growth in the number of units under management and (ii) $8 million of increased ancillary revenues resulting from higher VOI sales. Such revenue increases were partially offset by an increase of $69 million in our provision for loan losses primarily due to a higher estimate of uncollectible receivables as a percentage of VOI sales financed during the six months ended June 30, 2008 as compared to the same period during 2007. Such trend has continued since the fourth quarter of 2007 as the negative impact of the economy is showing in the portfolio performance, particularly related to borrowers with lower credit scores. We expect such trend to continue for the remainder of 2008 as a result of the economic conditions.
 
Our sales mix during the six months ended June 30, 2008 included higher sales generated from vacation resorts where construction was still in progress resulting in deferred revenue under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting of $87 million during the six months ended June 30, 2008 as compared to $1 million during the same period in 2007. Accordingly, net revenues and EBITDA comparisons were negatively impacted by $76 million (after deducting the related provision for loan losses) and $40 million, respectively, as a result of the net increase in deferred revenue under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting. We anticipate continued sales generated from vacation resorts where construction is still in progress. However, these deferred revenues will be partially offset by the recognition of previously deferred revenues as construction of these resorts progresses. We expect an increase in deferred revenue of approximately $70 — $100 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2008, of which $87 million occurred during the six months ended June 30, 2008, as discussed above.
 
Net revenues and EBITDA comparisons were favorably impacted by $34 million and $22 million, respectively, during the six months ended June 30, 2008 due to net interest income of $143 million earned on contract receivables during the six months ended June 30, 2008 as compared to $121 million during six months ended June 30, 2007. Such increase was primarily due to growth in the portfolio, partially offset in EBITDA by higher interest costs during six months ended June 30, 2008. We incurred interest expense of $60 million on our securitized debt at a weighted average rate of 4.9% during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared to $48 million at a weighted average rate of 5.4% during six months ended June 30, 2007. Our net interest income margin decreased from 72% during the six months ended June 30, 2007 to 70% during the six months ended June 30, 2008 due to increased securitizations completed after June 30, 2007, partially offset by a 45 basis point decrease in interest rates, as described above.
 
EBITDA was also negatively impacted by $12 million (1%) of incremental expenses, exclusive of incremental interest expense on our securitized debt, primarily resulting from (i) a $28 million impairment charge due to our initiative to rebrand two of our vacation ownership trademarks to the Wyndham brand, (ii) $20 million of incremental marketing expenses to support sales efforts, (iii) $18 million of increased costs related to the property management services, as discussed above, and (iv) $10 million of incremental costs primarily incurred to fund additional staffing and sales overhead costs to support continued growth in the business. Such increases were partially offset by (i) $36 million of decreased cost of sales primarily due to increased estimated recoveries associated with the increase in our provision for loan losses, as discussed above, (ii) the absence of $8 million in costs related to our Separation recorded during the six months ended June 30, 2007, (iii) $8 million of decreased costs related to a benefit from our trial membership marketing program, (iv) $3 million of reduced costs associated with maintenance fees on unsold inventory, (v) the absence of a $2 million net charge recorded during the six months ended June 30, 2007 related to a prior acquisition and (vi) the absence of $2 million of costs recorded during the first quarter of 2007 associated with the repair of one of our completed VOI resorts.
 
 
Corporate and Other expenses increased $27 million during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the six months ended June 30, 2007. Such increase primarily includes (i) a decrease of $26 million in net benefit related to the resolution of and adjustment to certain contingent liabilities and assets and (ii) $5 million of increased corporate costs incurred during the six months ended June 30, 2008. Such amounts were partially offset by the absence of $5 million of separation and related costs recorded during the six months ended June 30, 2007 relating to consulting and legal services.
 
 
Interest expense increased $2 million during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the same period during 2007 as a result of lower capitalized interest at our vacation ownership business due to lower development of vacation ownership inventory. Interest income remained flat during the six months ended June 30, 2008 compared with the same period during 2007.
 
 
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primarily from equity investments and (iii) a $1 million gain on the sale of assets. Such amounts are included within our segment EBITDA results.
 
FINANCIAL CONDITION, LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
 
                         
    June 30,
             
    2008     December 31, 2007     Change  
 
Total assets
  $ 10,939     $ 10,459     $ 480  
Total liabilities
    7,292       6,943       349  
Total stockholders’ equity
    3,647       3,516       131  
 
Total assets increased $480 million from December 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008 primarily due to (i) a $204 million increase in vacation ownership contract receivables, net resulting from increased VOI sales, (ii) a $165 million increase in other current assets primarily due to increased restricted cash resulting from cash we are required to set aside in connection with additional vacation ownership contract receivables securitizations and contractually obligated repairs at one of our VOI resorts and deferred commission costs in accordance with percentage-of-completion accounting at our vacation ownership business, (iii) a $62 million increase in property and equipment primarily due to incremental construction in progress related to property development activity at our lodging business, the impact of currency translation on land, building and capital leases at our vacation exchange and rentals business, improvements at Landal parks and enhancements made on transaction booking technology at our vacation exchange and rentals business and increased buildings within our vacation ownership business, (iv) a $52 million increase in inventory primarily related to vacation ownership inventories associated with increased property development activity, (v) an increase of $30 million in cash and cash equivalents which is discussed in further detail in “Liquidity and Capital Resources—Cash Flows” and (vi) a $21 million increase in prepaid expenses primarily related to increased maintenance fees, advertising payments and costs related to sales incentives at our vacation ownership business and increased camping site fees resulting from seasonality at our vacation exchange and rental business. Such increases were partially offset by (i) a $26 million reduction in trademarks primarily due to an impairment relating to our initiative to rebrand two of our vacation ownership trademarks to the Wyndham brand and (ii) a $37 million decrease in other non-current assets primarily due to decreased restricted cash at our vacation ownership business, partially offset by deferred financing costs at our vacation ownership business resulting from our new securitization facilities.
 
Total liabilities increased $349 million primarily due to (i) a $184 million increase in deferred income primarily due to increased sales of vacation ownership properties under development and cash received in advance on arrival-based bookings within our vacation exchange and rentals business, (ii) $87 million of additional net borrowings reflecting net changes in our other long-term debt, (iii) a $56 million increase in deferred income taxes primarily attributable to higher VOI sales and (iv) $35 million in incremental accounts payable primarily due to seasonality of bookings and travel at our vacation rental and travel agency businesses, partially offset by timing differences of payments on accounts payable at each of our businesses. Such increases were partially offset by a $13 million decrease in due to former Parent and subsidiaries primarily as a result of our payment of or other reductions in certain contingent and other corporate liabilities of our former Parent or its subsidiaries which were created upon our separation.
 
Total stockholders’ equity increased $131 million principally due to (i) $140 million of net income generated during the six months ended June 30, 2008, (ii) $6 million of unrealized gains on cash flow hedges, (iii) a change of $10 million in deferred equity compensation, and (iv) $5 million as a result of the exercise of stock options during the six months ended June 30, 2008. Such increases were partially offset by (i) the payment of $14 million in dividends, (ii) $13 million of treasury stock purchased through our stock repurchase program and (iii) a $3 million decrease to our pool of excess tax benefits available to absorb tax deficiencies due to the exercise and vesting of equity awards.
 
 
Currently, our financing needs are supported by cash generated from operations and borrowings under our revolving credit facility. In addition, certain funding requirements of our vacation ownership business are met through the issuance of securitized and other debt to finance vacation ownership contract receivables. We believe that access to our revolving credit facility and our current liquidity vehicles will be sufficient to meet our ongoing needs for the foreseeable future. See Liquidity Risk for a description of the anticipated impact on our securitizations from the adverse conditions suffered by the United States asset-backed securities and commercial paper markets.


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During the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, we had an increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents of $30 million and $(18) million, respectively. The following table summarizes such changes:
 
                         
    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2008     2007     Change  
 
Cash provided by (used in):
                       
Operating activities
  $ 198     $ 90     $ 108  
Investing activities
    (188 )     (154 )     (34 )
Financing activities
    20       45       (25 )
Effects of changes in exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents
          1       (1 )
                         
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
  $ 30     $ (18 )   $ 48  
                         
 
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2008, we generated $108 million more cash from operating activities as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2007, which principally reflects (i) higher cash received in connection with VOI sales for which the revenue recognition is deferred and (ii) lower investments in inventory and vacation ownership receivables. Such changes were partially offset by (i) timing of accounts payable and accrued expenses and (ii) increased other current assets primarily related to deferred commission costs in connection with the aforementioned deferred revenue from VOI sales.
 
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2008, we used $34 million more cash for investing activities as compared with the six months ended June 30, 2007. The increase in cash outflows primarily relates to an increase in restricted cash of $68 million resulting from cash we are required to set aside in connection with (i) additional vacation ownership contract receivables securitizations and (ii) contractually obligated repairs at one of our VOI resorts. Such increase in cash outflows were partially offset by (i) a decrease of $15 million in investments primarily within our lodging business, (ii) lower acquisition-related payments of $7 million due to the conversion of one of our Landal parks from franchised to managed during 2007, (iii) $6 million of proceeds received in connection with asset sales primarily relating to the sale of certain vacation exchange and rental properties during 2008 and (iv) a decrease of $5 million in property and equipment additions due to lower capital expenditures within our vacation ownership and corporate businesses, partially offset by higher capital expenditures at our lodging and vacation exchange and rentals businesses.
 
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2008, we generated $25 million less cash from financing activities as compared with the six months ended June 30, 2007, which principally reflects (i) $350 million of lower net proceeds from securitized vacation ownership debt, (ii) $98 million of lower net proceeds from non-securitized borrowings, (iii) $14 million of dividends paid to shareholders and (iv) $12 million of lower proceeds received in connection with stock option exercises during 2008. Such cash outflows were partially offset by $461 million lower spend on our stock repurchase program.
 
We intend to continue to invest in capital improvements and technological improvements in our lodging, vacation ownership and vacation exchange and rentals businesses. In addition, we may seek to acquire additional franchise agreements, property management contracts, ownership interests in hotels as part of our mixed-use properties strategy, and exclusive agreements for vacation rental properties on a strategic and selective basis, either directly or through investments in joint ventures. We spent $86 million on capital expenditures during the six months ended June 30, 2008 including the improvement of technology and maintenance of technological advantages and routine improvements. We anticipate spending approximately $210 to $230 million on capital expenditures during the twelve months ended December 31, 2008. In addition, we spent $196 million relating to vacation ownership development projects during the six months ended June 30, 2008. We anticipate spending approximately $600 to $700 million relating to vacation ownership development projects during the twelve months ended December 31, 2008. The majority of the expenditures required to pursue our capital spending programs, strategic investments and vacation ownership development projects were financed with cash flow generated through operations. Additional expenditures are financed with general unsecured corporate borrowings, including through the use of available capacity under our $900 million revolving credit facility.
 
On August 20, 2007, our Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program that enables us to purchase up to $200 million of our common stock. During the six months ended June 30, 2008, we repurchased 628,019 shares at an average price of $21.58. The Board of Directors’ 2007 authorization included increased repurchase capacity for proceeds received from stock option exercises. During the six months ended June 30, 2008, repurchase capacity increased $5 million


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from proceeds received from stock option exercises. During the period July 1, 2008 through August 8, 2008, we did not repurchase any additional shares and, as such, we currently have $155 million remaining availability in our program. The amount and timing of specific repurchases are subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors. Repurchases may be conducted in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
 
The IRS has opened an examination for Cendant’s taxable years 2003 through 2006 during which we were included in Cendant’s tax returns. Although we and Cendant believe there is appropriate support for the positions taken on its tax returns, we have recorded liabilities representing the best estimates of the probable loss on certain positions. We believe that the accruals for tax liabilities are adequate for all open years, based on assessment of many factors including past experience and interpretations of tax law applied to the facts of each matter. Although we believe the recorded assets and liabilities are reasonable, tax regulations are subject to interpretation and tax litigation is inherently uncertain; therefore, our and Cendant’s assessments can involve both a series of complex judgments about future events and rely heavily on estimates and assumptions. While we believe that the estimates and assumptions supporting the assessments are reasonable, the final determination of tax audits and any other related litigation could be materially different than that which is reflected in historical income tax provisions and recorded assets and liabilities. Based on the results of an audit or litigation, a material effect on our income tax provision, net income, or cash flows in the period or periods for which that determination is made could result. The effect is the result of our obligations under the Separation and Distribution Agreement, as discussed in Note 13—Separation Adjustments and Transactions with Former Parent and Subsidiaries. We recorded $239 million of tax liabilities pursuant to the Separation and Distribution Agreement at December 31, 2007. Such amount, which was $236 million at June 30, 2008, is recorded within due to former Parent and subsidiaries on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. We expect the payment on a majority of these liabilities to occur during 2010. We expect to make such payment from cash flow generated through operations and the use of available capacity under our $900 million revolving credit facility.
 
FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS
 
Our indebtedness consisted of:
 
                 
    June 30,
    December 31,
 
    2008     2007  
 
Securitized vacation ownership debt:
               
Term notes
  $ 1,727     $ 1,435  
Bank conduit facility (a)
    354       646  
                 
Total securitized vacation ownership debt
  $ 2,081     $ 2,081  
                 
Long-term debt:
               
6.00% senior unsecured notes (due December 2016) (b)
  $ 797     $ 797  
Term loan (due July 2011)
    300       300  
Revolving credit facility (due July 2011) (c)
    145       97  
Vacation ownership bank borrowings (d)
    196       164  
Vacation rentals capital leases
    162       154  
Other
    13       14  
                 
Total long-term debt
  $ 1,613     $ 1,526  
                 
 
(a)
Represents a 364-day vacation ownership bank conduit facility with availability of $1,200 million, which expires in October 2008. The capacity is subject to our ability to provide additional assets to collateralize the facility (see below).
(b)
The balance at June 30, 2008 represents $800 million aggregate principal less $3 million of unamortized discount.
(c)
The revolving credit facility has a total capacity of $900 million, which includes availability for letters of credit. As of June 30, 2008, we had $67 million of letters of credit outstanding and, as such, the total available capacity of the revolving credit facility was $688 million.
(d)
Represents a 364-day secured revolving credit facility which was renewed in June 2008 and upsized from AUD $225 million to AUD $263 million.
 
On May 1, 2008, we closed an additional series of term notes payable, Sierra Timeshare 2008-1 Receivables Funding, LLC, in the initial principal amount of $200 million. These borrowings bear interest at a weighted average rate of 7.9% and are secured by vacation ownership contract receivables. The proceeds from these notes were used primarily to reduce the balance outstanding under the bank conduit facility. As of June 30, 2008, we had $159 million of outstanding borrowings under this facility.
 
On June 26, 2008, we closed an additional series of term notes payable, Sierra Timeshare 2008-2 Receivables Funding, LLC, in the initial principal amount of $450 million. These borrowings bear interest at a weighted average rate of 7.2% and are secured by vacation ownership contract receivables. The proceeds from these notes were used primarily to reduce the balance outstanding under the bank conduit facility. As of June 30, 2008, we had $450 million of outstanding borrowings under this facility.


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During July 2008, we drew down on our revolving credit facility to fund the acquisition of U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. and its Microtel Inns & Suites and Hawthorn Suites hotel brands.
 
As of June 30, 2008, available capacity under our borrowing arrangements was as follows:
 
                         
    Total
    Outstanding
    Available
 
    Capacity     Borrowings     Capacity  
 
Securitized vacation ownership debt:
                       
Term notes
  $ 1,727     $ 1,727     $  
Bank conduit facility
    1,200       354       846  
                         
Total securitized vacation ownership debt (a)
  $ 2,927     $ 2,081     $ 846  
                         
Long-term debt:
                       
6.00% senior unsecured notes (due December 2016)
  $ 797     $ 797     $  
Term loan (due July 2011)
    300       300        
Revolving credit facility (due July 2011) (b)
    900       145       755  
Vacation ownership bank borrowings (c)
    252       196       56  
Vacation rentals capital leases (d)
    162       162        
Other
    13       13        
                         
Total long-term debt
  $ 2,424     $ 1,613       811  
                         
Less: Issuance of letters of credit (b)
                    67  
                         
                    $ 744  
                         
 
(a)
These outstanding borrowings are collateralized by $2,723 million of underlying vacation ownership contract receivables and related assets. The capacity of our bank conduit facility is subject to our ability to provide additional assets to collateralize such facility.
(b)
The capacity under our revolving credit facility includes availability for letters of credit. As of June 30, 2008, the available capacity of $755 million was further reduced by $67 million for the issuance of letters of credit.
(c)
These borrowings are collateralized by $245 million of underlying vacation ownership contract receivables. The capacity of this facility is subject to maintaining sufficient assets to collateralize these secured obligations.
(d)
These leases are recorded as capital lease obligations with corresponding assets classified within property and equipment on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 
The revolving credit facility and unsecured term loan include covenants, including the maintenance of specific financial ratios. These financial covenants consist of a minimum interest coverage ratio of at least 3.0 times as of the measurement date and a maximum leverage ratio not to exceed 3.5 times on the measurement date. The interest coverage ratio is calculated by dividing EBITDA (as defined in the credit agreement and Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements) by Interest Expense (as defined in the credit agreement), excluding interest expense on any Securitization Indebtedness and on Non-Recourse Indebtedness (as the two terms are defined in the credit agreement), both as measured on a trailing 12 month basis preceding the measurement date. The leverage ratio is calculated by dividing Consolidated Total Indebtedness (as defined in the credit agreement) excluding any Securitization Indebtedness and any Non-Recourse Secured debt as of the measurement date by EBITDA as measured on a trailing 12 month basis preceding the measurement date. Covenants in these credit facilities also include limitations on indebtedness of material subsidiaries; liens; mergers, consolidations, liquidations, dissolutions and sales of all or substantially all assets; and sale and leasebacks. Events of default in these credit facilities include nonpayment of principal when due; nonpayment of interest, fees or other amounts; violation of covenants; cross payment default and cross acceleration (in each case, to indebtedness (excluding securitization indebtedness) in excess of $50 million); and a change of control (the definition of which permitted our Separation).
 
The 6.00% senior unsecured notes contain various covenants including limitations on liens, limitations on sale and leasebacks, and change of control restrictions. In addition, there are limitations on mergers, consolidations and sales of all or substantially all assets. Events of default in the notes include nonpayment of interest, nonpayment of principal, breach of a covenant or warranty, cross acceleration of debt in excess of $50 million, and bankruptcy related matters.
 
As of June 30, 2008, we were in compliance with all of the covenants described above including the required financial ratios.
 
 
Our vacation ownership business finances certain of its receivables through (i) an asset-backed commercial paper facility and (ii) periodically accessing the capital markets by issuing asset-backed securities. None of the currently outstanding asset-backed securities contain any recourse provisions to us other than interest rate risk related to swap counterparties (solely to the extent that the amount outstanding on our notes differs from the forecasted amortization schedule at the time of issuance).


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Certain of these asset-backed securities are insured by monoline insurers. Currently, the monoline insurers that we have used in the past and other guarantee insurance providers are under ratings pressure and seeking capital to maintain their credit ratings. Since certain monoline insurers are not positioned to write new policies, the cost of such insurance has increased and the insurance has become difficult or impossible to obtain due to (i) decreased competition in that business, including a reduced number of monolines that may issue new policies due to either (a) loss of AAA/Aaa ratings from the rating agencies or (b) lack of confidence of market participants in the value of such insurance and (ii) the increased spreads paid to subordinate bond investors. Our $200 million 2008-1 term securitization, which closed on May 1, 2008, and our $450 million 2008-2 term securitization, which closed on June 26, 2008, are senior/subordinate transactions with no monoline insurance.
 
Beginning in the third quarter of 2007 and continuing into 2008, the asset-backed securities market and commercial paper markets in the United States suffered adverse market conditions. As a result, during the six months ended June 30, 2008, our cost of securitized borrowings increased due to increased spreads over relevant benchmarks. We have successfully accessed the term securitization market during the first half of 2008, as demonstrated by the closing of two term securitizations. During the remainder of 2008, we expect to renew our asset-backed conduit (which is supported by commercial paper) and anticipate having continued access to the term securitization market. To the extent that the recent increases in funding costs in the securitization and commercial paper markets persist, it will negatively impact the cost of such borrowings. A long-term disruption to the asset-backed or commercial paper markets could jeopardize our ability to obtain such financings.
 
Our liquidity position may also be negatively affected by unfavorable conditions in the markets in which we operate. Our liquidity as it relates to our vacation ownership financings could be adversely affected if we were to fail to renew any of the facilities on their renewal dates or if we were to fail to meet certain ratios, which could occur in certain instances if the credit quality of the underlying vacation ownership contract receivables deteriorates. Our ability to sell securities backed by our vacation ownership contract receivables depends on the continued ability and willingness of capital market participants to invest in such securities.
 
As a result of the sale of Realogy on April 10, 2007, Realogy’s senior debt credit rating was downgraded to below investment grade. Under the Separation Agreement, if Realogy experienced such a change of control and suffered such a ratings downgrade, it was required to post a letter of credit in an amount acceptable to us and Avis Budget Group to satisfy the fair value of Realogy’s indemnification obligations for the Cendant legacy contingent liabilities in the event Realogy does not otherwise satisfy such obligations to the extent they become due. On April 26, 2007, Realogy posted a $500 million irrevocable standby letter of credit from a major commercial bank in favor of Avis Budget Group and upon which demand may be made if Realogy does not otherwise satisfy its obligations for its share of the Cendant legacy contingent liabilities. The letter of credit can be adjusted from time to time based upon the outstanding contingent liabilities. The issuance of this letter of credit does not relieve or limit Realogy’s obligations for these liabilities.
 
Our senior unsecured debt is rated Baa2 by Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”). During July 2008, Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) downgraded our senior unsecured debt rating from BBB with a “negative outlook” to BBB- with a “stable outlook.” A security rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and is subject to revision or withdrawal by the assigning rating organization. Currently, we expect no (i) increased interest expenses and/or (ii) material reduction in the availability of bonding capacity from the aforementioned downgrade; however, a downgrade by Moody’s and/or a further downgrade by S&P could impact our future borrowing and/or bonding costs and availability of such bonding capacity.
 
 
We experience seasonal fluctuations in our net revenues and net income from our franchise and management fees, commission income earned from renting vacation properties, annual subscription fees or annual membership dues, as applicable, and exchange transaction fees and sales of VOIs. Revenues from franchise and management fees are generally higher in the second and third quarters than in the first or fourth quarters, because of increased leisure travel during the summer months. Revenues from rental income earned from booking vacation rentals are generally highest in the third quarter, when vacation rentals are highest. Revenues from vacation exchange transaction fees are generally highest in the first quarter, which is generally when members of our vacation exchange business plan and book their vacations for the year. Revenues from sales of VOIs are generally higher in the second and third quarters than in other quarters. The seasonality of our business may cause fluctuations in our quarterly operating results. As we expand into new markets and geographical locations, we may experience increased or different seasonality dynamics that create fluctuations in operating results different from the fluctuations we have experienced in the past.


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Pursuant to the Separation and Distribution Agreement, upon the distribution of our common stock to Cendant shareholders, we entered into certain guarantee commitments with Cendant (pursuant to the assumption of certain liabilities and the obligation to indemnify Cendant, Realogy and Travelport for such liabilities) and guarantee commitments related to deferred compensation arrangements with each of Cendant and Realogy. These guarantee arrangements primarily relate to certain contingent litigation liabilities, contingent tax liabilities, and Cendant contingent and other corporate liabilities, of which we assumed and are responsible for 37.5%. The amount of liabilities which we assumed in connection with the Separation was $336 million and $349 million at June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively. These amounts were comprised of certain Cendant corporate liabilities which were recorded on the books of Cendant as well as additional liabilities which were established for guarantees issued at the date of Separation related to certain unresolved contingent matters and certain others that could arise during the guarantee period. Regarding the guarantees, if any of the companies responsible for all or a portion of such liabilities were to default in its payment of costs or expenses related to any such liability, we would be responsible for a portion of the defaulting party or parties’ obligation. We also provided a default guarantee related to certain deferred compensation arrangements related to certain current and former senior officers and directors of Cendant, Realogy and Travelport. These arrangements, which are discussed in more detail below, have been valued upon our Separation in accordance with Financial Interpretation No. 45 (“FIN 45”) “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” and recorded as liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. To the extent such recorded liabilities are not adequate to cover the ultimate payment amounts, such excess will be reflected as an expense to the results of operations in future periods.
 
The $336 million of Separation related liabilities is comprised of $36 million for litigation matters, $236 million for tax liabilities, $39 million for liabilities of previously sold businesses of Cendant, $18 million for other contingent and corporate liabilities and $7 million of liabilities where the calculated FIN 45 guarantee amount exceeded the SFAS No. 5 “Accounting for Contingencies” liability assumed at the date of Separation (of which $5 million of the $7 million pertain to litigation liabilities). In connection with these liabilities, $104 million are recorded in current due to former Parent and subsidiaries and $236 million are recorded in long-term due to former Parent and subsidiaries at June 30, 2008 on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. We are indemnifying Cendant for these contingent liabilities and therefore any payments would be made to the third party through the former Parent. The $7 million relating to the FIN 45 guarantees is recorded in other current liabilities at June 30, 2008 on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. In addition, at June 30, 2008, we have $9 million of receivables due from former Parent and subsidiaries primarily relating to income tax refunds, which is recorded in current due from former Parent and subsidiaries on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Such receivables totaled $18 million at December 31, 2007.
 
Following is a discussion of the liabilities on which we issued guarantees. The timing of payments, if any, related to these liabilities cannot be reasonably predicted because the distribution dates are not fixed:
 
  ·   Contingent litigation liabilities We assumed 37.5% of liabilities for certain litigation relating to, arising out of or resulting from certain lawsuits in which Cendant is, was or may be named as the defendant. We will indemnify Cendant to the extent that Cendant is required to make payments related to any of the underlying lawsuits until all of the lawsuits are resolved. Since the Separation, Cendant settled the majority of the lawsuits pending on the date of Separation. As discussed above, for each settlement, we paid 37.5% of the aggregate settlement amount to Cendant. Our payment obligations under the settlements were greater or less than our accruals, depending on the matter. During 2007, Cendant received an adverse order in a litigation matter for which we retain a 37.5% indemnification obligation. We maintained a contingent litigation accrual for this matter of $39 million as of June 30, 2008.
 
  ·   Contingent tax liabilities We are liable for 37.5% of certain contingent tax liabilities and will pay to Cendant the amount of taxes allocated pursuant to the Tax Sharing Agreement for the payment of certain taxes. This liability will remain outstanding until tax audits related to the 2006 tax year are completed or the statutes of limitations governing the 2006 tax year have passed. Our maximum exposure cannot be quantified as tax regulations are subject to interpretation and the outcome of tax audits or litigation is inherently uncertain. Prior to the Separation, we were included in the consolidated federal and state income tax returns of Cendant through the Separation date for the 2006 period then ended. Balances due to Cendant for these pre-Separation tax returns and related tax attributes were estimated as of December 31, 2006 and have since been adjusted in connection with the filing of the pre-Separation tax returns. These balances will again be adjusted after the ultimate settlement of the related tax audits of these periods.
 
  ·   Cendant contingent and other corporate liabilities We have assumed 37.5% of corporate liabilities of Cendant including liabilities relating to (i) Cendant’s terminated or divested businesses, (ii) liabilities relating to the Travelport sale, if any, and (iii) generally any actions with respect to the Separation plan or the distributions brought by any third party. Our maximum exposure to loss cannot be quantified as this guarantee


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  relates primarily to future claims that may be made against Cendant. We assessed the probability and amount of potential liability related to this guarantee based on the extent and nature of historical experience.
 
  ·   Guarantee related to deferred compensation arrangements In the event that Cendant, Realogy and/or Travelport are not able to meet certain deferred compensation obligations under specified plans for certain current and former officers and directors because of bankruptcy or insolvency, we have guaranteed such obligations (to the extent relating to amounts deferred in respect of 2005 and earlier). This guarantee will remain outstanding until such deferred compensation balances are distributed to the respective officers and directors. The maximum exposure cannot be quantified as the guarantee, in part, is related to the value of deferred investments as of the date of the requested distribution.
 
 
Prior to our Separation from Cendant, we entered into a Transition Services Agreement (“TSA”) with Avis Budget Group, Realogy and Travelport to provide for an orderly transition to becoming an independent company. Under the TSA, Cendant agreed to provide us with various services, including services relating to human resources and employee benefits, payroll, financial systems management, treasury and cash management, accounts payable services, telecommunications services and information technology services. In certain cases, services provided by Cendant under the TSA were provided by one of the separated companies following the date of such company’s separation from Cendant. Such services were substantially completed as of December 31, 2007. For both the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, we recorded $1 million of expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Income related to these agreements. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, we recorded expenses of $3 million and $9 million, respectively, in the Consolidated Statements of Income related to these agreements.
 
 
During the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, we incurred costs of $7 million and $13 million, respectively, in connection with executing the Separation. Such costs consisted primarily of expenses related to the rebranding initiative at our vacation ownership business and certain transitional expenses. We do not expect to incur any separation and related costs during 2008.
 
 
The following table summarizes our future contractual obligations for the twelve month periods beginning on July 1st of each of the years set forth below:
 
                                                         
    2008     2009     2010     2011     2012     Thereafter     Total  
 
Securitized debt (a)
  $ 284     $ 259     $ 409     $ 185     $ 201     $ 743     $ 2,081  
Long-term debt (b)
    207       12       22       457       12       903       1,613  
Other purchase commitments (c)
    566       243       59       59       12       55       994  
Operating leases
    67       66       56       46       33       137       405  
Contingent liabilities (d)
    85       241       10                         336  
                                                         
Total (e)
  $ 1,209     $ 821     $ 556     $ 747     $ 258     $ 1,838     $ 5,429  
                                                         
 
(a)
Amounts exclude interest expense, as the amounts ultimately paid will depend on amounts outstanding under our secured obligations and interest rates in effect during each period.
(b)
Excludes future cash payments related to interest expense on our 6.00% senior unsecured notes and term loan of $66 million during each year from 2008 through 2010, $50 million during 2011, $48 million during 2012 and $168 million thereafter.
(c)
Primarily represents commitments for the development of vacation ownership properties.
(d)
Primarily represents certain contingent litigation liabilities, contingent tax liabilities and 37.5% of Cendant contingent and other corporate liabilities, which we assumed and are responsible for pursuant to our Separation.
(e)
Excludes $22 million of our liability for unrecognized tax benefits associated with FIN 48 since it is not reasonably estimatable to determine the periods in which such liability would be settled with the respective tax authorities.
 
 
In presenting our financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, we are required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported therein. Several of the estimates and assumptions we are required to make relate to matters that are inherently uncertain as they pertain to future events. However, events that are outside of our control cannot be predicted and, as such, they cannot be contemplated in evaluating such estimates and assumptions. If there is a significant unfavorable change to current conditions, it could result in a material adverse impact to our consolidated results of operations, financial position and liquidity. We believe that the estimates and assumptions we used when preparing our financial statements were the most appropriate at that time. These Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements included in the Annual Report filed on Form 10-K with the SEC on February 29, 2008, which includes a description of our critical


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accounting policies that involve subjective and complex judgments that could potentially affect reported results. While there have been no material changes to our critical accounting policies as to the methodologies or assumptions we apply under them, we continue to monitor such methodologies and assumptions.
 
 
We have goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets recorded in connection with business combinations. We annually (during the fourth quarter of each year subsequent to completing our annual forecasting process) or, more frequently if circumstances indicate impairment may have occurred, review their carrying values as required by SFAS No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.” In performing this review, we are required to make an assessment of fair value for our goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets. When determining fair value, we utilize various assumptions, including projections of future cash flows. A change in these underlying assumptions could cause a change in the results of the tests and, as such, could cause the fair value to be less than the respective carrying amount. If the estimated fair value is less than the carrying value, then we must write down the carrying value to the estimated fair value. As of June 30, 2008, we had a goodwill balance of $2,732 million.
 
The goodwill impairment analysis and measurement is a process that requires significant judgment. Factors that may be considered a change in circumstances, indicating that the carrying value of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets may not be fully recoverable, include a prolonged decline in stock price and market capitalization, reduced future cash flow estimates or slower growth rates in our industry. We could be required to record a charge to earnings in our financial statements in a future period if any impairment of our goodwill or amortizable intangible assets were deemed to have occurred, negatively impacting our results of operations and shareholders’ equity.
 
Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks.
 
We assess our market risk based on changes in interest and foreign currency exchange rates utilizing a sensitivity analysis that measures the potential impact in earnings, fair values, and cash flows based on a hypothetical 10% change (increase and decrease) in interest and foreign currency rates. We used June 30, 2008 market rates to perform a sensitivity analysis separately for each of our market risk exposures. The estimates assume instantaneous, parallel shifts in interest rate yield curves and exchange rates. We have determined, through such analyses, that the impact of a 10% change in interest and foreign currency exchange rates and prices on our earnings, fair values and cash flows would not be material.
 
Item 4.  Controls and Procedures.
 
(a)  Disclosure Controls and Procedures.  Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on such evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the end of such period, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective.
 
(b)  Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.  There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the period to which this report relates that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Legal Proceedings.
 
 
We are involved in claims and legal actions arising in the ordinary course of our business including but not limited to: for our lodging business—breach of contract, fraud and bad faith claims between franchisors and franchisees in connection with franchise agreements and with owners in connection with management contracts, as well as consumer protection claims, fraud and other statutory claims and negligence claims asserted in connection with alleged acts or occurrences at franchised or managed properties; for our vacation exchange and rentals business—breach of contract claims by both affiliates and members in connection with their respective agreements, bad faith, and consumer protection, fraud and other statutory claims asserted by members and negligence claims by guests for alleged injuries sustained at resorts; for our vacation ownership business—breach of contract, bad faith, conflict of interest, fraud, consumer protection claims and other statutory claims by property owners’ associations, owners and prospective owners in connection with the sale or use of vacation ownership interests, land or the management of vacation ownership resorts, construction defect claims relating to vacation ownership units or resorts and negligence claims by guests for alleged injuries sustained at vacation ownership units or resorts; and for each of our businesses, bankruptcy proceedings involving efforts to collect receivables from a


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debtor in bankruptcy, employment matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment and wage and hour claims, claims of infringement upon third parties’ intellectual property rights and environmental claims.
 
 
Under the Separation Agreement, we agreed to be responsible for 37.5% of certain of Cendant’s contingent and other corporate liabilities and associated costs, including certain contingent litigation. Since the Separation, Cendant settled the majority of the lawsuits pending on the date of the Separation. The pending Cendant contingent litigation that we deem to be material is further discussed in Note 13 to the consolidated financial statements.
 
Item 1A.  Risk Factors.
 
In addition to the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. These factors could materially affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
 
(c)  Below is a summary of our Wyndham Worldwide common stock repurchases by month for the quarter ended June 30, 2008:
 
                                         
                              Approximate Dollar
 
                      Total Number of
      Value of Shares that
 
      Total Number
              Shares Purchased as
      May Yet Be
 
      of Shares
      Average Price
      Part of Publicly
      Purchased Under
 
Period     Purchased       Paid per Share       Announced Plan       Plan  
April 1 - 30, 2008
      107,820       $ 19.74         107,820       $ 153,476,112  
May 1 - 31, 2008
            $               $ 154,720,835  
June 1 - 30, 2008
            $               $ 154,736,587  
Total
      107,820       $ 19.74         107,820       $ 154,736,587  
                                         
 
On August 20, 2007, our Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program that enables us to purchase up to $200 million of our common stock. The Board of Directors’ authorization included increased repurchase capacity for proceeds received from stock option exercises. During the six months ended June 30, 2008, repurchase capacity increased $5 million from proceeds received from stock option exercises. During the period July 1, 2008 through August 8, 2008, we did not repurchase any additional shares and, as such, we currently have $155 million remaining availability in our program. The amount and timing of specific repurchases are subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors. Repurchases may be conducted in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
 
Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
 
Not applicable.
 
Item 4.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
The Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 24, 2008. The shareholders (1) elected directors James E. Buckman and George Herrera; and (2) ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2008.


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The following table sets forth the votes cast at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 24, 2008, with respect to each of the elections/matters described above.
                                         
                              Broker
 
Election/Matter     For       Withheld       Abstain       Non-Votes  
James E. Buckman
      153,162,422         3,303,464                  
George Herrera
      153,214,949         3,250,937                  
Ratification of appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2008       155,590,693         803,695         71,498         20,527,385  
                                         
 
Item 5.  Other Information.
 
Our stockholder rights plan expired by its terms on April 24, 2008.
 
Item 6.  Exhibits.
 
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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.
 
WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORPORATION
 
     
Date: August 8, 2008
 
/s/  Virginia M. Wilson

Virginia M. Wilson
Chief Financial Officer

Date: August 8, 2008
 
/s/  Nicola Rossi

Nicola Rossi
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Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
2.1
  Separation and Distribution Agreement by and among Cendant Corporation, Realogy Corporation, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and Travelport Inc., dated as of July 27, 2006 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Form 8-K filed July 31, 2006).
2.2
  Amendment No. 1 to Separation and Distribution Agreement by and among Cendant Corporation, Realogy Corporation, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and Travelport Inc., dated as of August 17, 2006 (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Form 10-Q filed November 14, 2006).
3.1
  Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Form 8-K filed July 19, 2006).
3.2
  Amended and Restated By-Laws (incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Form 8-K filed July 19, 2006).
10.1*
  Amendment, executed July 8, 2008 and effective as of July 28, 2006, to Tax Sharing Agreement, entered into as of July 28, 2006, by and among Avis Budget Group, Inc., Realogy Corporation and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.
12*
  Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.
15*
  Letter re: Unaudited Interim Financial Information.
31.1*
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rules 13(a)-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a) Promulgated Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
31.2*
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rules 13(a)-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a) Promulgated Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
32*
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
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