This excerpt taken from the WYN 8-K filed Jul 19, 2006.
(Unless otherwise noted, all amounts are in millions, except per share amounts)
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, which holds or will hold the assets and liabilities, including the entities holding substantially all of the assets and liabilities, of Cendant Corporations (Cendant) Hospitality Services (including Timeshare Resorts) businesses, represents a combined reporting entity comprised of substantially all of the assets and liabilities used in managing and operating the lodging, vacation exchange and rental and vacation ownership businesses of Cendant (collectively, the Company). On October 23, 2005, Cendants Board of Directors preliminarily approved a plan to separate Cendant into four independent, publicly traded companiesone each for Cendants Hospitality Services (including Timeshare Resorts), Real Estate Services, Travel Distribution Services and Vehicle Rental businesses. See Note 21Subsequent Events for further detail.
The Companys combined results of operations, financial position and cash flows may not be indicative of its future performance and do not necessarily reflect what its combined results of operations, financial position and cash flows would have been had the Company operated as a separate, stand-alone entity during the periods presented, including changes in its operations and capitalization as a result of the separation and distribution from Cendant.
Certain corporate and general and administrative expenses, including those related to executive management, tax, accounting, legal and treasury services, certain employee benefits and real estate usage for common space have been allocated by Cendant to the Company based on forecasted revenues. Management believes such allocations are reasonable. However, the associated expenses recorded by the Company in the Combined Statements of Income may not be indicative of the actual expenses that would have been incurred had the Company been operating as a separate, stand-alone public company for the periods presented. Following the separation and distribution from Cendant, the Company will perform these functions using internal resources or purchased services, certain of which may be provided by Cendant or one of the separated companies during a transitional period pursuant to the Transition Services Agreement. Refer to Note 19Related Party Transactions for a detailed description of the Companys transactions with Cendant.
In presenting the Combined 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.