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Wyndham Destinations Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Improved financial flexibility with amendments to senior secured credit facility and $650 million senior secured notes issuance
 

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 30, 2020) Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today reported second quarter 2020 financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020. Highlights include:

  • GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $164 million and diluted loss per share of $1.92 on net revenue of $343 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $16 million and adjusted diluted loss per share of $1.11
  • For the six months ended June 30, net cash provided by operating activities of $130 million (adjusted free cash flow of $88 million)
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $1.1 billion at the end of June
  • The Company expects to recommend a third quarter dividend of $0.30 per share for approval by the Company’s Board of Directors in August
  • Issued $650 million senior secured notes due 2026
  • Amended senior secured credit facility financial covenants providing near-term covenant relief and flexibility through March 31, 2022
  • "Even though the second quarter was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we were pleased that our results exceeded the expectations we communicated in early May," commented Michael D. Brown, president and CEO of Wyndham Destinations. "Throughout June, we safely welcomed back owners to our resorts as we reopened in phases. By the end of the month, we had opened approximately 85% of our resorts and resumed VOI sales and marketing operations. Second quarter results reflect the transition of our business back to operations and June provided an early indication of the resiliency of our business model and demand from members and owners in the second half of the year."

    "The third quarter started with three important announcements. We increased our financial flexibility with amendments to our senior secured credit facility and issued $650 million senior secured notes. We also announced the launch of Panorama, an umbrella business that will serve as the parent-brand for RCI and portfolio of exchange and other membership travel groups to set the stage for business expansion."

    "We are well-situated for the second half of the year, giving us confidence that when leisure travel returns to normal, we will be positioned to take advantage of the strong demand for vacations," said Brown.
     

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    Business Segment Results

    The results of operations during the second quarter of 2020 include impacts related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, which have been significantly negative to the travel industry, the Company, its customers and employees. Refer to Table 8 for a breakout of COVID-19 related impacts.

    Wyndham Vacation Clubs  (formerly Vacation Ownership)

    $ in millions

    2020

    2019

    % change

    Revenue

    $239

     

    $810

     

    (70)

    %

    Adjusted EBITDA

    ($17)

     

    $193

     

    (109)

    %

    Wyndham Vacation Clubs revenue declined 70% to $239 million in the second quarter. Gross vacation ownership interest (VOI) sales decreased 97% to $18 million with tours 98% lower year-over-year. Second quarter adjusted EBITDA was negative $17 million compared to $193 million in the prior year.

    Panorama (formerly Vacation Exchange)

    $ in millions

    2020

    2019

    % change

    Revenue

    $105

     

    $230

     

    (54)

    %

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $40

     

    $72

     

    (44)

    %

     
    Panorama revenue decreased 54% to $105 million in the second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 44% to $40 million. Excluding the sale of North American vacation rentals and the acquisition of Alliance Reservations Network (ARN), revenue decreased 39% and adjusted EBITDA decreased 42%. The revenue trend improved during the quarter with June revenue 23% below the prior year.
     
    Balance Sheet and Liquidity

    Net Debt — As of June 30, 2020, the Company's leverage ratio for covenant purposes was 3.4x. The Company had $3.9 billion of corporate debt outstanding as of June 30, 2020, which excluded $2.5 billion of non-recourse debt related to its securitized notes receivable. Additionally, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $1.1 billion. The Company's next long-term debt maturity is the $250 million secured note due March 2021. Refer to Table 9 for definitions of net debt and leverage ratio.

    On July 20, 2020, the Company announced an amendment to its $1.0 billion revolving credit facility. The Credit Amendment establishes a covenant relief period and modifies the existing quarterly-tested financial covenants from the date of the Credit Amendment until the earlier of April 1, 2022 and termination by the Company of the relief period, subject to certain conditions. The Credit Amendment raises the first lien leverage-based financial covenant by varying levels for each applicable fiscal quarter during the relief period to provide the Company with significant financial flexibility.

    On July 24, 2020, the Company completed the private placement issuance of $650 million senior secured notes due 2026 with an interest rate of 6.625%.

    Timeshare Receivables Financing — On April 30, 2020, Wyndham Destinations announced that it closed on a $325 million private securitization with an initial interest rate of 3.84% and an advance rate of 85%.

    Cash Flow For the six months ended June 30, 2020, net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations was $130 million, compared to $266 million in the prior year period. Adjusted free cash flow from continuing operations was $88 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $298 million in the same period of 2019.

    Share Repurchases The Company has suspended share repurchase activity due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Dividend The Company paid $43 million in cash dividends to shareholders ($0.50 per share) on June 30, 2020 to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2020.

    The Company expects to recommend a third quarter dividend of $0.30 per share for approval by the Company’s Board of Directors in August. All declarations of quarterly cash dividends are subject to final approval by the Board of Directors.
     

    Conference Call Information
    Wyndham Destinations will hold a conference call with investors to discuss the Company’s results and forward-looking information today at 8:00 a.m. ET. Participants may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call, which may be accessed through the Company's website at investor.wyndhamdestinations.com, or by dialing 800-459-5346, passcode WYND, 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 90 days beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET today. Additionally, a telephone replay will be available for four days beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET today at 800-839-5204.

    Presentation of Financial Information
    Financial information discussed in this press release includes non-GAAP measures such as adjusted EBITDA, adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, adjusted free cash flow from continuing operations, gross VOI sales and adjusted net (loss)/income from continuing operations, which include or exclude certain items. The Company utilizes non-GAAP measures on a regular basis to assess performance of its reportable segments and allocate resources. These non-GAAP measures differ from reported GAAP results and are intended to illustrate what management believes are relevant period-over-period comparisons and are helpful to investors when considered with GAAP measures as an additional tool for further understanding and assessing the Company’s ongoing operating performance by adjusting for items which in our view do not necessarily reflect ongoing performance. Management also internally uses these measures to assess our operating performance, both absolutely and in comparison to other companies, and in evaluating or making selected compensation decisions. Exclusion of items in the Company’s non-GAAP presentation should not be considered an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Full reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for the reported periods appear in the financial tables section of the press release. See definitions on Table 9 for an explanation of our non-GAAP measures.

    About Wyndham Destinations
    Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world's largest vacation club and exchange company, is on a mission to put the world on vacation. The company offers more than four million members and owner families the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying quality, flexibility and great value from a trusted brand. The company's Wyndham Vacation Clubs offer 230 resorts that provide a contemporary take on the timeshare model through brands Club Wyndham® WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham. With a global presence in 110 countries, the company's membership travel business -- Panorama -- includes today's leading vacation exchange, leisure travel, and technology brands including RCI, the world's leader in vacation exchange that provides access to 4,200+ affiliated resorts around the world; and Extra Holidays, offering condo vacations at hotel prices. Year after year, our worldwide team of associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This press release includes “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). 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,” “will,” “expects,” “should,” “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “future,” "intends," "projects" or other words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (“Wyndham Destinations”) to differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include statements related to Wyndham Destinations’ current views and expectations with respect to its future performance and operations, and other anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, uncertainty with respect to the scope and duration of the novel coronavirus global pandemic (COVID-19) and any resurgences and the pace of recovery; the timing of the development and distribution of an effective vaccine or treatment for COVID-19; the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental, business and individuals’ actions in response to the pandemic and our related contingency plans and cost and investment reductions on our business, vacation ownership interest (VOI) sales and tour flow, consumer demand and liquidity, our ability to comply with financial and restrictive covenants under our indebtedness and our ability to access capital on reasonable terms, at a reasonable cost or at all, our and Wyndham Hotels’ ability to maintain credit ratings, general economic conditions and unemployment rates, the performance of the financial and credit markets, the competition in and the economic environment for the timeshare industry; risks associated with employees working remotely or operating with a reduced workforce; the impact of war, terrorist activity, political strife, severe weather events and other natural disasters, and pandemics (including COVID-19) or threats of pandemics; operating risks associated with the Wyndham Vacation Clubs and Panorama segments; uncertainties related to our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the spin-off of the hotel business (“spin-off”) Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (“Wyndham Hotels”) or the divestiture of our North American and European vacation rentals businesses, or the acquisition of Alliance Reservations Network (“ARN”); unanticipated developments related to the impact of the spin-off, the divestiture of our North American and European vacation rentals businesses, the acquisition of ARN and related transactions, including any potential impact on our relationships with our customers, suppliers, employees and others with whom we have relationships, and possible disruption to our operations; our ability to execute on our strategy, the timing and amount of future dividends and share repurchases, if any, and those other factors disclosed as risks under “Risk Factors” in documents we have filed with the SEC, including in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the SEC on February 26, 2020 and Part II, Item 1A of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020, to be filed with the SEC on July 30, 2020. 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 undertake no obligation to review or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances as they occur.

    Investor Contact:
    Christopher Agnew
    Senior Vice President, FP&A and Investor Relations
    (407) 626-4050
    IR@wyn.com

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    Corporate Communicationss
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