China Lodging Group, Limited Reports First Quarter of 2012 Financial Results

 China Lodging Group, Limited Reports First Quarter of 2012 Financial Results  PR Newswire  SHANGHAI, May 9, 2012  SHANGHAI, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/-- China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ: HTHT) ("China Lodging Group" or the "Company"), a leading and fast-growing limited service hotel chain operator in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for first quarter ended March 31, 2012.    oNet Revenues increased 53.0% year-over-year for the first quarter of 2012,     exceeding the guidance previously announced   oAdjusted EBITDA from operating hotels (non-GAAP)(1) was RMB111.0 million     (US$17.6 million)(2) for the first quarter   oNet loss attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited was RMB9.4 million     (US$1.5 million) for the first quarter. Diluted net loss per ADS(3) for     the first quarter was RMB0.16 (US$0.02); adjusted diluted net loss per ADS     (non-GAAP) for the first quarter was RMB0.10 (US$0.02).   oRevPAR grew by 9% year-over-year and same-hotel RevPAR grew by 10%     year-over-year in the first quarter   o36 net new hotels added in the quarter, bringing the total hotel count to     675   oFull year new opening target increased to 260 to 270 hotels, with 140 to     150 new managed hotels  (1) The following non-GAAP financial measures is used in this press release: hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses, general and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted income/(loss) from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net income/(loss) attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic and diluted net earnings/(loss) per share and per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels excluding pre-opening expenses and share-based compensation expenses, and hotel income. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" below for more information about the non-GAAP financial measures included in this release. (2) The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") into United States dollars ("US$") is based on the exchange rate of US$1.00=RMB6. 2975 on March 30, 2012 as set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. (3) Each ADS represents four of the Company's ordinary shares.  First Quarter 2012 Operational Highlights    oDuring the first quarter of 2012, the Company opened 36 net new hotels,     including nine net new leased hotels (or "leased-and-operated hotels") and     27 net new managed hotels (or "franchised-and-managed hotels"). As of     March 31, 2012, the Company had 675 hotels in operation, consisting of 353     leased hotels and 322 managed hotels. Hotels in operation covered 111     cities in China as of March 31, 2012. The Company had 24 Seasons Hotels     and 29 Hi Inns in operation as of March 31, 2012.   oAs of March 31, 2012, the Company had a total pipeline of 336 hotels under     development, including 107 leased hotels and 229 managed hotels.   oThe occupancy rate for all hotels in operation was 91% in the first     quarter of 2012, compared with 82% in the first quarter of 2011, and 93%     in the previous quarter. Occupancy improved 19 percentage points for the     Company's hotels in Shanghai and seven percentage points for the Company's     hotels outside of Shanghai year-over-year, mainly attributable to robust     travel demand, the Company's successful seasonal promotions, a more mature     hotel mix, and the rebound of the Shanghai market from post-Expo weakness     experienced in the first quarter of 2011. The sequential decrease resulted     mainly from seasonality.   oThe ADR, or average daily rate, for all hotels, was RMB172 in the first     quarter of 2012, compared with RMB175 in the first quarter of 2011 and     RMB179 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease was mainly     attributable to the city mix shift of the Company's hotels towards lower     tier cities and the Company's seasonal promotions, partially offset by the     same-hotel ADR appreciation. The sequential decrease resulted mainly from     the Company's seasonal price adjustment and promotions.   oRevPAR, defined as revenue per available room, was RMB156 in the first     quarter of 2012, compared with RMB143 in the first quarter of 2011 and     RMB167 in the previous quarter. The year-over-year improvement in RevPAR     was a result of a higher occupancy slightly offset by a lower ADR. The     sequential decrease was mainly due to seasonality.   oFor all the hotels which had been in operation for at least 18 months, the     same-hotel RevPAR was RMB172 for the first quarter of 2012, a 10% increase     from RMB157 for the first quarter of 2011. Outside of Shanghai, the     same-hotel RevPAR increased by 8%, with a 3% increase in ADR and a 5%     increase in occupancy.   oAs of March 31, 2012, HanTing Club had more than 5.0 million individual     members, a 65% increase from a year ago. These individual members     contributed 66% of room nights sold during the first quarter of 2012,     remaining stable as in the first quarter of 2011. The Company's corporate     members contributed an additional 8% of room nights sold. In addition to     the HanTing Club program, the Company introduced the e-member program in     2010 to enhance brand awareness and to expand coverage of its customer     loyalty program. E-members can register on the Company's website free of     charge and can enjoy discounts on room rates for their on-line booking. As     of March 31, 2012, the Company had approximately 0.8 million e-members,     who contributed 2% of room nights sold during the first quarter. In the     first quarter of 2012, 96% of room nights sold were sold through the     Company's own channels.  "We are pleased with our robust results in the first quarter of 2012, with 9% year-over-year increase in RevPAR across the whole chain and solid growth in hotel count. Our leading and high-quality brand has been well recognized in the market, which continuously attracts a growing number of customers and franchisees," said Mr. Qi Ji, founder, executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Lodging Group. "We remain confident in our rapid and high-quality expansion with focus on customer experience, which is sustainable and profitable in the long run."  First Quarter of 2012 Financial Results  Total revenues for the first quarter were RMB688.6 million (US$109.3 million), representing an increase of 52.9% year-over-year and coming in flat sequentially. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the Company's continued expansion of its hotel network and an increase in RevPAR year-over-year. The flat sequential comparison was a result of increased number of hotels in operation offset by a lower RevPAR due to seasonality.  Total revenues from leased hotels for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB627.0 million (US$99.6 million), representing an increase of 52.8% year-over-year and coming in flat from the previous quarter.  Total revenues from managed hotels for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB61.5 million (US$9.8 million), representing a 53.9% year-over-year increase and a 2.6% decrease sequentially. The sequential decrease was mainly due to seasonality and a smaller number of new managed hotels opened in the first quart of 2012.  Net revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB649.5 million (US$103.1 million), representing an increase of 53.0% year-over-year and coming in flat sequentially.  Hotel operating costs for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB549.4 million (US$87.2 million), compared to RMB361.3 million (US$55.2 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and RMB493.8 million (US$78.5 million) for the previous quarter, representing a 52.1% and 11.2% increase, respectively. The year-over-year increase in hotel operating costs was mainly driven by the Company's hotel network expansion, especially growth in leased hotels, whose room nights available for sale increased 39.3% year-over-year. On top of that, the year-over-year increase was also attributable to the higher occupancy in the first quarter of 2012, and the inflation in the costs such as salary, utility, and consumables, food and beverage. Total hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB548.8 million (US$87.1 million), representing 84.5% of net revenues, compared to 85.0% for the first quarter in 2011 and 75.8% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in hotel operating costs as a percentage of net revenues was because the RevPAR growth outpaced the cost increase in the comparable periods. The sequential increase in hotel operating costs as a percentage of net revenues was mainly driven by seasonality. The first quarter of a year typically has lower RevPAR and higher utility cost.  Selling and marketing expenses for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB22.2 million (US$3.5 million), compared to RMB17.9 million (US$2.7 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and RMB29.3 million (US$4.7 million) for the previous quarter. Selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB21.9 million (US$3.5 million), or 3.4 % of net revenues, compared to 4.2% for the first quarter in 2011 and 4.5% for the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease was mainly attributable to an enlarged revenue base. The sequential decrease was mainly due to less spending on advertising and other marketing programs.  General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB48.8 million (US$7.8 million), compared to RMB34.6 million (US$5.3 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and RMB43.8 million (US$7.0 million) for the previous quarter. General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB46.4 million (US$7.4 million), representing 7.1% of the net revenues for the first quarter of 2012, compared with 7.5% of the net revenues for the first quarter of 2011 and 6.4% for the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in percentage was mainly due to an enlarged revenue base.  Pre-opening expenses for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB41.4 million (US$6.6 million), representing a year-over-year increase of 20.7% and a decrease of 16.4% sequentially. The pre-opening expenses were primarily driven by the number of leased hotels under construction during the period.  Loss from operations for the quarter was RMB12.3 million (US$2.0 million), compared to loss from operations of RMB23.6 million (US$3.6 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and income from operations of RMB34.4 million (US$5.5 million) for the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted loss from operations (non-GAAP) for the quarter was RMB9.0 million (US$1.4 million). Loss from operations for the first quarter was impacted by seasonality and the ramp-up of new leased hotels.  Net loss attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited for the first quarter was RMB9.4 million (US$1.5 million), compared to net loss attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited of RMB14.0 million (US$2.1 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited of RMB30.3 million (US$4.8 million) for the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net loss attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB6.1 million (US$1.0 million), compared to adjusted net loss attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited of RMB10.6 million (US$1.6 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited of RMB33.2 million (US$5.3 million) for the previous quarter.  Basic and diluted net loss per share/ADS. For the first quarter of 2012, basic net loss per share and diluted net loss per share were RMB0.04 (US$0.01); basic net loss per ADS and diluted net loss per ADS were RMB0.16 (US$0.02). Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic net loss per share (non-GAAP) and adjusted diluted net loss per share (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2012 were RMB0.03 (US$0.01), and adjusted basic net loss per ADS (non-GAAP) and adjusted diluted net loss per ADS (non-GAAP) were RMB0.10 (US$0.02).  EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB66.3 million (US$10.5 million), compared to RMB35.9 million (US$5.5 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and RMB112.0 million (US$17.8 million) for the previous quarter. Adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB111.0 million (US$17.6 million), representing an increase of 50.8% from the first quarter of 2011 and a decrease of 32.5% sequentially. The year-over-year increase was mainly a result of the expansion of the Company's hotel network and improvement in operating margin, partially offset by lower interest income and the absence of foreign exchange gain. The sequential decrease was mainly due to seasonality.  Hotel income (non-GAAP), which is the difference between net revenues and hotel operating costs, was RMB100.1 million (US$15.9 million) for the first quarter of 2012, compared with RMB63.2 million (US$9.6 million) for the first quarter of 2011 and RMB156.9 million (US$24.9 million) for the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase of hotel income (non-GAAP) was mainly attributable to the enlarged managed hotel network and increased number of mature leased hotels in the portfolio. For leased hotels in operation for at least six months, hotel income (non-GAAP) was RMB78.7 million (US$12.5 million) during the first quarter of 2012, or 15% of net revenues derived from those hotels. Leased hotels in operation for less than six months, which accounted for 14% of leased room nights available for sale for the first quarter of 2012, derived a hotel loss (non-GAAP) of RMB22.7 million (US$3.6 million), or 36% of net revenues derived from those hotels for this quarter, mainly due to lower revenue achievement of those hotels during their ramp-up stage. For managed hotels, hotel income (non-GAAP) was RMB44.1 million (US$7.0 million), or 76% of net revenue derived from those hotels.  Cash flow. Net operating cash flow for the first quarter of 2012 was RMB101.0 million (US$16.0 million). Cash spent on the purchase of property and equipment, purchase of intangible assets and acquisitions, which are part of investing cash flow, was RMB254.9 million (US$40.5 million).  Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investment. As of March 31, 2012, the Company had a total balance of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investment of RMB630.2 million (US$100.1 million).  In March 2012, the Company entered into a credit facility with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China under which the Company can draw down up to RMB500.0 million by May 21, 2015. As of May 9, 2012, the Company had not drawn down this credit facility.  Business Outlook and Guidance for Second Quarter of 2012  "The continuous urbanization in China not only stimulates growing travel demand but also provides more opportunities of various properties for multiple-brand hotel chain operators like us. Our attractive brand positioning and solid performance lead to fast and quality expansion and a strong pipeline." commented Mr. Ji. "We started 2012 with record number of managed hotels under development. Thus, we increase our full year new openings to 260 to 270 hotels, with 120 leased hotels and 140 to 150 managed hotels."  The Company expects to achieve net revenues in the range of RMB740 to 755 million in the second quarter of 2012, representing a 35% to 38% growth year-over-year.  The above forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.  Conference Call  China Lodging Group's management will host a conference call at 9 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (or 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the Shanghai/Hong Kong time zone) following the announcement. To participate in the event by telephone, please dial +1 (855) 500 8701 (for callers in the US), +86 400 120 0654 (for callers in China Mainland), +852 3051 2745 (for callers in Hong Kong) or +65 6723 9385 (for callers outside of the US, China Mainland, and Hong Kong) and entering pass code 7122 2557. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the call.  A recording of the conference call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through May 16, 2012. Please dial +1 (866) 214 5335 (for callers in the US) or +61 2 8235 5000 (for callers outside the US) and entering pass code 7122 2557.  The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties at the Company's Web site, http://ir.htinns.com.  Annual Report  China Lodging Group filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 12, 2012. The Annual Report on Form 20-F can be accessed through the "SEC Filings" page on the China Lodging Group investor relations website at http://ir.htinns.com.  Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures  To supplement the Company's unaudited consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the Securities and Exchange Commission: hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses, general and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted income/(loss) from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net income/(loss) attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited excluding share-based compensation expenses,and adjusted basic and diluted net earnings/(loss) per share and per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels excluding pre-opening expenses and share-based compensation expenses, and hotel income. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" set forth at the end of this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance by excluding share-based compensation expenses that may not be indicative of its operating performance. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods.These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance.The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making.A limitation of using non-GAAP financial measures excluding share-based compensation expenses is that share-based compensation expenses have been and will continue to be a significant recurring expense in the Company's business. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure.The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.  The Company also believes that EBITDA is a useful financial metric to assess its operating and financial performance before the impact of investing and financing transactions and income taxes. Given the significant investments that the Company has made in leasehold improvements, depreciation and amortization expense comprises a significant portion of its cost structure. In addition, the Company believes that EBITDA is widely used by other companies in the lodging industry and may be used by investors as a measure of its financial performance. The Company believes that EBITDA will provide investors with a useful tool for comparability between periods because it eliminates depreciation and amortization expense attributable to capital expenditures. The Company also uses adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels, which is defined as EBITDA before pre-opening expenses and share-based compensation expenses, to assess operating results of the hotels in operation. The Company believes that the exclusion of pre-openingexpenses, a portion of which is non-cash rental expenses, and share-based compensation expenses helps facilitate year-on-year comparison of its results of operations as the number of hotels in the development stage may vary significantly from year to yearand provides a proxy for the cash generation capability of the hotels in operation at their current level of maturity. Therefore, the Company believes adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels more closely reflects the performance capability of hotels currently in operation. The Company's calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels does not deduct interest incomeor foreign exchange gain or loss. The presentation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels should not be construed as an indication that the Company's future results will be unaffected by other charges and gains it considers to be outside the ordinary course ofits business.  The use of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels has certain limitations. Depreciation and amortization expense for various long-term assets, income tax and interest expense have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of EBITDA. Pre-opening expenses and share-based compensation expenses have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels. Each of these items should also be considered in the overall evaluation of the Company's results. Additionally, EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels does not consider capital expenditures and other investing activities and should not be considered as a measure of our liquidity. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of its depreciation and amortization, interest expense, income tax expense, capital expenditures pre-opening expenses, share-based compensation expenses and other relevant items both in its reconciliations to the U.S. GAAP financial measures and in its consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating the performance of the Company.  The terms EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels are not defined under U.S. GAAP, and neither EBITDA nor adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels is a measure of net income, operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. When assessing the operating and financial performanceof the Company, investors should not consider this data in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's net income/(loss), operating income/(loss) or any other operating performance measure that is calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company's EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels may not be comparable to EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels or similarly titled measures utilized by other companies since such other companies may not calculate EBITDA or adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels in the same manner as the Company does.  Reconciliations of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels and hotel income, to consolidated statement of operations information are included at the end of this release.  About China Lodging Group, Limited  China Lodging Group, Limited is a leading and fast-growing limited service hotel chain operator in China with leased and managed models. Under the leased model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased properties. Under the managed model, the Company manages franchised hotels and collects fees from franchisees. China Lodging Group provides business and leisure travelers with high-quality, and conveniently-located hotels. As of March 31, 2012, the Company had 675 hotels and 75,622 rooms in 111 cities across China.  Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company's capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "will," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "forecast," "project," or "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. Any or all of the Company's forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, readers should consider various factors, including the anticipated growth strategies of the Company, the future results of operations and financial condition of the Company, the economic conditions of China, the regulatory environment in China, the Company's ability to attract customers and leverage its brand, trends and competition in the lodging industry, the expected growth of the lodging market in China and other factors and risks outlined in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F and other filings. These factors may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In addition, new factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to the Company, which is subject to change. This release also contains statements or projections that are based upon information available to the public, as well as other information from sources which the Company believes to be reliable, but it is not guaranteed by the Company to be accurate, nor does the Company purport it to be complete. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by applicable law.  Contact Information  Ida Yu Investor Relations Manager Tel: 86 (21) 6195 9561 Email: ir@htinns.com http://ir.htinns.com    China Lodging Group, Limited Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets                                          December 31, 2011  March 31, 2012                                          RMB                RMB        US$                                          (in thousands) Assets Current assets:  Cash and cash equivalents              781,601            615,682    97,766  Restricted cash                        1,500              14,495     2,302  Accounts receivable, net               37,416             41,851     6,646  Prepaid rent                           228,087            231,665    36,787  Inventories                            31,232             27,662     4,393  Income tax receivables                 -                  816        130  Other current assets                   53,862             48,999     7,780  Deferred tax assets                    40,119             40,119     6,371  Total current assets                   1,173,817          1,021,289  162,175 Property and equipment, net              2,095,794          2,197,399  348,932 Intangible assets, net                   69,779             67,700     10,750 Goodwill                                 42,536             42,536     6,754 Other assets                             102,056            107,073    17,002 Deferred tax assets                      40,968             40,968     6,505 Total assets                             3,524,950          3,476,965  552,118 Liabilities and equity Current liabilities:  Accounts payable                       417,605            343,526    54,550  Amount due to related parties          1,030              1,508      240  Salary and welfare payable             80,266             61,964     9,839  Deferred revenue                       138,148            150,317    23,869  Accrued expenses and other current     142,146            157,591    25,024 liabilities  Income tax payable                     14,148             -          -  Total current liabilities              793,343            714,906    113,522 Deferred rent                            329,774            355,102    56,388 Deferred revenue                         71,698             77,494     12,305 Other long-term liabilities              61,574             64,862     10,300 Deferred tax liabilities                 12,677             12,677     2,013 Total liabilities                        1,269,066          1,225,041  194,528 Equity  Ordinary shares                        179                179        28  Additional paid-in capital             2,199,954          2,205,262  350,181  Retained earnings                      85,127             75,698     12,020  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (39,166)           (38,935)   (6,183) Total China Lodging Group, Limited       2,246,094          2,242,204  356,046 equity  Noncontrolling interest                9,790              9,720      1,544 Total equity                             2,255,884          2,251,924  357,590 Total liabilities and equity             3,524,950          3,476,965  552,118    China Lodging Group, Limited Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations                              Quarter Ended                              March 31,     December 31,   March 31, 2012                              2011          2011                              RMB           RMB            RMB        US$                              (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data) Revenues: Leased hotels                410,390       626,738        627,006    99,564 Managed hotels               39,994        63,183         61,549     9,774 Total revenues               450,384       689,921        688,555    109,338 Less: business tax and       (25,949)      (39,184)       (39,097)   (6,208) related surcharges Net revenues                 424,435       650,737        649,458    103,130 Operating costs and expenses:  Hotel operating costs:  Rents                  (141,457)     (183,367)      (205,397)  (32,616)  Utilities              (43,734)      (40,514)       (64,729)   (10,279)  Personnel costs        (61,434)      (97,065)       (105,771)  (16,796)  Depreciation and       (50,445)      (66,611)       (74,166)   (11,777) amortization  Consumables, food and  (41,764)      (70,341)       (67,633)   (10,740) beverage  Others                 (22,433)      (35,921)       (31,672)   (5,028)  Total hotel operating      (361,267)     (493,819)      (549,368)  (87,236) costs  Selling and marketing      (17,897)      (29,307)       (22,211)   (3,527) expenses  General and administrative (34,551)      (43,792)       (48,812)   (7,751) expenses  Pre-opening expenses       (34,275)      (49,460)       (41,355)   (6,567) Total operating costs and    (447,990)     (616,378)      (661,746)  (105,081) expenses Income/(Loss) from           (23,555)      34,359         (12,288)   (1,951) operations Interest income              3,904         5,199          3,102      493 Interest expenses            (224)         (213)          (213)      (34) Other income                 1,059         753            375        59 Foreign exchange gain/(loss) 3,059         2,734          (643)      (102) Income/(Loss) before income  (15,757)      42,832         (9,667)    (1,535) tax Income tax expense/(benefit) 2,409         (11,192)       967        154 Net income/(loss)            (13,348)      31,640         (8,700)    (1,381) Net income attributable to   (607)         (1,340)        (729)      (116) noncontrolling interests Net income/(loss) attributable to China        (13,955)      30,300         (9,429)    (1,497) Lodging Group, Limited Net earnings/(loss) per share — Basic                      (0.06)        0.12           (0.04)     (0.01) — Diluted                    (0.06)        0.12           (0.04)     (0.01) Net earnings/(loss) per ADS — Basic                      (0.23)        0.50           (0.16)     (0.02) — Diluted                    (0.23)        0.49           (0.16)     (0.02) Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding — Basic                      241,156       242,461        242,629    242,629 — Diluted                    241,156       245,896        242,629    242,629 Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax Foreign currency translation (3,338)       (2,841)        231        37 adjustments Comprehensive income/(loss)  (16,686)      28,799         (8,469)    (1,344) Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the          (607)         (1,340)        (729)      (116) noncontrolling interest Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to China        (17,293)      27,459         (9,198)    (1,460) Lodging Group, Limited    China Lodging Group, Limited Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                        Quarter Ended                        March31,2011  December31,2011  March 31, 2012                        RMB             RMB                RMB        US$                        (in thousands) Operating activities: Net income             (13,348)        31,640             (8,700)    (1,381) Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Share-based            3,393           2,858              3,288      522 compensation Depreciation and       52,061          70,328             76,512     12,150 amortization Deferred taxes         (16)            (35,714)           -          - Bad debt expenses      113             554                1,105      175 Deferred rent          12,259          27,966             25,496     4,049 Impairment loss        -               710                -          - Excess tax benefit from share-based       -               (8,324)            (352)      (56) compensation Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions: Accounts receivable    (10,520)        (4,669)            (5,540)    (880) Prepaid rent           (2,698)         (34,442)           (3,578)    (568) Inventories            (2,514)         (4,736)            3,570      567 Other current assets   (551)           (14,701)           4,513      717 Other assets           (2,310)         176                (5,016)    (797) Accounts payable       1,465           (627)              53         8 Amount due to related  114             (290)              479        76 parties Salary and welfare     (18,313)        37,718             (18,302)   (2,906) payables Deferred revenue       24,937          26,549             17,964     2,853 Accrued expenses and other current          8,276           169                20,695     3,286 liabilities Income tax payable and (17,304)        34,290             (14,611)   (2,320) receivable Other long-term        3,576           5,469              3,397      539 liabilities Net cash provided by   38,620          134,924            100,973    16,034 operating activities Investing activities: Purchase of property   (157,014)       (208,746)          (250,065)  (39,709) and equipment Purchases of           (136)           (13,037)           (215)      (34) intangibles Amount received as a result of government   6,900           -                  -          - zoning Acquisitions, net of   (40,252)        (9,540)            (4,610)    (732) cash received Proceeds from sales of -               30,000             -          - short-term investments Decrease (increase) in (1,970)         4,000              (12,995)   (2,064) restricted cash Net cash used in       (192,472)       (197,323)          (267,885)  (42,539) investing activities Financing activities: Net proceeds from issuance of ordinary   146             2,076              2,019      321 shares upon exercise of option Repayment of funds advanced from          (1,249)         (533)              (810)      (129) noncontrolling interest holders Contribution from noncontrolling         225             -                  5          1 interest holders Dividend paid to noncontrolling         -               (127)              (804)      (128) interest holders Excess tax benefit from share-based       -               8,324              352        56 compensation Net cash provided by (used in) financing   (878)           9,740              762        121 activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (3,335)         (2,841)            231        37 and cash equivalents Net decrease in cash   (158,065)       (55,500)           (165,919)  (26,347) and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents, beginning 1,060,067       837,101            781,601    124,113 of period Cash and cash equivalents, end of    902,002         781,601            615,682    97,766 period    China Lodging Group, Limited Unaudited reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results                           Quarter Ended March 31, 2012                           GAAP      % of Net  Share-based   % of Net  Non-GAAP                           Result    Revenues  Compensation  Revenues  Result                           RMB                 RMB                     RMB                           (in thousands) Hotel operating costs     549,368   84.6%     615           0.1%      548,753 Selling and marketing     22,211    3.4%      270           0.0%      21,941 expenses General and               48,812    7.5%      2,403         0.4%      46,409 administrative expenses Pre-opening expenses      41,355    6.4%      -             0.0%      41,355 Total operating costs and 661,746   101.9%    3,288         0.5%      658,458 expenses Loss from operations      (12,288)  -1.9%     3,288         0.5%      (9,000)                           Quarter Ended March 31, 2012                           GAAP      % of Net  Share-based   % of Net  Non-GAAP                           Result    Revenues  Compensation  Revenues  Result                           US$                US$                     US$                           (in thousands) Hotel operating costs     87,236    84.6%     98            0.1%      87,138 Selling and marketing     3,527     3.4%      43            0.0%      3,484 expenses General and               7,751     7.5%      382           0.4%      7,369 administrative expenses Pre-opening expenses      6,567     6.4%      -             0.0%      6,567 Total operating costs and 105,081   101.9%    523           0.5%      104,558 expenses Loss from operations      (1,951)   -1.9%     523           0.5%      (1,428)                           Quarter Ended December 31, 2011                           GAAP      % of Net  Share-based   % of Net  Non-GAAP                           Result    Revenues  Compensation  Revenues  Result                           RMB                 RMB                     RMB                           (in thousands) Hotel operating costs     493,819   75.9%     536           0.1%      493,283 Selling and marketing     29,307    4.5%      178           0.0%      29,129 expenses General and               43,792    6.7%      2,144         0.3%      41,648 administrative expenses Pre-opening expenses      49,460    7.6%      -             0.0%      49,460 Total operating costs and 616,378   94.7%     2,858         0.4%      613,520 expenses Income from operations    34,359    5.3%      2,858         0.4%      37,217                           Quarter Ended March 31, 2011                           GAAP      % of Net  Share-based   % of Net  Non-GAAP                           Result    Revenues  Compensation  Revenues  Result                           RMB                 RMB                     RMB                           (in thousands) Hotel operating costs     361,267   85.1%     473           0.1%      360,794 Selling and marketing     17,897    4.2%      196           0.0%      17,701 expenses General and               34,551    8.1%      2,724         0.6%      31,827 administrative expenses Pre-opening expenses      34,275    8.1%      -             0.0%      34,275 Total operating costs and 447,990   105.5%    3,393         0.7%      444,597 expenses Loss from operations      (23,555)  -5.5%     3,393         0.7%      (20,162)    China Lodging Group, Limited Unaudited reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results                         Quarter Ended                         March31,2011  December31,2011  March 31, 2012                         RMB             RMB                RMB        US$                         (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data) Net income/(loss) attributable to China   (13,955)        30,300             (9,429)    (1,497) Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP) Share-based             3,393           2,858              3,288      523 compensation expenses Adjusted net income/(loss) attributable to China   (10,562)        33,158             (6,141)    (974) Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP) Net earnings/(loss) per share (GAAP) — Basic                 (0.06)          0.12               (0.04)     (0.01) — Diluted               (0.06)          0.12               (0.04)     (0.01) Net earnings/(loss) per ADS (GAAP) — Basic                 (0.23)          0.50               (0.16)     (0.02) — Diluted               (0.23)          0.49               (0.16)     (0.02) Adjusted net earnings/(loss) per share (non-GAAP) — Basic                 (0.04)          0.14               (0.03)     (0.01) — Diluted               (0.04)          0.13               (0.03)     (0.01) Adjusted net earnings/(loss) per ADS (non-GAAP) — Basic                 (0.18)          0.55               (0.10)     (0.02) — Diluted               (0.18)          0.54               (0.10)     (0.02) Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding — Basic                 241,156         242,461            242,629    242,629 — Diluted               241,156         245,896            242,629    242,629                         Quarter Ended                         March 31, 2011  December 31, 2011  March 31, 2012                         RMB             RMB                RMB        US$                         (in thousands) Net income/(loss) attributable to China   (13,955)        30,300             (9,429)    (1,497) Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP) Interest expenses       224             213                213        34 Income tax expense      (2,409)         11,192             (967)      (154) Depreciation and        52,061          70,328             76,512     12,150 amortization EBITDA (non-GAAP)       35,921          112,033            66,329     10,533 Pre-opening expenses    34,275          49,460             41,355     6,567 Share-based             3,393           2,858              3,288      523 Compensation Adjusted EBITDA from operating hotels        73,589          164,351            110,972    17,623 (non-GAAP)                         Quarter Ended                         March 31, 2011  December 31, 2011  March 31, 2012                         RMB             RMB                RMB        US$                         (in thousands) Net revenues (GAAP)     424,435         650,737            649,458    103,130 Less: Hotel operating  (361,267)       (493,819)          (549,368)  (87,236) costs Hotel income (non-GAAP) 63,168          156,918            100,090    15,894    China Lodging Group, Limited Operational Data                                  As of                                  March 31,        December 31,       March 31,                                  2011             2011               2012 Total hotels in operation:       473              639                675  Leased hotels                  259              344                353  Managed hotels                 214              295                322 Total hotel rooms in operation   54,160           71,621             75,622  Leased hotels                  31,540           40,514             42,057  Managed hotels                 22,620           31,107             33,565 Number of cities                 71               100                111                                  For the quarter ended                                  March 31,        December 31,       March 31,                                  2011             2011               2012 Occupancy rate (as a percentage)  Leased hotels                  80%              92%                90%  Managed hotels                 84%              95%                92%  Total hotels in operation      82%              93%                91% Average daily room rate (in RMB)  Leased hotels                  179              184                176  Managed hotels                 170              173                166  Total hotels in operation      175              179                172 RevPAR (in RMB)  Leased hotels                  144              170                158  Managed hotels                 142              164                153  Total hotels in operation      143              167                156 Like-for-like performance for hotels opened for at least 18 months during the current quarter                                  As of and for the quarter ended                                  March 31,                                  2011             2012 Total hotels in operation:       362              362  Leased hotels                  199              199  Managed hotels                 163              163 Total hotel rooms in operation   42,013           42,013  Leased hotels                  24,787           24,787  Managed hotels                 17,226           17,226 Occupancy rate (as a percentage) 88%              96% Average daily rate (in RMB)      178              180 RevPAR (in RMB)                  157              172  SOURCE China Lodging Group, Limited  
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