wyndham worldwide corp (WYN) Key Developments
Wyndham Hotel Group Enters Strategic Technology Partnership with Sabre Corporation
Dec 9 14
Wyndham Hotel Group and Sabre Corporation announced a global strategic technology partnership which will provide cloud-based, cutting-edge Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) reservations, revenue management and enhanced security solutions to Wyndham Hotel Group properties, making the Hotel Group the first large global company to leverage Sabre's SynXis Enterprise Platform. As part of this agreement, Wyndham Hotel Group expects to migrate over 4,500 of its North American properties to Sabre's SynXis Property Manager beginning mid-2015. The open architecture of the SynXis Enterprise Platform will allow Wyndham Hotel Group to integrate critical hotel functions into one intelligent, reliable system. This turnkey system will offer hotel owners an integrated and automated revenue management system that will optimize rates, occupancy and revenue per available room (RevPAR) to grow market share for Wyndham Hotel Group licensees while enhancing hotel-level security with cutting-edge credit card capabilities designed to support tokenization and chip and pin technology.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Presents at Boston Lodging Investor Conference 2014, Dec-03-2014
Dec 1 14
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Presents at Boston Lodging Investor Conference 2014, Dec-03-2014 . Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on December 16, 2014
Nov 13 14
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation announced its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.35 per share on its common stock, payable December 16, 2014 to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2014.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Announces Impairment Charges for the Third Quarter of 2014; Revised Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015
Oct 24 14
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation announced consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company's net revenues were $1,514 million compared with $1,427 million a year ago. The increase reflects growth in all of the company's business segments. Operating income was $351 million compared with $323 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $325 million compared with $296 million a year ago. Net income was $206 million compared with $187 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company shareholders was $206 million or $1.64 per diluted share compared with $187 million or $1.40 per diluted share a year ago. Non-GAAP operating income was $358 million compared with $322 million a year ago. Non-GAAP income before income taxes was $332 million compared with $295 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income attributable to the company shareholders was $210 million or $1.67 per diluted share compared with $187 million or $1.41 per diluted share a year ago. The performance reflects solid operating results across all of the company's businesses. EPS growth also benefited from the company’s share repurchases activity. EBITDA was $411 million compared with $379 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $418 million compared with $378 million a year ago.
For the nine months, the company's net revenues were $4,050 million compared with $3,814 million a year ago. Operating income was $787 million compared with $744 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $714 million compared with $548 million a year ago. Net income was $449 million compared with $347 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company shareholders was $448 million or $3.51 per diluted share compared with $346 million or $2.55 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $899 million compared with $858 million a year ago. Property and equipment additions were $149 million compared with $153 million a year ago. EBITDA was $967 million compared with $910 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $987 million compared with $913 million a year ago.
The company announced asset impairment of $8 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.
For the full year 2014, the company forecasts revenues of approximately $5.250 billion - $5.350 billion, adjusted EBITDA of approximately $1.230 billion - $1.245 billion, adjusted EPS of approximately $4.45 - $4.48 up from $4.34 - $4.44.
For the full-year 2015, the company forecasts revenues of approximately $5.400 billion - $5.500 billion, EBITDA of approximately $1.300 billion - $1.330 billion, EPS of approximately $4.70 - $4.85. EPS guidance assumes a higher year-over-year tax rate and higher depreciation and amortization.
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Seeks Acquisitions
Oct 24 14
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is seeking acquisitions. Steve Holmes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Worldwide, said, "There's no reason to sit with cash on our balance sheet. We want to put that cash to use. We want to be investing in the business. We want to be doing acquisitions."