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Hilton Reports First Quarter Results

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its first quarter 2020 results. The following results reflect the material impact that the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic had on Hilton's business, the effects of which were not significant until March 2020. Highlights include:

  • Diluted EPS was $0.06 for the first quarter, and diluted EPS, adjusted for special items, was $0.74
  • Net income was $18 million for the first quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $363 million for the first quarter
  • System-wide comparable RevPAR decreased 22.6 percent on a currency neutral basis for the first quarter from the same period in 2019
  • Approved 29,500 new rooms for development during the first quarter, growing Hilton's development pipeline to 405,000 rooms as of March 31, 2020, representing 9 percent growth from March 31, 2019
  • Opened 8,800 rooms in the first quarter, contributing to 6,100 net additional rooms
  • In April 2020, pre-sold Hilton Honors points to American Express for $1.0 billion in cash
  • In April 2020, issued $1.0 billion of senior notes consisting of: (i) $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2025 and (ii) $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2028
  • Giving effect to the Hilton Honors pre-sale and issuance of senior notes, as of March 31, 2020, cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents would have been $3.8 billion

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.