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Hilton Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2019 results. Highlights include:

  • Diluted EPS was $0.61 for the fourth quarter and $3.04 for the full year, and diluted EPS, adjusted for special items, was $1.00 for the fourth quarter and $3.90 for the full year
  • Net income was $176 million for the fourth quarter and $886 million for the full year
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $586 million for the fourth quarter and $2,308 million for the full year
  • System-wide comparable RevPAR decreased 1.0 percent and increased 0.8 percent on a currency neutral basis for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively, from the same periods in 2018
  • Approved 33,700 new rooms for development during the fourth quarter, growing Hilton's development pipeline to 387,000 rooms as of December 31, 2019, representing 6 percent growth from December 31, 2018
  • Opened 18,500 rooms in the fourth quarter, contributing to 58,300 net additional rooms for the full year, which represented approximately 6.6 percent net unit growth from December 31, 2018
  • Repurchased 16.9 million shares of Hilton common stock during 2019, bringing total capital return, including dividends, to more than $1.7 billion for the full year
  • Launched new lifestyle brand, Tempo by Hilton, in January 2020

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several 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 139 million 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 stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.