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Hilton Reports Second Quarter Results, Raises Full Year Outlook

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its second quarter 2017 results. All results herein present the performance of Hilton giving effect to the spin-offs of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. ("Park") and Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. ("HGV") on January 3, 2017 (the "spin-offs"), with the historical financial results of Park and HGV reflected as discontinued operations. Additionally, all historical share and share-related information presented herein have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the 1-for-3 reverse stock split of Hilton's outstanding common stock that occurred on January 3, 2017 (the "Reverse Stock Split"). Highlights include:

  • Diluted EPS from continuing operations for the second quarter was $0.51 and diluted EPS, adjusted for special items, was $0.52, an increase of 30 percent from the second quarter of 2016 on a pro forma basis 
  • Net income for the second quarter was $167 million 
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $519 million, an increase of 10 percent from pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2016 
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin was 57.0 percent, an increase of 340 basis points from pro forma Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter of 2016 
  • System-wide comparable RevPAR increased 1.8 percent on a currency neutral basis for the second quarter compared to the prior year 
  • Added 13,400 net rooms in the second quarter, representing approximately 30 percent growth from the same period in 2016 
  • Approved 27,400 new rooms for development during the second quarter, growing Hilton's development pipeline to a record 332,000 rooms, representing 15 percent growth from June 30, 2016 
  • Repurchased 4.5 million shares of Hilton common stock for an aggregate cost of $282 million during the second quarter, and 6.8 million shares at an aggregate cost of $425 million since share repurchases began in March 2017 
  • Raised Adjusted EBITDA guidance for full year 2017 to between $1,880 million and $1,920 million, an increase of $20 million at the midpoint 
  • Raised cash available for capital return guidance for full year 2017 to between $1.0 billion and $1.1 billion, an increase of $100 million at the midpoint 

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About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 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 more than 180 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 for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube