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Hilton Reports Second Quarter Results, Achieves High End of RevPAR Guidance


Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (“Hilton” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HLT) reported its second quarter 2018 results. All results herein, including prior year periods, reflect the adoption of new accounting standards, including Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (“ASU 2014-09”). Highlights include:

  • Diluted EPS was $0.71 for the second quarter, a 54 percent increase from the same period in 2017, and diluted EPS, adjusted for special items, was $0.70, a 37 percent increase from the same period in 2017
  • Net income for the second quarter was $217 million, an increase of 44 percent from the same period in 2017
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $555 million, an increase of 10 percent from the same period in 2017, exceeding the high end of guidance
  • System-wide comparable RevPAR increased 4.0 percent on a currency neutral basis for the second quarter from the same period in 2017, driven by U.S. RevPAR growth of 3.5 percent and international RevPAR growth of 5.9 percent
  • Approved 28,800 new rooms for development during the second quarter, growing Hilton’s development pipeline to 362,000 rooms as of June 30, 2018, representing 9 percent growth from June 30, 2017
  • Opened 17,100 rooms in the second quarter and achieved net unit growth of 15,800 rooms, which was an 18 percent increase from the same period in 2017
  • Repurchased 18.5 million shares of Hilton common stock for an aggregate cost of $1.3 billion during the second quarter, including shares repurchased from HNA and Blackstone in connection with their full divestitures of their investments in Hilton
  • Returned nearly $1.6 billion to shareholders through July, in the form of share repurchases and dividends

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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