>FelCor Reports First Quarter Results

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>IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 7, 2009– FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today reported operating results for the first quarter and year ended March 31, 2009.
“Our first quarter results reflect extensive cost-cutting measures that were implemented to protect our operating margins in the face of continued deterioration of lodging demand. We continue to work with our operators to create the most efficient cost structure and expect this to result in continued future operational efficiencies. These measures have been extremely successful and have led to better than expected operating margins during the first quarter,” said Richard A. Smith, FelCor’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Summary:
Closed a secured loan that refinanced an existing $116 million secured loan that would have matured on April 1, 2009.
Adjusted FFO per share was $0.22 and Adjusted EBITDA was $47.4 million for the first quarter, which was at the high end of our expectations.
Market share increased approximately two percent for the first quarter at our 70 hotels where renovations were completed in 2007 and 2008, which is consistent with our expectations. Market share increased approximately one percent in the first quarter and approximately five percent in April for our 85 consolidated hotels.
RevPAR decreased 19.6 percent for the first quarter at our 85 consolidated hotels.
Hotel expenses declined 15.3 percent. Due to strict expense controls at our hotels, we were able to limit revenue reduction flow through to Hotel EBITDA to only 44 percent, compared to the prior year. Hotel EBITDA margins decreased only 395 basis points, which was better than expected.
Net loss applicable to common stockholders for the first quarter was $30.7 million.

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