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Sotherly Hotels Inc. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2022

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHO), (“Sotherly” or the “Company”), a self-managed and self-administered lodging real estate investment trust (a “REIT”), today reported its consolidated results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. The Company’s results include the following*:

 Three Months Ended 
 March 31, 2022  March 31, 2021  March 31, 2019 
 ($ in thousands except per share data) 
Total revenue$38,353  $22,636  $47,390 
Net loss attributable to common stockholders (2,508)  (9,065)  (1,654)
            
EBITDA 9,453   3,290   11,163 
Hotel EBITDA 9,975   4,201   13,172 
            
FFO attributable to common stockholders and unitholders 1,773   (4,800)  3,988 
Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders and unitholders 1,246   (4,688)  4,944 
            
Net loss per common share$(0.15) $(0.62) $(0.12)
FFO per common share and unit$0.10  $(0.30) $0.26 
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit$0.07  $(0.30) $0.32 

(*) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), hotel EBITDA, funds from operations (“FFO”) available to common stockholders and unitholders, adjusted FFO available to common stockholders and unitholders, FFO per common share and unit and adjusted FFO per common share and unit are non-GAAP financial measures. See further discussion of these non-GAAP measures, including definitions related thereto, and reconciliations to net income (loss) later in this press release. The Company is the sole general partner of Sotherly Hotels LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), and all references in this release to the “Company”, “Sotherly”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Sotherly Hotels Inc., its Operating Partnership and its subsidiaries and predecessors, unless the context otherwise requires or it is otherwise indicated.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • RevPAR. While room revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) for the Company’s composite portfolio, which includes the rooms participating in our rental programs at the Hyde Resort & Residences and the Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences, increased to $100.89 for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $66.14 in the comparable period in 2021, it was 17.2% below RevPAR of $121.86 for the comparable period in 2019.  Changes in RevPAR were driven by an increase in the average daily rate (“ADR”) to $187.23 for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from $158.40 for the comparable period in 2021.  ADR for the three months ended March 31, 2022, was 7.5% higher than ADR for the comparable period in 2019.  RevPAR for the three months ended March 31, 2022, was also driven by an increase in occupancy to 53.9% from 41.8% in the comparable 2021 period.  However, occupancy for the three months ended March 31, 2022, was still 16.0% below the 69.9% occupancy achieved during the comparable 2019 period.
  • Revenue. Total revenue increased to approximately $38.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022 from approximately $22.6 million during the comparable period in 2021.  Total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was 19.1% below total revenue of approximately $47.4 million during the comparable 2019 period.
  • Common Dividends. As approved by its Board of Directors, the Company has suspended its regular quarterly cash dividend in order to preserve liquidity. Accordingly, the Company did not pay a dividend on its common stock and common units for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. The Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and assess future quarterly common dividend declarations. Per the terms of the Company’s preferred stock, the Company cannot make any common dividend payments unless full cumulative distributions have been declared and paid for past distribution periods for each series of preferred stock.
  • Hotel EBITDA. The Company increased production of Hotel EBITDA to approximately $10.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from approximately $4.2 million during the comparable period in 2021.  Hotel EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2022, was approximately $3.2 million below the Hotel EBITDA generated in the comparable 2019 period.
  • Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders and unitholders. For the three-month period ending March 31, 2022, adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders and unitholders improved 126.6%, or approximately $5.9 million, over the three months ended March 31, 2021, from a deficit of approximately $4.7 million to a surplus of approximately $1.2 million.

Dave Folsom, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sotherly Hotels Inc., commented, “Although the first six weeks of the quarter were challenging, due to COVID-themed impacts, we have since seen a significant rebound in hotel demand across all of our markets, and as a result, quarterly operating performance for the first quarter of 2022 far exceeded our expectations. Leisure demand remained strong in the quarter and we also saw long dormant group and business travel bookings begin to improve.  The pace of group bookings remains strong and we see future bookings stretching well into 2023. As demand continues to improve, room rates have proven to be an outsized component of RevPAR.  In the quarter, our portfolio’s ADR increased 18.2% over the first quarter of 2021 and was 7.5% higher than ADR in the first quarter of 2019. We believe positive rate pressure will continue in the coming quarters and will help drive growth in hotel EBITDA margins.  Given these factors, we remain optimistic about the pace of our industry’s recovery and the outlook for Sotherly.”

ESTIMATED CHANGE IN CASH

The Company estimates the cash generated from its portfolio for the second quarter to range between approximately $1.50 million to $1.80 million based on the following assumptions:

  • Hotel-level positive cash flow for the quarter of approximately $13.35 million to $13.60 million;
  • Corporate-level G&A cash use of $1.50 million;
  • Capital expenditures of approximately $2.00 million to $2.05 million;
  • Scheduled aggregate debt service of approximately $6.30 million for the quarter; and
  • Other incremental reductions of principal and deferred interest of approximately $2.00 million.

Balance Sheet/Liquidity

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had approximately $30.3 million of available cash and cash equivalents, of which approximately $10.1 million was reserved for real estate taxes, insurance, capital improvements and certain other expenses or otherwise restricted. The Company had principal balances, net of approximately $365.7 million in outstanding debt, including mortgage and secured and unsecured principal balances, at a weighted average interest rate of approximately 4.71%.

2022 Outlook

For the second quarter of 2022, the Company expects Composite RevPAR to be down approximately 1.0% compared to the second quarter of 2019, much improved from the second quarter of 2021. Due to the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel, the Company is unable to provide additional guidance for 2022.

Portfolio Update

On February 10, 2022, the Company closed the sale of the Sheraton Louisville Riverside hotel. There were no net proceeds from the sale.

On November 30, 2021, Raleigh Hotel Associates, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an affiliate of the Company, entered into a real estate sale agreement to sell the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University hotel located in Raleigh, North Carolina to CS Acquisition Vehicle, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, for a purchase price of $42.0 million.  The Company intends to use any net cash proceeds from the sale of the hotel to repay the existing mortgage on the property, repay a portion of the secured notes with Kemmons Wilson, make any required distribution on the Company’s preferred stock related to maintaining the Company’s REIT status, and for general corporate purposes.   The closing of the sale of the hotel is subject to various customary closing conditions, including the accuracy of representations and warranties through closing, and conditions related to the termination of hotel agreements and leases. On February 28, 2022, we entered into an amendment to the real estate sale agreement whereby: (i) the due diligence period expired effective upon the execution of the amendment; and (ii) the buyer’s earnest money deposit in the amount of $800,000 in cash was required to be deposited with the escrow agent no later than March 2, 2022. The buyer exercised an option to extend closing for an additional 30 days in exchange for an additional cash deposit of $800,000, with the closing date now set for June 1, 2022.

Earnings Call/Webcast

The Company will conduct its first quarter 2022 conference call for investors and other interested parties at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The conference call will be accessible by telephone and through the Internet. Interested individuals are invited to listen to the call by telephone at 844-200-6205 (United States) or +1 929-526-1599 (International) and enter access code 927367. To participate on the webcast, log on to www.sotherlyhotels.com at least 15 minutes before the call to download the necessary software. For those unable to listen to the call live, a taped rebroadcast will be available beginning one hour after completion of the live call on May 12, 2022 through May 26, 2022. To access the rebroadcast, dial 866-813-9403 or +44 204-525-0658 and enter access code 855180.

About Sotherly Hotels Inc.

Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale to upper-upscale full-service hotels in the Southern United States. Sotherly may also opportunistically acquire hotels throughout the United States. Currently, the Company’s portfolio consists of investments in eleven hotel properties, comprising 2,976 rooms, as well as interests in two condominium hotels and their associated rental programs. The Company owns hotels that operate under the Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corporation brands, as well as independent hotels. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was organized in 2004 and is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.sotherlyhotels.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our current strategies, expectations, and future plans are generally identified by our use of words, such as “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “continue,” “potential,” “opportunity,” and similar expressions, whether in the negative or affirmative, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. All statements regarding our expected financial position, business and financing plans are forward-looking statements.

Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s future results, performance and achievements, include, but are not limited to: national and local economic and business conditions that affect occupancy rates and revenues at our hotels and the demand for hotel products and services; risks associated with the hotel industry, including competition and new supply of hotel rooms, increases in wages, energy costs and other operating costs; risks associated with the level of our indebtedness and our ability to meet covenants in our debt agreements, including our recently negotiated forbearance agreements and loan modifications and, as necessary, to refinance or seek an extension of the maturity of such indebtedness or further modification of such debt agreements; risks associated with adverse weather conditions, including hurricanes; impacts on the travel industry from pandemic diseases, including COVID-19; the availability and terms of financing and capital and the general volatility of the securities markets; management and performance of our hotels; risks associated with maintaining our system of internal controls; risks associated with the conflicts of interest of the Company’s officers and directors; risks associated with redevelopment and repositioning projects, including delays and cost overruns; supply and demand for hotel rooms in our current and proposed market areas; risks associated with our ability to maintain our franchise agreements with our third party franchisors; our ability to acquire additional properties and the risk that potential acquisitions may not perform in accordance with expectations; our ability to successfully expand into new markets; legislative/regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing taxation of real estate investment trusts (“REITs”); the Company’s ability to maintain its qualification as a REIT; and our ability to maintain adequate insurance coverage. Although the Company believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore there can be no assurance that such statements included in this report will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the results or conditions described in such statements or the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

Additional factors that could cause actual results to vary from our forward-looking statements are set forth under the section titled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, in this report and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   The Company undertakes no obligation to and does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Although the Company believes its current expectations to be based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained or that actual results will not differ materially.

Financial Tables Follow

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

  March 31, 2022   December 31, 2021  
  (unaudited)     
ASSETS        
Investment in hotel properties, net $372,629,466  $375,885,224 
Investment in hotel properties held for sale, net  11,806,536   22,870,487 
Cash and cash equivalents  20,184,327   13,166,883 
Restricted cash  10,137,452   12,411,654 
Accounts receivable, net  3,959,215   4,822,187 
Prepaid expenses, inventory and other assets  7,129,479   6,894,228 
TOTAL ASSETS $425,846,475  $436,050,663 
LIABILITIES        
Mortgage loans, net $338,831,497  $351,170,883 
Secured notes, net  19,237,289   19,128,330 
Unsecured notes, net  7,609,934   7,609,934 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  38,087,621   35,960,293 
Advance deposits  1,842,634   1,552,942 
Dividends and distributions payable  4,114,176   4,125,351 
TOTAL LIABILITIES $409,723,151  $419,547,733 
Commitments and contingencies      
EQUITY        
Sotherly Hotels Inc. stockholders’ equity        
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 11,000,000 shares authorized:        
8.0% Series B cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock, 1,497,100 and 1,510,000 shares issued and outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference $43,415,900 and $43,035,000, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.  14,971   15,100 
7.875% Series C cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock, 1,375,010 and 1,384,610 shares issued and outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference $39,789,357 and $39,385,669, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.  13,750   13,846 
8.25% Series D cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock, 1,165,000 and 1,165,000 shares issued and outstanding; aggregate liquidation preference $33,930,625 and $33,329,922, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.  11,650   11,650 
Common stock, par value $0.01, 69,000,000 shares authorized, 17,849,101 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and 17,441,058 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2021.  178,491   174,410 
Additional paid-in capital  178,028,889   177,651,954 
Unearned ESOP shares  (3,032,851)  (3,083,398)
Distributions in excess of retained earnings  (154,171,027)  (153,521,704)
Total Sotherly Hotels Inc. stockholders’ equity  21,043,873   21,261,858 
Noncontrolling interest  (4,920,549)  (4,758,928)
TOTAL EQUITY  16,123,324   16,502,930 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $425,846,475  $436,050,663 

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2022  March 31, 2021 
         
REVENUE        
Rooms department $24,853,385  $15,493,604 
Food and beverage department  5,617,736   1,543,240 
Other operating departments  7,881,482   5,598,688 
Total revenue  38,352,603   22,635,532 
EXPENSES        
Hotel operating expenses        
Rooms department  5,949,757   3,996,617 
Food and beverage department  3,880,617   910,264 
Other operating departments  2,484,107   1,938,877 
Indirect  16,063,361   11,589,077 
Total hotel operating expenses  28,377,842   18,434,835 
Depreciation and amortization  4,565,072   4,982,015 
Gain on disposal of assets  (29,542)   
Corporate general and administrative  1,514,027   1,300,958 
Total hotel operating expenses  34,427,399   24,717,808 
NET OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)  3,925,204   (2,082,276)
Other income (expense)        
Interest expense  (5,713,205)  (5,919,523)
Interest income  24,448   38,599 
Unrealized gain on hedging activities  962,263   390,185 
Net loss before income taxes  (801,290)  (7,573,015)
Income tax provision  (9,654)  (2,609)
Net loss  (810,944)  (7,575,624)
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest  161,621   699,539 
Net loss attributable to the Company  (649,323)  (6,876,085)
Declared and undeclared distributions to preferred stockholders  (1,936,617)  (2,188,910)
Gain on extinguishment of preferred stock  78,175    
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $(2,507,765) $(9,064,995)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders        
Basic $(0.15) $(0.62)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding        
Basic  17,169,532   14,615,720 
         

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
KEY OPERATING METRICS
(unaudited)

The following tables illustrate the key operating metrics for the three months ended March 31, 2022, 2021 and 2019, respectively, for the Company’s wholly-owned properties (“actual” portfolio metrics), accordingly, the actual data does not include the participating condominium hotel rooms of the Hyde Resort & Residences and the Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences. The eleven wholly-owned properties in the portfolio that were under the Company’s control during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the corresponding periods in 2021 and 2019 are considered same-store properties (“same-store” portfolio metrics). Accordingly, the same-store data does not reflect the performance of the Sheraton Louisville Riverside which was sold in February 2022. The composite portfolio metrics represent the Company’s wholly-owned properties and the participating condominium hotel rooms at the Hyde Resort & Residences and the Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences, during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the corresponding periods in 2021 and 2019.   The same-store (composite) portfolio metrics includes all properties with the exceptions of the Sheraton Louisville Riverside and the Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences, during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the corresponding periods in 2021 and 2019.

  Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2022  March 31, 2021  March 31, 2019 
Actual Portfolio Metrics            
Occupancy %  53.7%  41.1%  70.1%
ADR $168.12  $132.78  $165.57 
RevPAR $90.36  $54.55  $116.01 
Same-Store Portfolio Metrics            
Occupancy %  53.9%  40.7%  71.0%
ADR $170.01  $135.82  $167.98 
RevPAR $91.60  $55.23  $119.33 
Composite Portfolio Metrics            
Occupancy %  53.9%  41.8%  69.9%
ADR $187.23  $158.40  $174.24 
RevPAR $100.89  $66.14  $121.86 
Same-Store (Composite) Portfolio Metrics            
Occupancy %  54.1%  41.3%  70.8%
ADR $180.61  $152.95  $176.90 
RevPAR $97.72  $63.23  $125.32 

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL DATA
(unaudited)

The following tables illustrate the key operating metrics for the three months ended March 31, 2022, 2021 and 2019, respectively, for each of the Company’s wholly-owned properties during each respective reporting period, irrespective of ownership percentage during any period.

Occupancy

 Q1 2022  Q1 2021  Q1 2019 
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
 62.0%  41.4%  63.8%
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
 64.5%  56.5%  83.0%
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
 47.8%  46.9%  61.3%
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 56.0%  42.2%  64.9%
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
 47.3%  28.8%  71.9%
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
 63.4%  40.9%  78.3%
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
 48.9%  36.7%  75.3%
Hotel Alba Tampa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tampa, Florida
 81.1%  69.0%  79.7%
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
 43.1%  33.6%  62.4%
Hyatt Centric Arlington
Arlington, Virginia
 43.8%  37.1%  73.0%
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
 36.3%  15.9%  64.6%
Hyde Resort & Residences (1)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
 62.2%  58.5%  67.7%
Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences (1)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
 51.3%  43.4% - 
All properties weighted average 54.1%  41.3%  70.8%
            
(1) Reflects only those condominium units participating in our rental program for the period.           

ADR

 Q1 2022  Q1 2021  Q1 2019 
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
$200.95  $148.92  $180.28 
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
$148.26  $122.22  $146.30 
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
$105.50  $95.68  $109.61 
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$114.79  $96.15  $125.43 
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
$141.13  $93.29  $136.22 
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
$253.85  $204.31  $231.09 
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
$191.54  $174.55  $249.49 
Hotel Alba Tampa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tampa, Florida
$187.56  $165.07  $143.83 
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
$165.53  $130.64  $137.75 
Hyatt Centric Arlington
Arlington, Virginia
$158.05  $104.09  $176.47 
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
$145.64  $113.31  $146.15 
Hyde Resort & Residences (1)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$505.41  $456.89  $334.37 
Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences (1)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$455.52  $426.82  $- 
All properties weighted average$176.90  $152.95  $174.24 
            
(1) Reflects only those condominium units participating in our rental program for the period.           

RevPAR

 Q1 2022  Q1 2021  Q1 2019 
The DeSoto
Savannah, Georgia
$124.54  $61.72  $114.94 
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
$95.60  $69.09  $121.38 
DoubleTree by Hilton Laurel
Laurel, Maryland
$50.46  $44.83  $67.21 
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$64.31  $40.53  $81.45 
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone – University
Raleigh, North Carolina
$66.71  $26.89  $97.91 
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida
$160.95  $83.59  $180.89 
Georgian Terrace
Atlanta, Georgia
$93.64  $64.12  $187.75 
Hotel Alba Tampa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tampa, Florida
$152.11  $113.94  $114.67 
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Wilmington, North Carolina
$71.35  $43.93  $86.00 
Hyatt Centric Arlington
Arlington, Virginia
$69.27  $38.66  $128.87 
The Whitehall
Houston, Texas
$52.88  $17.97  $94.37 
Hyde Resort & Residences (1)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$314.39  $267.47  $226.23 
Hyde Beach House Resort & Residences (1)
Hollywood Beach, Florida
$233.50  $185.08  $- 
 $97.72  $63.23  $125.32 
            
(1) Reflects only those condominium units participating in our rental program for the period.             

SOTHERLY HOTELS INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET LOSS TO
FFO, Adjusted FFO, EBITDA and Hotel EBITDA
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2022  March 31, 2021 
Net loss $(810,944) $(7,575,624)
Depreciation and amortization - real estate  4,550,376   4,964,515 
Distributions to preferred stockholders  (1,936,617)  (2,188,910)
Gain on disposal of assets  (29,542)   
FFO attributable to common stockholders and unitholders $1,773,273  $(4,800,019)
Amortization  14,696   17,500 
ESOP and stock - based compensation  420,161   485,047 
Unrealized gain on hedging activities  (962,263)  (390,185)
Adjusted FFO attributable to common stockholders and unitholders $1,245,867  $(4,687,657)
         
Weighted average number of shares outstanding,
basic
  17,169,532   14,615,720 
         
Weighted average number of non-controlling units  1,133,720   1,166,440 
         
Weighted average number of shares and units
outstanding, basic
  18,303,252   15,782,160 
         
FFO per common share and unit $0.10  $(0.30)
         
Adjusted FFO per common share and unit $0.07  $(0.30)


  Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended 
  March 31, 2022  March 31, 2021 
Net loss $(810,944) $(7,575,624)
Interest expense  5,713,205   5,919,523 
Interest income  (24,448)  (38,599)
Income tax provision (benefit)  9,654   2,609 
Depreciation and amortization  4,565,072   4,982,015 
EBITDA  9,452,539   3,289,924 
Gain on disposal of assets  (29,542)   
Subtotal  9,422,997   3,289,924 
Corporate general and administrative  1,514,027   1,300,958 
Unrealized gain on hedging activities  (962,263)  (390,185)
Hotel EBITDA $9,974,761  $4,200,697 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company considers the non-GAAP financial measures of FFO (including FFO per share), Adjusted FFO, EBITDA and hotel EBITDA to be key supplemental measures of the Company’s performance and could be considered along with, not alternatives to, net income (loss) as a measure of the Company’s performance. These measures do not represent cash generated from operating activities determined by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) or amounts available for the Company’s discretionary use and should not be considered alternative measures of net income, cash flows from operations or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP.  

FFO

Industry analysts and investors use Funds from Operations (“FFO”), as a supplemental operating performance measure of an equity REIT. FFO is calculated in accordance with the definition adopted by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). FFO, as defined by NAREIT, represents net income or loss determined in accordance with GAAP, excluding extraordinary items as defined under GAAP and gains or losses from sales of previously depreciated operating real estate assets, plus certain non-cash items such as real estate asset depreciation and amortization or impairment, stock compensation costs and after adjustment for any noncontrolling interest from unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets in accordance with GAAP implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, many investors and analysts have considered the presentation of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by itself.

The Company considers FFO to be a useful measure of adjusted net income (loss) for reviewing comparative operating and financial performance because we believe FFO is most directly comparable to net income (loss), which remains the primary measure of performance, because by excluding gains or losses related to sales of previously depreciated operating real estate assets and excluding real estate asset depreciation and amortization, FFO assists in comparing the operating performance of a company’s real estate between periods or as compared to different companies. Although FFO is intended to be a REIT industry standard, other companies may not calculate FFO in the same manner as we do, and investors should not assume that FFO as reported by us is comparable to FFO as reported by other REITs.

Adjusted FFO

The Company presents adjusted FFO, including adjusted FFO per share and unit, which adjusts for certain additional items that are not in NAREIT’s definition of FFO including changes in deferred income taxes, any unrealized gain (loss) on hedging instruments or warrant derivative, loan impairment losses, losses on early extinguishment of debt, gains on extinguishment of preferred stock, aborted offering costs, loan modification fees, franchise termination costs, costs associated with the departure of executive officers, litigation settlement, over-assessed real estate taxes on appeal, management contract termination costs, operating asset depreciation and amortization, change in control gains or losses, ESOP and stock compensation expenses and acquisition transaction costs. We exclude these items as we believe it allows for meaningful comparisons between periods and among other REITs and is more indicative than FFO of the on-going performance of our business and assets. Our calculation of adjusted FFO may be different from similar measures calculated by other REITs.

EBITDA

The Company believes that excluding the effect of non-operating expenses and non-cash charges, and the portion of those items related to unconsolidated entities, all of which are also based on historical cost accounting and may be of limited significance in evaluating current performance, can help eliminate the accounting effects of depreciation and financing decisions and facilitate comparisons of core operating profitability between periods and between REITs, even though EBITDA also does not represent an amount that accrued directly to shareholders.

Hotel EBITDA

The Company defines hotel EBITDA as net income or loss excluding: (1) interest expense, (2) interest income, (3) income tax provision or benefit, (4) depreciation and amortization, (5) impairment of long-lived assets or investments, (6) gains and losses on disposal of assets, (7) gains and losses on involuntary conversions of assets, (8) unrealized gains and losses on derivative instruments not included in other comprehensive income, (9) loss on early debt extinguishment, (10) gain on exercise of development right, (11) corporate general and administrative expense, and (12) other operating revenue not related to our wholly-owned portfolio. We believe this provides a more complete understanding of the operating results over which our wholly-owned hotels and its operators have direct control. We believe hotel EBITDA provides investors with supplemental information on the on-going operational performance of our hotels and the effectiveness of third-party management companies operating our business on a property-level basis. The Company’s calculation of hotel EBITDA may be different from similar measures calculated by other REITs.


Contact at the Company:
Mack Sims
Vice President – Operations & Investor Relations
Sotherly Hotels Inc.
306 South Henry Street, Suite 100
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
757.229.5648

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