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IHT SECOND FISCAL QUARTER OPERATING RESULTS IMPROVE
Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InnSuites Hospitality Trust (NYSE American: IHT) declared a dividend of $0.01 per share payable on August 20, 2018 to shareholders of record as of August 8, 2018, continuing an uninterrupted 48-year history of annual dividends since 1971. IHT currently pays annual dividends, at the rate of $0.02 per share.
IHT reported fiscal second quarter revenues of approximately $2.45 million for the fiscal second quarter three months May 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018 up 17% from revenues of approximately $2.1 million for the same prior year period. IHT reported fiscal year to date revenue of approximately $5.6 million for the six months period February 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018 up 14% from revenues of approximately $4.9 million for the same prior year period.
Basic (loss) earnings per share for the three months ended July 31, 2018 was ($0.07) compared with $0.73 for the three months ended July 31, 2017. Basic (loss) earnings per share for the six months ended July 31, 2018 was ($0.15) compared with $0.71 for the six months ended July 31, 2017.
On August 15, 2018, IHT, through its wholly owned subsidiary InnSuites Hotels, Inc., entered into an agreement to profitably sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, IBC Hotels, LLC (“IBC”) to a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBASA Capital Investments, Inc., an independent third-party purchaser. The sale was completed, with funds being received by IHT, on August 16, 2018. The sales price was approximately $3 million. The estimated net book value of IBC was approximately $0.4 million.
On July 31, 2018 IHT through its subsidiary Yuma Hospitality Properties, LLLP entered into an agreement to profitably sell its Yuma Hospitality Property to Palm Springs Inn, LLC, an unrelated third party, for $16,250,000. Estimated net book of the Yuma hotel is approximately $4.75 million. Close of escrow is subject to financing.
For the 12-month trailing periods August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, and August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017, total revenue was $11.5 million and $11.95 million, respectively. Total net (loss) income before non-controlling interest was $(3.8) million and $7.2 million, respectively. For the same two 12-month trailing periods, non-cash depreciation and amortization was $2.3 million and $2.7 million, respectively. Net (loss) income before non-controlling interest before non-cash depreciation and amortization was $(1.5) million and $9.9 million for the same 12-month trailing periods, while basic earnings per share was $(0.12) and $1.01 for the same 12-month trailing periods.
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With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements regarding the Trust’s review and exploration of potential strategic, operational and structural alternatives and expected associated costs and benefits are forward-looking. Actual developments and business decisions may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that could cause the Trust’s actual results and future actions to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements include the uncertain outcome, impact, effects and results of the Trust’s review of strategic, operational and structural alternatives, and the risks discussed in the Trust’s SEC filings. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance due to numerous risks and uncertainties such as local, national or international economic and business conditions, including, without limitation, conditions that may, or may continue to, affect public securities markets generally, the hospitality industry or the markets in which we operate or will operate; fluctuations in hotel occupancy rates; changes in room rental rates that may be charged by InnSuites Hotels in response to market rental rate changes or otherwise; seasonality of our business; our ability to sell any of our Hotels at market value, listed sale price or at all; interest rate fluctuations; changes in, or reinterpretations of governmental regulations; competition; availability of credit or other financing; our ability to meet, refinance or extend present and future debt service obligations; insufficient resources to pursue our current strategy; concentration of our investments in the InnSuites Hotels® brand; loss of membership contracts; the financial condition of franchises, brand membership companies and travel related companies; our ability to develop and maintain positive relations with “Best Western Plus” or “Best Western” and potential future franchises or brands; our ability to carry out our strategy, including our strategy regarding IBC Hotels; the Trust’s ability to remain listed on the NYSE American; effectiveness of the Trust’s software program; the need to periodically repair and renovate our Hotels at a cost at or in excess of our standard 4% reserve; our ability to cost effectively integrate any acquisitions with the Trust in a timely manner; increases in the cost of labor, energy, healthcare, insurance and other operating expenses as a result of changed or increased regulation or otherwise; terrorist attacks or other acts of war; outbreaks of communicable diseases attributed to our hotels or impacting the hotel industry in general; natural disasters, including adverse climate changes in the areas where we have or serve hotels; airline strikes; transportation and fuel price increases; adequacy of insurance coverage; data breaches or cybersecurity attacks; and other factors. Such uncertainties are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe our current expectations to be based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained. The Trust expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof, all of which are expressly qualified by the foregoing, other than as required by applicable law.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Marc Berg, Executive Vice President 602-944-1500 email: firstname.lastname@example.org