Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. Lays Out 3-5 Year Business Plan During Discussions With Investors And Financial Analysts
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. provides 2016 preliminary guidance, post separation of its equipment rental business, at 2015 Investor Day
Plans 2016 rollout of distinct positions for each of its rental car brands
Nov 17, 2015
ESTERO, Fla., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("HGH" or the "company") today laid out plans for the company, excluding its equipment rental business ("Hertz Global"), at its Investor Day discussion to achieve Hertz Global's full potential as the world's leading car rental company. The company expects Hertz Global's Adjusted Corporate EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) margins to be between 16 to 18 percent within a three- to five-year timeframe. During a discussion with more than 200 investors and financial analysts in New York, the company's senior management team detailed plans for investments and initiatives for its core car rental business that will support three pillars: winning with technology, leading in cost and quality, and earning customer preference while delivering revenue growth.
President and Chief Executive Officer John Tague said the 16 to 18 percent Adjusted Corporate EBITDA margin target for Hertz Global is indicative of its opportunity for financial margin expansion during the course of its full potential plan. In 2015, management expects Hertz Global to reach an Adjusted Corporate EBITDA margin of approximately 10 percent, an improvement over its 2014 Adjusted Corporate EBITDA margin of 7 percent.
"2015 has been a transition year for the company," Tague said. "Through our work to date, we are building a track record of enhanced execution. This, together with our 2016 preliminary guidance, is beginning to show in our results and, we believe, will enable us to realize the full potential of our business for our customers, our employees and our investors."
In July 2015, the company completed its financial restatement and is making ongoing remediation to ensure continued compliance. In addition, the company completed the systems integration of Dollar and Thrifty in the third quarter 2015, and completed hiring of a senior management team for its equipment rental business ("HERC") with public company capabilities in preparation for the separation of HERC to a stand-alone business as early as mid-2016. Earlier this month, the company completed its move into a consolidated corporate headquarters in Estero, Florida.
PRELIMINARY GUIDANCE FOR 2016
During the investor discussion, management provided preliminary guidance for 2016, which includes:
FULL POTENTIAL PLAN DETAILS FOR HERTZ GLOBAL
HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC. INVESTOR DAY PRESENTATION AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
Investor day slides are available here: http://ir.hertz.com/events-presentations
ABOUT HERTZ GLOBAL Holdings, Inc.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in more than 10,000 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is one of the largest worldwide airport general use car rental companies with more than 1,600 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,400 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business in international markets and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The Company also owns Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation ("HERC"), one of the largest equipment rental businesses with more than 350 locations worldwide offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale. HERC primarily serves the construction, industrial, oil, gas, entertainment and government sectors. For more information about Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., visit: www.hertz.com.
Adjusted Corporate EBITDA and Adjusted Corporate EBITDA Margin are non-GAAP measures within the meaning of Regulation G. In conformity with Regulation G, information for Hertz Global Holdings on a segment basis required to accompany the disclosures of non-GAAP financial measure, including a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures discussed in this press release to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, appears within the supplemental schedules that have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are available on the Company's website at http://ir.hertz.com/events-presentations.
Because of the forward-looking nature of the Hertz Global Adjusted Corporate EBITDA and Adjusted Corporate EBITDA Margin forecast, specific quantifications of the amounts that would be required to reconcile a pre-tax income forecast are not available. The Company believes that there is a degree of volatility with respect to certain of the GAAP measures, primarily related to fair value accounting for financial assets (which includes derivative financial instruments), income tax reporting and certain adjustments made to arrive at the relevant non-GAAP measures, which preclude from providing accurate forecast of GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations. Based on the above, the Company believes that providing estimates of the amounts that would be required to reconcile the range of the non-GAAP Adjusted Corporate EBITDA and Adjusted Corporate EBITDA Margin for Hertz Global would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors for the reasons identified above.
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