Hertz Sets Financial Records for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011
Feb 22, 2012
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) (with its subsidiaries, the "Company" or "we") reported fourth quarter 2011 worldwide revenues of $2.0 billion, an increase of 9.7% year-over-year (a 9.8% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency). Worldwide car rental revenues for the quarter increased 9.5% year-over-year (a 9.6% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency) to $1,695.2 million. Revenues from worldwide equipment rental for the fourth quarter were $317.9 million, up 11.1% year-over-year (a 11.4% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency).
Fourth quarter 2011 adjusted pre-tax income was $165.1 million, versus $69.8 million in the same period in 2010, and income before income taxes (“pre-tax income”), on a GAAP basis, was $92.8 million, versus a loss of $6.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Corporate EBITDA(1) for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $335.2 million, an increase of 25.3% from the same period in 2010.
Fourth quarter 2011 adjusted net income(1) was $104.0 million, versus $41.6 million in the same period of 2010, resulting in adjusted diluted earnings per share for the quarter of $0.24, compared with $0.10 for the fourth quarter of 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 net income attributable to Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries’ common stockholders, or “net income,” on a GAAP basis, was $47.1 million or $0.11 per share on a diluted basis, compared with a loss of $28.1 million, or $0.07 per share on a diluted basis, for the fourth quarter of 2010.
Mark P. Frissora, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our record results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 are attributable to an equal emphasis on efficiency and revenue growth, which were achieved despite deteriorating macro conditions in Europe. Hertz generated over $450 million of efficiency savings last year, bringing the cumulative five-year total to over $2.1 billion, representing 25% of our total cost base. The results of our growth initiatives were record worldwide car rental revenues for full year 2011, on record transaction day growth, and the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in the equipment rental business. These achievements capped a year where Hertz almost doubled 2010 adjusted pre-tax income and beat the previous, pre-recession record in 2007, on $387.2 million lower revenues. We also refinanced almost $7 billion of debt on favorable terms last year, further strengthening our balance sheet. A continued emphasis on technology-driven efficiencies and customer service initiatives, the advancement of an asset-light business model, and a rich mixture of car and equipment rental growth initiatives, are the recipe for sustained financial improvement in 2012 and beyond.”
INCOME MEASUREMENTS, FOURTH QUARTER 2011 & 2010
The Company ended the fourth quarter of 2011 with total debt of $11.3 billion and net corporate debt(1) of $3.68 billion, compared with total debt of $12.5 billion and net corporate debt of $4.44 billion as of September 30, 2011. Total debt decreased in the fourth quarter of 2011 primarily due to a decrease in fleet debt and our Senior ABL Facility related to seasonality. Net cash provided by operating activities was $584.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $479.1 million in the same period last year, an increase of $105.7 million. The increase was primarily due to an increase in net income before depreciation, amortization and other non-cash expenses.
WORLDWIDE CAR RENTAL
Worldwide car rental revenues were $1,695.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 9.5% (a 9.6% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency) from the prior year period. The Company achieved record transaction days for the quarter which increased 7.2% over the fourth quarter of 2010 [8.6% U.S.; 4.1% International]. U.S. off-airport total revenues for the fourth quarter increased 10.1% year-over-year, and transaction days increased 15.0% from the prior year period. Worldwide rental rate revenue per transaction day(1) (“RPD”) for the quarter decreased 4.2% [(5.2)% U.S.; (1.9)% International] from the prior year period. RPD continues to be impacted by the shift in our mix between airport and off-airport rentals. When adjusted for mix, fourth quarter U.S. RPD decreased 3.1%, with the leisure business decreasing 2.7%. Growth in off-airport rentals, and specifically growth in replacement rentals, which have longer rental lengths, has a negative impact on RPD. However, it is important to note that off-airport’s highly contributory profit is growing significantly.
Worldwide car rental adjusted pre-tax income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $171.4 million, an increase of $39.3 million from $132.1 million in the prior year period. The result was driven by increased volume, strong residual values, strong cost management performance, and gains in the disposition of properties, partially offset by negative RPD. As a result, worldwide car rental achieved an adjusted pre-tax margin of 10.1% for the quarter, versus 8.5% in the prior year period.
The worldwide average number of Company-operated cars, largely as a result of the Donlen acquisition, for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 599,300, an increase of 40.2% over the prior year period, and a 7.9% year-over-year excluding the Donlen fleet.
WORLDWIDE EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Worldwide equipment rental revenues were $317.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, a 11.1% increase (a 11.4% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency) from the prior year period.
Adjusted pre-tax income for worldwide equipment rental for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $62.1 million, an improvement of $27.1 million from $35.0 million in the prior year period, primarily attributable to the effects of increased volume and pricing and cost management initiatives. Worldwide equipment rental achieved an adjusted pre-tax margin of 19.5%, and a Corporate EBITDA margin of 44.3% for the quarter.
The average acquisition cost of rental equipment operated during the fourth quarter of 2011 increased by 3.8% year-over-year and net revenue earning equipment as of December 31, 2011 was $1,786.7 million, compared to $1,779.1 million as of September 30, 2011.
FULL YEAR RESULTS
Worldwide revenues for the full year 2011 were $8.3 billion, an increase of 9.7% over the prior year (a 7.4% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency). Worldwide car rental revenues for the year increased 9.2% (a 6.8% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency) to $7.1 billion. Revenues from worldwide equipment rental for the year increased 13.0% (a 11.4% increase excluding the effects of foreign currency) to $1,209.5 million.
Adjusted pre-tax income for the year was $680.5 million, almost double the prior year amount of $347.1 million and pre-tax income, on a GAAP basis, was $324.3 million, versus a pre-tax loss of $14.6 million in 2010. Corporate EBITDA for the year was $1,389.5 million, an increase of 26.3% from 2010.
Full year 2011 adjusted net income was $429.6 million, an increase of 102.9% from 2010, resulting in adjusted diluted earnings per share for the year of $0.97, compared to $0.52 in the prior year. Full year 2011 net income, on a GAAP basis, was $176.2 million or $0.40 per share on a diluted basis, compared with a net loss of $48.7 million, or $0.12 per share on a diluted basis, for 2010.
INCOME MEASUREMENTS, FULL YEAR 2011 & 2010
The Company ended 2011 with total debt of $11.3 billion and net corporate debt of $3.68 billion, compared with total debt of $11.3 billion and net corporate debt of $3.36 billion as of December 31, 2010. Net corporate debt increased primarily due a decrease in cash and cash equivalents. Net cash provided by operating activities was $2,233.3 million for the year, compared to $2,208.7 million in 2010.
For the full year 2012, the Company forecasts the following:
The Company forecasts full year 2012 revenues in the range of $8,850.0 million to $8,950.0 million. The range is based on the projection of modest economic growth, a strong U.S. Dollar and incremental franchising of certain rental operations. The adjusted diluted number of shares outstanding is estimated to fluctuate within a range of 418 million to 456 million through the year. The estimate for Q1 is 418 million shares outstanding. For example, based on 450 million adjusted diluted shares outstanding, the Company’s full year 2012 guidance for adjusted diluted earnings per share is $1.26 at the upper end of the guidance range. The Company will provide an estimate of forecasted adjusted diluted shares outstanding on a quarterly basis.
Mark Frissora, commenting on the Company’s outlook, said, “Despite the soft conditions in Europe, we are encouraged by the operating environment in the United States. For the first quarter of this year, we are anticipating double-digit volume growth in the U.S. car rental business, based on solid advance reservation build-up, and we are expecting approximately 20% rental rate revenue growth in the U.S. equipment rental business.”
RESULTS OF THE HERTZ CORPORATION
The Company's operating subsidiary, The Hertz Corporation ("Hertz"), posted the same revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 as the Company. Hertz’s fourth quarter 2011 pre-tax income was $105.4 million versus the Company’s pre-tax income of $92.8 million and Hertz’s full year 2011 pre-tax income was $373.9 million versus the Company’s pre-tax income of $324.3 million. The difference between Hertz’s and the Company’s results is primarily due to additional interest expense recognized by the Company on its 5.25% Convertible Senior Notes issued in May and September 2009.
(1) Adjusted pre-tax income, adjusted pre-tax margin, Corporate EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, net corporate debt and rental rate revenue per transaction day are non-GAAP measures. See the accompanying Tables and Exhibit for the reconciliations and definitions for each of these non-GAAP measures and the reason the Company’s management believes that these measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations.
(2) Management believes that Corporate EBITDA, adjusted pre-tax income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are useful in measuring the comparable results of the Company period-over-period. The GAAP measures most directly comparable to Corporate EBITDA, adjusted pre-tax income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are (i) pre-tax income and cash flows from operating activities, (ii) pre-tax income, (iii) net income, and (iv) diluted earnings per share, respectively. Because of the forward-looking nature of the Company’s forecasted Corporate EBITDA, adjusted pre-tax income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, specific quantifications of the amounts that would be required to reconcile forecasted cash flows from operating activities, pre-tax income and net income are not available. The Company believes that there is a degree of volatility with respect to certain of the Company’s GAAP measures, primarily related to fair value accounting for its financial assets (which includes the Company’s derivative financial instruments), its income tax reporting and certain adjustments made to arrive at the relevant non-GAAP measures, which preclude the Company from providing accurate forecasted 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 Corporate EBITDA, adjusted pre-tax income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share to forecasted cash flows from operating activities, pre-tax income, net income and diluted earnings per share would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors for the reasons indentified above.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
The Company’s fourth quarter 2011 earnings conference call will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). To access the conference call live, dial 800-288-8968 in the U.S. and 612-332-0335 for international callers using the passcode: 236861 or listen via webcast at www.hertz.com/investorrelations. The conference call will be available for replay one hour following the conclusion of the call until March 8, 2012 by calling 800-475-6701 in the U.S. or 320-365-3844 for international callers with the passcode: 236861. The press release and related tables containing the reconciliations of non-GAAP measures will be available on our website, www.hertz.com/investorrelations.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,500 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 119 major airports in Europe. In addition, the Company, has sales and marketing centers in 60 countries which promote Hertz business both within and outside such country. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Choice, Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. In 2008, the Company entered the global car sharing market with its service now referred to as Hertz On Demand which rents cars by the hour and/or by the day, at various locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of rental equipment, from small tools and supplies to earthmoving equipment, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers, from approximately 315 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia, as well as through its international licensees. Hertz also owns Donlen Corporation, based in Northbrook, Illinois, which is a leader in providing fleet leasing and management services.
CAUTIONARY NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements contained in this press release and in related comments by our management include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company's outlook, anticipated revenues and results of operations, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. These forward-looking statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "project," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may," "would," "should," "could," "forecasts" or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that the Company has made in light of its experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that the Company believes are appropriate in these circumstances. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and our actual results could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative.
Among other items, such factors could include: our ability to obtain regulatory approval for and to consummate an acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group; the risk that expected synergies, operational efficiencies and cost savings from the Dollar Thrifty acquisition may not be fully realized or realized within the expected time frame; the operational and profitability impact of divestitures that may be required to be undertaken to secure regulatory approval for an acquisition of Dollar Thrifty; levels of travel demand, particularly with respect to airline passenger traffic in the United States and in global markets; significant changes in the competitive environment, including as a result of industry consolidation, and the effect of competition in our markets, including on our pricing policies or use of incentives; occurrences that disrupt rental activity during our peak periods; our ability to achieve cost savings and efficiencies and realize opportunities to increase productivity and profitability; an increase in our fleet costs as a result of an increase in the cost of new vehicles and/or a decrease in the price at which we dispose of used vehicles either in the used vehicle market or under repurchase or guaranteed depreciation programs; our ability to accurately estimate future levels of rental activity and adjust the size of our fleet accordingly; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and the availability to us of additional or continued sources of financing for our revenue earning equipment and to refinance our existing indebtedness; safety recalls by the manufacturers of our vehicles and equipment; a major disruption in our communication or centralized information networks; financial instability of the manufacturers of our vehicles and equipment; any impact on us from the actions of our licensees, franchisees, dealers and independent contractors; our ability to maintain profitability during adverse economic cycles and unfavorable external events (including war, terrorist acts, natural disasters and epidemic disease); shortages of fuel and increases or volatility in fuel costs; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and complete dispositions; our ability to maintain favorable brand recognition; costs and risks associated with litigation; risks related to our indebtedness, including our substantial amount of debt and our ability to incur substantially more debt and increases in interest rates or in our borrowing margins; our ability to meet the financial and other covenants contained in our senior credit facilities, our outstanding unsecured senior notes and certain asset-backed and asset-based funding arrangements; changes in accounting principles, or their application or interpretation, and our ability to make accurate estimates and the assumptions underlying the estimates, which could have an effect on earnings; changes in the existing, or the adoption of new laws, regulations, policies or other activities of governments, agencies and similar organizations where such actions may affect our operations, the cost thereof or applicable tax rates; changes to our senior management team; the effect of tangible and intangible asset impairment charges; the impact of our derivative instruments, which can be affected by fluctuations in interest rates and commodity prices; and our exposure to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
The Company therefore cautions you against relying on these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on the Company’s behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Tables and Exhibit:
Table 1: Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
Table 2: Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations As Reported and As Adjusted for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
Table 3: Segment and Other Information for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
Table 4: Selected Operating and Financial Data as of or for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 compared to December 31, 2010 and Selected Balance Sheet Data as of December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010
Table 5: Non-GAAP Reconciliations of Adjusted Pre-Tax Income (Loss), Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
Table 6: Non-GAAP Reconciliations of EBITDA, Corporate EBITDA, Unlevered Pre-Tax Cash Flow, Levered After-Tax Cash Flow Before Fleet Growth and Corporate Cash Flow for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
Table 7: Non-GAAP Reconciliations of Operating Cash Flows to EBITDA for Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, Net Corporate Debt, Net Fleet Debt and Total Net Debt as of December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and September 30, 2011 and 2010, Car Rental Rate Revenue per Transaction Day and Equipment Rental and Rental Related Revenue for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010
Exhibit 1: Non-GAAP Measures: Definitions and Use/Importance
Non-GAAP Measures: Definitions and Use/Importance
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. ("Hertz Holdings") is our top-level holding company. The Hertz Corporation ("Hertz") is our primary operating company. The term "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Definitions of non-GAAP measures utilized in Hertz Holdings' February 22, 2012 Press Release are set forth below. Also set forth below is a summary of the reasons why management of Hertz Holdings and Hertz believes that the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures included in the Press Release provide useful information regarding Hertz Holdings' and Hertz's financial condition and results of operations and additional purposes, if any, for which management of Hertz Holdings and Hertz utilize the non-GAAP measures.
1. Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") and Corporate EBITDA
EBITDA is defined as net income before net interest expense, income taxes and depreciation (which includes revenue earning equipment lease charges) and amortization. Corporate EBITDA, as presented herein, represents EBITDA as adjusted for car rental fleet interest, car rental fleet depreciation and certain other items, as described in more detail in the accompanying tables.
Management uses EBITDA and Corporate EBITDA as operating performance and liquidity metrics for internal monitoring and planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and monthly operating reviews, as well as to facilitate analysis of investment decisions, profitability and performance trends. Further, EBITDA enables management and investors to isolate the effects on profitability of operating metrics such as revenue, operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses, which enables management and investors to evaluate our two business segments that are financed differently and have different depreciation characteristics and compare our performance against companies with different capital structures and depreciation policies. We also present Corporate EBITDA as a supplemental measure because such information is utilized in the calculation of financial covenants under Hertz's senior credit facilities.
EBITDA and Corporate EBITDA are not recognized measurements under GAAP. When evaluating our operating performance or liquidity, investors should not consider EBITDA and Corporate EBITDA in isolation of, or as a substitute for, measures of our financial performance and liquidity as determined in accordance with GAAP, such as net income, operating income or net cash provided by operating activities.
2. Adjusted Pre-Tax Income
Adjusted pre-tax income is calculated as income before income taxes plus non-cash purchase accounting charges, non-cash debt charges relating to the amortization of debt financing costs and debt discounts and certain one-time charges and non-operational items. Adjusted pre-tax income is important to management because it allows management to assess operational performance of our business, exclusive of the items mentioned above. It also allows management to assess the performance of the entire business on the same basis as the segment measure of profitability. Management believes that it is important to investors for the same reasons it is important to management and because it allows them to assess the operational performance of the Company on the same basis that management uses internally.
3. Adjusted Net Income
Adjusted net income is calculated as adjusted pre-tax income less a provision for income taxes derived utilizing a normalized income tax rate (34% in 2011 and 2010) and noncontrolling interest. The normalized income tax rate is management's estimate of our long-term tax rate. Adjusted net income is important to management and investors because it represents our operational performance exclusive of the effects of purchase accounting, non-cash debt charges, one-time charges and items that are not operational in nature or comparable to those of our competitors.
4. Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share
Adjusted diluted earnings per share is calculated as adjusted net income divided by, for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011, 437.2 million and 444.8 million, respectively, which represents the weighted average diluted shares outstanding for each period; for the three months and year ended December 31, 2010, 410.0 million and 410.0 million, respectively, which represents the approximate number of shares outstanding at December 31, 2009. Adjusted diluted earnings per share is important to management and investors because it represents a measure of our operational performance exclusive of the effects of purchase accounting adjustments, non-cash debt charges, one-time charges and items that are not operational in nature or comparable to those of our competitors.
5. Transaction Days
Transaction days represent the total number of days that vehicles were on rent in a given period.
6. Car Rental Rate Revenue, Rental Rate Revenue Per Transaction Day and Rental Rate Revenue Per Transaction
Car rental rate revenue consists of all revenue, net of discounts, associated with the rental of cars including charges for optional insurance products, but excluding revenue derived from fueling and concession and other expense pass-throughs, NeverLost units in the U.S. and certain ancillary revenue. Rental rate revenue per transaction day is calculated as total rental rate revenue, divided by the total number of transaction days, with all periods adjusted to eliminate the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency. Rental rate revenue per transaction is calculated as total rental rate revenue, divided by the total number of transactions, with all periods adjusted to eliminate the effects of fluctuations in foreign currency. Our management believes eliminating the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency is appropriate so as not to affect the comparability of underlying trends. These statistics are important to management and investors as they represent the best measurements of the changes in underlying pricing in the car rental business and encompass the elements in car rental pricing that management has the ability to control. The optional insurance products are packaged within certain negotiated corporate, government and membership programs and within certain retail rates being charged. Based upon these existing programs and rate packages, management believes that these optional insurance products should be consistently included in the daily pricing of car rental transactions. On the other hand, non-rental rate revenue items such as refueling and concession pass-through expense items are driven by factors beyond the control of management (i.e. the price of fuel and the concession fees charged by airports). Additionally, NeverLost units are an optional revenue product which management does not consider to be part of their daily pricing of car rental transactions.
7. Equipment Rental and Rental Related Revenue
Equipment rental and rental related revenue consists of all revenue, net of discounts, associated with the rental of equipment including charges for delivery, loss damage waivers and fueling, but excluding revenue arising from the sale of equipment, parts and supplies and certain other ancillary revenue. Rental and rental related revenue is adjusted in all periods to eliminate the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency. Our management believes eliminating the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency is appropriate so as not to affect the comparability of underlying trends. This statistic is important to our management and to investors as it is utilized in the measurement of rental revenue generated per dollar invested in fleet on an annualized basis and is comparable with the reporting of other industry participants.
8. Same Store Revenue Growth/Decline
Same store revenue growth or decline is calculated as the year over year change in revenue for locations that are open at the end of the period reported and have been operating under our direction for more than twelve months. The same store revenue amounts are adjusted in all periods to eliminate the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency. Our management believes eliminating the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency is appropriate so as not to affect the comparability of underlying trends.
9. Unlevered Pre-Tax Cash Flow
Unlevered pre-tax cash flow is calculated as Corporate EBITDA less non-fleet capital expenditures, net of non-fleet disposals, plus changes in working capital (receivables, excluding car rental receivables, inventories, prepaid expenses, accounts payable and accrued liabilities), cash used for acquisitions, cash used for / provided by other investing activities, cash used / provided by non-debt financing activities and the foreign exchange impact on cash and cash equivalents. Unlevered pre-tax cash flow is important to management and investors as it represents funds available to pay corporate interest and taxes and to grow our fleet or reduce debt.
10. Levered After-Tax Cash Flow Before Fleet Growth
Levered after-tax cash flow before fleet growth is calculated as Unlevered Pre-Tax Cash Flow less corporate net cash interest and corporate cash taxes. Levered after-tax cash flow before fleet growth is important to management and investors as it represents the funds available to grow our fleet or reduce our debt.
11. Corporate Net Cash Interest (used in the calculation of Levered After-Tax Cash Flow Before Fleet Growth)
Corporate net cash interest represents cash paid by the Company during the period for interest expense relating to Corporate Debt. Corporate net cash interest helps management and investors measure the ongoing costs of financing the business exclusive of the costs associated with the fleet financing.
12. Corporate Cash Taxes (used in the calculation of Levered After-Tax Cash Flow Before Fleet Growth)
Corporate cash taxes represents cash paid by the Company during the period for income taxes.
13. Corporate Cash Flow
Corporate cash flow is calculated as Levered After-Tax Cash Flow Before Fleet Growth less equipment rental fleet growth capital expenditures, net of disposal proceeds and less the car rental fleet equity requirement. Corporate cash flow is important to management and investors as it represents the cash available for the reduction of corporate debt.
14. Net Corporate Debt
Net corporate debt is calculated as total debt excluding fleet debt less cash and equivalents and corporate restricted cash. Corporate debt consists of our Senior Term Facility; Senior ABL Facility; Senior Notes; Senior Subordinated Notes, Convertible Senior Notes; and certain other indebtedness of our domestic and foreign subsidiaries. Net Corporate Debt is important to management, investors and ratings agencies as it helps measure our leverage. Net Corporate Debt also assists in the evaluation of our ability to service our non-fleet-related debt without reference to the expense associated with the fleet debt, which is fully collateralized by assets not available to lenders under the non-fleet debt facilities.
15. Corporate Restricted Cash (used in the calculation of Net Corporate Debt)
Total restricted cash includes cash and cash equivalents that are not readily available for our normal disbursements. Total restricted cash and equivalents are restricted for the purchase of revenue earning vehicles and other specified uses under our Fleet Debt facilities, our like-kind exchange programs and to satisfy certain of our self insurance regulatory reserve requirements. Corporate restricted cash is calculated as total restricted cash less restricted cash associated with fleet debt.
16. Net Fleet Debt
Net fleet debt is calculated as total fleet debt less restricted cash associated with fleet debt. As of December 31, 2011, fleet debt consists of U.S. Fleet Variable Funding Notes, U.S. Fleet Medium Term Notes, Donlen GN II Variable Funding Notes, U.S. Fleet Financing Facility, European Revolving Credit Facility, European Fleet Notes, European Securitization, Canadian Securitization, Australian Securitization, Brazilian Fleet Financing and Capitalized Leases relating to revenue earning equipment. This measure is important to management, investors and ratings agencies as it helps measure our leverage.
17. Restricted Cash Associated with Fleet Debt (used in the calculation of Net Fleet Debt and Corporate Restricted Cash)
Restricted cash associated with fleet debt is restricted for the purchase of revenue earning vehicles and other specified uses under our Fleet Debt facilities and our car rental like-kind exchange program.
18. Total Net Debt
Total net debt is calculated as net corporate debt plus net fleet debt. This measure is important to management, investors and ratings agencies as it helps measure our leverage.
SOURCE Hertz Corporation
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