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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2009

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                  to                 .

Commission File Number: 001-34087

 

 

SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Virginia   52-1889548

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

309 N. 5th St., Norfolk, NE 68701

(Address of principal executive offices)

Telephone number: (402) 371-2520

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    YES  x    NO  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ¨    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   x
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Small reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as described in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    YES  ¨    NO  x

As of October 27, 2009, there were 21,880,017 shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share, outstanding.

 

 

 


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SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         Page
Number
Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION   
Item 1.  

Financial Statements

  
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008

   3
 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

   4
 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

   5
 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

   6
Item 2.  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   18
Item 3.  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

   33
Item 4.  

Controls and Procedures

   33
Part II. OTHER INFORMATION   
Item 1.  

Legal Proceedings

   34
Item 5.  

Other Information

   35
Item 6.  

Exhibits

   38

 

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Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except per share and share data)

 

     As of  
     September 30,
2009
    December 31,
2008
 
     (unaudited)        

ASSETS

    

Investments in hotel properties

   $ 379,583      $ 377,814   

Less accumulated depreciation

     91,501        81,383   
                
     288,082        296,431   

Cash and cash equivalents

     413        712   

Accounts receivable

     2,652        2,401   

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     5,085        2,903   

Deferred financing costs, net

     1,336        1,580   

Investment in hotel properties, held for sale, net

     6,306        17,450   
                
   $ 303,874      $ 321,477   
                

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

    

LIABILITIES

    

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

   $ 12,218      $ 13,697   

Mandatorily redeemable preferred noncontrolling interest in consolidated partnership

     1,268        —     

Debt related to hotel properties held for sale

     3,986        12,665   

Long-term debt

     186,039        190,141   
                
     203,511        216,503   
                

Redeemable preferred noncontrolling interest in consolidated partnership, at redemption value

     510        1,778   

Redeemable preferred stock

    

Series B, 800,000 shares authorized; $.01 par value, 332,500 shares outstanding, liquidation preference of $8,312

     7,662        7,662   

EQUITY

    

Shareholders’ equity

    

Preferred stock, 40,000,000 shares authorized; Series A, 2,500,000 shares authorized, $.01 par value, 803,270 shares outstanding, liquidation preference of $8,033

     8        8   

Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 21,880,017 and 20,924,677 shares outstanding.

     219        209   

Additional paid-in capital

     119,693        112,804   

Distributions in excess of retained earnings

     (28,768     (25,551
                

Total shareholders’ equity

     91,152        87,470   

Noncontrolling interest

    

Noncontrolling interest in consolidated partnership, redemption value $603 and $2,101

     1,039        8,064   
                

Total equity

     92,191        95,534   
                

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

    
   $ 303,874      $ 321,477   
                

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited—in thousands, except per share data)

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2009     2008     2009     2008  

REVENUES

        

Room rentals and other hotel services

   $ 28,206      $ 31,937      $ 78,915      $ 88,971   
                                

EXPENSES

        

Hotel and property operations

     21,299        22,315        59,626        63,466   

Depreciation and amortization

     3,549        3,517        10,677        10,217   

General and administrative

     1,120        954        3,138        2,949   
                                
     25,968        26,786        73,441        76,632   
                                

EARNINGS BEFORE NET GAIN (LOSS) ON DISPOSITIONS OF ASSETS, OTHER INCOME, INTEREST EXPENSE AND INCOME TAXES

     2,238        5,151        5,474        12,339   

Net gain (loss) on dispositions of assets

     (43     (1     (159     —     

Other income

     28        28        100        91   

Interest expense

     (3,079     (3,114     (9,154     (9,671
                                

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     (856     2,064        (3,739     2,759   

Income tax (expense) benefit

     463        (158     1,445        175   
                                

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

     (393     1,906        (2,294     2,934   

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

     (616     357        203        741   
                                

NET INCOME (LOSS)

     (1,009     2,263        (2,091     3,675   

Noncontrolling interest

     (38     (175     (21     (356
                                

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTERESTS

     (1,047     2,088        (2,112     3,319   

Preferred stock dividends

     (368     (369     (1,105     (792
                                

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

   $ (1,415   $ 1,719      $ (3,217   $ 2,527   
                                

NET EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE—BASIC AND DILUTED

        

EPS from continuing operations

   $ (0.03   $ 0.06      $ (0.16   $ 0.09   
                                

EPS from discontinued operations

   $ (0.03   $ 0.02      $ 0.01      $ 0.03   
                                

EPS Basic and Diluted

   $ (0.06   $ 0.08      $ (0.15   $ 0.12   
                                

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited—in thousands)

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2009     2008  

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

    

Net income (loss)

   $ (2,091   $ 3,675   

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     10,870        11,146   

Amortization of intangible assets and deferred financing costs

     428        409   

Gain on dispositions of assets

     (1,047     2   

Amortization of stock option expense

     —          7   

Writedown to fair value related to held for sale assets

     843        —     

Deferred income taxes

     (1,506     (189

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

(Increase) decrease in assets

     (934     1,200   

Increase in liabilities

     301        4,199   
                

Net cash provided by operating activities

     6,864        20,449   
                

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

    

Additions to hotel properties

     (2,668     (8,671

Acquisition and development of hotel properties

     —          (22,903

Proceeds from sale of hotel assets

     11,495        7   
                

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

     8,827        (31,567
                

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

    

Deferred financing costs

     (184     (165

Principal payments on long-term debt

     (24,913     (16,544

Proceeds from long-term debt, net

     12,132        29,800   

Distributions to noncontrolling interest

     (246     (635

Common stock offering

     —          (64

Preferred stock offering

     —          7,662   

Dividends paid to common shareholders

     (1,674     (7,942

Dividends paid to preferred shareholders

     (1,105     (792
                

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

     (15,990     11,320   
                

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     (299     202   

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

     712        1,166   
                

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD

   $ 413      $ 1,368   
                

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

    

Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized

   $ 9,486      $ 10,173   

SCHEDULE OF NONCASH FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Dividends declared common

     —          7,971   

Dividends declared preferred

     1,105        792   

Dividends declared common units

     —          473   

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

(Unaudited)

General

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (SHI) was incorporated in Virginia on August 23, 1994. SHI is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) for Federal income tax purposes.

SHI, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Supertel Hospitality REIT Trust and E&P REIT Trust (collectively, the “Company”) owns a controlling interest in Supertel Limited Partnership (“SLP”) and E&P Financing Limited Partnership (“E&P LP”). All of the Company’s interests in 107 properties with the exception of furniture, fixtures and equipment on 80 properties held by TRS Leasing, Inc. and its subsidiaries are held directly or indirectly by E&P LP, Supertel Limited Partnership or Solomon’s Beacon Inn Limited Partnership (SBILP) (collectively, the “Partnerships”). The Company’s interests in ten properties are held directly by either SPPR-Hotels, LLC (SHLLC), SPPR-South Bend, LLC (SSBLLC), or SPPR-BMI, LLC (SBMILLC). SHI, through Supertel Hospitality REIT Trust, is the sole general partner in Supertel Limited Partnership and at September 30, 2009 owned approximately 98% of the partnership interests in Supertel Limited Partnership. Supertel Limited Partnership is the general partner in SBILP. At September 30, 2009, Supertel Limited Partnership and SHI owned 99% and 1% interests in SBILP, respectively, and SHI owned 100% of Supertel Hospitality Management, Inc, SPPR Holdings, Inc. (SPPRHI), and SPPR-BMI Holdings, Inc. (SBMIHI). Supertel Limited Partnership and SBMIHI owned 99% and 1% of SBMILLC, respectively. Supertel Limited Partnership and SPPRHI owned 99% and 1% of SHLLC, respectively, and Supertel Limited Partnership owned 100% of SSBLLC.

As of September 30, 2009, the Company owned 117 limited service hotels and one office building. All of the hotels are leased to our wholly owned taxable REIT subsidiary, TRS Leasing, Inc. (“TRS”), and its wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “TRS Lessee”), and are managed by Royco Hotels, Inc (“Royco Hotels”), and HLC Hotels Inc. (“HLC”).

The hotel management agreement, as amended, between TRS Lessee and Royco Hotels, the manager of 104 of the Company’s hotels, provides for Royco Hotels to operate and manage the hotels through December 31, 2011, with extension to December 31, 2016 upon achievement of average annual net operating income of at least 10% of the Company’s investment in the hotels. Under the agreement, Royco Hotels receives a base management fee ranging from 4.25% to 3.0% of gross hotel revenues as revenues increase above thresholds that range from up to $75 million to over $100 million, and, an annual incentive fee of 10% of up to the first $1 million of annual net operating income in excess of 10% of the Company’s investment in the hotels, and 20% of the excess above $1 million.

Supertel Limited Partnership owns 14 hotels which are operated under the Masters Inn name. TRS, the lessee of the hotels, entered into a management agreement with HLC, an affiliate of the sellers of 13 of the hotels. The management agreement, as amended, provides for HLC to operate and manage 13 of the hotels through December 31, 2011 and receive management fees equal to 5.0% of the gross revenues derived from the operation of the hotels and incentive fees equal to 10% of the annual operating income of the hotels in excess of 10.5% of the Company’s investment in the hotels.

The management agreements generally require TRS Lessee to fund debt service, working capital needs, capital expenditures and third-party operating expenses for Royco Hotels and HLC excluding those expenses not related to the operation of the hotels. TRS Lessee is responsible for obtaining and maintaining insurance policies with respect to the hotels.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

(Unaudited)

 

Consolidated Financial Statements

The Company has prepared the consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2009, the consolidated statements of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, and the consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 without audit, in conformity with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles. In the opinion of management, all necessary adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) have been made to present fairly the financial position as of September 30, 2009 and the results of operations and cash flows for all periods presented. Balance sheet data as of December 31, 2008 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Certain information and footnote disclosures, normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, have been condensed or omitted, although management believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full year. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

Fair Value Measurements

In April 2009, the FASB issued updated guidance which is included in FASB ASC Topic 820-10 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures—Overall, requiring disclosures about the fair value of financial instruments for interim reporting periods of publicly traded companies, as well as annual financial statements, by requiring disclosures in summarized financial information at interim reporting periods. This pronouncement was effective for interim reporting periods ending after June 15, 2009, with early adoption permitted for periods ending after March 15, 2009.

Per ASC 820-10 Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or would be paid to transfer a liability (i.e., the “exit price”) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value measurements are determined under a three-level hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value, distinguishing between market participant assumptions developed based on market data obtained from sources independent of the reporting entity (“observable inputs”) and the reporting entity’s own assumptions about market participant assumptions developed based on the best information available in the circumstances (“unobservable inputs”).

We currently do not have any financial instruments that must be measured on a recurring basis under ASC 820-10; however, we apply the fair value provisions of ASC 820-10-35 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures—Overall—Subsequent Measurement, for our nonfinancial assets which include our held for sale hotels. We measure these assets using inputs from level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.

Level 1 inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that we have the ability to access at the measurement date.

Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (i.e., interest rates, yield curves, etc.),

 

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and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means (market corroborated inputs).

Level 3 includes unobservable inputs that reflect our assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. We develop these inputs based on the best information available, including our own data.

During the three months ended March 31, 2009, Level 3 inputs were used to determine an impairment loss of $150,000 for two hotels held for sale. When these properties were sold in the third quarter of 2009, approximately $67,000 of the impairment loss was recovered. During the three months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded impairment charges of approximately $760,000 on assets sold and held for sale. The fair value of an asset held for sale is based on the estimated selling price less estimated selling costs. We engage independent real estate brokers to assist us in determining the estimated selling price. The estimated selling costs are based on our experience with similar asset sales.

The Company estimates the fair value of its fixed rate debt and the credit spreads over variable market rates on its variable rate debt by discounting the future cash flows of each instrument at estimated market rates or credit spreads consistent with the maturity of the debt obligation with similar credit policies. Credit spreads take into consideration general market conditions and maturity. As of September 30, 2009, the carrying value and estimated fair value of the Company’s debt was $186.0 million and $189.8 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2008, the carrying value and estimated fair value of the Company’s debt was $190.1 million and $193.5 million, respectively. The carrying value of the Company’s other financial instruments approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

Hotel Properties Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations

During the three months ended March 31, 2009 the Company had identified eight hotels that it intends to sell and that met the Company’s criteria to be classified as held for sale (the “Sale Hotels”). One

 

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additional hotel was added to the Sale Hotels during the three months ended September 30, 2009. Six of the Sale Hotels were sold during the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Sales for the quarter ended September, June and March 2009 were four, one and one, respectively, with the Company recognizing a gain on sale of approximately $126,000, $1.1 million and $7,000, respectively. Two of the Sale Hotels have an impairment loss recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2009, in the amount of $150,000, of which approximately $67,000 was recovered from the sale of these properties during three months ended September 30, 2009. There were two additional impairment losses recognized during the three months ended September 30, 2009, in the amounts of approximately $465,000 and $295,000, on two Sale Hotels. The fair value of an asset held for sale is based on the estimated selling price less estimated selling costs. We engage independent real estate brokers to assist us in determining the estimated selling price. The estimated selling costs are based on our experience with similar asset sales. We record impairment charges and write down the carrying value of an asset if the carrying value exceeds the estimated selling price less costs to sell.

In accordance with FASB ASC 205-20 Presentation of Financial Statements—Discontinued Operations, gains, losses and impairment losses on hotel properties sold or classified as held for sale are presented in discontinued operations. The operating results of the hotels held for sale and sold included in discontinued operations are summarized below. The operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2009 include three hotels held for sale and four hotels that were sold. The operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2008 include the three hotels held for sale; three hotels sold in August 2009; one hotel sold in July 2009; one hotel sold in May of 2009 and one hotel sold in March of 2009 and the two hotels sold in December 2008. The operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 include the three hotels held for sale, three hotels sold in August 2009; one hotel sold in July 2009; one hotel sold in May of 2009 and one hotel sold in March of 2009. The operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 include the three hotels held for sale, three hotels sold in August 2009; one hotel sold in July 2009; one hotel sold in May of 2009, one hotel sold in March of 2009 and two hotels sold in December 2008 (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months
Ended September 30,
 
     2009     2008     2009     2008  

Revenues

   $ 1,153      $ 3,233      $ 4,064      $ 8,819   

Hotel and property operations expenses

     (879     (2,291     (3,463     (6,360

Interest expense

     (298     (257     (629     (801

Depreciation and amortization expense

     (10     (309     (193     (929

Net gain (loss) on disposition of assets

     126        (2     1,206        (2

Impairment loss

     (693     —          (843     —     

Income tax (expense) benefit

     (15     (17     61        14   
                                
   $ (616   $ 357      $ 203      $ 741   
                                

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing earnings attributable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted EPS is computed after adjusting the numerator and denominator of the basic EPS computation for the effects of any dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period, if any. The computation of basic and diluted earnings per common share is presented below:

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

(Unaudited)

 

     Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,

(dollars in thousands, except share data)

   2009     2008    2009     2008

Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share Calculation:

         

Numerator:

         

Net earnings (loss) available to common shareholders:

         

Continuing operations earnings (loss)

   $ (807   $ 1,382    $ (3,407   $ 1,827

Discontinued operations earnings (loss)

     (608     337      190        700
                             

Net earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders—total

   $ (1,415   $ 1,719    $ (3,217   $ 2,527

Denominator:

         

Weighted average number of common shares—basic

     21,880,017        20,906,005      21,542,418        20,811,403

Weighted average number of common shares—diluted

     21,880,017        20,906,005      21,542,418        20,811,890

Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share:

         

Net earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders per weighted average common share:

         

Continuing operations—basic

   $ (0.03   $ 0.06    $ (0.16   $ 0.09

Continuing operations—diluted

     (0.03     0.06      (0.16     0.09

Discontinued operations—basic

     (0.03     0.02      0.01        0.03

Discontinued operations—diluted

     (0.03     0.02      0.01        0.03
                             

Total—Basic

   $ (0.06   $ 0.08    $ (0.15   $ 0.12
                             

Total—Diluted

   $ (0.06   $ 0.08    $ (0.15   $ 0.12
                             

Noncontrolling Interest of Common and Preferred Units in SLP

At September 30, 2009 and 2008 there were 280,466 and 1,235,806, respectively, of SLP common operating units outstanding held by the limited partners. These units have been excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation as there would be no effect on the amounts allocated to the limited partners holding common operating units (whose units are convertible on a one-to-one basis to common shares) since their share of income (loss) would be added back to income (loss). During the second quarter of 2009, 955,340 common operating units were converted into 955,340 shares of common stock. In addition, the 177,786 and 195,610 shares of SLP preferred operating units held by the limited partners, as of September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively, are antidilutive.

Preferred Stock of SHI

There were 803,270 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock that remained outstanding at September 30, 2009 and 2008. There were 22,819 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock converted into 40,388 shares of common stock during the three months ended September 30, 2008. There were 128,756 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock converted into 227,896 shares of common stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2008. The convertible provision of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, after adjusting the numerator and denominator for the basic EPS computation, is antidilutive for the earnings per share computation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008.

The conversion rights of the holders of the Series A preferred stock were subject to cancellation on or after December 31, 2008 if the closing price of the Company common stock on the Nasdaq Global Market exceeded $7.36 for at least 20 trading days within any period of 30 consecutive trading days. The Company issued a conversion cancellation notice to holders of the Series A convertible preferred stock and the conversion rights were cancelled as of February 20, 2009.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

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At September 30, 2009 and 2008 there were 332,500 shares of Series B preferred stock outstanding. There is no convertible provision for Series B, therefore, there is no dilutive effect on earnings per share.

Stock Options

The potential common shares represented by outstanding stock options for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 totaled 192,143 all of which are assumed to be purchased with proceeds from the exercise of stock options and are antidilutive.

The potential common shares represented by outstanding stock options for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 totaled 192,143. For the nine months ended September 30, 2008 95,000 shares are antidilutive and 96,656 shares are assumed to be purchased with proceeds from the exercise of stock options resulting in 487 shares that are dilutive. For the three months ended September 30, 2008 all 192,143 shares are antidulitive.

Debt Financing

On February 4, 2009, the Company amended its credit facility with Great Western Bank to (a) increase the principal amount of the short-term line of credit portion of the facility from $2 million to $3.2 million, (b) increase the interest rate applicable to the short-term line of credit portion of the facility from the greater of prime plus 50 basis points and 5.00% to 7.00%, and (c) extend the maturity date of the short-term line of credit portion of the facility from February 1, 2009 to May 3, 2009. This facility was paid down to $1.3 million, and then subsequently paid in full as of May 1, 2009 from our existing lines of credit.

On May 6, 2009 the Company borrowed $10 million (fixed rate of 5.5%) from the previously unused $10 million term loan facility available under the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement with Great Western Bank dated December 3, 2008 and used a portion of the borrowings to repay in full the FNBO $9.0 million mortgage loan (fixed rate 8.4%).

On May 21, 2009, the Company paid in full the $1.2 million loan with Susquehanna Bank, from a portion of the Gettysburg, PA hotel (Holiday Inn Express) sale proceeds.

We are required to comply with certain financial covenants for some of our lenders. As further discussed below, as of September 30, 2009, the Company was either in compliance with the financial covenants or obtained waivers for non-compliance. Based upon the Company’s belief that adverse economic conditions, and their effect on the hospitality industry, will not improve significantly in the near term, the Company anticipates that it may violate financial covenants required by its existing lenders in future periods. The Company plans to address these potential financial covenant violations and is currently negotiating amendments to its loan documents. However, we cannot assure you that we will be able to successfully negotiate these future amendments or waivers. We are not in default of any of our loans.

Our credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank requires us to maintain a consolidated loan to value ratio (as defined in the loan agreement) that does not exceed 65%. As of September 30, 2009, this ratio was 72.9%. The credit facility also requires us to maintain a minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio (as defined in the loan agreement) of not less than 1:30 to 1. As of September 30, 2009, this ratio was 1.07 to 1. The Company received a waiver for non-compliance with both of these covenants.

Our credit facilities with General Electric Capital Corporation require us to maintain a minimum level of adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the loan agreement) with respect to our GE-encumbered properties for each quarter of 2009. For the third quarter of 2009, the requirement was $6.5 million, reduced by the pro rata percentage of adjusted EBITDA attributable to any GE-encumbered properties that have been sold. As of September 30, 2009, our adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the loan agreement) with respect to our GE-encumbered properties was $6.35 million, and the required adjusted EBITDA after the reduction for sold properties was $6.4 million. The Company received a waiver for non-compliance with this covenant. In connection with the waiver, the interest rate of the loans under our credit facilities with General Electric Capital Corporation was increased by 0.5%. The interest rate increase is retroactive to November 1, 2009. If our fixed charge coverage ratio with respect to our GE-encumbered properties equals or exceeds 1.3:1 before dividends and 1.0:1 after dividends for two consecutive quarters, a cumulative 1.5% increase in the interest rate of the loans will be eliminated.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

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On September 28, 2009, our Wells Fargo Bank credit facility of $9.0 million maturing on the same date was extended to November 12, 2009. We are negotiating with Wells Fargo to extend the maturity another six months.

Stock-Based Compensation

Options

The Company has a 2006 Stock Plan (the “Plan”) which has been approved by the Company’s shareholders. The Plan authorized the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock and stock bonuses for up to 200,000 shares of common stock. At the annual shareholders meeting on May 28, 2009, the shareholders of Supertel Hospitality, Inc. approved an amendment to the Supertel 2006 Stock Plan. The amendment increases the maximum number of shares reserved for issuance under the plan from 200,000 to 300,000 and changes the definition of fair market value to mean the closing price of Supertel common stock with respect to future awards under the plan.

Share-Based Compensation Expense

The expense recognized in the consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 for share-based compensation related to employees and directors was $7,000.

Income Taxes

The components of a TRS income tax (expense) benefit were as follows (dollars in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
     2009    2008      2009    2008

Federal

           

Deferred

   $ 378    $ (140    $ 1,226    $ 168

State & Local

           

Deferred

     70      (35      280      21
                             

Total income tax benefit (expense)

   $ 448    $ (175    $ 1,506    $ 189
                             

The provision for income taxes differs from the amount of income tax determined by applying the applicable U.S. statutory federal income tax rate to pretax income as a result of the following difference (dollars in thousands):

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

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     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
     2009    2008     2009    2008

“Expected” Federal tax benefit (expense) at 34%

   $ 391    $ (153   $ 1,313    $ 149

State income tax benefit (expense), net of Federal income tax effect

     46      (23     185      14

Other benefit, net

     11      1        8      26
                            

Total income tax benefit (expense)

   $ 448    $ (175   $ 1,506    $ 189
                            

The TRS has estimated its income tax benefit (expense) using a combined federal and state rate of 39%. As of September 30, 2009, TRS had a deferred tax asset of $2.7 million primarily due to current and past years’ tax net operating losses. These loss carryforwards will expire in 2023. Management believes that it is more likely than not that the results of future operations will generate sufficient taxable income to realize the deferred tax asset and has determined that no valuation allowance is required. Reversal of the deferred tax asset in the subsequent year cannot be reasonably estimated.

Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. The Company uses an estimate of its annual effective rate based on the facts and circumstances at the time while the actual effective rate is calculated at year-end. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carry forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

Noncontrolling Interest in Redeemable Preferred Units

At September 30, 2009, 177,786 of SLP’s preferred operating partnership units (“Preferred OP Units”) were outstanding. The redemption value for the Preferred OP Units is $1.8 million for September 30, 2009. Each limited partner of SLP may, subject to certain limitations, require that SLP redeem all or a portion of his or her Preferred OP Units, at any time after a specified period following the date the units were acquired, by delivering a redemption notice to SLP. The Preferred OP Units are convertible by the holders into Common operating units (“Common OP Units”) on a one-for-one basis or may be redeemed for cash at $10 per unit until October 2009. The Preferred OP Units receive a preferred dividend distribution of $1.10 per preferred unit annually, payable on a monthly basis and do not participate in the allocations of profits and losses of SLP. Distributions to holders of Preferred OP Units have priority over distributions to holders of Common OP Units. There were no Preferred OP Units redeemed during the three months ending September 30, 2009.

Supertel offered to each of the Preferred OP Unit holders the option to extend until October 24, 2010 their right to have units redeemed at $10 per unit. 126,751 units were redeemed in October, 2009 at $10 each. The holders of the remaining 51,035 units elected to extend to October 24, 2010, their right to have units redeemed at $10 per unit. Per FASB ASC 480-10 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity—Overall, as the 126,751 units became mandatorily redeemable at September 30, 2009, the redemption value of the 126,751 units was reclassified to a liability. The remaining 51,035 units will continued to be carried outside of permanent equity at redemption value.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

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Noncontrolling Interest Reconciliation of Common and Preferred Units

 

     Preferred     Common     Total
Noncontrolling
Interest
 

(in thousands)

   Redeemable
Noncontrolling
Interest
    Noncontrolling
Interest
   

Balance @ June 30, 2009

   $ 1,778      $ 1,050      $ 2,828   

Partner Distribution

     (49     —          (49

Reclassification of OP units to current liability

     (1,268     —          (1,268

Noncontrolling Interest Expense (Gain)

     49        (11     38   
                        

Balance @ September 30, 2009

   $ 510      $ 1,039      $ 1,549   
                        

Equity Reconciliation of Parent and Noncontrolling Interest

 

(in thousands)

   Preferred
Shares
Par Value
   Preferred
Stock
Warrants
   Common
Shares
Par Value
   Additional
Paid-in
Capital
   Distribution
in Excess
Accumulated
Earnings
    Net
Shareholders
Equity
    Noncontrolling
Interest in
Consolidated
Partnerships
    Total
Equity
 

Balance @ June 30, 2009

   $ 8    $ —      $ 219    $ 119,693    $ (27,353   $ 92,567      $ 1,050      $ 93,617   

Noncontrolling interest

     —        —        —        —        —          —          (11     (11

Preferred Dividends

     —        —        —        —        (368     (368     —          (368

Net Loss Attributable to Controlling Interest

     —        —        —        —        (1,047     (1,047     —          (1,047
                                                            

Balance @ September 30, 2009

   $ 8    $ —      $ 219    $ 119,693    $ (28,768   $ 91,152      $ 1,039      $ 92,191   
                                                            

Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock

At September 30, 2009 there were 332,500 shares of 10.0% Series B preferred stock outstanding. The shares were sold on June 3, 2008 for $25.00 per share and bear a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share. Underwriting and other costs of the offering totaled approximately $0.6 million to the Company. The proceeds were used by the Company to pay an $8.5 million bridge loan with General Electric Capital Corporation.

Dividends on the Series B preferred stock are cumulative and are payable quarterly in arrears on each March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, or, if not a business day, the next succeeding business day, at the annual rate of 10.0% of the $25.00 liquidation preference per share, equivalent to a fixed annual amount of $2.50 per share. Dividends on the Series B preferred stock accrue whether or not the Company has earnings, whether or not there are funds legally available for the payment of such dividends, whether or not such dividends are declared and whether or not such dividends are prohibited by agreement. Accrued but unpaid dividends on the Series B preferred stock will not bear interest.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

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The Series B preferred stock will, with respect to dividend rights and rights upon the Company’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up, rank senior to the Company’s common stock, senior to all classes or series of preferred stock issued by the Company and ranking junior to the Series B preferred stock with respect to dividend rights or rights upon the Company’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up, on a parity with the Company’s Series A preferred stock and with all classes or series of preferred stock issued by the Company and ranking on a parity with the Series B preferred stock with respect to dividend rights or rights upon the Company’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up and junior to all of the Company’s existing and future indebtedness.

The Company will not pay any distributions, or set aside any funds for the payment of distributions, on its common shares, unless it has also paid (or set aside for payment) the full cumulative distributions on the preferred shares for the current and all past dividend periods. The Series B preferred stock has no stated maturity and is not subject to any sinking fund or mandatory redemption (except as described below).

The Series B preferred stock is not redeemable prior to June 3, 2013, except in certain limited circumstances relating to the maintenance of the Company’s ability to qualify as a REIT as provided in the Company’s articles of incorporation or a change of control (as defined in the Company’s amendment to its articles of incorporation establishing the Series B preferred stock). The Company may redeem the Series B preferred stock, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time on or after June 3, 2013 for cash at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends. Also, upon a change of control, each outstanding share of the Company’s Series B preferred stock will be redeemed for cash at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends. At September 30, 2009, no events have occurred that would lead the Company to believe redemption of the preferred stock, due to a change of control or failure to maintain its REIT qualification, is probable.

Commitments and Contingencies

Various claims and legal proceedings arise in the ordinary course of business and may be pending against the Company and its properties. Based upon the information available, the Company believes that the resolution of any of these claims and legal proceedings should not have a material adverse affect on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Three separate lawsuits have been filed against the Company in Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky; one lawsuit filed by a plaintiff on June 26, 2008, a second lawsuit filed by fourteen plaintiffs on December 15, 2008 and a third lawsuit filed by six plaintiffs on January 16, 2009. The plaintiffs in the three cases, now consolidated as one action, allege that as guests at the Company’s hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, they were exposed to carbon monoxide as a consequence of a faulty water heater at the hotel. The plaintiffs have also sued the plumbing company which performed repairs on the water heater at the hotel. On August 7, 2009 the Company’s insurers notified the Company that they would defend the consolidated lawsuit with a reservation of rights as to coverage.

Plaintiffs are seeking to recover for damages arising out of physical and mental injury, lost wages, pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses and punitive or exemplary damages. The damages claimed by plaintiffs in discovery thus far are in a range of approximately $37 to $41 million. The company retains three tranches of commercial general liability insurance with aggregate limits of $51 million. At this time, the Company has not recorded a liability as the amount of the loss contingency is not reasonably estimable. The Company does not expect the suit to be resolved prior to fiscal year 2010 but will continue to evaluate the estimability of loss contingency amounts.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

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Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements

Effective July 1, 2009, the Company adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 105-10, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles—Overall (“ASC 105-10”). ASC 105-10 establishes the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (the “Codification”) as the source of authoritative accounting principles recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities in the preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP. Rules and interpretive releases of the SEC under authority of federal securities laws are also sources of authoritative U.S. GAAP for SEC registrants. All guidance contained in the Codification carries an equal level of authority. The Codification superseded all existing non-SEC accounting and reporting standards. All other non-grandfathered, non-SEC accounting literature not included in the Codification is non-authoritative. The FASB will not issue new standards in the form of Statements, FASB Staff Positions or Emerging Issues Task Force Abstracts. Instead, it will issue Accounting Standards Updates (“ASUs”). The FASB will not consider ASUs as authoritative in their own right. ASUs will serve only to update the Codification, provide background information about the guidance and provide the bases for conclusions on the change(s) in the Codification. FASB guidance throughout this document has been updated for the Codification.

Effective April 1, 2009 the Company adopted FASB ASC 855-10 Subsequent Events—Overall. ASC 855-10 establishes the period after the balance sheet date during which management of a reporting entity should evaluate events or transactions that may occur for potential recognition or disclosure in the financial statements, the circumstances under which an entity should recognize events or transactions occurring after the balance sheet date in its financial statements, and disclosures that an entity should make about events or transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date. ASC 855-10-10 Subsequent Events—Overall—Disclosure, requires the disclosure of the date through which an entity has evaluated subsequent events and the basis for that date. This disclosure should alert all users of the financial statements that an entity has not evaluated subsequent events after that date in the set of financial statements being presented.

Noncontrolling Interests

Effective January 1, 2009 the Company adopted FASB ASC 810-10 Broad Transactions—Consolidation—Overall. Per ASC 810-10, noncontrolling interest is the portion of equity (net assets) in a subsidiary not attributable, directly or indirectly, to a parent. The ownership interests in the subsidiary that are held by owners other than the parent are noncontrolling interests. Additionally, such noncontrolling interests are reported on the consolidated balance sheets within equity, separately from the Company’s equity. On the consolidated statements of operations, revenues, expenses and net income or loss from less-than-wholly-owned subsidiaries are reported at the consolidated amounts, including both the amounts attributable to the Company and noncontrolling interests. Consolidated statements of equity are included for both quarterly and annual financial statements, including beginning balances, activity for the period and ending balances for shareholders’ equity, noncontrolling interests and total equity.

However, per FASB ASC 480-10-S99 Liabilities—Overall—SEC Materials, securities that are redeemable for cash or other assets at the option of the holder, not solely within the control of the issuer, must be classified outside of permanent equity. This would result in certain outside ownership interests being included as redeemable noncontrolling interest outside of permanent equity in the consolidated balance sheets. The Company makes this determination based on terms in applicable agreements, specifically in relation to redemption provisions. Additionally, with respect to noncontrolling interests for which the Company has a choice to settle the contract by delivery of its own shares, the Company considered existing GAAP guidance to evaluate whether the Company controls the actions or events necessary to issue the maximum number of shares that could be required to be delivered under share settlement of the contract.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008

(Unaudited)

 

The consolidated results of the Company include the following ownership interests held by owners other than the Company: the common units in the Operating Partnership held by third parties (280,466 at September 30, 2009), and the preferred units in the Operating Partnership held by third parties (177,786 at September 30, 2009).

Regarding the preferred units in the Operating Partnership, in certain circumstances, redemption of the units could result in a net cash settlement outside the Control of the Company. In October, 2009, certain preferred operating unit holders redeemed 126,751 units at $10 each. In accordance with ASC 480-10 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity—Overall, the Company reclassified these units to liabilities as of September 30, 2009. The Company will continue to record the remaining preferred operating units outside of permanent equity in the consolidated balance sheets. Based on the Company’s evaluation of the redemption value of the redeemable noncontrolling interest, the Company has reflected this interest at its redemption value as of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008.

Subsequent Event

The Company has disclosed the following subsequent events in accordance with FASB ASC 885-10 Subsequent Events—Overall. Subsequent events have been evaluated through November 5, 2009, the date the financial statements were issued.

As of October, 2009, the Company identified three additional hotels to be classified as held for sale.

On October 7, 2009, we sold our Comfort Inn in Dahlgren, VA (59 rooms) for approximately $3.5 million with an approximate gain of $1.3 million. A portion of these funds were used to reduce the Company’s borrowings from Village Bank with the remaining funds used to reduce the revolving line of credit with Great Western Bank.

On October 26, 2009 we sold our Masters Inn in Kissimmee, Florida, for $1.7 million with no gain realized. These funds were used to reduce the Company’s borrowings with GE Capital Corporation.

Supertel offered to each of the Preferred OP Unit holders the option to extend until October 24, 2010 their right to have units redeemed at $10 per unit. 126,751 units were redeemed in October, 2009 at $10 each. The holders of the remaining 51,035 units elected to extend to October 24, 2010, their right to have units redeemed at $10 per unit.

Our credit facilities with General Electric Capital Corporation require us to maintain a minimum level of adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the loan agreement) with respect to our GE-encumbered properties for each quarter of 2009. For the third quarter of 2009, the requirement was $6.5 million, reduced by the pro rata percentage of adjusted EBITDA attributable to any GE-encumbered properties that have been sold. As of September 30, 2009, our adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the loan agreement) with respect to our GE-encumbered properties was $6.35 million, and the required adjusted EBITDA after the reduction for sold properties was $6.4 million. The Company received a waiver for non-compliance with this covenant. In connection with the waiver, the interest rate of the loans under our credit facilities with General Electric Capital Corporation was increased by 0.5%. The interest rate increase is retroactive to November 1, 2009. If our fixed charge coverage ratio with respect to our GE-encumbered properties equals or exceeds 1.3:1 before dividends and 1.0:1 after dividends for two consecutive quarters, a cumulative 1.5% increase in the interest rate of the loans will be eliminated.

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information both included and incorporated by reference in this management’s discussion and analysis and other sections of this Form 10-Q may contain 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. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that management has made in light of experience in the business in which we operate, as well as management’s perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments, and other factors believed to be appropriate under the circumstances. These statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control), and assumptions. Management believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions.

Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies, and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend” or “project” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to, changes in: economic conditions, generally, and the real estate market specifically; legislative/regulatory changes (including changes to laws governing the taxation of real estate investment trusts); availability of capital; risks associated with debt financing, interest rates; competition; supply and demand for hotel rooms in our current and proposed market areas; and policies and guidelines applicable to real estate investment trusts and other risks and uncertainties described herein and in our filings with the SEC from time to time. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating any forward-looking statements contained or incorporated by reference herein. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included in this report that speak only as of the date of this report.

Following is management’s discussion and analysis of our operating results as well as liquidity and capital resources which should be read together with our financial statements and related notes contained in this report and with the financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008. Results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be attained in the future.

References to “we”, “our”, “us”, “Company”, and “Supertel Hospitality” refer to Supertel Hospitality, Inc., including as the context requires, its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Preparation of these statements requires management to make certain estimates and judgments that affect our financial position and results of operations. A summary of significant accounting policies and a description of accounting policies that are considered critical may be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008.

Overview

We are a self-administered real estate investment trust, and through our subsidiaries, as of September 30, 2009 we owned 117 hotels in 23 states. Our hotels operate under several national and independent brands.

 

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Our significant events for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 include:

 

   

On March 20, 2009, we sold our Super 8 hotel located in Charles City, IA with a total of 43 rooms. The sale price was approximately $1.1 million and a portion of the proceeds were used to pay off First Citizens Bank;

 

   

On May 6, 2009, the Company borrowed $10 million (fixed rate of 5.5%) from the previously unused $10 million loan facility available with Great Western Bank and used a portion of the borrowings to repay in full the FNBO $9.0 million mortgage loan (fixed rate 8.4%);

 

   

On May 21, 2009, we sold our Holiday Inn Express in Gettysburg, PA with a total of 51 rooms. The sale price was approximately $2.6 million and a portion of the proceeds were used to pay in full the $1.2 million loan with Susquehanna Bank;

 

   

On July 20, 2009, we sold our Masters Inn in Kissimmee, FL (116 rooms) for approximately $1.6 million and used the proceeds to reduce our borrowings with GE Capital;

 

   

On August 14, 2009, we sold our Comfort Inn in Ellsworth, ME (63 rooms) for approximately $2.2 million and used the proceeds to reduce our borrowings with GE Capital;

 

   

On August 21, 2009, we sold our Masters Inn in Orlando, FL (120 rooms) for approximately $3.6 million and used the proceeds to reduce our borrowings with GE Capital; and

 

   

On August 27, 2009, we sold our Super 8 hotel in Anamosa, IA (35 rooms) for approximately $0.85 million and used the proceeds to pay off Iowa Business Growth.

We conduct our business through a traditional umbrella partnership REIT, or UPREIT, in which our hotel properties are owned by our operating partnerships, Supertel Limited Partnership and E & P Financing Limited Partnership, limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other subsidiaries of our operating partnerships. We currently own, indirectly, an approximate 98% general partnership interest in Supertel Limited Partnership and a 100% partnership interest in E & P Financing Limited Partnership.

As of September 30, 2009, we owned 117 limited service hotels and one office building. The hotels are leased to our wholly owned taxable REIT subsidiary, TRS Leasing, Inc, and its wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “TRS Lessee”), and are managed by Royco Hotels Inc (Royco Hotels) and HLC Hotels Inc. (HLC). Royco Hotels is the manager of 104 of our hotels and HLC is the manager of 13 of our hotels.

Overview of Discontinued Operations

The condensed consolidated statements of operations for discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 include the results of operations for the three hotels classified as held for sale at September 30, 2009, as well as all properties that have been sold during 2009 and 2008 in accordance with FASB ASC 205-20 Presentation of Financial Statements—Discontinued Operations.

 

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The assets held for sale at September 30, 2009 and 2008 are separately disclosed in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Among other criteria, we classify an asset as held for sale if we expect to dispose of it within one year, we have initiated an active marketing plan to sell the asset at a reasonable price and it is unlikely that significant changes to the plan to sell the asset will be made. While we believe that the completion of these dispositions is probable, the sale of these assets is subject to market conditions and we cannot provide assurance that we will finalize the sale of all or any of these assets on favorable terms or at all. We believe that all our held for sale assets as of September 30, 2009 remain properly classified in accordance with ASC 205-20.

Where the carrying values of the assets held for sale exceeded the estimated fair values, net of selling costs, we reduced the carrying values and recorded impairment charges. During the three months ended March 31, 2009, we recorded impairment charges of $150,000 on assets held for sale. When these properties were sold in the third quarter of 2009, approximately $67,000 of the impairment loss was recovered. During the three months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded impairment charges of approximately $760,000 on assets sold and held for sale. The fair value of an asset held for sale is based on the estimated selling price less estimated selling costs. We engage independent real estate brokers to assist us in determining the estimated selling price. The estimated selling costs are based on our experience with similar asset sales. We record impairment charges and write down the carrying value of an asset if the carrying value exceeds the estimated selling price less costs to sell.

Our continuing operations reflect the results of operations of those hotels which we are likely to retain in our portfolio for the foreseeable future as well as those assets which do not currently meet the held for sale criteria in ASC 205-20. We periodically evaluate the assets in our portfolio to ensure they continue to meet our performance objectives. Accordingly, from time to time, we could identify other assets for disposition.

General

The discussion that follows is based primarily on the consolidated financial statements of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, and should be read along with the consolidated financial statements and notes.

The comparisons below reflect revenues and expenses of the company’s 117 and 125 hotels as of September 2009 and 2008, respectively.

Results of Operations

Comparison of the three months ended September 30, 2009 to the three months ended September 30, 2008

Operating results are summarized as follows (in thousands):

 

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     Three months ended
September 30, 2009
    Three months ended
September 30, 2008
    Continuing
Operations
Variance
 
     Continuing
Operations
    Discontinued
Operations
    Total     Continuing
Operations
    Discontinued
Operations
    Total    

Revenues

   $ 28,206      $ 1,153      $ 29,359      $ 31,937      $ 3,233      $ 35,170      $ (3,731

Hotel and property operations expenses

     (21,299     (879     (22,178     (22,315     (2,291     (24,606     1,016   

Interest expense

     (3,079     (298     (3,377     (3,114     (257     (3,371     35   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     (3,549     (10     (3,559     (3,517     (309     (3,826     (32

General and administrative expenses

     (1,120     —          (1,120     (954     —          (954     (166

Net gain (loss) on dispositions of assets

     (43     126        83        (1     (2     (3     (42

Other income

     28        —          28        28        —          28        —     

Impairment loss

     —          (693     (693     —          —          —          —     

Income tax (expense) benefit

     463        (15     448        (158     (17     (175     621   
                                                        

Net income (loss)

   $ (393   $ (616   $ (1,009   $ 1,906      $ 357      $ 2,263      $ (2,299
                                                        

Revenues and Operating Expenses

Revenues from continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2009 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2008, decreased $3.7 million or 11.7%, which was primarily due to decreased occupancy and average daily rate (“ADR”) resulting from unfavorable economic conditions. We refer to our entire portfolio as limited service hotels which we further describe as midscale without food and beverage hotels, economy hotels and extended stay hotels. The same store portfolio used for comparison of the third quarter of 2009 over the same period of 2008 consists of the 114 hotels in continuing operations that were owned by the Company as of July 1, 2008. Our 29 same store midscale without food and beverage hotels reflected an ADR decrease of 6.6% to $68.69, a decrease in occupancy of 8.1% and a revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) decrease of 14.1% to $42.75 for the third quarter of 2009 over the same period of 2008. Our 77 same store economy hotels reflected an ADR decrease of 3.7% to $46.50, a 7.7% decrease in occupancy and a RevPAR decrease of 11.1% to $28.40 for the third quarter of 2009 over the same period of 2008. Our eight same store extended stay properties reflected an ADR decrease of 1.8% to $24.65. Occupancy for the eight same store extended stay properties stayed essentially flat at 62.6%, and RevPAR decreased 2.2% to $15.43. During the third quarter of 2009 compared to the year ago period, ADR for the entire 114 same store hotel portfolio decreased 5.0% to $48.78 and RevPAR decreased 11.6% to $30.01. The occupancy for all same store hotels for the three months ended September 30, 2009 decreased 7.0% from that of the year ago period.

During the third quarter of 2009, hotel and property operations expenses from continuing operations decreased $1.0 million. The decline resulted primarily from lower occupancy levels, with payroll expense down $0.3 million, hotel franchise related expenses down $0.3 million, management fees down $0.2 million, utilities expense down $0.1 million, and miscellaneous expenses down $0.1 million.

Interest Expense, Depreciation and Amortization Expense and General and Administrative Expense

Interest expense from continuing operations and depreciation and amortization expense from continuing operations both remained relatively flat compared to the prior period. The general and administrative expense increased $0.2 million from the year ago period. This primarily resulted from an increased payroll accrual.

Impairment loss

During the three months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded a total impairment charge of $693,000. Of this, $465,000 was from the third quarter 2009 sale of a Comfort Inn in Ellsworth, Maine and $295,000 was recorded against one property classified as Held for Sale. The offsetting ($67,000) was a recapture of previously booked impairment related to the gain on the sales of a Super 8 in Anamosa, Iowa and a Masters Inn in Orlando, Florida. No impairment charge was recorded for the third quarter of 2008.

 

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Dispositions

In the third quarter of 2009, we recognized a net gain on the disposition of assets of approximately $83,000. This was primarily the result of an approximate $126,000 gain from the sale of a Masters Inn in Orlando, Florida and a $43,000 loss on the disposition of assets which were not fully depreciated.

Income Tax (Expense) Benefit

The income tax benefit from continuing operations is related to the taxable loss from our taxable subsidiary, the TRS Lessee. Management believes the combined federal and state income tax rate for the TRS Lessee will be approximately 39%. The tax benefit is a result of TRS Lessee’s loss for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The income tax will vary based on the taxable earnings or loss of the TRS Lessee.

The income tax benefit from continuing operations was $463,000 compared with an expense of $158,000 in the year ago period, due to a decrease in income by the TRS Lessee.

Comparison of the nine months ended September 30, 2009 to the nine months ended September 30, 2008

Operating results are summarized as follows (in thousands):

 

     Nine months ended
September 30, 2009
    Nine months ended
September 30, 2008
    Continuing
Operations
Variance
 
     Continuing
Operations
    Discontinued
Operations
    Total     Continuing
Operations
    Discontinued
Operations
    Total    

Revenues

   $ 78,915      $ 4,064      $ 82,979      $ 88,971      $ 8,819      $ 97,790      $ (10,056

Hotel and property operations expenses

     (59,626     (3,463     (63,089     (63,466     (6,360     (69,826     3,840   

Interest expense

     (9,154     (629     (9,783     (9,671     (801     (10,472     517   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     (10,677     (193     (10,870     (10,217     (929     (11,146     (460

General and administrative expenses

     (3,138     —          (3,138     (2,949     —          (2,949     (189

Net gain (loss) on dispositions of assets

     (159     1,206        1,047        —          (2     (2     (159

Other income

     100        —          100        91        —          91        9   

Impairment Loss

     —          (843     (843     —          —          —          —     

Income tax benefit

     1,445        61        1,506        175        14        189        1,270   
                                                        

Net income (loss)

   $ (2,294   $ 203      $ (2,091   $ 2,934      $ 741      $ 3,675      $ (5,228
                                                        

Revenues and Operating Expenses

Revenues from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2008, decreased $10.1 million or 11.3%, which was primarily due to decreased occupancy and average daily rate (“ADR”) resulting from unfavorable economic conditions. The same store portfolio used for comparison of the nine months of 2009 over the same period of 2008 consists of the 104 hotels in continuing operations that were owned by the Company as of January 1, 2008 and ten hotels purchased January 2, 2008. Our 29 same store midscale without food and beverage hotels reflected an ADR decrease of 4.9% to $68.28, a decrease in occupancy of 8.5% and a revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) decrease of 12.9% to $39.77. Our 77 same store economy hotels reflected an ADR decrease of 2.1% to $46.30, an 8.3% decrease in occupancy and a RevPAR decrease of 10.2% to $26.72 for the first nine months of 2009 over the same period of 2008. Our eight same store extended stay properties reflected an ADR decrease of 1.4% to $24.84, a decrease in occupancy of 5.4% and a RevPAR decrease of 6.7% to $15.57. During the first nine months of 2009 compared to the year ago period, ADR for the entire 114 same store hotel portfolio decreased 3.1% to $48.36 and RevPAR decreased 10.9% to $28.26. The occupancy for all same store hotels for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 decreased 8.0% from that of the year ago period.

 

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During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, hotel and property operations expenses from continuing operations decreased $3.8 million. The decrease was driven by lower occupancy levels as well as increased cost control measures, with payroll expense down $1.1 million, hotel franchise related expenses down $0.9 million, room and office supplies down $0.5 million, management fees down $0.5 million, utilities expense down $0.2 million, and other expenses down $0.6 million.

Interest Expense, Depreciation and Amortization Expense and General and Administrative Expense

Interest expense from continuing operations decreased by $0.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 compared to the year ago period. The decrease was partially due to the paydown of a bridge loan using proceeds from the sale of the Series B preferred stock; the remaining positive variance resulted from more favorable interest rates over the prior period on the variable rate loans. The depreciation and amortization expense from continuing operations increased $0.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 compared to the year ago period. This is primarily related to capital expenditures made on the hotels. The general and administrative expense increased $0.2 million from the year ago period. This primarily resulted from an increased payroll accrual.

Impairment loss

During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we recorded $843,000 of impairment loss. Of this, $150,000 was recorded on hotels in the first quarter. During the third quarter, we recorded a $465,000 impairment charge on one hotel, which was sold in the third quarter 2009, with an offsetting ($67,000) to recapture previously booked impairment related to the gain on the sales of two hotels. We also booked a $295,000 impairment charge against a property classified as held for sale. There was no impairment charge recorded for the first nine months of 2008.

Dispositions

During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, the Company sold its interests in six hotels, recognizing gains of approximately $1.2 million.

Income Tax Benefit

The income tax benefit from continuing operations is related to the taxable loss from the TRS Lessee. The tax benefit is a result of TRS Lessee’s losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and the year ago period. The income tax benefit will vary based on the taxable earnings of the TRS Lessee.

The income tax benefit from continuing operations increased by approximately $1.3 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 compared to the year ago period, due to an increased loss by the TRS Lessee for the same period.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our income and ability to meet our debt service obligations, and make distributions to our shareholders, depends upon the operations of the hotels being conducted in a manner that maintains or increases revenue, or reduces expenses, to generate sufficient hotel operating income for TRS Lessee to pay the hotels’ operating expenses, including management fees and rents to us. We depend on rent payments from TRS Lessee to pay our operating expenses and debt service and to make distributions to shareholders.

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available borrowing capacity and net cash provided by operations will be adequate to fund both operating requirements and the payment of dividends in accordance with REIT requirements.

We expect to meet our long-term liquidity requirements, such as scheduled debt maturities, through long-term secured and unsecured borrowings and the issuance of additional securities.

The Company’s operating performance, as well as its liquidity position, has been and continues to be negatively affected by recent economic conditions, many of which are beyond our control. The Company does not believe it is likely that these adverse economic conditions, and their effect on the hospitality industry, will improve significantly in the near term.

The Company’s management has prepared contingency plans for its liquidity requirements which include ongoing operations at reduced revenue levels from that of 2008 coupled with the sale of several of its hotels in 2009. The Company sold two hotels in the fourth quarter of 2008, the proceeds of which were used to reduce debt. During the first quarter of 2009, the Company identified eight hotels that it intended to sell and during the third quarter of 2009 one additional hotel was identified to sell. Six of these hotels were sold during the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and two additional hotels were sold in October 2009. The proceeds were used to reduce debt. We expect to sell the remaining hotels held for sale during the first quarter of 2010. We believe these transactions demonstrate that there is a market for our type of hotels. We have received numerous inquiries regarding some of our other hotels and we anticipate additional sales will occur when it makes economic sense to do so or conditions so dictate.

Following the close of the first quarter, the Company paid off a $9.0 million 8.4 percent note payable to First National Bank of Omaha that was scheduled to mature in November 2009. The loan was refinanced using a $10 million facility provided by Great Western Bank. The new facility bears interest at 5.5 percent and matures in May 2012. The refinancing left approximately $1.0 million available for support of general operations and also unencumbered five continuing operations hotels from mortgage debt.

The Company’s $9.0 million note payable to Wells Fargo Bank, previously due in September 2009, has been extended to November 12, 2009. We are negotiating with Wells Fargo to extend the maturity for an additional six months. The Company intends to refinance or repay the credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank using other financing, funds from operations or proceeds from the sale of hotels.

The Company is required to meet various financial covenants required by its existing lenders. As further discussed below, as of September 30, 2009, the Company was either in compliance with the financial covenants or obtained waivers for non-compliance. Based upon the Company’s belief that adverse economic conditions, and their effect on the hospitality industry, will not improve significantly in the near term, the Company anticipates that it may violate financial covenants required by its existing lenders in future periods. The Company plans to address these potential financial covenant violations and is currently negotiating amendments to its loan documents. However, we cannot assure you that we will be able to successfully negotiate these future amendments or waivers.

If the Company’s future financial performance fails to meet these financial covenants, or the Company is unable to repay or refinance its debt as it becomes due then its lenders have the ability to take control of its encumbered hotel assets. If this were to happen, the Company’s ability to conduct business could be severely impacted as there can be no assurance that the adequacy and timeliness of cash flow would be available to meet the Company’s liquidity requirements.

The Company did not declare a common stock dividend for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The Company will monitor requirements to maintain its REIT status and will routinely evaluate the dividend policy. The Company intends to continue to meet its dividend requirements to retain its REIT status. The Company believes it has the ability to repay its indebtedness when due from operations, sales of hotels and refinancings, and at the same time continue to be a substantial owner of limited service and economy hotels.

Financing

At September 30, 2009, the Company had long-term debt of $186.0 million, consisting of notes and mortgages payable, with a weighted average term to maturity of 5.4 years and a weighted average interest rate of 6.0% (weighted average interest rate on variable debt 4.1% and fixed debt 6.7%).

 

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Aggregate annual principal payments for the remainder of 2009 and thereafter are as follows (in thousands):

 

Remainder of 2009

   $ 10,176

2010

     5,164

2011

     19,008

2012

     59,001

2013

     4,521

Thereafter

     88,169
      
   $ 186,039
      

The remaining maturities in 2009 include approximately $1.2 million of principal amortization on mortgage loans, which we expect to fund through cash flows from operations. The Company’s other outstanding near-term debt includes a $9.0 million note payable to Wells Fargo Bank on November 12, 2009. We are negotiating with Wells Fargo to extend the maturity for an additional six months.

We are required to comply with certain financial covenants for some of our lenders. As of September 30, 2009, we either were in compliance with the financial covenants or obtained waivers for non-compliance (as discussed below). As a result, we are not in default of any of our loans.

Our credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank requires us to maintain a consolidated loan to value ratio (as defined in the loan agreement) that does not exceed 65%. As of September 30, 2009, this ratio was 72.9%. The credit facility also requires us to maintain a minimum consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio (as defined in the loan agreement) of not less than 1:30 to 1. As of September 30, 2009, this ratio was 1.07 to 1. The Company received a waiver for non-compliance with both of these covenants.

Our credit facilities with General Electric Capital Corporation require us to maintain a minimum level of adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the loan agreement) with respect to our GE-encumbered properties for each quarter of 2009. For the third quarter of 2009, the requirement was $6.5 million, reduced by the pro rata percentage of adjusted EBITDA attributable to any GE-encumbered properties that have been sold. As of September 30, 2009, our adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the loan agreement) with respect to our GE-encumbered properties was $6.35 million, and the required adjusted EBITDA after the reduction for sold properties was $6.4 million. The Company received a waiver for non-compliance with this covenant. In connection with the waiver, the interest rate of the loans under our credit facilities with General Electric Capital Corporation was increased by 0.5%. The interest rate increase is retroactive to November 1, 2009. If our fixed charge coverage ratio with respect to our GE-encumbered properties equals or exceeds 1.3:1 before dividends and 1.0:1 after dividends for two consecutive quarters, a cumulative 1.5% increase in the interest rate of the loans will be eliminated.

If we fail to pay our indebtedness when due, fail to comply with covenants or otherwise default on our loans, unless waived, we could incur higher interest rates during the period of such loan defaults, be required to immediately pay our indebtedness and ultimately lose our hotels through lender foreclosure if we are unable to obtain alternative sources of financing with acceptable terms. Our Great Western Bank credit facility contains a cross-default provision which would allow Great Western Bank to declare a default and accelerate our indebtedness to them if we default on certain other loans, and such default would permit that lender to accelerate its indebtedness. We are not in default of any of our loans.

 

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A summary of the Company’s long term debt as of September 30, 2009 is as follows (in thousands):

 

Fixed Rate Debt    Balance    Interest
Rate
    Maturity       

Lender

          

Great Western Bank

   $ 13,719    5.50   12/2011   

Great Western Bank

     9,913    5.50   5/2012   

Greenwich Capital Financial Products

     32,771    7.50   12/2012   

Elkhorn Valley Bank

     966    6.50   4/2014   

Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp

     13,775    5.97   11/2015   

GE Capital

     34,006    6.67   9/2016 - 3/2017   

GE Capital

     23,829    7.19   6/2017    (1

Wachovia Bank

     10,057    7.38   3/2020   

Village Bank

     2,324    7.57   11/2024    (1
              

Total Fixed Rate Debt

     141,360        
              

Variable Rate Debt

          

Lender

          

Wells Fargo

     8,989    5.00   11/2009   

Great Western Bank

     16,107    4.50   2/2012   

GE Capital

     21,099    3.35   2/2018   

GE Capital

     2,470    3.91   2/2018   
              

Total Variable Rate Debt

     48,665        
              

Subtotal debt

     190,025        
              

Less: debt related to hotel properties held for sale

     3,986         (1
              

Total Long-Term Debt

   $ 186,039        
              
(1) Using proceeds from the sale of the hotels, the Company anticipates paying off in full the Village Bank loan as well as

approximately $1.6 million towards the retirement of GE Capital debt.

On February 4, 2009, the Company amended its credit facility with Great Western Bank to (a) increase the principal amount of the short-term line of credit portion of the facility from $2 million to $3.2 million, (b) increase the interest rate applicable to the short-term line of credit portion of the facility from the greater of prime plus 50 basis points and 5.00% to 7.00%, and (c) extend the maturity date of the short-term line of credit portion of the facility from February 1, 2009 to May 3, 2009. This facility was subsequently paid in full as of May 1, 2009 from our existing lines of credit.

On May 6, 2009 the Company borrowed $10 million (fixed rate of 5.5%) from the previously unused $10 million term loan facility available under the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement with Great Western Bank dated December 3, 2008 and used a portion of the borrowings to repay in full the FNBO $9.0 million mortgage loan (fixed rate 8.4%).

On May 21, 2009, we sold our Holiday Inn Express in Gettysburg, PA (51 rooms). The sale price was approximately $2.6 million and a portion of the proceeds were used to pay in full the $1.2 million loan with Susquehanna Bank (fixed rate 7.75%).

 

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On July 20, 2009, we sold our Masters Inn in Kissimmee, FL (116 rooms) for approximately $1.6 million and used the proceeds to reduce our borrowings with GE Capital.

On August 14, 2009, we sold our Comfort Inn in Ellsworth, ME (63 rooms) for approximately $2.2 million and used the proceeds to reduce our borrowings with GE Capital.

On August 21, 2009, we sold our Masters Inn in Orlando, FL (120 rooms) for approximately $3.6 million and used the proceeds to reduce our borrowings with GE Capital.

On August 27, 2009, we sold our Super 8 hotel in Anamosa, IA (35 rooms) for approximately $0.85 million and used the proceeds to pay off Iowa Business Growth.

On September 28, 2009, the Company amended its credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank to extend the maturity date of the credit facility to November 12, 2009. We are negotiating with Wells Fargo to extend the maturity for an additional six months.

Redemption of Noncontrolling Preferred and Common Operating Partnership Units

As of September 30, 2009 we owned, through our subsidiary, Supertel Hospitality REIT Trust, an approximate 98% general partnership interest in Supertel Limited Partnership, through which we own 58 of our hotels. We are the sole general partner of the limited partnership, and the remaining approximate 2% is held by limited partners. Limited partners hold, as of September 30, 2009, 280,466 common operating partnership units. A limited partner may, subject to certain limitations, require that Supertel Limited Partnership redeem all or a portion of his or her common units, at any time after a specified period following the date he or she acquired the common units, by delivering a redemption notice to Supertel Limited Partnership. When a limited partner tenders his or her common units to the partnership for redemption, we can, at our sole discretion, choose to purchase the units for either (1) a number of our shares of common stock equal to the number of units redeemed (subject to certain adjustments) or (2) cash in an amount equal to the market value of the number of our shares of common stock the limited partner would have received if we chose to purchase the units for common stock. We anticipate that we generally will elect to purchase the common units for common stock. Limited partners also held 177,786 preferred operating partnership units as of September 30, 2009. The preferred units are convertible by the holders into common units on a one-for-one basis or may be redeemed for cash at $10 per unit until October 2009. The preferred units receive a preferred dividend distribution of $1.10 per preferred unit annually, payable on a monthly basis and do not participate in the allocations of profits and losses of Supertel Limited Partnership. Holders of 126,751 of the preferred units elected to have their units redeemed for $10 per unit in October, 2009. The holders of the remaining 51,035 preferred units elected to extend until October 24, 2010 their right to have their units redeemed at $10 per unit, as offered by the Company.

On April 2, 2009, the Board of Directors of Supertel Hospitality, Inc. authorized the issuance of 863,611 shares of common stock, $.01 par value per share, of the Company to Budget Motels, Inc. (“BMI”) in exchange for 863,611 common limited partnership units of the Company’s operating partnership, Supertel Limited Partnership. The common limited partnership units were issued to BMI in 2007 in connection with the company’s purchase of hotels. Mr. William Latham, a director of the company, is the owner of BMI.

 

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The Board of Directors authorized the issuance of 91,729 shares of common stock, $.01 par value per share, of the Company to a holder of common operating units of Supertel Limited Partnership on May 29, 2009 in exchange for 91,729 common limited partnership units of the Company’s operating partnership, Supertel Limited Partnership. The 91,729 common limited partnership units were previously issued in connection with the Company’s September 2005 purchase of the Sleep Inn located in Omaha, NE.

Capital Commitments

Below is a summary of certain obligations that will require capital (in thousands):

 

          Payments Due by Period

Contractual Obligations

   Total    Less than
1 Year
   1-3
Years
   4-5
Years
   More than
5 years

Long-term debt including interest

   $ 240,015    $ 12,967    $ 45,107    $ 77,315    $ 104,626

Land leases

     6,920      44      358      359      6,159
                                  

Total contractual obligations

   $ 246,935    $ 13,011    $ 45,465    $ 77,674    $ 110,785
                                  

The column titled Less than 1 Year represents payments due for the balance of 2009.

We have various standing or renewable contracts with vendors. These contracts are all cancelable with immaterial or no cancellation penalties. Contract terms are generally one year or less. In addition, the Company has management agreements with Royco Hotels and HLC Hotels, providing for the management and operation of the hotels, which is discussed further within this document.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

In April 2009, the FASB issued updated guidance which is included in FASB ASC Topic 820-10 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures—Overall, requiring disclosures about the fair value of financial instruments for interim reporting periods of publicly traded companies as well as annual financial statements by requiring disclosures in summarized financial information at interim reporting periods. This pronouncement was effective for interim reporting periods ending after June 15, 2009, with early adoption permitted for periods ending after March 15, 2009.

Per ASC 820-10 Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or would be paid to transfer a liability (i.e., the “exit price”) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value measurements are determined under a three-level hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value, distinguishing between market participant assumptions developed based on market data obtained from sources independent of the reporting entity (“observable inputs”) and the reporting entity’s own assumptions about market participant assumptions developed based on the best information available in the circumstances (“unobservable inputs”).

The Company estimates the fair value of its fixed rate debt and the credit spreads over variable market rates on its variable rate debt by discounting the future cash flows of each instrument at estimated market rates or credit spreads consistent with the maturity of the debt obligation with similar credit policies. Credit spreads take into consideration general market conditions and maturity. As of September 30, 2009, the carrying value and estimated fair value of the Company’s debt was $186.0 million and $189.8 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2008, the carrying value and estimated fair value of the Company’s debt was $190.1 million and $193.5 million, respectively. The carrying value of the Company’s other financial instruments approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

 

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Other

To maintain our REIT tax status, we generally must distribute at least 90% of our taxable income to our shareholders annually. In addition, we are subject to a 4% non-deductible excise tax if the actual amount distributed to shareholders in a calendar year is less than a minimum amount specified under the federal income tax laws. We have a general dividend policy of paying out approximately 100% of annual REIT taxable income. The actual amount of any future dividends will be determined by the Board of Directors based on our actual results of operations, economic conditions, capital expenditure requirements and other factors that the Board of Directors deems relevant.

Off Balance Sheet Financing Transactions

We have not entered into any off balance sheet financing transactions.

Funds from Operations

The Company’s funds from operations (“FFO”) for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2009 were $2.1 million and $6.6 million, respectively, representing a decrease of $3.5 million and $7.1 million from FFO reported for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively. FFO is reconciled to net earnings (loss) as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
     2009     2008    2009     2008

Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

   $ (1,415   $ 1,719    $ (3,217   $ 2,527

Depreciation and amortization

     3,559        3,826      10,870        11,146

Net (gain) loss on disposition of real estate assets

     (83     3      (1,047     2
                             

FFO available to common shareholders

   $ 2,061      $ 5,548    $ 6,606      $ 13,675
                             

FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure. We consider FFO to be a market accepted measure of an equity REIT’s operating performance, which is necessary, along with net earnings (loss), for an understanding of our operating results. FFO, as defined under the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) standards, consists of net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains (or losses) from sales of real estate assets, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate assets. We believe our method of calculating FFO complies with the NAREIT definition. FFO does not represent amounts available for management’s discretionary use because of needed capital replacement or expansion, debt service obligations, or other commitments and uncertainties. FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to pay dividends or make distributions. All REITs do not calculate FFO in the same manner; therefore, our calculation may not be the same as the calculation of FFO for similar REITs.

We use FFO as a performance measure to facilitate a periodic evaluation of our operating results relative to those of our peers, who like us, are typically members of NAREIT. We consider FFO a useful additional measure of performance for an equity REIT because it facilitates an understanding of the operating performance of our properties without giving effect to real estate depreciation and amortization, which assume that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, we believe that FFO provides a meaningful indication of our performance.

Revenue Per Available Room (“RevPAR”), Average Daily Rate (“ADR”), and Occupancy

 

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The following table presents our RevPAR, ADR and Occupancy, by region, for the three months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively. The comparisons of same store operations (excluding Held For Sale hotels) are for 114 hotels owned as of July 1, 2008.

 

     Room
Count
   Three months ended
September 30, 2009
   Room
Count
   Three months ended
September 30, 2008

Same Store*

Region

      RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR       RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR

Mountain

   214    $ 40.48    72.9   $ 55.53    214    $ 48.76    84.9   $ 57.41

West North Central

   2,928      32.26    66.2     48.71    2,928      36.01    72.6     49.58

East North Central

   1,081      44.73    69.7     64.15    1,081      51.98    76.4     68.04

Middle Atlantic/New England

   142      46.43    68.0     68.23    142      52.69    75.6     69.74

South Atlantic

   4,038      23.75    57.2     41.53    4,038      26.67    59.3     45.00

East South Central

   1,070      30.47    57.0     53.47    1,070      33.58    59.7     56.23

West South Central

   456      24.88    53.3     46.73    456      30.54    63.6     48.02
                                                 

Total Same Store

   9,929    $ 30.01    61.5   $ 48.78    9,929    $ 33.95    66.1   $ 51.36
                                                 

States included in the Regions

                     

Mountain

   Idaho and Montana

West North Central

   Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota

East North Central

   Indiana and Wisconsin

Middle Atlantic/New England

   Pennsylvania

South Atlantic

   Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

East South Central

   Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee

West South Central

   Arkansas and Louisiana
  
* Same Store reflects 114 hotels in continuing operations that were owned by the Company as of July 1, 2008.

Our RevPAR, ADR, and Occupancy, by franchise affiliation, for the three months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, were as follows:

 

     Room
Count
  Three months ended
September 30, 2009
   Room
Count
   Three months ended
September 30, 2008

Same Store*

Brand

     RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR       RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR

Limited Service

                    

Midscale w/o F&B**

                    

Comfort Inn/ Comfort Suites

   1,669   $ 45.22    64.4   $ 70.19    1,669    $ 51.90    68.7   $ 75.53

Hampton Inn

   135     44.52    61.4     72.55    135      56.06    73.7     76.09

Holiday Inn Express

   125     44.10    69.8     63.20    125      46.39    70.5     65.81

Other Midscale (1)

   291     27.12    46.8     57.98    291      36.17    57.9     62.52
                                                

Total Midscale w/o F&B**

   2,220     42.75    62.2     68.69    2,220      49.78    67.7     73.54
                                                

Economy

                    

Days Inn

   1,146     30.55    58.8     51.99    1,146      33.56    61.5     54.54

Super 8

   3,474     32.58    67.6     48.23    3,474      37.02    74.9     49.43

Other Economy (2)

   350     23.09    38.5     60.03    350      25.20    43.2     58.36

Masters Inn

   1,514     18.40    53.1     34.63    1,514      20.76    55.0     37.72
                                                

Total Economy

   6,484     28.40    61.1     46.50    6,484      31.96    66.2     48.30
                                                

Total Midscale/Economy

   8,704     32.06    61.4     52.24    8,704      36.51    66.6     54.85
                                                

Extended Stay (3)

   1,225     15.43    62.6     24.65    1,225      15.78    62.9     25.09
                                                

Total Same Store

   9,929   $ 30.01    61.5   $ 48.78    9,929    $ 33.95    66.1   $ 51.36
                                                
   1     Includes Ramada Limited, Baymont Inn and Sleep Inn brands
   2     Includes Guesthouse Inn and independent hotels
   3     Includes Savannah Suites and Tara Inn
   **     “w/o F&B” indicates without food and beverage

*       Same Store reflects 114 hotels in continuing operations that were owned by the Company as of July 1, 2008.

The following table presents our RevPAR, ADR and Occupancy, by region, for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively. The comparisons of same store operations (excluding Held For Sale hotels) are for 104 hotels owned as of January 1, 2008 and ten hotels acquired as of January 2, 2008.

 

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     Room
Count
   Nine months ended
September 30, 2009
   Room
Count
   Nine months ended
September 30, 2008

Same Store*

Region

      RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR       RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR

Mountain

   214    $ 34.22    64.9   $ 52.72    214    $ 40.57    77.2   $ 52.54

West North Central

   2,928      29.05    60.4     48.06    2,928      31.97    65.8     48.56

East North Central

   1,081      37.42    60.7     61.65    1,081      43.39    67.6     64.18

Middle Atlantic/New England

   142      40.22    60.3     66.71    142      45.15    66.6     67.81

South Atlantic

   4,038      24.50    57.2     42.81    4,038      27.91    62.1     44.92

East South Central

   1,070      29.37    55.3     53.14    1,070      31.15    55.9     55.74

West South Central

   456      25.62    54.7     46.85    456      28.82    61.7     46.70
                                                 

Total Same Store

   9,929    $ 28.26    58.4   $ 48.36    9,929    $ 31.70    63.5   $ 49.92
                                                 

States included in the Regions

                     

Mountain

   Idaho and Montana

West North Central

   Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota

East North Central

   Indiana and Wisconsin

Middle Atlantic/New England

   Pennsylvania

South Atlantic

   Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

East South Central

   Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee

West South Central

   Arkansas and Louisiana

 

* Same Store reflects 114 hotels in continuing operations that were owned by the Company as of January 1, 2008 (104) and January 2, 2008 (10).

Our RevPAR, ADR, and Occupancy, by franchise affiliation, for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, were as follows:

 

     Room
Count
  Nine months ended
September 30, 2009
   Room
Count
   Nine months ended
September 30, 2008

Same Store*

Brand

     RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR       RevPAR    Occupancy     ADR

Limited Service

                    

Midscale w/o F&B

                    

Comfort Inn/ Comfort Suites

   1,669   $ 40.34    58.2   $ 69.36    1,669    $ 46.32    63.2   $ 73.25

Hampton Inn

   135     44.92    60.2     74.65    135      53.43    70.4     75.95

Holiday Inn Express

   125     45.43    69.4     65.48    125      44.21    66.8     66.23

Other Midscale (1)

   291     31.69    53.1     59.67    291      38.90    61.1     63.63
                                                

Total Midscale w/o F&B

   2,220     39.77    58.2     68.28    2,220      45.66    63.6     71.80
                                                

Economy

                    

Days Inn

   1,146     29.04    55.1     52.72    1,146      30.90    58.4     52.93

Super 8

   3,474     29.28    61.8     47.36    3,474      32.49    67.7     47.95

Other Economy (2)

   350     27.07    44.4     61.00    350      29.87    49.0     60.90

Masters Inn

   1,514     18.99    53.3     35.63    1,514      22.63    58.7     38.56
                                                

Total Economy

   6,484     26.72    57.7     46.30    6,484      29.76    62.9     47.27
                                                

Total Midscale/Economy

   8,704     30.05    57.8     51.94    8,704      33.81    63.1     53.57
                                                

Extended Stay (3)

   1,225     15.57    62.7     24.84    1,225      16.68    66.3     25.18
                                                

Total Same Store

   9,929   $ 28.26    58.4   $ 48.36    9,929    $ 31.70    63.5   $ 49.92
                                                
   1     Includes Ramada Limited, Baymont Inn and Sleep Inn brands
   2     Includes Guesthouse Inn and independent hotels
   3     Includes Savannah Suites and Tara Inn
   **     “w/o F&B” indicates without food and beverage

*       Same Store reflects 114 hotels in continuing operations that were owned by the Company as of January 1, 2008 (104) and January 2, 2008 (10).

Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements

Effective July 1, 2009, the Company adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 105-10, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

 

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—Overall (“ASC 105-10”). ASC 105-10 establishes the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (the “Codification”) as the source of authoritative accounting principles recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities in the preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP. Rules and interpretive releases of the SEC under authority of federal securities laws are also sources of authoritative U.S. GAAP for SEC registrants. All guidance contained in the Codification carries an equal level of authority. The Codification superseded all existing non-SEC accounting and reporting standards. All other non-grandfathered, non-SEC accounting literature not included in the Codification is non-authoritative. The FASB will not issue new standards in the form of Statements, FASB Staff Positions or Emerging Issues Task Force Abstracts. Instead, it will issue Accounting Standards Updates (“ASUs”). The FASB will not consider ASUs as authoritative in their own right. ASUs will serve only to update the Codification, provide background information about the guidance and provide the bases for conclusions on the change(s) in the Codification. FASB guidance throughout this document has been updated for the Codification.

Noncontrolling Interests

Effective January 1, 2009 the Company adopted FASB ASC 810-10 Broad Transactions—Consolidation—Overall. Per ASC 810-10, noncontrolling interest is the portion of equity (net assets) in a subsidiary not attributable, directly or indirectly, to a parent. The ownership interests in the subsidiary that are held by owners other than the parent are noncontrolling interests. Additionally, such noncontrolling interests are reported on the consolidated balance sheets within equity, separately from the Company’s equity. On the consolidated statements of operations, revenues, expenses and net income or loss from less-than-wholly-owned subsidiaries are reported at the consolidated amounts, including both the amounts attributable to the Company and noncontrolling interests. Consolidated statements of equity are included for both quarterly and annual financial statements, including beginning balances, activity for the period and ending balances for shareholders’ equity, noncontrolling interests and total equity.

However, per FASB ASC 480-10-S99 Liabilities—Overall—SEC Materials, securities that are redeemable for cash or other assets at the option of the holder, not solely within the control of the issuer, must be classified outside of permanent equity. This would result in certain outside ownership interests being included as redeemable noncontrolling interest outside of permanent equity in the consolidated balance sheets. The Company makes this determination based on terms in applicable agreements, specifically in relation to redemption provisions. Additionally, with respect to noncontrolling interests for which the Company has a choice to settle the contract by delivery of its own shares, the Company considered existing GAAP guidance to evaluate whether the Company controls the actions or events necessary to issue the maximum number of shares that could be required to be delivered under share settlement of the contract.

The consolidated results of the Company include the following ownership interests held by owners other than the Company: the common units in the Operating Partnership held by third parties (280,466 at September 30, 2009), and the preferred units in the Operating Partnership held by third parties (177,786 at September 30, 2009).

Regarding the common units in the Operating Partnership, the Company controls the actions or events necessary to issue the maximum number of shares that could be required to be delivered under share settlement at redemption. The Company has determined that these interests are noncontrolling interests to be included in permanent equity, separate from the Company’s shareholders’ equity, in the consolidated balance sheets and statements of equity. Net income or loss related to the noncontrolling interest is included in net income or loss in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

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Regarding the preferred units in the Operating Partnership, in certain circumstances, redemption of the units could result in a net cash settlement outside the control of the Company. Accordingly, consistent with ASC 480-10-S99 Liabilities—Overall—SEC Materials, the Company will continue to record this noncontrolling interest outside of permanent equity in the consolidated balance sheets. Based on the Company’s evaluation of the redemption value of the redeemable noncontrolling interest, the Company has reflected this interest at its redemption value as of September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008.

 

Item 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK:

There has been no material change in our market risk exposure subsequent to December 31, 2008.

 

Item 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES:

Evaluation was performed under the supervision of management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15 of the rules promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that as of the end of the period covered by this report, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports the Company files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was (1) accumulated and communicated to management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures and (2) recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms. No changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting occurred during the quarter covered by this report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

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Item 1. Legal Proceedings

Various claims and legal proceedings arise in the ordinary course of business and may be pending against the Company and its properties. Based upon the information available, the Company believes that the resolution of any of these claims and legal proceedings should not have a material adverse affect on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Three separate lawsuits have been filed against the Company in Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky; one lawsuit filed by a plaintiff on June 26, 2008, a second lawsuit filed by fourteen plaintiffs on December 15, 2008 and a third lawsuit filed by six plaintiffs on January 16, 2009. The plaintiffs in the three cases, now consolidated as one action, allege that as guests at the Company’s hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, they were exposed to carbon monoxide as a consequence of a faulty water heater at the hotel. The plaintiffs have also sued the plumbing company which performed repairs on the water heater at the hotel. On August 7, 2009 the Company’s insurers notified the Company that they would defend the consolidated lawsuit with a reservation of rights as to coverage.

Plaintiffs are seeking to recover for damages arising out of physical and mental injury, lost wages, pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses and punitive or exemplary damages. The damages claimed by plaintiffs in discovery thus far are in a range of approximately $37 to $41 million. The company retains three tranches of commercial general liability insurance with aggregate limits of $51 million. At this time, the Company has not recorded a liability as the amount of the loss contingency is not reasonably estimable. The Company does not expect the suit to be resolved prior to fiscal year 2010 but will continue to evaluate the estimability of loss contingency amounts.

 

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Summary Financial Data

The following sets forth summary financial data that has been prepared by the Company without audit. The Company believes the following data should be used as a supplement to the consolidated statements of operations and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008.

 

     Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 

(In thousands, except per share and statistical data)

   2009     2008     2009     2008  

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

   $ (856   $ 2,064      $ (3,739   $ 2,759   
                                

Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

   $ (1,415   $ 1,719      $ (3,217   $ 2,527   
                                

Earnings per share from continuing operations—basic

   $ (0.03   $ 0.06      $ (0.16   $ 0.09   
                                

Earnings per share from discontinued operations—basic

   $ (0.03   $ 0.02      $ 0.01      $ 0.03   
                                

Earnings per share—basic

   $ (0.06   $ 0.08      $ (0.15   $ 0.12   
                                

Earnings per share—diluted

   $ (0.06   $ 0.08      $ (0.15   $ 0.12   
                                

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

   $ 5,479      $ 9,635      $ 17,056      $ 25,104   
                                

FFO attributable to common shareholders (2)

   $ 2,061      $ 5,548      $ 6,606      $ 13,675   
                                

FFO per share—basic

     0.09        0.27        0.31        0.66   
                                

FFO per share—diluted

     0.09        0.26        0.31        0.64   
                                

Net cash flow:

        

Provided by operating activities

   $ 1,184      $ 6,915      $ 6,864      $ 20,449   

Provided by (used in) investing activities

   $ 6,772      $ (2,783   $ 8,827      $ (31,567

Provided by (used in) financing activities

   $ (8,293   $ (4,196   $ (15,990   $ 11,320   

Weighted average number of shares outstanding for:

        

calculation of earnings per share—basic

     21,880        20,906        21,542        20,811   
                                

calculation of earnings per share—diluted

     21,880        20,906        21,542        20,812   
                                

Weighted average number of shares outstanding for:

        

calculation of FFO per share—basic

     21,880        20,906        21,542        20,811   
                                

calculation of FFO per share—diluted

     21,880        22,346        21,542        22,346   
                                

RECONCILIATION OF WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES FOR EPS DILUTED TO FFO PER SHARE DILUTED:

        

EPS diluted shares

     21,880        20,906        21,542        20,812   

Common stock issuable upon exercise or conversion of:

        

Options

     —          —          —          —     

Series A Preferred Stock

     —          1,440        —          1,534   
                                

FFO per share diluted shares

     21,880        22,346        21,542        22,346   
                                

 

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     Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 

(In thousands, except per share and statistical data)

   2009     2008     2009     2008  

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

        

Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

   $ (1,415   $ 1,719      $ (3,217   $ 2,527   

Interest, including disc ops

     3,377        3,371        9,783        10,472   

Income tax benefit, including disc ops

     (448     175        (1,506     (189

Depreciation and amortization, including disc ops

     3,559        3,826        10,870        11,146   
                                

EBITDA

     5,073        9,091        15,930        23,956   

Noncontrolling interest

     38        175        21        356   

Preferred stock dividends

     368        369        1,105        792   
                                

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

   $ 5,479      $ 9,635      $ 17,056      $ 25,104   
                                

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO FFO

        

Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders

   $ (1,415   $ 1,719      $ (3,217   $ 2,527   

Depreciation and amortization

     3,559        3,826        10,870        11,146   

Net (gain) loss on disposition of assets

     (83     3        (1,047     2   
                                

FFO available to common shareholders (2)

   $ 2,061      $ 5,548      $ 6,606      $ 13,675   
                                

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

        

Average Daily Rate

   $ 48.78      $ 51.36      $ 48.36      $ 49.92   

Revenue Per Available Room

   $ 30.01      $ 33.95      $ 28.26      $ 31.70   

Occupancy

     61.5     66.1     58.4     63.5

 

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). We calculate Adjusted EBITDA by adding back to net earnings (loss) available to common shareholders certain non-operating expenses and non-cash charges which are based on historical cost accounting and we believe may be of limited significance in evaluating current performance. We believe these adjustments can help eliminate the accounting effects of depreciation and amortization and financing decisions and facilitate comparisons of core operating profitability between periods, even though Adjusted EBITDA also does not represent an amount that accrues directly to common shareholders. In calculating Adjusted EBITDA, we also add back preferred stock dividends and noncontrolling interests, which are cash charges.

Adjusted EBITDA doesn’t represent cash generated from operating activities determined by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, cash flow from operations or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of our liquidity, nor is Adjusted EBITDA indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to make cash distributions. Neither does the measurement reflect cash expenditures for long-term assets and other items that have been and will be incurred. Adjusted EBITDA may include funds that may not be available for management’s discretionary use due to functional requirements to conserve funds for capital expenditures, property acquisitions, and other commitments and uncertainties. To compensate for this, management considers the impact of these excluded items to the extent they are material to operating decisions or the evaluation of our operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

(2)

FFO is a non-GAAP financial measure. We consider FFO to be a market accepted measure of an equity REIT’s operating performance, which is necessary, along with net earnings (loss), for an understanding of our operating results. FFO, as defined under the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) standards, consists of net income computed in accordance with GAAP, excluding gains (or losses) from sales of real estate assets, plus depreciation and amortization of real estate assets. We believe our method of calculating FFO complies with the NAREIT definition. FFO does not represent amounts available for management’s discretionary use because of

 

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needed capital replacement or expansion, debt service obligations, or other commitments and uncertainties. FFO should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of our liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs, including our ability to pay dividends or make distributions. All REITs do not calculate FFO in the same manner; therefore, our calculation may not be the same as the calculation of FFO for similar REITs.

We use FFO as a performance measure to facilitate a periodic evaluation of our operating results relative to those of our peers, who, like us, are typically members of NAREIT. We consider FFO a useful additional measure of performance for an equity REIT because it facilitates an understanding of the operating performance of our properties without giving effect to real estate depreciation and amortization, which assume that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, we believe that FFO provides a meaningful indication of our performance.

Because this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is being filed within four business days after the applicable triggering events, the information below is being disclosed under this Item 5 instead of under Item 1.01 (Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement) of Form 8-K.

The Company received waivers to certain of its financial covenants with certain of its lenders on November 9, 2009, as described in, and incorporated herein by reference from, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources.”

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

10.1    Loan Modification Agreement dated as of September 30, 2009 by and between General Electric Capital Corporation, Supertel Limited Partnership, Supertel Hospitality, Inc. and Supertel Hospitality REIT Trust.
10.2    Loan Modification Agreement dated as of September 30, 2009 by and between General Electric Capital Corporation, SPPR-South Bend, LLC, Supertel Hospitality, Inc., Supertel Limited Partnership and Supertel Hospitality REIT Trust.
31.1    Section 302 Certificate of Chief Executive Officer
31.2    Section 302 Certificate of Chief Financial Officer
32.1    Section 906 Certifications of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    SUPERTEL HOSPITALITY, INC.
Dated this 9th day of November, 2009     By:   /S/    KELLY A. WALTERS        
      Kelly A. Walters
      President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Dated this 9th day of November, 2009     By:   /S/    CORRINE L. SCARPELLO        
      Corrine L. Scarpello
      Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

 

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Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

10.1    Loan Modification Agreement dated as of September 30, 2009 by and between General Electric Capital Corporation, Supertel Limited Partnership, Supertel Hospitality, Inc. and Supertel Hospitality REIT Trust.
10.2    Loan Modification Agreement dated as of September 30, 2009 by and between General Electric Capital Corporation, SPPR-South Bend, LLC, Supertel Hospitality, Inc., Supertel Limited Partnership and Supertel Hospitality REIT Trust.
31.1    Section 302 Certificate of Chief Executive Officer
31.2    Section 302 Certificate of Chief Financial Officer
32.1    Section 906 Certifications of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

 

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