HYATT HOTELS CORP, 10-Q filed on 7/31/2014
Quarterly Report
Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Jul. 25, 2014
Common Class A
Jul. 25, 2014
Common Class B
Entity Information [Line Items]
 
 
 
Entity Registrant Name
Hyatt Hotels Corp 
 
 
Entity Central Index Key
0001468174 
 
 
Current Fiscal Year End Date
--12-31 
 
 
Entity Filer Category
Large Accelerated Filer 
 
 
Document Type
10-Q 
 
 
Document Period End Date
Jun. 30, 2014 
 
 
Document Fiscal Year Focus
2014 
 
 
Document Fiscal Period Focus
Q2 
 
 
Amendment Flag
false 
 
 
Trading Symbol
 
 
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding
 
41,127,501 
112,527,463 
Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Income (USD $)
In Millions, except Per Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
REVENUES:
 
 
 
 
Owned and leased hotels
$ 592 
$ 572 
$ 1,140 
$ 1,064 
Management and franchise fees
103 
96 
192 
171 
Other revenues
23 
21 
44 
41 
Other revenues from managed properties
440 
403 
856 
791 
Total revenues
1,158 
1,092 
2,232 
2,067 
DIRECT AND SELLING, GENERAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
Owned and leased hotels
430 
413 
845 
804 
Depreciation and amortization
83 
85 
178 
173 
Other direct costs
10 
18 
15 
Selling, general, and administrative
80 
75 
167 
159 
Other costs from managed properties
440 
403 
856 
791 
Direct and selling, general, and administrative expenses
1,043 
984 
2,064 
1,942 
Net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs
12 
10 
Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures
23 
(5)
16 
(6)
Interest expense
(18)
(16)
(37)
(33)
Asset Impairments
(7)1
(3)1
(7)1
(11)1
Gains on sales of real estate
99 
62 
99 
Other loss, net
(1)
(16)
(13)
(14)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
121 
167 
201 
170 
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES
(46)
(55)
(70)
(50)
NET INCOME
75 
112 
131 
120 
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
(1)
(1)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION
$ 74 
$ 112 
$ 130 
$ 120 
EARNINGS PER SHARE - Basic
 
 
 
 
Net income - Basic (in dollars per share)
$ 0.49 
$ 0.70 
$ 0.85 
$ 0.75 
Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation - Basic (in dollars per share)
$ 0.48 
$ 0.70 
$ 0.84 
$ 0.75 
EARNINGS PER SHARE - Diluted
 
 
 
 
Net income - Diluted (in dollars per share)
$ 0.49 
$ 0.70 
$ 0.84 
$ 0.75 
Net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation - Diluted (in dollars per share)
$ 0.48 
$ 0.70 
$ 0.83 
$ 0.75 
[1] In conjunction with our regular assessment of impairment indicators in the second quarter of 2014, we identified property and equipment whose carrying value exceeded its fair value and as a result recorded a $7 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. During the second quarter of 2013, we classified a property as held for sale. We conducted an analysis to determine if our carrying value was greater than fair value based on the expected sales price at that time. As a result of this assessment we recorded a $3 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. In conjunction with our regular assessment of impairment indicators in the first quarter of 2013, we identified property and equipment whose carrying value exceeded its fair value and as a result recorded an $8 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the six months ended June 30, 2013.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
NET INCOME
$ 75 
$ 112 
$ 131 
$ 120 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax (benefit) expense of $- and $- for the three months ended and $1 and $- for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively
12 
(24)
13 
(26)
Unrealized losses on available for sale securities, net of tax (benefit) expense of $(2) and $- for the three months ended and $(1) and $- for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively
(3)
(6)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
(24)
(26)
Comprehensive income
84 
88 
138 
94 
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(1)
(1)
Comprehensive income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation
$ 83 
$ 88 
$ 137 
$ 94 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Parentheticals (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Foreign currency translation adjustments, Tax
$ 0 
$ 0 
$ 1 
$ 0 
Unrealized losses on Available for Sale Securities, Tax
$ (2)
$ 0 
$ (1)
$ 0 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Jun. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
ASSETS
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 553 
$ 454 
Restricted cash
103 
184 
Short-term investments
30 
30 
Receivables, net of allowances of $12 and $11 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively
316 
273 
Inventories
17 
77 
Prepaids and other assets
109 
122 
Prepaid income taxes
24 
12 
Deferred tax assets
27 
11 
Assets held for sale
175 
Total current assets
1,354 
1,163 
Investments
319 
329 
Property and equipment, net
4,366 
4,671 
Financing receivables, net of allowances
91 
119 
Goodwill
136 
147 
Intangibles, net
587 
591 
Deferred tax assets
173 
198 
Other assets
987 
959 
TOTAL ASSETS
8,013 
8,177 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
194 
Accounts payable
124 
133 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
402 
411 
Accrued compensation and benefits
117 
133 
Liabilities held for sale
31 
Total current liabilities
679 
871 
Long-term debt
1,298 
1,289 
Other long-term liabilities
1,257 
1,240 
Total liabilities
3,234 
3,400 
Commitments and contingencies (see Note 10)
   
   
EQUITY:
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized and none outstanding as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013
Common stock
Additional paid-in capital
2,880 
3,015 
Retained earnings
1,951 
1,821 
Treasury stock at cost, 36,273 shares at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013
(1)
(1)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(61)
(68)
Total stockholders' equity
4,771 
4,769 
Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries
Total equity
4,779 
4,777 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$ 8,013 
$ 8,177 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Parentheticals (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
Jun. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable, Current
$ 12 
$ 11 
Preferred Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share (per share)
$ 0.01 
$ 0.01 
Preferred Stock, Shares Authorized (in shares)
10,000,000 
10,000,000 
Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)
Common Class A
 
 
Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share (per share)
$ 0.01 
$ 0.01 
Common Stock, Shares Authorized (in shares)
1,000,000,000 
1,000,000,000 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding (in shares)
41,428,885 
43,584,144 
Common Stock, Shares, Issued (in shares)
41,465,158 
43,620,417 
Treasury Stock, Shares (in shares)
36,273 
36,273 
Common Class B
 
 
Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share (per share)
$ 0.01 
$ 0.01 
Common Stock, Shares Authorized (in shares)
444,521,875 
444,521,875 
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding (in shares)
112,527,463 
112,527,463 
Common Stock, Shares, Issued (in shares)
112,527,463 
112,527,463 
Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Cash Flows (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
NET INCOME
$ 131 
$ 120 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
178 
173 
Deferred income taxes
41 
Asset Impairments
1
11 1
Equity (earnings) losses from unconsolidated hospitality ventures and distributions received
23 
17 
Gains on sales of real estate
(62)
(99)
Working capital changes and other
(27)
(101)
Net cash provided by operating activities
253 
162 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
Purchases of marketable securities and short-term investments
(214)
(51)
Proceeds from marketable securities and short-term investments
195 
484 
Contributions to investments
(61)
(58)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(85)
Capital expenditures
(111)
(92)
Proceeds from sales of real estate and assets held for sale, net of cash disposed
316 
208 
Sales proceeds transferred to escrow as restricted cash
(232)
(135)
Real Estate Sales proceeds transferred from escrow to cash and cash equivalents
306 
44 
Other investing activities
(3)
Net cash provided by investing activities
201 
312 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
Proceeds from long-term debt, net of issuance costs of $- and $3
14 
356 
Repayments of long-term debt
(304)
Repurchase of common stock
(149)
(223)
Repayment of capital lease obligation
(191)
Other financing activities
(11)
(4)
Net cash used in financing activities
(337)
(175)
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH
(6)
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
111 
305 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS-BEGINNING OF YEAR
454 
413 
Reclassification of cash and cash equivalents to assets held for sale
(12)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS-END OF PERIOD
553 
718 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
Cash paid during the period for interest
38 
38 
Cash paid during the period for income taxes
105 
35 
Non-cash operating activities are as follows:
 
 
Non-cash performance guarantee
117 
Non-cash investing activities are as follows:
 
 
Non-cash contract acquisition costs
117 
Change in accrued capital expenditures
$ 1 
$ (4)
[1] In conjunction with our regular assessment of impairment indicators in the second quarter of 2014, we identified property and equipment whose carrying value exceeded its fair value and as a result recorded a $7 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. During the second quarter of 2013, we classified a property as held for sale. We conducted an analysis to determine if our carrying value was greater than fair value based on the expected sales price at that time. As a result of this assessment we recorded a $3 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. In conjunction with our regular assessment of impairment indicators in the first quarter of 2013, we identified property and equipment whose carrying value exceeded its fair value and as a result recorded an $8 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the six months ended June 30, 2013.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Parentheticals (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Debt Issuance Cost
$ 0 
$ 3 
Organization
Organization
ORGANIZATION
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries ("Hyatt Hotels Corporation") provide hospitality services on a worldwide basis through the management, franchising and ownership of hospitality related businesses. As of June 30, 2014, we operated or franchised 274 full service hotels under the Hyatt portfolio of brands, consisting of 111,003 rooms throughout the world. As of June 30, 2014, we operated or franchised 261 select service hotels under the Hyatt portfolio of brands with 35,563 rooms, of which 254 hotels are located in the United States. As of June 30, 2014, our Hyatt portfolio of brands included 2 franchised all inclusive Hyatt-branded resorts, consisting of 926 rooms. We operate these hotels in 48 countries around the world. We hold ownership interests in certain of these hotels. We develop, operate, manage, license or provide services to the Hyatt portfolio of brands including timeshare, fractional and other forms of residential or vacation properties.
As used in these Notes and throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the terms "Company," "HHC," "we," "us," or "our" mean Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") for interim financial information, the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all information or footnotes required by GAAP for complete annual financial statements. As a result, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying Notes in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 (the "2013 Form 10-K").
We have eliminated all intercompany transactions in our condensed consolidated financial statements. We consolidate entities for which we either have a controlling financial interest or are considered to be the primary beneficiary.
Management believes that the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, which are all of a normal recurring nature, considered necessary for a fair presentation of the interim periods.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

Adopted Accounting Standards

In February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") released Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-04 ("ASU 2013-04"), Liabilities (Topic 405): Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for Which the Total Amount of the Obligation is Fixed at the Reporting Date (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force). ASU 2013-04 requires an entity to measure obligations resulting from joint and several liability arrangements for which the total amount of the obligation is fixed at the reporting date as the sum of the amount the reporting entity agreed to pay on the basis of its arrangement among its co-obligors and any additional amount the reporting entity expects to pay on behalf of its co-obligors. The provisions of ASU 2013-04 are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The adoption of ASU 2013-04 did not materially impact our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In March 2013, the FASB released Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-05 ("ASU 2013-05"), Foreign Currency Matters (Topic 830): Parent's Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force). ASU 2013-05 requires that when a reporting entity (parent) ceases to have a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets that is a nonprofit activity or a business within a foreign entity, the parent is required to release any related cumulative translation adjustment into net income. The provisions of ASU 2013-05 are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The adoption of ASU 2013-05 did not materially impact our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In July 2013, the FASB released Accounting Standards Update No. 2013-11 ("ASU 2013-11"), Income Taxes (Topic 740): Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force). ASU 2013-11 requires an entity to present an unrecognized tax benefit, or a portion of an unrecognized tax benefit, in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward. The provisions of ASU 2013-11 are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The adoption of ASU 2013-11 did not materially impact our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In April 2014, the FASB released Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-08 ("ASU 2014-08"), Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360): Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. ASU 2014-08 changes the requirements for reporting discontinued operations and expands the required disclosures surrounding discontinued operations. The provisions of ASU 2014-08 are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2014. Early adoption is permitted for disposals that have not been reported in previously issued financial statements. We have elected to early adopt ASU 2014-08 and have no disposals which qualify as discontinued operations.

Future Adoption of Accounting Standards

In May 2014, the FASB released Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09 (“ASU 2014-09”), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). ASU 2014-09 provides a single, comprehensive revenue recognition model for contracts with customers. The provisions of ASU 2014-09 are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting ASU 2014-09.

In June 2014, the FASB released Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-10 (“ASU 2014-10”), Development Stage Entities (Topic 915): Elimination of Certain Financial Reporting Requirements, Including an Amendment to Variable Interest Entities Guidance in Topic 810, Consolidation. ASU 2014-10 removes the financial reporting distinction between development stage entities and other reporting entities from U.S. GAAP and it eliminates an exception provided in the consolidation guidance for development stage enterprises. The provisions of ASU 2014-10 are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2015. When adopted, ASU 2014-10 is not expected to materially impact our condensed consolidated financial statements.
Equity And Cost Method Investments
Equity And Cost Method Investments
    EQUITY AND COST METHOD INVESTMENTS
We have investments that are recorded under both the equity and cost methods. These investments are considered to be an integral part of our business and are strategically and operationally important to our overall results. Our equity and cost method investment balances recorded at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 are as follows:
 
 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Equity method investments
$
312

 
$
320

Cost method investments
7

 
9

Total investments
$
319

 
$
329


Included in assets held for sale on our condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2014 is $27 million in equity method investments related to our vacation ownership business. See Note 6 for further details.
During 2013, a wholly owned Hyatt subsidiary invested $325 million in Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. ("Playa"), a company that was formed to own, operate and develop all inclusive resorts, certain of which are or will be Hyatt-branded. Playa issued common shares and preferred shares to Hyatt in return for our investment. Our investment in common shares gave us an initial common ownership interest of 21.8%, which has been classified as an equity method investment. The investment in preferred shares has been classified as an available for sale debt security and recorded in other assets on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. See Note 4 for further discussion of our investment in preferred shares.
During the six months ended June 30, 2014, a joint venture in which we hold an ownership interest and which is classified as an equity method investment sold the Hyatt Place Austin Downtown to a third party, for which we received proceeds of $28 million. This transaction resulted in a gain of $20 million, which has been recorded to equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures on our condensed consolidated statements of income. The company will continue to franchise the hotel.
During the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, we recorded $1 million and $2 million, respectively, in impairment charges in equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures related to two equity method investments.
Income from cost method investments included in other loss, net on our condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 includes a $4 million preferred return.
The following table presents summarized financial information for all unconsolidated ventures in which we hold an investment that is accounted for under the equity method.
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Total revenues
$
334

 
$
249

 
$
617

 
$
475

Gross operating profit
108

 
84

 
163

 
158

Income (loss) from continuing operations
32

 
(7
)
 
16

 
(4
)
Net income (loss)
32

 
(7
)
 
16

 
(4
)
Fair Value Measurement
Fair Value Measurement
FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (an exit price). GAAP establishes a valuation hierarchy for prioritizing the inputs that places greater emphasis on the use of observable market inputs and less emphasis on unobservable inputs. When determining fair value, an entity is required to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The three levels of the hierarchy are as follows:
Level One—Fair values based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities;
Level Two—Fair values based on quoted market prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices in inactive markets for identical assets and liabilities, and inputs other than quoted market prices that are observable for the asset or liability;
Level Three—Fair values based on inputs that cannot be corroborated by observable market data and reflect the use of significant management judgment. Valuation techniques could include the use of discounted cash flow models and similar techniques.
We have various financial instruments that are measured at fair value including certain marketable securities. We currently do not have non-financial assets or non-financial liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis.
We utilize the market approach and income approach for valuing our financial instruments. The market approach utilizes prices and information generated by market transactions involving identical or similar assets and liabilities and the income approach uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts (for example, cash flows or earnings) to a single present amount (discounted). For instances in which the inputs used to measure fair value fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the fair value measurement has been determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. Our assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement requires judgment and may affect the classification of fair value assets and liabilities within the fair value hierarchy.
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
As of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, we had the following financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:
 
 
June 30, 2014
 
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level One)
 
Significant Other
Observable Inputs
(Level Two)
 
Significant
Unobservable Inputs
(Level Three)
Marketable securities recorded in cash and cash equivalents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest bearing money market funds
$
24

 
$
24

 
$

 
$

Marketable securities included in
short-term investments, prepaids and
other assets and other assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mutual funds
347

 
347

 

 

Preferred shares
271

 

 

 
271

U.S. government obligations
130

 

 
130

 

U.S. government agencies
43

 

 
43

 

Corporate debt securities
123

 

 
123

 

Mortgage-backed securities
27

 

 
27

 

Asset-backed securities
20

 

 
20

 

Municipal and provincial notes and bonds
4

 

 
4

 


 
December 31, 2013
 
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level One)
 
Significant Other
Observable Inputs
(Level Two)
 
Significant
Unobservable Inputs
(Level Three)
Marketable securities recorded in cash and cash equivalents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest bearing money market funds
$
71

 
$
71

 
$

 
$

Marketable securities included in
short-term investments, prepaids and
other assets and other assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mutual funds
334

 
334

 

 

Preferred shares
278

 

 

 
278

U.S. government obligations
121

 

 
121

 

U.S. government agencies
46

 

 
46

 

Corporate debt securities
112

 

 
112

 

Mortgage-backed securities
20

 

 
20

 

Asset-backed securities
18

 

 
18

 

Municipal and provincial notes and bonds
4

 

 
4

 


During the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, there were no transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy. Our policy is to recognize transfers in and transfers out as of the end of each quarterly reporting period.
Marketable Securities
Our portfolio of marketable securities consists of various types of money market funds, mutual funds, preferred shares and fixed income securities, including U.S. government obligations, obligations of other government agencies, corporate debt, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities and municipal and provincial notes and bonds. The fair value of our mutual funds was classified as Level One as they trade with sufficient frequency and volume to enable us to obtain pricing information on an ongoing basis. We invest a portion of our cash balance into short-term interest bearing money market funds that have a maturity of less than ninety days. Consequently, the balances are recorded in cash and cash equivalents. The funds are held with open-ended registered investment companies and the fair value of the funds is classified as Level One as we are able to obtain market available pricing information on an ongoing basis. The remaining securities, other than our investment in preferred shares, were classified as Level Two due to the use and weighting of multiple market inputs being considered in the final price of the security. Market inputs include quoted market prices from active markets for identical securities, quoted market prices for identical securities in inactive markets, and quoted market prices in active and inactive markets for similar securities.
The impact to net income from total gains or losses included in net gains and interest income from marketable securities held to fund operating programs due to the change in unrealized gains or losses relating to assets still held at the reporting date was insignificant for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.
During the year ended December 31, 2013, we invested $325 million in Playa as of the closing date of the transaction, of which $271 million was attributable to redeemable, convertible preferred shares. Hyatt has the option to convert its preferred shares into shares of common stock at any time through the later of the second anniversary of the closing of our investment or an initial public offering by Playa. The preferred investment is redeemable at Hyatt's option in August 2021. In the event of an initial public offering or other equity issuance, Hyatt has the option to request that Playa redeem up to $125 million of preferred shares, plus any unpaid dividends accumulated thereon. As a result, we have classified the preferred investment as an available for sale debt security, which is included in other assets on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. The investment is remeasured quarterly to fair value and the changes are recorded through other comprehensive income (loss).
We estimated the fair value of the Playa preferred shares using an option pricing model. This model requires that we make certain assumptions regarding the expected volatility, term, risk-free interest rate over the expected term, dividend yield and enterprise value. As Playa is not publicly traded, there is no market value for its stock. Therefore, we utilized observable data for a group of comparable peer companies to assist in developing our volatility assumptions. The expected volatility of Playa’s stock price was developed using weighted average measures of implied volatility and historic volatility for its peer group for a period equal to our expected term of the option. The weighted-average risk-free interest rate was based on a zero coupon U.S. Treasury instrument whose term was consistent with the expected term. We anticipate receiving cumulative preferred dividends on our preferred shares; therefore, the expected dividend yield was assumed to be 10% per annum compounding quarterly for two years and increasing to 12% after the second year, with such dividends to be paid-in-kind.
A summary of the significant assumptions used to estimate the fair value of our preferred investment as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, is as follows:
 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Expected term
1.25 years

 
2 years

Risk-free Interest Rate
0.20
%
 
0.38
%
Volatility
43.5
%
 
47.7
%
Dividend Yield
10
%
 
10
%

Our valuation considers a number of objective and subjective factors that we believe market participants would consider, including: Playa's business and results of operations, including related industry trends affecting Playa's operations; Playa's forecasted operating performance and projected future cash flows; liquidation preferences, redemption rights, and other rights and privileges of Playa's preferred stock; and market multiples of comparable peer companies.
As of June 30, 2014, financial forecasts were used in the computation of the enterprise value using the income approach. The financial forecasts were based on assumed revenue growth rates and operating margin levels. The risks associated with achieving these forecasts were assessed in selecting the appropriate cost of capital. There is inherent uncertainty in our assumptions, and fluctuations in these assumptions will result in different estimates of fair value. Due to the lack of availability of market data, the preferred shares are classified as Level Three. Based on the assumptions used for the six months ended June 30, 2014, the fair value of our preferred shares was $271 million and is recorded in other assets on our condensed consolidated balance sheets, resulting in a $7 million gross unrealized loss recorded in other comprehensive income (loss) as of June 30, 2014.
As of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 the cost or amortized cost value for our investment in Playa was $271 million and the fair value of this available for sale debt security was as follows: 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date using Significant Unobservable Inputs (Level 3) - Preferred Shares
 
2014
Balance at January 1
$
278

Gross unrealized losses
(2
)
Balance at March 31
276

Gross unrealized losses
(5
)
Balance at June 30
$
271



There were no realized gains or losses on available for sale securities for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Gross realized gains and losses on available for sale securities were insignificant for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

Other Financial Instruments
We estimated the fair value of financing receivables using discounted cash flow analysis based on current market assumptions for similar types of arrangements. Due to the lack of availability of market data, we have classified our financing receivables as Level Three. The primary sensitivity in these calculations is based on the selection of appropriate interest and discount rates. Fluctuations in these assumptions will result in different estimates of fair value. For further information on financing receivables, see Note 5.
We estimated the fair value of debt, excluding capital leases, which, as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, consisted primarily of $250 million of 3.875% senior notes due 2016 (the "2016 Notes"), $196 million of 6.875% senior notes due 2019 (the "2019 Notes"), $250 million of 5.375% senior notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes"), and $350 million of 3.375% senior notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes" which, together with the 2016 Notes, the 2019 Notes, and the 2021 Notes are collectively referred to as the "Senior Notes"), bonds and other long-term debt. Our Senior Notes and bonds are classified as Level Two due to the use and weighting of multiple market inputs in the final price of the security. Market inputs include quoted market prices from active markets for identical securities, quoted market prices for identical securities in inactive markets, and quoted market prices in active and inactive markets for similar securities. We estimated the fair value of our other long-term debt instruments using a discounted cash flow analysis based on current market inputs for similar types of arrangements. Due to the lack of availability of market data, we have classified our other long-term debt as Level Three. The primary sensitivity in these calculations is based on the selection of appropriate discount rates. Fluctuations in these assumptions will result in different estimates of fair value.
The carrying amounts and fair values of our other financial instruments are as follows:

 
Asset (Liability)
 
June 30, 2014
 
Carrying Value
 
Fair Value
 
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level One)
 
Significant Other
Observable Inputs
(Level Two)
 
Significant
Unobservable Inputs
(Level Three)
Financing receivables, net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Secured financing to hotel owners
$
26

 
$
29

 
$

 
$

 
$
29

Unsecured financing to hotel owners
65

 
65

 

 

 
65

Vacation ownership mortgage receivables, net included in assets held for sale
35

 
33

 

 

 
33

Debt, excluding capital lease obligations
(1,282
)
 
(1,374
)
 

 
(1,313
)
 
(61
)

 
Asset (Liability)
 
December 31, 2013
 
Carrying Value
 
Fair Value
 
Quoted Prices in
Active Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level One)
 
Significant Other
Observable Inputs
(Level Two)
 
Significant
Unobservable Inputs
(Level Three)
Financing receivables, net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Secured financing to hotel owners
$
26

 
$
28

 
$

 
$

 
$
28

Vacation ownership mortgage receivables
37

 
38

 

 

 
38

Unsecured financing to hotel owners
64

 
64

 

 

 
64

Debt, excluding capital lease obligations
(1,275
)
 
(1,296
)
 

 
(1,263
)
 
(33
)
Financing Receivables
Financing Receivables
FINANCING RECEIVABLES
We have divided our financing receivables, which include loans and other financing arrangements, into three portfolio segments based on their initial measurement, risk characteristics and our method for monitoring or assessing credit risk. These portfolio segments correspond directly with our assessed class of receivables and are as follows:
Secured Financing to Hotel Owners—These financing receivables are senior secured mortgage loans and are collateralized by hotel properties currently in operation. At June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, these loans include financing provided to certain franchisees for the renovation and conversion of certain franchised hotels. These franchisee loans accrue interest at fixed rates ranging between 5.0% and 5.5%.
Vacation Ownership Mortgage Receivables—These financing receivables are comprised of various mortgage loans related to our financing of vacation ownership interval sales. As of June 30, 2014, the weighted-average interest rate on vacation ownership mortgage receivables was 13.9%. As of June 30, 2014, vacation ownership mortgage receivables have been reclassed to assets held for sale on our condensed consolidated balance sheets, see Note 6.
Unsecured Financing to Hotel Owners—These financing receivables are primarily made up of individual unsecured loans and other types of financing arrangements provided to hotel owners. Our other financing arrangements have stated maturities and interest rates. However, the expected repayment terms may be dependent on the future cash flows of the hotels and these financing receivable instruments, therefore, are not considered loans as the repayment dates are not fixed or determinable. Because the other types of financing arrangements are not considered loans, we do not include them in our impaired loans analysis. Since these receivables may come due earlier than the stated maturity date, the expected maturity dates have been excluded from the maturities table below.
The three portfolio segments of financing receivables and their balances at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 are as follows:
 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Secured financing to hotel owners
$
39

 
$
39

Vacation ownership mortgage receivables at various interest rates with varying payments through 2031 (see below)

 
44

Unsecured financing to hotel owners
152

 
147

 
191

 
230

Less allowance for losses
(100
)
 
(103
)
Less current portion included in receivables, net

 
(8
)
Total long-term financing receivables, net
$
91

 
$
119


The balances related to the vacation ownership mortgage receivables included in assets held for sale at June 30, 2014 are as follows:
 
June 30, 2014
Vacation ownership mortgage receivables at various interest rates with varying payments through 2031 (see below)
$
42

Less allowance for losses
(7
)
Less current portion, net
(7
)
Total long-term financing receivables, net included in assets held for sale
$
28


Financing receivables held by us as of June 30, 2014 are scheduled to mature as follows:
Year Ending December 31,
Secured Financing to Hotel Owners
 
Vacation Ownership Mortgage Receivables (included in assets held for sale)
2014
$

 
$
4

2015
39

 
7

2016

 
7

2017

 
5

2018

 
4

Thereafter

 
15

Total
39

 
42

Less allowance
(13
)
 
(7
)
Net financing receivables
$
26

 
$
35


Allowance for Losses and Impairments
We individually assess all loans in the secured financing to hotel owners portfolio and the unsecured financing to hotel owners portfolio for impairment. We assess the vacation ownership mortgage receivables portfolio, which consists entirely of loans, for impairment on an aggregate basis. In addition to loans, we include other types of financing arrangements in unsecured financing to hotel owners which we do not assess individually for impairment. However, we do regularly evaluate our reserves for these other financing arrangements and record provisions in the financing receivables allowance as necessary. Impairment charges for loans within all three portfolios and reserves related to our other financing arrangements are recorded as provisions in the financing receivables allowance. We consider the provisions on all of our portfolio segments to be adequate based on the economic environment and our assessment of the future collectability of the outstanding loans.
The following tables summarize the activity in our financing receivables allowance for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013:
 
Secured Financing
 
Unsecured Financing
 
Total, included in financing receivables, net
 
Vacation Ownership, included in assets held for sale as of June 30, 2014
Allowance at January 1, 2014
$
13

 
$
83

 
$
96

 
$
7

  Provisions

 
2

 
2

 

  Write-offs

 

 

 
(1
)
  Other Adjustments

 
1

 
1

 

Allowance at March 31, 2014
$
13

 
$
86

 
$
99

 
$
6

  Provisions

 
1

 
1

 
1

Allowance at June 30, 2014
$
13

 
$
87

 
$
100

 
$
7


Secured Financing

Vacation Ownership

Unsecured Financing

Total
Allowance at January 1, 2013
$
7


$
9


$
83


$
99

  Provisions




2


2

  Write-offs


(1
)



(1
)
Allowance at March 31, 2013
$
7

 
$
8

 
$
85

 
$
100

  Write-offs

 
(1
)
 
(2
)
 
(3
)
  Other Adjustments

 

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Allowance at June 30, 2013
$
7

 
$
7

 
$
82

 
$
96


We routinely evaluate loans within financing receivables for impairment. To determine whether an impairment has occurred, we evaluate the collectability of both interest and principal. A loan is considered to be impaired when the Company determines that it is probable that we will not be able to collect all amounts due under the contractual terms. We do not recognize interest income for impaired loans unless cash is received, in which case the payment is recorded to other loss, net in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, we did not record any impairment charges for loans to hotel owners.
An analysis of our loans included in secured financing to hotel owners and unsecured financing to hotel owners had the following impaired amounts at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, all of which had a related allowance recorded against them:
Impaired Loans
June 30, 2014
 
Gross Loan Balance (Principal and Interest)
 
Unpaid
Principal
Balance
 
Related
Allowance
 
Average
Recorded
Loan Balance
Secured financing to hotel owners
$
39

 
$
39

 
$
(13
)
 
$
39

Unsecured financing to hotel owners
54

 
37

 
(54
)
 
52


Impaired Loans
December 31, 2013
 
Gross Loan Balance (Principal and Interest)
 
Unpaid
Principal
Balance
 
Related
Allowance
 
Average
Recorded
Loan Balance
Secured financing to hotel owners
$
39

 
$
39

 
$
(13
)
 
$
40

Unsecured financing to hotel owners
51

 
37

 
(51
)
 
52


Interest income recognized on these impaired loans within other loss, net on our condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 was as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Secured financing to hotel owners
$
1

 
$
1

 
$
1

 
$
1

Unsecured financing to hotel owners

 

 

 



Credit Monitoring
On an ongoing basis, we monitor the credit quality of our financing receivables based on payment activity.
Past-due Receivables—We determine financing receivables to be past-due based on the contractual terms of each individual financing receivable agreement.
Non-Performing Receivables—Receivables are determined to be non-performing based upon the following criteria: (1) if interest or principal is more than 90 days past due for secured financing to hotel owners and unsecured financing to hotel owners; (2) if interest or principal is more than 120 days past due for vacation ownership mortgage receivables; or (3) if an impairment charge has been recorded for a loan or a provision established for our other financing arrangements. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, no interest income was accrued for secured financing to hotel owners and unsecured financing to hotel owners more than 90 days past due or for vacation ownership receivables more than 120 days past due. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, insignificant interest income was accrued for vacation ownership receivables past due more than 90 days but less than 120 days.
If a financing receivable is non-performing, we place the financing receivable on non-accrual status. We only recognize interest income when cash is received for financing receivables on non-accrual status. Accrual of interest income is resumed when the receivable becomes contractually current and collection doubts are removed.
The following tables summarize our aged analysis of past-due financing receivables by portfolio segment, the gross balance of financing receivables greater than 90 days past-due and the gross balance of financing receivables on non-accrual status as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013:
 
Analysis of Financing Receivables
June 30, 2014
 
Receivables
Past Due
 
Greater than 90 Days Past Due
 
Receivables on
Non-Accrual
Status
Secured financing to hotel owners
$

 
$

 
$
39

Vacation ownership mortgage receivables, included in assets held for sale
2

 

 

Unsecured financing to hotel owners*
3

 
3

 
86

Total
$
5

 
$
3

 
$
125


Analysis of Financing Receivables
December 31, 2013
 
Receivables
Past Due
 
Greater than 90 Days Past Due
 
Receivables on
Non-Accrual
Status
Secured financing to hotel owners
$

 
$

 
$
39

Vacation ownership mortgage receivables
2

 

 

Unsecured financing to hotel owners*
3

 
3

 
82

Total
$
5

 
$
3

 
$
121

* Certain of these receivables have been placed on non-accrual status and we have recorded allowances for these receivables based on estimates of future cash flows available for payment of these financing receivables. However, a majority of these payments are not past due.
Acquisitions and Dispositions
Acquisitions, Dispositions and Assets held-for-sale
ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
We continually assess strategic acquisitions and dispositions to complement our current business.
Acquisitions
Grand Hyatt San Antonio—We previously held a 30% interest and had recorded a $7 million investment in the entity which owns the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel prior to acquisition. Accordingly, we accounted for the investment as an unconsolidated hospitality venture under the equity method. During the year ended December 31, 2013, we purchased the remaining 70% interest in this entity for $16 million and the repayment of $44 million of mezzanine debt that was held at the hospitality venture prior to our acquisition. This transaction has been accounted for as a step acquisition, which resulted in a $1 million loss on our previously held investment. As of June 30, 2014, we have recorded revisions to our initial purchase price allocation.
The following table summarizes the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed, which are primarily recorded in our owned and leased hotels segment at the date of acquisition (in millions):
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1

Restricted cash
10

Property and equipment, net
226

Intangibles, net
10

Goodwill
7

Other assets
11

Total assets
265

Current liabilities
11

Deferred tax liability
2

Long-term debt, net of bond discount
186

Total liabilities
199

     Total net assets acquired
$
66



The purchase price allocation for this acquisition created goodwill of $7 million at the date of acquisition. The goodwill is recorded within our owned and leased hotels segment. In conjunction with the acquisition, we have $12 million of goodwill that is deductible for tax purposes. The definite lived intangibles are comprised of $9 million of lease related intangibles and $1 million of advanced bookings. The lease related intangibles will be amortized over a weighted-average useful life of 79 years and the advanced bookings will be amortized over a useful life of 4 years. As a result of our completion of this step acquisition, we recorded a $2 million reduction to our existing deferred tax asset related to Grand Hyatt San Antonio, resulting in a net deferred tax asset of $5 million, which relates primarily to property and equipment and intangibles. As part of the acquisition, we assumed outstanding Tax-Exempt Contract Revenue Empowerment Zone Bonds, Series 2005A and Contract Revenue Bonds, Senior Taxable Series 2005B, see Note 8.
The Driskill—During the six months ended June 30, 2013, we acquired The Driskill hotel in Austin, Texas ("The Driskill") for a purchase price of approximately $85 million. The Driskill has a long-standing presence in a market which we view as a key location for our guests. Due to the iconic nature of the hotel and its membership in the Historic Hotels of America and Associated Luxury Hotels International, we have chosen to retain The Driskill name. Of the total $85 million purchase price, significant assets acquired consist of $72 million of property and equipment, a $7 million indefinite lived brand intangible, a $5 million management intangible and $1 million of other assets which have been included primarily in our owned and leased hotels segment.
Dispositions
Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House 2014—During the six months ended June 30, 2014, we sold nine select service properties and one full service property for a combined $311 million, net of closing costs, to an unrelated third party. As part of the sale, we transferred cash and cash equivalents of $3 million upon disposition, resulting in a net sales price of $308 million. This transaction resulted in a pre-tax gain of approximately $62 million. The properties will remain Hyatt-branded hotels for a minimum of 25 years under long-term agreements. The gain has been recognized in gains on sales of real estate on our condensed consolidated statements of income during the six months ended June 30, 2014. The operating results and financial position of these hotels prior to the sale remain within our owned and leased hotels segment. See "Like-Kind Exchange Agreements" below, as proceeds from the sale have been used in a like-kind exchange.
Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf—During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we sold Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf for $100 million, net of closing costs, to an unrelated third party, and entered into a long-term franchise agreement with the owner of the property. The sale resulted in a pre-tax gain of $55 million, which has been recognized in gains on sales of real estate on our condensed consolidated statements of income during the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. The operating results and financial position of this hotel prior to the sale remain within our owned and leased hotels segment. See "Like-Kind Exchange Agreements" below, as proceeds from the sale of Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf have been used in a like-kind exchange.
Hyatt Santa Barbara—During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we sold Hyatt Santa Barbara for $60 million, net of closing costs, to an unrelated third party, and entered into a long-term franchise agreement with the owner of the property. The sale resulted in a pre-tax gain of $44 million, which has been recognized in gains on sales of real estate on our condensed consolidated statements of income during the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. The operating results and financial position of this hotel prior to the sale remain within our owned and leased hotels segment.
Hyatt Place 2013—During the six months ended June 30, 2013, we sold three Hyatt Place properties for a combined $36 million, net of closing costs, to an unrelated third party, resulting in a pre-tax gain of approximately $2 million. These properties had been classified as assets and liabilities held for sale as of December 31, 2012. The Company retained long-term management agreements for each hotel with the purchaser of the hotels. The gain on sale has been deferred and is being recognized in management and franchise fees over the term of the management contracts within our Americas management and franchising segment. The operations of the hotels prior to the sale remain within our owned and leased hotels segment. See "Like-Kind Exchange Agreements", below, as proceeds from the sale of two of the three properties were held as restricted for use in a potential like-kind exchange.
Artwork—During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we sold artwork to an unrelated third party and recognized a pre-tax gain of $29 million which was recognized in other loss, net on our condensed consolidated statements of income. See "Like-Kind Exchange Agreements" below, as proceeds from the sale of artwork were held as restricted for use in a potential like-kind exchange.
Like-Kind Exchange Agreements
Periodically, we enter into like-kind exchange agreements upon the disposition of certain hotels. Pursuant to the terms of these agreements, the proceeds from the sales are placed into an escrow account administered by an intermediary. The proceeds are recorded to restricted cash on our condensed consolidated balance sheets and released once they are utilized as part of a like-kind exchange agreement or when a like-kind exchange agreement is not consummated within the allowable time period.
In conjunction with the sale of nine select service properties and one full service property during the six months ended June 30, 2014, we entered into a like-kind exchange agreement with an intermediary for seven of the select service hotels. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, we recorded and released net proceeds of $232 million from restricted cash as they were utilized as part of the like-kind exchange agreement to acquire the Hyatt Regency Orlando.
In conjunction with the sale of Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf in the second quarter of 2013 and the sale of Hyatt Key West in the fourth quarter of 2013, we entered into like-kind exchange agreements with an intermediary. Accordingly, we classified the net proceeds from the sales of Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf and Hyatt Key West of $100 million and $74 million, respectively, as restricted cash on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the proceeds from Hyatt Key West were released from restricted cash. In 2013, but subsequent to June 30, 2013, the proceeds from Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf were released from restricted cash. The proceeds from each were utilized as part of the like-kind exchange agreement to acquire the Hyatt Regency Orlando.
In conjunction with the 2013 sale of two Hyatt Place properties and the 2012 sale of four Hyatt Place properties, we entered into like-kind exchange agreements with an intermediary. Pursuant to the like-kind exchange agreement, the net proceeds of $23 million from the 2013 sales and $44 million from the 2012 sales were placed into an escrow account administered by an intermediary. During the six months ended June 30, 2013, we released the net proceeds of $44 million from the 2012 sales, as a like-kind exchange was not consummated within allowable time periods.
In conjunction with the second quarter 2013 sale of artwork, we placed proceeds received into restricted cash pursuant to a like-kind exchange agreement administered by an intermediary.
Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale
During the second quarter of 2014, we announced a definitive agreement for the sale of Hyatt Residential Group for approximately $190 million and the sale of our interest in a joint venture that owns and is developing a vacation ownership property in Maui, Hawaii for approximately $35 million. After consummation of the sale transaction, we expect to receive recurring annual license fees under a master license agreement with the purchaser. The Hyatt Residence Club and the vacation ownership resorts will retain the Hyatt Residence Club brand. We anticipate this transaction will close in 2014, and have classified the related assets and liabilities as held for sale at June 30, 2014. Of these assets and liabilities, $163 million and $30 million, respectively, were recorded within our corporate and other segment. The remaining $12 million of assets and $1 million of liabilities were recorded in our owned and leased hotels segment.
The following table summarizes the assets and liabilities related to Hyatt Residential Group that are held for sale (in millions):
Cash and cash equivalents
$
12

Restricted cash
3

Receivables, net of allowances
12

Inventories
59

Other current assets
4

Investments (see Note 3)
27

Property and equipment, net
26

Financing receivables, net of allowances (see Note 5)
28

Goodwill (see Note 7)
4

Total assets held for sale
$
175

Accounts payable
$
6

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
20

Accrued compensation and benefits
3

Other long-term liabilities
2

Total liabilities held for sale
$
31

Debt
Debt Disclosure [Text Block]
Long-term debt, net of current maturities, at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 was $1,298 million and $1,289 million, respectively.
Capital Lease Obligation - During the three months ended June 30, 2014, we acquired the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress for $191 million after exercising our purchase option. This purchase reduced our capital lease obligation, which was recorded in current maturities of long-term debt on our condensed consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2013. The purchase of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress may be used as a replacement property in a potential like-kind exchange.
Floating Average Rate Construction Loan - During the year ended December 31, 2012, we obtained a secured construction loan with Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES (“BNDES”) in order to develop a hotel in Brazil. The loan is split into four separate sub-loans with different interest rates for each sub-loan. All four sub-loans mature in 2023, with options to extend the maturity up to 2031 for sub-loan (a) and (b), subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. Borrowings under the four sub-loans bear interest at the following rates, depending on the applicable sub-loan (a) the variable rate published by BNDES plus 2.92%, (b) the Brazilian Long Term Interest Rate - TJLP plus 3.92%, (c) 2.5% and (d) the Brazilian Long Term Interest Rate - TJLP, with the interest rates referred to in sub-loans (a) and (b) subject to reduction upon the delivery of certain certifications.  As of June 30, 2014, the weighted-average interest rates for the sub-loans that we had drawn upon as of that date was 8.50%. The outstanding balance of the sub-loan subject to the interest rate described in (a) above is subject to adjustment on a daily basis based on BNDES’s calculation of the weighted average of exchange rate variations related to foreign currency funds raised by BNDES in foreign currency. As of June 30, 2014, we had borrowed Brazilian Real ("BRL") 106 million (USD $48 million), against this construction loan, of which BRL 20 million (USD $9 million) had not yet been utilized in construction and was therefore held in restricted cash on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of December 31, 2013, we had borrowed BRL 75 million (USD $32 million) against this construction loan, of which BRL 37 million (USD $16 million) had not yet been utilized in construction and was therefore held in restricted cash on our condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Revolving Credit Facility— As of January 6, 2014, we entered into a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with a syndicate of lenders that amended and restated our prior revolving credit facility and provides for a $1.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility that matures in January 2019. Interest rates on outstanding borrowings are either LIBOR-based or based on an alternate base rate, with margins in each case based on our credit rating or, in certain circumstances, our credit rating and leverage ratio. As of June 30, 2014, the interest rate for a one month LIBOR borrowing would have been 1.4052%, or LIBOR of 0.1552%, plus 1.25%. There was no outstanding balance on this credit facility at June 30, 2014 or on the prior credit facility at December 31, 2013. At June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, we had entered into various letter of credit agreements for $60 million and $104 million, respectively, which reduced our available capacity under the revolving credit facility. The available line of credit on our revolving credit facility at June 30, 2014 was $1.4 billion.
The Company also has a total of $65 million and $21 million of letters of credit issued through additional banks as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.
Tax-Exempt Contract Revenue Empowerment Zone Bonds, Series 2005A and Contract Revenue Bonds, Senior Taxable Series 2005B —During the year ended December 31, 2013, we acquired our partner's interest in the entity that owns the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel, and as a result, we recorded $198 million of bonds, net of the $9 million bond discount, which will be amortized over the life of the bond. The construction was financed in part by The City of San Antonio, Texas Convention Center Hotel Finance Corporation ("Texas Corporation"), a non-profit local government corporation created by the City of San Antonio, Texas for the purpose of providing financing for a portion of the costs of constructing the hotel. On June 8, 2005, the Texas Corporation issued $130 million of original principal amount Tax-Exempt Contract Revenue Empowerment Zone Bonds, Series 2005A ("Series 2005A Bonds") and $78 million of original principal amount Contract Revenue Bonds, Senior Taxable Series 2005B ("Series 2005B Bonds" and together with the Series 2005A Bonds, the "2005 Series Bonds"). The Series 2005A Bonds mature between 2034 and 2039, with interest ranging from 4.75% to 5.00% and the remaining $69 million of Series 2005B Bonds mature between 2014 and 2028, with interest ranging from 4.87% to 5.31%. The loan payments are required to be funded solely from net operating revenues of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel and in the event that net operating revenues are not sufficient to pay debt service, the Texas Corporation under certain circumstances will be required to provide certain tax revenue to pay debt service on the 2005 Series Bonds. The indenture allows for optional early redemption of the Series 2005B Bonds subject to make-whole payments at any time with consent from the Texas Corporation and beginning in 2015 for the Series 2005A Bonds. Interest is payable semi-annually.
Senior Notes—During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we issued and sold $350 million 3.375% Senior Notes due July 15, 2023 at a public offering price of 99.498%. We received net proceeds of $345 million from the sale of the 2023 Notes, after deducting underwriters' discounts and offering expenses. We used the net proceeds to pay the redemption price (as defined below) in connection with the redemption of the 2015 Notes and to repurchase the 2019 Notes tendered in the cash tender offer, with any remaining proceeds intended to be used for general corporate purposes. Interest on the 2023 Notes is payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning on January 15, 2014.
Debt Redemption—During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we redeemed all of our outstanding 2015 Notes, of which an aggregate principal amount of $250 million was outstanding. The redemption price, which was calculated in accordance with the terms of the 2015 Notes and included principal plus a make-whole premium, was $278 million.
After the issuance of our 2015 Notes, we entered into eight $25 million interest rate swap contracts. During the year ended December 31, 2012, we terminated four of the eight interest rate swap contracts, for which we received cash payments of $8 million to settle the fair value of the swaps. The cash received from the termination of the four swaps was being amortized from the settlement date as a benefit to interest expense over the remaining term of the 2015 Notes. During the three months ended June 30, 2013 we settled the remaining four outstanding interest rate swap agreements. At the time the 2015 Notes were redeemed, we recognized a gain of $7 million, which included the remaining unamortized benefit from the settlement of the initial four swaps during 2012 of $5 million and a gain on the remaining four swaps of $2 million that were terminated in 2013 in anticipation of the 2015 Notes redemption. The gain is included within debt settlement costs in other loss, net on the condensed consolidated statements of income.
Tender Offer—During the three months ended June 30, 2013, we completed a cash tender offer (the "cash tender offer") for any and all of our 2019 Notes, of which an aggregate principal amount of $250 million was outstanding. We purchased $54 million aggregate principal amount of 2019 Notes in the cash tender offer at a purchase price of $66 million, which included premiums payable in connection with the cash tender offer. Following the cash tender offer, $196 million aggregate principal amount of 2019 Notes remains outstanding.
Goodwill And Intangible Assets
Goodwill And Intangible Assets
GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS
We review the carrying value of our goodwill and indefinite lived brand intangible during our annual impairment test during the fourth quarter or at an interim date if indications of impairment exist by performing either a qualitative or quantitative assessment. We define a reporting unit at the individual property or business level. When determining fair value, we utilize internally developed discounted future cash flow models, third party appraisals and, if appropriate, current estimated net sales proceeds from pending offers. We then compare the estimated fair value to our carrying value. If the carrying value of our goodwill is in excess of the fair value, we must determine our implied fair value of goodwill to evaluate if any impairment charge is necessary. If the carrying value of our indefinite lived brand intangible is in excess of the fair value, an impairment charge is recognized in an amount equal to the excess. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, no impairment charges were recorded related to goodwill or our indefinite lived brand intangible asset. Goodwill was $136 million and $147 million at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively. As of June 30, 2014, we classified $4 million of goodwill related to Hyatt Residential Group, recorded within our corporate and other segment, as assets held for sale on our condensed consolidated balance sheets, see Note 6. Additionally, during the six months ended June 30, 2014, we revised our purchase price allocation related to the acquisition of Grand Hyatt San Antonio, resulting in a $7 million decrease in goodwill recorded within our owned and leased hotels segment, see Note 6. At June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, our indefinite lived brand intangible acquired as part of the 2013 acquisition of The Driskill was $7 million, see Note 6.

Definite lived intangible assets primarily include contract acquisition costs, franchise and management intangibles, lease related intangibles and advanced bookings intangibles. Contract acquisition costs and franchise and management intangibles are generally amortized on a straight-line basis over their contract terms, which range from approximately 5 to 40 years and 20 to 30 years, respectively. Lease related intangibles are amortized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Advanced bookings are generally amortized on a straight-line basis over the period of the advanced bookings. Definite lived intangibles are tested for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. There were no impairment charges related to definite lived intangible assets during the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
The following is a summary of intangible assets at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013:
 
 
June 30, 2014
 
Weighted
Average Useful
Lives in Years
 
December 31, 2013
Contract acquisition costs
$
369

 
26

 
$
348

Franchise and management intangibles
159

 
24

 
170

Lease related intangibles
155

 
111

 
155

Advanced bookings intangibles
9

 
7

 
8

Brand intangible
7

 

 
7

Other
8

 
12

 
8

 
707

 
 
 
696

Accumulated amortization
(120
)
 
 
 
(105
)
Intangibles, net
$
587

 
 
 
$
591


Amortization expense relating to intangible assets was as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Amortization expense
$
7

 
$
6

 
$
15

 
$
12

Income Taxes
INCOME TAXES
INCOME TAXES
The effective income tax rates for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, were 37.8% and 33.2%, respectively. The effective income tax rates for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, were 34.7% and 29.7% respectively.
For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the effective tax rate differs from the U.S. statutory federal income tax rate of 35% primarily due to the impact of our earnings to locations with higher tax rates, partially offset by a benefit of $4 million (including $2 million of interest and penalties) related to the expiration of statutes of limitations in certain foreign locations and a benefit of $2 million related to the settlement of tax audits. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the effective tax rate differs from the U.S. statutory federal income tax rate of 35% primarily due to the above-mentioned items, as well as a $4 million benefit for the release of a valuation allowance of a foreign subsidiary and a benefit of $2 million related to a state legislative change enacted in the first quarter of 2014.
For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the effective tax rate differs from the U.S. statutory federal income tax rate of 35% primarily due to a benefit of $4 million (including $2 million of interest and penalties) related to the expiration of statutes of limitations in certain foreign locations and a benefit of $2 million with respect to foreign currency fluctuations on uncertain tax positions. For the six months ended June 30, 2013, the effective tax rate differs from the U.S. statutory federal income tax rate of 35% primarily due to a $4 million benefit for an adjustment to certain deferred tax assets that should have been recorded in prior periods, a benefit of $4 million (including $2 million of interest and penalties) related to the expiration of statutes of limitations in certain foreign locations, a benefit of $3 million (including $1 million interest) related to the settlement of tax audits, and a benefit of $2 million with respect to foreign currency fluctuations related to uncertain tax positions.
The unrecognized tax benefits were $48 million and $53 million at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, of which $23 million and $27 million, respectively, would impact the effective tax rate if recognized.
Commitments And Contingencies
Commitments And Contingencies
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
In the ordinary course of business, we enter into various commitments, guarantees, surety bonds, and letter of credit agreements, which are discussed below:
Commitments—As of June 30, 2014, we are committed, under certain conditions, to lend or invest up to $425 million, net of any related letters of credit, in various business ventures.
Included in the $425 million in commitments is our share of a hospitality venture’s commitment to purchase a hotel within a to-be completed building in New York City for a total purchase price of $381 million. The hospitality venture will be funded upon the purchase of the hotel, and our share of the purchase price commitment is 66.67% (or approximately $254 million). In accordance with the purchase agreement, we agreed to fund a $50 million letter of credit as security towards this future purchase obligation. The agreement stipulates that the purchase of the completed property is contingent upon the completion of certain contractual milestones. The $50 million funded letter of credit is included as part of our total letters of credit outstanding at June 30, 2014, and therefore netted against our future commitments amount disclosed above. For further discussion, see the "Letters of Credit" section of this footnote.
Performance Guarantees—Certain of our contractual arrangements with third party owners require us to guarantee payments to the owners if specified levels of operating profit are not achieved by their hotels.
In connection with the inception of a performance guarantee, we recognize a liability for the fair value of our guarantee obligation within other long-term liabilities on our condensed consolidated balance sheets with an offset to contract acquisition cost intangible assets. Upon commencement of the guarantee period, we begin to amortize the guarantee liability using a systematic and rational risk-based approach over the term of the respective performance guarantee. Under these agreements, we recorded a guarantee liability of $119 million, net of amortization and using exchange rates as of June 30, 2014. Of the total $119 million guarantee liability, $114 million relates to four hotels in France. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, we amortized $2 million and $4 million, respectively, of these liabilities recorded as income in other loss, net on the condensed consolidated statements of income.
During the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, we recorded $4 million in income and $13 million in expenses, respectively, related to these agreements in other loss, net on the condensed consolidated statements of income. As of June 30, 2014, we have recorded a $3 million receivable related to these performance guarantee agreements. The remaining maximum potential payments related to these agreements are $543 million, which primarily includes a maximum guarantee of €377 million (USD $514 million using exchange rates as of June 30, 2014) related to four hotels in France, which has a term of 7 years and does not have an annual cap.
Additionally, we enter into certain management contracts where we have the right, but not an obligation, to make payments to certain hotel owners if their hotels do not achieve specified levels of operating profit. If we choose not to fund the shortfall, the hotel owner has the option to terminate the management contract. As of June 30, 2014, there were no amounts recorded in accrued expenses and other current liabilities related to these performance test clauses.
Debt Repayment Guarantees—We have entered into various debt repayment guarantees related to our hospitality venture investments in certain properties. The maximum exposure under these agreements as of June 30, 2014 was $277 million. As of June 30, 2014, we had an $8 million liability representing the carrying value of these guarantees. Included within the $277 million in debt guarantees are the following:
Property Description
 
Maximum Guarantee Amount
 
Amount Recorded at June 30, 2014
Vacation ownership development
 
$
110

 
$

Hotel property in Brazil
 
75

 
2

Hawaii hotel development
 
30

 
1

Hotel property in Minnesota
 
25

 
4

Hotel property in Colorado
 
15

 
1

Other
 
22

 

Total Debt Repayment Guarantees
 
$
277

 
$
8


With respect to repayment guarantees related to certain hospitality venture properties, the Company has agreements with its respective partners that require each partner to pay a pro-rata portion of the guarantee amount based on each partner’s ownership percentage. Assuming successful enforcement of these agreements our maximum exposure under the various debt repayment guarantees as of June 30, 2014 would be $151 million.
Self Insurance—The Company obtains commercial insurance for potential losses for general liability, workers' compensation, automobile liability, employment practices, crime, property and other miscellaneous coverages. A reasonable amount of risk is retained on a self insurance basis primarily through a U.S. based and licensed captive insurance company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and generally insures our deductibles and retentions. Reserve requirements are established based on actuarial projections of ultimate losses. Losses estimated to be paid within 12 months are $28 million as of June 30, 2014, and are classified within accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets, while losses expected to be payable in later periods are $57 million as of June 30, 2014, and are included in other long-term liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. At June 30, 2014, standby letters of credit amounting to $7 million had been issued to provide collateral for the estimated claims. We guarantee the letters of credit. For further discussion, see the “Letters of Credit” section of this footnote.
Surety Bonds—Surety bonds issued on our behalf or guaranteed by us totaled $98 million at June 30, 2014 and primarily relate to workers’ compensation, taxes, construction, licenses, and utilities related to our lodging operations.
Letters of Credit—Letters of credit outstanding on our behalf as of June 30, 2014 totaled $125 million, the majority of which relate to our ongoing operations. Of the $125 million letters of credit outstanding, $60 million reduces the available capacity under our revolving credit facility.
Capital Expenditures—As part of our ongoing business operations, significant expenditures are required to complete renovation projects that have been approved.
Other —We act as general partner of various partnerships that own hotel properties subject to mortgage indebtedness. These mortgage agreements generally limit the lender’s recourse to security interests in the assets financed and/or other assets of the partnership(s) and/or the general partner(s) thereof.
In conjunction with financing obtained for our unconsolidated hospitality ventures, we may provide standard indemnifications to the lender for loss, liability or damage occurring as a result of our actions or actions of the other hospitality venture owners.
We are subject, from time to time, to various claims and contingencies related to lawsuits, taxes, and environmental matters, as well as commitments under contractual obligations. Many of these claims are covered under current insurance programs, subject to deductibles. We reasonably recognize a liability associated with commitments and contingencies when a loss is probable and reasonably estimable. Although the ultimate liability for these matters cannot be determined at this point, based on information currently available, we do not expect that the ultimate resolution of such claims and litigation will have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
Equity
Equity
EQUITY
Stockholders’ Equity and Noncontrolling InterestsThe following table details the equity activity for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
 
 
Stockholders’
equity
 
Noncontrolling interests
in consolidated
subsidiaries
 
Total equity
Balance at January 1, 2014
$
4,769

 
$
8

 
$
4,777

Net income
130

 
1

 
131

Other comprehensive income
7

 

 
7

Repurchase of common stock
(150
)
 

 
(150
)
Directors compensation
1

 

 
1

Employee stock plan issuance
2

 

 
2

Share based payment activity
11

 

 
11

Other
1

 
(1
)
 

Balance at June 30, 2014
$
4,771

 
$
8

 
$
4,779

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2013
$
4,811

 
$
10

 
$
4,821

Net income
120

 

 
120

Other comprehensive loss
(26
)
 

 
(26
)
Repurchase of common stock
(223
)
 

 
(223
)
Directors compensation
1

 

 
1

Employee stock plan issuance
1

 

 
1

Share based payment activity
10

 

 
10

Balance at June 30, 2013
$
4,694

 
$
10

 
$
4,704


 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive LossThe following table details the accumulated other comprehensive loss activity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
 
Balance at
April 1, 2014
 
Current period other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification
 
Amount Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Balance at June 30, 2014
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(61
)
 
$
12

 
$

 
$
(49
)
Unrealized gain (loss) on AFS securities
3

 
(3
)
 

 

Unrecognized pension cost
(5
)
 

 

 
(5
)
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments
(7
)
 

 

 
(7
)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
$
(70
)
 
$
9

 
$

 
$
(61
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2014
 
Current period other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification
 
Amount Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Balance at June 30, 2014
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(62
)
 
$
13

 
$

 
$
(49
)
Unrealized gain (loss) on AFS securities
6

 
(6
)
 

 

Unrecognized pension cost
(5
)
 

 

 
(5
)
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments
(7
)
 

 

 
(7
)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
$
(68
)
 
$
7

 
$

 
$
(61
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at
April 1, 2013
 
Current period other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification
 
Amount Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Balance at June 30, 2013
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(56
)
 
$
(24
)
 
$

 
$
(80
)
Unrecognized pension cost
(6
)
 

 

 
(6
)
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments
(7
)
 

 

 
(7
)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
$
(69
)
 
$
(24
)
 
$

 
$
(93
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2013
 
Current period other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification
 
Amount Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (a)
 
Balance at June 30, 2013
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(54
)
 
$
(28
)
 
$
2

 
$
(80
)
Unrecognized pension cost
(6
)
 

 

 
(6
)
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments
(7
)
 

 

 
(7
)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
$
(67
)
 
$
(28
)
 
$
2

 
$
(93
)
(a) Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of an insignificant tax impact, reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss were recognized within equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures on the condensed consolidated statements of income.
Share RepurchaseDuring the six months ended June 30, 2014, we announced that the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $300 million of the Company's common stock, in addition to the authorizations to repurchase $400 million of the Company's common stock in 2013 and $200 million in 2012. These repurchases may be made from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise, including pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 plan, at prices that the Company deems appropriate and subject to market conditions, applicable law and other factors deemed relevant in the Company's sole discretion. The common stock repurchase program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any dollar amount or number of shares of common stock and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
During the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, the Company repurchased 2,735,798 and 5,433,587 shares of common stock, respectively. These shares were repurchased at a weighted average price of $54.92 and $41.13 per share, respectively, for an aggregate purchase price of $150 million and $223 million, respectively, excluding related expenses that were insignificant in both periods. Of the $150 million aggregate purchase price during the six months ended June 30, 2014, $149 million was settled in cash during the period. The shares repurchased during the six months ended June 30, 2014 represented approximately 2% of the Company's total shares of common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2013. The shares repurchased during the six months ended June 30, 2013 represented approximately 3% of the Company's total shares of common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2012. The shares of Class A common stock that were repurchased on the open market were retired and returned to authorized and unissued status while the shares of Class B common stock that were repurchased were retired and the total number of authorized Class B shares was reduced by the number of shares repurchased. As of June 30, 2014, we had $338 million remaining under the current share repurchase authorization.
Stock-Based Compensation
Stock-Based Compensation
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
As part of our long-term incentive plan, we award Stock Appreciation Rights ("SARs"), Restricted Stock Units ("RSUs") and Performance Vested Restricted Stock ("PSSs") to certain employees. Compensation expense and unearned compensation figures within this note exclude amounts related to employees of our managed hotels as this expense has been and will continue to be reimbursed by our third party hotel owners and is recorded on the lines other revenues from managed properties and other costs from managed properties on our condensed consolidated statements of income. Compensation expense related to these awards for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Stock appreciation rights
$
3

 
$
2

 
$
5

 
$
4

Restricted stock units
6

 
4

 
11

 
8

Performance vested restricted stock
1

 

 
2

 
1


Stock Appreciation Rights—Each vested SAR gives the holder the right to the difference between the value of one share of our Class A common stock at the exercise date and the value of one share of our Class A common stock at the grant date. Vested SARs can be exercised over their life as determined by the plan. All SARs have a 10-year contractual term and are settled in shares of our Class A common stock. The Company is accounting for these SARs as equity instruments.
During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company granted 327,307 SARs to employees with a weighted average grant date fair value of $22.57. The fair value of each SAR was estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes-Merton option-valuation model.
Restricted Stock Units—The Company grants both RSUs that may be settled in stock and RSUs that may be settled in cash. Each vested stock-settled RSU will be settled with a single share of our Class A common stock. The value of the stock-settled RSUs was based on the closing stock price of our Class A common stock as of the grant date. We record compensation expense earned for RSUs on a straight-line basis from the date of grant. In certain situations we also grant cash-settled RSUs which are recorded as a liability instrument. The liability and related expense for cash-settled RSUs are insignificant as of, and for the three and six months ended, June 30, 2014. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company granted a total of 376,328 RSUs (an insignificant portion of which are cash-settled RSUs) to employees which, with respect to stock-settled RSUs, had a weighted average grant date fair value of $49.39.
Performance Vested Restricted Stock—The Company has granted PSSs to certain executive officers. The number of PSSs that will ultimately vest with no further restrictions on transfer depends upon the performance of the Company at the end of the applicable three year performance period relative to the applicable performance target. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company granted to its executive officers a total of 162,906 PSSs, which vest in full if the maximum performance metric is achieved. At the end of the performance period, the PSSs that do not vest will be forfeited. The PSSs had a weighted average grant date fair value of $49.39. The performance period is three years beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2016. The PSSs will vest at the end of the performance period only if the performance threshold is met; there is no interim performance metric.
Our total unearned compensation for our stock-based compensation programs as of June 30, 2014 was $16 million for SARs, $36 million for RSUs and $6 million for PSSs, which will be recorded to compensation expense primarily over the next four years with respect to SARs and RSUs, with a limited portion of the RSU awards extending to six years, and over the next two years with respect to PSSs.
Related-Party Transactions
Related-Party Transactions
    RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In addition to those included elsewhere in the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements, related-party transactions entered into by us are summarized as follows:
Leases—Our corporate headquarters has been located at the Hyatt Center in Chicago, Illinois, since 2005. A subsidiary of the Company holds a master lease for a portion of the Hyatt Center and has entered into sublease agreements with certain related parties. Future sublease income from sublease agreements with related parties under our master lease is $8 million.
Legal Services—A partner in a law firm that provided services to us throughout the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 is the brother-in-law of our Executive Chairman. We incurred $1 million and insignificant legal fees with this firm for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. We incurred $2 million and $1 million in legal fees with this firm for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Legal fees, when expensed, are included in selling, general and administrative expenses. As of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, we had $1 million and insignificant amounts due to the law firm, respectively.
Other Services—A member of our Board of Directors is a partner in a firm whose affiliates own hotels from which we recorded management and franchise fees of $2 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and $4 million during the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. As of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, we had $1 million in receivables due from these properties.
Equity Method Investments—We have equity method investments in entities that own properties for which we provide management and/or franchise services and receive fees. We recorded fees of $9 million and $8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. We recorded fees of $16 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. As of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, we had receivables due from these properties of $12 million and $7 million, respectively. In addition, in some cases we provide loans (see Note 5) or guarantees (see Note 10) to these entities. Our ownership interest in these equity method investments generally varies from 8% to 70%.
Share Repurchase—During 2013, we repurchased 2,906,879 shares of Class B common stock at a weighted average price of $41.36 per a share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $120 million. The shares repurchased represented approximately 2% of the Company's total shares of common stock outstanding prior to the repurchase. The shares of Class B common stock were repurchased from trusts held for the benefit of certain Pritzker family members in privately-negotiated transactions and were retired, thereby reducing the total number of shares outstanding and reducing the shares of Class B common stock authorized and outstanding by the repurchased share amount.
Segment Information
Segment Information
SEGMENT INFORMATION
Our operating segments are components of the business which are managed discretely and for which discrete financial information is reviewed regularly by the chief operating decision maker to assess performance and make decisions regarding the allocation of resources. Our chief operating decision maker is the Chief Executive Officer. We define our reportable segments as follows:
Owned and Leased Hotels—This segment derives its earnings from owned and leased hotel properties located predominantly in the United States but also in certain international locations and for purposes of segment Adjusted EBITDA, includes our pro rata share of the Adjusted EBITDA of our unconsolidated hospitality ventures, based on our ownership percentage of each venture.
Americas Management and Franchising—This segment derives its earnings primarily from a combination of hotel management and licensing of our family of brands to franchisees located in the U.S., Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean. This segment’s revenues also include the reimbursement of costs incurred on behalf of managed hotel property owners and franchisees with no added margin. These costs relate primarily to payroll costs at managed properties where the Company is the employer. These revenues and costs are recorded on the lines other revenues from managed properties and other costs from managed properties, respectively. The intersegment revenues relate to management fees that are collected from the Company’s owned hotels, which are eliminated in consolidation.
ASPAC Management and Franchising—This segment derives its earnings primarily from a combination of hotel management and licensing of our family of brands to franchisees located in Southeast Asia, as well as China, Australia, South Korea and Japan. This segment’s revenues also include the reimbursement of costs incurred on behalf of managed hotel property owners and franchisees with no added margin. These costs relate primarily to reservations, marketing and IT costs. These revenues and costs are recorded on the lines other revenues from managed properties and other costs from managed properties, respectively. The intersegment revenues relate to management fees that are collected from the Company’s owned hotels, which are eliminated in consolidation.
EAME/SW Asia Management—This segment derives its earnings primarily from hotel management of our family of brands located primarily in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India, as well as countries along the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. This segment’s revenues also include the reimbursement of costs incurred on behalf of managed hotel property owners with no added margin. These costs relate primarily to reservations, marketing and IT costs. These revenues and costs are recorded on the lines other revenues from managed properties and other costs from managed properties, respectively. The intersegment revenues relate to management fees that are collected from the Company’s owned hotels, which are eliminated in consolidation.
Our chief operating decision maker evaluates performance based on each segment’s Adjusted EBITDA. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation plus our pro-rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA before equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures; asset impairments; gains on sales of real estate; other loss, net; net income attributable to noncontrolling interests; depreciation and amortization; interest expense; and provision for income taxes.
The table below shows summarized consolidated financial information by segment. Included within corporate and other are unallocated corporate expenses, revenues and expenses on our vacation ownership properties, and the results of our co-branded credit card.
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Owned and Leased Hotels (a)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$
592

 
$
572

 
$
1,140

 
$
1,064

Adjusted EBITDA
157

 
145

 
282

 
240

Depreciation and Amortization
77

 
77

 
163

 
158

Americas Management and Franchising
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
490

 
443

 
944

 
865

Intersegment Revenues (b)
24

 
24

 
45

 
43

Adjusted EBITDA
79

 
62

 
135

 
110

Depreciation and Amortization
4

 
4

 
9

 
9

ASPAC Management and Franchising
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
39

 
40

 
76

 
75

Intersegment Revenues (b)

 

 
1

 
1

Adjusted EBITDA
11

 
14

 
22

 
23

Depreciation and Amortization

 

 

 

EAME/SW Asia Management
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
32

 
40

 
62

 
65

Intersegment Revenues (b)
4

 
5

 
7

 
8

Adjusted EBITDA
10

 
20

 
21

 
28

Depreciation and Amortization
1

 
2

 
3

 
2

Corporate and other
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
33

 
26

 
63

 
50

Adjusted EBITDA
(26
)
 
(29
)
 
(57
)
 
(58
)
Depreciation and Amortization
1

 
2

 
3

 
4

Eliminations (b)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
(28
)
 
(29
)
 
(53
)
 
(52
)
Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

 

 

TOTAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
$
1,158

 
$
1,092

 
$
2,232

 
$
2,067

Adjusted EBITDA
231

 
212

 
403

 
343

Depreciation and Amortization
83

 
85

 
178

 
173

(a)
In conjunction with our regular assessment of impairment indicators in the second quarter of 2014, we identified property and equipment whose carrying value exceeded its fair value and as a result recorded a $7 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. During the second quarter of 2013, we classified a property as held for sale. We conducted an analysis to determine if our carrying value was greater than fair value based on the expected sales price at that time. As a result of this assessment we recorded a $3 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. In conjunction with our regular assessment of impairment indicators in the first quarter of 2013, we identified property and equipment whose carrying value exceeded its fair value and as a result recorded an $8 million impairment charge to asset impairments on our condensed consolidated statements of income in the six months ended June 30, 2013.
(b)
Intersegment revenues are included in the segment revenue totals and eliminated in Eliminations.
The table below shows summarized consolidated balance sheet information by segment:
Total Assets
 
 
 
 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Owned and Leased Hotels (a)
$
5,563

 
$
5,895

Americas Management and Franchising
552

 
527

ASPAC Management and Franchising
122

 
116

EAME/SW Asia Management
191

 
201

Corporate and other
1,585

 
1,438

TOTAL
$
8,013

 
$
8,177

(a)
The decrease in Owned and Leased Hotels assets is primarily due to the disposition of nine select service properties and one full service property during the six months ended June 30, 2014.
The table below provides a reconciliation of our consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to EBITDA and a reconciliation of EBITDA to net income attributable to Hyatt Hotels Corporation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Adjusted EBITDA
$
231

 
$
212

 
$
403

 
$
343

Equity earnings (losses) from unconsolidated hospitality ventures
23

 
(5
)
 
16

 
(6
)
Asset impairments
(7
)
 
(3
)
 
(7
)
 
(11
)
Gains on sales of real estate
1

 
99

 
62

 
99

Other loss, net (see Note 16)
(1
)
 
(16
)
 
(13
)
 
(14
)
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
 

Pro rata share of unconsolidated hospitality ventures Adjusted EBITDA
(25
)
 
(19
)
 
(45
)