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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
For the transition period from to
Commission File No. 001-10308
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer, and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x
The number of shares outstanding of the issuers common stock was 106,141,681 shares as of April 30, 2012.
Certain statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may be considered forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include information concerning our future financial performance, business strategy, projected plans and objectives. These statements may be identified by the fact that they do not relate to historical or current facts and may use words such as believes, expects, anticipates, will, should, could, may, would, intends, projects, estimates, plans, and similar words, expressions or phrases. The following important factors and assumptions could affect our future results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements:
We operate in a continuously changing business environment and new risk factors emerge from time to time. New risk factors, factors beyond our control, or changes in the impact of identified risk factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. Moreover, we do not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of those statements. Other factors and assumptions not identified above, including those discussed in Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, Risk Factors and other portions of our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, were also involved in the derivation of these forward-looking statements, and the failure of such other assumptions to be realized, as well as other factors, may also cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
Although we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, any or all of our forward-looking statements may prove to be inaccurate and we can make no guarantees about our future performance. Should unknown risks or uncertainties materialize or underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results could differ materially from past results and/or those anticipated, estimated or projected. Except to the extent of our obligations under the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events. For any forward-looking statements contained in any document, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In millions, except per share data)
See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited).
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except share data)
See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited).
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)
See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited).
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
(Unless otherwise noted, all dollar amounts in tables are in millions, except per share amounts)
Basis of Presentation
Avis Budget Group, Inc. provides car and truck rentals and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements include the accounts and transactions of Avis Budget Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (Avis Budget), as well as entities in which Avis Budget directly or indirectly has a controlling financial interest (collectively, the Company), and have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for interim financial reporting.
The Company operates the following business segments:
In presenting the Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), management makes estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported and related disclosures. Estimates, by their nature, are based on judgment and available information. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates. In managements opinion, the Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements contain all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of interim results reported. The results of operations reported for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for the entire year or any subsequent interim period. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Companys 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Vehicle Programs. The Company presents separately the financial data of its vehicle programs. These programs are distinct from the Companys other activities since the assets under vehicle programs are generally funded through the issuance of debt that is collateralized by such assets. The income generated by these assets is used, in part, to repay the principal and interest associated with the debt. Cash inflows and outflows relating to the acquisition of such assets and the principal debt repayment or financing of such assets are classified as activities of the Companys vehicle programs. The Company believes it is appropriate to segregate the financial data of its vehicle programs because, ultimately, the source of repayment of such debt is the realization of such assets.
Transaction-related Costs. The Company completed the acquisition of Avis Europe plc (Avis Europe) on October 3, 2011. In the three months ended March 31, 2012, transaction-related costs include expenses related to the integration of Avis Europes operations with the Companys. In the three months ended March 31, 2011, transaction-related costs include due-diligence and other costs associated with the Companys previous efforts to acquire Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (Dollar Thrifty).
Foreign-currency transactions. The Company records the net gain or loss of foreign-currency transactions on intercompany loans and the unrealized gain or loss on intercompany loan hedges within interest expense related to corporate debt, net. In the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company recorded a $6 million loss on such items. There were no such items in the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Adoption of New Accounting Standards
On January 1, 2012, the Company adopted accounting pronouncements amending (i) fair value measurement and disclosure requirements for financial assets and liabilities, (ii) the presentation of other comprehensive income and (iii) the rules for testing goodwill for impairment. Other than additional disclosure for the presentation of the Companys other comprehensive income, these pronouncements did not have a significant impact on the Companys financial statements.
During fourth quarter 2011, subsequent to the acquisition of Avis Europe, the Company implemented a restructuring initiative, to identify synergies across the Company, enhance organizational efficiencies and consolidate and rationalize processes and facilities. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, as part of this process, the Company formally communicated the termination of employment to approximately 50 employees and recorded charges of $7 million in connection with these initiatives. These charges primarily represent costs associated with severance, outplacement services and other costs associated with employee terminations. As of March 31, 2012, the Company has terminated substantially all of these employees. The Company expects further restructuring costs related to this process of approximately $40 million to be incurred through 2013.
As of March 31, 2012, the Company had approximately $1 million of liabilities related to pre-2011 restructuring activities.
The following tables summarize the changes to our restructuring-related liabilities and identifies the amounts recorded within the Companys reportable segments and by category for restructuring charges and corresponding payments and utilizations:
The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS):
The following table summarizes the Companys outstanding common stock equivalents that were anti-dilutive and therefore excluded from the computation of diluted EPS:
On October 3, 2011, the Company completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Avis Europe for $976 million and subsequently repaid $649 million of Avis Europes assumed indebtedness. Avis Europe provides vehicle rental and ancillary products and services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The acquisition reunited the global operation of the Avis and Budget brands under one corporate umbrella.
The excess of the purchase price over preliminary fair value of net assets acquired was allocated to goodwill, which was assigned to the Companys International segment. The goodwill is not expected to be deductible for tax purposes. The estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed reflects various preliminary fair value estimates and analyses, including preliminary work performed by third-party valuation specialists, which are subject to change up to one year from the acquisition date as valuations are finalized. The fair values of certain tangible assets and liabilities acquired, identifiable intangible assets, income and non-income based taxes, and residual goodwill are therefore not yet finalized and subject to change. Such adjustments did not have a material impact on the Companys Consolidated Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 or the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.
Other intangibles consisted primarily of $188 million related to license agreements and $67 million related to customer relationships. These license agreements will be amortized over a weighted-average life of approximately 20 years. Customer relationships will be amortized over a weighted-average life of approximately 12 years.
Intangible assets consisted of:
Amortization expense relating to all intangible assets was approximately $6 million and $1 million during first quarter 2012 and 2011, respectively. Based on the Companys amortizable assets at March 31, 2012, the Company expects amortization expense of approximately $14 million for the remainder of 2012 and approximately $19 million for each of the five fiscal years thereafter.
The fair value of the Companys financial instruments is generally determined by reference to market values resulting from trading on a national securities exchange or in an over-the-counter market. In some cases where quoted market prices are not available, prices are derived by considering the yield of the benchmark security that was issued to initially price the instruments and adjusting this rate by the credit spread that market participants would demand for the instruments as of the measurement date. The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, program cash and accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate fair value due to the short-term maturities of these assets and liabilities.
The carrying amounts and estimated fair values of debt instruments are as follows:
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
The Company uses foreign exchange contracts to manage its exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates associated with its foreign currency denominated receivables and forecasted royalties, forecasted earnings of foreign subsidiaries and forecasted foreign currency denominated acquisitions. The Company primarily hedges its foreign currency exposure to the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand dollars, the Euro and the British pound sterling. The majority of forward contracts do not qualify for hedge accounting treatment. The fluctuations in the value of these forward contracts do, however, largely offset the impact of changes in the value of the underlying risk they economically hedge. Forward contracts used to hedge forecasted third-party receipts and disbursements up to 12 months are designated and do qualify as cash flow hedges. The amount of gains or losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to earnings resulting from ineffectiveness or from excluding a component of the forward contracts gain or loss from the effectiveness calculation for cash flow hedges during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was not material, nor is the amount of gains or losses the Company expects to reclassify from accumulated other comprehensive income to earnings over the next 12 months.
The Company uses various hedging strategies including interest rate swaps and interest rate caps to create an appropriate mix of fixed and floating rate assets and liabilities. The Company uses interest rate swaps, including freestanding derivatives and derivatives designated as cash flow hedges, to manage the risk related to its floating rate corporate debt and its floating rate vehicle-backed debt. In connection with such cash flow hedges, the Company records the effective portion of changes in the fair value of these cash flow hedges to other comprehensive income, net of tax, and subsequently reclassifies these amounts into earnings in the period during which the hedged transaction is recognized. The Company records the gains or losses related to freestanding derivatives in its consolidated results of operations. The changes in fair values of hedges that were determined to be ineffective are immediately reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income into earnings.
From time to time, the Company enters into derivative commodity contracts to manage its exposure to changes in the price of unleaded gasoline. Changes in the fair value of these freestanding derivatives are recorded within operating expenses.
Certain of the Companys derivative instruments contain collateral support provisions that require the Company to post cash collateral to the extent that these derivatives are in a liability position. The aggregate fair value of such derivatives that are in a liability position and the aggregate fair value of assets needed to settle these derivatives as of March 31, 2012 was approximately $3 million, for which the Company has posted cash collateral in the normal course of business.
As of March 31, 2012, the Company held derivative instruments with absolute notional values as follows: interest rate caps of approximately $8.0 billion, interest rate swaps of $627 million, foreign exchange forward contracts of approximately $273 million, foreign exchange swaps of $950 million and commodity contracts for the purchase of 12 million gallons of unleaded gasoline.
The Company used significant observable inputs (Level 2 inputs) to determine the fair value of its derivative assets and liabilities. Derivatives entered into by the Company are typically executed over-the-counter and are valued using various valuation techniques, as no quoted market prices exist for such instruments. The valuation technique and inputs depend on the type of derivative and the nature of the underlying exposure. The principal techniques used to value these instruments are discounted cash flows and Black-Scholes option valuation models. These models take into account a variety of factors including, where applicable, maturity, commodity prices, interest rate yield curves of the Company and counterparties, credit curves, counterparty creditworthiness and currency exchange rates. These factors are applied on a consistent basis and are based upon observable inputs where available.
Fair values of derivatives instruments are as follows:
The effect of derivatives recognized in the Companys Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements are as follows:
The components of the Companys vehicles, net within assets under vehicle programs are as follows:
The components of vehicle depreciation and lease charges, net are summarized below:
For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, vehicle interest, net excludes $96 million and $51 million, respectively, of interest expense and expense for the early extinguishment of corporate debt related to the Companys convertible senior notes and the fixed and floating rate borrowings of the Companys Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC (Avis Budget Car Rental) subsidiary.
The Companys effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 is a benefit of 11.5%. Such rate differs from the Federal statutory rate of 35.0% primarily due to the treatment of a portion of the expenses for the early extinguishment of corporate debt.
The Companys effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2011 is a provision of 36.4%. Such rate differs from the Federal statutory rate of 35.0% primarily due to state taxes.
Accounts payable and other current liabilities consisted of:
Long-term and other borrowing arrangements consisted of:
During March 2012, the Company amended its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of May 3, 2011 (the Credit Agreement) to issue a $500 million term loan, at 99.0% of par, that will mature on March 2019. The term loan due 2019 will bear interest at the greater of three-month LIBOR or 1.0%, plus 325 basis points.
During March 2012, the Company issued $125 million aggregate principal amount of 8 1/4% Senior Notes due 2019. The notes constitute a further issuance of the $600 million aggregate principal amount issued in fourth quarter 2010. The notes pay interest semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning July 2012. The notes are unsecured obligations of Avis Budget Car Rental and are guaranteed on a senior basis by the Company and certain of its domestic
subsidiaries. These notes were issued at 103.5% of par and the proceeds are intended to be used primarily to repay a portion of the Companys 7 5/8% Senior Notes due 2014 which, as of March 31, 2012, have been classified as current portion of long-term debt. The notes rank equally with all of the Companys existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and are senior to all of the Companys existing and future subordinated indebtedness. The Company has the right to redeem these notes in whole or in part at any time after October 15, 2014 at the applicable redemption price, plus any accrued and unpaid interest through the redemption date.
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company (i) repurchased approximately $101 million of its 3 1/2% convertible notes for approximately $117 million, plus accrued interest, (ii) repaid the $267 million outstanding principal balance of its floating rate term loan due 2014 and (iii) repaid $150 million in principal of its floating rate term loan due 2018. The Company incurred $27 million in expenses related to the early extinguishment of this debt.
Committed Credit Facilities and Available Funding Arrangements
At March 31, 2012, the committed credit facilities available to the Company and/or its subsidiaries included:
At March 31, 2012 the Company had various uncommitted credit facilities available, under which it had drawn approximately $10 million, which bear interest at rates between 0.6% and 7.68%.
The agreements governing the Companys indebtedness contain restrictive covenants, including restrictions on dividends paid to the Company by certain of its subsidiaries, the incurrence of additional indebtedness by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries, acquisitions, mergers, liquidations, and sale and leaseback transactions. The Companys senior credit facility contains maximum leverage and minimum interest coverage ratio requirements. As of March 31, 2012, the Company was in compliance with the financial covenants of its senior credit facility.
Debt under vehicle programs (including related party debt due to Avis Budget Rental Car Funding) consisted of:
In 2010, the Company established a variable funding note program with a maximum capacity of $400 million of notes to be issued by Avis Budget Rental Car Funding to the Company to finance the purchase of vehicles. These variable funding notes pay interest of 4.5% at March 31, 2012 and mature in March 2013. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, no funding occurred under the program.
The following table provides the contractual maturities of the Companys debt under vehicle programs (including related party debt due to Avis Budget Rental Car Funding) at March 31, 2012:
As of March 31, 2012, available funding under the Companys vehicle programs (including related party debt due to Avis Budget Rental Car Funding) consisted of:
Debt agreements under the Companys vehicle-backed funding programs contain restrictive covenants, including restrictions on dividends paid to the Company by certain of its subsidiaries and restrictions on indebtedness, mergers, liens, liquidations and sale and leaseback transactions and in some cases also require compliance with certain financial requirements. As of March 31, 2012, the Company is not aware of any instances of non-compliance with any of the financial or restrictive covenants contained in the debt agreements under its vehicle-backed funding programs.
In connection with the separation of Cendant Corporation (as the Company was formerly known) into four independent companies (the Separation), the Company completed the spin-offs of Realogy Corporation (Realogy) and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (Wyndham) on July 31, 2006 and completed the sale of Travelport, Inc. (Travelport) on August 23, 2006. In connection with the spin-offs of Realogy and Wyndham, the Company entered into a Separation Agreement, pursuant to which Realogy assumed 62.5% and Wyndham assumed 37.5% of certain contingent and other corporate liabilities of the Company or its subsidiaries, which are not primarily related to any of the respective businesses of Realogy, Wyndham, our former Travelport subsidiary and/or the Companys vehicle rental operations, and in each case incurred or allegedly incurred on or prior to the Separation (Assumed Liabilities). Realogy is entitled to receive 62.5% and Wyndham is entitled to receive 37.5% of the proceeds from certain contingent corporate assets of the Company, which are not primarily related to any of the respective businesses of Realogy, Wyndham, Travelport and/or the Companys vehicle rental operations, arising or accrued on or prior to the Separation (Assumed Assets). Additionally, if Realogy or Wyndham were to default on its payment of costs or expenses to the Company related to any Assumed Liabilities, the Company would be responsible for 50% of the defaulting partys obligation. In such event, the Company would be allowed to use the defaulting partys share of the proceeds of any Assumed Assets as a right of offset.
The Company does not believe that the impact of any resolution of contingent liabilities constituting Assumed Liabilities should result in a material liability to the Company in relation to its consolidated financial position or liquidity, as Realogy and Wyndham each have agreed to assume responsibility for these liabilities.
The Company is also named in various litigation that is primarily related to the businesses of its former subsidiaries, including Realogy, Wyndham and Travelport and their current or former subsidiaries. The Company is entitled to indemnification under the Separation Agreement from such entities for any liability resulting from such litigation.
In accordance with the terms of the Separation Agreement, Realogy posted a letter of credit in April 2007 for the benefit of the Company to cover its estimated share of the Assumed Liabilities discussed above, subject to adjustment, although there can be no assurance that such letter of credit will be sufficient or effective to cover Realogys actual obligations if and when they arise.
In October 2009, a judgment was entered against the Company in the amount of $16 million following the completion of a jury trial for damages related to breach of contract in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2003, involved breach of contract and other claims by one of the Companys licensees related to the acquisition of its Budget vehicle rental business in 2002. The Company believes the verdict in this case is unsupported by the evidence. In addition to the judgment for damages, in June 2010, the district court also entered an order against the Company in the amount of $3 million, in favor of the plaintiffs motions for pre-judgment interest and attorneys fees. The Company has filed an appeal of the judgment and attorneys fees awarded with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
In addition to the matters discussed above, the Company is also involved in claims, legal proceedings and governmental inquiries related, among other things, to its vehicle rental operations, including with respect to contract disputes, business practices including wage and hour claims and anti-trust claims, insurance claims, intellectual property claims, environmental issues and other commercial, employment and tax matters, and breach of contract claims by licensees. The Company believes that it has adequately accrued for such matters as appropriate, or, for matters not requiring accrual, believes that such matters will not have a material impact on its results of operations, financial position or cash flows based on information currently available. However, litigation is inherently unpredictable and, although the Company believes that its accruals are adequate and/or that it has valid defenses in these matters, unfavorable resolutions could occur, which could materially impact the Companys results of operations or cash flows in a particular reporting period.
Commitments to Purchase Vehicles
The Company maintains agreements with vehicle manufacturers under which the Company has agreed to purchase approximately $4.6 billion of vehicles from manufacturers over the next 12 months. The majority of these commitments are subject to the vehicle manufacturers satisfying their obligations under the repurchase and guaranteed depreciation agreements. The purchase of such vehicles is financed primarily through the issuance of vehicle-backed debt in addition to cash received upon the sale of vehicles in the used car market and under repurchase and guaranteed depreciation programs.
Other Purchase Commitments
In the normal course of business, the Company makes various commitments to purchase other goods or services from specific suppliers, including those related to capital expenditures. None of the purchase commitments made by the Company as of March 31, 2012 (aggregating approximately $138 million) was individually significant. These purchase obligations extend through 2015.
Concentrations of credit risk at March 31, 2012 include (i) risks related to the Companys repurchase and guaranteed depreciation agreements with domestic and foreign car manufacturers, including Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor America, General Motors Company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Ford Motor Company, Renault S.A., Fiat Automobiles and Chrysler Group LLC primarily with respect to receivables for program cars that have been returned to car manufacturers and (ii) risks related to Realogy and Wyndham, including receivables of $67 million and $42 million, respectively, related to certain contingent, income tax and other corporate liabilities assumed by Realogy and Wyndham in connection with the Separation.
The Company has provided certain guarantees to, or for the benefit of, subsidiaries of Realogy, Wyndham and Travelport, which, as previously discussed, were disposed in 2006. These guarantees relate primarily to various real estate operating leases. The maximum potential amount of future payments that the Company may be required to make under the guarantees relating to these leases is estimated to be approximately $102 million, the majority of which expire by the end of 2014. At March 31, 2012, the liability recorded by the Company in connection with these guarantees was approximately $3 million. To the extent that the Company would be required to perform under any of these guarantees, the Company is entitled to
indemnification by Realogy, Wyndham and Travelport, as applicable. The Company monitors the credit ratings and other relevant information for Realogy, Wyndham and Travelports parent company in order to assess the status of the payment/performance risk of these guarantees.
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, concurrently with the Companys repurchase of a portion of its 3 1/2% convertible notes, the Company repurchased warrants for the purchase of the Companys common stock for $13 million and sold an equal portion of its convertible note hedge for $19 million, reducing the net purchase and issuance of shares related to the hedge and warrant by approximately 6 million shares.
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The components of accumulated other comprehensive income were as follows:
All components of accumulated other comprehensive income are net of tax, except currency translation adjustments, which exclude income taxes related to indefinite investments in foreign subsidiaries.
Total Comprehensive Income
Comprehensive income consists of net income and other gains and losses affecting stockholders equity that, under GAAP, are excluded from net income.
The components of other comprehensive income were as follows:
During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Companys net unrealized losses on cash flow hedges decreased by $12 million and $16 million ($7 million and $10 million, net of tax), respectively, in 2012 primarily due to the realization of losses in income, and in 2011 primarily due to unrealized gains on derivatives used to manage the interest-rate risk associated with the Companys vehicle-backed debt and floating rate debt. Such decreases during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 included $11 million and $15 million ($7 million and $9 million, net of tax), respectively, related to the Companys vehicle-backed debt and are offset by a corresponding change in the Companys Investment in Avis Budget Rental Car Funding on the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets.
The Company records compensation expense for all outstanding employee stock awards based on the estimated fair value of the award at the grant date, which is recognized over the requisite service period. The Company recorded stock-based compensation expense of $4 million and $4 million ($2 million and $3 million, net of tax) during first quarter 2012 and 2011, respectively, related to employee stock awards that were granted by the Company.
The Company applies the direct method and tax law ordering approach to calculate the tax effects of stock-based compensation. In jurisdictions with net operating loss carryforwards, tax deductions for 2012 and 2011 exercises of stock-based awards did not generate a cash benefit. Approximately $10 million of incremental tax benefits will be recorded in additional paid-in capital when realized in these jurisdictions.
Restricted Stock and Stock Unit Awards
During first quarter 2012, the Company granted 356,000 market-vesting restricted stock units, 775,000 time-based restricted stock units and 486,000 performance-based restricted stock units under the Companys 2007 Equity and Incentive Plan. Vesting of all or a portion of the of market-vesting and performance-based restricted stock units will occur on the third anniversary of the grant date, subject to continued employment through such anniversary, and (i) in the case of the market-based restricted stock units, attainment of certain Company stock price targets for a specified number of trading days and (ii) in the case of the performance-based restricted stock units, attainment of certain Adjusted EBITDA targets. All of the time-based restricted stock units granted in first quarter 2012 vest ratably on the first three anniversaries of the grant date, subject to continued employment.
During first quarter 2011, the Company granted 347,000 market-vesting restricted stock units and 629,000 time-based restricted stock units, under the Companys 2007 Equity and Incentive Plan. Of the market-vesting restricted stock units granted in first quarter 2011, all or a portion of 254,000 units vest on the third anniversary of the grant date and all or a portion of 93,000 units vest 50% on each of the third and fourth anniversary of the grant date, in each case subject to continued employment through such applicable anniversary and attainment of certain Company stock price targets for a specified number of trading days. Of the time-based restricted stock units granted in first quarter 2011, 598,000 units vest ratably on the first three anniversaries of the grant date and 31,000 units vest on the first anniversary of the grant date, subject in each case to continued employment.
The Company determined the fair value of its market-vesting restricted stock units granted in 2012 and 2011 using a Monte Carlo simulation model. The fair value of each of the Companys market-vesting restricted stock units which contain a three-year vesting period, issued in 2012, was estimated to be approximately $10.61. The fair value of each of the Companys market-vesting restricted stock units which contain three- and four-year vesting periods, issued in 2011, was estimated to be approximately $11.35 and $12.53, respectively. The assumptions used to estimate the fair values of the market-vesting restricted stock awards in first quarter 2012 and 2011 were as follows:
The activity related to the Companys restricted stock units (RSUs) and stock option plans consisted of (in thousands of shares):
The table below summarizes information regarding the Companys outstanding stock options as of March 31, 2012 (in thousands of shares):
As of March 31, 2012, the Company also had approximately 0.5 million outstanding stock appreciation rights with a weighted average exercise price of $24.40, and a weighted average remaining contractual life of 1.3 years.
The reportable segments presented below represent the Companys operating segments for which separate financial information is available and is utilized on a regular basis by its chief operating decision maker, the Companys chief executive officer, to assess performance and to allocate resources. In identifying its reportable segments, the Company also considers the nature of services provided by its operating segments. Management evaluates the operating results of each of its reportable segments based upon revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as income from continuing operations before non-vehicle related depreciation and amortization, any impairment charge, transaction-related costs, non-vehicle related interest and income taxes. The Companys presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.
Since December 31, 2011, there have been no significant changes in segment assets with the exception of the Companys North America segment assets under vehicle programs. As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, North America segment assets under vehicle programs were approximately $7.4 billion and $6.7 billion, respectively.
The following consolidating financial information presents Consolidating Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, Consolidating Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and Consolidating Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 for: (i) Avis Budget Group, Inc. (the Parent); (ii) Avis Budget Car Rental and Avis Budget Finance, Inc. (the Subsidiary Issuers); (iii) the guarantor subsidiaries; (iv) the non-guarantor subsidiaries; (v) elimination entries necessary to consolidate the Parent with the Subsidiary Issuers, and the guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries; and (vi) the Company on a consolidated basis. The Subsidiary Issuers and the guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries are 100% owned by the Parent, either directly or indirectly. All guarantees are full and unconditional and joint and several. This financial information is being presented in relation to the Companys guarantee of the payment of principal, premium (if any) and interest on the senior notes issued by Avis Budget Car Rental. These senior notes consist of Avis Budget Car Rentals 7 5/8% Notes due 2014, 7 3/4% Notes due 2016, Floating Rate Notes due 2014, 9 5/8% Notes due 2018, 8 1/4% Notes due 2019 and 9 3/4% Notes due 2020 (collectively, the Notes). See Note 10Long-term Debt and Borrowing Arrangements for additional information regarding these Notes. The Notes are guaranteed by the Parent and certain subsidiaries.
Investments in subsidiaries are accounted for using the equity method of accounting for purposes of the consolidating presentation. The principal elimination entries relate to investments in subsidiaries and intercompany balances and transactions. For purposes of the accompanying Consolidating Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income, certain expenses incurred by the Subsidiary Issuers are allocated to the guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries.
Consolidating Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income
Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
Consolidating Condensed Balance Sheets
As of March 31, 2012
As of December 31, 2011
Consolidating Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
In April 2012, the Company issued a notice of redemption pursuant to which on May 15, 2012 it will redeem the $200 million outstanding principal of its 7 5/8% Senior Notes due 2014 at 100% of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest.
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The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements and accompanying Notes thereto included elsewhere herein and with our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 2011 Form 10-K). Unless otherwise noted, all dollar amounts in tables are in millions and those relating to our results of operations are presented before taxes.
We operate two of the most recognized brands in the global vehicle rental industry through Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. We provide car and truck rentals and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide.
We operate the following business segments:
Our revenues are derived principally from car and truck rentals in our Company-owned operations and include (i) time and mileage (T&M) fees charged to our customers for vehicle rentals, (ii) reimbursement from our customers for certain operating expenses we incur, including gasoline and vehicle licensing fees, as well as airport concession fees, which we pay in exchange for the right to operate at airports and other locations, and (iii) sales of loss damage waivers and insurance and rentals of navigation units and other items in conjunction with vehicle rentals. We also earn royalty revenue from our licensees in conjunction with their vehicle rental transactions.
Car rental volumes are closely associated with the travel industry, particularly airline passenger volumes, or enplanements. Because we generate a significant portion of our revenue from our on-airport operations, we expect that our ability to generate revenue growth will be somewhat dependent on increases in worldwide enplanements. Our ability to achieve profit margins consistent with prior periods remains dependent on our ability to successfully manage our costs and our revenues per vehicle. Our vehicle rental operations are seasonal. Historically, the third quarter of the year has been our strongest quarter due to the increased level of leisure travel and household moving activity. Any occurrence that disrupts rental activity during the third quarter could have a disproportionate adverse effect on our results of operations. We have a partially variable cost structure and routinely adjust the size and, therefore, the cost of our rental fleet in response to fluctuations in demand. However, certain expenses, such as rent, are fixed and cannot be reduced in response to seasonal fluctuations in our operations.
We believe that the following factors, among others, have impacted our financial condition and results of operations:
Historically, our results of operations have declined during periods of general economic weakness. If economic conditions in the countries in which we operate were to weaken, our results of operations could be materially and adversely impacted in 2012 and beyond. In our cost-reduction initiatives and restructuring activities, we are driving process improvements to reduce costs, enhance service to our customers and improve our operations.
We may pursue acquisitions or investments and could incur additional indebtedness to help fund such transactions, which could have a material impact on our operations, financial condition and liquidity. Due to uncertainties related to our business, there can be no assurance that we will be able to satisfy the covenants contained in our senior credit facility and our asset-backed car rental conduit facilities. Failure to comply with such covenants could significantly impact our liquidity if we were unable to obtain an amendment or waiver or were unable to refinance or replace such facilities. See Risk Factors set forth in Item 1A of our 2011 Form 10-K.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Discussed below are our consolidated results of operations and the results of operations for each of our reportable segments.
We measure performance using the following key operating statistics: (i) rental days, which represents the total number of days (or portion thereof) a vehicle was rented, and (ii) T&M revenue per rental day, which represents the average daily revenue we earned from rental and mileage fees charged to our customers. Our vehicle rental operating statistics (rental days and T&M revenue per rental day) are all calculated based on the actual rental of the vehicle during a 24-hour period. We believe that this methodology, while conservative, provides our management with the most relevant statistics in order to manage the business. Our calculation may not be comparable to other companies calculation of similarly-titled statistics.
Our chief operating decision maker assesses performance and allocates resources based upon the separate financial information from the Companys operating segments. In identifying our reportable segments, we also consider the nature of services provided by our operating segments. Management evaluates the operating results of each of our reportable segments based upon revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, which we define as income from continuing operations before non-vehicle related depreciation and amortization, any impairment charge, transaction-related costs, non-vehicle related interest and income taxes. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures used by other companies.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 vs. Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
Our consolidated results of operations comprised the following:
During first quarter 2012, our net revenues increased $388 million (31%), with more than 80% of our revenue growth due to the acquisition of Avis Europe in fourth quarter 2011 and the inclusion of its revenue in our results. T&M revenue increased by 27% driven by 7% growth in North American rental days and a 263% growth in International rental days. The growth in revenues also includes a 44% increase in our ancillary revenues, such as sales of loss damage waivers and insurance products, GPS navigation unit rentals, gasoline