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Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Sheraton Corporation of America, 1963 Annual Report - Image 18. 1963. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 11, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/390/show/387.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts. (1963). Sheraton Corporation of America, 1963 Annual Report - Image 18. Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/390/show/387

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Title Sheraton Corporation of America, 1963 Annual Report
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Date 1963
Description Sheraton Corporation of America Annual Report for the year ending on April 30, 1963.
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Transcript 16 NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS shares of Common Stock ($.50 Par) for $25, payable in cash or an equivalent face amount of 5% Debentures, without adjustment for dividends or accrued interest. 144,550 shares for the exercise of the warrants sold at $.75 per warrant to officers and employees during the year ended April 30, 1962. Each warrant entitles the holder to buy, to November 1976, one share of Common Stock ($.50 Par) for $50, payable in cash. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the exercise of warrants or conversion provisions described above, but cash adjustments will be made in lieu thereof. 6—Earned Surplus The portion of consolidated earned surplus applicable to Canadian subsidiaries is $10,168,554, which is subject to a 15% withholding tax on dividends. In connection with an issue of Debentures in October 1956, payment of dividends by a Canadian subsidiary is restricted to earnings accumulated subsequent to August 31, 1955. The foregoing amount includes approximately $2,495,000 of earnings accumulated to August 31, 1955 which are subject to this restriction. Dividends or other payments of any kind with respect to subordinated debt, capital stock or warrants, other than stock dividends, may be made only out of consolidated net income of Sheraton Corporation of America and Subsidiaries since April 30, 1953, and only if full sinking fund payments have been made to the date of such payments. Accumulated net income available for this purpose as at April 30,' 1963 exceeded the amount of earned surplus at that date. 7—Long-Term Leases As at April 30, 1963, Sheraton Corporation of America was obligated as guarantor of a subsidiary office building lease expiring in 2010. The present annual rental of $394,000 will be increased in September 1963 to approximately $420,000 as a result of improvements to be paid for by the lessor. The rentals will be guaranteed in full until certain conditions have been met under the lease, after which the guarantee is limited to no more than $1,000,000, reducing $100,000 a year to a minimum of $100,000 if such amounts are deposited with the lessor. The Sheraton-Fontenelle, Sheraton-Montrose, Sherwyn (Louisville), Sheraton-Oklahoma, Sheraton-Russell, Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton-Dallas, Sheraton-Portland, Sheraton-Baltimore, Sheraton- Atlantic, Sheraton-Lincoln (Houston), Sheraton - East, Sheraton- Kingston and Sheraton-Maui hotels and motor inns are operated at April 30, 1963 under leases with annual rentals totalling approximately $3,900,000. The performance of leases by the subsidiaries operating the Sheraton-Dallas, Sheraton-Portland, Sheraton-Maui and Sheraton-Lincoln hotels (annual rent approximately $2,230,000) is guaranteed by the Corporation for varying terms in accordance with the lease terms. Payment of the annual ground rental on the Sheraton-Atlantic Hotel and Sheraton-East Hotel included in the above total, in die annual amount of $845,000, is also guaranteed by the Corporation. At April 30, 1963, other long-term lease rental obligations on garages, parking lots, etc. executed by subsidiaries of the Corporation were at an annual rate of approximately $200,000. An Agreement has been made for the lease of a hotel by a subsidiary of the Corporation, effective when construction is completed. The performance by the subsidiary of the terms of the lease is to be guaranteed by the Corporation. Initial annual minimum rental for the first year will be approximately $589,000. 8—Commitments and Contingent Liabilities The Corporation is liable as guarantor of certain notes and mortgages payable of subsidiaries. All of these obligations are included as liabilities in the consolidated balance sheet. On June 14, 1955, the Corporation executed an Agreement and Declaration of Trust, creating the Sheraton Employees Savings Plan. Upon voluntary or involuntary withdrawal, an employee is entitled to receive, as a minimum, his contribution plus interest at 3% per annum. The Corporation is obligated to pay any deficiency which may exist -in the Trust in computing this amount. Contracts have been entered into and commitments made with respect to major construction projects for construction in progress and loans to the lessor of a hotel property amounting to approximately $9,700,000 in addition to liabilities already recorded at April 30,1963. 9—Pensions and Savings The parent company has established a voluntary non-contributory Pension Plan and Trust covering all parent company employees and employees of certain subsidiaries in the United States who have completed two years of continuous service, have attained age 30 and have not reached age 65. The required contributions to the Pension Trust applicable to the year ended April 30,1963 were $210,908, representing the annual cost of the Pension Plan for that period (inclusive of cost to two subsidiaries) as estimated by the actuaries. The foregoing amount repre sents the annual level cost of the Plan, based upon the funding of past and future service together, exclusive of expenses of administering the Plan. Effective May 1, 1958, a subsidiary established a trusteed non- contributory Pension Plan covering all its eligible employees. The estimated annual cost of the Plan is $284,245, of which $88,880 was applicable to past service benefits based on amortizing the cost over a thirty-year period. The unfunded cost of past service benefits was approximately $1,549,500 at April 30, 1963. The Corporation and substantially all of its United States subsidiaries inaugurated an Employees Savings Plan, the details of which are set forth in an Agreement and Declaration of Trust dated June 14, 1955. The Plan provides that, based on formula limitations, the employing companies will pay up to 25% of employees* contributions which may be made up to 6% of their pay. IO—Consolidated Income Statement Adjustments of income resulting from the examination of Federal Income Tax returns for prior years are reflected in the consolidated income statement for the year ended April 30, 1963. These adjustments increased net income by $337,000. Depreciation expense for the year was reduced by $1,682,000 to reflect cumulative adjustments in the depreciation accounts for the prior years involved. Federal Income Taxes and interest thereon were charged against earnings in the amounts of $1,003,000 and $342,000 respectively. The debt discount and expense, incurred in connection with the 6%, 4%% and 5% Debentures, is being amortized over the lives of the respective issues, giving effect to reductions in outstanding Debentures. Similar expense, applicable to the 63^% and 7J^% Debentures and other debt, is being amortized uniformly on a straight line basis over the various periods of time from the respective inceptions of the debts to their respective maturities. REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS To the Stockholders, Sheraton Corporation of America, Boston, Massachusetts. We have examined the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Sheraton Corporation of America and its subsidiaries as at April 30, 1963 and the related consolidated surplus and income statements for the year then ended. These consolidated statements have been prepared from financial statements of Sheraton Corporation of America and Subsidiaries which have been audited by us or by other independent accountants who have submitted to us their certificates concerning the underlying statements which were examined by them. The results of the operations of the companies purchased, sold or liquidated are included in the surplus and income statements for the periods during which they were majority owned. Our examinations of the statements of Sheraton Corporation of America and of those subsidiaries which were examined by us were made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, and accordingly included such tests of the accounting records and such other auditing procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We had made similar examinations for the year ended April 30, 1962. On the basis of the foregoing explanations, in our opinion, the accompanying consolidated balance sheet, the related consolidated statements of surplus and income, and the explanatory notations fairly present the financial condition of Sheraton Corporation of America and Subsidiaries as at April 30,1963 and the results of their transactions for the years ended April 30, 1963 and 1962, in conformity with generally accepted principles of accounting applied on a basis consistent with that of the preceding year. HARRIS, KERR, FORSTER & COMPANY Boston, Massachusetts, July 17, 1963