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Expedia Group Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Business Wire - Thu Aug 4, 3:01PM CDT

Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) announced financial results today for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

“We are very pleased with our financial performance this quarter. Lodging bookings reached a record high, and we posted our highest ever second quarter revenue and adjusted EBITDA. These were even more noteworthy given the simplification efforts we undertook two years ago including the sale of our Egencia corporate travel business.” said Peter Kern, Vice Chairman and CEO, Expedia Group. “Despite the disruptions during the summer travel season and an uncertain macroeconomic backdrop, travel demand has remained strong. We continue to focus our energy on improving our technology for our travelers and partners and attracting more valuable customers through direct relationships. These actions, along with prior actions to drive efficiency, put us in a better position to withstand any further macroeconomic headwinds should they arise.”

Key Highlights

  • Lodging bookings were the highest in the company's history, while revenue and adjusted EBITDA were the highest for any second quarter.
  • Lodging gross bookings were up 8% versus the second quarter 2019.
  • Revenue was $3.2 billion, up 51% versus the second quarter 2021 and up 1% versus the second quarter 2019.
  • Net loss was $185 million and adjusted net income was $310 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $648 million, up 14% versus the second quarter 2019.
  • On May 30th, the Company completed the early redemption of its $500 million Senior Notes due December 2023. On June 13th, the Company completed the early redemption of its $500 million Senior Notes due August 2024. Since May 2021, the Company has repaid over $2.9 billion of net debt and preferred equity.

Financial Summary & Operating Metrics ($ millions except per share amounts)(1)

 

Expedia Group, Inc.

Metric

Q2 2022

Q2 2021

Δ Y/Y

Booked room nights

82.5

68.4

21%

Stayed room nights

79.1

56.6

40%

Gross bookings

$26,139

$20,815

26%

Revenue

3,181

2,111

51%

Operating income (loss)

345

(132)

NM

Net income (loss) attributable to Expedia Group common stockholders

(185)

(301)

(39)%

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$(1.17)

$(2.02)

(42)%

Adjusted EBITDA(2)

648

201

223%

Adjusted net income (loss)(2)

310

(169)

NM

Adjusted EPS(2)

$1.96

$(1.13)

NM

Free cash flow(2)

1,469

2,331

(37)%

(1)All comparisons are against comparable period of 2021 unless otherwise noted.

(2)"Adjusted EBITDA" (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization), "Adjusted net income (loss)," "Adjusted EPS" and "Free cash flow" are non-GAAP measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). See "Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures" and "Tabular Reconciliations for Non-GAAP Measures" on pages 11-18 herein for an explanation and reconciliation of non-GAAP measures used throughout this release. Expedia Group does not calculate or report net income by segment.

Discussion of Results

The results for Expedia Group, Inc. ("Expedia Group" or "the Company") include Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia® Cruises™, and Traveldoo®. Results include the related international points of sale for all brands. In April 2021, we completed the sale of Classic Vacations®, and in November 2021 we completed the sale of Egencia®, which is included in results through the date of its sale. All amounts shown are in U.S. dollars.

Gross Bookings & Revenue

Gross Bookings & Revenue by Segment ($ millions)

 

 

Gross Bookings

 

Second Quarter

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

Δ%

Gross Bookings

$

26,139

 

 

$

20,815

 

 

26

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

Second Quarter

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

Δ%

Retail

$

2,420

 

 

$

1,715

 

 

41

%

B2B

 

650

 

 

 

305

 

 

113

%

Expedia Group (excluding trivago)

$

3,070

 

 

$

2,020

 

 

52

%

trivago

 

154

 

 

 

115

 

 

34

%

Intercompany eliminations

 

(43

)

 

 

(24

)

 

76

%

Total

$

3,181

 

 

$

2,111

 

 

51

%

For the second quarter of 2022, total gross bookings increased 26%, compared to the second quarter of 2021, as travel demand further improved and gross bookings improved for lodging, air and other travel products. Gross bookings for lodging, air, and other travel products improved sequentially from the first quarter of 2022.

Total revenue increased 51%, compared to the second quarter of 2021. Retail, B2B, and trivago segment revenue all increased compared to the second quarter of 2021.

Product & Services Detail

Revenue by Service Type ($ millions)

 

 

Revenue

 

Second Quarter

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Δ%

Lodging

$

2,400

 

$

1,533

 

57

%

Air

 

95

 

 

78

 

22

%

Advertising and media

 

213

 

 

161

 

33

%

Other

 

473

 

 

339

 

39

%

Total

$

3,181

 

$

2,111

 

51

%

As a percentage of total revenue in the second quarter of 2022, lodging accounted for 75%, advertising and media accounted for 7%, air accounted for 3%, and all other revenues accounted for the remaining 15%.

Lodging revenue increased 57% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the second quarter of 2021, driven by a 40% increase in room nights stayed across hotels and alternative accommodations, as well as a 9% increase in stayed average daily rates ("ADRs").

Air revenue increased 22% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the second quarter of 2021, primarily driven by a 21% growth in revenue per ticket, as air travel demand remained stable despite higher airfares.

Advertising and media revenue increased 33% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the second quarter of 2021, driven by increases from both Expedia Group Media Solutions and trivago. Other revenue increased 39% in the second quarter of 2022, driven by growth from both travel insurance and car products.

Costs and Expenses ($ millions)

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

As a % of Revenue

 

Second Quarter

 

 

Second Quarter

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Δ%

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

Δ (bps)

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Expenses - Expedia Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$

419

 

$

374

 

12

%

 

 

13.2

%

 

17.7

%

 

(456

)

Selling and marketing - direct

 

1,549

 

 

1,002

 

55

%

 

 

48.7

%

 

47.5

%

 

122

 

Selling and marketing - indirect

 

167

 

 

197

 

(15

)%

 

 

5.3

%

 

9.4

%

 

(409

)

Selling and marketing

 

1,716

 

 

1,199

 

43

%

 

 

53.9

%

 

56.8

%

 

(287

)

Technology and content

 

284

 

 

276

 

3

%

 

 

8.9

%

 

13.1

%

 

(417

)

General and administrative

 

189

 

 

184

 

3

%

 

 

6.0

%

 

8.7

%

 

(275

)

Total GAAP costs and expenses

$

2,608

 

$

2,033

 

28

%

 

 

82.0

%

 

96.3

%

 

(1,434

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Expenses - Expedia Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue*

$

416

 

$

368

 

13

%

 

 

13.1

%

 

17.4

%

 

(437

)

Selling and marketing - direct

 

1,549

 

 

1,002

 

55

%

 

 

48.7

%

 

47.5

%

 

122

 

Selling and marketing - indirect*

 

150

 

 

165

 

(9

)%

 

 

4.7

%

 

7.8

%

 

(310

)

Selling and marketing*

 

1,699

 

 

1,167

 

46

%

 

 

53.4

%

 

55.3

%

 

(187

)

Technology and content*

 

257

 

 

244

 

5

%

 

 

8.1

%

 

11.6

%

 

(351

)

General and administrative*

 

143

 

 

134

 

7

%

 

 

4.5

%

 

6.4

%

 

(185

)

Total adjusted costs and expenses

$

2,515

 

$

1,913

 

31

%

 

 

79.1

%

 

90.7

%

 

(1,161

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Expenses - Expedia Group (excluding trivago)**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue*

$

412

 

$

364

 

13

%

 

 

13.4

%

 

18.0

%

 

(461

)

Selling and marketing*

 

1,646

 

 

1,107

 

49

%

 

 

53.6

%

 

54.8

%

 

(119

)

Technology and content*

 

245

 

 

231

 

6

%

 

 

8.0

%

 

11.4

%

 

(347

)

General and administrative*

 

135

 

 

126

 

7

%

 

 

4.4

%

 

6.3

%

 

(186

)

Total adjusted costs and expenses excluding trivago

$

2,438

 

$

1,828

 

33

%

 

 

79.4

%

 

90.5

%

 

(1,113

)

Note: Some numbers may not add due to rounding.

*Adjusted expenses are non-GAAP measures. See pages 11-18 herein for a description and reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP measures.

**Expedia Group (excluding trivago) figures exclude both trivago costs and expenses and trivago revenue when calculating 'As a % of Revenue.'

Cost of Revenue

  • For the second quarter of 2022, total GAAP and adjusted cost of revenue increased 12% and 13%, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2021, driven by higher merchant processing fees, customer service costs, and cloud costs as a result of increased transaction volume which offset lower personnel costs related to the sale of Egencia in November 2021.

Selling and Marketing

  • For the second quarter of 2022, total GAAP and adjusted selling and marketing expense increased 43% and 46%, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to a $547 million increase in direct costs driven by an increase in spend across all main marketing channels as well as an increase in B2B partner commissions. Total GAAP and adjusted indirect selling and marketing expenses, decreased 15% and 9%, respectively compared to the second quarter of 2021. The decrease in indirect marketing expense was driven by lower personnel costs related to the sale of Egencia in November 2021.

Technology and Content

  • For the second quarter of 2022, total GAAP and adjusted technology and content expense increased 3% and 5%, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2021, due to an increase in personnel costs. The year-over-year increase in GAAP technology and content expense was offset by lower stock-based compensation.

General and Administrative

  • For the second quarter of 2022, total GAAP and adjusted general and administrative expense increased 3% and 7%, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2021, due to an increase in personnel costs. The year-over-year increase in GAAP general and administrative expense was offset by lower stock-based compensation.

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Expedia Group and Adjusted EBITDA*

Adjusted EBITDA by Segment ($ millions)

 

 

Second Quarter

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

Δ%

Retail

$

582

 

 

$

316

 

 

84

%

B2B

 

156

 

 

 

(4

)

 

NM

 

Unallocated overhead costs

 

(123

)

 

 

(116

)

 

6

%

Expedia Group (excluding trivago)

$

615

 

 

$

196

 

 

215

%

trivago(1)

 

33

 

 

 

5

 

 

534

%

Total Adjusted EBITDA

$

648

 

 

$

201

 

 

223

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Expedia Group common stockholders(2)

$

(185

)

 

$

(301

)

 

(39

)%

(1) trivago is a separately listed company on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and, therefore, is subject to its own reporting and filing requirements which could result in possible differences that are not expected to be material to Expedia Group.

(2) Expedia Group does not calculate or report net income (loss) by segment.

* Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See pages 11-19 herein for a description and reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP measures.

Note: Some numbers may not add due to rounding.

Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization decreased 4% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the second quarter of 2021, driven by lower amortization of certain intangibles.

Interest and Other

Consolidated interest income increased $9 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021, as a result of higher rates of return. Consolidated interest expense decreased $10 million in the second quarter of 2022, as a result of interest expense related to senior notes outstanding in the prior year that were redeemed in the first half of 2022.

Consolidated other, net was a loss of $385 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to a loss of $10 million in the second quarter of 2021, primarily driven by mark-to-market losses on minority equity investments in American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") and Despegar.

Income Taxes

The GAAP effective tax rate was a 46% expense on a pre-tax loss in the second quarter of 2022, compared to a 21% benefit on a pre-tax loss in the second quarter of 2021. The change in the effective tax rate was primarily due to nondeductible mark-to-market adjustments as well as other discrete items.

The effective tax rate on pretax adjusted net income was 21% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to (114)% in the second quarter of 2021. The change in effective tax rate was primarily due to the increase in pretax adjusted net income and discrete items.

Balance Sheet, Cash Flows and Capitalization

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, consolidated net cash provided by operating activities was approximately $1.6 billion. Consolidated free cash flow totaled $1.5 billion, a decrease of $0.9 billion, compared to the prior year, primarily due to a decrease in cash provided by operating activities related to changes in working capital, which was partially offset by an improvement in Adjusted EBITDA.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $5.6 billion at June 30, 2022 compared to $4.3 billion at December 31, 2021. The increase was primarily driven by cash provided by operating activities. Restricted cash and cash equivalents, which primarily consist of traveler deposits for Vrbo bookings, was $2.8 billion at June 30, 2022 compared to $1.7 billion at December 31, 2021. Prepaid expenses and other current assets was $1.2 billion at June 30, 2022 compared to $827 million at December 31, 2021.

Deferred merchant bookings totaled approximately $10.0 billion at June 30, 2022, including approximately $855 million in deferred loyalty rewards compared to $5.7 billion at December 31, 2021, including approximately $800 million in deferred loyalty rewards. The trends in deferred merchant bookings reflect the seasonality of our business, deferred merchant bookings increase in the lead-up to the peak travel season and decrease as stays occur during the summer months.

As of June 30, 2022, Expedia Group had stock-based awards outstanding representing approximately 11 million shares of Expedia Group common stock, consisting of approximately 7 million restricted stock units, ("RSUs") and performance share units, ("PSUs") in addition to stock options to purchase approximately 4 million shares of common stock with a weighted average exercise price of $134.89 and weighted average remaining life of 3.9 years.

On May 30, 2022, Expedia Group redeemed all of the $500 million of outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 3.6% Notes due December 2023. On June 13, 2022, Expedia Group redeemed all of the $500 million of outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 4.5% Notes due August 2024. As a result of these redemptions, we recognized a loss on debt extinguishment of $24 million, which primarily included the payment of early payment premiums as well as the write-off of unamortized discount and debt issuance costs.

EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three months ended

June 30,

 

Six months ended

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

3,181

 

 

$

2,111

 

 

$

5,430

 

 

$

3,357

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below) (1)

 

419

 

 

 

374

 

 

 

790

 

 

 

685

 

Selling and marketing (1)

 

1,716

 

 

 

1,199

 

 

 

3,055

 

 

 

1,863

 

Technology and content (1)

 

284

 

 

 

276

 

 

 

554

 

 

 

523

 

General and administrative (1)

 

189

 

 

 

184

 

 

 

375

 

 

 

340

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

197

 

 

 

205

 

 

 

394

 

 

 

414

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other

 

2

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

23

 

 

 

(9

)

Restructuring and related reorganization charges

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

 

Operating income (loss)

 

345

 

 

 

(132

)

 

 

210

 

 

 

(501

)

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

10

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

3

 

Interest expense

 

(73

)

 

 

(83

)

 

 

(154

)

 

 

(181

)

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

(24

)

 

 

 

 

 

(24

)

 

 

(280

)

Other, net

 

(385

)

 

 

(10

)

 

 

(380

)

 

 

(15

)

Total other expense, net

 

(472

)

 

 

(92

)

 

 

(545

)

 

 

(473

)

Loss before income taxes

 

(127

)

 

 

(224

)

 

 

(335

)

 

 

(974

)

Provision for income taxes

 

(58

)

 

 

47

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

216

 

Net loss

 

(185

)

 

 

(177

)

 

 

(308

)

 

 

(758

)

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

8

 

Net loss attributable to Expedia Group, Inc.

 

(185

)

 

 

(172

)

 

 

(307

)

 

 

(750

)

Preferred stock dividend

 

 

 

 

(22

)

 

 

 

 

 

(50

)

Loss on redemption of preferred stock

 

 

 

 

(107

)

 

 

 

 

 

(107

)

Net loss attributable to Expedia Group, Inc. common stockholders

$

(185

)

 

$

(301

)

 

$

(307

)

 

$

(907

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share attributable to Expedia Group, Inc. available to common stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(1.17

)

 

$

(2.02

)

 

$

(1.96

)

 

$

(6.16

)

Diluted

 

(1.17

)

 

 

(2.02

)

 

 

(1.96

)

 

 

(6.16

)

Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share (000's):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

157,290

 

 

 

149,093

 

 

 

156,831

 

 

 

147,148

 

Diluted

 

157,290

 

 

 

149,093

 

 

 

156,831

 

 

 

147,148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$

3

 

 

$

6

 

 

$

6

 

 

$

11

 

Selling and marketing

 

17

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

49

 

Technology and content

 

27

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

59

 

General and administrative

 

46

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

84

 

EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and par value)

 

 

June 30, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

ASSETS

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,568

 

 

$

4,111

 

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

2,756

 

 

 

1,694

 

Short-term investments

 

26

 

 

 

200

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $62 and $65

 

2,173

 

 

 

1,264

 

Income taxes receivable

 

105

 

 

 

85

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

1,158

 

 

 

827

 

Total current assets

 

11,786

 

 

 

8,181

 

Property and equipment, net

 

2,163

 

 

 

2,180

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

378

 

 

 

407

 

Long-term investments and other assets

 

1,151

 

 

 

1,450

 

Deferred income taxes

 

825

 

 

 

766

 

Intangible assets, net

 

1,306

 

 

 

1,393

 

Goodwill

 

7,135

 

 

 

7,171

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

24,744

 

 

$

21,548

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable, merchant

$

1,548

 

 

$

1,333

 

Accounts payable, other

 

1,178

 

 

 

688

 

Deferred merchant bookings

 

10,041

 

 

 

5,688

 

Deferred revenue

 

173

 

 

 

166

 

Income taxes payable

 

36

 

 

 

16

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

861

 

 

 

824

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

 

 

 

735

 

Total current liabilities

 

13,837

 

 

 

9,450

 

Long-term debt, excluding current maturities

 

6,727

 

 

 

7,715

 

Deferred income taxes

 

45

 

 

 

58

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

334

 

 

 

360

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

420

 

 

 

413

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Common stock: $.0001 par value; Authorized shares: 1,600,000

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued: 276,967 and 274,661; Shares outstanding: 152,024 and 150,125

 

 

 

Class B common stock: $.0001 par value; Authorized shares: 400,000

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued: 12,800 and 12,800; Shares outstanding: 5,523 and 5,523

 

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

14,549

 

 

 

14,229

 

Treasury stock - Common stock and Class B, at cost; Shares 132,220 and 131,813

 

(10,331

)

 

 

(10,262

)

Retained earnings (deficit)

 

(2,068

)

 

 

(1,761

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(240

)

 

 

(149

)

Total Expedia Group, Inc. stockholders’ equity

 

1,910

 

 

 

2,057

 

Non-redeemable non-controlling interests

 

1,471

 

 

 

1,495

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

3,381

 

 

 

3,552

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

24,744

 

 

$

21,548

 

EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Six months ended

June 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Operating activities:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(308

)

 

$

(758

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation of property and equipment, including internal-use software and website development

 

351

 

 

 

361

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

43

 

 

 

53

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

29

 

 

 

 

Amortization of stock-based compensation

 

183

 

 

 

203

 

Deferred income taxes

 

(83

)

 

 

(241

)

Foreign exchange loss on cash, restricted cash and short-term investments, net

 

109

 

 

 

20

 

Realized loss on foreign currency forwards

 

75

 

 

 

12

 

(Gain) loss on minority equity investments, net

 

352

 

 

 

(4

)

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

24

 

 

 

280

 

Other, net

 

(19

)

 

 

6

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(921

)

 

 

(729

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

(330

)

 

 

(614

)

Accounts payable, merchant

 

214

 

 

 

556

 

Accounts payable, other, accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

539

 

 

 

353

 

Tax payable/receivable, net

 

(1

)

 

 

2

 

Deferred merchant bookings

 

4,354

 

 

 

5,184

 

Deferred revenue

 

8

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

4,619

 

 

 

4,684

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

Capital expenditures, including internal-use software and website development

 

(315

)

 

 

(351

)

Purchases of investments

 

(60

)

 

 

(1

)

Sales and maturities of investments

 

200

 

 

 

12

 

Proceeds from initial exchange of cross-currency interest rate swaps

 

337

 

 

 

 

Payments for initial exchange of cross-currency interest rate swaps

 

(337

)

 

 

 

Other, net

 

(73

)

 

 

(73

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(248

)

 

 

(413

)

Financing activities:

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of issuance costs

 

 

 

 

1,964

 

Payment of long-term debt

 

(1,724

)

 

 

(1,706

)

Debt extinguishment costs

 

(20

)

 

 

(258

)

Redemption of preferred stock

 

 

 

 

(618

)

Purchases of treasury stock

 

(69

)

 

 

(85

)

Payment of preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

 

(50

)

Proceeds from exercise of equity awards and employee stock purchase plan

 

114

 

 

 

379

 

Other, net

 

12

 

 

 

(4

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(1,687

)

 

 

(378

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

(165

)

 

 

(26

)

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

2,519

 

 

 

3,867

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

5,805

 

 

 

4,138

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

8,324

 

 

$

8,005

 

Supplemental cash flow information

 

 

 

 

$

167

 

 

$

192

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

16

 

Expedia Group, Inc.

Trended Metrics

(All figures in millions)

The supplemental metrics below are intended to supplement the financial statements in this release and in our filings with the SEC, and do not include adjustments for one-time items, acquisitions, foreign exchange or other adjustments. The definition, methodology and appropriateness of any of our supplemental metrics are subject to removal and/or change, and such changes could be material. In the event of any discrepancy between any supplemental metric and our historical financial statements, you should rely on the information filed with the SEC and the financial statements in our most recent earnings release.

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

Y/Y

 

 

 

 

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

 

 

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

 

 

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

 

 

 

Q1

Q2

 

 

 

Growth

 

 

Gross bookings by business model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency

 

 

$

17,352

 

$

16,112

 

$

14,585

 

$

11,956

 

 

 

 

$

9,823

 

$

1,363

 

$

3,530

 

$

3,405

 

 

 

 

$

6,737

 

$

10,362

 

$

8,855

 

$

8,325

 

 

 

 

$

11,346

 

$

12,773

 

 

 

 

23

%

 

 

Merchant

 

 

 

12,057

 

 

12,180

 

 

12,342

 

 

11,289

 

 

 

 

 

8,062

 

 

1,350

 

 

5,101

 

 

4,162

 

 

 

 

 

8,685

 

 

10,453

 

 

9,870

 

 

9,138

 

 

 

 

 

13,066

 

 

13,366

 

 

 

 

28

%

 

 

Total

 

 

$

29,409

 

$

28,292

 

$

26,927

 

$

23,245

 

 

 

 

$

17,885

 

$

2,713

 

$

8,631

 

$

7,567

 

 

 

 

$

15,422

 

$

20,815

 

$

18,725

 

$

17,463

 

 

 

 

$

24,412

 

$

26,139

 

 

 

 

26

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue by segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail

 

 

$

1,901

 

$

2,333

 

$

2,613

 

$

1,961

 

 

 

 

$

1,582

 

$

463

 

$

1,246

 

$

702

 

 

 

 

$

1,025

 

$

1,715

 

$

2,351

 

$

1,730

 

 

 

 

$

1,740

 

$

2,420

 

 

 

 

41

%

 

 

B2B

 

 

 

556

 

 

657

 

 

731

 

 

635

 

 

 

 

 

485

 

 

68

 

 

203

 

 

186

 

 

 

 

 

184

 

 

305

 

 

490

 

 

481

 

 

 

 

 

432

 

 

650

 

 

 

 

113

%

 

 

Corporate (Bodybuilding.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

34

 

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NM

 

 

 

Expedia Group (excluding trivago)

 

 

$

2,457

 

$

2,990

 

$

3,368

 

$

2,630

 

 

 

 

$

2,106

 

$

551

 

$

1,449

 

$

888

 

 

 

 

$

1,209

 

$

2,020

 

$

2,841

 

$

2,211

 

 

 

 

$

2,172

 

$

3,070

 

 

 

 

52

%

 

 

trivago

 

 

 

237

 

 

251

 

 

279

 

 

171

 

 

 

 

 

154

 

 

18

 

 

70

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

46

 

 

115

 

 

163

 

 

99

 

 

 

 

 

116

 

 

154

 

 

 

 

34

%

 

 

Intercompany eliminations

 

 

 

(85

)

 

(88

)

 

(89

)

 

(54

)

 

 

 

 

(51

)

 

(3

)

 

(15

)

 

(6

)

 

 

 

 

(9

)

 

(24

)

 

(42

)

 

(31

)

 

 

 

 

(39

)

 

(43

)

 

 

 

76

%

 

 

Total

 

 

$

2,609

 

$

3,153

 

$

3,558

 

$

2,747

 

 

 

 

$

2,209

 

$

566

 

$

1,504

 

$

920

 

 

 

 

$

1,246

 

$

2,111

 

$

2,962

 

$

2,279

 

 

 

 

$

2,249

 

$

3,181

 

 

 

 

51

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue by geography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic*

 

 

$

1,476

 

$

1,838

 

$

1,982

 

$

1,573

 

 

 

 

$

1,317

 

$

463

 

$

1,033

 

$

698

 

 

 

 

$

1,001

 

$

1,736

 

$

2,177

 

$

1,655

 

 

 

 

$

1,656

 

$

2,208

 

 

 

 

27

%

 

 

International*

 

 

 

1,133

 

 

1,315

 

 

1,576

 

 

1,174

 

 

 

 

 

892

 

 

103

 

 

471

 

 

222

 

 

 

 

 

245

 

 

375

 

 

785

 

 

624

 

 

 

 

 

593

 

 

973

 

 

 

 

159

%

 

 

Total

 

 

$

2,609

 

$

3,153

 

$

3,558

 

$

2,747

 

 

 

 

$

2,209

 

$

566

 

$

1,504

 

$

920

 

 

 

 

$

1,246

 

$

2,111

 

$

2,962

 

$

2,279

 

 

 

 

$

2,249

 

$

3,181

 

 

 

 

51

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue by business model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency

 

 

$

842

 

$

1,047

 

$

1,177

 

$

816

 

 

 

 

$

562

 

$

105

 

$

329

 

$

271

 

 

 

 

$

323

 

$

573

 

$

800

 

$

611

 

 

 

 

$

566

 

$

808

 

 

 

 

41

%

 

 

Merchant

 

 

 

1,435

 

 

1,758

 

 

1,980

 

 

1,590

 

 

 

 

 

1,340

 

 

368

 

 

1,032

 

 

521

 

 

 

 

 

796

 

 

1,338

 

 

1,923

 

 

1,480

 

 

 

 

 

1,485

 

 

2,125

 

 

 

 

59

%

 

 

Advertising & media and other

 

 

 

332

 

 

348

 

 

401

 

 

341

 

 

 

 

 

307

 

 

93

 

 

143

 

 

128

 

 

 

 

 

127

 

 

200

 

 

239

 

 

188

 

 

 

 

 

198

 

 

248

 

 

 

 

24

%

 

 

Total

 

 

$

2,609

 

$

3,153

 

$

3,558

 

$

2,747

 

 

 

 

$

2,209

 

$

566

 

$

1,504

 

$

920

 

 

 

 

$

1,246

 

$

2,111

 

$

2,962

 

$

2,279

 

 

 

 

$

2,249

 

$

3,181

 

 

 

 

51

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA by segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail

 

 

$

208

 

$

561

 

$

889

 

$

513

 

 

 

 

$

36

 

$

(191

)

$

440

 

$

13

 

 

 

 

$

106

 

$

316

 

$

879

 

$

481

 

 

 

 

$

188

 

$

582

 

 

 

 

84

%

 

 

B2B

 

 

 

79

 

 

135

 

 

155

 

 

101

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

(123

)

 

(47

)

 

(52

)

 

 

 

 

(57

)

 

(4

)

 

74

 

 

97

 

 

 

 

 

80

 

 

156

 

 

 

 

NM

 

 

 

Unallocated overhead costs

 

 

 

(135

)

 

(148

)

 

(144

)

 

(165

)

 

 

 

 

(143

)

 

(106

)

 

(96

)

 

(117

)

 

 

 

 

(103

)

 

(116

)

 

(116

)

 

(119

)

 

 

 

 

(120

)

 

(123

)

 

 

 

6

%

 

 

Expedia Group (excluding trivago)

 

 

$

152

 

$

548

 

$

900

 

$

449

 

 

 

 

$

(75

)

$

(420

)

$

297

 

$

(156

)

 

 

 

$

(54

)

$

196

 

$

837

 

$

459

 

 

 

 

$

148

 

$

615

 

 

 

 

215

%

 

 

trivago

 

 

 

24

 

 

20

 

 

12

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

(16

)

 

7

 

 

(4

)

 

 

 

 

(4

)

 

5

 

 

18

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

534

%

 

 

Total

 

 

$

176

 

$

568

 

$

912

 

$

478

 

 

 

 

$

(76

)

$

(436

)

$

304

 

$

(160

)

 

 

 

$

(58

)

$

201

 

$

855

 

$

479

 

 

 

 

$

173

 

$

648

 

 

 

 

223

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Expedia Group common stockholders

 

 

$

(103

)

$

183

 

$

409

 

$

76

 

 

 

 

$

(1,301

)

$

(753

)

$

(221

)

$

(412

)

 

 

 

$

(606

)

$

(301

)

$

362

 

$

276

 

 

 

 

$

(122

)

$

(185

)

 

 

 

(39

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide lodging (merchant & agency)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booked room nights

 

 

 

103.9

 

 

100.8

 

 

101.3

 

 

86.3

 

 

 

 

 

58.5

 

 

12.2

 

 

41.1

 

 

33.3

 

 

 

 

 

54.0

 

 

68.4

 

 

65.4

 

 

59.7

 

 

 

 

 

77.0

 

 

82.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booked room night growth

 

 

 

9

%

 

10

%

 

11

%

 

9

%

 

 

 

 

(44

)%

 

(88

)%

 

(59

)%

 

(61

)%

 

 

 

 

(8

)%

 

462

%

 

59

%

 

79

%

 

 

 

 

43

%

 

21

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booked ADR growth

 

 

 

(2

)%

 

(1

)%

 

%

 

%

 

 

 

 

(2

)%

 

(14

)%

 

2

%

 

4

%

 

 

 

 

34

%

 

49

%

 

21

%

 

23

%

 

 

 

 

4

%

 

3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stayed room nights

 

 

 

80.8

 

 

100.1

 

 

116.5

 

 

91.6

 

 

 

 

 

69.4

 

 

19.2

 

 

48.8

 

 

36.1

 

 

 

 

 

37.1

 

 

56.6

 

 

77.8

 

 

62.9

 

 

 

 

 

56.5

 

 

79.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stayed room night growth

 

 

 

9

%

 

12

%

 

11

%

 

11

%

 

 

 

 

(14

)%

 

(81

)%

 

(58

)%

 

(61

)%

 

 

 

 

(47

)%

 

196

%

 

59

%

 

74

%

 

 

 

 

52

%

 

40

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stayed ADR growth

 

 

 

(1

)%

 

%

 

(1

)%

 

%

 

 

 

 

2

%

 

1

%

 

8

%

 

2

%

 

 

 

 

8

%

 

21

%

 

19

%

 

23

%

 

 

 

 

20

%

 

9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue per night growth

 

 

 

(2

)%

 

1

%

 

%

 

(1

)%

 

 

 

 

6

%

 

15

%

 

14

%

 

6

%

 

 

 

 

10

%

 

7

%

 

17

%

 

24

%

 

 

 

 

17

%

 

12

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lodging revenue growth

 

 

 

7

%

 

12

%

 

11

%

 

9

%

 

 

 

 

(9

)%

 

(78

)%

 

(52

)%

 

(58

)%

 

 

 

 

(41

)%

 

215

%

 

87

%

 

116

%

 

 

 

 

78

%

 

57

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide air (merchant & agency)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets sold growth

 

 

 

11

%

 

10

%

 

8

%

 

%

 

 

 

 

(26

)%

 

(85

)%

 

(74

)%

 

(69

)%

 

 

 

 

(50

)%

 

299

%

 

132

%

 

92

%

 

 

 

 

48

%

 

1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Airfare growth

 

 

 

(1

)%

 

1

%

 

%

 

1

%

 

 

 

 

(5

)%

 

(35

)%

 

(36

)%

 

(31

)%

 

 

 

 

(26

)%

 

30

%

 

31

%

 

32

%

 

 

 

 

39

%

 

35

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue per ticket growth

 

 

 

(7

)%

 

(7

)%

 

(10

)%

 

(9

)%

 

 

 

 

(41

)%

 

NM

 

 

(48

)%

 

(35

)%

 

 

 

 

(10

)%

 

NM

 

 

(2

)%

 

(12

)%

 

 

 

 

1

%

 

21

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air revenue growth

 

 

 

3

%

 

2

%

 

(3

)%

 

(8

)%

 

 

 

 

(56

)%

 

NM

 

 

(87

)%

 

(80

)%

 

 

 

 

(55

)%

 

NM

 

 

128

%

 

68

%

 

 

 

 

50

%

 

22

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

  • All comparisons are against comparable period of prior year unless otherwise noted.
  • Advertising & Media Revenue includes third party revenue from trivago. All trivago revenue is classified as international.
  • Corporate includes product revenue subsequent to our acquisition of Bodybuilding.com in July 26, 2019 through its sale in May 2020.
  • B2B includes Egencia through its sale in November 2021.
  • Some numbers may not add due to rounding. All percentages above and throughout this release are calculated on precise, unrounded numbers

*Domesticrefers to U.S. point-of-sale transactions, while International refers to non-U.S. point-of-sale transactions

Notes & Definitions:

Gross Bookings: Gross bookings generally represent the total retail value of transactions booked, recorded at the time of booking reflecting the total price due for travel by travelers, including taxes, fees and other charges, adjusted for cancellations and refunds.

Retail: The Retail segment, which consists of the aggregation of operating segments, provides a full range of travel and advertising services to our worldwide customers through a variety of consumer brands including: Expedia.com and Hotels.com in the United States, localized Expedia and Hotels.com websites throughout the world, Vrbo, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif Group, ebookers, Hotwire.com, CarRentals.com, and Expedia Cruises.

B2B: The B2B segment is comprised of our Expedia Business Services organization which consists of Expedia Partner Solutions, which operates private label and co-branded programs to make travel services available to leisure travelers though third-party company branded websites. Expedia Group results include Egencia through its sale on November 1, 2021.

trivago: The trivago segment generates advertising revenue primarily from sending referrals to online travel companies and travel service providers from its localized hotel metasearch websites.

Corporate: Includes unallocated corporate expenses as well as Bodybuilding.com subsequent to our acquisition in July 2019 through its sale in May 2020.

Lodging Metrics: Reported on a stayed and booked basis. Lodging consists of both merchant and agency model hotel and alternative accommodations.

Room Nights Stayed: Room nights stayed represent stayed hotel room nights and include property nights for our Retail reportable segment and stayed hotel room nights for our B2B reportable segment. Stayed hotel room nights include both merchant and agency hotel stays. Property nights, which are related to our alternative accommodation business, are reported upon the first day of stay and check-in to a property and represent the total number of nights for which a property is rented.

Room Nights Booked: Room nights booked represent booked hotel room nights and include property nights for our Retail reportable segment and booked hotel room nights for our B2B reportable segment. Booked hotel room nights include both merchant and agency hotel stays. Property nights are related to our alternative accommodation business.

Air Metrics: Reported on a booked basis and includes both merchant and agency air bookings.

Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures

Expedia Group reports Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Expenses (non-GAAP cost of revenue, non-GAAP selling and marketing, non-GAAP technology and content and non-GAAP general and administrative), all of which are supplemental measures to GAAP and are defined by the SEC as non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are among the primary metrics by which management evaluates the performance of the business and on which internal budgets are based. Management believes that investors should have access to the same set of tools that management uses to analyze our results. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS have certain limitations in that they do not take into account the impact of certain expenses to our consolidated statements of operations. We endeavor to compensate for the limitation of the non-GAAP measures presented by also providing the most directly comparable GAAP measures and descriptions of the reconciling items and adjustments to derive the non-GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS also exclude certain items related to transactional tax matters, which may ultimately be settled in cash. We urge investors to review the detailed disclosure regarding these matters in the Management Discussion and Analysis and Legal Proceedings sections, as well as the notes to the financial statements, included in the Company's annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The definition of Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization was revised in the fourth quarter of 2012 and in the first quarter of 2016 and the definition for Adjusted Net Income (Loss) was revised in the fourth quarters of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2017. The definition of Adjusted Expenses was revised in the first quarter of 2014 and in the second quarter 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Expedia Group adjusted for:

(1) net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests;

(2) provision for income taxes;

(3) total other expenses, net;

(4) stock-based compensation expense, including compensation expense related to certain subsidiary equity plans;

(5) acquisition-related impacts, including

(i) amortization of intangible assets and goodwill and intangible asset impairment,

(ii) gains (losses) recognized on changes in the value of contingent consideration arrangements; and

(iii) upfront consideration paid to settle employee compensation plans of the acquiree;

(6) certain other items, including restructuring;

(7) items included in legal reserves, occupancy tax and other, which includes reserves for potential settlement of issues related to transactional taxes (e.g. hotel and excise taxes), related to court decisions and final settlements, and charges incurred, if any, for monies that may be required to be paid in advance of litigation in certain transactional tax proceedings;

(8) that portion of gains (losses) on revenue hedging activities that are included in other, net that relate to revenue recognized in the period; and

(9) depreciation.

The above items are excluded from our Adjusted EBITDA measure because these items are non-cash in nature, or because the amount and timing of these items is unpredictable, not driven by core operating results and renders comparisons with prior periods and competitors less meaningful. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure for analysts and investors to evaluate our future on-going performance as this measure allows a more meaningful comparison of our performance and projected cash earnings with our historical results from prior periods and to the results of our competitors. Moreover, our management uses this measure internally to evaluate the performance of our business as a whole and our individual business segments. In addition, we believe that by excluding certain items, such as stock-based compensation and acquisition-related impacts, Adjusted EBITDA corresponds more closely to the cash operating income generated from our business and allows investors to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting the ongoing cash earnings capabilities of our business, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced.

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) generally captures all items on the statements of operations that occur in normal course operations and have been, or ultimately will be, settled in cash and is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Expedia Group plus the following items, net of tax:

(1) stock-based compensation expense, including compensation expense related to equity plans of certain subsidiaries and equity-method investments;

(2) acquisition-related impacts, including;

(i) amortization of intangible assets, including as part of equity-method investments, and goodwill and intangible asset impairment;

(ii) gains (losses) recognized on changes in the value of contingent consideration arrangements;

(iii) upfront consideration paid to settle employee compensation plans of the acquiree; and

(iv) gains (losses) recognized on non-controlling investment basis adjustments when we acquire or lose controlling interests;

(3) currency gains or losses on U.S. dollar denominated cash;

(4) since adoption of new accounting guidance in the first quarter of 2018, the changes in fair value of equity investments;

(5) certain other items, including restructuring charges;

(6) items included in legal reserves, occupancy tax and other, which includes reserves for potential settlement of issues related to transactional taxes (e.g., hotel occupancy and excise taxes), related court decisions and final settlements, and charges incurred, if any, for monies that may be required to be paid in advance of litigation in certain transactional tax proceedings, including as part of equity method investments;

(7) discontinued operations;

(8) the non-controlling interest impact of the aforementioned adjustment items; and

(9) unrealized gains (losses) on revenue hedging activities that are included in other, net.

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) includes preferred share dividends. We believe Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is useful to investors because it represents Expedia Group's combined results, taking into account depreciation, which management believes is an ongoing cost of doing business, but excluding the impact of certain expenses and items not directly tied to the core operations of our businesses.

Adjusted EPS is defined as Adjusted Net Income (Loss) divided by adjusted weighted average shares outstanding, which, when applicable, include dilution from our convertible debt instruments per the treasury stock method for Adjusted EPS. The treasury stock method assumes we would elect to settle the principal amount of the debt for cash and the conversion premium for shares. If the conversion prices for such instruments exceed our average stock price for the period, the instruments generally would have no impact to adjusted weighted average shares outstanding. This differs from the GAAP method for dilution from our convertible debt instruments, which include them on an if-converted method. We believe Adjusted EPS is useful to investors because it represents, on a per share basis, Expedia Group's consolidated results, taking into account depreciation, which we believe is an ongoing cost of doing business, as well as other items which are not allocated to the operating businesses such as interest expense, taxes, foreign exchange gains or losses, and minority interest, but excluding the effects of certain expenses not directly tied to the core operations of our businesses. Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS have similar limitations as Adjusted EBITDA. In addition, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) does not include all items that affect our net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share for the period. Therefore, we think it is important to evaluate these measures along with our consolidated statements of operations.

Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash flow provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Management believes Free Cash Flow is useful to investors because it represents the operating cash flow that our operating businesses generate, less capital expenditures but before taking into account other cash movements that are not directly tied to the core operations of our businesses, such as financing activities, foreign exchange or certain investing activities. We added additional detail for the capital expenditures associated with building our new headquarters facility in Seattle, Washington. We believe separating out capital expenditures for this discrete project is important to provide additional transparency to investors related to operating versus project-related capital expenditures. Free Cash Flow has certain limitations in that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period, nor does it represent the residual cash flow for discretionary expenditures. Therefore, it is important to evaluate Free Cash Flow along with the consolidated statements of cash flows.

Adjusted Expenses (cost of revenue, selling and marketing, technology and content and general and administrative expenses) exclude stock-based compensation related to expenses for stock options, restricted stock units and other equity compensation under applicable stock-based compensation accounting standards. Expedia Group excludes stock-based compensation from these measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses that we do not believe are necessarily reflective of our ongoing cash operating expenses and cash operating income. Moreover, because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types that companies can use when adopting applicable stock-based compensation accounting standards, management believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation allows investors to make meaningful comparisons between our recurring core business operating results and those of other companies, as well as providing management with an important tool for financial operational decision making and for evaluating our own recurring core business operating results over different periods of time. There are certain limitations in using financial measures that do not take into account stock-based compensation, including the fact that stock-based compensation is a recurring expense and a valued part of employees' compensation. Therefore, it is important to evaluate both our GAAP and non-GAAP measures. See the Notes to the Consolidated Statements of Operations for stock-based compensation by line item.

Expedia Group, Inc. (excluding trivago) In order to provide increased transparency on the transaction-based component of the business, Expedia Group is reporting results both in total and excluding trivago.

In addition, we evaluate certain operating and financial measures, including revenue growth, on both an as-reported and excluding the impact of foreign exchange, FX neutral, basis. FX neutral results are among the primary metrics by which management evaluates the performance of the business and management believes that investors should have access to the same set of tools that management uses to analyze our results. We estimate FX neutral revenue growth by (i) excluding the FX impacts resulting from the time period between a transaction's booking date and revenue recognition date for both the current and prior year periods, and (ii) converting our current-year period results for transactions recorded in currencies other than U.S. Dollars using the corresponding prior-year period exchange rates rather than the current-year period exchange rates.

Tabular Reconciliations for Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization) by Segment(1)

 

Three months ended June 30, 2022

 

Retail

 

B2B

 

trivago

 

Corporate &

Eliminations

 

Total

 

(In millions)

Operating income (loss)

$

470

 

 

$

139

 

 

$

30

 

$

(294

)

 

$

345

 

Realized gain (loss) on revenue hedges

 

(15

)

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(18

)

Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

 

 

 

93

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

21

 

Depreciation

 

127

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

3

 

 

26

 

 

 

176

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

29

 

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

582

 

 

$

156

 

 

$

33

 

$

(123

)

 

$

648

 

 

Three months ended June 30, 2021

 

Retail

 

B2B

 

trivago

 

Corporate &

Eliminations

 

Total

 

(In millions)

Operating income (loss)

$

180

 

$

(30

)

 

$

3

 

$

(285

)

 

$

(132

)

Realized gain (loss) on revenue hedges

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Restructuring and related reorganization charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

13

 

Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(8

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

120

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

26

 

Depreciation

 

133

 

 

26

 

 

 

2

 

 

18

 

 

 

179

 

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$

316

 

$

(4

)

 

$

5

 

$

(116

)

 

$

201

 

(1) Adjusted EBITDA for our Retail and B2B segments includes allocations of certain expenses, primarily cost of revenue and facilities, the total costs of our global travel supply organizations, the majority of platform and marketplace technology costs, and the realized foreign currency gains or losses related to the forward contracts hedging a component of our net merchant lodging revenue. We base the allocations primarily on transaction volumes and other usage metrics. We do not allocate certain shared expenses such as accounting, human resources, certain information technology and legal to our reportable segments. We include these expenses in Corporate and Eliminations. Our allocation methodology is periodically evaluated and may change.

Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization)

 

 

Three months ended

June 30,

 

Six months ended

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

(In millions)

Net loss attributable to Expedia Group, Inc.

 

$

(185

)

 

$

(172

)

 

$

(307

)

 

$

(750

)

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(8

)

Provision for income taxes

 

 

58

 

 

 

(47

)

 

 

(27

)

 

 

(216

)

Total other expense, net

 

 

472

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

545

 

 

 

473

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

345

 

 

 

(132

)

 

 

210

 

 

 

(501

)

Gain (loss) on revenue hedges related to revenue recognized

 

 

(18

)

 

 

3

 

 

 

(18

)

 

 

(6

)

Restructuring and related reorganization charges

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

 

Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other

 

 

2

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

23

 

 

 

(9

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

93

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

183

 

 

 

203

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

197

 

 

 

205

 

 

 

394

 

 

 

414

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

648

 

 

$

201

 

 

$

821

 

 

$

143

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) & Adjusted EPS

 

 

Three months ended

June 30,

 

Six months ended

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

(In millions, except share and per share data)

Net loss attributable to Expedia Group, Inc.

 

$

(185

)

 

$

(172

)

 

$

(307

)

 

$

(750

)

Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

8

 

Less: Provision for income taxes

 

 

(58

)

 

 

47

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

216

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(127

)

 

 

(224

)

 

 

(335

)

 

 

(974

)

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

21

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

53

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

93

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

183

 

 

 

203

 

Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other

 

 

2

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

23

 

 

 

(9

)

Restructuring and related reorganization charges

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

Unrealized (gain) loss on revenue hedges

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(2

)

(Gain) loss on minority equity investments, net

 

 

373

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

352

 

 

 

(4

)

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

280

 

Gain on sale of business, net

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(1

)

Adjusted income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

402

 

 

 

(70

)

 

 

311

 

 

 

(412

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Provision for income taxes

 

 

(58

)

 

 

47

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

216

 

Provision for income taxes for adjustments

 

 

(25

)

 

 

(127

)

 

 

(86

)

 

 

(222

)

Total Adjusted provision for income taxes

 

 

(83

)

 

 

(80

)

 

 

(59

)

 

 

(6

)

Total Adjusted income tax rate

 

 

20.8

%

 

 

(113.6

)%

 

 

19.2

%

 

 

(1.5

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests

 

 

(9

)

 

 

3

 

 

 

(16

)

 

 

5

 

Preferred stock dividend

 

 

 

 

 

(22

)

 

 

 

 

 

(50

)

Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Expedia Group, Inc.

 

$

310

 

 

$

(169

)

 

$

236

 

 

$

(463

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding (000's)

 

 

157,290

 

 

 

149,093

 

 

 

156,831

 

 

 

147,148

 

Adjustment to dilutive securities (000's)

 

 

1,227

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,071

 

 

 

 

Adjusted weighted average shares outstanding (000's)

 

 

158,517

 

 

 

149,093

 

 

 

158,902

 

 

 

147,148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP diluted loss per share

 

$

(1.17

)

 

$

(2.02

)

 

$

(1.96

)

 

$

(6.16

)

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Expedia Group, Inc.

 

$

1.96

 

 

$

(1.13

)

 

$

1.49

 

 

$

(3.15

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-trivago Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Expedia Group, Inc.

 

$

310

 

 

$

(169

)

 

$

236

 

 

$

(463

)

Less: Adjusted net income attributable to trivago

 

 

15

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

7

 

Adjusted net income (loss) excluding trivago

 

$

295

 

 

$

(178

)

 

$

207

 

 

$

(470

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Expedia Group, Inc.

 

$

1.96

 

 

$

(1.13

)

 

$

1.49

 

 

$

(3.15

)

Less: Adjusted earnings per share attributable to trivago

 

 

0.10

 

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

0.18

 

 

 

0.05

 

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share excluding trivago

 

$

1.86

 

 

$

(1.19

)

 

$

1.30

 

 

$

(3.19

)

Free Cash Flow

 

 

Three months ended

June 30,

 

Six months ended

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

(In millions)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

1,628

 

 

$

2,514

 

 

$

4,619

 

 

$

4,684

 

Headquarters capital expenditures

 

 

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

 

 

 

(23

)

Non-headquarters capital expenditures

 

 

(159

)

 

 

(173

)

 

 

(315

)

 

 

(328

)

Less: Total capital expenditures

 

 

(159

)

 

 

(183

)

 

 

(315

)

 

 

(351

)

Free cash flow

 

$

1,469

 

 

$

2,331

 

 

$

4,304

 

 

$

4,333

 

Adjusted Expenses (Cost of revenue, selling and marketing, technology and content and general and administrative expenses)

 

 

Three months ended

June 30,

 

Six months ended

June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(In millions)

Cost of revenue

 

$

419

 

$

374

 

$

790

 

$

685

Less: stock-based compensation

 

 

3

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

11

Adjusted cost of revenue

 

$

416

 

$

368

 

$

784

 

$

674

Less: trivago cost of revenue(1)

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

8

 

 

7

Adjusted cost of revenue excluding trivago

 

$

412

 

$

364

 

$

776

 

$

667

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and marketing expense

 

$

1,716

 

$

1,199

 

$

3,055

 

$

1,863

Less: stock-based compensation

 

 

17

 

 

32

 

 

32

 

 

49

Adjusted selling and marketing expense

 

$

1,699

 

$

1,167

 

$

3,023

 

$

1,814

Less: trivago selling and marketing expense(1)(2)

 

 

53

 

 

60

 

 

80

 

 

78

Adjusted selling and marketing expense excluding trivago

 

$

1,646

 

$

1,107

 

$

2,943

 

$

1,736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technology and content expense

 

$

284

 

$

276

 

$

554

 

$

523

Less: stock-based compensation

 

 

27

 

 

32

 

 

54

 

 

59

Adjusted technology and content expense

 

$

257

 

$

244

 

$

500

 

$

464

Less: trivago technology and content expense(1)

 

 

12

 

 

13

 

 

25

 

 

25

Adjusted technology and content expense excluding trivago

 

$

245

 

$

231

 

$

475

 

$

439

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expense

 

$

189

 

$

184

 

$

375

 

$

340

Less: stock-based compensation

 

 

46

 

 

50

 

 

91

 

 

84

Adjusted general and administrative expense

 

$

143

 

$

134

 

$

284

 

$

256

Less: trivago general and administrative expense(1)

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

16

 

 

15

Adjusted general and administrative expense excluding trivago

 

$

135

 

$

126

 

$

268

 

$

241

Note: Some numbers may not add due to rounding.

(1) trivago amount presented without stock-based compensation as those are included with the consolidated totals above.

(2) Selling and marketing expense adjusted to add back Retail spend on trivago eliminated in consolidation.

Conference Call

Expedia Group, Inc. will webcast a conference call to discuss second quarter 2022 financial results and certain forward-looking information on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The webcast will be open to the public and available via ir.expediagroup.com. Expedia Group expects to maintain access to the webcast on the IR website for approximately three months subsequent to the initial broadcast.

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About Expedia Group

Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) companies power travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Our organization is made up of four pillars: Expedia Services, focused on the group’s platform and technical strategy; Expedia Marketplace, centered on product and technology offerings across the organization; Expedia Brands, housing all our consumer brands; and Expedia for Business, consisting of business-to-business solutions and relationships throughout the travel ecosystem. The Expedia Group family of brands includes: Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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