May 03, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

CHICAGO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

  • Room night growth accelerated by 5 percentage points, driven by acceleration within the U.S. consumer business and 33 percent growth at ebookers. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA grew 19 percent to $20.6 million, driven by revenue growth and Adjusted EBITDA margin expansion.
  • Operating cash flow grew 10 percent to $98.8 million, driven by growth in the global hotel business.

 


Three Months Ended



(in thousands, except

March 31,



per share data)

2012

2011


Change(a)

Gross bookings

$3,143,031

$2,975,150


6%

Net revenue

$189,779

$184,923


3%

Net revenue margin(b)

6.0%

6.2%


(0.2) ppt

Net loss

$(6,511)

$(10,893)


(40)%

Basic and Diluted EPS

$(0.06)

$(0.11)


(45)%

Operating cash flow

$98,753

$89,845


10%

Capital spending

$12,550

$12,969


(3)%






EBITDA(c)

$17,778

$15,032


18%

Other adjustments

$2,781

$2,235


24%

Adjusted EBITDA(c)

$20,559

$17,267


19%






Transaction growth (d)

1%

(7)%


8 ppt

Hotel room night growth (e)

3%

(2)%


5 ppt


(a) Percentages are calculated on unrounded numbers.

(b) Represents net revenue as a percentage of gross bookings.

(c) Non-GAAP financial measures. Definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and
a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable
GAAP financial measure are contained in Appendix A.

(d) Represents year over year transaction growth on a booked basis, net of all
cancellations made through the company's websites.

(e) Represents year over year growth in stayed hotel room nights. Includes both
standalone hotel room nights and hotel room nights included in vacation packages.

First Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights

The company reported a net loss of $6.5 million or $0.06 per diluted share for the first quarter 2012 compared with a net loss of $10.9 million or $0.11 per diluted share for the first quarter 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was $20.6 million for the first quarter 2012, an increase of 19 percent year over year.

Gross Bookings and Net Revenue

Gross bookings grew six percent year over year. The increase in gross bookings was driven primarily by hotel and vacation package volume, higher average daily rates ("ADRs") for hotel rooms, higher air fares and a shift in air carrier mix. Total hotel gross bookings, including hotels booked on a standalone basis and as part of a vacation package, increased 12 percent year over year due to higher volume and, to a lesser extent, ADR expansion.

Net revenue was $189.8 million for the first quarter 2012, up three percent year over year. Net revenue increased due primarily to higher hotel and vacation package revenue, partially offset by lower advertising and media revenue and lower travel insurance revenue. Hotel net revenue, including hotels booked on a standalone basis and as part of a vacation package, represented 37 percent of the company's total net revenue for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2012, up from 36 percent for the year ended December 31, 2011.







Three Months Ended




March 31,



(in thousands)

2012

2011


Change

Net Revenue





Standalone Air

$72,244

$72,500


—%

Standalone Hotel

49,465

45,189


9%

Vacation Package

30,254

25,858


17%

Advertising and Media

11,469

12,682


(10)%

Other

26,347

28,694


(8)%

Total Net Revenue

$189,779

$184,923


3%





Domestic

$137,343

$134,333


2%

International

52,436

50,590


4%

Total Net Revenue

$189,779

$184,923


3%

  • Standalone air net revenue was $72.2 million in the first quarter 2012, relatively flat year over year. Domestically, lower air volume was largely offset by higher net revenue per airline ticket. At ebookers, higher air volume was offset by lower net revenue per airline ticket. 
  • Standalone hotel net revenue was $49.5 million in the first quarter 2012, up nine percent year over year. This increase was driven primarily by strength in hotel volume at the company's  domestic leisure business and ebookers as well as higher ADRs, partially offset by weakness at HotelClub. 
  • Vacation package net revenue increased 17 percent in the quarter to $30.3 million. Vacation package net revenue for the company's domestic leisure business increased due primarily to higher volume, ADRs and breakage revenue. ebookers vacation package net revenue increased due to higher volume as a result of the company's on-going strategic focus on vacation package destinations.  
  • Advertising and media revenue declined ten percent year over year in the first quarter to $11.5 million due primarily to lower display revenue.
  • Other net revenue, which is comprised primarily of car rental, cruise, destination services, travel insurance and airline hosting revenue, declined eight percent year over year. This decline was driven primarily by a new regulation issued by the Department of Transportation effective January 2012 that no longer allows for the travel insurance option to be pre-selected, which reduced attachment rates for travel insurance on the company's domestic websites. The termination of the company's remaining airline hosting agreement in July 2011 also contributed to the decline.

In order to provide a more comparable view of the company's operating performance across periods, Appendix A to this press release adjusts gross bookings and net revenue for currency impacts. The company has also included a schedule of trended operating metrics in Appendix B to this press release.

Operating Expenses

Cost of revenue

Cost of revenue is comprised primarily of costs to operate customer service call centers, credit card processing fees and other costs, which include customer refunds and charge-backs, hosting costs and connectivity and other processing costs.
























Three Months Ended
March 31,


$


%



2012


2011


Change


Change



(in thousands)



Customer service costs


$   12,801


$   14,248


$   (1,447)


(10)%

Credit card processing fees


12,795


12,429


366


3%

Other


10,520


9,638


882


9%

Total cost of revenue


$   36,116


$   36,315


$   (199)


(1)%

% of net revenue


19.0%


19.6%





Cost of revenue for the first quarter 2012 decreased one percent year over year. Cost of revenue as a percentage of net revenue decreased 61 basis points to 19.0 percent for the first quarter 2012. The decrease in cost of revenue as a percentage of net revenue was driven primarily by lower customer service staffing levels, partially offset by higher customer refunds and charge-backs.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense

SG&A expense is comprised primarily of wages and benefits, contract labor costs, network communications, systems maintenance and equipment costs and other costs, which include legal, foreign currency transaction and hedging costs and other administrative costs.



















Three Months Ended
March 31,


$


%



2012


2011


Change


Change



(in thousands)



Wages and benefits


$   38,270


$   38,740


$   (470)


(1)%

Contract labor


7,415


6,028


1,387


23%

Network communications, systems maintenance

   and equipment


7,123


6,683


440


7%

Other


17,505


17,158


347


2%

Total SG&A


$   70,313


$   68,609


$   1,704


2%

% of net revenue


37.0%


37.1%





 

SG&A expense for the first quarter 2012 increased two percent year over year due primarily to the higher use of contract labor required to support key strategic initiatives, such as the American Express launch in the second half of this year and, to a lesser extent, higher network communications costs. This increase was partially offset by lower severance expense.

Marketing expense

Marketing expense is comprised primarily of online marketing costs, such as search and banner advertising and affiliate commissions, and offline marketing costs, such as television, radio and print advertising.




















Three Months Ended
March 31,


$


%



2012


2011


Change


Change



(in thousands)



Marketing expense


$   65,528


$   65,357


$   171


—%

% of net revenue


34.5%


35.3%





Marketing expense was relatively flat year over year in the first quarter 2012. Marketing expense as a percentage of net revenue decreased 81 basis points to 34.5 percent for the first quarter 2012, down from 35.3 percent in the first quarter 2011. This decrease was driven primarily by a shift in the timing of offline marketing spending relative to last year, partially offset by a mix shift towards the company's private label distribution channel and ebookers.

Interest Expense

Orbitz Worldwide incurred net interest expense of $10.0 million in the first quarter 2012, a decline of six percent year over year. This decline was due primarily to a lower effective interest rate and lower outstanding borrowings on the company's term loan, partially offset by higher letter of credit fees. In January 2012, we had two interest rate swaps expire, which together previously fixed the interest rate on $200 million of the company's term loan at an effective rate 4.18 percent.

At March 31, 2012, $100.0 million of the $440.0 million outstanding on the term loan had a fixed interest rate of 3.68 percent through an interest rate swap. The weighted-average effective interest rate on the term loan was 3.42 percent at March 31, 2012, down from 4.31 percent at March 31, 2011. At March 31, 2012, Orbitz Worldwide was in compliance with all financial covenants in its Credit Agreement.

Cash Flow

Orbitz Worldwide generated operating cash flow of $98.8 million in the first quarter 2012, an increase of ten percent year over year. The increase in operating cash flow was due mainly to the net change in the company's working capital accounts, which was primarily driven by changes in merchant payable balances due to higher volume, partially offset by the timing of payments received from Travelport and a higher accounts receivable balance. Higher net income driven by higher net revenue partially offset by higher spending required to support key strategic initiatives, such as the upcoming American Express launch, drove the remaining increase in operating cash flow.

In March 2012, the company made a $32.2 million payment on its term loan based on excess cash flow for full year 2011, as required under its Credit Agreement.

At March 31, 2012, cash and cash equivalents were $187.7 million, up 38 percent from $136.2 million at December 31, 2011.

Operational Highlights

Consumer Brands

  • In February 2012, Orbitz Worldwide completed a multi-year initiative to bring all of its consumer brands onto a common technology platform.
  • During the first quarter 2012, Orbitz Worldwide continued to build on its success in the mobile commerce space:
    • Orbitz Worldwide completed its effort to launch mobile-optimized websites for all of its consumer brands, with the launch of the first mobile-optimized websites for RatesToGo.com (m.ratestogo.com) and HotelClub.com (m.hotelclub.com). Following the completion of this effort, Mobile Steals/Deals are now available across all Orbitz Worldwide consumer brands.
    • Orbitz.com launched the Hotels by Orbitz App for iPhone, a native application that gives customers an intuitive search-and-book experience designed specifically for iPhone and offers travelers powerful comparison tools, secure booking in just three taps and access to Orbitz Mobile Steals.
    • The number of Mobile Steals/Deals available via Orbitz Worldwide mobile websites and native applications has grown dramatically since the program launched in December 2011. Mobile-exclusive hotel deals are now available across nearly 200 destinations worldwide at discounts of up to 65 percent off regular pricing.
  • Orbitz Worldwide continued to grow its social media engagement with consumers, growing Orbitz.com Facebook fans by 24 percent in the U.S., ebookers Facebook fans by 99 percent in Europe, and surpassing one million verified customer hotel reviews during the first quarter 2012.

Corporate Travel

  • In March 2012, Orbitz for Business announced the launch of Orbitz for Business Express to offer savings, convenience and professional travel services to small businesses with travel needs, including those currently without a managed travel program. Orbitz for Business Express offers small businesses a managed travel solution that is both flexible and affordable, including a customized booking website, special rates and discounts, 24/7 assistance from Orbitz corporate travel experts, detailed reports on company travel expenditures and access to mobile search and book functionality, all with no minimum transaction requirements.

Partner Services

  • In February 2012, Orbitz Worldwide signed a new multi-year marketing and distribution agreement with United Airlines that gives Orbitz.com, CheapTickets and Orbitz for Business customers access to all United and Continental fares, schedules and inventory.
  • During the first quarter 2012, Orbitz Worldwide signed an agreement with travel content aggregator Travelfusion that gives ebookers.com access to additional low cost carrier content and renewed its distribution agreement with Air Finland that gives ebookers.com customers access to exclusive fares and supply.
  • In April 2012, Orbitz Worldwide signed a marketing and distribution agreement with Air Canada that gives Orbitz.com, CheapTickets and Orbitz for Business customers access to Air Canada fares, schedules and inventory.
  • During the first quarter 2012, Orbitz Worldwide signed a new multi-year agreement with Omni Hotels & Resorts, as well as partnership agreements with a number of regional hotel groups including The Novum Group in Germany, The Fletcher Hotel Group in the Netherlands, Mitsis Hotels in Greece and Lagrange Residences in France. 
  • During the first quarter 2012, Orbitz Worldwide signed partner marketing contracts with a number of destination marketing organizations including San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Orlando, Kentucky Travel and Tourism, Wyoming Tourism, Louisiana Tourism, Scandinavian Tourism Board, Tourism Montreal, Visit Norway, Embratur Brazil, Tourism Queensland and Hong Kong Tourism Board. Orbitz Worldwide has partner marketing agreements with over 225 destination marketing organizations.
  • In May 2012, Orbitz Worldwide announced a new partnership with award-winning travel journalist/producer Richard Bangs to deliver an unprecedented level of integration between television and the web in the travel category. Television is the ultimate tool for inspiring people to travel to new places, and through this partnership Richard Bangs will use his "Quest Series," a new program for public television, to take viewers to visit geographic and cultural wonders of the world, while dedicated Orbitz landing pages and resources will make it easy for viewers to research and book trips to destinations featured in each episode.  "South America: Quest for Wonder" will be the first episode in the new series, scheduled to air on public television this October.

Outlook

For the second quarter 2012, the company expects:

  • Net revenue in the range of $205 million to $211 million; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA between $31 million and $35 million.

For the full year 2012, the company expects:

  • Net revenue to grow between 4 percent and 8 percent year over year; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA to grow between 7 percent and 12 percent year over year.

This outlook assumes foreign exchange rates as of March 31, 2012.

Quarterly Conference Call

Orbitz Worldwide will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2012 results at 10:00 a.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. CDT) on Thursday, May 3, 2012. A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed through the Orbitz Worldwide Investor Relations website at investors.orbitz.com. An archive of the webcast and a transcript will also be available on the website for at least 30 days.

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products.  Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.  

Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at investors.orbitz.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and its attachments may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors concerning, among other things, the company's expected financial performance and its strategic operational plans. The results presented are unaudited. The company's actual results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed by the forward-looking statements in this press release and its attachments include, but are not limited to, competition in the travel industry; factors affecting the level of travel activity, particularly air travel volume; the termination of any major supplier's participation on the company's websites; maintenance and protection of the company's information technology and intellectual property; the outcome of pending litigation; the company's level of indebtedness; risks associated with doing business in multiple currencies; trends in the travel industry; and general economic and business conditions. More information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties and factors is contained in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or the company's Investor Relations website at investors.orbitz.com. You are cautioned not to unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All information in this press release and its attachments is as of May 3, 2012, and Orbitz Worldwide undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and its attachments include certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the SEC. These measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Further information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release is contained in Appendix A attached to this press release.

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)















Three Months Ended March 31,


2012


2011





Net revenue

$   189,779


$   184,923

Cost and expenses




Cost of revenue

36,116


36,315

Selling, general and administrative

70,313


68,609

Marketing

65,528


65,357

Depreciation and amortization

13,878


15,274

Total operating expenses

185,835


185,555

Operating income (loss)

3,944


(632)

Other income (expense)




Net interest expense

(9,955)


(10,565)

Other income (expense)

(44)


390

Total other expense

(9,999)


(10,175)

Loss before income taxes

(6,055)


(10,807)

Provision for income taxes

456


86

Net loss

$   (6,511)


$   (10,893)





Net loss per share - basic and diluted




Net loss per share

$   (0.06)


$   (0.11)

Weighted-average shares outstanding

104,812,523


103,334,475





 

 

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)


















March 31, 2012


December 31, 2011

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$     187,665


$     136,171

Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,419 
     and $1,108, respectively)

79,198


62,377

Prepaid expenses

17,172


15,917

Due from Travelport, net

17,974


3,898

Other current assets

5,847


2,402

Total current assets

307,856


220,765

Property and equipment, net

140,802


141,702

Goodwill

647,300


647,300

Trademarks and trade names

108,345


108,194

Other intangible assets, net

3,747


4,162

Deferred income taxes, non-current

7,303


7,311

Other non-current assets

16,704


16,352

Total Assets

$   1,232,057


$   1,145,786





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$        16,708


$        30,937

Accrued merchant payable

348,555


238,694

Accrued expenses

130,605


120,962

Deferred income

48,594


28,953

Term loan, current

25,600


32,183

Other current liabilities

2,850


2,034

Total current liabilities

572,912


453,763

Term loan, non-current

414,430


440,030

Tax sharing liability

71,313


68,411

Unfavorable contracts

3,330


4,440

Other non-current liabilities

18,660


18,617

Total Liabilities

1,080,645


985,261

Commitments and contingencies




Shareholders' Equity:




Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 100 shares authorized, no shares

   issued or outstanding


Common stock, $0.01 par value, 140,000,000 shares authorized,

   103,978,188 and 103,814,769 shares issued, respectively

1,040


1,038

Treasury stock, at cost, 25,237 shares held

(52)


(52)

Additional paid-in capital

1,037,783


1,036,093

Accumulated deficit

(887,397)


(880,886)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (net of

   accumulated tax benefit of $2,558)

38


4,332

Total Shareholders' Equity

151,412


160,525

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$   1,232,057


$   1,145,786

 

 

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands)



























Three Months Ended March 31,


2012


2011

Operating activities:




Net loss

$   (6,511)


$   (10,893)

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




Depreciation and amortization

13,878


15,274

Amortization of unfavorable contract liability

(1,110)


(623)

Non-cash net interest expense

3,810


3,776

Deferred income taxes

212


(131)

Stock compensation

1,716


1,977

Changes in assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

(15,863)


(9,305)

Deferred income

19,239


17,522

Due from Travelport, net

(14,066)


(3,359)

Accrued merchant payable

106,523


76,664

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

3,973


9,682

Other

(13,048)


(10,739)

Net cash provided by operating activities

98,753


89,845





Investing activities:




Property and equipment additions

(12,550)


(12,969)

Changes in restricted cash

(650)


361

Net cash used in investing activities

(13,200)


(12,608)





Financing activities:




Payments on the term loan

(32,183)


(19,808)

Employee tax withholdings related to net share settlements of

   equity-based awards

(24)


(89)

Payments on tax sharing liability

(3,734)


Payments on note payable

(57)


(57)

Net cash used in financing activities

(35,998)


(19,954)





Effects of changes in exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

1,939


1,246

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

51,494


58,529

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

136,171


97,222

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$    187,665


$   155,751





Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:




Income tax payments, net

$           815


$          918

Cash interest payments

$        9,475


$       7,195

Non-cash investing activity:




Capital expenditures incurred not yet paid

$           481


$          459

 

Appendix A: Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA is a performance measure used by management that is defined as net income or net loss plus: net interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA as adjusted for certain non-cash and unusual or non-recurring items as described below. Orbitz Worldwide uses and believes investors and other external users of the company's financial statements benefit from the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in evaluating its operating performance because:

  • These measures provide greater insight into management decision making at Orbitz Worldwide as they are among the primary metrics by which management evaluates the operating performance of the company's business. Management believes that when viewed with GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide additional information that is useful for management and other external users to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting the ongoing cash earnings capability of the company's business, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced. These supplemental measures are used by management and the board of directors to evaluate the company's actual results against management's expectations.
  • EBITDA measures performance apart from items such as interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization. Management believes that the exclusion of interest expense is necessary to evaluate the cash earnings capability of the business. The company generally only funds working capital requirements with borrowed funds (specifically, funds borrowed under its revolving credit facility), if at all, in the fourth quarter of the year when its cash balances are typically the lowest. As a result, nearly all of the company's interest expense is not incurred to fund its operating activities. In addition, excluding interest expense from the company's non-GAAP measures is consistent with the company's intent to disclose the ongoing cash earnings capability of the business, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced. Management believes that the exclusion of non-cash depreciation and amortization is also necessary to evaluate the cash earnings capability of the business. Management believes that the review of its non-GAAP measures in conjunction with other GAAP metrics, such as capital expenditures, is more useful in understanding the company's business than the inclusion of depreciation and amortization expense in the non-GAAP measures used by management, since depreciation and amortization expense has historically fluctuated as a result of purchase accounting and this expense involves management judgment (e.g. estimated useful lives).
  • Adjusted EBITDA corresponds more closely to the ongoing cash earnings capability of the company's business, by excluding the items described above and items such as litigation settlements that are not driven by core operating results, certain other non-cash items, such as goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges and stock-based compensation, and other unusual and non-recurring items, such as restructuring charges.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as presented for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, are not defined under GAAP and do not purport to be an alternative to net loss as a measure of operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have certain limitations in that they do not take into account the impact of certain expenses to the company's income statement, such as stock-based compensation, goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges and certain one-time items, if applicable. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures used by other companies.

The following table provides a reconciliation of net loss to EBITDA:

















Three Months Ended

March 31,


2012


2011


(in thousands)

Net loss

$  (6,511)


$   (10,893)

Net interest expense

9,955


10,565

Provision for income taxes

456


86

Depreciation and amortization

13,878


15,274

EBITDA

$   17,778


$      15,032

EBITDA was adjusted by the items listed and described in more detail below. The following table provides a reconciliation of EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA:















Three Months Ended
March 31,


2012


2011


(in thousands)

EBITDA

 

$   17,778


$   15,032

Stock-based compensation expense (a)

1,716


1,977

Acceleration of amortization of net unfavorable

   contract liability (b)


238

Litigation settlements and other (c)

1,065


20

Adjusted EBITDA

$   20,559


$   17,267

 

(a)

Represents non-cash stock compensation expense.

(b)

Represents a non-cash charge recorded to accelerate the amortization of the in-kind marketing and promotional support asset from Continental Airlines under its Charter Associate Agreement with the company. The useful life of this asset was shortened in 2010 following the merger of Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

(c)

Represents charges related to accruals established for certain legal proceedings and other non-recurring professional fees.

Gross Bookings and Net Revenue, at Constant Currency

The company's reporting currency is the U.S. dollar. As a result, reported financial results are impacted by the strength or weakness of the U.S. dollar relative to the currencies of the international markets in which the company operates, particularly the Pound sterling, Euro, Swiss franc and Australian dollar. Management evaluates the company's operating performance with and without the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates because it believes excluding the impact of foreign exchange rates provides a more comparable view of the company's operating performance across periods. Management believes that when viewed with GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation, management and other external users are better able to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting operating performance. The following table adjusts gross bookings and net revenue for foreign currency impacts across the relevant periods:


















Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

Domestic


International


Total

Orbitz Worldwide


Gross Bookings






Q1, 2012 Reported Gross Bookings

$   2,492,564


$     650,467


$   3,143,031



Q1, 2011 Reported Gross Bookings

$   2,376,604


$     598,546


$   2,975,150

Impact of Foreign Exchange Rates


(7,768)


(7,768)

Q1, 2011 Gross Bookings at Constant Currency

$   2,376,604


$     590,778


$   2,967,382







Reported Gross Bookings Growth

5%


9%


6%

Gross Bookings Growth at Constant Currency

5%


10%


6%







Net Revenue






Q1, 2012 Reported Net Revenue

$     137,343


$      52,436


$     189,779



Q1, 2011 Reported Net Revenue

$     134,333


$      50,590


$     184,923

Impact of Foreign Exchange Rates


(199)


(199)

Q1, 2011 Net Revenue at Constant Currency

$     134,333


$      50,391


$     184,724







Reported Net Revenue Growth

2%


4%


3%

Net Revenue Growth at Constant Currency

2%


4%


3%

 

 

Appendix B: Trended Operating Metrics


2010

2011

2012


Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Gross Bookings (in thousands)










Domestic










Standalone Air

$ 1,816,137

$  2,073,924

$  1,768,632

$  1,638,738

$  1,744,530

$  1,834,354

$  1,671,058

$  1,562,862

$  1,810,503

Non-air

621,260

584,194

584,691

476,179

632,074

579,707

579,885

493,415

682,061

Total

2,437,397

2,658,118

2,353,323

2,114,917

2,376,604

2,414,061

2,250,943

2,056,277

2,492,564

International










Standalone Air

316,107

274,593

280,848

268,084

375,404

367,506

355,077

286,193

392,035

Non-air

176,739

144,928

177,375

167,748

223,142

215,640

244,130

175,541

258,432

Total

492,846

419,521

458,223

435,832

598,546

583,146

599,207

461,734

650,467

Orbitz Worldwide










Standalone Air

2,132,244

2,348,517

2,049,480

1,906,822

2,119,934

2,201,860

2,026,135

1,849,055

2,202,538

Non-air

797,999

729,122

762,066

643,927

855,216

795,347

824,015

668,956

940,493

Total

$  2,930,243

$  3,077,639

$  2,811,546

$  2,550,749

$  2,975,150

$  2,997,207

$  2,850,150

$  2,518,011

$  3,143,031

Year over Year Gross Bookings Growth










Domestic

21%

17%

10%

2%

(2)%

(9)%

(4)%

(3)%

5%

International

41%

19%

26%

17%

21%

39%

31%

6%

9%

Orbitz Worldwide

24%

17%

12%

4%

2%

(3)%

1%

(1)%

6%

At Constant Currency










Domestic

21%

17%

10%

2%

(2)%

(9)%

(4)%

(3)%

5%

International

25%

20%

29%

18%

16%

20%

17%

5%

10%

Orbitz Worldwide

22%

18%

13%

4%

1%

(5)%

(1)%

(1)%

6%

Orbitz Worldwide

   Transaction Growth

20%

5%

5%

1%

(7)%

(9)%

(7)%

(10)%

1%

Orbitz Worldwide Hotel

   Room Night Growth

13%

9%

5%

4%

(2)%

(1)%

(1)%

(2)%

3%

Orbitz Worldwide Hotel Room Night Growth, 

   excluding HotelClub

18%

13%

9%

8%

1%

(1)%

1%

4%

8%

Net Revenue (in thousands)










Domestic










Standalone Air

   Transactional

$      52,846

$      53,867

$      48,280

$      49,757

$     50,095

$     47,650

$     43,977

$     42,726

$     49,755

Non-air Transactional

77,420

84,896

88,357

73,743

71,610

81,772

85,444

73,738

77,682

Non-transactional

13,729

12,547

11,936

12,207

12,628

12,604

12,793

12,083

9,906

Total

143,995

151,310

148,573

135,707

134,333

142,026

142,214

128,547

137,343

International










Standalone Air

   Transactional

18,779

16,996

16,920

17,123

22,405

21,872

19,873

16,569

22,489

Non-air Transactional

23,404

24,191

27,683

28,170

26,978

35,943

38,944

29,998

28,190

Non-transactional

975

994

1,303

1,364

1,207

1,985

1,893

2,032

1,757

Total

43,158

42,181

45,906

46,657

50,590

59,800

60,710

48,599

52,436

Orbitz Worldwide

$     187,153

$    193,491

$    194,479

$    182,364

$    184,923

$    201,826

$   202,924

$   177,146

$    189,779

International as a % of

   Total Net Revenue

23%

22%

24%

26%

27%

30%

30%

27%

28%

Year over Year Net Revenue Growth










Transactional










Domestic

(7)%

5%

7%

6%

(7)%

(7)%

(5)%

(6)%

5%

International

37%

9%

7%

17%

17%

40%

32%

3%

3%

Orbitz Worldwide

1%

6%

7%

9%

(1)%

4%

4%

(3)%

4%

Transactional at Constant Currency










Domestic

(7)%

5%

7%

6%

(7)%

(7)%

(5)%

(6)%

5%

International

19%

6%

7%

16%

10%

19%

17%

1%

3%

Orbitz Worldwide

(2)%

5%

7%

8%

(2)%

—%

1%

(4)%

4%

Non-transactional

(16)%

(22)%

(24)%

(30)%

(6)%

8%

11%

4%

(16)%

Orbitz Worldwide

(1)%

3%

4%

4%

(1)%

4%

4%

(3)%

3%

Orbitz Worldwide at

   Constant Currency

(3)%

2%

4%

4%

(3)%

—%

1%

(3)%

3%

 

 

 

SOURCE Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

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