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HomeAway, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Jul 27, 2011 (04:07 PM EDT)
-- Total revenue of $58.7 million, up 40.9% year-over-year
-- Listing revenue of $51.0 million, up 33.9% year-over-year
-- Adjusted EBITDA of $18.2 million, up 45.5% year-over-year
-- TTM Free Cash Flow generation of $56.1 million, up 40.7% year-over-year
AUSTIN, Texas, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world's largest online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.
"HomeAway® delivered strong, profitable growth in the second quarter, highlighting the reach and scalability of our global online vacation rentals marketplace," says Brian Sharples, Chief Executive Officer of HomeAway. "During the quarter, we continued to invest in our network of online vacation rental listing websites through new product launches, ongoing network improvements and strategic acquisitions. As a result, we increased the reach of our platform, growing our paid listings by 19.3% year-over-year, while concurrently improving the monetization of our platform, as evidenced by the continued growth in our revenue per listing. Looking beyond the first half of 2011, we expect to build upon our market-leading position and brand excellence by delivering an unparalleled user experience for travelers and property owners and managers."
Second Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights
Second Quarter 2011 Business Highlights
Key Business Metrics
Historical Quarterly Business Metrics
Initial Public Offering
Subsequent to the close of its second quarter on June 30, 2011, on July 5, 2011, HomeAway completed its initial public offering of 9,200,000 shares of common stock, at $27.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. The company sold 5,931,335 shares and existing stockholders sold an aggregate of 3,268,665 shares, including 1,200,000 shares as a result of the underwriters' exercise of their over-allotment option to purchase additional shares. The initial public offering generated net proceeds to the company of approximately $148.9 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by HomeAway. HomeAway did not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders. With the proceeds of the offering, the company redeemed its outstanding shares of Series A and B preferred stock as well as paid in full all accrued but unpaid dividends on its outstanding shares of Series C preferred stock, which totaled $97.9 million.
Sharples continues, "This is an exciting time for HomeAway and our initial public offering marks a significant milestone in our history. Despite our rapid growth to-date, we are most excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. With our global online platform, and our belief that consumer awareness of vacation rentals is on the rise, we are poised to capture an increasing share of the large and highly fragmented vacation rental marketplace as it transitions and consolidates online."
HomeAway management currently expects to achieve the following results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011 and the year ended December 31, 2011, as follows:
Third Quarter 2011
Full Year 2011
The above statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. Information about HomeAway's use of non-GAAP financial measures and key business metrics is provided below under the captions "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Use of Key Business Metrics".
Conference Call & Webcast Information
HomeAway will host a conference call to review and discuss its second quarter results today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:30 p.m. Central Time. To participate in the conference call, investors should join ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Callers in the United States and Canada should join by dialing (888) 846-5003, passcode 4458025. Callers outside the United States and Canada should join by dialing (480) 629-9856, passcode 4458025. In addition, a live webcast of the call will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of HomeAway's website at http://investors.homeaway.com and will be archived online for 60 days upon completion of the conference call. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a telephonic replay of the call will also be available from 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 6:30 p.m. Central Time on July 27, 2011 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:59 p.m. Central Time on August 10, 2011 by dialing (877) 870-5176, passcode 4458025, in the United States and Canada or (858) 384-5517 outside the United States and Canada, passcode 4458025.
Located in Austin, Texas, HomeAway, Inc. operates the world's largest online marketplace for the vacation rental industry. The HomeAway marketplace brings together millions of travelers seeking vacation rentals online with hundreds of thousands of owners and managers of vacation rental properties located in over 145 countries around the world. HomeAway's websites include HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil and HomeAway.com.au in Australia. In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, a comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are based on HomeAway management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include information concerning HomeAway's expected, possible or assumed future results of operations, business outlook, potential business strategies, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities, potential market opportunities and the effects of competition.
Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by terms such as "continues," "plans," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "could," or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause HomeAway's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to the following: (a) HomeAway's inability to attract and maintain a critical mass of property listings and travelers, (b) a decrease in renewal of listings, (c) HomeAway's inability to effectively manage its growth, (d) HomeAway's inability to increase sales to existing property owners and managers and attract new ones, (e) changes in HomeAway's pricing policies or those of its competitors, (f) HomeAway's inability to effectively integrate acquired businesses successfully, and (g) such other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including HomeAway's Prospectus previously filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) on June 28, 2011. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof and, except as required by law, HomeAway assumes no obligation to update this information, even if new information becomes available in the future.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. HomeAway defines Adjusted EBITDA as its net income (loss) plus depreciation; amortization of intangible assets; interest expense, net; income tax expense (benefit); stock-based compensation expense, and net of any foreign exchange income or expense. HomeAway defines free cash flow as its cash provided by operating activities, adjusted for cash interest expense and income, and subtracting capital expenditures. For the purpose of calculating free cash flow, HomeAway considers purchases of property, equipment, tenant improvements for its offices, and software licenses (including costs associated with internally developed software) as capital expenditures.
HomeAway management believes that the use of Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are useful to investors in evaluating its operating performance for the following reasons:
Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow should not be reviewed in isolation. Investors should consider them in addition to, and not as substitutes for, measures of HomeAway's financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. HomeAway's Adjusted EBITDA or free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies and because other companies may not calculate such measures in the same manner as HomeAway does. Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow have limitations as analytical tools. As an example, although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated or amortized will often need to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow do not reflect any cash requirements for these replacements. In addition, neither of these measures reflect future requirements for contractual obligations.
Further limitations of Adjusted EBITDA include:
Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP measures used in this press release are included at the end of this release.
Use of Key Business Metrics
A paid listing is defined by HomeAway as a fee to list a property advertisement on one or more websites in its marketplace. A paid listing allows a property owner or manager to include a description of the property, along with location, pricing, availability, a specified number of photos and contact information. Most listings are sold on a subscription basis, and some listing packages may include listings on more than one of HomeAway's websites. When purchased at the same time in one bundle, HomeAway counts this as one paid listing.
Average revenue per listing is computed by HomeAway as listing revenue for the period divided by the average of paid listings at the beginning and end of the period and then annualizing the result. The price of listings varies by website and can include various additional fees associated with listing enhancements. The average revenue per listing may fluctuate based on the timing and nature of acquisitions, impacting the number of average paid listings for a given period; changes in HomeAway's base pricing; uptake of listing enhancements; changes in the pricing of enhancements; changes in brand mix; and the impact of foreign exchange rates on HomeAway's listing revenue outside of the United States.
The renewal rate for HomeAway's subscription listings at the end of any period is defined as the percentage of those paid listings that were active at the end of the period ended twelve months prior that are still active as of the end of the reported period. HomeAway does not include all brands in its calculation of renewal rate. Brands included in the calculation of renewal rate for the period ended June 30, 2011 were HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, VacationRentals.com, Fe-Wo-Direckt.de, Holiday-Rentals.co.uk, OwnersDirect.co.uk, Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com.