- Revenue of $30.9 million, up 9% year-over-year
- Operating profit of $3.7 million
- Earnings per share (EPS) of $0.20
- Cash flow from operations of $179,000
Travelzoo, a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, with revenue of $30.9 million and operating profit of $3.7 million. In nominal terms, revenue increased by 9% year-over-year. In constant currencies, revenue increased by 4% year-over-year. Net income was $2.5 million, with EPS from continuing operations of $0.20, up from $0.07 in the prior-year period.
"Revenue growth accelerated in all three regions, leading to much stronger earnings," said Dr. Holger Bartel, Travelzoo's Global CEO. "With the travel and tourism industry worldwide showing steady growth, we like to leverage Travelzoo's global reach and trusted brand to further improve earnings in future periods."
Asia Pacific business segment revenue increased 12% year-over-year to $2.0 million. In constant currencies, revenue increased 4% year-over-year. Operating loss for the first quarter was $1.7 million, compared to an operating loss of $1.5 million in the prior-year period.
Europe business segment revenue increased 13% year-over-year to $10.3 million. In constant currencies, revenue was flat year-over-year. Operating profit for the first quarter was $2.0 million, or 19% of revenue, compared to an operating profit of $949,000, or 10% of revenue in the prior-year period.
North America business segment revenue increased 6% year-over-year to $18.6 million. Operating profit for the first quarter was $3.4 million, or 18% of revenue, compared to an operating profit of $2.7 million, or 15% of revenue in the prior-year period.
As of March 31, 2018, Travelzoo had a worldwide unduplicated number of members of 29.7 million. In Asia Pacific, unduplicated number of members was 3.6 million as of March 31, 2018, consistent with March 31, 2017. In Europe, unduplicated number of members was 8.7 million as of March 31, 2018, up 5% from March 31, 2017. In North America, unduplicated number of members was 17.5 million as of March 31, 2018, up 1% from March 31, 2017.
Income tax expense was $1.3 million, compared to a $1.2 million income tax expense in the prior-year period.
During the first quarter of 2018, Travelzoo generated $179,000 of cash from operating activities. Accounts receivable decreased by $1.3 million over the prior-year period to $12.9 million. Accounts payable decreased by $1.8 million over the prior-year period to $14.8 million. Capital expenditures were $65,000, down from $120,000 in the prior-year period. As of March 31, 2018, cash and cash equivalents were $22.4 million.
Travelzoo® provides our 28 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. With more than 25 offices worldwide, we have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 15 years we have worked in partnership with more than 2,000 top travel suppliers—our long-standing relationships give Travelzoo members access to the very best deals.
Travelzoo and Top 20 are registered trademarks of Travelzoo.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
|Three months ended|
|Cost of net revenues||3,385||3,207|
|Sales and marketing||15,542||15,356|
|General and administrative||5,789||5,447|
|Total operating expenses||23,842||23,160|
|Income from continuing operations||3,657||2,062|
|Other income, net||161||7|
|Income from continuing operations before income taxes||3,818||2,069|
|Income tax expense||1,316||1,209|
|Income from continuing operations||$||2,502||$||860|
Income from discontinued operations including gain on sale
of Fly.com domain name, net of income taxes
|Income per share—basic:|
|Net income per share—basic||$||0.20||$||0.21|
|Income per share—diluted:|
|Net income per share—diluted||$||0.20||$||0.21|
|Weighted average shares:|
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||22,394||$||22,553|
|Accounts receivable, net||12,898||11,769|
|Income taxes receivable||89||517|
|Prepaid expenses and other||2,189||2,141|
|Total current assets||37,744||37,239|
|Deposits and other||637||548|
|Deferred tax assets||1,437||1,516|
|Property and equipment, net||4,641||4,921|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Accrued expenses and other||9,688||8,702|
|Income tax payable||1,202||961|
|Total current liabilities||26,638||29,593|
|Long-term tax liabilities||380||373|
|Long-term deferred rent and other||2,734||2,628|
|Additional paid-in capital||173||—|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(3,780||)||(3,597||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||16,884||13,078|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||46,636||$||45,672|
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|Three months ended|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||384||579|
|Discontinued operations gain on sale of Fly.com domain name||—||(2,890||)|
|Deferred income taxes||(110||)||(36||)|
|Provision for losses on accounts receivable||(83||)||7|
|Net foreign currency effects||(171||)||(89||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Income tax receivable||428||544|
|Prepaid expenses and other||(10||)||(86||)|
|Accrued expenses and other||1,024||990|
|Income tax payable||217||1,466|
|Other non-current liabilities||7||62|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||179||555|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Proceeds from sale of Fly.com domain name||—||2,890|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(65||)||(120||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||(65||)||2,770|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Repurchase of common stock, net||—||(1,762||)|
|Net cash used in financing activities||—||(1,762||)|
|Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents||456||171|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||570||1,734|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period||24,001||28,236|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period||$||24,571||$||29,970|
|Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:|
|Cash paid for income taxes, net||$||779||$||310|
|Three months ended March 31, 2018||Asia Pacific||Europe||North
|Revenue from unaffiliated customers||$||2,042||$||10,332||$||18,510||$||30,884|
|Total net revenues||2,022||10,280||18,582||30,884|
|Operating income (loss)||$||(1,740||)||$||1,966||$||3,431||$||3,657|
|Three months ended March 31, 2017||Asia Pacific||Europe||North
|Revenue from unaffiliated customers||$||1,844||$||9,218||$||17,367||$||28,429|
|Total net revenues||1,813||9,071||17,545||28,429|
|Operating income (loss)||$||(1,541||)||$||949||$||2,654||$||2,062|
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