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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 9, 2018
 
Booking Holdings Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
1-36691
 
06-1528493
(State or other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
800 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut
 
06854
(Address of principal office)
 
(zip code)
 
N/A 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
o            Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
o            Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12  under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
o            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
o            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4c  under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐








Item 2.02.              Results of Operations and Financial Conditions
 
On May 9, 2018, Booking Holdings Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.  The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. Copies of Booking Holdings' unaudited consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2018, unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and unaudited consolidated statement of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2018, are included in the financial and statistical supplement attached to the press release.  The unaudited consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2018, unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and unaudited consolidated statement of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2018 shall be treated as "filed" for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, but all other information in the press release shall be treated as "furnished."

Item 9.01.           Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
(d)    Exhibits

Exhibit
Number
Description
 
 
Press release (which includes a financial and statistical supplement and related information) issued by Booking Holdings on May 9, 2018 relating to, among other things, its first quarter 2018 earnings. The unaudited consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2018 and unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and unaudited consolidated statement of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2018 shall be treated as "filed" for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the remaining information shall be treated as "furnished."

 








SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Peter J. Millones
 
 
Name:
Peter J. Millones
 
 
Title:
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
 
 
Date:  May 9, 2018






EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit
Number
Description
 
 
Press release (which includes a financial and statistical supplement and related information) issued by Booking Holdings Inc. on May 9, 2018 relating to, among other things, its first quarter 2018 earnings.







Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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Booking Holdings Reports Financial Results for 1st Quarter 2018

NORWALK, CT – May 9, 2018. . . Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today reported its 1st quarter 2018 financial results. First quarter gross travel bookings for Booking Holdings (the "Company," "Booking Holdings," "we," "our" or "us"), which refers to the total dollar value, generally inclusive of taxes and fees, of all travel services booked by its customers, net of cancellations, were $25.0 billion, an increase of 21% over a year ago (approximately 12% on a constant-currency basis).
Booking Holding's total revenues for the 1st quarter were $2.9 billion as compared to gross profit of $2.3 billion, a 25% increase from the prior year (approximately 18% on a constant-currency basis). Revenue in the 1st quarter of 2018 includes a favorable adjustment of approximately $27 million to a loyalty program liability. Net income in the 1st quarter was $607.2 million, a 33% increase versus the prior year. Net income was $12.34 per diluted share, a 35% increase as compared to the prior year. Net income in the 1st quarter of 2018 includes approximately $55 million of net unrealized gains on marketable equity securities during the period, pursuant to the adoption of a new accounting update effective for periods beginning after December 31, 2017.
Non-GAAP net income in the 1st quarter was $590 million, a 20% increase versus the prior year. Non-GAAP net income was $12.00 per diluted share, a 21% increase compared to $9.88 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA for the 1st quarter was $798 million, a 26% increase versus a year ago. Non-GAAP net income and adjusted EBITDA exclude the favorable loyalty program liability adjustment and net unrealized gains on marketable equity securities of approximately $27 million and $55 million, respectively. The section below entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" provides definitions and information about the use of non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, and the attached financial and statistical supplement reconciles non-GAAP financial information with Booking Holdings' financial results under GAAP.
"We are off to a strong start in 2018 with solid top and bottom line results for the first quarter with our performance marketing optimization efforts driving a second consecutive quarter of operating margin expansion," said Glenn Fogel, Chief Executive Officer of Booking Holdings. Looking forward, Mr. Fogel said "Our brands are making good progress deploying investments to position us for continued future growth."
Current Revenue Recognition Standard
Effective January 1, 2018, the Company adopted the current revenue standard, Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 ("Current Revenue Standard"). Under the Current Revenue Standard, the Company recognizes substantially all of its revenue at check-in, rather than at check-out, as it has in the past under the previous revenue standard ("Previous Revenue Standard"). Total revenues for the 1st quarter of 2018 under the Current Revenue Standard were approximately 2% lower than total revenues for the 1st quarter of 2018 if reported under the Previous Revenue Standard.
In addition, revenues from Name Your Own Price® (“NYOP") transactions are presented on a net basis, with the amounts remitted to the travel service providers reported as a reduction to merchant revenues. Therefore, the Company no longer presents cost of revenues or gross profit.
The year over year growth rates for 2018 compare total revenues in 2018 to gross profit in 2017. The adoption of the Current Revenue Standard, which as mentioned above had approximately a 2% unfavorable impact on total revenues in the 1st quarter of 2018, had an unfavorable impact on the growth rate of approximately three percentage

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points when comparing total revenues for the 1st quarter of 2018 under the Current Revenue Standard to gross profit for the 1st quarter of 2017 reported under the Previous Revenue Standard.

Booking Holdings' guidance for the 2nd quarter of 2018 is as follows:
 
 
Guidance Ranges
(U.S. Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
 
Low
 
High
Metrics
 
 
 
 
Year over year growth - Room nights booked
 
7
%
 
11
%
Year over year growth - Total gross travel bookings
 
10
%
 
14
%
Year over year growth - Total gross travel bookings
(constant currency)
 
5
%
 
9
%
 
 
 
 
 
GAAP
 
 
 
 
Year over year growth - Revenue (1)
 
11.5
%
 
15.5
%
Year over year growth - Revenue (constant currency) (1)
 
6
%
 
10
%
Net income (2)
 
$
753

 
$
783

Net income per diluted share (3)
 
$
15.50

 
$
16.15

 
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP Net income (2)
 
$
795

 
$
825

Non-GAAP Net income per diluted share(3)
 
$
16.35

 
$
17.00

Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
1,085

 
$
1,125

 
 
 
 
 
(1) Growth rates compare the 2nd quarter of 2018 forecasted revenue under the current revenue standard to the 2nd quarter of 2017 gross profit as reported under the previous revenue standard.
(2) Assumes an estimated effective tax rate for the 2nd quarter of 2018 of approximately 21%.
(3) Assumes a fully diluted share count of approximately 48.6 million shares.

The Company estimates that total revenues recognized at check-in will be less than 1% lower in the 2nd quarter of 2018, approximately flat in the 3rd quarter of 2018 and approximately 4% higher in the 4th quarter of 2018 when compared to the same quarters in 2018 if revenues were recognized at check-out.
Non-GAAP adjustments for amortization expense of intangible assets, non-cash interest expense related to the amortization of debt discount and the tax impact of these non-GAAP adjustments are expected to increase non-GAAP net income over GAAP net income by approximately $42 million in the 2nd quarter of 2018, before considering the impact of unrealized gains or losses on marketable equity securities which are not predictable.
Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is comprised of GAAP net income excluding depreciation and amortization expense, interest income, interest expense, unrealized gains and losses on marketable equity securities and income tax expense. Adjusted EBITDA is estimated to be higher than GAAP net income by approximately $332 million to $342 million in the 2nd quarter of 2018, before considering the impact of unrealized gains or losses on marketable equity securities which are not predictable.




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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") and include all normal and recurring adjustments that management of the Company considers necessary for a fair presentation of its financial position and operating results.
To supplement the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP total revenues, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share and free cash flow (net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures). The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.
The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a basis to
evaluate performance and set targets for employee compensation programs. The Company believes that these non-
GAAP financial measures are useful for analysts and investors to evaluate the Company's ongoing operating
performance because they facilitate comparison of the Company's results for the current period and projected next-period results to those of prior periods and to those of its competitors (though other companies may calculate
similar non-GAAP financial measures differently from those calculated by the Company). These non-GAAP
financial measures, in particular adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP net income are not intended to represent funds
available for Booking Holdings' discretionary use and are not intended to represent or to be used as a substitute for
operating income, net income or cash flow from operations as measured under GAAP. The items excluded from
these non-GAAP measures, but included in the calculation of their closest GAAP equivalent, are significant
components of the Company's consolidated statements of operations and cash flows and must be considered in
performing a comprehensive assessment of overall financial performance.
Non-GAAP net income is net income with the following adjustments:
excludes the impact, if any, of significant charges or benefits associated with judgments, rulings and/or
settlements related to travel transaction tax (e.g., hotel occupancy taxes, excise taxes, sales taxes, etc.)
proceedings or other litigation,
excludes the impact of significant loyalty program adjustments, such as the favorable $27 million adjustment to total revenues in the 1st quarter of 2018 related to recently introduced changes to OpenTable’s loyalty program,
excludes amortization expense of intangible assets,
excludes the impact, if any, of significant charges related to the impairment of goodwill or intangible assets,
excludes non-cash interest expense related to the amortization of debt discount and gains or losses on
early extinguishment of debt, if any, related to our convertible debt,
excludes the impact, if any, of significant gains or losses on the sale of cost-method investments and
significant charges related to other-than-temporary impairments of such investments,
excludes, if any, unrealized gains and losses on marketable equity securities, that are recognized in
net income (beginning in the 1st quarter of 2018), and
the income tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments mentioned above.
In addition to the adjustments listed above regarding non-GAAP net income, adjusted EBITDA excludes
depreciation expense, interest income, interest expense and income tax expense.
We evaluate certain operating and financial measures on both an as-reported and constant-currency basis.  We calculate constant currency by converting our current-year period results for transactions recorded in currencies other than U.S. Dollars using the corresponding prior-year period monthly average exchange rates rather than the current-year period monthly average exchange rates.
The attached financial and statistical supplement includes reconciliations of our financial results under GAAP to non-GAAP financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.

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Information About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including information providing guidance of expected future period financial performance. These forward-looking statements reflect the views of the Company's management regarding current expectations and projections about future events and are based on currently available information and current foreign currency exchange rates. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict; therefore, actual results may differ materially from those expressed, implied or forecasted in any such forward-looking statements. Expressions of future goals and similar expressions including, "may," "will," "should," "could," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "intends," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "targets," or "continue," reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
The following factors, among others, could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements:
-- adverse changes in general market conditions for travel services, including the effects of macroeconomic conditions, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, health concerns, civil or political unrest or other events outside our control;
-- the effects of increased competition;
-- fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and other risks associated with doing business in multiple currencies;
-- our ability to successfully manage our growth and expand our global business;
-- our performance advertising efficiency;
-- IT systems-related failures, data privacy risks and obligations, and/or security breaches;
-- any write-downs or impairments of goodwill or intangible assets related to acquisitions or investments;
-- any change by our search and meta-search partners in how they present travel search results or conduct their auctions for search placement in a manner that is competitively disadvantageous to us;
-- our ability to respond to and keep up with the rapid pace of technological change;
-- adverse changes in Booking Holdings' relationships with travel service providers and restaurants;
-- the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; and
-- tax, legal and regulatory risks.
For a detailed discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and any subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Booking Holdings Inc.
Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in over 220 countries and territories across Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa in over 40 languages. The mission of Booking Holdings is to help people experience the world.

For more information, visit BookingHoldings.com and follow us on Twitter @BookingHoldings.


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For Press Information: Leslie Cafferty (203) 299-8128 leslie.cafferty@bookingholdings.com
For Investor Relations: Michael Noonan (203) 299-8489 michael.noonan@bookingholdings.com

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Booking Holdings Inc.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
ASSETS
 
 

 
 

Current assets:
 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
2,622,086

 
$
2,541,604

Short-term investments in marketable securities
 
4,240,704

 
4,859,873

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $43,620 and $39,282, respectively
 
1,530,321

 
1,217,801

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
1,111,753

 
415,527

Total current assets
 
9,504,864

 
9,034,805

Property and equipment, net
 
573,040

 
480,081

Intangible assets, net
 
2,140,098

 
2,176,823

Goodwill
 
2,754,747

 
2,737,671

Long-term investments in marketable securities
 
9,432,763

 
10,421,600

Other assets
 
613,448

 
600,283

Total assets
 
$
25,018,960

 
$
25,451,263

 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
 
$
841,274

 
$
667,523

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
1,238,815

 
1,138,980

Deferred merchant bookings
 
1,425,649

 
980,455

Convertible debt
 
941,657

 
710,910

Total current liabilities
 
4,447,395

 
3,497,868

Deferred income taxes
 
481,220

 
481,139

Long-term U.S. transition tax liability
 
1,250,846

 
1,250,846

Other long-term liabilities
 
161,340

 
148,061

Long-term debt
 
7,990,418

 
8,809,788

  Total liabilities
 
14,331,219

 
14,187,702

 
 
 
 
 
Convertible debt
 
51,398

 
2,963

 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' equity:
 
 

 
 

Common stock, $0.008 par value; authorized 1,000,000,000 shares, 62,838,223 and 62,689,097 shares issued, respectively
 
488

 
487

Treasury stock, 14,589,938 and 14,216,819 shares, respectively
 
(9,430,421
)
 
(8,698,829
)
Additional paid-in capital
 
5,034,164

 
5,783,089

Retained earnings
 
14,975,706

 
13,938,869

Accumulated other comprehensive income
 
56,406

 
236,982

  Total stockholders' equity
 
10,636,343

 
11,260,598

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
25,018,960

 
$
25,451,263





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Booking Holdings Inc.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
Agency revenues
 
$
2,113,339

 
$
1,785,313

Merchant revenues
 
526,467

 
442,045

Advertising and other revenues
 
288,395

 
192,046

Total revenues
 
2,928,201

 
2,419,404

Cost of revenues
 
 
 
80,401

Gross profit
 


 
2,339,003

Operating expenses:
 
 

 
 

Performance marketing
 
1,106,207

 
982,172

Brand marketing
 
101,402

 
80,818

Sales and other expenses
 
165,800

 
109,599

Personnel, including stock-based compensation of $71,405 and $58,948, respectively
 
498,887

 
351,030

General and administrative
 
162,139

 
135,547

Information technology
 
60,441

 
39,945

Depreciation and amortization
 
103,090

 
83,430

Total operating expenses
 
2,197,966

 
1,782,541

Operating income
 
730,235

 
556,462

Other income (expense):
 
 

 
 

Interest income
 
46,879

 
31,992

Interest expense
 
(70,235
)
 
(55,717
)
Net unrealized gains on marketable equity securities
 
54,514

 

Foreign currency transactions and other
 
(8,056
)
 
(5,127
)
Total other income (expense)
 
23,102

 
(28,852
)
Earnings before income taxes
 
753,337

 
527,610

Income tax expense
 
146,127

 
71,987

Net income
 
$
607,210

 
$
455,623

Net income applicable to common stockholders per basic common share
 
$
12.56

 
$
9.26

Weighted-average number of basic common shares outstanding
 
48,349

 
49,192

Net income applicable to common stockholders per diluted common share
 
$
12.34

 
$
9.11

Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding
 
49,205

 
50,025




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Booking Holdings Inc.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 

 
 

Net income
 
$
607,210

 
$
455,623

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

 
 

Depreciation
 
56,540

 
40,412

Amortization
 
46,550

 
43,018

Provision for uncollectible accounts
 
28,331

 
13,530

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)
 
8,654

 
(24,441
)
Net unrealized gains on marketable equity securities
 
(54,514
)
 

Stock-based compensation expense and other stock-based payments
 
71,500

 
59,059

Amortization of debt issuance costs
 
2,113

 
2,067

Amortization of debt discount
 
15,127

 
17,625

Changes in assets and liabilities:
 
 

 
 

Accounts receivable
 
(96,034
)
 
(78,428
)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
(708,925
)
 
(443,643
)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
631,496

 
305,758

Other
 
32,327

 
(9,962
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
640,375

 
380,618

 
 
 
 
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Purchase of investments
 
(713,748
)
 
(1,498,723
)
Proceeds from sale of investments
 
2,481,251

 
676,474

Additions to property and equipment
 
(131,987
)
 
(70,559
)
Acquisitions and other investments, net of cash acquired
 

 
(6
)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
 
1,635,516

 
(892,814
)
 
 
 
 
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt
 

 
1,051,722

Payments for conversion of senior notes
 
(1,487,109
)
 
(4
)
Payment of debt
 
(348
)
 

Payments for repurchase of common stock
 
(718,941
)
 
(209,797
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
 
1,161

 
1,479

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
 
(2,205,237
)
 
843,400

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents
 
10,599

 
21,737

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents
 
81,253

 
352,941

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
 
2,563,341

 
2,082,007

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period
 
$
2,644,594

 
$
2,434,948

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for income taxes
 
$
783,974

 
$
536,192

Cash paid during the period for interest
 
$
74,275

 
$
38,496

Non-cash financing activity
 
$

 
$
1,000


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Booking Holdings Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands, except per share data)

RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL REVENUES / GROSS PROFIT TO NON-GAAP TOTAL REVENUES / GROSS PROFIT
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Total Revenues/Gross profit
 
$
2,928,201

 
$
2,339,003

 
 
 
 
 
 
(a)
Adjustment to loyalty program liability
 
(27,064
)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP Total Revenues/Gross profit
 
$
2,901,137

 
$
2,339,003


RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Net income
 
$
607,210

 
$
455,623

 
 
 
 
 
 
(a)
Adjustment to loyalty program liability
 
(27,064
)
 

(b)
Depreciation and amortization
 
103,090

 
83,430

(b)
Interest income
 
(46,879
)
 
(31,992
)
(b)
Interest expense
 
70,235

 
55,717

(c)
Unrealized gains on marketable equity securities
 
(54,514
)
 

(b)
Income tax expense
 
146,127

 
71,987

 
Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
798,205

 
$
634,765

 
 
 


 


 
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of Non-GAAP Total Revenues/Gross Profit
 
27.5
%
 
27.1
%

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME PER DILUTED COMMON SHARE
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Net income
 
$
607,210

 
$
455,623

 
 
 
 
 
 
(a)
Adjustment to loyalty program liability
 
(27,064
)
 

(c)
Net unrealized gains on marketable equity securities
 
(54,514
)
 

(d)
Amortization of intangible assets
 
46,550

 
43,018

(e)
Debt discount amortization related to convertible debt
 
13,774

 
16,493

(f)
Tax impact of Non-GAAP adjustments
 
4,469

 
(21,068
)
 
Non-GAAP Net income
 
$
590,425

 
$
494,066

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAAP weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding
 
49,205

 
50,025

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-GAAP Net income per diluted common share
 
$
12.00

 
$
9.88


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RECONCILIATION OF CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
640,375

 
$
380,618

 
 
 
 
 
 
(g)
Additions to property and equipment
 
(131,987
)
 
(70,559
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Free cash flow
 
$
508,388

 
$
310,059

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Free cash flow as a % of Non-GAAP Total Revenues/Gross Profit
 
17.5
%
 
13.3
%

 
Notes:
(a)
Favorable adjustment to OpenTable's loyalty program liability related to recently introduced changes to the program.
(b)
Amounts are excluded from Net income to calculate Adjusted EBITDA.
(c)
Net unrealized gains related to the change in fair value of our investment in Ctrip equity securities.
(d)
Amortization of intangible assets is recorded in Depreciation and amortization expense.
(e)
Non-cash interest expense related to the amortization of debt discount and loss on early extinguishment of debt are recorded in Interest expense and Foreign currency transactions and other, respectively. Loss on early extinguishment of debt is excluded from Net Income to calculate Non-GAAP Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(f)
Reflects the tax impact of Non-GAAP adjustments.
(g)
Additions to property and equipment and land-use rights are included in the calculation of Free cash flow.
 
 
 
For a more detailed discussion of the adjustments described above, please see the section in our press release entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" which provides a definition and information about the use of non-GAAP financial measures.

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Booking Holdings Inc.
Statistical Data
In millions(1) 
(Unaudited) 
Gross Bookings(2)
 
1Q16
 
2Q16
 
3Q16
 
4Q16
 
1Q17
 
2Q17
 
3Q17
 
4Q17
 
1Q18
Agency
 
$
14,534

 
$
15,369

 
$
15,757

 
$
12,978

 
$
18,140

 
$
17,947

 
$
18,594

 
$
15,015

 
$
20,576

Merchant
 
2,119

 
2,494

 
2,703

 
2,134

 
2,546

 
2,850

 
3,168

 
2,965

 
4,434

Total
 
$
16,653

 
$
17,862

 
$
18,460

 
$
15,112

 
$
20,687

 
$
20,797

 
$
21,762

 
$
17,980

 
$
25,009

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year/Year Growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency
 
22.1
 %
 
19.4
 %
 
22.6
 %
 
25.5
 %
 
24.8
 %
 
16.8
 %
 
18.0
 %
 
15.7
%
 
13.4
%
Merchant
 
13.5
 %
 
19.1
 %
 
40.2
 %
 
27.8
 %
 
20.2
 %
 
14.3
 %
 
17.2
 %
 
39.0
%
 
74.1
%
Total
 
20.9
 %
 
19.4
 %
 
24.9
 %
 
25.8
 %
 
24.2
 %
 
16.4
 %
 
17.9
 %
 
19.0
%
 
20.9
%
Constant Currency
 
26
 %
 
21
 %
 
26
 %
 
28
 %
 
27
 %
 
19
 %
 
16
 %
 
14
%
 
12
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Units Sold
 
1Q16
 
2Q16
 
3Q16
 
4Q16
 
1Q17
 
2Q17
 
3Q17
 
4Q17
 
1Q18
Room Nights
 
136.5

 
140.7

 
149.6

 
129.7

 
173.9

 
170.2

 
177.5

 
151.5

 
196.8

Year/Year Growth
 
30.5
 %
 
24.4
 %
 
29.4
 %
 
31.0
 %
 
27.4
 %
 
21.0
 %
 
18.6
 %
 
16.8
%
 
13.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rental Car Days
 
16.2

 
18.5

 
18.0

 
14.0

 
18.6

 
20.7

 
19.0

 
14.7

 
18.7

Year/Year Growth
 
10.9
 %
 
7.9
 %
 
12.5
 %
 
14.4
 %
 
15.4
 %
 
11.7
 %
 
5.5
 %
 
5.4
%
 
0.6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Airline Tickets
 
1.8

 
2.0

 
1.9

 
1.6

 
1.8

 
1.8

 
1.7

 
1.6

 
1.8

Year/Year Growth
 
(7.2
)%
 
(6.6
)%
 
(2.5
)%
 
(4.3
)%
 
(2.1
)%
 
(8.7
)%
 
(11.8
)%
 
3.1
%
 
1.9
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1Q16
 
2Q16
 
3Q16
 
4Q16
 
1Q17
 
2Q17
 
3Q17
 
4Q17
 
1Q18
Gross Profit/Total Revenues (1Q18) (3)(4)
 
$
2,025

 
$
2,434

 
$
3,589

 
$
2,281

 
$
2,339

 
$
2,957

 
$
4,380

 
$
2,763

 
$
2,928

Year/Year Growth (4)
 
21.9
 %
 
16.1
 %
 
22.1
 %
 
21.1
 %
 
15.5
 %
 
21.5
 %
 
22.0
 %
 
21.1
%
 
25.2
%
Constant Currency( 4)
 
28
 %
 
18
 %
 
23
 %
 
24
 %
 
17
 %
 
24
 %
 
19
 %
 
17
%
 
18
%
 
(1)Amounts may not total due to rounding.

(2) Gross bookings is an operating and statistical metric that captures the total dollar value, generally inclusive of taxes and fees, of all travel services booked by our customers, net of cancellations.

(3) For periods ending prior to January 1, 2018, gross profit has been adjusted to reflect the reclassification of certain prior period expenses from "cost of revenues" to "sales and other expense" to conform to the current period presentation.

(4) For periods beginning after December 31, 2017, the Company records amounts remitted to travel service providers as a reduction to merchant revenues and therefore no longer presents cost of revenues or gross profit. The year over year growth rate compares total revenues in 2018 reported under the current revenue standard to gross profit in 2017 reported under the previous revenue standard.


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