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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) February 24, 2021
 
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 AvenueNorwalkConnecticut 06854
(Address of principal office) (zip code)

 Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (203) 299-8000

N/A 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class: Trading SymbolName of Each Exchange on which Registered:
Common Stock par value $0.008 per share BKNGThe NASDAQ Global Select Market
0.800% Senior Notes Due 2022BKNG 22AThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
2.150% Senior Notes Due 2022BKNG 22The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
2.375% Senior Notes Due 2024BKNG 24The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
1.800% Senior Notes Due 2027BKNG 27The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
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:
 
            Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425
 
            Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
            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.
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Item 2.02.              Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On February 24, 2021, Booking Holdings Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.  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' consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2020, consolidated statement of operations for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and consolidated statement of cash flows for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, are included in the financial and statistical supplement attached to the press release.  The consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2020, consolidated statement of operations for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and consolidated statement of cash flows for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 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 Inc. on February 24, 2021 relating to, among other things, its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 earnings. The consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2020 and consolidated statements of operations for three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and consolidated statement of cash flows for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 shall be treated as "filed" for the purposes of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the remaining information shall be treated as "furnished".
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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/ David I. Goulden
  Name:David I. Goulden
  Title:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
Date:  February 24, 2021

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Document

Exhibit 99.1

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Booking Holdings Reports Financial Results for 4th Quarter and Full-Year 2020

NORWALK, CT – February 24, 2021. . . Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today reported its 4th quarter and full-year 2020 financial results. Fourth quarter gross travel bookings for Booking Holdings Inc. (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 $7.3 billion, a 65% decrease from the prior year on both an as-reported and constant-currency basis. Room nights booked in the 4th quarter decreased 60% from the prior year. The Company's results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 have been significantly and negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic conditions and government orders.
Booking Holdings' total revenues for the 4th quarter of 2020 were $1.2 billion, a 63% decrease from the prior year on both an as-reported and constant-currency basis. The Company reported a net loss in the 4th quarter of 2020 of $165 million, compared with net income of $1.2 billion in the 4th quarter of 2019. The 4th quarters of 2020 and 2019 include net unrealized gains on marketable equity securities of $553 million and $326 million, respectively. Net loss in the 4th quarter of 2020 was $4.02 per diluted share, compared with net income per diluted share of $27.75 in the 4th quarter of 2019.
Non-GAAP net loss in the 4th quarter of 2020 was $23 million, compared with non-GAAP net income in the 4th quarter of 2019 of $984 million. Non-GAAP net loss in the 4th quarter of 2020 was $0.57 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $23.30 per diluted share in the 4th quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP net (loss) income includes adjustments to exclude net unrealized gains or losses on marketable equity securities and foreign currency losses on Euro-denominated debt that was not designated as a hedging instrument in both periods. Adjusted EBITDA for the 4th quarter of 2020 was a loss of $38 million, compared with adjusted EBITDA of $1.3 billion in the 4th quarter of 2019. 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 results with Booking Holdings' financial results under GAAP.
For the full-year 2020, Booking Holdings had gross travel bookings of $35.4 billion, a 63% decrease compared to 2019 on both an as-reported and constant-currency basis. Booking Holdings' total revenues in 2020 were $6.8 billion, a 55% decrease from the prior year on both an as-reported and constant-currency basis. Net income for the full-year 2020 was $59 million, a 99% decrease versus the prior year. Net income for the full-years 2020 and 2019 includes gains of $1.8 billion and $745 million, respectively, on marketable equity securities. Net income for the full-year 2020 also includes a $1.1 billion impairment charge related to OpenTable and KAYAK goodwill. Net income for the full-year 2020 was $1.44 per diluted share, a 99% decrease as compared to the prior year.
Non-GAAP net income for the full-year 2020 was $194 million, a 96% decrease compared to the prior year. Non-GAAP net income was $4.71 per diluted share, a 95% decrease as compared to the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for 2020 was $879 million, an 85% decrease as compared to the prior year.
"The travel environment continued to be challenging through the fourth quarter of 2020 and into January 2021 as COVID-19 case counts remained very high and travel restrictions were reimposed in many parts of the world. However, in recent weeks, we have started to see some improvements in booking trends that we will continue to monitor," said Glenn Fogel, Chief Executive Officer of Booking Holdings. "Looking ahead, I am more confident than ever in our long-term future and in the eventual strong recovery of travel demand. We will continue to focus on what we can control, namely investing in our business and executing against our strategic priorities to ensure we exit this crisis on a strong footing."
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The 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 Consolidated Financial Statements, the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP total revenues, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net (loss) income, non-GAAP net (loss) income per diluted common 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, non-GAAP net (loss) income and free cash flow 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 (loss) income, net (loss) income or net cash provided by operating activities 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 (loss) income is net (loss) income with the following adjustments:
excludes charges, if any, to correct an error related to the nonpayment of prior-period wage-related tax on compensation paid to certain highly-compensated former employees in the year of separation,
excludes the impact of impairments of goodwill,
excludes gains and losses on marketable equity securities,
excludes the impact, if any, of significant gains or losses on the sale of and impairment or credit losses on investments in available-for-sale debt securities and significant gains or losses on the sale of and valuation adjustments on investments in equity securities without readily determinable fair values,
excludes foreign currency transaction gains or losses on Euro-denominated debt that is not designated as a hedging instrument for accounting purposes,
excludes amortization expense of 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 income taxes, if any, related to convertible notes held for investment that matured and were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss to income tax expense,
excludes the income tax impact, if any, related to one-time adjustments as a result of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("Tax Act") enacted in December 2017,
excludes the impact of unrecognized tax benefits related to the French and Italian tax matters, and
the income tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments mentioned above and changes in tax estimates, as applicable.
In addition to the adjustments listed above regarding non-GAAP net (loss) income, adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation expense, interest and dividend 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.
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The attached financial and statistical supplement includes reconciliations of our financial results under GAAP to non-GAAP financial information for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

Information About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. 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," "aims," "seeks," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "intends," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "targets," and "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:
-- the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, financial performance and travel demand, generally;
-- 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;
-- any adverse impacts on our business, operations and/or reputation as a result of any utilization of COVID-19-related governmental stimulus or aid packages;
-- the effects of competition;
--any adverse impact on our business, operations and/or reputation as a result of the implementation or management of the restructurings;
-- any write-downs or impairments of goodwill or intangible assets related to acquisitions or investments, any increases in provisions for expected credit losses on receivables from and cash advances made to our travel service provider and restaurant partners and any increases in cash outlays to refund consumers for prepaid reservations;
-- adverse changes in relationships with travel service providers and restaurants and other third parties on which we are dependent;
-- our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel;
-- IT systems-related failures, data privacy risks and obligations, and/or security breaches;
-- fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and other risks associated with doing business in multiple currencies;
-- our ability to successfully manage growth and expand our global business;
-- our ability to respond to and keep up with the rapid pace of technological and market changes;
-- our performance marketing efficiency and the general effectiveness of our marketing efforts;
-- 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; and
-- tax, legal and regulatory risks.
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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 more than 220 countries and territories through six primary brands: Booking.com, Priceline, agoda, Rentalcars.com, KAYAK and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to 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: John Longstreet (203) 299-8806 john.longstreet@bookingholdings.com
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Booking Holdings Inc.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except share and per share data)
December 31,
20202019
ASSETS  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$10,562 $6,312 
Short-term investments (Available-for-sale debt securities:
Amortized cost of $500 and $998, respectively)
501 998 
Accounts receivable, net (Allowance for expected credit losses of $166 and $49, respectively)529 1,680 
Prepaid expenses, net (Allowance for expected credit losses of $22 and $6, respectively)337 479 
Other current assets277 364 
Total current assets12,206 9,833 
Property and equipment, net756 738 
Operating lease assets529 620 
Intangible assets, net1,812 1,954 
Goodwill1,895 2,913 
Long-term investments (Includes available-for-sale debt securities:
Amortized cost of $225 and $2,192, respectively)
3,759 4,477 
Other assets, net (Allowance for expected credit losses of $33 at December 31, 2020)917 867 
Total assets$21,874 $21,402 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable$735 $1,239 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities1,382 1,578 
Deferred merchant bookings323 1,561 
Convertible debt985 988 
Total current liabilities3,425 5,366 
Deferred income taxes1,127 876 
Operating lease liabilities366 462 
Long-term U.S. transition tax liability923 1,021 
Other long-term liabilities111 104 
Long-term debt11,029 7,640 
  Total liabilities16,981 15,469 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:  
Common stock, $0.008 par value,
Authorized shares: 1,000,000,000
Issued shares: 63,406,451 and 63,179,471, respectively
— — 
Treasury stock, 22,446,897 and 21,762,070 shares, respectively(24,128)(22,864)
Additional paid-in capital5,851 5,756 
Retained earnings23,288 23,232 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(118)(191)
  Total stockholders' equity4,893 5,933 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$21,874 $21,402 
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Booking Holdings Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
 2020201920202019
(unaudited)
Agency revenues$810 $2,126 $4,314 $10,117 
Merchant revenues376 955 2,117 3,830 
Advertising and other revenues52 258 365 1,119 
Total revenues1,238 3,339 6,796 15,066 
Operating expenses:   
Marketing expenses386 992 2,179 4,967 
Sales and other expenses118 216 755 955 
Personnel, including stock-based compensation of $70, $76, $233 and $308, respectively
491 562 1,944 2,248 
General and administrative128 201 581 797 
Information technology80 79 299 285 
Depreciation and amortization114 117 458 469 
Restructuring and other exit costs74 — 149 — 
Impairment of goodwill— — 1,062 — 
Total operating expenses1,391 2,167 7,427 9,721 
Operating (loss) income(153)1,172 (631)5,345 
Interest expense(98)(62)(356)(266)
Other income (expense), net496 310 1,554 879 
Earnings before income taxes 245 1,420 567 5,958 
Income tax expense 410 249 508 1,093 
Net (loss) income$(165)$1,171 $59 $4,865 
Net (loss) income applicable to common stockholders per basic common share$(4.02)$28.07 $1.45 $112.93 
Weighted-average number of basic common shares outstanding (in 000's)40,944 41,724 40,974 43,082 
Net (loss) income applicable to common stockholders per diluted common share$(4.02)$27.75 $1.44 $111.82 
Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding (in 000's)40,944 42,210 41,160 43,509 

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Booking Holdings Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
Year Ended December 31,
 202020192018
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:   
Net income$59 $4,865 $3,998 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization458 469 426 
Provision for expected credit losses and chargebacks319 138 163 
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)213 122 (150)
Net (gains) losses on marketable equity securities(1,811)(745)367 
Stock-based compensation expense and other stock-based payments255 325 331 
Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs64 58 59 
Operating lease amortization184 172 — 
Unrealized foreign currency transaction losses (gains) on Euro-denominated debt200 (7)— 
Impairment of goodwill1,062 — — 
Impairment of investment100 — — 
Other19 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:   
Accounts receivable891 (323)(319)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets161 (263)(201)
Deferred merchant bookings and other current liabilities(2,266)480 635 
Long-term assets and liabilities194 (435)10 
Net cash provided by operating activities85 4,865 5,338 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:   
Purchase of investments(74)(672)(2,686)
Proceeds from sale and maturity of investments2,997 8,099 5,616 
Additions to property and equipment(286)(368)(442)
Acquisitions and other investments, net of cash acquired— (9)(273)
Net cash provided by investing activities2,637 7,050 2,215 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:   
Proceeds from revolving credit facility and short-term borrowings— 400 25 
Repayments of revolving credit facility and short-term borrowings— (425)— 
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt4,108 — — 
Payments for conversion of debt(1,244)— (1,487)
Payments for repurchase of common stock(1,303)(8,187)(5,971)
Other financing activities(33)(8)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities1,528 (8,220)(7,431)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents— (8)(40)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents4,250 3,687 82 
Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period6,332 2,645 2,563 
Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period$10,582 $6,332 $2,645 
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:   
Cash paid during the period for income taxes$319 $1,074 $1,169 
Cash paid during the period for interest$278 $221 $219 
Non-cash operating and financing activity for an acquisition$— $— $51 
Non-cash investing and financing activity for an acquisition$— $— $59 
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Booking Holdings Inc.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In millions, except share and per share data)(1)

RECONCILIATION OF NET (LOSS) INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDAThree Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
 2020201920202019
Net (loss) income$(165)$1,171 $59 $4,865 
(a)Adjustment to personnel expenses— — — 66 
(b)Depreciation and amortization114 117 458 469 
(c)Impairment of goodwill— — 1,062 — 
(b)Interest and dividend income(5)(39)(54)(152)
(b)Interest expense98 62 356 266 
(d)Net gains on marketable equity securities(553)(326)(1,811)(745)
(e)Impairment of investment— — 100 — 
(f)Remeasurement losses (gains) on certain Euro-denominated debt61 47 200 (7)
(b)Income tax expense410 249 508 1,093 
 Adjusted EBITDA$(38)$1,282 $879 $5,855 
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of Total Revenues(3.1)%38.4 %12.9 %38.9 %

RECONCILIATION OF NET (LOSS) INCOME TO NON-GAAP  NET (LOSS) INCOME AND NON-GAAP NET (LOSS) INCOME PER DILUTED COMMON SHAREThree Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
 2020201920202019
Net (loss) income$(165)$1,171 $59 $4,865 
(a)Adjustment to personnel expenses— — — 66 
(c)Impairment of goodwill— — 1,062 — 
(d)Net gains on marketable equity securities(553)(326)(1,811)(745)
(e)Impairment of investment— — 100 — 
(f)Remeasurement losses (gains) on certain Euro-denominated debt61 47 200 (7)
(g)Amortization of intangible assets41 43 167 175 
(h)Debt discount amortization related to convertible debt11 11 49 45 
(i)Income taxes on convertible notes held for investment— — 15 21 
(j)Impact of Tax Act— (3)(8)(49)
(k)French and Italian unrecognized tax benefits— — 64 — 
(l)
Tax impact of Non-GAAP adjustments
582 40 297 92 
Non-GAAP Net (loss) income$(23)$984 $194 $4,463 
Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding (in 000's)40,944 42,210 41,160 43,509 
Non-GAAP Net (loss) income per diluted common share$(0.57)$23.30 $4.71 $102.57 

RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOWYear Ended
December 31,
202020192018
Net cash provided by operating activities$85 $4,865 $5,338 
(m)Additions to property and equipment(286)(368)(442)
Free cash flow$(201)$4,497 $4,896 
Free cash flow as a % of Total Revenues(3.0)%29.8 %33.8 %

(1) Amounts may not total due to rounding.
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Notes:
(a)
Adjustment to correct an immaterial error related to the nonpayment of prior-period wage-related tax on compensation paid to certain highly-compensated former employees in the year of separation which is recorded in Personnel expenses.
(b)
Amounts are excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Adjusted EBITDA.
(c)Impairment of goodwill related to our OpenTable and KAYAK reporting unit is recorded in Operating expenses and excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(d)
Net gains on marketable equity securities are recorded in Other income (expense), net and excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(e)Impairment of investment in Didi Chuxing equity securities are recorded in Other income (expense), net and excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(f)
Adjustment for foreign currency transaction gains or losses on our Euro-denominated debt that is not designated as a hedging instrument for accounting purposes is recorded in Other income (expense), net and excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(g)
Amortization of intangible assets is recorded in Depreciation and amortization and excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income.
(h)
Non-cash interest expense related to the amortization of debt discount is recorded in Interest expense and is excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income.
(i)
Reclassification of income taxes related to convertible notes held for investment that matured in the 2nd quarter of 2020 and the 3rd quarter of 2019, and were reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss to Income tax expense.
(j)
Benefit for U.S. Federal tax credits resulting from the Tax Act and an adjustment to the one-time deemed repatriation liability resulting from the Tax Act.
(k)Unrecognized tax benefits related to French and Italian tax matters and is excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income.
(l)
Reflects the tax impact of Non-GAAP adjustments above and changes in tax estimates which are excluded from Net (loss) income to calculate Non-GAAP Net (loss) income.
(m)
Additions to property and equipment 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)
 
Units Sold4Q181Q192Q193Q194Q191Q202Q203Q204Q20
Room Nights
171 217 213 223 191 124 28 127 76 
Year/Year Growth/ (Decline)13.0 %10.3 %11.8 %11.0 %11.8 %(42.8)%(86.7)%(43.1)%(60.4)%
Rental Car Days15 18 21 21 16 12 
Year/Year (Decline)/Growth(0.6)%(1.3)%1.2 %8.5 %11.9 %(36.4)%(90.4)%(55.6)%(52.2)%
Airline Tickets
Year/Year (Decline)/Growth(1.3)%4.4 %2.4 %(2.5)%11.3 %(8.0)%(69.7)%(9.3)%4.0 %
Gross Bookings(2)
4Q181Q192Q193Q194Q191Q202Q203Q204Q20
Agency$15,230 $19,678 $18,638 $18,118 $14,218 $8,320 $1,535 $9,521 $5,098 
Merchant4,322 5,732 6,401 7,163 6,495 4,073 771 3,861 2,215 
Total$19,552 $25,410 $25,039 $25,281 $20,713 $12,393 $2,306 $13,382 $7,313 
Gross Bookings Year/Year Growth/(Decline)
Agency1.4 %(4.4)%(2.4)%(4.8)%(6.6)%(57.7)%(91.8)%(47.4)%(64.1)%
Merchant45.8 %29.3 %33.2 %36.5 %50.3 %(28.9)%(88.0)%(46.1)%(65.9)%
Total8.7 %1.6 %4.8 %4.1 %5.9 %(51.2)%(90.8)%(47.1)%(64.7)%
Constant Currency13 %%10 %%%(50)%(91)%(48)%(65)%
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Total Revenues $3,213 $2,837 $3,850 $5,040 $3,339 $2,288 $630 $2,640 $1,238 
Year/Year Growth/(Decline)16.3 %(3.1)%8.9 %3.9 %3.9 %(19.3)%(83.7)%(47.6)%(62.9)%
Constant Currency21 %%14 %%%(17)%(83)%(49)%(63)%
 
(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.


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