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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) November 3, 2021
 
Booking Holdings Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware1-3669106-1528493
(State or other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
800 Connecticut AvenueNorwalkConnecticut06854
(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)

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))
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
0.100% Senior Notes Due 2025BKNG 25The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
1.800% Senior Notes Due 2027BKNG 27The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
0.500% Senior Notes Due 2028BKNG 28The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
 
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 Condition.
 
On November 3, 2021, Booking Holdings Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.  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 September 30, 2021, unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and unaudited consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, are included in the financial and statistical supplement attached to the press release.  The unaudited consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2021, unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and unaudited consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 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 November 3, 2021 relating to, among other things, its third quarter 2021 earnings. The unaudited consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2021 and unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and unaudited consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 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:  November 3, 2021


Document


Exhibit 99.1

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Booking Holdings Reports Financial Results for 3rd Quarter 2021

NORWALK, CT – November 3, 2021. . . Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today reported its 3rd quarter 2021 financial results. Third 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 $23.7 billion, an increase of 77% from the prior year quarter (approximately a 75% increase on a constant-currency basis). Room nights booked in the 3rd quarter increased 44% from the prior year quarter. The Company's results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 have been materially and negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic conditions and government restrictions.
Booking Holdings' total revenues for the 3rd quarter of 2021 were $4.7 billion, a 77% increase from the prior year quarter (approximately a 76% increase on a constant-currency basis). Net income for the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $769 million, a 4% decrease from the prior year quarter. The results for the 3rd quarter of 2021 include net losses of $1.0 billion on equity securities with readily determinable fair values while the results for the 3rd quarter of 2020 include net gains of $730 million on equity securities with readily determinable fair values. Additionally, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $573 million related to OpenTable and KAYAK goodwill in the 3rd quarter of 2020. Net income in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $18.60 per diluted common share, a 5% decrease from the prior year quarter.
Non-GAAP net income in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $1.6 billion, a 209% increase from the prior year quarter. Non-GAAP net income per diluted common share in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $37.70, a 207% increase from the prior year quarter. Non-GAAP net income for both periods includes adjustments to exclude net gains or losses on equity securities with readily determinable fair values and foreign currency transaction gains or losses on the remeasurement of Euro-denominated debt that was not designated as a hedging instrument. Additionally, non-GAAP net income includes an adjustment to exclude the goodwill impairment in the 3rd quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA for the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $2.1 billion, a 111% increase from the prior year quarter. The section below under the heading "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.
"We are pleased to report another quarter of sequential improvement in room night trends, which was primarily driven by better results in Europe. Revenue in our seasonally strongest third quarter was $4.7 billion, which was more than double the amount of revenue we recognized in the second quarter of 2021," said Glenn Fogel, Chief Executive Officer of Booking Holdings. "We are encouraged by the signs of recovery we saw in many parts of the world in the third quarter, and our teams are working hard to continue to strengthen our company’s position and execute against our strategic priorities."

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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: adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted common share and free cash flow (net cash provided by (used in) 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 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 income (loss) 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 income (loss), net income (loss) or net cash provided by (used in) 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 income (loss) is net income (loss) with the following adjustments:
•     excludes the impact of impairment of goodwill,
excludes gains and losses on equity securities with readily determinable fair values,
•     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 the remeasurement of Euro-denominated debt that is not designated as a hedging instrument for accounting purposes,
excludes losses on early extinguishment of debt and related reverse treasury lock agreements which were designated as cash flow hedges,
excludes amortization expense of intangible assets,
excludes noncash interest expense related to the amortization of debt discount on our convertible debt,
excludes income taxes related to the maturity of convertible notes held for investment that were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to income tax expense (benefit),
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 net unrecognized tax benefits related to 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 income (loss), adjusted EBITDA excludes
depreciation expense, interest and dividend income, and to the extent not included in the adjustments listed above, interest expense and income tax expense (benefit). In the event the Company reports a GAAP net income but a non-GAAP net loss, dilutive shares that are included in the GAAP weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding are excluded from the non-GAAP weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding. In the event the Company reports a GAAP net loss but a non-GAAP net income, anti-dilutive shares that are excluded from the GAAP weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding are included in the non-GAAP weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding.
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
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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 and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020.

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 participation in government stimulus programs;
-- our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel;
-- adverse changes in relationships with travel service providers and restaurants and other third parties on which we     are dependent;
-- the effects of competition;
-- 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;
-- any adverse impact on our business, operations and/or reputation as a result of the implementation or management of restructurings;
-- 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;
-- IT systems-related failures, data privacy risks and obligations, and/or security breaches;
-- tax, legal and regulatory risks; and
-- fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and other risks associated with doing business in multiple currencies.
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
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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 consumer-facing 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)
September 30,
2021
December 31,
2020
(Unaudited)
ASSETS  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$11,643 $10,562 
Short-term investments (Available-for-sale debt securities:
Amortized cost of $525 and $500, respectively)
522 501 
Accounts receivable, net (Allowance for expected credit losses of $110 and $166, respectively)1,555 529 
Prepaid expenses, net (Allowance for expected credit losses of $15 and $22, respectively)394 337 
Other current assets238 277 
Total current assets14,352 12,206 
Property and equipment, net762 756 
Operating lease assets445 529 
Intangible assets, net1,677 1,812 
Goodwill1,872 1,895 
Long-term investments (Includes available-for-sale debt securities:
Amortized cost of $200 and $225, respectively)
3,283 3,759 
Other assets, net (Allowance for expected credit losses of $35 and $33, respectively)950 917 
Total assets$23,341 $21,874 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable$1,466 $735 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities2,069 1,382 
Deferred merchant bookings1,086 323 
Short-term debt1,158 985 
Total current liabilities5,779 3,425 
Deferred income taxes906 1,127 
Operating lease liabilities295 366 
Long-term U.S. transition tax liability824 923 
Other long-term liabilities116 111 
Long-term debt9,876 11,029 
  Total liabilities17,796 16,981 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:  
Common stock, $0.008 par value,
Authorized shares: 1,000,000,000
Issued shares: 63,580,079 and 63,406,451, respectively
— — 
Treasury stock, 22,516,608 and 22,446,897 shares, respectively(24,286)(24,128)
Additional paid-in capital6,068 5,851 
Retained earnings23,835 23,288 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(72)(118)
  Total stockholders' equity5,545 4,893 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$23,341 $21,874 

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Booking Holdings Inc.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2021202020212020
Agency revenues$2,867 $1,723 $4,912 $3,504 
Merchant revenues1,622 837 2,656 1,741 
Advertising and other revenues187 80 409 313 
Total revenues4,676 2,640 7,977 5,558 
Operating expenses:    
Marketing expenses1,378 731 2,827 1,793 
Sales and other expenses302 129 620 637 
Personnel, including stock-based compensation of $85, $80, $284 and $163, respectively591 517 1,829 1,453 
General and administrative179 148 432 453 
Information technology109 71 289 219 
Depreciation and amortization102 115 323 344 
Restructuring and other exit costs— 41 75 
Impairment of goodwill— 573 — 1,062 
Total operating expenses2,661 2,325 6,329 6,036 
Operating income (loss)2,015 315 1,648 (478)
Interest expense(80)(98)(259)(258)
Other income (expense), net(967)618 (740)1,058 
Income before income taxes968 835 649 322 
Income tax expense199 34 102 98 
Net income$769 $801 $547 $224 
Net income applicable to common stockholders per basic common share$18.73 $19.56 $13.33 $5.46 
Weighted-average number of basic common shares outstanding (in 000's)41,068 40,935 41,032 40,983 
Net income applicable to common stockholders per diluted common share$18.60 $19.49 $13.22 $5.44 
Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding (in 000's)41,342 41,081 41,359 41,142 

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Booking Holdings Inc.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 20212020
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:  
Net income$547 $224 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization323 344 
Provision for expected credit losses and chargebacks88 307 
Deferred income tax (benefit) expense(343)101 
Net losses (gains) on equity securities589 (1,261)
Stock-based compensation expense and other stock-based payments290 179 
Operating lease amortization135 137 
Amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs44 48 
Unrealized foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on Euro-denominated debt(108)139 
Impairment of goodwill— 1,062 
Impairment of investment— 100 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt242 — 
Other17 
Changes in assets and liabilities:  
Accounts receivable(1,172)554 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(35)230 
Deferred merchant bookings and other current liabilities2,083 (1,593)
Other long-term assets and liabilities (159)88 
Net cash provided by operating activities2,541 662 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of investments(15)(72)
Proceeds from sale and maturity of investments2,997 
Additions to property and equipment(203)(222)
Other investing activities(5)— 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities(215)2,703 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt2,015 4,108 
Payments of debt issuance costs(10)(38)
Payments for redemption and conversion of debt(3,068)(1,244)
Payments for repurchase of common stock (159)(1,299)
Other financing activities(12)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(1,234)1,532 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents(11)(12)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents1,081 4,885 
Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents,
  beginning of period
10,582 6,332 
Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents,
  end of period
$11,663 $11,217 
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
Cash paid during the period for income taxes$420 $152 
Cash paid during the period for interest$231 $158 
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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 INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDAThree Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2021202020212020
Net income$769 $801 $547 $224 
(a)Depreciation and amortization102 115 323 344 
(b)Impairment of goodwill— 573 — 1,062 
(a)Interest and dividend income(4)(5)(12)(49)
(a)Interest expense80 98 259 258 
(c)Net losses (gains) on equity securities with readily determinable fair values1,018 (730)595 (1,258)
(d)Impairment of investment— — — 100 
(e)Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on the remeasurement of certain Euro-denominated debt(54)117 (108)139 
(f)Losses on early extinguishment of debt and related reverse treasury lock agreements— — 257 — 
(a)Income tax expense199 34 102 98 
Adjusted EBITDA$2,111 $1,003 $1,964 $917 
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of Total Revenues45.1 %38.0 %24.6 %16.5 %

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME PER DILUTED COMMON SHAREThree Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2021202020212020
Net income$769 $801 $547 $224 
(b)Impairment of goodwill— 573 — 1,062 
(c)Net losses (gains) on equity securities with readily determinable fair values1,018 (730)595 (1,258)
(d)Impairment of investment— — — 100 
(e)Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on the remeasurement of certain Euro-denominated debt(54)117 (108)139 
(f)Losses on early extinguishment of debt and related reverse treasury lock agreements— — 257 — 
(g)Amortization of intangible assets40 41 122 126 
(h)Debt discount amortization related to convertible debt11 12 33 38 
(i)Income taxes on convertible notes held for investment— — — 15 
(j)Impact of Tax Act— (8)— (8)
(k)Net unrecognized tax benefits related to French and Italian tax matters— 64 16 64 
(l)Tax impact of Non-GAAP adjustments(226)(367)(224)(285)
Non-GAAP Net income$1,559 $504 $1,239 $217 
Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding (in 000's)41,342 41,081 41,359 41,142 
Non-GAAP Net income per diluted common share$37.70 $12.27 $29.95 $5.28 
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RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOWNine Months Ended
September 30,
20212020
Net cash provided by operating activities$2,541 $662 
(m)Additions to property and equipment(203)(222)
Free cash flow$2,338 $440 
Free cash flow as a % of Total Revenues29.3 %7.9 %

(1) Amounts may not total due to rounding.

Notes:
(a)Amounts are excluded from Net income to calculate Adjusted EBITDA.
(b)Impairment of goodwill related to the OpenTable and KAYAK reporting unit is recorded in Operating expenses and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(c)Net losses (gains) on equity securities with readily determinable fair values are recorded in Other income (expense), net and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(d)Impairment of investment in DiDi Global Inc. equity securities is recorded in Other income (expense), net and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(e)Foreign currency transaction (gains) losses on the remeasurement of 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 income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(f)Loss of $242 million on early extinguishment of debt and losses of $15 million on related reverse treasury lock agreements which were designated as cash flow hedges are recorded in Other income (expense), net and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income and Adjusted EBITDA.
(g)Amortization of intangible assets is recorded in Depreciation and amortization and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income.
(h)Noncash interest expense related to the amortization of debt discount on convertible debt is recorded in Interest expense and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income.
(i)Excludes income taxes related to the maturity of convertible notes held for investment that 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 is recorded in Income tax expense and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income.
(k)Net unrecognized tax benefits related to French and Italian tax matters is recorded in Income tax expense and excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income.
(l)Reflects the tax impact of Non-GAAP adjustments above and changes in tax estimates which are excluded from Net income to calculate Non-GAAP Net income.
(m)Cash used for additions to property and equipment is included in the calculation of Free cash flow.
For a more detailed discussion of the adjustments described above, please see the section in this press release under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" which provides definitions and information about the use of non-GAAP financial measures.
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Booking Holdings Inc.
Statistical Data
In millions(1)
(Unaudited) 
Units Sold3Q194Q191Q202Q203Q204Q201Q212Q213Q21
Room Nights 223 191 124 28 127 76 99 157 183 
Year/Year Growth (Decline)11.0 %11.8 %(42.8)%(86.7)%(43.1)%(60.4)%(20.1)%457.5 %43.9 %
Rental Car Days21 16 12 10 13 13 
Year/Year Growth (Decline)8.5 %11.9 %(36.4)%(90.4)%(55.6)%(52.2)%(15.1)%558.8 %44.0 %
Airline Tickets
Year/Year (Decline) Growth(2.5)%11.3 %(8.0)%(69.7)%(9.3)%4.0 %62.1 %626.7 %154.8 %
Gross Bookings(2)
3Q194Q191Q202Q203Q204Q201Q212Q213Q21
Agency$18,118 $14,218 $8,320 $1,535 $9,521 $5,098 $8,704 $15,290 $14,872 
Merchant7,163 6,495 4,073 771 3,861 2,215 3,232 6,665 8,812 
Total$25,281 $20,713 $12,393 $2,306 $13,382 $7,313 $11,935 $21,956 $23,684 
Gross Bookings Year/Year (Decline) Growth
Agency(4.8)%(6.6)%(57.7)%(91.8)%(47.4)%(64.1)%4.6 %895.6 %56.2 %
Merchant36.5 %50.3 %(28.9)%(88.0)%(46.1)%(65.9)%(20.7)%764.4 %128.2 %
Total4.1 %5.9 %(51.2)%(90.8)%(47.1)%(64.7)%(3.7)%851.7 %77.0 %
Constant-currency Basis%%(50)%(91)%(48)%(65)%(6)%802 %75 %
3Q194Q191Q202Q203Q204Q201Q212Q213Q21
Total Revenues$5,040 $3,339 $2,288 $630 $2,640 $1,238 $1,141 $2,160 $4,676 
Year/Year Growth (Decline)3.9 %3.9 %(19.3)%(83.7)%(47.6)%(62.9)%(50.2)%243.2 %77.1 %
Constant-currency Basis%%(17)%(83)%(49)%(63)%(51)%229 %76 %
 
(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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