• Travelzoo® provides our 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. We have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 20 years we have worked in partnership with more than 5,000 top travel suppliers—our long-standing relationships give Travelzoo members access to irresistible deals.

Travelzoo Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

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Travelzoo Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO):

  • Consolidated revenue of $14.3 million, down 30% year-over-year and up 14% quarter-over-quarter
  • Non-GAAP consolidated operating profit of $0.6 million
  • Earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.14) attributable to Travelzoo from continuing operations
  • Cash flow from operations of $9.1 million

Travelzoo, a global Internet media company that publishes exclusive offers and experiences for members, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. Consolidated revenue was $14.3 million, down 30% from $20.3 million year-over-year and up 14% from $12.5 million in the prior quarter. Reported revenue excludes revenue from discontinued operations in Asia Pacific. Travelzoo's reported revenue consists of advertising revenues and commissions, derived from and generated in connection with purchases made by Travelzoo members.

The reported net loss attributable to Travelzoo from continuing operations was $1.6 million for Q1 2021. At the consolidated level, including minority interests, the reported net loss from continuing operations was $1.7 million. EPS from continuing operations was ($0.14), compared to ($0.32) in the prior-year period.

Non-GAAP operating profit was $0.6 million. The calculation of non-GAAP operating profit excludes amortization of intangibles ($0.3 million), stock option expenses ($0.9 million), and severance-related expenses ($0.2 million). See section “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

“We see continued improvement in our business. Travelzoo is loved by travel enthusiasts who look for quality offers. Travelzoo members are affluent, active, and open for new experiences. 75% say Travelzoo influences their travel destinations because they trust Travelzoo. We believe that trust is becoming an important competitive advantage for Travelzoo,” said Holger Bartel, Global CEO.

Cash Position
As of March 31, 2021, consolidated cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $72.0 million. Cash flow from operations was $9.1 million. There were no significant capital expenditures.

Reserve
Reported revenues include a reserve of $4.0 million related to commissions to be earned from vouchers sold. The reserve is booked as contra revenue. For Q1 2021, an adjustment to the reserve reduced reported revenue by $56,000.

Travelzoo North America
North America business segment revenue decreased 23% year-over-year to $9.8 million. Operating profit for Q1 2021 was $39,000, or 0.4% of revenue, compared to an operating loss of $976,000 in the prior-year period.

Travelzoo Europe
Europe business segment revenue decreased 48% year-over-year to $3.6 million. Operating loss for Q1 2021 was $696,000, compared to an operating loss of $1.3 million in the prior-year period.

Jack’s Flight Club 
On January 13, 2020, Travelzoo acquired 60% of Jack’s Flight Club, a membership subscription service. Jack’s Flight Club revenue increased 30% year-over-year to $887,000. Operating loss for Q1 2021 was $110,000, compared to an operating loss of $3.0 million in the prior-year period. After consolidation with Travelzoo, Jack’s Flight Club's net loss was $121,000, with $73,000 attributable to Travelzoo as a result of recording $284,000 of amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition.

Licensing
In June 2020, Travelzoo sold its subsidiary in Japan, Travelzoo Japan K.K., to Mr. Hajime Suzuki. In connection with the sale, Travelzoo and Travelzoo Japan K.K. entered into a royalty-bearing licensing agreement for the exclusive use of Travelzoo members in Japan. In August 2020, Travelzoo sold its Singapore subsidiary to Mr. Julian Rembrandt and entered into a royalty-bearing licensing agreement for, among other things, the exclusive use of Travelzoo's members in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Under the licensing agreements, Travelzoo's existing members in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore will continue to be owned by Travelzoo as the licensor. Licensing revenue is booked with a lag of one quarter. Licensing revenue from Japan of $9,000 generated in Q4 2020 was recognized in Q1 2021.

Members and Subscribers
As of March 31, 2021, we had 31.8 million members worldwide. In North America, the unduplicated number of Travelzoo members was 18.1 million as of March 31, 2021, up 7% from March 31, 2020. In Europe, the unduplicated number of Travelzoo members was 8.6 million as of March 31, 2021, down 6% from March 31, 2020. On March 15, 2021, Travelzoo added more than 2 million new members in the U.S. in connection with a direct competitor from Europe exiting the U.S. market. Jack’s Flight Club had 1.6 million subscribers as of March 31, 2021, down from 1.7 million subscribers as of March 31, 2020.

Discontinued Operations
As announced in a press release on March 10, 2020, Travelzoo decided to exit its Asia Pacific business which in 2019 reduced EPS by $0.60. The Asia Pacific business has been classified as discontinued operations since March 31, 2020. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform with the current presentation. Certain reclassifications have been made for current and prior periods between the continued operations and the discontinued operations in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Income Taxes
Income tax expense was $742,000 in Q1 2021, compared to an income tax benefit of $517,000 in the prior-year period.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management calculates non-GAAP operating income when evaluating the financial performance of the business. Travelzoo’s calculation of non-GAAP operating income, also called “non-GAAP operating profit” in this press release and today’s earnings conference call, excludes the following items: impairment of intangibles and goodwill, amortization of intangibles, stock option expenses, and severance-related expenses. This press release includes a table which reconciles GAAP operating income to the calculation of non-GAAP operating income. Non-GAAP operating income is not required by, or presented in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"). This information should be considered as supplemental in nature and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be the same as similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Looking Ahead
We currently expect for Q2 2021 to report significantly higher revenue and profitability. We see a trend of recovery of our revenue. We have been able to reduce our operating expenses, and we believe we can contain many of the lower costs in the foreseeable future.

Conference Call
Travelzoo will host a conference call to discuss first quarter results today at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please visit http://ir.travelzoo.com/events-presentations to download the management presentation (PDF format) to be discussed in the conference call; and access the webcast.

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo® provides our 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. We have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 20 years we have worked in partnership with more than 5,000 top travel suppliers—our long-standing relationships give Travelzoo members access to irresistible deals.

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words “expect”, “predict”, “project”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Travelzoo, Top 20, and Jack's Flight Club are registered trademarks of Travelzoo.

 
Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
   
  Three months ended
  March 31,
  2021   2020
Revenues $ 14,284     $ 20,327  
Cost of revenues 3,018     2,703  
Gross profit 11,266     17,624  
Operating expenses:      
Sales and marketing 6,790     13,094  
Product development 683     1,428  
General and administrative 4,560     5,522  
Impairment of intangible asset and goodwill     2,920  
Total operating expenses 12,033     22,964  
Operating loss (767 )   (5,340 )
Other income (loss), net (166 )   (6 )
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (933 )   (5,346 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 742     (517 )
Loss from continuing operations (1,675 )   (4,829 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (15 )   (2,919 )
Net loss (1,690 )   (7,748 )
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest (48 )   (1,139 )
Net loss attributable to Travelzoo $ (1,642 )   $ (6,609 )
       
Net loss attributable to Travelzoo—continuing operations $ (1,627 )   $ (3,690 )
Net loss attributable to Travelzoo—discontinued operations $ (15 )   $ (2,919 )
       
Loss per share—basic      
Continuing operations $ (0.14 )   $ (0.32 )
Discontinued operations $     $ (0.26 )
Net loss per share —basic $ (0.14 )   $ (0.58 )
       
Loss per share—diluted      
Continuing operations $ (0.14 )   $ (0.32 )
Discontinued operations $     $ (0.26 )
Net loss per share—diluted $ (0.14 )   $ (0.58 )
Shares used in per share calculation from continuing operations—basic 11,391     11,439  
Shares used in per share calculation from discontinued operations—basic 11,391     11,439  
Shares used in per share calculation from continuing operations—diluted 11,391     11,439  
Shares used in per share calculation from discontinued operations—diluted 11,391     11,439  
           

 

 
Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
       
  March 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 70,862     $ 63,061  
Accounts receivable, net 7,293     4,519  
Prepaid income taxes 1,443     931  
Deposits 101     137  
Prepaid expenses and other 3,275     1,166  
Assets from discontinued operations 123     230  
Total current assets 83,097     70,044  
Deposits and other 1,351     745  
Deferred tax assets 4,400     5,067  
Restricted cash 1,157     1,178  
Operating lease right-of-use assets 8,474     8,541  
Property and equipment, net 1,152     1,347  
Intangible assets, net 4,250     4,534  
Goodwill 10,944     10,944  
Total assets $ 114,825     $ 102,400  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 8,750     $ 6,996  
Merchant payables 70,094     57,104  
Accrued expenses and other 10,827     8,649  
Deferred revenue 2,417     2,688  
Operating lease liabilities 3,796     3,587  
PPP notes payable (current portion) 3,460     2,849  
Income tax payable 201     326  
Liabilities from discontinued operations 580     671  
Total current liabilities 100,124     82,870  
PPP notes payable 204     814  
Deferred tax liabilities 235     357  
Long-term operating lease liabilities 10,558     10,774  
Other long-term liabilities 2,027     1,085  
Total liabilities 113,148     95,900  
Non-controlling interest 4,560     4,609  
Common stock 115     114  
Treasury stock (at cost) (1,583 )    
Additional paid-in capital 4,279     6,239  
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) (2,045 )   (403 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,649 )   (4,059 )
Total stockholders’ equity (2,883 )   1,891  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 114,825     $ 102,400  
               

 

 
Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
   
  Three months ended
  March 31,
  2021   2020
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) $ (1,690 )   $ (7,748 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 484     551  
Stock-based compensation 882     23  
Deferred income tax 541     (609 )
Impairment of intangible assets and goodwill     2,920  
Loss on long-lived assets     437  
Loss on equity investment in WeGo     195  
Net foreign currency effects (152 )   (681 )
Provision of loss on accounts receivable and other (454 )   1,441  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:      
Accounts receivable (2,229 )   2,509  
Income tax receivable (545 )   989  
Prepaid expenses and other (2,357 )   862  
Accounts payable 1,727     547  
Merchant payables 13,212     (6,940 )
Accrued expenses and other
          (641 )
    704  
Income tax payable (126 )   (333 )
Other liabilities 412     2,077  
Net cash provided by operating activities 9,064     (3,056 )
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired     (679 )
Purchases of property and equipment (7 )   (131 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (7 )   (810 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Repurchase of common stock (1,583 )   (1,205 )
Payment of promissory notes     (1,000 )
Net cash used in financing activities (1,583 )   (2,205 )
Effect of exchange rate on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 270     (272 )
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 7,744     (6,343 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 64,385     20,710  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 72,129     $ 14,367  
               

 

 
Travelzoo
Segment Information from Continuing Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
                   
Three months ended
March 31, 2021
Travelzoo
North

America
  Travelzoo
Europe
  Jack's Flight
Club
  Elimination   Consolidated
Revenue from unaffiliated customers $ 9,828     $ 3,569     $ 887     $     $ 14,284  
Intersegment revenue (9 )   9              
Total net revenues 9,819     3,578     887         14,284  
Operating income (loss) $ 39     $ (696 )   $ (110 )   $     $ (767 )
                   
Three months ended
March 31, 2020
Travelzoo
North

America
  Travelzoo
Europe
  Jack's Flight
Club
  Elimination   Consolidated
Revenue from unaffiliated customers $ 12,549     $ 7,103     $ 683     $ (8 )   $ 20,327  
Intersegment revenue 148     (156 )       8      
Total net revenues 12,697     6,947     683         20,327  
Operating loss $ (976 )   $ (1,341 )   $ (3,015 )   $ (8 )   $ (5,340 )
                                       

 

 
Travelzoo
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Information
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
   
  Three months ended
March 31
  2021   2020
GAAP operating expense $ 12,033     $ 22,964  
Non-GAAP adjustments:      
Impairment of intangible and goodwill (A)     2,920  
Amortization of intangibles (B) 284     215  
Stock option expenses (C) 882     23  
Severance-related expenses (D) 223     217  
Non-GAAP operating expense 10,644     19,589  
       
GAAP operating income (loss) (767 )   (5,340 )
Non-GAAP adjustments (A through D) 1,389     3,375  
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) 622     (1,965 )
       

Investor Relations:
Almira Pusch
ir@travelzoo.com

 

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