Travelport Delivering Growth -Third Quarter 2013 Results- PR Newswire ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2013 ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Travelport Limited, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, today announces its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. Commenting on developments, Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport, said: "We have delivered five percent growth in both Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter and year to date and we look to the future with confidence." Highlights: oGrown Net Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA by 5% in both Q3 and year to date oIncreased RevPas by 4% in both Q3 and year to date oDelivered new Japanese GDS for AXESS/Japan Airlines oFurther established industry-leading positions in both air and hotel content: oGained significant momentum on ground-breaking air merchandising platform, adding new low cost carriers and increasing ancillary content across all regions oSustained focus on hotel content – now offering 525,000 unique properties oAnother record quarter for our fast-growing eNett virtual payments business Financial Highlights Third Quarter 2013 (in $ millions) Q3 2013 Q32012 $Change %Change Net Revenue 511 489 22 5 Operating Income 57 27 30 111 EBITDA 108 83 25 30 Adjusted EBITDA 128 123 5 5 Travelport's Net Revenue of $511 million for the third quarter of 2013 was $22 million (5%) higher than the third quarter of 2012, and Adjusted EBITDA of $128 million was $5 million (5%) higher than the third quarter of 2012. Travelport RevPas increased 4% to $5.51. Travelport generated $55 million in net cash from operating activities for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012. YTD 2013 Excluding MSA (in $ millions) YTD 2013 YTD 2012 $ Change % Change $ Change % Change Net Revenue 1,596 1,545 51 3 78 5 Operating Income 182 155 27 17 48 31 EBITDA 334 324 10 3 31 11 Adjusted EBITDA 408 414 (6) (1) 17 5 Travelport's Net Revenue of $1,596 million on a year to date basis for 2013 was $51 million (3%) higher than 2012 and Adjusted EBITDA of $408 million was $6 million (1%) lower than 2012. The Master Service Agreement ("MSA") with United Airlines contributed approximately $27 million to Net Revenue, $21 million to each of Operating Income and EBITDA and $23 million to Adjusted EBITDA on a year to date basis for 2012.Excluding the impact of the MSA, Net Revenue increased $78 million (5%) and Adjusted EBITDA increased $17 million (5%) compared to 2012. The MSA only impacted the comparison of the results of operations for the six months of the year in 2013 compared to 2012. Travelport RevPas increased 4% to $5.47. Interest costs of $257 million year to date were $42 million higher for 2013 due to $21 million of financing costs incurred in relation to the debt refinancings in April and June 2013 and a $21 million increase due to higher interest rates. Travelport's net debt was $3,319 million as of September 30, 2013, which comprised debt of $3,543 million less $160 million in cash and cash equivalents and less $64 million of cash held as collateral. Travelport generated $67 million in net cash from operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $134 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. The decrease is a result of the fluctuation in operating working capital. In connection with the refinancing of our first lien credit agreement in June 2013, we amended our definition of Adjusted EBITDA to exclude the amortization of customer loyalty payments. As a result, we have revised our reported Adjusted EBITDA for all periods presented to exclude the amortization of customer loyalty payments. Adjusted EBITDA now excludes the amortization of customer loyalty payments of $16 million and $17 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively and $45 million and $48 million on a year to date basis for 2013 and 2012, respectively. Conference Call The Company's third quarter 2013 earnings conference call will be held on November 6, 2013 beginning at 11:00 a.m. (EST). Details for this conference call as well as the earnings presentation are available through the Investor Center section of the Company's website (www.travelport.com/investors/Financial-Calendar), where pre-registration for the call is required. A recording of the call will be made available within 24 hours in the Financial/Operating Data section of the Investor Center on the Company's website. About Travelport Travelport Limited is a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, over 3,500 employees and 2012 net revenue of more than $2.0 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands and its Airline IT Solutions business and a majority joint venture in virtual payments business, eNett. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately-owned company. Investor Contact Julian Walker Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations +44 (0)1753 288 210 email@example.com Media Contacts Kate Aldridge Senior Director, Corporate Communications, EMEA and APAC +44 (0)1753 328 8720 firstname.lastname@example.org Jill Brenner Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Americas +1 (973) 753 3110 email@example.com Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "estimates", "plans", "may increase", "may fluctuate" and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Any statements that refer to expectations or other characterizations of future events, circumstances or results are forward-looking statements. Various risks that could cause future results to differ from those expressed by the forward-looking statements included in this press release include, but are not limited to: the impact that our outstanding indebtedness may have on the way we operate our business; factors affecting the level of travel activity, particularly air travel volume, including security concerns, general economic conditions, natural disasters and other disruptions; general economic and business conditions in the markets in which we operate, including fluctuations in currencies, particularly the U.S. dollar, and the economic conditions in the eurozone; pricing, regulatory and other trends in the travel industry; our ability to obtain travel supplier inventory from travel suppliers, such as airlines, hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines and other travel suppliers; our ability to develop and deliver products and services that are valuable to travel agencies and travel suppliers and generate new revenue streams, including our universal desktop product; maintenance and protection of our information technology and intellectual property; the impact on supplier capacity and inventory resulting from consolidation of the airline industry; financing plans and access to adequate capital on favorable terms; our ability to achieve expected cost savings from our efforts to improve operational efficiency; our ability to maintain existing relationships with travel agencies, including our ability to renew our existing agreement with Orbitz Worldwide, and to enter into new relationships on acceptable financial and other terms; and our ability to grow adjacencies, such as our acquisition of Sprice and our controlling interest in eNett. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on our performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless required by law. This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") rules. As required by SEC rules, important information regarding such measures is contained below. TRAVELPORT LIMITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited) Three Months Nine Months Three Months Ended Nine Months (in $millions) Ended Ended September Ended September September30, 30, September30, 30, 2012 2013 2012 2013 Net revenue 511 489 1,596 1,545 Costs and expenses Cost of revenue 313 296 972 919 Selling, general and 90 110 290 302 administrative Depreciation and 51 56 152 169 amortization Total costs and expenses 454 462 1,414 1,390 Operating income 57 27 182 155 Interest expense, net (83) (71) (257) (215) Gain (loss) on early — 5 (49) 6 extinguishment of debt Loss before income taxes and equity inearnings of (26) (39) (124) (54) investment in Orbitz Worldwide Provision for income (7) (8) (24) (24) taxes Equity in earnings of investment of Orbitz 6 7 8 6 Worldwide Net loss (27) (40) (140) (72) Net income attributable to non-controlling — (1) (2) — interest in subsidiaries Net loss attributable to (27) (41) (142) (72) the Company TRAVELPORT LIMITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) September 30, December31, (in $millions) 2013 2012 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 160 110 Accounts receivable (net of allowances for doubtful 214 150 accounts of $18 and $16) Deferred income taxes 2 2 Other current assets 200 170 Total current assets 576 432 Property and equipment, net 405 416 Goodwill 986 986 Trademarks and tradenames 314 314 Other intangible assets, net 678 717 Cash held as collateral 64 137 Investment in Orbitz Worldwide 15 — Non-current deferred income taxes 6 6 Other non-current assets 120 150 Total assets 3,164 3,158 Liabilities and equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable 63 74 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 596 537 Deferred income taxes 38 38 Current portion of long-term debt 38 38 Total current liabilities 735 687 Long-term debt 3,505 3,392 Deferred income taxes 9 7 Other non-current liabilities 284 274 Total liabilities 4,533 4,360 Shareholders' equity: Common shares ($1.00par value; 12,000shares — — authorized; 12,000shares issued and outstanding) Additional paid in capital 690 718 Accumulated deficit (1,889) (1,747) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (187) (189) Total shareholders' equity (1,386) (1,218) Equity attributable to non-controlling interest in 17 16 subsidiaries Total equity (1,369) (1,202) Total liabilities and equity 3,164 3,158 TRAVELPORT LIMITED CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited) Nine Months Nine Months Ended Ended (in $millions) September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 Operating activities Net loss (140) (72) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities : Depreciation and amortization 152 169 Amortization of customer loyalty payments 45 48 Equity-based compensation 4 2 Amortization of debt finance costs and debt 25 29 discount Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt 49 (6) Payment-in-kind interest 16 10 Gain on interest rate derivative instruments (3) — Gain on foreign exchange derivative instruments (2) — Equity in earnings of investment in Orbitz (8) (6) Worldwide Deferred income taxes 3 2 FASA liability — (7) Defined benefit pension plan funding — (15) Customer loyalty payments (60) (38) Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (64) (13) Other current assets (18) (14) Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other 48 34 current liabilities Other 20 11 Net cash provided by operating activities 67 134 Investing activities Property and equipment additions (76) (61) Other (6) 3 Net cash used in investing activities (82) (58) Financing activities Proceeds from term loans 2,169 170 Proceeds from revolver borrowings 53 60 Repayment of term loans (1,663) (165) Repayment of revolver borrowings (73) (60) Repayment of capital lease obligations (14) (13) Repurchase of Senior Notes (413) (20) Release of cash provided as collateral 137 — Cash provided as collateral (64) — Debt finance costs (55) (9) Payments on settlement of foreign exchange (8) (49) derivative contracts Proceeds from settlement of foreign exchange 3 9 derivative contracts Distribution to a parent company (6) — Other (1) 2 Net cash provided by (used in) financing 65 (75) activities Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 50 1 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 110 124 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 160 125 Supplementary disclosures of cash flow information Interest payments 186 202 Income tax payments, net 20 9 Non-cash capital lease additions 10 6 Non-cash capital distribution to a parent company 25 — Exchange of Second Priority Secured Notes for 229 — Tranche 2 Loans Exchange of Senior Notes due 2014 and 2016 for new 591 — Senior Notes due 2016 TRAVELPORT LIMITED NON-GAAP MEASURES (in $ millions and unaudited) Reconciliation of Travelport Adjusted EBITDA Three Months Ended September 30, to Operating Income 2013 2012 Travelport Adjusted EBITDA 128 123 Less adjustments: Amortization of customer loyalty payments (16) (17) Corporate costs — (3) Equity-based compensation (2) — Litigation and related costs — (12) Other – non cash (2) (8) Total Adjustments (20) (40) EBITDA 108 83 Less: Depreciation and amortization (51) (56) Operating income 57 27 Reconciliation of Travelport Adjusted EBITDA Nine Months Ended September 30, to Operating Income 2013 2012 Travelport Adjusted EBITDA 408 414 Less adjustments: Amortization of customer loyalty payments (45) (48) Corporate costs (4) (9) Equity-based compensation (4) (2) Litigation and related costs (12) (25) Other – non cash (9) (6) Total Adjustments (74) (90) EBITDA 334 324 Less: Depreciation and amortization (152) (169) Operating income 182 155 Reconciliation of Travelport Adjusted EBITDA to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities and Unlevered Free Cash Flow Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Travelport Adjusted EBITDA 408 414 Less: Interest payments (186) (202) Tax payments (20) (9) Changes in operating working capital (30) 34 Customer loyalty payments (60) (38) Defined benefit pension plan funding — (15) Other adjusting items^(*) (45) (50) Net cash provided by operating activities 67 134 Add back interest paid 186 202 Less: Capital expenditures on property (76) (61) and equipment additions Less: Repayment of capital lease (14) (13) obligations Unlevered free cash flow 163 262 (*) Other adjusting items relate to payments for costs included within operating income, but excluded from Travelport Adjusted EBITDA. These include (i) $22 million and $13 million of corporate costs payments during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, (ii) $23 million and $15 million of litigation and related costs payments for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, (iii) a $14 million payment related to a historical dispute related to a now terminated arrangement with a former distributor in the Middle East during the nine months ended September 30, 2012, (iv) $7 million of FASA liability payments and (v) $1 million of restructuring related payments made during the nine months ended September 30, 2012. TRAVELPORT LIMITED OPERATING STATISTICS AND DEFINITIONS (unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change % Change Segments (in millions) Americas 43 43 — (0.5) Europe 19 19 — (0.4) Asia Pacific 14 13 1 9.1 Middle East and Africa 10 10 — 2.1 Total Segments 86 85 1 1.3 RevPas $5.51 $5.30 $0.21 4.1% Nine Months Ended Excluding MSA September 30, 2013 2012 Change % Change Change % Change Segments (in millions) Americas 132 135 (3) (2.2) (1) (0.8) Europe 65 63 2 3.5 2 3.5 Asia Pacific 43 42 1 2.7 1 2.7 Middle East and Africa 30 30 — (0.2) — (0.2) Total Segments 270 270 — 0.1 2 0.7 RevPas $5.47 $5.23 $0.24 4.4% ______________________ Definitions: RevPas: transaction processing revenue divided by the number of reported segments. Customer Loyalty Payments: development advance payments that are made with the objective of increasing the number of clients or improving customer loyalty with travel agents or travel providers. The amortization of such payments is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA under the terms of our senior secured credit agreement and our second lien credit agreement. Unlevered free cash flow: is a non-GAAP measure and may not be comparable to similarly named measures used by other companies. Unlevered free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities adjusted to exclude cash interest payments and include capital expenditures and capital lease repayments. We believe unlevered free cash flow provides management and investors with a more complete understanding of the underlying liquidity of the core operating businesses and its ability to meet current and future financing and investing needs. Travelport Adjusted EBITDA: is a non-GAAP financial measure and may not be comparable to similarly named measures used by other companies. We believe this measure provides management with a more complete understanding of the underlying results and trends and an enhanced overall understanding of our financial liquidity and prospects for the future. Adjusted EBITDA is the primary metric for measuring our business results, forecasting and determining future capital investment allocations and will be used by the Board of Directors to determine incentive compensation for future periods. Capital expenditures, which impact depreciation and amortization, Customer Loyalty Payments, interest expense and income tax expense, are reviewed separately by management. Travelport Adjusted EBITDA is disclosed so investors have the same tools available to management when evaluating the results of Travelport. Travelport Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA adjusted to exclude items we believe potentially restrict our ability to assess the results of our underlying business. Travelport Adjusted EBITDA is a critical measure as it is required to calculate our key financial ratios under the covenants contained in our credit agreements. These ratios use a number which is broadly computed from Travelport Adjusted EBITDA for the last twelve months and consolidated net debt, as at the balance sheet date and are known as the Total Leverage Ratio and Senior Secured Leverage Ratio. Travelport is currently in compliance with all of its financial covenants. A breach of these covenants could result in a default under the senior secured credit agreement, second lien credit agreement and the indentures governing the notes. SOURCE Travelport Limited Website: http://www.travelport.com
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