HomeAway, Inc. Announces Executive Changes
Apr 23 15
On April 21, 2015 (transition date), HomeAway, Inc. and Brent Bellm, entered into a Transition Agreement (Transition Agreement) to voluntarily and mutually end Mr. Bellm's employment with the Company effective as of June 15, 2015 (the Separation Date, and the period of time between the Transition Date and the Separation Date shall be referred to as the Transition Period). The Transition Agreement will become effective on April 29, 2015 (the Effective Date) unless revoked by Mr. Bellm prior to such date. The Transition Agreement provides for Mr. Bellm's resignation as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company on the Effective Date and the orderly transition of Mr. Bellm's responsibilities. On April 22, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Brian H. Sharples as President of the Company effective upon Mr. Bellm's resignation as President. Mr. Sharples, age 54, is one of Co-Founders and has served as Chief Executive Officer since inception in April 2004 and has served as Chairman of the Board since March 2011. He previously served as President from April 2004 until May 2014, when Mr. Bellm was appointed President. On April 22, 2015, the Board appointed Thomas E. Hale as Chief Operating Officer of the Company upon Mr. Bellm's resignation as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hale, age 46, has served as Chief Product Officer since June 2010. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hale served as Chief Product Officer of Linden Research, Inc. from October 2008 to May 2010. On April 21, 2015, Carl G. Shepherd resigned as Chief Strategy Officer of the company, effective as of a date to be determined later. Mr. Shepherd will continue to serve as member of the Board.
HomeAway, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter Ending June 30, 2015 and Full Year Ending December 31, 2015; Provides Tax Rate Guidance for the Third Quarter and Fourth Quarter of 2015
Apr 23 15
HomeAway, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $119.03 million against $105.7 million a year ago. Growth in total revenue primarily reflected an increase in listings, an increase in average revenue per subscription listing as a result of tiered pricing and bundled product offerings, and the benefit of ancillary product and services revenue. Net loss attributable to the company was $2.1 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income attributable to the company of $4.4 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2014. Net income for the first quarter of 2015 was impacted by tax expense of $3.6 million, which was higher than pre-tax net income due to the mix of pre-tax income and losses in various jurisdictions. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 3.4% to $25.3 million from $26.2 million in the first quarter of 2014. As a percentage of revenue, adjusted EBITDA was 21.2% compared to 24.8% in the first quarter of 2014. This change reflects a significant increase in investment in global integrated marketing campaign, which launched in the first quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP net income was $10.6 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $13.2 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2014. Operating income was $5.93 million against $8.92 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $1.7 million against $6.544 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $50.67 million against $39.97 million a year ago. Purchases of intangibles and other assets were $0.114 million against $0.2 million a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $8.9 million against $4.82 million a year ago.
The company provided earnings guidance for the second quarter ending June 30, 2015 and full year ending December 31, 2015. For the second quarter 2015, the company expects total revenue to be in the range of $122.0 million to $124.0 million, representing year-over-year growth of approximately 7% to 9% (FX neutral growth of approximately 18% to 20%). Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $22.5 million to $23.5 million, or approximately 18.4% to 19.0% of revenue. Depreciation is expected to be $6 million to $6.5 million for the second quarter. Interest expense associated with convertible note is expected to be approximately $4.7 million for the second quarter. The company anticipates effective tax rate to remain high. This is due to the timing of revenue and marketing expenses.
In the third and fourth quarter, the company expects effective tax rate to stabilize in the 40% range.
For the full year 2015, the company expects total revenue to be in the range of $493 million to $500 million, representing year-over-year growth of approximately 10% to 12% (FX neutral growth of approximately 19% to 21%). Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $119 million to $123 million, or approximately 24.1% to 24.6% of revenue. Capital expenditures are expected in the range of $33 million to $36 million for the full year. The company expects cash taxes to be only $6 million to $7 million for the full year. Amortization of intangibles is expected to be $11.5 million to $12.5 million for the full year. Depreciation is expected to be $22 million to $24 million for the full year. Interest expense associated with convertible note is expected to be approximately $19 million for the full year. For the full year effective tax rate is expected to be 73% to 78%.
HomeAway, Inc. to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 23, 2015
Apr 8 15
HomeAway, Inc. announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results on Apr 23, 2015