Community icon Diversity icon Globe icon House in hand icon House sold icon House icon Keys icon Present icon Scale icon White Realogy site favicon Color Realogy site favicon Right pointing arrow icon Down pointing caret icon White Realogy logo Facebook icon LinkedIn icon Twitter icon Email icon Search magifying glass icon Video play button icon

Financial

Realogy Reports Financial Results For First Quarter 2017

May 4, 2017

DOWNLOAD PDF

MADISON, N.J., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, including the following highlights:

  • Revenue was $1.20 billion, an increase of 6% as compared with the first quarter in 2016, driven by transaction volume increases at the Company-owned brokerage segment (NRT) and Realogy Franchise Group (RFG).
  • The Company's combined homesale transaction volume increased 9% compared with the first quarter of 2016, consisting of a 10% volume gain at RFG and a 7% volume gain at NRT.
  • Net loss was $28 million compared with net loss of $42 million in the first quarter of 2016. Basic loss per share was $0.20 compared with basic loss per share of $0.29 in the first quarter of 2016.
  • Adjusted net loss was $23 million compared with adjusted net loss of $17 million in the first quarter of 2016. Adjusted net loss per share was $0.16 compared with adjusted net loss per share of $0.12 in first quarter of 2016. (See Table 1a).1
  • Operating EBITDA was $61 million, compared with $65 million in the first quarter of 2016. (See Table 6).2
  • The Company returned $73 million of capital to shareholders through repurchases and dividends.

"The housing market proved stronger than we expected in the first quarter, and we saw early signs of stabilization in our high end markets," said Richard A. Smith, Realogy's chairman, chief executive officer and president. "We also made good progress on our recruiting initiatives intended to increase the number of productive sales agents at NRT and retain a higher percentage of our top-quartile agents. While these actions will result in near-term moderate pressure on margins, we anticipate that over the medium term they will be additive to revenue and earnings at NRT as well as other Realogy business units that benefit from NRT's transaction volume. Overall, we are encouraged by the progress we are making as we execute on our strategic growth initiatives."

In the first quarter of 2017, RFG and NRT achieved a combined homesale transaction volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price) of approximately $96 billion, an increase of 9% compared with the first quarter of 2016, which exceeded the Company's guidance range based on stronger than expected results in March. RFG reported a homesale transaction sides increase of 3% and an average homesale price increase of 6%. NRT reported a homesale transaction sides increase of 4% and an average homesale price increase of 3%.

In the title and settlement services sector, TRG was involved in the closing of approximately 40,000 transactions in the first quarter of 2017, reflecting a 7% increase in purchase units and a 12% decrease in refinance units compared with the first quarter of 2016.

In the relocation segment, Cartus generated over 15,000 referrals to agents that closed in the first quarter and initiated over 36,000 moves. Over the last 12 months, approximately 86,000 closed transaction sides resulted from Cartus referrals, primarily involving Realogy's network of affiliated agents.

Capital Allocation

The Company returned $73 million of capital to shareholders through repurchases and dividends in Q1 2017. During the first quarter of 2017, Realogy repurchased approximately 2.2 million shares of common stock in the open market at a weighted average market price of $27.82 per share for a total of $60 million and returned an additional $13 million through a quarterly cash dividend paid to stockholders. The Company had approximately 138.7 million shares of common stock outstanding as of March 31, 2017.

"We remain on track to continue to generate significant free cash flow in 2017," said Anthony E. Hull, Realogy's executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. "Since the inception of the Company's share repurchase program in February 2016, Realogy has used a substantial portion of free cash flow to repurchase a total of 10 million of our outstanding shares. We will continue to strategically deploy capital to enhance shareholder value."

Balance Sheet

The Company ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $205 million. Total long-term corporate debt, including the short-term portion, net of cash and cash equivalents (net corporate debt), totaled $3.5 billion at March 31, 2017. The Company's net debt leverage3 was 4.0 times at March 31, 2017.

A consolidated balance sheet is included as Table 2 of this press release.

Investor Conference Call

Today, May 4, at 8:30 a.m. (EST), Realogy will hold a conference call via webcast to review its first quarter 2017 results. The call will be hosted by Richard A. Smith, chairman, chief executive officer and president, and Anthony E. Hull, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, and will conclude with an investor Q&A period with management.

Investors may access the conference call live via webcast at www.realogy.com under "Investors" or by dialing (888) 895-3527 (toll free); international participants should dial (706) 679-2250. Please dial in at least 5 to 10 minutes prior to start time. A webcast replay also will be available on the website.

About Realogy Holdings Corp.

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 14,200 offices with approximately 274,500 independent sales agents conducting business in 113 countries and territories around the world. NRT LLC, Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy's brands and also provides related residential real estate services. Realogy also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, Title Resource Group (TRG), a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services, and ZapLabs LLC, its innovation and technology development subsidiary. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

Footnotes:

1 Adjusted net loss is adjusted for non-cash mark-to-market expense on interest rate swaps, restructuring charges and loss on the early extinguishment of debt.
2 Operating EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before restructuring costs, loss on the early extinguishment of debt and former parent legacy items.
3 Net corporate debt divided by EBITDA calculated on a pro forma basis, as defined under our credit facilities, for the twelve-month period ended March 31, 2017.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Realogy Holdings Corp. 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" and "plans" 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 factors that could cause actual future results and other future events to differ materially from those estimated by management include, but are not limited to: adverse developments or the absence of sustained improvement in general business, economic and political conditions; adverse developments or the absence of improvement in the residential real estate markets including but not limited to the lack of sustained improvement in the number of home sales and/or stagnant or declining home prices, low levels of consumer confidence, the impact of slow economic growth or future recessions and related high levels of unemployment in the U.S. and abroad, continued low inventory levels, renewed high levels of foreclosures, seasonal fluctuations in the residential real estate brokerage business, and increasing mortgage rates and down payment requirements and/or constraints on the availability of mortgage financing; the Company's geographic and high-end market concentration, particularly with respect to its Company-owned brokerage operations; the Company's failure to enter into or renew franchise agreements or maintain its brands; risks relating to our outstanding debt and interest obligations; variable rate indebtedness which subjects the Company to interest rate risk; the Company's inability to access capital or refinance or repay existing indebtedness, or return capital to stockholders; the Company's inability to realize the benefits from acquisitions or the new mortgage origination joint venture that the Company has agreed to form with Guaranteed Rate, Inc.; any outbreak or escalation of hostilities on a national, regional or international basis; government regulation as well as legislative, tax or regulatory changes that would adversely impact the residential real estate market, including but not limited to potential reform of the financing of the U.S. housing and mortgage markets and/or the Internal Revenue Code and changes in state or federal employment laws or regulations that would require reclassification of independent contractor sales agents to employee status, and wage and hour regulations; inability to achieve sales agent recruiting and retention goals; the Company's inability to sustain improvements in its operating efficiency and to achieve anticipated cost savings from its business optimization initiatives; any adverse resolution of litigation, governmental or regulatory proceedings or arbitration awards; and the final resolution or outcomes with respect to Cendant's (our former parent) remaining contingent liabilities.

Consideration should be given to the areas of risk described above, as well as those risks set forth under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report filed on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and our other filings made from time to time, in connection with considering any forward-looking statements that may be made by us and our businesses generally. Except for our ongoing obligations to disclose material information under the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless we are required to do so by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. As required by SEC rules, important information regarding such measures is contained in the Tables attached to this release. See Tables 1a and 8 for definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures and Tables 1a, 4a, 4b, 5, 6, and 7 for reconciliations of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP terms.

Investor Contacts:


Media Contact:

Alicia Swift


Mark Panus

(973) 407-4669


(973) 407-7215

alicia.swift@realogy.com


mark.panus@realogy.com




Jennifer Halchak



(973) 407-7487



jennifer.halchak@realogy.com



Table 1

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,


2017


2016

Revenues




Gross commission income

$

881



$

826


Service revenue

194



190


Franchise fees

75



69


Other

53



49


Net revenues

1,203



1,134


Expenses




Commission and other agent-related costs

605



558


Operating

376



367


Marketing

62



58


General and administrative

96



86


Former parent legacy costs, net



1


Restructuring costs

5



9


Depreciation and amortization

50



48


Interest expense, net

39



73


Loss on the early extinguishment of debt

4




Total expenses

1,237



1,200


Loss before income taxes, equity in losses and noncontrolling interests

(34)



(66)


Income tax benefit

(9)



(24)


Equity in losses of unconsolidated entities

3




Net loss

(28)



(42)


Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests




Net loss attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(28)



$

(42)






Loss per share attributable to Realogy Holdings:




Basic loss per share

$

(0.20)



$

(0.29)


Diluted loss per share

$

(0.20)



$

(0.29)


Weighted average common and common equivalent shares of Realogy Holdings outstanding:

Basic

139.7



146.5


Diluted

139.7



146.5






Cash dividends declared per share (beginning in August 2016)

$

0.09



$



Table 1a

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.
Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Loss Per Share
(In millions, except per share data)


We present Adjusted net loss and Adjusted loss per share because we believe these measures are useful as supplemental measures in evaluating the performance of our operating businesses and provides greater transparency into our operating results.


Adjusted net loss is defined by us as net loss before: (a) mark to market interest rate swap adjustments, whose fair value is subject to movements in LIBOR and the forward yield curve and therefore are subject to significant fluctuations; (b) former parent legacy items, which pertain to liabilities of the former parent for matters prior to mid-2006 and are non-operational in nature; (c) restructuring charges, which the Company believes will be significant as a result of the business optimization initiatives currently in progress; and (d) the loss on the early extinguishment of debt that results from refinancing and deleveraging debt initiatives. The gross amounts for these items as well as the adjustment for income taxes are shown in the table below.


Adjusted loss per share is Adjusted net loss divided by the weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding.


Set forth in the table below is a reconciliation of Net loss to Adjusted net loss for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2017, and 2016:


Three Months Ended March 31,


2017


2016

Net loss attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(28)



$

(42)


Addback:




Mark-to-market interest rate swap adjustments

(1)



31


Former parent legacy costs, net



1


Restructuring costs, net

5



9


Loss on the early extinguishment of debt

4




Adjustments for tax effect (a)

(3)



(16)


Adjusted net loss

$

(23)



$

(17)






Loss per share




Basic loss per share:

$

(0.20)



$

(0.29)


Diluted loss per share:

$

(0.20)



$

(0.29)






Adjusted loss per share




Adjusted basic loss per share:

$

(0.16)



$

(0.12)


Adjusted diluted loss per share:

$

(0.16)



$

(0.12)






Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:

Basic:

139.7



146.5


Diluted:

139.7



146.5


(a) Reflects tax effect of adjustments at an assumed tax rate of 40% for the quarters ended March 31, 2017 and 2016.


Table 2




REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except share data)

(Unaudited)






March 31,
2017


December 31,
2016



ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

205



$

274


Trade receivables (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $12 and $13)

147



152


Relocation receivables

223



244


Other current assets

158



148


Total current assets

733



818


Property and equipment, net

270



267


Goodwill

3,691



3,690


Trademarks

748



748


Franchise agreements, net

1,344



1,361


Other intangibles, net

304



313


Other non-current assets

240



224


Total assets

$

7,330



$

7,421






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

125



$

140


Securitization obligations

172



205


Due to former parent

29



28


Current portion of long-term debt

355



242


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

400



435


Total current liabilities

1,081



1,050


Long-term debt

3,256



3,265


Deferred income taxes

379



389


Other non-current liabilities

239



248


Total liabilities

4,955



4,952


Commitments and contingencies




Equity:




Realogy Holdings preferred stock: $.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized,
none issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016




Realogy Holdings common stock: $.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized,
138,733,646 shares outstanding at March 31, 2017 and 140,227,692 shares
outstanding at December 31, 2016

1



1


Additional paid-in capital

5,499



5,565


Accumulated deficit

(3,090)



(3,062)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(39)



(40)


Total stockholders' equity

2,371



2,464


Noncontrolling interests

4



5


Total equity

2,375



2,469


Total liabilities and equity

$

7,330



$

7,421


Table 3a


REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

2017 vs. 2016 KEY DRIVERS




Three Months Ended March 31,


2017


2016


% Change

RFG (a)






Closed homesale sides

225,250



218,330



3

%

Average homesale price

$

275,828



$

259,044



6

%

Average homesale broker commission rate

2.50

%


2.51

%


(1)

bps

Net effective royalty rate

4.44

%


4.51

%


(7)

bps

Royalty per side

$

322



$

309



4

%

NRT






Closed homesale sides

66,570



64,244



4

%

Average homesale price

$

509,197



$

493,125



3

%

Average homesale broker commission rate

2.45

%


2.46

%


(1)

bps

Gross commission income per side

$

13,261



$

12,878



3

%

Cartus






Initiations

36,515



37,174



(2)

%

Referrals

15,203



16,893



(10)

%

TRG






Purchase title and closing units (b)

31,297



29,236



7

%

Refinance title and closing units (c)

8,533



9,703



(12)

%

Average fee per closing unit

$

2,001



$

1,848



8

%

(a)

Includes all franchisees except for NRT.

(b)

The amounts presented for the three months ended March 31, 2017 include 1,972 purchase units as a result of acquisitions completed prior to the first quarter of 2017.

(c)

The amounts presented for the three months ended March 31, 2017 include 523 refinance units as a result of the acquisitions completed prior to the first quarter of 2017.


Table 3b





REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

2016 KEY DRIVERS








Quarter Ended


Year Ended



March 31,
2016


June 30,
2016


September 30,
2016


December 31,
2016


December 31,
2016

RFG (a)











Closed homesale sides


218,330



319,748



323,176



274,090



1,135,344


Average homesale price


$

259,044



$

273,900



$

275,325



$

277,037



$

272,206


Average homesale broker commission rate

2.51

%


2.51

%


2.50

%


2.49

%


2.50

%

Net effective royalty rate


4.51

%


4.49

%


4.50

%


4.34

%


4.46

%

Royalty per side


$

309



$

319



$

322



$

313



$

317


NRT

Closed homesale sides


64,244



98,314



95,605



77,536



335,699


Average homesale price


$

493,125



$

485,688



$

486,343



$

495,242



$

489,504


Average homesale broker commission rate

2.46

%


2.49

%


2.46

%


2.44

%


2.46

%

Gross commission income per side


$

12,878



$

12,732



$

12,681



$

12,760



$

12,752


Cartus











Initiations


37,174



51,560



40,556



33,773



163,063


Referrals


16,893



26,138



25,495



18,751



87,277


TRG











Purchase title and closing units (b)


29,236



43,914



42,932



36,915



152,997


Refinance title and closing units (c)


9,703



11,227



15,170



14,819



50,919


Average fee per closing unit


$

1,848



$

1,919



$

1,824



$

1,907



$

1,875


(a)

Includes all franchisees except for NRT.

(b)

The amounts presented for the year ended December 31, 2016 include 18,930 purchase units as a result of the acquisitions.

(c)

The amounts presented for the year ended December 31, 2016 include 4,469 refinance units as a result of the acquisitions.


Table 4a


REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

SELECTED 2017 FINANCIAL DATA

(In millions)




Three Months Ended


March 31,
2017

Net revenues (a)


Real Estate Franchise Services

$

170


Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

897


Relocation Services

77


Title and Settlement Services

120


Corporate and Other

(61)


Total Company

$

1,203




EBITDA (b)


Real Estate Franchise Services

$

102


Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

(26)


Relocation Services

1


Title and Settlement Services

2


Corporate and Other

(27)


Total Company

$

52


Less:


Depreciation and amortization

50


Interest expense, net

39


Income tax benefit

(9)


Net loss attributable to Realogy Holdings


$

(28)


(a)

Transactions between segments are eliminated in consolidation. Revenues for the Real Estate Franchise Services segment include intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment of $61 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Such amounts are eliminated through the Corporate and Other line.


Revenues for the Relocation Services segment include $8 million of intercompany referral commissions paid by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment during the three months ended March 31, 2017. Such amounts are recorded as contra-revenues by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment.

(b)

Includes restructuring charges of $5 million in the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment and $4 million related to the loss on the early extinguishment of debt for the three months ended March 31, 2017.


Table 4b




REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

SELECTED 2016 FINANCIAL DATA

(In millions)






Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2016


2016


2016


2016


2016

Net revenues (a)










Real Estate Franchise Services

$

157



$

221



$

215



$

188



$

781


Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

841



1,268



1,231



1,004



4,344


Relocation Services

83



109



116



97



405


Title and Settlement Services

111



149



164



149



573


Corporate and Other

(58)



(85)



(82)



(68)



(293)


Total Company

$

1,134



$

1,662



$

1,644



$

1,370



$

5,810












EBITDA (b)










Real Estate Franchise Services

$

92



$

149



$

153



$

122



$

516


Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

(21)



78



74



6



137


Relocation Services

5



29



40



22



96


Title and Settlement Services



26



23



13



62


Corporate and Other

(21)



(19)



(20)



(18)



(78)


Total Company

$

55



$

263



$

270



$

145



$

733


Less:










Depreciation and amortization

48



48



53



53



202


Interest expense, net

73



59



37



5



174


Income tax expense (benefit)

(24)



64



74



30



144


Net income (loss) attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(42)



$

92



$

106



$

57



$

213


(a)

Transactions between segments are eliminated in consolidation. Revenues for the Real Estate Franchise Services segment include intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment of $58 million, $85 million, $82 million and $68 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016, September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Such amounts are eliminated through the Corporate and Other line.


Revenues for the Relocation Services segment include $8 million, $13 million, $12 million and $10 million of intercompany referral commissions paid by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment during the three months ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016, September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Such amounts are recorded as contra-revenues by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment.

(b)

Includes a net cost of $1 million and a net benefit of $3 million of former parent legacy items for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2016, respectively.


Includes $9 million, $12 million, $9 million and $9 million of restructuring charges for the three months ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016, September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016, respectively.


The year ended December 31, 2016 includes a net benefit of $2 million of former parent legacy items and restructuring charges of $39 million.


The amounts broken down by business unit are as follows:





















Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2016


2016


2016


2016


2016

Real Estate Franchise Services

$


$

3


$

1


$


$

4

Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

2


7


6


7


22

Relocation Services

2


1


1



4

Title and Settlement Services



1



1

Corporate and Other

6


1



(1)


6

Total Company

$

10


$

12


$

9


$

6


$

37


Table 5

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

2016 EBITDA AND OPERATING EBITDA

(In millions)


Set forth in the table below is a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Operating EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2016:



Year Ended


December 31, 2016

Net income attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

213


Income tax expense

144


Income before income taxes

357


Interest expense, net

174


Depreciation and amortization

202


EBITDA

733


EBITDA adjustments:


Restructuring costs

39


Former parent legacy costs (benefit), net

(2)


Operating EBITDA

$

770


Table 6

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

EBITDA AND OPERATING EBITDA

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2017 AND 2016

(In millions)


Set forth in the table below is a reconciliation of net loss to EBITDA and Operating EBITDA for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:


Three Months Ended


March 31, 2017


March 31, 2016

Net loss attributable to Realogy

$

(28)



$

(42)


Income tax benefit

(9)



(24)


Loss before income taxes

(37)



(66)


Interest expense, net

39



73


Depreciation and amortization

50



48


EBITDA

52



55


EBITDA adjustments:




Restructuring costs

5



9


Former parent legacy cost, net



1


Loss on the early extinguishment of debt

4




Operating EBITDA

$

61



$

65


Set forth in the table below is a reconciliation of Operating EBITDA by reportable segments to the net loss for the three months ended ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:



































Revenues






Operating EBITDA






Operating EBITDA Margin




2017


2016


Change


%
Change


2017


2016


Change


%
Change


2017


2016


Change

RFG

$

170


$

157


$

13


8

%


$

102


$

92


$

10


11

%


60

%


59

%


1

NRT

897


841


56


7



(21)


(19)


(2)


(11)



(2)



(2)



Cartus

77


83


(6)


(7)



1


7


(6)


(86)



1



8



(7)

TRG

120


111


9


8



2



2


*



2





2

Corporate and Other

(61)


(58)


(3)


*



(23)


(15)


(8)


*








Total Company

$

1,203


$

1,134


$

69


6

%


$

61


$

65


$

(4)


(6)

%


5

%


6

%


(1)

Less: Restructuring costs


5


9











Former parent legacy cost, net



1











Loss on the early extinguishment of debt


4












Depreciation and amortization


50


48











Interest expense, net


39


73











Income tax benefit


(9)


(24)











Net loss attributable to Realogy Holdings


$

(28)


$

(42)











* not meaningful


















Table 7


REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

FREE CASH FLOW

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2017 AND 2016

(In millions)



A reconciliation of net loss attributable to Realogy Holdings to free cash flow is set forth in the following table:




Three Months Ended


March 31, 2017


March 31, 2016

Net loss attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(28)



$

(42)


Income tax benefit, net of payments

(11)



(26)


Interest expense, net

39



73


Cash interest payments

(24)



(28)


Depreciation and amortization

50



48


Capital expenditures

(28)



(22)


Restructuring costs and former parent legacy items, net of payments

(3)



2


Working capital adjustments

(60)



(82)


Relocation receivables (assets), net of securitization obligations

(11)



(36)


Free Cash Flow

$

(72)



$

(113)










A reconciliation of net cash used in operating activities to free cash flow is set forth in the following table:










Three Months Ended


March 31, 2017


March 31, 2016

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(12)



$

(64)


Property and equipment additions

(28)



(22)


Net change in securitization

(33)



(27)


Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

1




Free Cash Flow

$

(72)



$

(113)






Net cash used in investing activities

$

(31)



$

(34)


Net cash used in financing activities

$

(27)



$

(34)


Table 8

Non-GAAP Definitions

Adjusted net income (loss) is defined by us as net income (loss) before mark to market interest rate adjustments, former parent legacy items, restructuring charges and loss on the early extinguishment of debt. The gross amounts for these items as well as the adjustment for income taxes are presented. Adjusted income (loss) per share is Adjusted net income (loss) divided by the weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding. We present Adjusted net income (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share because we believe these measures are useful as supplemental measures in evaluating the performance of our operating businesses and provides greater transparency into our operating results.

EBITDA is defined by us as net income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net (other than relocation services interest for securitization assets and securitization obligations) and income taxes and is our primary non-GAAP measure.

Operating EBITDA is defined by us as EBITDA before restructuring, early extinguishment of debt and legacy items and is used as a supplementary financial measure. Operating EBITDA calculated for a twelve-month period is presented because the Company believes these items do not directly affect the operating results of the Company and accordingly should be excluded in comparing operating results.

We present EBITDA and Operating EBITDA because we believe they are useful as supplemental measures in evaluating the performance of our operating businesses and provide greater transparency into our results of operations. Our management, including our chief operating decision maker, uses EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of our business. EBITDA and Operating EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or other statement of operations data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We believe EBITDA facilitates company-to-company operating performance comparisons by backing out potential differences caused by variations in capital structures (affecting net interest expense), taxation, the age and book depreciation of facilities (affecting relative depreciation expense) and the amortization of intangibles, which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to operating performance. We further believe that EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies, many of which present an EBITDA measure when reporting their results.

EBITDA and Operating EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider EBITDA and Operating EBITDA either in isolation or as substitutes for analyzing our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • these measures do not reflect changes in, or cash required for, our working capital needs;
  • these measures do not reflect our interest expense (except for interest related to our securitization obligations), or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • these measures do not reflect our income tax expense or the cash requirements to pay our taxes;
  • these measures do not reflect historical cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often require replacement in the future, and these measures do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • other companies may calculate these measures differently so they may not be comparable.

Free Cash Flow is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Realogy before income tax expense (benefit), net of payments, interest expense, net, depreciation and amortization, capital expenditures, restructuring costs and former parent legacy costs (benefits), net of payments, loss on the early extinguishment of debt, working capital adjustments and relocation assets, net of change in securitization obligations. We use Free Cash Flow in our internal evaluation of operating effectiveness and decisions regarding the allocation of resources, as well as measuring the Company's ability to generate cash. Since Free Cash Flow can be viewed as both a performance measure and a cash flow measure, the Company has provided a reconciliation to both net income attributable to Realogy Holdings and net cash provided by operating activities. Free Cash Flow is not defined by GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income (loss), net cash provided by (used in) operating, investing and financing activities or other financial data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as an indicator of the Company's operating performance or liquidity. Free Cash Flow may differ from similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

SOURCE Realogy Holdings Corp.