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Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2007 and Year-End 2007 Results

03/07/2008| 10:54:00 AM| 中文

CHICAGO, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW - News) today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007. Net revenue increased to $197 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, up 10 percent from $179 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. The company reported a net loss in the fourth quarter of 2007 of $11 million or $.13 per share. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $37 million, an increase of 16 percent over fourth quarter 2006 levels.

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- Net revenue for the year 2007 increased 14 percent to $859 million, and gross bookings increased 10 percent.


- Net loss was $85 million for the year 2007, and the net loss for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $11 million.

- Adjusted EBITDA for the year increased 27 percent to $144 million.

- Fourth quarter 2007 net revenue increased 10 percent to $197 million.

- Adjusted EBITDA was $37 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, an increase of 16 percent.

CHICAGO, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW - News) today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007. Net revenue increased to $197 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, up 10 percent from $179 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. The company reported a net loss in the fourth quarter of 2007 of $11 million or $.13 per share. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $37 million, an increase of 16 percent over fourth quarter 2006 levels.

Our strong growth in Adjusted EBITDA in 2007 is primarily the result of excellent performance at our international brands, good performance in the U.S., and the benefits of cost leverage as we grow our business. We sustained strong international growth in the fourth quarter of 2007, with a 43-percent increase in international gross bookings and a 33-percent increase in international revenue as compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. This growth was driven by particularly strong results in continental Europe," said Steve Barnhart, CEO and president of Orbitz Worldwide.

For the full year, Orbitz Worldwide´s net revenue increased 14 percent to $859 million, versus $752 million in the prior year. Operating income for the full year 2007 was $42 million as compared to an operating loss of $118 million in 2006. The company reported a net loss of $85 million for 2007 compared to a net loss of $146 million in 2006. For the year 2007, Adjusted EBITDA was $144 million, an increase of 27 percent over Adjusted EBITDA in 2006. Adjusted earnings per share was $.67 for the year 2007, up from $.09 per share for 2006.

"Looking forward, we expect continued strong growth in our international businesses and have a strong pipeline of activity to accelerate growth in the U.S.," continued Barnhart. "Our domestic operations face a difficult comparison in the first quarter of 2008 against the prior year, after which we expect our results will improve through the year as we realize the benefits of our strategic initiatives. We remain focused on growing our international operations as we roll out our new technology platform to the balance of our 13 ebookers sites. We will continue to invest in building our non-air business around the world, particularly by expanding the inventory of hotels that we offer our customers through all of our brands."

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Highlights

Gross Bookings and Net Revenue

For the fourth quarter of 2007, Orbitz Worldwide´s gross bookings were $2.4 billion, equal to the fourth quarter of 2006. Bookings for the air business declined one percent and bookings for the non-air and other businesses increased two percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. International gross bookings increased 43 percent (30 percent after adjusting for the impact of foreign exchange) due to strong growth at both ebookers and HotelClub. Domestic gross bookings declined five percent for the fourth quarter of 2007 as compared to same period of 2006.

For the full year 2007, gross bookings were $10.8 billion, up 10 percent over 2006 levels. Air gross bookings increased 10 percent year over year, while non-air and other bookings increased 11 percent from 2006 to 2007. International gross bookings grew by 35 percent in 2007 over 2006 levels, and domestic gross bookings increased by seven percent year over year.

Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $197 million, an increase of 10 percent from $179 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Of this increase, $18 million was due to the impact of purchase accounting adjustments, which reduced reported net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2006. This was offset by the sale of the offline U.K. travel business, which had revenue for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $7 million. 

    -- Air revenue was $81 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, down five percent from $85 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. International  air revenue increased slightly, offset by weakness in domestic air.  After adjusting for the impact of foreign exchange, total air revenue  declined five percent.

    -- Non-air/other revenue, which consists primarily of hotel, car, dynamic packaging and advertising revenue, was $116 million for the  fourth quarter of 2007, up 23 percent from $94 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. After adjusting for the impact of foreign exchange, non-air/other revenue increased 19 percent.

    -- Domestic revenue was $153 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, an  increase of five percent from fourth quarter 2006 revenue of $146 million.  Purchase accounting adjustments reduced fourth quarter 2006 domestic revenue by $13 million. The company experienced a softer domestic air business in the fourth quarter of 2007, offset by revenue  increases from hotels, dynamic packaging and advertising.

    -- International revenue was $44 million for the fourth quarter of 2007,  an increase from $33 million reported in the fourth  quarter of 2006. After adjusting for the impact of foreign exchange,  international revenue increased 14 percent. The growth in international revenue was driven by particularly strong results at ebookers´ sites in continental Europe.

For the full year 2007, revenue was $859 million, up 14 percent from $752 million in 2006. The strongest increases were in non-air revenue, which grew 26 percent year over year, and international revenue, which grew 28 percent from 2006 to 2007.

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