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Travelport Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2010 Results

03/31/2011| 10:17:35 AM| 中文

Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing for the global travel industry, today announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010.

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing for the global travel industry, today announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010.

Financial Summary:
($ in millions)

• Net Revenue – FY: $2,290 (2009: $2,248) and Q4: $529 (2009: $533)

• Operating Income – FY: $314 (2009: Loss of $499) and Q4: $55 (2009: $69)

• Adjusted EBITDA – FY: $629 (2009: $632) and Q4: $139 (2009: $138)

• Cash generated by operations – FY: $284 (2009: $239) and Q4: $30 (2009: $48)

Operational Highlights:

• Agreed numerous airline, hotel and transport content deals

• Prepared the ground for 2011 strategic roll-out of Travelport Universal Desktop

• Completed notable customer migrations

Post Year End Highlights:

• Announced industry first merchandising agreement with British Airways

• Signed unique capability to fully support Air Canada's merchandising functionality

• Announced proposed $720 million sale of GTA business

Commenting on developments, Jeff Clarke, President and CEO of Travelport, said:

"2010 was a year of investment in new technologies and emerging markets for Travelport.  We have a solid pipeline of customers for Travelport Universal Desktop and are already seeing the benefits from our industry leading Travelport Universal API product set.  The strong cash flow performance of the company supports continued investment while also allowing us to opportunistically improve our capital structure."

Financial Highlights Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010

Global Distribution Systems (GDS)

Travelport's main business is its global distribution system (GDS), which includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands and also the Company's Airline IT Solutions business.

Q4 2010: Net Revenue and Segment EBITDA for the GDS business were $452 million and $114 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2010, with a decrease of 3% in Net Revenue and a decrease of 10% in Segment EBITDA compared to 2009.  Segment Adjusted EBITDA for the GDS business was $125 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, a 6% reduction compared to 2009.  Net Revenue decreased compared to the prior year as a result of a 1% decrease in segments and an 11% decrease in Airline IT Solutions revenue due to the merger of Delta and Northwest.

FY 2010: Net Revenue and Segment EBITDA for the GDS business were $1,996 million and $560 million, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2010, representing a 1% increase in Net Revenue and a 7% decrease in Segment EBITDA compared to 2009.  Segment Adjusted EBITDA for the GDS business was $587 million for 2010, a 7% reduction compared to 2009.  Increased Net Revenue of 1% resulted from a 3% increase in segments compared to 2009, partially offset by an 11% decrease in Airline IT Solutions revenue due to the merger of Delta and Northwest.
Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA)

GTA is a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services.

Q4 2010: Net Revenue and Segment EBITDA for the GTA business were $77 million and $21 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2010.  Segment Adjusted EBITDA for GTA in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $24 million, representing a $9 million improvement compared to 2009.  Total Transaction Value ("TTV") increased 18% in the quarter primarily due to a 20% growth in the number of room nights.  Net Revenue increased 17% in the quarter due to the increase in TTV, partially offset by lower margin on sales.

FY 2010: Net Revenue and Segment EBITDA for the GTA business were $294 million and $82 million, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2010.  Segment Adjusted EBITDA for GTA in 2010 was $84 million, representing a $25 million improvement compared to 2009.  TTV increased 18% in the year primarily due to a 19% growth in the number of room nights.  Net Revenue increased 10% in the year due to the increase in TTV, partially offset by lower margin on sales.

Orbitz Worldwide

Travelport currently owns approximately 48% of the outstanding equity of Orbitz Worldwide. Travelport accounts for its investment in Orbitz Worldwide under the equity method of accounting.  During the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010, Travelport recorded losses of $38 million and $28 million, respectively, in losses from our investment in Orbitz Worldwide. During the fourth quarter of 2010, as a result of Orbitz Worldwide's annual impairment test for goodwill and intangible assets, Orbitz Worldwide recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $70 million, of which $42 million was to impair the goodwill and $28 million was to impair the trademarks and tradenames.  The loss in the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 includes the Company's share of that non-cash impairment charge.

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