Trip.com Group, a leading one-stop travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2021.
For the fourth quarter of 2021, Trip.com Group reported net revenue of RMB4.7 billion (US$735 million), representing a 6% decrease from the same period in 2020. Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021 decreased by 12% from the previous quarter, primarily due to the re-emergence of COVID-19 infections in certain regions in China.
For the full year of 2021, net revenue was RMB20.0 billion (US$3.1 billion), representing a 9% increase from 2020.
Short-haul travel continued to serve as a key contributor to the recovery of the Chinese domestic market, with the number of intra-provincial and local hotel reservations for the fourth quarter increasing by over 30% and 50% respectively compared to the same period in 2019.
Revenues from corporate travel management experienced a year-over-year growth of 20% for the fourth quarter and a year-over-year growth of 54% for the full year of 2021.
Adjusted EBITDA was RMB 54 million (US$7 million) for the fourth quarter and RMB 1.3 billion (US$203 million) for the full year of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 1% for the fourth quarter and 6% for the full year of 2021.
Net loss attributable to Trip.com Group's shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2021 was RMB834 million (US$131 million), compared to net income attributable to Trip.com Group's shareholders of RMB1.0 billion in the same period in 2020 and net loss attributable to Trip.com Group's shareholders of RMB849 million in the previous quarter.
For the full year of 2021, net loss attributable to Trip.com Group's shareholders was RMB550 million (US$86 million), compared to net loss attributable to Trip.com Group's shareholders of RMB3.2 billion in 2020.
"2021 was a year full of challenges and opportunities. On the bumpy path to recovery, we have built solid resilience and become fundamentally stronger," said James Liang, Executive Chairman. "During the past year, we have further expanded our product offerings and improved our content capabilities, which pave the way for our sustainable growth in the longer-term. Going forward, we will continue to focus on the business recovery in the Chinese domestic market while remaining ambitious with our global vision towards global travel reopening."
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