eXp World Holdings Reports Record First Quarter 2022 Revenue of $1.0 Billion
Q1 2022 Revenue Increased 73% Year-over-Year to $1.0 Billion, Driven by Agent Growth of 55%
Company Declares Cash Dividend for Q2 2022 of $0.04 per Share of Common Stock
Board Increases Stock Repurchase Program to $20 Million per Month and $500 Million Total
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — May 4, 2022 — eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), (or the “Company”), the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela and SUCCESS® Enterprises, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-Ago Quarter:
Revenue increased 73% to $1.0 billion.
Gross profit increased 56% to $83.5 million.
Net income increased 83% to $8.9 million, which included a $5.1 million income tax provision benefit. Earnings per diluted share increased 100% to $0.06.
Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 19% to $17.7 million.
As of March 31, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $130.1 million, compared to $104.4 million as of March 31, 2021. The Company repurchased approximately $30.0 million of common stock during the first quarter of 2022.
The Board approved an amendment to increase the Company’s stock repurchase program authorization from $400 million of its common stock up to $500 million, and to increase monthly repurchases from $10 million of its common stock per month up to $20 million.
The Company paid a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2022 of $0.04 per share of common stock on March 31, 2022. On April 29, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.04 per share of common stock for the second quarter of 2022 expected to be paid on May 31, 2022 to shareholders of record on May 16, 2022.
“eXp’s strong momentum continued through the first quarter as even more agents joined what we believe is the most agent-centric brokerage on the planet, fueling the fastest-growing agent base in the history of real estate to help clients and customers buy, sell and/or lease properties around the world,” said Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman and CEO of eXp World Holdings. “eXp was built to thrive in challenging market conditions and despite the headwinds affecting the broader housing market, we are well-positioned to capture increased market share. It is our goal to be over 100,000 agents and brokers worldwide by the end of the year through continued iteration on the agent value proposition. With each milestone and enhancement, we redefine the real estate industry and empower agents with aligned compensation structures and industry-leading technology to grow their businesses and serve their clients.”
“With a results-driven approach to scaling our business, eXp has delivered its fourth sequential billion-dollar revenue quarter,” said Jeff Whiteside, CFO and Chief Collaboration Officer of eXp World Holdings. “We continue to bolster our competitive position in the U.S. and internationally by investing significantly in operational efficiencies. Our new global financial system implemented this month will seamlessly support our growing global footprint, while we continue to invest in initiatives that differentiate our value proposition to agents and provide additional revenue streams for the company. Finally, the board’s decision to increase the total size of our stock repurchase plan and the amount repurchased each month reflects our leadership team’s confidence in our ability to deliver sustainable growth in our business over the long-term.”
First Quarter 2022 Operational Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-Ago Quarter:
Agents and brokers on the eXp Realty platform increased 55% to 78,196 as of March 31, 2022.
Real estate transactions closed increased 55% to 114,305.
Real estate transaction volume increased 69% to $41.4 billion.
eXp Realty expanded into the Dominican Republic and Greece in the first quarter of 2022, and announced its plans to open in three additional locations including, New Zealand, Chile and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
eXp Realty ended the first quarter of 2022 with a global Net Promoter Score of 71, a measure of agent satisfaction as part of the Company’s intense focus on improving the agent experience.
First Quarter 2022 Results – Virtual Fireside Chat
The Company will hold a virtual fireside chat and investor Q&A on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. PT / 10:30 a.m. ET with:
Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman and CEO, eXp World Holdings
Jeff Whiteside, CFO and Chief Collaboration Officer, eXp World Holdings
Jason Gesing, CEO, eXp Realty
The discussion will be moderated by John Campbell, Managing Director at Stephens Inc.
The investor Q&A is open to investors, current shareholders and anyone interested in learning more about eXp World Holdings and its companies.
About eXp World Holdings, Inc.
eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela and SUCCESS® Enterprises.
eXp Realty is the fastest-growing real estate company in the world with more than 80,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, Dominican Republic and Greece and continues to scale internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings provides real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity awards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of brokerage and real estate tech solutions, including its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, an immersive 3D platform that is deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS® Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS® magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.
For more information, visit https://expworldholdings.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, this press release includes references to Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure and may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies. It is presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the company’s financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
The company’s Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information about financial performance, enhances the overall understanding of past performance and future prospects, and allows for greater transparency with respect to a key metric used by management for financial and operational decision-making. Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in the business that otherwise could be masked by the effect of the expenses that are excluded in Adjusted EBITDA. In particular, the company believes the exclusion of stock and stock option expenses provides a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of operations and provides better transparency into results of operations.
The company defines the non-U.S. GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA to mean net income (loss), excluding other income (expense), income tax benefit (expense), depreciation, amortization, impairment charges, stock-based compensation expense, and stock option expense. Adjusted EBITDA may assist investors in seeing financial performance through the eyes of management, and may provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in the industry.
Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. There are a number of limitations related to the use of Adjusted EBITDA compared to Net Income (Loss), the closest comparable U.S. GAAP measure. Some of these limitations are that:
Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation expense and stock option expense, which have been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, significant recurring expenses in the business and an important part of the compensation strategy; and
Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain recurring, non-cash charges such as depreciation of fixed assets, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and impairment charges related to these long-lived assets, and, although these are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future.
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