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Realogy Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

MADISON, N.J., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

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"In the third quarter of 2019, we leveraged the strength of Realogy's size, scale and brands to grow our agent base, launch three new high impact products, and introduce two new high-quality lead generation programs," said Ryan Schneider, Realogy's chief executive officer and president. "We are energized by our new products and partnerships, which we believe will win more listings, attract more agents and franchisees, and drive growth."

"We delivered Operating EBITDA, generated positive free cash flow, reduced debt, and executed new cost efficiency programs which will generate incremental savings in 2019 and 2020," said Charlotte Simonelli, Realogy's executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. "We are positioning Realogy for improving financial and operational performance and remain resolute in our goal to reduce leverage."

Third Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Generated Revenue of $1.6 billion.
  • Reported a net loss of $70 million, driven by a $180 million impairment at NRT, and Adjusted net income of $74 million (See Table 1a).
  • Generated Operating EBITDA of $223 million (See Table 4a).
  • Tracking to achieve $70 million of realized cost savings with 80% of the actions already completed. Through Q3 2019, $44 million of the $70 million in cost savings have been realized.
  • Generated Free Cash Flow of $174 million during the third quarter (See Table 6).
  • Reduced net debt by $163 million from June 30, 2019 (See Table 7b).
  • Continued moderation in commission split pressure, up only 47 basis points year-over-year.
  • Grew the NRT agent base by approximately 3% year-to-date to 51,600 in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Executed three new high impact product launches with RealSure, RealVitalize and Exclusive Look.
  • Expanded high-quality lead generation opportunities with the Realogy Military Rewards program and a partnership with AARP that will launch in Q1 2020.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

The following table sets forth Realogy's financial highlights for the periods presented (in millions, except per share data) (unaudited):


Three Months Ended September 30,


2019


2018


 Change


% Change

Revenue

$

1,629


$

1,676


$

(47)


(3)

%

Operating EBITDA 1

$

223


$

242


$

(19)


(8)

%

Net (Loss) Income

$

(70)


$

103


$

(173)


(168)

%

Adjusted Net Income 2

$

74


$

104


$

(30)


(29)

%

(Loss) Earnings Per Share

$

(0.61)


$

0.84


$

(1.45)


(173)

%

Adjusted Earnings per Share 2

$

0.65


$

0.85


$

(0.20)


(24)

%

Free Cash Flow 3

$

174


$

194


$

(20)


(10)

%

Net Cash provided by operating activities

$

174


$

215


$

(41)


(19)

%









Select Key Drivers








RFG 4 5








Closed homesale sides

299,937


308,917




(3)

%

Average homesale price

$

314,984


$

305,398




3

%

NRT 5








Closed homesale sides

92,399


94,241




(2)

%

Average homesale price

$

509,425


$

513,403




(1)

%

Cartus








Initiations

39,589


42,718




(7)

%

Referrals

25,085


24,769




1

%

TRG








Purchase title and closing units

41,619


43,836




(5)

%

Refinance title and closing units

8,014


4,264




88

%


Footnotes:

1  See Table 4a. Operating EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net (other than relocation services interest for securitization assets and securitization obligations), income taxes, and other items that are not core to the operating activities of the Company such as restructuring charges, former parent legacy items, gains or losses on the early extinguishment of debt, impairments, gains or losses on discontinued operations and gains or losses on the sale of investments or other assets.

2  See Table 1a. Adjusted net income (loss) is defined as net income (loss) before mark-to-market interest rate swap adjustments, former parent legacy items, restructuring charges, (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt, impairments and the tax effect of the foregoing adjustments.

See Table 6.  Free Cash Flow is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Realogy before income tax expense (benefit), net of payments, net interest expense, cash interest payments, depreciation and amortization, capital expenditures, restructuring costs and former parent legacy costs (benefits), net of payments, impairments, (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt, working capital adjustments and relocation receivables (assets), net of change in securitization obligations.

Includes all franchisees except for NRT.

The Company's combined homesale transaction volume (transaction sides multiplied by average sale price) decreased 1% compared with the third quarter of 2018.  The decline was primarily driven by the intense competitive environment as well as our geographic concentration. For reference, the National Association of Realtors reported that homesale transaction volume increased 6% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to 2018.

Looking Ahead

Based on what the Company knows today and subject to macro uncertainty, we expect Operating EBITDA to be at the lower end of our previous guidance of $590 to $610 million for full year 2019.  This guidance is based on us having around 5% volume growth in the fourth quarter with better balance between NRT and RFG.  We expect to be below NAR's current fourth quarter transaction volume growth forecast of 13%.

Balance Sheet and Capital Allocation

The Company ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $266 million.  Total corporate debt, including the short-term portion, net of cash and cash equivalents (net corporate debt), totaled $3.3 billion at September 30, 2019.  The Company's Net Debt Leverage Ratio was 5.2 times at September 30, 2019. The Net Debt Leverage Ratio is net corporate debt divided by EBITDA, as defined by the Senior Secured Credit Facility, for the four-quarter period ended September 30, 2019.

During the third quarter of 2019, Realogy Group used cash on hand to repurchase $93 million of its 4.875% Senior Notes at an aggregate purchase price of $83 million, plus accrued interest to the repurchase date.  In conjunction with the repurchase, the Company recorded a gain on the early extinguishment of debt of $10 million.

The Company's Board of Directors decided that, effective immediately, it will no longer pay a quarterly cash dividend. The change in the dividend policy will accelerate deleveraging and support ongoing investment in the business. 

The Company expects to prioritize investing in its business and reducing leverage over other potential uses of cash until it is able to reduce its Consolidated Leverage Ratio (as defined under the indenture governing the Company's 9.375% Senior Notes) to below 4.00 to 1.00 (see footnote b to Table 7b). 

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

Investor Conference Call

Today, November 7, at 8:30 a.m. (ET), Realogy will hold a conference call via webcast to review its Q3 2019 results. The webcast will be hosted by Ryan Schneider, chief executive officer and president, and Charlotte Simonelli, chief financial officer, and will conclude with an investor Q&A period with management.

Investors may access the conference call live via webcast at ir.realogy.com 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. (RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the U.S. that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today's consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Climb Real Estate®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus®, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs®, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. Realogy's fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage, and title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy's affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 110,400 independent sales agents in 112 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

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", "potential" 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 in the forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to: adverse developments or the absence of sustained improvement in general business, economic or political conditions or the U.S. residential real estate markets, either regionally or nationally, including but not limited to a decline or a lack of improvement in the number of homesales, stagnant or declining home prices or a reduction in the affordability of housing, increasing mortgage rates and/or constraints on the availability of mortgage financing, insufficient or excessive home inventory levels by market and price point, a lack of improvement or deceleration in the building of new housing and/or irregular timing or volume of new development closings, the potential negative impact of certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the "2017 Tax Act") on home values over time in states with high property, sales and state and local income taxes or on homeownership rates, and/or the impact of recessions, slow economic growth, or a deterioration in other economic factors that particularly impact the residential real estate market and the business segments in which we operate whether broadly or by geography and price segments; the impact of increased competition in the industry and for the affiliation of independent sales agents on our results of operations and market share; our ability to successfully develop or procure technology that supports our business strategy; continuing pressure on the share of gross commission income paid by our company owned brokerages and affiliated franchisees to affiliated independent sales agents and sales agent teams; our geographic and high-end market concentration; our inability to enter into franchise agreements with new franchisees or renew existing franchise agreements at current contractual royalty rates without increasing the amount and prevalence of sales incentives; the lack of revenue growth or declining profitability of our franchisees and company owned brokerage operations or declines in other revenue streams, such as third-party listing fees; negative industry or business trends (including further declines in our market capitalization) may have a further impact on our valuation of goodwill and intangibles; the extent of the negative impact of the discontinuation of the USAA program in the third quarter of 2019 on our future revenues and profits derived from affinity program referrals from our Broker Network (including revenue to Cartus, RFG and NRT); the loss of another significant affinity client or multiple significant relocation clients or changes in corporate relocation practices resulting in fewer employee relocations, reduced relocation benefits and/or increasing competition in corporate relocation; an increase in the experienced claims losses of our title underwriter; our failure or alleged failure to comply with laws, regulations and regulatory interpretations and any changes or stricter interpretations of any of the foregoing (whether through private litigation or governmental action), including but not limited to (i) state or federal employment laws or regulations that would require reclassification of independent contractor sales agents to employee status, (ii) privacy or data security laws and regulations, (iii) the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) or other federal or state consumer protection or similar laws and (iv) antitrust laws and regulations; risks relating to our ability to return capital to stockholders including, among other risks, the restrictions contained in our debt agreements, in particular the indenture governing our 9.375% Senior Notes due 2027; risks associated with our substantial indebtedness and interest obligations and restrictions contained in our debt agreements, including risks relating to having to dedicate a significant portion of our cash flows from operations to service our debt and risks relating to our ability to refinance or repay our indebtedness or incur additional indebtedness; and risks and growing costs related to both cybersecurity threats to our data and customer, franchisee, employee and independent sales agent data, as well as those related to our compliance with the growing number of laws, regulations and other requirements related to the protection of personal information.

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 on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, 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. 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 except as required 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, 7a and 8 for definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures and Tables 1a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6, 7a and 7b for reconciliations of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP terms.

Because of the forward-looking nature of the Company's forecasted non-GAAP financial measures, specific quantifications of the amounts that would be required to reconcile forecasted Operating EBITDA to forecasted net income are not readily determinable.  The Company believes that there is a degree of volatility with respect to certain of the Company's GAAP measures which preclude the Company from providing accurate forecasted GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations.  Based on the above, the Company believes that providing estimates of the amounts that would be required to reconcile the range of the non-GAAP measures to forecasted GAAP measures would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors for the reasons identified above.

Investor Contacts:

Media Contacts:

Alicia Swift

Trey Sarten

(973) 407-4669

(973) 407-2162

alicia.swift@realogy.com

trey.sarten@realogy.com



Danielle Kloeblen

Elliott Frieder

(973) 407-2148

(973) 407-5236

danielle.kloeblen@realogy.com

elliott.frieder@realogy.com

 

 

Table 1

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenues








Gross commission income

$

1,201


$

1,246


$

3,310


$

3,536

Service revenue

269


268


710


728

Franchise fees

108


109


290


302

Other

51


53


168


159

Net revenues

1,629


1,676


4,478


4,725

Expenses








Commission and other agent-related costs

875


902


2,405


2,556

Operating

388


387


1,158


1,171

Marketing

64


63


202


199

General and administrative

85


80


262


244

Former parent legacy cost, net

1



1


Restructuring costs, net

11


9


32


45

Impairments

183



186


Depreciation and amortization

50


49


149


146

Interest expense, net

66


41


210


120

(Gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt

(10)



(5)


7

Total expenses

1,713


1,531


4,600


4,488

(Loss) income before income taxes, equity in (earnings)
losses and noncontrolling interests

(84)


145


(122)


237

Income tax (benefit) expense

(8)


40


(9)


73

Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated entities

(7)


1


(15)


3

Net (loss) income

(69)


104


(98)


161

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(1)


(1)


(2)


(2)

Net (loss) income attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(70)


$

103


$

(100)


$

159









(Loss) earnings per share attributable to Realogy Holdings:








Basic (loss) earnings per share

$

(0.61)


$

0.84


$

(0.88)


$

1.26

Diluted (loss) earnings per share

$

(0.61)


$

0.83


$

(0.88)


$

1.25

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





Basic

114.3


122.7


114.2


126.5

Diluted

114.3


123.6


114.2


127.6

 

 

Table 1a

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION

ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

(In millions, except per share data)


We present Adjusted net income and Adjusted earnings 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 income is defined by us as net (loss) income 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 as a result of initiatives currently in progress; (d) the (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt that results from refinancing and deleveraging debt initiatives; (e) impairments and (f) the tax effect of the foregoing adjustments.  The gross amounts for these items as well as the adjustment for income taxes are shown in the table below.


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


Set forth in the table below is a reconciliation of Net (loss) income to Adjusted net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018:



Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net (loss) income attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(70)


$

103


$

(100)


$

159

Addback:








Mark-to-market interest rate swap losses (gains)

12


(7)


50


(19)

Former parent legacy cost, net

1



1


Restructuring costs, net

11


9


32


45

Impairments (a)

183



186


(Gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt

(10)



(5)


7

Adjustments for tax effect (b)

(53)


(1)


(71)


(9)

Adjusted net income attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

74


$

104


$

93


$

183









(Loss) earnings per share:








Basic (loss) earnings per share:

$

(0.61)


$

0.84


$

(0.88)


$

1.26

Diluted (loss) earnings per share:

$

(0.61)


$

0.83


$

(0.88)


$

1.25









Adjusted earnings per share:








Adjusted basic earnings per share:

$

0.65


$

0.85


$

0.81


$

1.45

Adjusted diluted earnings per share:

$

0.65


$

0.84


$

0.81


$

1.43









Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:





Basic:

114.3


122.7


114.2


126.5

Diluted:

114.3


123.6


114.2


127.6

_______________

(a)  Impairments for the three months ended September 30, 2019 includes a goodwill impairment charge of $180 million which reduced goodwill at NRT.

(b)  Reflects tax effect of adjustments at the Company's blended state and federal statutory rate.

 

 

Table 2

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except share data)

(Unaudited)



September 30,
2019


December 31,
2018

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

266


$

225

Restricted cash

12


13

Trade receivables (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $12 and $9)

155


146

Relocation receivables

268


231

Other current assets

161


153

Total current assets

862


768

Property and equipment, net

315


304

Operating lease assets, net

538


Goodwill

3,532


3,712

Trademarks

749


749

Franchise agreements, net

1,176


1,227

Other intangibles, net

232


254

Other non-current assets

313


276

Total assets

$

7,717


$

7,290





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

145


$

147

Securitization obligations

228


231

Current portion of long-term debt

304


748

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

129


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

412


401

Total current liabilities

1,218


1,527

Long-term debt

3,221


2,800

Long-term operating lease liabilities

471


Deferred income taxes

374


389

Other non-current liabilities

250


259

Total liabilities

5,534


4,975

Commitments and contingencies




Equity:




Realogy Holdings preferred stock: $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized,
none issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018


Realogy Holdings common stock: $0.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized,
114,335,466 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and 114,620,499
shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018

1


1

Additional paid-in capital

4,837


4,869

Accumulated deficit

(2,607)


(2,507)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(52)


(52)

Total stockholders' equity

2,179


2,311

Noncontrolling interests

4


4

Total equity

2,183


2,315

Total liabilities and equity

$

7,717


$

7,290

 

 

Table 3a

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

2019 vs. 2018 KEY DRIVERS




Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2019


2018


% Change


2019


2018


% Change

RFG (a)













Closed homesale sides


299,937



308,917



(3)

%


803,976



846,185



(5)

%

Average homesale price


$

314,984



$

305,398



3

%


$

312,224



$

304,482



3

%

Average homesale broker commission rate


2.47

%


2.47

%


 bps


2.47

%


2.48

%


(1)

 bps

Net royalty per side


$

329



$

322



2

%


$

323



$

324



%

NRT













Closed homesale sides


92,399



94,241



(2)

%


248,092



261,083



(5)

%

Average homesale price


$

509,425



$

513,403



(1)

%


$

522,050



$

525,738



(1)

%

Average homesale broker commission rate


2.41

%


2.44

%


(3)

 bps


2.41

%


2.44

%


(3)

 bps

Gross commission income per side


$

13,000



$

13,227



(2)

%


$

13,343



$

13,545



(1)

%

Cartus













Initiations


39,589



42,718



(7)

%


128,659



133,901



(4)

%

Referrals


25,085



24,769



1

%


64,105



65,857



(3)

%

TRG













Purchase title and closing units


41,619



43,836



(5)

%


111,865



121,766



(8)

%

Refinance title and closing units


8,014



4,264



88

%


17,295



14,456



20

%

Average fee per closing unit


$

2,288



$

2,229



3

%


$

2,308



$

2,231



3

%

_______________

(a)  Includes all franchisees except for NRT.

 

 

Table 3b

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

2018 KEY DRIVERS




Quarter Ended


Year Ended



March 31,
2018


June 30,
2018


September 30,
2018


December 31,
2018


December 31,
2018

RFG (a)











Closed homesale sides


223,990



313,278



308,917



257,672



1,103,857


Average homesale price


$

292,580



$

312,087



$

305,398



$

301,345



$

303,750


Average homesale broker commission rate


2.50

%


2.48

%


2.47

%


2.47

%


2.48

%

Net royalty per side


$

310



$

336



$

322



$

317



$

323


NRT











Closed homesale sides


66,097



100,745



94,241



75,723



336,806


Average homesale price


$

525,020



$

537,748



$

513,403



$

515,452



$

523,426


Average homesale broker commission rate


2.45

%


2.43

%


2.44

%


2.42

%


2.43

%

Gross commission income per side


$

13,666



$

13,804



$

13,227



$

13,162



$

13,458


Cartus











Initiations


37,953



53,230



42,718



37,541



171,442


Referrals


15,526



25,562



24,769



18,641



84,498


TRG











Purchase title and closing units


31,741



46,189



43,836



35,462



157,228


Refinance title and closing units


5,410



4,782



4,264



4,039



18,495


Average fee per closing unit


$

2,161



$

2,282



$

2,229



$

2,227



$

2,230


_______________

(a)  Includes all franchisees except for NRT.

 

 

Table 4a

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - OPERATING EBITDA

THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 AND 2018

(In millions)


Set forth in the tables below is a reconciliation of Net (loss) income to Operating EBITDA for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018:



Three Months Ended September 30,


2019


2018

Net (loss) income attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(70)


$

103

Income tax (benefit) expense

(8)


40

(Loss) income before income taxes

(78)


143

Add:  Depreciation and amortization

50


49

Interest expense, net

66


41

Restructuring costs, net (a)

11


9

Impairments (b)

183


Former parent legacy cost, net (c)

1


Gain on the early extinguishment of debt (c)

(10)


Operating EBITDA

$

223


$

242

 

The following table reflects Revenue, Operating EBITDA and Operating EBITDA margin by reportable segments:



Revenues (d)


$ Change


%
Change


Operating
EBITDA


$
Change


%
Change


Operating
EBITDA Margin


Change


2019


2018




2019


2018




2019


2018


RFG

$

216


$

221


$

(5)


(2)

%


$

153


$

161


$

(8)


(5)

%


71

%


73

%


(2)

NRT

1,222


1,268


(46)


(4)



31


43


(12)


(28)



3



3



Cartus

103


108


(5)


(5)



34


39


(5)


(13)



33



36



(3)

TRG

170


162


8


5



31


20


11


55



18



12



6

Corporate and Other

(82)


(83)


1


*



(26)


(21)


(5)


*








Total Company

$

1,629


$

1,676


$

(47)


(3)

%


$

223


$

242


$

(19)


(8)

%


14

%


14

%


 

The following table reflects RFG and NRT results before the intercompany royalties and marketing fees, as well as on a combined basis to show the Operating EBITDA contribution of these business units to the overall Operating EBITDA of the Company:



Revenues


$
Change


%
Change


Operating
EBITDA


$
Change


%
Change


Operating
EBITDA Margin


Change


2019


2018




2019


2018




2019


2018


RFG (e)

$

134


$

138


(4)


(3)

%


$

71


$

78


(7)


(9)

%


53

%


57

%


(4)

NRT (e)

1,222


1,268


(46)


(4)




113



126


(13)


(10)



9



10



(1)

RFG and NRT Combined

$

1,356


$

1,406


(50)


(4)

%


$

184


$

204


(20)


(10)

%


14

%


15

%


(1)

 

_______________

 *     not meaningful.

(a)  Restructuring charges incurred for the three months ended September 30, 2019 include $1 million at RFG, $8 million at NRT, $1 million at Cartus and $1 million at Corporate and Other.  Restructuring charges incurred for the three months ended September 30, 2018 include $1 million at RFG and $8 million at NRT.

(b)  Impairments for the three months ended September 30, 2019 includes a goodwill impairment charge of $180 million which reduced goodwill at NRT and $3 million of other impairment charges related to lease asset impairments.

(c)  Former parent legacy items and gain on the early extinguishment of debt is recorded in the Corporate and Other section.

(d)  Includes the elimination of transactions between segments, which consists of intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by NRT of $82 million and $83 million during the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

(e)  The RFG and NRT segment numbers noted above do not reflect the impact of intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by NRT to RFG of $82 million and $83 million during the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

 

Table 4b

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - OPERATING EBITDA

NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 AND 2018

(In millions)


Set forth in the tables below is a reconciliation of Net (loss) income to Operating EBITDA for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018:



Nine Months Ended September 30,


2019


2018

Net (loss) income attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(100)


$

159

Income tax (benefit) expense

(9)


73

(Loss) income before income taxes

(109)


232

Add:  Depreciation and amortization (a)

149


148

Interest expense, net

210


120

Restructuring costs, net (b)

32


45

Impairments (c)

186


Former parent legacy costs, net (d)

1


(Gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt (d)

(5)


7

Operating EBITDA

$

464


$

552

 

The following table reflects Revenue, Operating EBITDA and Operating EBITDA margin by reportable segments:



Revenues (e)


$ Change


%
Change


Operating
EBITDA


$ Change


% Change


Operating
EBITDA Margin


Change


2019


2018




2019


2018




2019


2018


RFG

$

613


$

634


$

(21)


(3)

%


$

406


$

439


$

(33)


(8)

%


66

%


69

%


(3)

NRT

3,369


3,593


(224)


(6)



16


59


(43)


(73)





2



(2)

Cartus

276


292


(16)


(5)



63


72


(9)


(13)



23



25



(2)

TRG

444


444





54


45


9


20



12



10



2

Corporate and Other

(224)


(238)


14


*



(75)


(63)


(12)


*








Total Company

$

4,478


$

4,725


$

(247)


(5)

%


$

464


$

552


$

(88)


(16)

%


10

%


12

%


(2)

 

The following table reflects RFG and NRT results before the intercompany royalties and marketing fees, as well as on a combined basis to show the Operating EBITDA contribution of these business units to the overall Operating EBITDA of the Company:



Revenues


$
Change


%
Change


Operating
EBITDA


$
Change


%
Change


Operating
EBITDA Margin


Change


2019


2018




2019


2018




2019


2018


RFG (f)

$

389


$

396


(7)


(2)

%


$

182


$

201


(19)


(9)

%


47

%


51

%


(4)

NRT (f)

3,369


3,593


(224)


(6)



240


297


(57)


(19)



7



8



(1)

RFG and NRT Combined

$

3,758


$

3,989


(231)


(6)

%


$

422


$

498


(76)


(15)

%


11

%


12

%


(1)

 

_______________

 *     not meaningful.

(a)  Depreciation and amortization for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 includes $2 million of amortization expense related to Guaranteed Rate Affinity's purchase accounting included in the "Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated entities" line on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

(b)  Restructuring charges incurred for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 include $1 million at RFG, $18 million at NRT, $5 million at Cartus, $2 million at TRG and $6 million at Corporate and Other.  Restructuring charges incurred for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 include $3 million at RFG, $29 million at NRT, $9 million at Cartus, $2 million at TRG and $2 million at Corporate and Other.

(c)  Impairments for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 includes a goodwill impairment charge of $180 million which reduced goodwill at NRT and $6 million of other impairment charges primarily related to lease asset impairments.

(d)  Former parent legacy items and (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt is recorded in the Corporate and Other segment.

(e)  Includes the elimination of transactions between segments, which consists of intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by NRT of $224 million and $238 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

(f)  The RFG and NRT segment numbers noted above do not reflect the impact of intercompany royalties and marketing fees paid by NRT to RFG of $224 million and $238 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


 

 

Table 5a

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

SELECTED 2019 FINANCIAL DATA

(In millions) 



Three Months Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


2019


2019


2019

Net revenues (a)






Real Estate Franchise Services

$

163


$

234


$

216

Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

816


1,331


1,222

Relocation Services

76


97


103

Title and Settlement Services

114


160


170

Corporate and Other

(55)


(87)


(82)

Total Company

$

1,114


$

1,735


$

1,629







Operating EBITDA






Real Estate Franchise Services

$

90


$

163


$

153

Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

(62)


47


31

Relocation Services

2


27


34

Title and Settlement Services

(9)


32


31

Corporate and Other

(25)


(24)


(26)

Total Company

$

(4)


$

245


$

223







Non-GAAP Reconciliation - Operating EBITDA






Total Company Operating EBITDA

$

(4)


$

245


$

223







Less: Depreciation and amortization

49


50


50

Interest expense, net

63


81


66

Income tax (benefit) expense

(35)


34


(8)

Restructuring costs, net (b)

12


9


11

Impairments (c)

1


2


183

Former parent legacy costs, net (d)



1

Loss (gain) on the early extinguishment of debt (d)

5



(10)

Net income (loss) attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(99)


$

69


$

(70)

_______________

(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 $55 million, $87 million and $82 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019, respectively.  Such amounts are eliminated through the Corporate and Other line.

Revenues for the Relocation Services segment include $7 million, $11 million and $11 million intercompany referral commissions paid by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment during the three months ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019, respectively.  Such amounts are recorded as contra-revenues by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment.

(b)  Includes restructuring charges broken down by business unit as follows:

 


Three Months Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


2019


2019


2019

Real Estate Franchise Services

$


$


$

1

Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

4


6


8

Relocation Services

3


1


1

Title and Settlement Services

1


1


Corporate and Other

4


1


1

Total Company

$

12


$

9


$

11


(c)  Impairments for the three months ended September 30, 2019 includes a goodwill impairment charge of $180 million which reduced goodwill at NRT and $1 million, $2 million and $3 million of other impairment charges primarily related to lease asset impairments incurred for the three months ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019, respectively.

(d)  Former parent legacy items and loss (gain) on the early extinguishment of debt is recorded in the Corporate and Other segment.

 

 

Table 5b

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

SELECTED 2018 FINANCIAL DATA

(In millions)



Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2018


2018


2018


2018


2018

Net revenues (a)










Real Estate Franchise Services

$

176


$

237


$

221


$

186


$

820

Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

917


1,408


1,268


1,014


4,607

Relocation Services

79


105


108


86


378

Title and Settlement Services

120


162


162


136


580

Corporate and Other

(63)


(92)


(83)


(68)


(306)

Total Company

$

1,229


$

1,820


$

1,676


$

1,354


$

6,079











Operating EBITDA










Real Estate Franchise Services

$

105


$

173


$

161


$

125


$

564

Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

(45)


61


43


(15)


44

Relocation Services

(1)


34


39


14


86

Title and Settlement Services

(6)


31


20


4


49

Corporate and Other

(19)


(23)


(21)


(22)


(85)

Total Company

$

34


$

276


$

242


$

106


$

658











Non-GAAP Reconciliation - Operating EBITDA










Total Company Operating EBITDA

$

34


$

276


$

242


$

106


$

658











Less: Depreciation and amortization (b)

50


49


49


49


197

Interest expense, net

33


46


41


70


190

Income tax (benefit) expense

(19)


52


40


(8)


65

Restructuring costs, net (c)

30


6


9


13


58

Former parent legacy cost, net (d)




4


4

Loss on the early extinguishment of debt (d)

7





7

Net income (loss) attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(67)


$

123


$

103


$

(22)


$

137

_______________

(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 $63 million, $92 million, $83 million and $68 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018, respectively.  Such amounts are eliminated through the Corporate and Other line.

Revenues for the Relocation Services segment include $8 million, $12 million, $10 million and $9 million of intercompany referral commissions paid by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment during the three months ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018, respectively.  Such amounts are recorded as contra-revenues by the Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services segment.

(b)  Depreciation and amortization for the three months ended March 31, 2018 includes $2 million of amortization expense related to our mortgage origination joint venture Guaranteed Rate Affinity's purchase accounting included in the "Equity in losses (earnings) of unconsolidated entities" line on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

(c)  Includes restructuring charges broken down by business unit as follows:

 


Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,


June 30,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2018


2018


2018


2018


2018

Real Estate Franchise Services

$

2


$


$

1


$


$

3

Company Owned Real Estate Brokerage Services

17


4


8


8


37

Relocation Services

8


1



2


11

Title and Settlement Services

1


1



2


4

Corporate and Other

2




1


3

Total Company

$

30


$

6


$

9


$

13


$

58


(d)  Former parent legacy items and loss on the early extinguishment of debt are recorded in the Corporate and Other segment.

 

 

Table 6

REALOGY HOLDINGS CORP.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - FREE CASH FLOW

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 AND 2018

(In millions)


A reconciliation of net (loss) income attributable to Realogy Holdings to Free Cash Flow is set forth in the following table:



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net (loss) income attributable to Realogy Holdings

$

(70)


$

103


$

(100)


$

159

Income tax (benefit) expense, net of payments

(9)


38


(16)


63

Interest expense, net

66


41


210


120

Cash interest payments

(31)


(31)


(130)


(118)

Depreciation and amortization

50


49


149


146

Capital expenditures

(24)


(24)


(78)


(73)

Restructuring costs and former parent legacy items, net of payments

2


4



20

Impairments

183



186


(Gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt

(10)



(5)


7

Working capital adjustments

(28)


9


(26)


(62)

Relocation receivables (assets), net of securitization obligations

45


5


(41)


(42)

Free Cash Flow

$

174


$

194


$

149


$

220

 

A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to Free Cash Flow is set forth in the following table:



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


2019


2018


2019


2018

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

174


$

215


$

230


$

224

Property and equipment additions

(24)


(24)


(78)


(73)

Net change in securitization

24


3


(3)


70

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents




(1)

Free Cash Flow

$

174


$

194


$

149


$

220









Net cash used in investing activities

$

(24)


$

(15)


$

(86)


$

(60)

Net cash used in financing activities

$

(150)


$

(202)


$

(104)


$

(160)

 

 

Table 7a

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - SENIOR SECURED LEVERAGE RATIO

FOR THE FOUR-QUARTER PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

(In millions)


The senior secured leverage ratio is tested quarterly and may not exceed 4.75 to 1.00 pursuant to the terms of the senior secured credit facilities*.  The senior secured leverage ratio is measured by dividing Realogy Group LLC's total senior secured net debt by the trailing four quarters EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as those terms are defined in the senior secured credit facilities.  Total senior secured net debt does not include unsecured indebtedness, including the Unsecured Notes*, or the securitization obligations.  EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as defined in the senior secured credit facilities, includes adjustments to Operating EBITDA for non-cash charges and incremental securitization interest costs, as well as pro forma cost savings for restructuring initiatives, the pro forma effect of business optimization initiatives and the pro forma effect of acquisitions and new franchisees, in each case calculated as of the beginning of the trailing four-quarter period.  The Company was in compliance with the senior secured leverage ratio covenant at September 30, 2019 with a ratio of 3.00 to 1.00.


A reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to Realogy Group to Operating EBITDA and EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as those terms are defined in the senior secured credit facilities for the four-quarter period ended September 30, 2019 is set forth in the following table:





Less


Equals


Plus


Equals


Year Ended


Nine Months
Ended


Three Months
Ended


Nine Months
Ended


Twelve Months
Ended


December 31,
2018


September 30,
2018


December 31,
2018


September 30,
2019


September 30,
2019

Net income (loss) attributable to Realogy Group (a)

$

137


$

159


$

(22)


$

(100)


$

(122)

Income tax expense (benefit)

65


73


(8)


(9)


(17)

Income (loss) before income taxes

202


232


(30)


(109)


(139)

Depreciation and amortization (b)

197


148


49


149


198

Interest expense, net

190


120


70


210


280

Restructuring costs, net

58


45


13


32


45

Impairments




186


186

Former parent legacy cost, net

4



4


1


5

Loss (gain) on the early extinguishment of debt

7


7



(5)


(5)

Operating EBITDA (c)

658


552


106


464


570

Bank covenant adjustments:



Pro forma effect of business optimization initiatives (d)


30

Non-cash charges (e)


38

Pro forma effect of acquisitions and new franchisees (f)


2

Incremental securitization interest costs (g)


3

EBITDA as defined by the Senior Secured Credit Agreement


$

643

Total senior secured net debt (h)


$

1,931

Senior secured leverage ratio


3.00 x

_______________

(a)  Net income (loss) attributable to Realogy consists of:  (i) loss of $22 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, (ii) loss of $99 million for the first quarter of 2019 (iii) income of $69 million for the second quarter of 2019 and (iv) loss of $70 million for the third quarter of 2019.

(b)  Depreciation and amortization for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the first quarter of 2018 includes $2 million of amortization expense related to Guaranteed Rate Affinity's purchase accounting included in the "Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated entities" line on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations during those periods.

(c)  Operating EBITDA consists of:  (i) $106 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, (ii) negative $4 million for the first quarter of 2019, (iii) $245 million for the second quarter of 2019 and (iv) $223 million for the third quarter of 2019.

(d)  Represents the four-quarter pro forma effect of business optimization initiatives.

(e)  Represents the elimination of non-cash expenses including $34 million of stock-based compensation expense, $2 million for the change in the allowance for doubtful accounts and notes reserves and $2 million of other items for the four-quarter period ended September 30, 2019.

(f)  Represents the estimated impact of acquisitions and franchise sales activity, net of brokerages that exited our franchise system as if these changes had occurred on October 1, 2018.  Franchisee sales activity is comprised of new franchise agreements as well as growth through acquisitions and independent sales agent recruitment by existing franchisees with our assistance.  We have made a number of assumptions in calculating such estimates and there can be no assurance that we would have generated the projected levels of Operating EBITDA had we owned the acquired entities or entered into the franchise contracts as of October 1, 2018.

(g)  Incremental borrowing costs incurred as a result of the securitization facilities refinancing for the four-quarter period ended September 30, 2019.

(h)  Represents total borrowings under the senior secured credit facilities and borrowings secured by a first priority lien on our assets of $2,048 million plus $32 million of finance lease obligations less $149 million of readily available cash as of September 30, 2019.  Pursuant to the terms of our senior secured credit facilities, total senior secured net debt does not include our securitization obligations or unsecured indebtedness, including the Unsecured Notes.

*   Our senior secured credit facilities include the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of March 5, 2013, as amended from time to time (the "Senior Secured Credit Agreement"), and the Term Loan A Agreement dated as of October 23, 2015, as amended from time to time.  Our Unsecured Notes include our 5.25% Senior Notes due 2021, our 4.875% Senior Notes due 2023 and our 9.375% Senior Notes due 2027.

 

 

Table 7b

NET DEBT LEVERAGE RATIO

FOR THE FOUR-QUARTER PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

(In millions)


Net corporate debt (excluding securitizations) divided by EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, as those terms are defined in the senior secured credit facilities, for the four-quarter period ended September 30, 2019 (referred to as net debt leverage ratio) is set forth in the following table:




As of September 30,
2019

Revolver


$

265

Term Loan A


722

Term Loan B


1,061

5.25% Senior Notes


550

4.875% Senior Notes


407

9.375% Senior Notes


550

Finance lease obligations


32

Corporate Debt (excluding securitizations)


3,587

Less: Cash and cash equivalents


266

Net Corporate Debt (excluding securitizations)


$

3,321




EBITDA as defined by the Senior Secured Credit Agreement (a)


$

643




Net Debt Leverage Ratio (b)


5.2 x

_______________

(a)  See Table 7a for a reconciliation of Net income (loss) attributable to Realogy Group to EBITDA as defined by the Senior Secured Credit Agreement.

(b)  Net Debt Leverage Ratio is substantially similar to Consolidated Leverage Ratio (as defined under the indenture governing the 9.375% Notes), except that when the Consolidated Leverage Ratio is measured at March 31 of any given year, the calculation includes a positive $200 million seasonality adjustment to cash and cash equivalents.

 

Table 8

Non-GAAP Definitions

Adjusted net income (loss) is defined by us as net income (loss) before mark-to-market interest rate swap adjustments, former parent legacy items, restructuring charges, the (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt, impairments and the tax effect of the foregoing adjustments.  The gross amounts for these items as well as the adjustment for income taxes are presented.  Adjusted earnings (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.

Operating 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), income taxes, and other items that are not core to the operating activities of the Company such as restructuring charges, former parent legacy items, gains or losses on the early extinguishment of debt, impairments, gains or losses on discontinued operations and gains or losses on the sale of investments or other assets.  Operating EBITDA is our primary non-GAAP measure.

We present Operating EBITDA because we believe it is useful as a supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of our operating businesses and provides greater transparency into our results of operations.  Our management, including our chief operating decision maker, uses Operating EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of our business.  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 Operating 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, as well as other items that are not core to the operating activities of the Company such as restructuring charges, gains or losses on the early extinguishment of debt, former parent legacy items, impairments, gains or losses on discontinued operations and gains or losses on the sale of investments or other assets, which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to operating performance.  We further believe that Operating EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies, many of which present an Operating EBITDA measure when reporting their results.

Operating EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider Operating EBITDA either in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing our results as reported under GAAP.  Some of these limitations are:

  • this measure does not reflect changes in, or cash required for, our working capital needs;
  • this measure does 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;
  • this measure does not reflect our income tax expense or the cash requirements to pay our taxes;
  • this measure does 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 this measure does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
  • other companies may calculate this measure 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, cash interest payments, depreciation and amortization, capital expenditures, restructuring costs and former parent legacy costs (benefits), net of payments, impairments, (gain) loss on the early extinguishment of debt, working capital adjustments and relocation receivables (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.

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