RE/MAX Holdings Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

DENVER, May 7, 2015 // PRNewswire // --

First Quarter 2015 Highlights

(Compared to the first quarter 2014 unless otherwise noted)

  • Agent count grew by 5.9% to 99,955 agents
  • Revenue grew by 5.6% to $44.2 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $18.7 million, up 17.2%
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 margin of 42.4%, up from 38.2%
  • Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share1 ("EPS") of $0.33 and $0.32, respectively
  • FX negatively impacted Q1 Adjusted EBITDA margin by 382 basis points and Adjusted basic and diluted EPS by approximately $0.04
  • Announced quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share
  • Converted six owned brokerage offices to independent franchises in April 2015

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "RE/MAX") (NYSE: RMAX), one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

"In the first quarter, we experienced our strongest quarterly agent gain since the first quarter of 2006 and we surpassed the 100,000 agent mark in April, strong proof that our agent-centric business remains a destination for quality agents," stated Dave Liniger, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of RE/MAX. "In April, we converted six owned brokerage offices to independent franchises, which demonstrates our belief in and commitment to the franchise business model. As the economy and the housing market continue to improve, we are optimistic for a successful spring buying and selling season and for our continued ability to attract productive agents to RE/MAX."

Liniger continued, "Our strong cash flow generation provides us with the flexibility to create value through our capital allocation strategy, including returning cash to shareholders, as reflected by the payment in April of the special dividend and previously doubled quarterly dividend. We will continue to focus our capital management priorities on investments in our future growth and value creation for shareholders."

First Quarter 2015 Operating Results

Agent Count

Total agent count grew by 5,570 agents to 99,955 agents or 5.9% compared to the first quarter of 2014. In the United States ("U.S."), agent count increased by 2,659 agents to 57,945 agents or 4.8%. Agent count in U.S. Company-owned and Independent regions grew by 5.7% and 3.4%, respectively. In Canada, agent count increased by 192 agents to 19,161 agents or 1.0% compared to the prior year quarter. Outside the U.S. and Canada, agent count increased by 2,719 agents to 22,849 agents or 13.5%. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company grew total agent count by 1,945 agents or 2.0% compared to December 31, 2014.

Revenue

RE/MAX generated total revenue of $44.2 million for the first quarter 2015, a 5.6% increase compared to $41.9 million in the first quarter of 2014, primarily driven by the increase in agent count.

Revenue from continuing franchise fees was $17.7 million, in-line with the prior year quarter primarily due to growth in agent count, offset by a decrease in aggregate fee revenue partly due to fee waivers for certain new agents associated with a training and recruiting program that began in the fourth quarter of 2014, slightly higher receivables and the divestiture of the Caribbean and Central America regions on January 1, 2015. The weakening of the Canadian dollar compared to the U.S. dollar also negatively impacted revenue from continuing franchise fees during the quarter.

Revenue from annual dues was $7.8 million, up $0.3 million or 3.9% compared to the prior year quarter primarily due to an increase in total agent count of 5,570 from the prior year quarter, of which 2,851 agents were located in the U.S. and Canada.

Revenue from broker fees was $6.4 million, up $0.9 million or 15.5% compared to the prior year quarter. The increase was driven by growth in agent count and increased transaction activity due in part to improving market conditions.

Franchise sales and other franchise revenue was $8.4 million, up $0.5 million or 6.5% compared to the prior year quarter driven by an increase in revenue associated with the Company's annual convention and increased office franchise sales in the U.S.

Brokerage revenue was $3.9 million, an increase of $0.7 million or 21.7% from the prior year quarter largely attributable to increased agent count and increased productivity at the owned brokerage offices. Subsequent to the end of the first quarter of 2015, the Company sold six of its twenty-one owned brokerage offices to an existing RE/MAX franchisee. The six offices have 270 agents and are located in Maryland and Virginia.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses were $28.9 million in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of $0.3 million or 1.2% compared to the prior year quarter. Selling, operating and administrative expenses were $25.1 million, down $0.2 million or 0.9% from the prior year quarter. Selling, operating and administrative expenses were 56.7% of revenue in the first quarter compared to 60.4% in the prior year quarter. The reduction in operating expenses was primarily due to lower personnel expense, lower event related expenses, and slightly lower depreciation expense compared to the prior year quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA was $18.7 million for the first quarter of 2015, up $2.8 million or 17.2% from the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 42.4% for the first quarter of 2015 compared to 38.2% in the prior year quarter, driven by higher revenue and lower operating expenses. This was offset by the continued weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar and the effect of foreign currency transaction losses primarily related to cash held in Canadian dollars, which decreased Adjusted EBITDA margin by approximately $2.0 million or 382 basis points for the first quarter of 2015 and $0.9 million or 170 basis points in the prior year quarter. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income is included in Table 5.

Net Income

Reported net income was $9.1 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $1.3 million or 17.1% compared to the prior year quarter. The increase was primarily due to higher operating income, partially offset by higher foreign currency transaction losses and a higher provision for income taxes.

Adjusted net income2 was $9.7 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of $1.6 million or 19.3% compared to the prior year quarter. Adjusted basic and diluted EPS were $0.33 and $0.32 for the first quarter of 2015, respectively, compared to $0.28 and $0.27 for the prior year quarter, respectively. The weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar negatively impacted both Adjusted basic and diluted EPS by approximately $0.04 in the first quarter of 2015 and by approximately $0.01 and $0.02, respectively, in the first quarter of 2014.

Net income attributable to RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. was $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2015. This amount excludes net income attributable to the non-controlling interest. Reported basic and diluted EPS attributable to RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. were $0.23 and $0.22, respectively. Refer to Table 1 for the share counts used in the calculation of basic and diluted EPS attributable to RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP").

The ownership structure used to calculate Adjusted basic and diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2015 assumes RE/MAX owning 100% of RMCO, LLC ("RMCO"). The weighted average ownership RE/MAX had of RMCO was 39.99% for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Refer to Table 6 for a reconciliation of Adjusted net income to net income and the share counts used in the Adjusted basic and diluted EPS calculations.

Foreign Exchange

In the first quarter of 2015, RE/MAX repatriated substantially all of its cash held in Canadian dollars. The total amount moved was approximately $26.0 million Canadian, or $20.9 million U.S. Fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Canadian dollar and the U.S. dollar prior to this repatriation negatively impacted the Company's first quarter results by approximately $1.4 million. Going forward the Company plans to repatriate cash generated by its Canadian operations to the U.S. on a monthly basis in order to minimize the impact of mark-to-market gains and losses it has experienced in recent quarters.

Balance Sheet

As of March 31, 2015, the Company had a cash balance of $114.5 million, an increase of $7.3 million from December 31, 2014. The Company made a $7.3 million excess cash flow payment on its term loan in March 2015. As announced on March 11, 2015, RE/MAX doubled its quarterly dividend to $0.125 per share and declared a special cash dividend of $1.50 per share. The aggregate payment for the special dividend, paid on April 8, 2015, was approximately $44.5 million and was funded through existing cash. The Company had $203.3 million of term loans outstanding, net of unamortized discount as of March 31, 2015, down from $211.7 million as of December 31, 2014.

Dividend

The Company's Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, which is payable on June 4, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 21, 2015.

Outlook

Based on the Company's performance through the first three months of this year and the sale of six of its owned brokerage offices in April of this year, RE/MAX is providing the following outlook for its second quarter and its full-year 2015:

Second Quarter 2015 Outlook:

  • Agent count is estimated to increase by 4.5% to 5% over second quarter 2014;
  • Revenue is estimated to increase by 2.5% to 3.5% over second quarter 2014 after adjusting for the sale of the six owned brokerage offices;
  • Selling, operating and administrative expenses are estimated to be 47% to 49% of second quarter 2015 revenue; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin is estimated to be in the 52% to 53% range.

Full-Year 2015 Outlook:

  • Agent count is estimated to increase by 4% to 5% over 2014;
  • Revenue is estimated to increase by 1% to 2% over 2014 after adjusting for the sale of the six owned brokerage offices;
  • Selling, operating and administrative expenses are estimated to be 50% to 52% of 2015 revenue;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin is estimated to be in the 49% to 50% range;
  • Total capital expenditures of $3.5 to $4.0 million including project related capital expenditures of $2.0 to $2.5 million; and
  • Project related operating expenditures of approximately $3.0 million.

The Company's 2015 outlook reflects an annualized estimated exchange rate of $0.78 U.S. for every $1.00 Canadian.

Basis of Presentation

Unless otherwise noted, the results presented in this press release are consolidated and exclude adjustments attributable to the non-controlling interest.

Webcast and Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call for interested parties on Friday, May 8, 2015, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties are able to access the conference call using the following dial-in numbers:

U.S.

1-877-512-8755

Canada

1-855-669-9657

International   

1-412-902-4144

Interested parties are also able to access a live webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.remax.com. Please dial-in or join the webcast 10 minutes before the start of the conference call.

A replay will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call on May 8, 2015 through May 22, 2015, by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (U.S.), 1-855-669-9658 (Canada) or 1-412-317-0088 (International) and entering the pass code 10064556. An archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for a limited time as well.

About the RE/MAX Network

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by David and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "plan," "outlook," "project" and other similar words and expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's outlook for the second quarter and full fiscal year, including expectations regarding agent count and Adjusted EBITDA margins for its second quarter and full fiscal year, the Company's optimism for a successful spring buying and selling season, the Company's plan that it will repatriate cash generated by its Canadian operations to the U.S. on a regular basis, as well as other statements regarding the Company's strategic and operational plans. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, (1) changes in business and economic activity in general, (2) changes in the real estate market, including changes due to interest rates and availability of financing, (3) the Company's ability to attract and retain quality franchisees, (4) the Company's franchisees' ability to recruit and retain agents, (5) changes in laws and regulations that may affect the Company's business or the real estate market, (6) failure to maintain, protect and enhance the RE/MAX brand, (7) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, as well as those risks and uncertainties described in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation" in the most recent Annual Report or Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and similar disclosures in subsequent reports filed with the SEC, which are available on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.remax.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Except as required by law, the Company does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect future events or circumstances.

1 Non-GAAP measures. See Table 5 for a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA. See Table 6 for a reconciliation of Adjusted net income and Adjusted EPS to net income. See the end of this press release for a definition of Non-GAAP measures.

2 Non-GAAP measure. Adjusted net income measure assumes RE/MAX owns 100% of RMCO. As of March 31, 2015 RE/MAX actually owned 40.42% of RMCO. See Table 6 for a reconciliation of Adjusted net income and Adjusted EPS to net income. See the end of this press release for a definition of Non-GAAP measures.

 

TABLE 1

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
 

2015

      

2014

 

Revenue:

   

Continuing franchise fees

$

17,660

   

$

17,704

 

Annual dues

 

7,802

     

7,506

 

Broker fees

 

6,420

     

5,558

 

Franchise sales and other franchise revenue

 

8,426

     

7,909

 

Brokerage revenue

 

3,899

     

3,203

 

Total revenue

 

44,207

     

41,880

 

Operating expenses:

             

Selling, operating and administrative expenses

 

25,071

     

25,287

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,811

     

3,938

 

Loss (gain) on sale or disposition of assets, net

 

2

     

(1)

 

Total operating expenses

 

28,884

     

29,224

 

Operating income

 

15,323

     

12,656

 

Other expenses, net:

             

Interest expense

 

(2,809)

     

(2,466)

 

Interest income

 

67

     

81

 

Foreign currency transaction losses

 

(1,421)

     

(529)

 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

(94)

     

-

 

Equity in earnings (losses) of investees

 

212

     

(59)

 

Total other expenses, net

 

(4,045)

     

(2,973)

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

11,278

     

9,683

 

Provision for income taxes

 

(2,148)

     

(1,885)

 

Net income

$

9,130

   

$

7,798

 

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interest

 

6,379

     

5,390

 

Net income attributable to RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

$

2,751

   

$

2,408

 
               

Net income attributable to RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. per share of Class A common stock

             

Basic

$

0.23

   

$

0.21

 

Diluted

$

0.22

   

$

0.20

 

Weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding

             

Basic

 

11,817,605

     

11,607,971

 

Diluted

 

12,293,505

     

12,254,474

 

Cash dividends declared per share of Class A common stock

$

1.6250

   

$

0.0625

 

 

TABLE 2

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
 

March 31,2015

   

December 31, 2014

 

Assets

             

Current assets:

             

Cash and cash equivalents

$

114,546

   

$

107,199

 

Escrow cash - restricted

 

75

     

693

 

Accounts and notes receivable, current portion, less allowances of $4,831 and $4,495, respectively

 

18,259

     

16,641

 

Accounts receivable from affiliates

 

-

     

231

 

Income taxes receivable

 

1,214

     

765

 

Assets held for sale

 

1,179

     

-

 

Other current assets

 

3,674

     

5,237

 

 Total current assets

 

138,947

     

130,766

 

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $19,495 and $19,993, respectively

 

2,788

     

2,661

 

Franchise agreements, net of accumulated amortization of $90,721 and $87,330, respectively

 

72,114

     

75,505

 

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $8,705 and $8,550, respectively

 

2,859

     

2,725

 

Goodwill

 

72,169

     

72,463

 

Deferred tax assets, net

 

66,392

     

66,903

 

Investments in equity method investees

 

3,698

     

3,693

 

Debt issuance costs, net

 

1,756

     

1,896

 

Other assets

 

1,779

     

1,715

 

 Total assets

$

362,502

   

$

358,327

 

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

             

Current liabilities:

             

Accounts payable

$

1,052

   

$

561

 

Accounts payable to affiliates

 

1,186

     

1,114

 

Escrow liabilities

 

75

     

693

 

Accrued liabilities

 

8,218

     

9,380

 

Income taxes and tax distributions payable

 

92

     

189

 

Dividends and other distributions payable

 

50,213

     

-

 

Deferred revenue and deposits

 

18,401

     

17,142

 

Current portion of debt

 

12,725

     

9,460

 

Current portion of payable pursuant to tax receivable agreements

 

3,914

     

3,914

 

Liabilities held for sale

 

1,743

     

-

 

Other current liabilities

 

340

     

211

 

 Total current liabilities

 

97,959

     

42,664

 

Debt, net of current portion

 

190,605

     

202,213

 

Payable pursuant to tax receivable agreements, net of current portion

 

63,504

     

63,504

 

Deferred tax liabilities, net

 

178

     

190

 

Other liabilities, net of current portion

 

10,458

     

10,473

 

 Total liabilities

 

362,704

     

319,044

 

Commitments and contingencies

             

Stockholders' (deficit) equity:

             

Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, 180,000,000 shares authorized; 12,031,609 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2015; 11,768,041 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014

 

1

     

1

 

Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, 1,000 shares authorized; 1 share issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

 

-

     

-

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

244,078

     

241,882

 

(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings

 

(4,591)

     

12,041

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

353

     

886

 

Total stockholders' equity attributable to RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

 

239,841

     

254,810

 

Non-controlling interest

 

(240,043)

     

(215,527)

 

 Total stockholders' (deficit) equity

 

(202)

     

39,283

 

 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

362,502

   

$

358,327

 

 

TABLE 3

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
 

2015

   

2014

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

             

Net income

$

9,130

   

$

7,798

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

             

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,811

     

3,938

 

Bad debt expense

 

205

     

201

 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

94

     

-

 

Equity-based compensation

 

142

     

258

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

97

     

89

 

Other

 

683

     

650

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

             

Accounts and notes receivable, current portion

 

(2,121)

     

(1,898)

 

Advances from/to affiliates

 

326

     

72

 

Other current and noncurrent assets

 

1,128

     

1,304

 

Other current and noncurrent liabilities

 

(626)

     

(333)

 

Deferred revenue and deposits

 

1,550

     

416

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

14,419

     

12,495

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

             

Purchases of property, equipment and software

 

(335)

     

(452)

 

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

10

     

-

 

Capitalization of trademark costs

 

(23)

     

(25)

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(348)

     

(477)

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

             

Payments on debt

 

(7,840)

     

(575)

 

Debt amendment costs

 

(555)

     

-

 

Distributions to non-controlling unitholders

 

(65)

     

(2,552)

 

Payments on capital lease obligations

 

(71)

     

(54)

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

937

     

-

 

Excess tax benefit realized on exercise of stock options

 

1,105

     

-

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(6,489)

     

(3,181)

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(235)

     

(43)

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

7,347

     

8,794

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

 

107,199

     

88,375

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

114,546

   

$

97,169

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

             

Cash paid for interest and for debt amendment costs

$

2,712

   

$

2,324

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

846

     

1,097

 

Schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:

             

Capital leases for property and equipment

$

412

   

$

18

 

Increase in accounts payable for capitalization of trademark costs and purchases of property and equipment

 

148

     

60

 

Distributions payable to non-controlling unitholders

 

30,830

     

6,100

 

Dividends payable to Class A common stockholders

 

19,383

     

725

 

Increase in accounts and notes receivables from exercise of stock options

 

12

     

-

 

 

TABLE 4

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

Agent Count

(Unaudited)

 
   

As of

   

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

   

2015

 

2014

 

2014

 

2014

 

2014

 

2013

Agent Count:

                                   

U.S.

                                   

Company-owned regions 

   

35,845

   

35,299

   

35,377

   

34,686

   

33,911

   

33,416

Independent regions

   

22,100

   

21,806

   

21,804

   

21,576

   

21,375

   

21,075

U.S. Total

   

57,945

   

57,105

   

57,181

   

56,262

   

55,286

   

54,491

Canada

                                   

Company-owned regions

   

6,327

   

6,261

   

6,258

   

6,212

   

6,117

   

6,084

Independent regions

   

12,834

   

12,779

   

12,849

   

12,818

   

12,852

   

12,838

Canada Total

   

19,161

   

19,040

   

19,107

   

19,030

   

18,969

   

18,922

Outside U.S. and Canada

                                   

Company-owned regions (1)

   

-

   

328

   

312

   

301

   

323

   

338

Independent regions (1)

   

22,849

   

21,537

   

21,047

   

20,496

   

19,807

   

19,477

Outside U.S. and Canada Total

   

22,849

   

21,865

   

21,359

   

20,797

   

20,130

   

19,815

Total

   

99,955

   

98,010

   

97,647

   

96,089

   

94,385

   

93,228

Net change in agent count compared to the prior period

   

1,945

   

363

   

1,558

   

1,704

   

1,157

   

497

 

   

(1)

As of March 31, 2015, Independent Regions outside of the U.S. and Canada include 328 agents in the Caribbean and Central America regions which converted from Company-owned Regions to Independent Regions in connection with the divestiture of the Caribbean and Central America regions during the first quarter of 2015. 

 

TABLE 5

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation to Net Income

(Amounts in thousands, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
 

2015

   

2014

 

Consolidated:

             

Net income (1)

$

9,130

   

$

7,798

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,811

     

3,938

 

Interest expense

 

2,809

     

2,466

 

Interest income

 

(67)

     

(81)

 

Provision for income taxes

 

2,148

     

1,885

 

EBITDA

 

17,831

     

16,006

 

Gain on sale or disposition of assets and sublease (2)

 

(43)

     

(178)

 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt (3)

 

94

     

-

 

Non-cash straight-line rent expense (4)

 

231

     

147

 

Non-recurring severance and other related expenses (5)

 

451

     

-

 

Acquisition integration and professional fees expense (6)

 

183

     

18

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

18,747

   

$

15,993

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

42.4

%

   

38.2

%

               

FX impact on Adjusted EBITDA

             

Foreign currency transaction losses

$

1,421

   

$

529

 

FX impact on operating income

 

572

     

362

 

Adjusted EBITDA adjusted for FX

$

20,740

   

$

16,884

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin adjusted for FX (7)

 

46.2

%

   

39.9

%

 

   

(1)

Consolidated net income excludes all adjustments associated with the non-controlling interest and presents the results of operations as if all outstanding common units of RMCO were exchanged for or converted into shares of the Company's Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis for the entire period presented.

(2)

Represents losses (gains) on the sale or disposition of assets as well as the losses (gains) on the sublease of a portion of the Company's corporate headquarters office building.

(3)

Represents losses incurred on early extinguishment of debt on the Company's 2013 Senior Secured Credit Facility for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

(4)

Represents the non-cash charge to appropriately record rent expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease agreement taking into consideration escalation in monthly cash payments.

(5)

Represents non-recurring severance and other related expenses recognized for certain employees who were terminated during the three months ended March 31, 2015.

(6)

Acquisition integration and professional fees expense include fees incurred in connection with the Company's acquisitions of certain assets of HBN, Inc. and Tails, Inc. in October 2013. Costs include legal, accounting and advisory fees as well as consulting fees for integration services.

(7)

Revenue adjusted for the impact of foreign exchange and used to calculate the Adjusted EBITDA margin adjusted for FX is equal to $44.9 million and $42.3 million for the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

TABLE 6

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share(1)

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
 

2015

   

2014

 

Consolidated:

                

Net income

$

9,130

   

$

7,798

 

Amortization of franchise agreements

 

3,391

     

3,391

 

Non-controlling interest income tax expense & RE/MAX Holdings tax provision

 

2,148

     

1,885

 

Add-backs:

             

Gain on sale or disposition of assets and sublease (2)

 

(43)

     

(178)

 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt (3)

 

94

     

-

 

Non-cash straight-line rent expense (4)

 

231

     

147

 

Non-recurring severance and other related expenses (5)

 

451

     

-

 

Acquisition integration and professional fees expense (6)

 

183

     

18

 

Adjusted pre-tax net income

 

15,585

     

13,061

 

Less: Provision for income taxes at 38%

 

(5,922)

     

(4,963)

 

Adjusted net income

$

9,663

   

$

8,098

 
               

Total basic pro forma shares outstanding

 

29,552,205

     

29,342,571

 

Total diluted pro forma shares outstanding

 

30,028,105

     

29,989,074

 
               

Adjusted net income basic earnings per share:

$

0.33

   

$

0.28

 

Adjusted net income diluted earnings per share:

$

0.32

   

$

0.27

 

 

   

(1)

Excludes all adjustments associated with the non-controlling interest and presents the results of operations as if all outstanding common units of RMCO were exchanged for or converted into shares of the Company's Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis for the entire period presented.

(2)

Represents losses (gains) on the sale or disposition of assets as well as the losses (gains) on the sublease of a portion of the Company's corporate headquarters office building.

(3)

Represents losses incurred on early extinguishment of debt on the Company's 2013 Senior Secured Credit Facility for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

(4)

Represents the non-cash charge to appropriately record rent expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease agreement taking into consideration escalation in monthly cash payments.

(5)

Represents non-recurring severance and other related expenses recognized for certain employees who were terminated during the three months ended March 31, 2015.

(6)

Acquisition integration and professional fees expense include fees incurred in connection with the Company's acquisitions of certain assets of HBN, Inc. and Tails, Inc. in October 2013. Costs include legal, accounting and advisory fees as well as consulting fees for integration services.

 

TABLE 7

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

Pro Forma Shares Outstanding

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 
 

2015

   

2014

 

Total basic weighted average shares outstanding:

             

Weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding

 

11,817,605

     

11,607,971

 

Remaining equivalent weighted average shares of stock outstanding on a pro forma basis assuming RE/MAX Holdings owned 100% of RMCO

 

17,734,600

     

17,734,600

 

Total basic pro forma weighted average shares outstanding

 

29,552,205

     

29,342,571

 
               

Total diluted weighted average shares outstanding:

             

Weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding

 

11,817,605

     

11,607,971

 

Remaining equivalent weighted average shares of stock outstanding on a pro forma basis assuming RE/MAX Holdings owned 100% of RMCO

 

17,734,600

     

17,734,600

 

Dilutive effect of stock options(1)

 

458,992

     

602,217

 

Dilutive effect of unvested restricted stock units(1)

 

16,908

     

44,286

 

Total diluted pro forma weighted average shares outstanding

 

30,028,105

     

29,989,074

 

 

   

(1)

In accordance with the treasury stock method

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The SEC has adopted rules to regulate the use in filings with the SEC and in public disclosures of financial measures that are not in accordance with U.S. GAAP, such as Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income and the ratios related thereto. These measures are derived on the basis of methodologies other than in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

RE/MAX defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA (consolidated net income before depreciation and amortization, interest expense, net and the provision for income taxes, each of which is presented in the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this press release), adjusted for the impact of the following items that the Company does not consider representative of the Company's ongoing operating performance: loss or gain on sale or disposition of assets and sublease, loss on early extinguishment of debt, non-cash straight-line rent expense, non-recurring severance and other related expenses and acquisition integration and professional fees expense. During the third quarter of 2014, the Company revised its definition of Adjusted EBITDA to no longer adjust for recurring equity-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA in prior periods has been revised to reflect this change for consistency of presentation. During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company revised its definition of Adjusted EBITDA to adjust for non-recurring severance and other related expenses.

RE/MAX defines Adjusted net income as net income, excluding the impact of amortization expense related to the Company's franchise agreements, non-controlling interest income tax expense and RE/MAX Holdings tax provision, loss or gain on sale or disposition of assets and sublease, loss on early extinguishment of debt, non-cash straight-line rent expense, non-recurring severance and other related expenses, and acquisition integration and professional fees expense, but reflects income taxes and is presented as if all outstanding common units of RMCO were exchanged for or converted into shares of the Company's Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis. Assuming the full exchange and conversion, all income of RMCO is treated as if it were allocated to RE/MAX, and the adjusted provision for income taxes represents an estimate of income tax expense at an effective rate reflecting assumed federal, state, and local income tax rates. The estimated effective tax rate was 38%.

Because Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income omit certain non-cash items and other non-recurring cash charges or other items, the Company feels that these metrics are less susceptible to variances that affect the Company's operating performance resulting from depreciation, amortization and other non-cash and non-recurring cash charges or other items and is more reflective of other factors that affect the Company's operating performance. The Company presents Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income because it believes the metrics are useful as supplemental measures in evaluating the performance of the Company's operating businesses and provide greater transparency into the Company's results of operations. The Company's management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of their business.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing the results the Company reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • these measures do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company's working capital needs;
  • these measures do 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 these measures do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on the Company's debt;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company's income tax expense or the cash requirements to pay the Company's taxes;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the cash requirements to pay dividends to shareholders of the Company's Class A common stock and tax and other cash distributions to non-controlling unitholders;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the cash requirements to pay RIHI, Inc. and Weston Presidio, L.P. pursuant to the tax receivable agreements entered into at the time of the IPO; and
  • other companies may calculate these measures differently, so they may not be comparable.

With respect to the Company's outlook with respect to Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter and the full fiscal year 2015, the Company is not able to provide a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to U.S. GAAP because it does not provide specific guidance for the various reconciling non-cash items and other non-recurring cash and non-cash charges, such as loss or gain on sale or disposition of assets and sublease and loss on early extinguishment of debt, among others. Certain items that impact these measures have not yet occurred, are out of the Company's control or cannot be reasonably predicted, and as a result, reconciliation of these non-GAAP guidance measures to U.S. GAAP is not available without unreasonable effort.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/remax-holdings-reports-first-quarter-2015-results-300079299.html.

SOURCE RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.

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