LANGLEY, U.K., August 2, 2018 — Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE: TVPT) today announced its financial results for the second quarter and half year ended June 30, 2018.
Key Points (for the second quarter unless stated otherwise)
- Net revenue increased 8% to $662 million
- Net income decreased $27 million to $7 million, primarily driven by unfavorable movements on foreign currency derivative contracts; Adjusted EBITDA increased 7% to $157 million
- Travel Commerce Platform revenue increased 9% to $638 million; Technology Services revenue decreased 15% to $24 million, largely due to the sale of IGT Solutions Private Ltd. (“IGTS”) during Q2 2017
- Beyond Air revenue increased 21% to $194 million, contributing 30% of Travel Commerce Platform revenue (Q2 2017: 27%); eNett net revenue increased 82% to $81 million
- Income per share (diluted) decreased $0.23 to $0.05; Adjusted Income per Share (diluted) increased $0.01 to $0.41
- Net cash provided by operating activities increased 43% to $119 million; Free Cash Flow increased 35% to $81 million
- Reaffirming full year 2018 guidance
Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport, commented:
“Travelport has delivered a good quarter, with Travel Commerce Platform revenue up 9% and Adjusted EBITDA up 7%. Our strong performance enabled us to overcome the well-documented loss of a Pacific-based travel agency through winning new business in other regions. In fact, revenue growth accelerated across all regions in the quarter, with air market share growth in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Air revenue was up 5%, and Beyond Air revenue grew 21%, as the latter benefitted from another excellent quarter from our payments business, eNett.
Looking ahead, we remain on track to deliver our financial guidance for the full year. This is notwithstanding the likelihood of a more challenging market environment in the second half, due to recent travel demand being adversely impacted by the heatwave in Northern Europe and potential further impacts from higher jet fuel prices and tensions in global trade. Despite this and the impact of terminating our agreement with a European OTA due to their contract breach, we remain well positioned for long-term growth as we continue to invest in our key areas of differentiation, including search, merchandising and shopping, mobile enablement, payments and our industry-leading hybrid cloud architecture. Furthermore, we are on course to deliver the first wave of IATA NDC API-sourced content to our customers.”
Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.