Q3 2021 Revenue Nearly Doubles Year-over-Year to Reach New All-Time High, Driven by Agent Growth of 82%
Company Declares Cash Dividend for Q4 2021 of $0.04 per Share of Common Stock
eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), (or the “Company“), the holding company for eXp Realty, Virbela, and SUCCESS Enterprises, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2021 and announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for Q4 2021 on Oct. 26, 2021. The dividend is expected to be paid on Nov. 29, 2021 to shareholders of record on Nov. 15, 2021.
Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-ago Quarter:
Revenue increased 97% to a record $1.1 billion.
Gross profit increased 70% to $79.5 million.
Net income increased 60% to $23.8 million, which included a $12.9 million income tax provision benefit. Earnings per diluted share increased 50% to $0.15.
Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 6% to $23.1 million.
As of Sept. 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents totaled $98.1 million, compared to $91.9 million as of Sept. 30, 2020. The Company repurchased approximately $53.2 million of common stock during the third quarter of 2021.
The Company paid a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2021 of $0.04 per share of common stock on Aug. 30, 2021.
“Our global community of real estate professionals continued to expand significantly in the third quarter, indicating our agent-centric model is increasingly resonating throughout the world,” said Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman and CEO of eXp World Holdings. “As we scale, our teams are equipped with value-added resources to unleash new methods of virtual collaboration and productivity. Being hyper-focused on feedback from our growing network of agents enables our successful entry into new verticals and markets.”
“Similarly, we are preparing to launch our residential lending joint venture, SUCCESS Lending, with Kind Lending across several key markets. Building upon technology-driven efficiencies, community values and leveraging expert loan officers and top eXp agents, we aim to create a unique mortgage solution that provides a better homebuying experience. Our focus on innovation and commitment to our agents, translates to sustainable growth of our businesses,” concluded Sanford.
“The unique value proposition of our cloud-based brokerage model continues to attract a significant number of top performing agents to the eXp platform, as reflected by the record $1.1 billion in revenue we reported for the third quarter,” said Jeff Whiteside, CFO and Chief Collaboration Officer of eXp World Holdings.
“The continued success of our core U.S. eXp Realty business has enabled us to invest and accelerate global expansion, scale our emerging commercial business, continue our stock buyback program and to declare another cash dividend payout in the fourth quarter to shareholders. As we look ahead, we will continue making strategic investments in technologies that focus on enhancing our agents’ capabilities, which will further differentiate eXp and drive long-term growth of our business.”
Third Quarter 2021 Operational Highlights as Compared to the Same Year-ago Quarter:
Agents and brokers on the eXp Realty platform increased 82% to 65,269.
Residential transaction sides closed increased 72% to 130,029.
Residential transaction volume increased 97% to $46.6 billion.
eXp Realty expanded into two new international locations in the third quarter of 2021, including Panama and Germany.
Established SUCCESS Lending, LLC, a residential lending joint venture with Kind Lending, LLC, and gained approval to launch the platform in Colorado, Illinois and Tennessee.
eXp Realty ended the third quarter of 2021 with a global Net Promoter Score of 69, a measure of agent satisfaction, through the Company’s intense focus on the agent experience.
Third Quarter 2021 Results – Virtual Fireside Chat
The Company will hold a virtual fireside chat and investor Q&A with eXp World Holdings Founder and CEO Glenn Sanford, CFO Jeff Whiteside and eXp Realty CEO Jason Gesing on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m. ET. Justin Ages, Equity Research Analyst at Berenberg Capital Markets LLC, will moderate the discussion.
The investor Q&A is open to investors, current shareholders and anyone interested in learning more about eXp World Holdings and its companies.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: EXPI Campus. Join at expworldholdings.com/contact/download.
About eXp World Holdings, Inc.
eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty, Virbela and SUCCESS Enterprises.
eXp Realty is the fastest-growing real estate tech company in the world with more than 67,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama and Germany, and continues to scale internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings provides real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity awards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of brokerage and real estate tech solutions, including its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, an immersive 3D platform that is deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.
For more information, please visit expworldholdings.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, this press release includes references to Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure and may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies. It is presented to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the company’s financial performance and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
The company’s Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information about financial performance, enhances the overall understanding of past performance and future prospects, and allows for greater transparency with respect to a key metric used by management for financial and operational decision-making. Adjusted EBITDA helps identify underlying trends in the business that otherwise could be masked by the effect of the expenses that are excluded in Adjusted EBITDA. In particular, the company believes the exclusion of stock and stock option expenses, provides a useful supplemental measure in evaluating the performance of operations and provides better transparency into results of operations.
The company defines the non-U.S. GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA to mean net income (loss), excluding other income (expense), income tax benefit (expense), depreciation, amortization, impairment charges, stock-based compensation expense, and stock option expense. Adjusted EBITDA may assist investors in seeing financial performance through the eyes of management, and may provide an additional tool for investors to use in comparing core financial performance over multiple periods with other companies in the industry.
Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. There are a number of limitations related to the use of Adjusted EBITDA compared to Net Income (Loss), the closest comparable U.S. GAAP measure. Some of these limitations are that:
Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation expense and stock option expense, which have been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, significant recurring expenses in the business and an important part of the compensation strategy; and
Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain recurring, non-cash charges such as depreciation of fixed assets, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and impairment charges related to these long-lived assets, and although these are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future.
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