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Expedia, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

BELLEVUE, WA April 28, 2016 Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) announced financial results today for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

All figures below exclude eLong and include the impact from acquisitions, unless otherwise noted.

Key Highlights

Room nights stayed increased 37% year-over-year, with domestic and international room nights growing 32% and 44% year-over-year, respectively.

Gross bookings increased 32% and revenue increased 42% year-over-year.

Expedia delivered $177 million of Adjusted EBITDA

, representing growth of 31% year-over-year.

Acqui sitions added approximately 13 percentage points of room night growth, 22 points of gross bookings growth and 28 points of revenue growth. The consolidation of Orbitz Worldwide and HomeAway financial results (inclusive of related deal and integration costs) added approximately 35 percentage points of Adjusted EBITDA growth.

Expedia added more than 13,000 properties to its global lodging portfolio, bringing its total property count to over 282,000 available on Expedia, Inc. sites, an increase of 23% year-over-year.

The company substantially completed the migration of the Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com websites onto the Expedia platform.

In February 2016, HomeAway completed the U.S. launch of both its traveler service fee as well as its Book with Confidence program offering enhanced traveler benefits and protections with every online booking.

Year to date, Expedia repurchased 2.9 million shares of its common stock for approximately $312 million.

Financial Summary & Operating Metrics ($ millions except per share amounts)

(excluding eLong)

Expedia, Inc.

Q1 2016

Room night growth

(2,199

) bps

18,881.5

Revenue

1,904.0

Operating income (loss)

(102.4

Adjusted net income

Adjusted EPS

Net income (loss) attributable to the Company

(121.9

Diluted EPS

Free cash flow

Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization), Adjusted net income, Adjusted EPS and Free cash flow are non-GAAP measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). Please see Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures and Tabular Reconciliations for Non-GAAP Measures on pages 13-17 herein for an explanation and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures used throughout this release.

Expedia sold its ownership interest in eLong, Inc. on May 22, 2015 and eLong is excluded from our results from that point forward. Expedia (excluding eLong) measures are non-GAAP measures as they also exclude eLong, Inc. results prior to May 22, 2015. Please see Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures and Tabular Reconciliations for Non-GAAP Measures on pages 13-17 herein for an explanation and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures. The classification of certain revenue and expense items as well as foreign exchange rates used for reporting purposes may result in immaterial differences between the above reported amounts and eLong, Inc.s standalone results.

Please refer to the Glossary in the Quarterly Results section on

Expedias investor relations website

for definitions of the business and financial terms discussed within this release

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Discussion of Results

The results include Expedia.com

(Brand Expedia), Hotels.com

, Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (Orbitz

Worldwide), Expedia

Affiliate Network (EAN), trivago GmbH (trivago

), HomeAway

, Egencia

, Travelocity

, Hotwire.com

, Wotif.com

Holdings Limited (Wotif Group), Classic Vacations

, CarRentals.com

, Expedia Local Expert

, Venere

Net SpA, Expedia

CruiseShipCenters

, AirAsia Expedia

and eLong (through May 22, 2015 unless otherwise noted), in addition to the related international points of sale.

The results include the impact of the acquisition of Travelocity in January 2015, results of AirAsia Expedia following Expedias purchase of an additional 25% equity interest in the joint venture in March 2015, results of Orbitz Worldwide following the acquisition by Expedia in September 2015, as well as results of HomeAway following the acquisition by Expedia in December 2015. Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015, the results of Orbitz for Business are reported within the Egencia segment; the results of the rest of Orbitz Worldwide are reported within the Core OTA segment as well as within unallocated overhead costs. The impact from acquisitions noted herein excludes Travelocity due to the previously implemented commercial agreement. Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are versus the first quarter of 2015.

Due to Expedias sale of its eLong ownership stake in May 2015, all discussion below refers to results for Expedia, Inc. excluding eLong unless otherwise noted.

Estimated Impact of Recent Major Acquisitions (including operating results as well as deal and integration costs)

The recently completed acquisitions by Expedia of Orbitz Worldwide and HomeAway have had significant impact on Expedias financial and operating metrics. The table below provides a summary of impacts from these two acquisitions (including deal and integration costs) on the first quarter results in order to allow for a more consistent comparison with prior periods.

($ millions)

(excluding eLong, Orbitz & HomeAway)

Q1 2015

18,882

16,108

14,273

Adjusted EBITDA*

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See pages 13-17 herein for a description and reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP measure.

Note: Some numbers may not add due to rounding. In addition to the above, reported results also include impacts from the acquisitions of AirAsia Expedia and Travelocity.

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Gross Bookings & Revenue (excluding eLong)

Gross Bookings by Segment ($ millions)

First Quarter

17,226

12,907

14,986

For the first quarter of 2016, total gross bookings increased 32% (including 2 percentage points of negative foreign exchange impact), driven primarily by 22 percentage points of inorganic impact from acquisitions, as well as growth in the Core OTA business, including strong performance at Brand Expedia and Hotels.com. Domestic gross bookings increased 38% and international gross bookings increased 22% (including a negative 5 percentage points of foreign exchange impact). International bookings totaled $6.6 billion and accounted for 35% of worldwide bookings, compared with 38% in the first quarter of 2015.

The decrease in international gross bookings mix was primarily due to the acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, which disproportionately bolstered domestic gross bookings for the first quarter of 2016.

Revenue by Segment ($ millions)

Intercompany Eliminations

For the first quarter of 2016, total revenue increased 42% (including 2 percentage points of negative foreign exchange impact), driven primarily by 28 percentage points of inorganic impact from acquisitions, growth in the Core OTA business, including strong performance at Brand Expedia, Hotels.com and EAN, as well as at trivago. Domestic revenue increased 45% and international revenue increased 38% (including a negative 1 percentage point of foreign exchange impact). International revenue equaled $789 million, representing 41% of worldwide revenue, compared to 43% in the first quarter of 2015.

The decrease in international revenue mix was primarily due to the acquisitions of Orbitz Worldwide and HomeAway, which disproportionately bolstered domestic revenue for the first quarter of 2016.

Product & Services Detail (excluding eLong)

As a percentage of total worldwide revenue in the first quarter of 2016, hotel accounted for 58%, air accounted for 11%, advertising and media accounted for 9%, HomeAway accounted for 7% and all other revenues accounted for the remaining 15%.

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Hotel revenue increased 25% in the first quarter of 2016 on a 37% increase in room nights stayed driven by the inorganic impact of acquisitions as well as the healthy growth in Hotels.com and Brand Expedia, partially offset by a 9% decrease in revenue per room night. Revenue per room night decreased primarily due to margin reductions aimed at expanding the size and availability of the global hotel supply portfolio, increased promotional activities such as growing loyalty programs, as well as a net unfavorable foreign exchange translation impact. Revenue per room night is expected to continue to decrease year-over-year in 2016. Average daily room rates (ADRs) decreased 3% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to an unfavorable foreign exchange translation impact. Acquisitions added approximately 13 percentage points of inorganic hotel revenue growth and 13 percentage points of room night growth for the quarter.

Air revenue increased 54% in the first quarter of 2016 on a 52% increase in air tickets sold, augmented by a 1% increase in revenue per ticket. Acquisitions added approximately 47 percentage points of inorganic air revenue growth and 38 percentage points of air ticket growth for the quarter.

Advertising and media revenue increased 44% in the first quarter of 2016 due to continued growth in trivago and Expedia

Media Solutions. All other revenue increased 104% in the first quarter of 2016 primarily driven by the addition of HomeAway business. Excluding HomeAway, other revenue increased 36% in the first quarter of 2016 on growth in travel insurance and car rental products.

Adjusted Expenses Expedia (excluding eLong)

Costs and Expenses

As a % of Revenue

Three months ended March 31,

Growth

in bps

Adjusted cost of revenue *

Adjusted selling and marketing *

Adjusted technology and content *

Adjusted general and administrative *

Total adjusted costs and expenses

Total depreciation

Total stock based compensation

Total costs and expenses

Adjusted Cost of Revenue

For the first quarter of 2016, total adjusted cost of revenue increased 34%, compared to the first quarter of 2015, due to $52 million more in customer operations expenses, $24 million more in data center and other costs, as well as $23 million more in credit card processing costs, primarily due to an increase in transaction volumes.

Acquisitions contributed approximately 28 percentage points of inorganic adjusted cost of revenue growth for the quarter.

Adjusted Selling and Marketing

For the first quarter of 2016, total adjusted selling and marketing expense increased 42%, compared to the first quarter of 2015, due to a $256 million or 44% increase in direct costs, including online and offline marketing expenses. Brand Expedia and trivago accounted for a majority of the organic increase in direct selling and marketing expenses in the first quarter of 2016.

For the first quarter of 2016, indirect costs increased $50 million or 37%, primarily driven by additional personnel due to an accelerated pace of hiring in the lodging supply organization. As a percentage of total adjusted selling and marketing, indirect costs represented 18% in the first quarter of 2016, down from 19% in the first quarter of 2015.

Acquisitions contributed approximately 23 percentage points of inorganic adjusted selling and marketing growth for the quarter.

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Adjusted Technology and Content

For the first quarter of 2016, total adjusted technology and content expense increased 69%, compared to the first quarter of 2015, due to $66 million more in total personnel and overhead costs, net of capitalized salary costs, as well as a $16 million increase in total direct costs. The organic increase in personnel and overhead costs was driven by key technology projects primarily in the corporate technology function and Brand Expedia, as well as a reduced rate of capitalization of software development costs. The organic increase in direct costs was driven primarily by expenditures to support the growth of our technology platforms.

Acquisitions contributed approximately 39 percentage points of inorganic adjusted technology and content growth for the quarter.

Adjusted General and Administrative

For the first quarter of 2016, total adjusted general and administrative expense increased 29%, compared to the first quarter of 2015, primarily due to a $27 million increase in personnel costs.

Acquisitions contributed approximately 17 percentage points of inorganic adjusted general and administrative expense growth for the quarter.

Depreciation Expense

Depreciation expense increased $33 million or 45% to $105 million in the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to increased expenses related to previously capitalized software development costs for completed technology projects which have been placed into service as well as investments in corporate technology infrastructure. Depreciation expense is expected to continue to increase as additional projects are completed.

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

Stock-based compensation expense increased $29 million or 116% to $54 million in the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to the acquisition of HomeAway and an increase in executive stock-based compensation.

Adjusted EBITDA*

Adjusted EBITDA by Segment ($ millions)

Unallocated Overhead Costs

Note: Some numbers may not add due to rounding. Orbitz Worldwide Adjusted EBITDA results are included in Core OTA, Egencia and Unallocated Overhead Costs in the amounts of $49 million, $2 million and ($23) million, respectively, for the first quarter of 2016.

For the first quarter of 2016, Adjusted EBITDA (excluding eLong) increased 31% compared to the first quarter of 2015. Core OTA Adjusted EBITDA increased 33% in the first quarter of 2016, driven primarily by Orbitz, Brand Expedia, Travelocity, EAN and Hotels.com, partially offset by Hotwire. Consolidation of the HomeAway and Orbitz Worldwide financial statements (including related deal and integration costs) increased first quarter 2016 Expedia (excluding eLong) Adjusted EBITDA growth by 35 percentage points.

Amortization of Intangible Assets

Consolidated amortization of intangible assets increased $65 million or 259% to $90 million in the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to amortization related to new business acquisitions, including Orbitz Worldwide and HomeAway.

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Restructuring and Related Reorganization Charges

In connection with the migration of technology platforms and centralization of technology, supply and other operations, primarily related to previously disclosed acquisitions, we recognized $30 million in restructuring and related reorganization charges, including stock-based compensation, during the three months ended March 31, 2016. Based on current plans, which are subject to change, we expect approximately $25 million of restructuring charges for the remainder of 2016 (for total 2016 charges of up to $55 million), but these could be higher should we make additional decisions throughout the year and estimates do not include any possible future acquisition integrations.

Interest and Other

Consolidated interest income decreased $2 million or 36% in the first quarter of 2016, compared to the first quarter of 2015, primarily due to lower rates of return due to the shift out of higher-yielding currencies in connection with the sale of eLong. Consolidated interest expense increased $16 million or 57% in the first quarter of 2016, primarily due to higher long-term debt balances.

Consolidated other, net was a loss of $28 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a gain of $105 million in the first quarter of 2015. The gain in the first quarter of 2015 was primarily due to a noncontrolling interest basis adjustment related to the acquisition of a majority stake in the AirAsia joint venture, as well as foreign exchange gain, while the loss for the first quarter of 2016 was primarily related to foreign exchange losses, as well as an other-than-temporary investment impairment. Expedias revenue hedging program is designed primarily to offset the book-to-stay impact on merchant hotel revenue. Expedia includes that portion of any realized gains or losses from the revenue hedging program that are included in other, net that relate to revenue recognized in the period in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA.

Income Taxes

The consolidated effective tax rate on a GAAP pre-tax loss was 29% for the first quarter of 2016, compared with an effective tax benefit on a GAAP pre-tax income of (3%) for the first quarter of 2015. The GAAP tax rate in the first quarter of 2016 was driven by the relative mix of domestic versus international pre-tax income, as well as the release of a valuation allowance related to certain foreign deferred tax assets. The GAAP rate for the first quarter of 2015 was reduced by a nontaxable remeasurement gain on the AirAsia joint venture, offset by certain foreign losses for which Expedia did not record a tax benefit. The effective tax rate on pre-tax adjusted net income (ANI) was 15% for the first quarter of 2016. The ANI rate in the first quarter of 2016 was driven by the relative mix of domestic versus international pre-tax income. The ANI rate was not meaningful for the first quarter of 2015, due to certain foreign losses for which Expedia did not record a tax benefit, which were disproportionate relative to the amount of the pretax adjusted income for the rest of the business due to seasonality.

Balance Sheet, Cash Flows and Capitalization

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments totaled $2.1 billion at March 31, 2016. For the quarter ended March 31, 2016, consolidated net cash provided by operating activities was $1.1 billion and consolidated free cash flow totaled $932 million. Both measures include $985 million from net changes in operating assets and liabilities, primarily driven by an increase in deferred merchant bookings. For the quarter ended March 31, 2016, consolidated free cash flow decreased $17 million, compared to the prior year period, primarily due to increased capital expenditures driven by investments in the corporate technology infrastructure and an increase in capitalized labor costs.

Long-term debt, net of applicable discounts and debt issuance costs, totaled $3.2 billion at March 31, 2016 consisting of $740 million in 5.0% senior notes due 2026; $494 million in 4.5% senior notes due 2024; $729 million (650 million) in 2.5% senior notes due 2022; $746 million in 5.95% senior notes due 2020 and $500 million in 7.456% senior notes due 2018. In addition, as of March 31, 2016, Expedia had a $1.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility which was essentially untapped.

At March 31, 2016, Expedia, Inc. had stock-based awards outstanding representing approximately 23 million shares of Expedia common stock, consisting of options to purchase approximately 21 million common shares with an $80.49 weighted average exercise price and weighted average remaining life of 5.3 years, and approximately 1 million restricted stock units (RSUs).

During the first quarter of 2016, Expedia, Inc. repurchased 1.7 million shares of Expedia, Inc. common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $183 million excluding transaction costs (an average of $108.34 per share). Subsequent to the end of the quarter, Expedia repurchased additional 1.2 million shares for an aggregate purchase price of $129 million excluding transaction costs (an average of $106.32 per share). As of March 31, 2016, there were approximately 9.6 million shares remaining under the February 2015 repurchase authorization.

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On March 30, 2016, Expedia, Inc. paid a quarterly dividend of $36 million ($0.24 per common share). In addition, on April 26, 2016, the Executive Committee of Expedias Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.24 per share of outstanding common stock to be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 26, 2016, with a payment date of June 16, 2016. Based on current shares outstanding, the total payment for this quarterly dividend is estimated to be approximately $36 million. Future declaration of dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the final determination of Expedias Board of Directors.

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Recent Highlights

The company substantially completed migration of the Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com websites onto the Expedia platform.

Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com now offer customers approximately 130,000 additional hotels around the world, along with broader choices for flights, vacation packages and car rentals.

Expedia.com announced integration of Wingz scheduled airport ride service

directly into its booking path.

The Brand Expedia app for iOS now offers Apple Pay and Touch ID technology

, and both the iOS and Android apps allow

Expedia+ rewards members to Pay with Points

on their bookings in the U.S.

Brand Expedia was named 2015 Online Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and MSC Cruises.

Additionally,

Expedia CruiseShipCenters

was recognized as Marketing Partner of the Year by Norwegian, Canadian Consortium Account of the Year by MSC and Canada Partner of the Year by Royal Caribbean.

Hotels.com entered into an agreement with Blackhawk Network to distribute Hotels.com gift cards

in grocery stores and other consumer retail locations, online retailers and B2B channels.

Hotwire launched post-midnight booking capabilities for same-night stays and a newly designed mobile experience for Android.

In addition, the

Hotwire iOS app also now offers Apple Pay.

EAN entered into agreements to power online hotel bookings for several international companies including Congrex Switzerland

, a leading association management expert, professional conference organizer and IATA accredited travel agency.

trivagos core European markets collectively had revenue of over 77 million, up 33%

year over year, with a contribution margin after direct marketing costs of approximately 25%.

trivagos rest of world markets had revenue of over 80 million, up 69% year-over-year

and a contribution margin of nearly 10%.

Egencia signed new agreements

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

, a leader in retail store technology;

One Call Care Management

, a leading provider in the workers compensation industry; French carpooling application

BlaBlaCar

vente-privée.com

, a leading French e-commerce website; and

Takeda

, a leading pharmaceutical company in the Asia-Pacific region. Renewals included

The J.R. Simplot Company

, an agribusiness firm, and

, a global commercial real estate and investment management services company.

Partnering with Uber and Citymapper API, Egencia now helps business travelers find their way

by giving access to different ground transportation options all from one app.

On April 28, 2016,

HomeAway announced changes to its annual subscription offering in the U.S.

, the details of which are available at

https://www.homeaway.com/info/media-center/press-releases

HomeAway updated its mobile offering

, and now provides distinct standalone traveler and owner apps tailored to each individual use case.

. Expedias property count

now stands at over 282,000 available on Expedia, Inc. sites

Expedia signed supply agreements with a number of airlines

Frontier Airlines

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

new global long-term agreement with Amadeus

to provide comprehensive technology and Global Distribution System services.

Expedia Media Solutions recognized top campaigns in creativity, innovation and results at ITB Berlin

, the worlds largest travel trade show, including

The Jordan Tourism Board

Atlantis

The Palm

AccorHotels

Israel Government Tourism Organization

Utah Office of Tourism

Expedia Media Solutions campaigns were recognized at the annual HSMAI Adrian Awards with four wins

including the Platinum Adrian Award with the

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC)

in the social media campaign category, and gold for the social networking single entry category. Media Solutions was also awarded a gold win with

VisitBritain

and a bronze win with

Dubai Tourism & Emirates

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EXPEDIA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except for per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

1,903,961

1,373,397

Costs and expenses:

Cost of revenue

(1) (2)

402,841

321,918

Selling and marketing

1,040,607

763,381

Technology and content

293,283

190,455

General and administrative

147,809

116,397

Amortization of intangible assets

89,999

25,042

Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other

Restructuring and related reorganization charges

29,803

Operating loss

(102,355

(51,001

Other income (expense):

Interest income

Interest expense

(43,960

(27,994

Other, net

(28,195

105,101

Total other income (expense), net

(68,588

82,652

Income (loss) before income taxes

(170,943

31,651

Provision for income taxes

49,139

(121,804

32,561

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

11,582

Net income (loss) attributable to Expedia, Inc.

(121,861

44,143

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Expedia, Inc. available to common stockholders:

Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share:

151,052

127,563

131,402

Dividends declared per common share

(1) Includes stock-based compensation as follows:

12,350

19,462

14,472

11,173

(2) Includes depreciation as follows:

14,495

10,581

79,701

58,627

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except per share data)

December 31,

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

2,063,329

1,676,299

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

42,804

11,324

Short-term investments

28,587

33,739

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $29,457 and $27,035

1,363,321

1,082,406

Income taxes receivable

117,956

13,805

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

180,135

158,688

Total current assets

3,796,132

2,976,261

Property and equipment, net

1,174,324

1,064,259

Long-term investments and other assets

634,983

642,802

Deferred income taxes

19,292

15,458

Intangible assets, net

2,738,961

2,793,954

Goodwill

8,026,352

7,992,941

TOTAL ASSETS

16,390,044

15,485,675

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable, merchant

1,372,340

1,329,870

Accounts payable, other

633,369

485,557

Deferred merchant bookings

3,616,584

2,337,037

Deferred revenue

293,030

235,809

Income taxes payable

53,023

68,019

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

989,614

1,469,725

Total current liabilities

6,957,960

5,926,017

3,209,491

3,183,140

526,406

473,841

Other long-term liabilities

328,994

314,432

Commitments and contingencies

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

669,984

658,478

Stockholders equity:

Common stock $.0001 par value

Authorized shares: 1,600,000

Shares issued: 221,629 and 220,383

Shares outstanding: 136,979 and 137,459

Class B common stock $.0001 par value

Authorized shares: 400,000

Shares issued and outstanding: 12,800 and 12,800

Additional paid-in capital

8,787,676

8,696,508

Treasury stock - Common stock, at cost

(4,241,931

(4,054,909

Shares: 84,650 and 82,924

Retained earnings

373,300

507,666

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(287,368

(284,894

Total Expedia, Inc. stockholders equity

4,631,700

4,864,394

Non-redeemable noncontrolling interest

65,509

65,373

Total stockholders equity

4,697,209

4,929,767

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

Operating activities:

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation of property and equipment, including internal-use software and website development

105,255

74,445

Amortization of stock-based compensation

53,965

28,886

21,886

Foreign exchange (gain) loss on cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, net

(33,707

39,665

Realized (gain) loss on foreign currency forwards

(16,907

Noncontrolling interest basis adjustment

(79,476

(3,613

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:

(267,867

(215,036

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(37,399

(23,884

42,422

73,098

Accounts payable, other, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

55,446

14,477

Tax payable/receivable, net

(119,835

(83,213

1,256,439

1,165,473

55,974

Net cash provided by operating activities

1,099,263

1,051,064

Investing activities:

Capital expenditures, including internal-use software and website development

(167,578

(102,650

Purchases of investments

(346,043

Sales and maturities of investments

129,019

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(326,088

Net settlement of foreign currency forwards

(2,102

Net cash used in investing activities

(159,235

(627,048

Financing activities:

Payment of HomeAway Convertible Notes

(400,443

Purchases of treasury stock

(187,022

(44,923

Payment of dividends to stockholders

(36,174

(22,895

Proceeds from exercise of equity awards and employee stock purchase plan

25,680

29,011

Excess tax benefit on equity awards

10,059

Withholding taxes for stock option exercises

(1,282

(13,710

Net cash used in financing activities

(603,891

(26,664

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

50,893

(64,769

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

387,030

332,583

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,402,700

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

1,735,283

Supplemental cash flow information

Cash paid for interest

52,982

53,442

Income tax payments, net

39,202

68,461

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Expedia, Inc. (excluding eLong)

Trended Metrics

(All figures in millions)

The following metrics are intended as a supplement to the financial statements found in this release and in our filings with the SEC. In the event of discrepancies between amounts in these tables and our historical financial statements, readers should rely on our filings with the SEC and financial statements in our most recent earnings release.

We intend to periodically review and refine the definition, methodology and appropriateness of each of our supplemental metrics. As a result, metrics are subject to removal and/or change, and such changes could be material.

These metrics do not include adjustments for one-time items, acquisitions, foreign exchange or other adjustments.

11,174

11,453

13,692

14,091

13,563

12,502

12,738

10,657

15,063

15,393

14,950

Gross Bookings by Geography

12,288

Gross Bookings by Agency/Merchant

10,640

Revenue by Geography

Revenue by Type

Advertising & Media

Adjusted EBITDA by Segment

Worldwide Hotel (Merchant & Agency)

Room Nights

Room Night Growth

Domestic Room Night Growth

International Room Night Growth

ADR Growth

Revenue per Night Growth

Revenue Growth

Worldwide Air (Merchant & Agency)

Tickets Sold Growth

Airfare Growth

Revenue per Ticket Growth

Notes:

The metrics above exclude eLong for all periods presented due to Expedias sale of its eLong stake on May 22, 2015.

The metrics above include Travelocity following the strategic marketing agreement launched during the fourth quarter of 2013, as well as the subsequent acquisition of Travelocity on January 23, 2015, Wotif Group following the acquisition on November 13, 2014, AirAsia Expedia following Expedias purchase of an additional 25% equity interest in the former joint venture on March 10, 2015, Orbitz Worldwide following the acquisition on September 17, 2015 and HomeAway following the acquisition on December 15, 2015.

Advertising & Media Revenue includes revenue from trivago. All trivago revenue is classified as international.

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Notes & Definitions:

: Total retail value of transactions booked for both agency and merchant transactions, recorded at the time of booking. Bookings include the total price due for travel, including taxes, fees and other charges, and are generally reduced for cancellations and refunds.

: Core Online Travel Agencies (Core OTA) segment provides a full range of travel and advertising services to our worldwide customers through a variety of brands including: Expedia.com and Hotels.com in the United States and localized Expedia.com and Hotels.com websites throughout the world, Expedia Affiliate Network, Hotwire.com, Travelocity, Venere, Wotif Group, AirAsia Expedia, CarRentals.com, and Classic Vacations. The results of Orbitz Worldwide, with the exception of Orbitz for Business, are included within the Core OTA segment.

: trivago segment generates advertising revenue primarily from sending referrals to online travel companies and travel service providers from its localized hotel metasearch websites.

: Egencia segment provides managed travel services to corporate customers worldwide. The results of Orbitz for Business are included within the Egencia segment.

: HomeAway segment provides a range of travel services for the vacation rental industry through a global portfolio of brands including: HomeAway, VRBO, VacationRentals.com and BedandBreakfsast.com.

Corporate

: Includes unallocated corporate expenses.

metrics: Reported on a stayed basis and includes both merchant and agency model hotel stays.

metrics: Reported on a booked basis and includes both merchant and agency air bookings.

Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures

Expedia, Inc. reports Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted Expenses (non-GAAP cost of revenue, non-GAAP selling and marketing, non-GAAP technology and content and non-GAAP general and administrative) and certain measures excluding eLong, Inc., all of which are supplemental measures to GAAP and are defined by the SEC as non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are among the primary metrics by which management evaluates the performance of the business and on which internal budgets are based. Management believes that investors should have access to the same set of tools that management uses to analyze our results. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS have certain limitations in that they do not take into account the impact of certain expenses to our consolidated statements of operations. We endeavor to compensate for the limitation of the non-GAAP measures presented by also providing the most directly comparable GAAP measures and descriptions of the reconciling items and adjustments to derive the non-GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS also exclude certain items related to transactional tax matters, which may ultimately be settled in cash, and we urge investors to review the detailed disclosure regarding these matters in the Management Discussion and Analysis, Legal Proceedings sections, as well as the notes to the financial statements, included in the Companys annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The definition of Adjusted Net Income was revised in the fourth quarters of 2010, 2011 and 2012 and the definition for Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization was revised in the fourth quarter of 2012 and in the first quarter of 2016. The definition of Adjusted Expenses was revised in the first quarter of 2014 and in the second quarter 2015.

is defined as operating income / (loss) plus: (1) stock-based compensation expense, including compensation expense related to certain subsidiary equity plans; (2) acquisition-related impacts, including (i) amortization of intangible assets and goodwill and intangible asset impairment, (ii) gains (losses) recognized on changes in the value of contingent consideration arrangements; and (iii) upfront consideration paid to settle employee compensation plans of the acquiree; (3) certain infrequently occurring items, including restructuring; (4) items included in Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other, which includes reserves for potential settlement of issues related to transactional taxes (e.g. hotel and excise taxes), related to court decisions and final settlements, and charges incurred, if any, for monies that may be required to be paid in advance of litigation in certain transactional tax proceedings; (5) that portion of gains (losses) on revenue hedging activities that are included in other, net that relate to revenue recognized in the period; and (6) depreciation.

The above items are excluded from our Adjusted EBITDA measure because these items are noncash in nature, or because the amount and timing of these items is unpredictable, not driven by core operating results and renders comparisons with prior periods and competitors less meaningful. We believe Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure for analysts and

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investors to evaluate our future on-going performance as this measure allows a more meaningful comparison of our performance and projected cash earnings with our historical results from prior periods and to the results of our competitors. Moreover, our management uses this measure internally to evaluate the performance of our business as a whole and our individual business segments. In addition, we believe that by excluding certain items, such as stock-based compensation and acquisition-related impacts, Adjusted EBITDA corresponds more closely to the cash operating income generated from our business and allows investors to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting the ongoing cash earnings capabilities of our business, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced. The definition for Adjusted EBITDA was revised in the fourth quarter of 2012.

generally captures all items on the statements of operations that occur in normal course operations and have been, or ultimately will be, settled in cash and is defined as net income/(loss) attributable to Expedia, Inc. plus net of tax: (1) stock-based compensation expense, including compensation expense related to equity plans of certain subsidiaries and equity-method investments; (2) acquisition-related impacts, including (i) amortization of intangible assets, including as part of equity-method investments, and goodwill and intangible asset impairment, (ii) gains (losses) recognized on changes in the value of contingent consideration arrangements, and (iii) upfront consideration paid to settle employee compensation plans of the acquiree and (iv) gains (losses) recognized on noncontrolling investment basis adjustments when we acquire controlling interests; (3) currency gains or losses on U.S. dollar denominated cash or investments held by eLong; (4) certain other infrequently occurring items, including restructuring charges; (5) items included in Legal reserves, occupancy tax and other, which includes reserves for potential settlement of issues related to transactional taxes (e.g., hotel occupancy and excise taxes), related court decisions and final settlements, and charges incurred, if any, for monies that may be required to be paid in advance of litigation in certain transactional tax proceedings, including as part of equity method investments; (6) discontinued operations; (7) the noncontrolling interest impact of the aforementioned adjustment items and (8) unrealized gains (losses) on revenue hedging activities that are included in other, net. We believe Adjusted Net Income is useful to investors because it represents Expedia, Inc.s combined results, taking into account depreciation, which management believes is an ongoing cost of doing business, but excluding the impact of certain expenses, infrequently occurring items and items not directly tied to the core operations of our businesses. The definition for adjusted net income was revised in the fourth quarters of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

is defined as Adjusted Net Income divided by adjusted weighted average shares outstanding, which include dilution from options per the treasury stock method and include all shares relating to RSUs in shares outstanding for Adjusted EPS. This differs from the GAAP method for including RSUs, which treats them on a treasury method basis. Shares outstanding for Adjusted EPS purposes are therefore higher than shares outstanding for GAAP EPS purposes. We believe Adjusted EPS is useful to investors because it represents, on a per share basis, Expedias consolidated results, taking into account depreciation, which we believe is an ongoing cost of doing business, as well as other items which are not allocated to the operating businesses such as interest expense, taxes, foreign exchange gains or losses, and minority interest, but excluding the effects of certain expenses not directly tied to the core operations of our businesses. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS have similar limitations as Adjusted EBITDA. In addition, Adjusted Net Income does not include all items that affect our net income / (loss) and net income / (loss) per share for the period. Therefore, we think it is important to evaluate these measures along with our consolidated statements of operations.

is defined as net cash flow provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Management believes Free Cash Flow is useful to investors because it represents the operating cash flow that our operating businesses generate, less capital expenditures but before taking into account other cash movements that are not directly tied to the core operations of our businesses, such as financing activities, foreign exchange or certain investing activities. Free Cash Flow has certain limitations in that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period, nor does it represent the residual cash flow for discretionary expenditures. Therefore, it is important to evaluate Free Cash Flow along with the consolidated statements of cash flows.

Adjusted Expenses (cost of revenue, selling and marketing, technology and content and general and administrative expenses)

exclude stock-based compensation related to expenses for stock options, restricted stock units and other equity compensation under applicable stock-based compensation accounting standards as well as depreciation expense. Expedia, Inc. excludes stock-based compensation and depreciation expenses from these measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses that we do not believe are necessarily reflective of our ongoing cash operating expenses and cash operating income. Moreover, because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types that companies can use when adopting applicable stock-based compensation accounting standards,

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management believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation allows investors to make meaningful comparisons between our recurring core business operating results and those of other companies, as well as providing management with an important tool for financial operational decision making and for evaluating our own recurring core business operating results over different periods of time. Exclusion of depreciation expense also allows the year-over-year comparison of expenses on a basis that is consistent with the year-over-year comparison of Adjusted EBITDA. There are certain limitations in using financial measures that do not take into account stock-based compensation and depreciation expense, including the fact that stock-based compensation is a recurring expense and a valued part of employees compensation and depreciation expense is also a recurring expense and is a direct result of previous capital investment decisions made by management. Therefore it is important to evaluate both our GAAP and non-GAAP measures. See the Notes to the Consolidated Statements of Operations for stock-based compensation and depreciation expense by line item. In addition, in the second quarter of 2015, we included an adjustment to remove operating expenses related to eLong due to our sale on May 22, 2015.

Expedia, Inc. (excluding eLong).

Expedia sold its ownership interest in eLong, Inc. on May 22, 2015. In order to allow comparison with prior periods for the ongoing Expedia businesses, Expedia, Inc. (excluding eLong) gross bookings, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted EPS, Net income (loss) attributable to the Company, Diluted EPS and free cash flow each exclude the impact of eLong.

Tabular Reconciliations for Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization)

176,552

101,763

(105,255

(74,445

(89,999

(25,042

Stock-based compensation

(53,965

(28,886

(1,974

(2,529

(18,630

(4,676

(Gain) loss on revenue hedges related to revenue recognized

(9,084

(17,186

Interest expense, net

(40,393

(22,449

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Adjusted Net Income (Loss) & Adjusted EPS

(in thousands, except per share data)

Foreign currency (gain) loss on U.S. dollar cash balances held by eLong

Unrealized (gain) loss on revenue hedges

19,148

(2,749

Other-than-temporary investment impairment

Gain on sale of asset

(11,501

(52,008

(11,041

Noncontrolling interests

(3,037

(4,654

13,513

(4,164

GAAP weighted average shares outstanding

Additional dilutive securities

Adjusted weighted average shares outstanding

155,259

GAAP earnings (loss) per share

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share

In periods for which we have an Adjusted Net Loss (i.e. three months ended March 31, 2015), GAAP basic weighted average shares outstanding and GAAP basic earnings (loss) per share is presented. In periods for which we have Adjusted Net Income (i.e. three months ended March 31, 2016), the GAAP diluted weighted average shares and diluted earnings per share is presented.

(in thousands)

Less: capital expenditures

931,685

948,414

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Adjusted Expenses (cost of revenue, selling and marketing, technology and content and general and administrative expenses)

Less: stock-based compensation

(2,679

(1,158

Less: depreciation

(14,495

(10,581

Less: eLong

(23,032

385,667

287,147

Selling and marketing expense

(8,301

(6,472

(5,720

(2,178

(34,002

Adjusted selling and marketing expense

1,026,586

720,729

Technology and content expense

(12,350

(6,784

(79,701

(58,627

(6,220

Adjusted technology and content expense

201,232

118,824

General and administrative expense

(19,462

(14,472

(5,339

(3,059

(3,566

Adjusted general and administrative expense

123,008

95,300

Expedia, Inc. (excluding eLong) measures (gross bookings, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted EPS, Net income (loss) attributable to the Company)

14,273.2

14,985.8

1,339.8

1,373.4

Adjusted net income (loss)

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Conference Call

Expedia, Inc. will webcast a conference call to discuss first quarter 2016 financial results and certain forward-looking information on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The webcast will be open to the public and available via

http://ir.expediainc.com

. Expedia, Inc. expects to maintain access to the webcast on the IR website for approximately three months subsequent to the initial broadcast.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements are based on managements expectations as of April 28, 2016 and assumptions which are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. The use of words such as intends and expects, among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. However, these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements and may include statements relating to future revenues, expenses, margins, profitability, net income / (loss), earnings per share and other measures of results of operations and the prospects for future growth of Expedia, Inc.s business.

Actual results and the timing and outcome of events may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including, among others:

an increasingly competitive global environment;

our failure to modify to our current business models and practices or adopt new business models or practices in order to compete in a dynamic industry;

changes in search engine algorithms and dynamics or other traffic-generating arrangements;

our failure to maintain and expand our relationships and contractual agreements with travel suppliers or travel distribution partners;

our failure to maintain and expand our brand awareness or increased costs to do so;

our failure to adapt to technological developments or industry trends;

risks related to our acquisitions, investments or significant commercial arrangements;

risks relating to our operations in international markets;

our failure to comply with current laws, rules and regulations, or changes to such laws, rules and regulations;

adverse application of existing tax or unclaimed property laws, rules or regulations are subject to interpretation by taxing authorities;

unfavorable amendment to existing tax laws, rules or regulations or enactment of new unfavorable laws, rules or regulations;

adverse outcomes in legal proceedings to which we are a party;

declines or disruptions in the travel industry;

risks related to payments and fraud;

fluctuations in foreign exchange rates;

volatility in our stock price;

liquidity constraints or our inability to access the capital markets when necessary or desirable;

interruption, security breaches and lack of redundancy in our information systems;

our failure to comply with governmental regulation and other legal obligations related to our processing, storage, use, disclosure and protection of personal information, payment card information and other consumer data;

our failure to retain or motivate key personnel or hire, retain and motivate qualified personnel, including senior management;

changes in control of the Company;

management and director conflicts of interest;

risks related to actions taken by our business partners and third party service providers, including failure to comply with our requirements or standards or the requirements or standards of governmental authorities, or any cessation of their operations;

risks related to the failure of counterparties to perform on financial obligations;

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risks related to our long-term indebtedness, including our failure to effectively operate our businesses due to restrictive covenants in the agreements governing our indebtedness;

our failure to protect our intellectual property and proprietary information from copying or use by others, including potential competitors;

as well as other risks detailed in our public filings with the SEC, including our quarterly report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking or other statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is the worlds largest online travel company, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes leading online travel brands, such as:

, a leading full service online travel company with localized sites in 33 countries

, a preeminent global lodging expert operating in more than 65 countries and 35 languages with its award winning Hotels.com

Rewards loyalty program

, a global travel portfolio including

ebookers

brands, and business-to-business offerings including

Orbitz Partner Network

and Orbitz for Business

Affiliate Network (EAN),

a global B2B business that powers the hotel business of leading airlines, top consumer brands, online travel agencies and thousands of other partners through its API and template solutions

, a leading online hotel search with sites in 55 countries worldwide

, a global online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, which also includes the

BedandBreakfast.com

brands, among others

, a leading corporate travel management company

, a pioneer in online travel and a leading online travel brand in the US and Canada

, a leading discount travel site that offers Hot Rate

Hotels, Hot Rate

Cars and Hot Rate

Airfares, as well as vacation packages

, the advertising sales division of Expedia, Inc. that builds media partnerships and enables brand advertisers to target a highly-qualified audience of travel consumers

, a leading portfolio of travel brands including

Wotif.co.nz

lastminute.com.au

lastminute.co.nz

travel.com.au

, a top luxury travel specialist

, a premier online car rental booking company with localized sites in 13 countries

, a provider of online and in-market concierge services, activities, experiences and ground transportation in hundreds of destinations worldwide

Venere.com

, an online hotel reservation specialist in Europe

, a provider of exceptional value and expert advice for travelers booking cruises and vacations through its network of over 220 retail travel agency franchises across North America

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www.expediainc.com

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Contacts

Investor Relations

Communications

(425) 679-3759

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ir@expedia.com

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