“This quarter we reported our highest quarterly revenue ever of more than $157 million as well as triple-digit-percent increases in transaction sales and volume, all of which are a direct result of our fantastic team of agents, brokers and staff who call eXp Realty home,” said eXp World Holdings, Inc. CEO, Chairman and Founder Glenn Sanford. “I am proud of all the great work everyone at eXp Realty is doing and it is great to see that it has translated into continued measurable, eXponential growth.”
Third Quarter 2018 Financial Summary
- Revenue increased 232 percent in the third quarter, to a record $157.2 million, compared to $47.4 million in the third quarter of 2017. This represents sequential growth of more than 20 percent, compared to $130.5 million in the second quarter of 2018.
- Gross profit grew 157 percent to $11.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $4.5 million in the third quarter of 2017.
- Net loss was $4.6 million, or $(0.08) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2018, compared to net loss of $5.3 million, or $(0.10) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017.
- Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased to $1.0 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared to ($0.9) million in the third quarter of 2017.
- Cash flow from operations increased to $6.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $2.1 million in the third quarter of 2017.
Third Quarter 2018 Consolidated Operating and Business Highlights
- The number of agents and brokers on the eXp Realty platform nearly tripled year-over-year, growing to 13,859 at the end of the third quarter of 2018 from 4,952 in the same quarter a year ago. This represents sequential growth of 17 percent, compared to 11,856 at the end of the second quarter of 2018.
- Residential transaction sides closed in the third quarter of 2018 was 23,218, an increase of 211 percent compared to 7,456 during the third quarter of 2017. This represents sequential growth of 17 percent, compared to 19,903 during the second quarter of 2018.
- Residential transaction volume closed in the third quarter of 2018 was $6.2 billion, an increase of 240 percent, compared to $1.8 billion during the third quarter of 2017. This represents sequential growth of 17 percent, compared to $5.3 billion during the second quarter of 2018.
- Founder Glenn Sanford won a 2018 Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Broker Owner.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, this press release includes references to Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure. We view Adjusted EBITDA as an operating performance measure and, as such, we believe that the GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to it is net income (loss). We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income excluding interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, and stock based compensation. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides us an important measure of operating performance and enhances comparability while providing investors with useful insight into the underlying trends of the business. Our use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and this measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP, as the excluded items may have significant effects on our operating results and financial condition. Additionally, our measure of Adjusted EBITDA may differ from other companies’ measure of Adjusted EBITDA. When evaluating our performance, Adjusted EBITDA should be considered with other financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net income and other GAAP results. In the future, we may disclose different non-GAAP financial measures in order to help our investors and others more meaningfully evaluate and compare our future results of operations to our previously reported results of operations.
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About eXp World Holdings
eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty, LLC, the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America. eXp Realty (exprealty.com) is changing the way that agents, brokers and consumers work together in an adaptive, sustainable environment. As the leading, national, cloud-based real estate brokerage, eXp Realty provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its virtual campus environment. It is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerage firms in North America with more than 14,000 agents in 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings, Inc. uniquely offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn company stock for production and contributions to overall company growth.
For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.eXpRealty.com.
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